The best Christmas gifts for compers to buy

Are you wondering what to put on your Christmas list this year – or what you could buy for family and friends? There are several ‘purchase necessary’ promotions around at the moment that would make great Christmas presents, with the added benefit that they give you the chance to win a prize!

With most of these products you can keep the receipt, order number or neck collar to enter the competition yourself – then gift the product!

I like entering purchase-necessary promotions because they tend to get far fewer entries than free prize draws, meaning they are easier to win! If you enjoy this type of competition, check my tips for winning on-pack promotions and my Compers Shopping List

You might also like my round up of 2022 advent Calendars that give you the chance to win prizes!

Here’s my top Christmas picks for 2022…

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Buffalo Trace bourbon whisky

Buy a bottle of Buffalo Trace with a promotional Movember neck collar and you could instantly win an ultimate outdoor adventure, BBQ, Greene King vouchers, an Old-Fashioned kit or Movember prizes when you enter your unique code online.

Find out more at winwithbuffalotrace.co.uk – enter before 31 December 2022.

If you like buying whisky as gifts, there are also prize promotions on Bunnahabhain at the Whisky Shop (ends 6 Dec), Deanstons at the Whisky Shop (ends 1 Dec) and Grants (ends 4 Dec) – plus keep an eye on the Master of Malt blog for new promotions!


Monopoly World Tour game

Buy the Monopoly World Tour game from any stockist, then download the tour planner and complete it, including your desired destinations. Then take a photo of your planner sheet, and upload it when you compete the online entry form. Keep hold of your receipt as it may be required to validate your win. One random entrant will win an amazing £25,000 holiday package for a family of four!

Note that some games do have competition stickers onto the boxes, but it’s OK to buy a game without a sticker – it’s only the receipt that’s important! The Entertainer currently has the game at 25% off, for £22.49

Find out more at monopolyworldtour.co.uk – and enter before 28 February 2023.


Jurassic World Toys

Buy any toy from the Jurassic World range at The Entertainer, and then complete the online entry form with your receipt (or online order) number. One random winner will win a family trip to Universal Studios in Florida! The cheapest products are only £2 or £3, and make perfect stocking fillers.

Enter to win on The Entertainer website before 24 December 2022.


The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

Buy the Botanist Islay Dry Gin at Sainsbury’s (in store or online) and use your Nectar Card in the same transaction for automatic entry into a prize draw to win a foraging trip to the island of Islay, or ten runners up prizes of a magnum bottle of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin.

Check T&Cs on the Nectar website – closing date is 13 December 2022.


LG OLED TVs

If you’ve got a big gift budget, buy a new LG OLED TV for a chance to win thousands of prizes! Every entry goes into a prize draw to win one of three pairs of 12-month Club Wembley Football Memberships – but you can also win one of these prizes instantly in a winning moments format promotion:

  • 10 x LG QP5 Soundbar
  • 10 x XBOX Series X consoles
  • 7 x Signed England Shirt
  • 250 x £75 England Store Vouchers
  • 5 x LG RP4 bluetooth speaker
  • 10 x LG UFP9 earbuds
  • 250 x £30 England Store Vouchers
  • 1,100 x £15 England Store Vouchers
  • 385 x LG PL2 bluetooth speaker

To enter, you must buy the TV before 29 November 2022 and register your purchase at www.lgbringthestadiumhome.com before 10 January 2023. See T&Cs for participating retailers and TV models!


‘One Last Secret’ book

Pre-order ‘One Last Secret’ by Adele Parks in paperback from your favourite online bookseller and add your order confirmation number to the entry form at www.harpercollins.co.uk. A random winner will receive a £500 Marks & Spencer Gift Card. Closing date is 7 December 2022.


Hornby & Scalextric

Buy a Hornby train set or Scalextric race set and you’ll get automatic entry into a prize draw to win a £5,000 family trip to Disneyworld, Florida! Every set you buy is another entry into the draw (I’m not sure if it’s only certain sets that are eligible, as this isn’t clear from the competition page!)

Find out more at uk.hornby.com – closing date is 6 February 2023.

T&Cs actually state you can get a free entry by sending a letter or postcard at Florida Competition, Hornby Hobbies Ltd, Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JX.


Airfix

Along similar lines, buy an Airfix GiftSet or StarterSet on the Airfix website and you’ll automatically go into a draw to win a flight in an authentic Spitfire next Summer. Every set you buy is another entry into the draw.

Find out more at uk.airfix.com – closing date is 31 March 2023.

Once again you can write in for a free entry to ‘Win a flight in a Spitfire’, Hornby Hobbies Ltd, Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JX.


Airwick Fragrances

Candles or diffusers make a nice Christmas gift for family members! Buy £10 of Airwick products from Wilko and then text AIRWICK to 85100 for your chance to win one of five £250 Wilko vouchers. Keep hold of your receipt! You can enter up to 4 times but need one receipt per entry.

Check out the T&Cs here – and get your entries in before 14 January 2023.


Glade Fragrances

And while you’re in Wilko, pick up a qualifying Glade product and you can enter an instant win competition with 170 prizes of a £100 Wilko voucher! The products include candles and air fresheners with Marshmallow, Apple, Berry and Pumpkin scents – the small candles would make a nice gift, and are currently £3.50 online (my marshmallow candle cost £2.50 in store but I’m not sure if this discount is still on!).

Enter the competition by uploading your receipt at gladepromotions.co.uk/winter – before 11 January 2023.


Pinch of Nom: Enjoy

Books are always a lovely gift, and if you order the new Pinch of Nom cookbook Enjoy from Waterstone’s, you’ll be entered in a prize draw to win one of five pairs of tickets to see Elton John in Manchester on 3 June 2023 in a corporate box, with complimentary food and drink.

Pre-order Pinch of Nom: Enjoy here by 7 December 2022


If you decide to buy any of these products, don’t forget to check cashback websites and apps for deals before you spend your cash.

You can also enter prize draws by spending money at these shops:

  • GAME – to celebrate their 25th anniversary, GAME are giving away £250 of reward points every day until 19 November 2022 – plus one grand prize winner gets £2500 of points. To enter the draw, make any purchase on your GAME Reward account. T&Cs are here
  • Kikatek.com – for every £30 spent on qualifying model kits, collectible figures, hobby tools and supplies, you will receive an entry ticket into the prize draw with 6 prizes including a £100 voucher and Gundam figures. Ends 30 November 2022.
  • Fortnum and Mason – everyone who orders online between 7 and 20 November 2022 will go into a prize draw to win £4,500 of prizes including a Christmas tree and hampers.
  • The Whisky Exchange – every week until 18 December 2022 one customer will be chosen at random to win a hamper!

Finally, if you’re looking for a gift for a fellow comper, you can now order my BootComp 2023 planner on Amazon by clicking here!

And do check out my post Essential Reading for Compers which gives some other comping book suggestions.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve spotted any more win-win Christmas gifts!

2 Responses

  1. KelleyP says:

    Thanks Di, I’ve entered the HIGNFY competition, as the book is a perfect gift for a friend anyway. It’s nice to try different comps.

  2. Donna Roxie says:

    Bootcamp the best so far x

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