Top 5 competitions to enter right now!

It’s easy to enter competitions – but of course, it’s much harder to win them!  But knowing the right type of comps to enter will give you a better chance of a prize.

This blog post will be kept up to date with current prize draws or competitions where I believe you have a great chance of winning a prize. These are likely to be creative, purchase-necessary or comps with a LOT of smaller prizes – and I’ll try to include a range of different types of prize promotions, so you can start learning which ones are the best to have a go at!

Good luck – let me know if you win any of my top competitions!

New to comping? Visit my Get Started guide for beginners!


Mars & Poundland Win Cash

Weekly text entry prize draws – ends 2.5.2021
To enter, text WINCASH to 60163 (standard rate text message)

This text entry promotion is advertised in Poundland and B&M, and has 52 cash prizes ranging from £50 up to £1000, with four prizes awarded in each weekly draw. Winners are chosen at random and it’s one entry per person per week. No purchase is necessary!
Click here for full T&Cs of the Mars & Poundland competition

Maltesers Bunnies  

Standard rate text prize draw – ends 5.4.21
To enter, text BUNNIES to 78866 (standard rate text message)

There are 69 cash prizes to be won across 13 weekly prize draws in this Maltesers promotion, with three winners getting £1000 cash! It’s only one entry per person per week. There’s also a specific Co-op version you can enter too, with a £10k prize and 200 runners up prizes of a tenner! No purchase is necessary.
Click here for full details of the Maltesers Bunnies promotion
Tip: Set a reminder in your calendar or on your phone to do your weekly entry!

Uncle Ben’s Lucky Red Envelope

Purchase-necessary instant win – ends 5.3.2021
Buy any Uncle Ben’s product, then enter your details at

Uncle Ben’s are celebrating Chinese New Year by giving away 189 cash prizes (including four £1000 prizes) in this instant win promotion, plus thousands of money off coupons and free packs of rice. If you win a cash prize you’ll need to upload a copy of your receipt – you can enter once a day and win multiple prizes! 
Click here for details of the Uncle Bens Lucky Red Envelope promotion
Tip: If you’re the first entry after a random ‘winning moment’ you’ll win a prize – enter overnight for the best chance of a win!

KitKat Break From Bills

Purchase-necessary prize draw – ends 28.3.2021
Buy a promotional KitKat, then enter your barcode number at

KitKat are giving away £50 an hour from 1 February to 28 March – buy a flashed ‘Win a Break from Bills’ KitKat, then register on the KitKat website and enter the barcode between 9am – 7pm to enter the hourly prize draw. Buy your KitKats from Tesco and if you win, your prize will be doubled to £100!
Tip: the main ‘Win a Break from Bills’ promotion is a Willy Wonka style ‘golden ticket’ instant win, and you will win £10,000 if you find one of the 8 lucky bars. The chance of winning any kind of golden ticket promotion (such as the Golden Creme Egg) is more than a million to one, and quite often the winning products are never found – so don’t waste money buying too many! KitKat have generously added the bonus prize draws to this promotion, making it much more likely you’ll win something.
Click here for full details of the KitKat Break from Bills promotion

McDonalds Fun Football Packs

Web prize draw – ends 30.4.21
To enter, complete the entry form at

Look out for simple web entry prize draws with lots of prizes, for a better chance of winning! This one has 200 prizes of a fun football training pack (football and cones) for kids. 
Tip: You don’t need to tick the box to sign up for newsletters when you enter online comps, only tick the box if it’s a brand you’re really interested in, or your inbox will be overflowing!
Click here for full details of the McDonalds Fun Football promotion


Good luck with these five great prize promotions! If you want to find more top competitions like this, join the Lucky Learners Facebook group. You’ll also find lots more comping tips for beginners in my Getting Started guide

50 Responses

  1. ALYSON SMITH says:

    Hi, I’ve just tried to enter the Mars WINCASH text comp but the text won’t send. My husband tried too but same thing. Has anyone else had any problems please? Thanks!

  2. Hi Di,
    do you think it is still worth entering postcard comps due to COVID etc

    • Di says:

      For the big PO Box draws, definitely. I’m sure the big Handling Houses have processes in place and handle all mail with gloves! If it was a problem, then they would have to make this clear in the T&Cs or temporarily pause postal entries. The main concern is the amount of time Royal Mail is taking to get post to its destination though – so you’ll need to allow more time!

  3. Paul O'Malley says:

    Just won £50 on the Uncle Ben’s red envelope. Thankyou for sharing it

  4. Annalisa Dunham says:

    Can you enter the standard version and co-op version of the Malteser bunny competition each week or just one of them? Thanks.

  5. Stella Holvey says:

    Just won a free 250g pouch of Uncle Ben’s thanks Di

  6. Lorna-Jane Holland says:

    I’ve just won £20 with Uncle Ben’s – thanks Di!

  7. Think everybody’s overloaded the Nectar Points spin & win – both links give a 502 Proxy error & other bits of the site our broken.

  8. Aggie says:

    Hi Di, thank you for your website, I entered Liverpool FC competition last month and today I just received my prize ,it was a football kit for my son, we couldn’t believed it !

  9. Hi Di,
    I’m new to this but I’ve seen a text comp in The Sun to win an electric Corsa.
    Is this worth entering? Texts cost £2

    • Di says:

      Personally I wouldn’t enter by text – it’s widely advertised and is likely to get well over 100,000 entries! If you check the details there’s other entry options – you can also enter by collecting seven Sun Savers codes between 12 & 24 October, and entering them on the Sun Savers website or app (check Money Saving Expert as it’s likely a member may share the codes on a comping forum!)

      You could send a postcard too, which would save you a bit of money as you’d only need to buy a second class stamp! It’s always worth checking if there’s a cheaper option for premium rate text competitions, like this one or the ITV ones. “Enter by post by sending your name and contact number to SUN VAUXHALL COMPETITION, P.O. Box 4445, Colchester, CO2 8GD. Max one postal entry. “

  10. Enkeleda Kamxhiu says:

    Thank you

  11. Karen says:

    Hello! I have entered the perfect match competition for many days now but I still haven’t won 🙁 do you have any tips that could give me some luck. Thanks.

    • Di says:

      I’ve entered every day since it began, at all hours of the day and still haven’t won a prize! Although many of my readers have won all 4 prizes – a TV, soundbar, bean bag AND a snack pack! Unfortunately we just have to keep plugging away. If there’s another household member, get them to enter daily too so you can double your chances. Unfortunately we only have a few days left of this one!

      • Martin garrod says:

        Won a bean bag with Pepsi. 100 pounds with break from bills with Kit Kat. And last year with kp crisps won the top price on lunch at another level which I’m still due to take as it’s been out on hold due to Covid. Going to New York. As well as loads of resturant vouchers. Love these free comps their exciting 🙂

  12. James says:

    Hi Di, love the tips on competitions, i won a tv with the Pepsi comp! I entered at 5am and couldn’t believe i won,
    Good luck everyone, stay safe and keep entering!

  13. Nicola France says:

    Hi, just wondering if the B.O.B Milk competition is a daily entry or once only draw, Thank you

  14. Lidiya says:

    They only announced two winners for the Roddas Competition this week? I thought it was 3 winners every week.

  15. helena denton says:


  16. Katerina says:

    How do you calculate the exact number of your bills. You include mortgage, electricity, water and internet?

  17. James Turner says:

    Hey Di,
    Just to let you know that the Tesco comp ended yesterday.

  18. Catherine Wressell says:


  19. Have you seen the Hairbo 25 years of star mix competition starts 3rd Feb it is one when you have a code on the sweet packet that takes you through to an entry form. Cant find much on the terms and conditions but looks like a lot of prizes this ink give some info

    • Di says:

      Yes! I picked up a few bags yesterday (much to my son’s delight) and will be posting about it soon!

  20. Liz Whitney says:

    Thank you so much Di, I’ve just seen this in time to enter the Asda Innovations Awards comp. Also the Walkers/Tesco one, a nice lot of prizes for these two. Fingers crossed.

  21. Debbie Miller says:

    Thank you.. I am a bit worried about following so many new companies on Twitter at once.. don’t want to receive a ban.. (M&S hamper) ..

  22. Sam says:

    M&S hampers comp completed

  23. Heather Cain says:

    Thank you. Will take a look

  24. Frances Heaton says:

    Thanks Di, have done a couple of the comps, just need purchases for the others.

  25. Mel says:

    How many times can you enter the swizzels competition?

    • Di says:

      I’ve asked them and they replied ‘as many times as you like!’ – good luck!

      • Melanie Walker says:

        Brill thank you for checking. I take it they didn’t say that you was limited to one a day like the pringles one?

        • Di says:

          They didn’t say, Melanie – just ‘as many times as you like’ – I think if it was random winners then they would put a limit on entries.

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