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!
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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
Magners instant win
Free entry online instant win – ends 31.10.21
To enter, complete your details at www.magnerswin.co.uk to see if you’ve instantly won one of 1,025 prizes!
This is a winning moment promotion, and if you’re the first person to enter after one of the 1,025 winning moments, you’ll win a prize! Prizes include 20 UK weekend retreats, HD TVs, Echo Dots, coffee machines, Bluetooth speakers, indoor herb kits and more. If nobody enters between one winning moment and the next, the prize rolls over for the next entrant to win. No purchase is necessary.
Click here for full details of the Magners instant win promotion
Tip: You can only enter ONCE so you might want to save your entry for later in the promotion!
McVities Win a share of £1 million
Purchase-necessary and effort-based text-entry instant win – ends 30.6.2021
To enter, buy a McVitie’s product, then text TOGETHER to 88802 (standard rate text message) – you’ll receive a link, where you can upload your video or written entry and find out instantly if you’ve won £1,000
I wouldn’t usually include an ‘algorithmic’ instant win promotion in my list of recommended competitions, but the odds of winning £1,000 in this McVities promotion are a pretty decent 200-to-1, so it’s worth including! Despite it being a completely random instant win, you’ll still have to put in some effort to take part. Your entry should be a video of less than 30 seconds, or a written entry between 100-250 words. Explain who you miss most and how you might use the £1,000 cash prize to spend quality time with that person. Despite a £1 million prize fund being advertised, the full amount will ONLY be awarded if McVities receive 200,000 entries which is not likely considering the effort required to take part!
Click here for details of the McVities promotion
Tip: Always read the T&Cs carefully to see if creative entries are actually judged – in this case, instant prize winners are randomly chosen so the quality of the entry makes no difference.
Swizzels Sweet Memories
Creative competition – ends 31.12.2022
Share your ‘sweet memories’ of Swizzels at swizzels.com
This is a nice weekly competition running for almost two years, with one winner every week chosen to win a sweet hamper! Enter on the Swizzels website by sharing your sweet memory story (up to 100 words) and an optional photo. Or you can share your memory on the Swizzels Facebook page or on Twitter, tagging @SwizzelsMatlow and using #SweetMemories.
Click here for full details of the Swizzels Sweet Memories competition
Tip: You can enter as many times as you like, so get lots of different stories ready and set a weekly reminder in your online calendar to enter one each week
Mudhouse Taste The Adventure
Web prize draw – ends 31.5.21
To enter, complete the entry form at www.tastetheadventure.co.uk
Look out for simple web entry prize draws with lots of prizes. This one has 500 prizes of a rucksack, and ten top prizes of a wine tasting in the wild experience! Enter up to ten times (on different days) to improve your chance of winning.
Tip: the entry form asks where you bought your wine, but the terms do state it’s no purchase necessary so just select ‘Other’.
Click here for full details of the Mudhouse Taste the Adventure 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.