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 text 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? Check out my Beginner’s Guide to Comping for my top ten tips!

J2O Win Cash to make your Christmas Sparkle

Purchase necessary prize draw – ends 24.12.2021
To enter, buy a promotional pack of J2O* from any retailer and enter the barcode number plus your details at www.j2o.co.uk/win to spin the wheel and see if you’ve instantly won a prize.  

The J2O promotion has 243 cash prizes, awarded after random ‘winning moments’. There are five £1,000 prizes, 28 x £500, 60 x £100 and 150 x £50.

*The only valid products are a 6 pack or 4 pack of Orange & Passionfruit, Glitterberry or Spritz Apple & Watermelon.

It’s open to UK residents aged 18+ and you can enter a maximum of 10 times. Keep hold of your receipt as you may be asked to provide it to claim your prize. Click here for full T&Cs of the J2O Christmas promotion

Tip: enter overnight for the best chance of a prize in a winning moments promotion!

PayPal Christmas prize draw 

Purchase necessary prize draw with free entry option – ends 19.12.21
To enter, you must be a PayPal customer. Make a purchase or donation of £10 or more for an entry into the draw – you can also submit 50 free entries every week!

PayPal are giving away thousands of prizes of PayPal credit every week until Christmas – over £4million in total! Each payment or donation over £10 earns you a weekly draw entry BUT if you click this link and log in to your account, you can tick the box and earn the maximum FIFTY free entries. Do this every week! 

Click here for full details of the PayPal Christmas promotion

Tesco & Celebrations 

Purchase necessary standard rate text entry prize draw – ends 14.12.21
To enter, purchase any pack of Celebrations at Tesco, then text the keyword CELEBRATE followed by a space, and your name and postcode to 60110 – you’ll receive a reply with a link to upload a photo of your receipt online.

Tesco run lots of great text competitions, and some require making a purchase which means entry numbers will be lower! This particular promotion has an amazing top prize of £10,000 but also fifty runners up will win £100. 

Click here for full details of all Tesco text competitions

Maltesers Mint Reindeer instant win

Free entry instant win with 97 cash prizes – ends 8.12.21
To enter, complete the online entry form at www.mintreindeer.co.uk

Win one of 97 cash prizes instantly with Maltesers at the Co-op. It’s no purchase necessary and you can play every day. Simply pop your details into the entry form and choose a window in the advent calendar to see if you’re a winner. 

Click here for full details of the Maltesers Mint Reindeer instant win

Asda & Lindt Sky Promotion

Standard rate text entry prize draw – ends 31.12.21
To enter, text LINDOR2 and your full name to 87800

Supermarkets run some excellent text entry prize draws with lots of prizes – they will cost you standard rate (usually 15p or less, depending on your mobile provider). For this prize draw there are 351 prizes, and you can only enter once. The top prize winner gets a Sky Q Complete Bundle TV package. 100 second prize winners win a Lindt gift box worth £30 – plus 250 runners up will receive a £5.99 Sky Store online movie voucher.
Click here for full details of the ASDA & Lindt prize draw


 

Good luck with these five great prize promotions! If you want to find more top competitions like this, join the Lucky Learners Facebook group and check out my Compers Shopping List plus my list of current Tesco text competitions, which always have lots of nice prizes to be won.

You’ll also find lots more tips in my Beginner’s guide to comping!

74 Responses

  1. Courtney Clarke says:

    Hi! I’ve bought a bottle of Echo Falls and really want to enter but I didn’t actually get a receipt. Do you know if they ask for this if you win?

  2. Hazel Lemar says:

    Hi Di, I wondered if you had heard of anyone having a problem uploading a photo for the non- Instagram entry for the Doritos promotion? On several occasions the site hasn’t uploaded the Image I have chosen and added from my phone photos. I know this because when it says ‘Thank You For Sharing….’ , the incorrect image is shown below this. So my holiday pictures and friends faces appear! Is this a glitch?

    • Lyn Shephard says:

      Hi, I have been uploading my pic everyday as I don’t have Instagram and mind still isn’t shown in the gallery so I also don’t really know what’s going on? I also do it with mentos and my pic doesn’t appear in the gallery so I’m not sure if I’m wasting my time with that one too. Wish you luck!

    • Di says:

      I’ve not heard of this problem Hazel! What I’ve done is moved all my Doritos photos into an album called ‘Doritos’ on my iphone – could you try this? Then you can navigate to the Doritos album when you upload, and there shouldn’t be any other image options to be uploaded by mistake!

      • Hazel Lemar says:

        Thank you for the suggestion Di, it would indeed solve the problem. And a great tip for future competitions.

  3. Sheila says:

    Just entered the Magners comp and won a Amazon dot.
    Thank you Di

  4. Martin says:

    I always winning loads through this website. My latest prizes are a Bacardi cocktail kit and a Coca Cola euro 2020 beach towel

  5. Hazel Lemar says:

    Hi Di, I don’t know about you, but me and my husband have been entering the Mars Win2gether every day, and win a free pack and one for a mate 2 or 3 times a week, so that’s quite a lot between us when we are each other’s mates. However some retailers have a problem knowing how to apply the printed out voucher to redeem against the cost of the packs, and particularly my local small Co-Op which finally the other day told me that they are not accepting them anymore because of fraud. I think that they are making that bit up because they are sceptical of my mono printed vouchers which I am presenting several times a week (with unique codes by the way). Very frustrating. Luckily the bigger supermarkets have no such problems.

    • Di says:

      I’ve not had any retailers refuse them yet, however I do visit a lot of different shops and have never had the same person serve me twice as there are so many temporary young staff at my local Co-ops! I can understand that it puts a lot of winners off redeeming them though, often it makes us feel guilty and as if we’re up to something dodgy which of course isn’t the case!

      • Deb Pettit says:

        My local co op employee didnt know what to do so called the Manager who refused to let me have the offer of 2 for £1.00 and use the voucher. She charged me 75 p each.

  6. Lyn Shephard says:

    Hi,
    Is anyone having problems texting the competitions to the 60163 number? Up until a few weeks ago I was able to text and always received bounce backs but the last few texts no bouncbacks but always ok with other text numbers? Really don’t know what’s going on?!

  7. Gerry Latawiec says:

    Hi I came to just find a link to the wagon wheels comp as nothing seems to get there. However, I entered the Magnets comp and won a Bluetooth speaker – much better than a subscription to a Top Gear mag. Thankyou very much! Can you accidentally point me to a new car comp?

  8. Priscilla Stubbs says:

    Phone call this morning to say I have won £50 in the Mars & Poundland text to win comp. Thanks for letting us know about this

  9. Fiona Cullen says:

    Thanks for the great tips Di,have just won a year’s supply of Mcvities biscuits after buying them last week-good job I kept the receipt!!

  10. Deb Pettit says:

    Thankyou, this gave me the confidence to enter the text comps. Always been scared to because I didnt know the cost and thought i might get bombarded with texts which I have to pay for.

  11. 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!

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

    • 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!

  13. Paul O'Malley says:

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

  14. 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.

  15. Stella Holvey says:

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

  16. Lorna-Jane Holland says:

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

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

  18. 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 !

  19. 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
    Thanks

    • 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. “

  20. Enkeleda Kamxhiu says:

    Thank you

  21. 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 🙂

  22. 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!

  23. Nicola France says:

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

  24. Lidiya says:

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

  25. helena denton says:

    HI DI HAVE YOU GOT THE WIN THE CAPTAIN WIN MAYNARDS SWEETS CODE ON BACK OF PACKETS 1ST MAY UNTIL 31ST JULY

  26. Katerina says:

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

  27. James Turner says:

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

  28. Catherine Wressell says:

    i BOUGHT 2 kIT kATS ENTERD THE COMPETITION AND IT WOULD NOT ACCEPT EITHER CODE WRITTEN INSIDED THE WRAPPER. i HAD SOMEONE ELSE CHECK THESE CODES.

  29. 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 https://hariboprizes.com/faqs 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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) ..

  32. Sam says:

    M&S hampers comp completed

  33. Heather Cain says:

    Thank you. Will take a look

  34. Frances Heaton says:

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

  35. 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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