My top ten prizes

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  1. Nick Board says:

    I’ve had a few down the years, mostly photo ones. A Karmaan convertible 1974 VW Beetle,Bright red with Maynards Winegums decals, it certainly got noticed. Sunday Times/Faber Literary quiz £10,000 books. A Yamaha R1 in Virgin Racing Colours. Trips to USA,Thailand,Singapore,France,Italy,Turkey,Oman,Cuba.
    If some effort is required, it certainly cuts down the odds.
    Thank’s for your blog.

  2. James Mc Court says:

    Love the list Di! Iv really only started entering competitions from last year, i was in hospital last March to donate a kidney (altruistic) and while i was there bored i decided to have a go!
    So far iv won
    Heineken blade with 2 kegs
    4k tv with pepsi perfect match
    Cinema tickets

  3. First of All, I would like to Congrats you for winning such a Great Prizes
    Well i didn’t win any big amount prizes like Car, Trips, etc yet but here is my best 5 Prizes i won.
    1) Google Pixel 2 – I won this in Local Competition conducted in my Area
    2) Redmi 2 – Actually this is not a giveaway but Some Referral Program in which person with maximum Referrals gets Free Redmi 2
    3) Amazon $500 Gift Card
    4) Free Makeup Kit – This is the Couple Selfie Contest and i won the Giveaway. I gifted Makeup Kit to my girlfriend as it’s of no use for me 😛
    5) Titan Watch – Won from Lucky Draw Contest of Titan

  4. Jason says:

    I started in 2014 so the best contest wins I have had are, (1)26,000$ F1 trip for 2 from Vancouver to Montreal, stay at the Ritz Carlton, meal at Maison Boulud, Paddock access, tour of Red Bull cars, garage, met drivers Verstappen, Riccardo, Sanz and Kvyat, transfers to airport, passes to Ritz Gala, met Mayor of Montreal, GM of the Habs Bergevin, George St Pierre, free food and drinks all weekend…rooftop swimming pool use…(2) Salmon fishing derby $3,000 for 4 people, Boston Whaler use, fishing guides, gear, free lunch and salmon bbq dinner…all 4 of us caught Chinook Salmon. (3) Monster Electric Guitar 300$-400$ Sterling AX20…Thanks Jason

  5. Awesome Dear, You are really motivational and impressive to all!!

  6. Sharon stanley says:

    I’ve recently started comping (past 2 months) and am happy to say I have so far won a glamping trip to Sundown Festival, a PS4 game for my partner, a wooden plaque, some dolls accessories, some very posh chocolates, some hangover cure drinks, cinema tickets and I’m still going. Even if i don’t win big its lovely to enter the competitions and even started blogging reviewing everything I get to show others it is possible. It’s great to hear that you have done so well and definitely spurs me on to continue my hobby

  7. Jack Conroy says:

    I won a lot of prizes as a child. I tended to enter and win. The prizes were small. Which is why I probably won. That not many bothered entering. Stopped entering them as I grew up and got caught up with other things, jobs etc. Have recently started back comping.

  8. Gemma Thompson says:

    Wow love reading all your wins and what an amazing top ten! I’m a new comper this year and have had some great wins so far.. Holiday to Dubai, £1000, VIP trip to Wimbledon, hotel stay, Go Pro Camera and other smaller wins. It is definitely addictive 🙂 love checking in on your blog everyday for new tips and comps.. Thanks 🙂

  9. Awesome I love competitions too just our fforfree dt net where i have won hundreds of dollars in prizes

  10. Awesome!! I really enjoyed reading that. Its motivational to keep trying. When you have time can you extend it to top 50? Or top 10 quirkiest wins?

  11. emmasfabulous says:

    Some lovely prizes there, I love winning presents for others that they wouldn’t expect, my kids faces with their Christmas Xbox was so worth the effort of trying to win one!

  12. emmasfabulous says:

    Lovely read. That Toblerone vid! Effort wins do make that win feel extra special like your choices. love my fridge freezer from AO, I found the vid entry terrifying but it paid off. My second trip to Florida was won on a radio quiz. I was ridiculously nervous but like you wrote I had that feeling I would win, even when I was on hold I knew that I’d be picked. Mostly my fave wins are days out/trips for the memories, especially when I’ve set my mind to it. Already have a boat trip & Ideal Home tickets ready for Easter hols 🙂

    • Easter holidays! I need to look into some tickets for then too – Ideal Home Show should be fun!

      • emmasfabulous says:

        Looking forward to it, won Grand Designs couple of times but 1st time for Ideal Home, I suspect like you my favourite part is hunting for the comps at each stand 😉

  13. I love reading about your wins. This is a blog of my Courvoisier win – about three months after I started comping.

  14. Anna Birch says:

    Wow Di, what a great top ten!

  15. Stephen John King says:

    I,ve won some really amazing prizes over the last twenty or so years , including 3 cars, 3 trips to Australia, 2 cruises, 2
    x £5k cash , trips to world cups and a cuddly toy,……but 95% of them with slogan comps, which are now so very hard to find ,…..I recently won trip tp the Bahamas with Slimming world slogan comp ………………….and help with slogan comps running now would be greatly in 15 words or less………..”I should help Stephen find some slogan comps because”……..the prize on offer is a dinner date with myself *terms and conditions apply ….you must be single , female and aged between 55-65,……..and not boring!!!!

  16. Le Coin de Mel says:

    Oh my goodness Di, you’ve won some amazing prizes!!! All those trips, the fridge (so jealous), cash and even a car. That’s crazy! My best prize was a trip to the Rocky Mountains when I was 15. I won it on the radio 🙂

  17. Maria Vezenkova says:

    My dream prize is a trip to Legoland in Denmark and Disneyland. I also want to win a trip or vacation almost anywhere in Europe. Finland, Russia and Japan are also on the top of my list. Reading all these lucky winners’ stories motivate me to give my best in the next comp with trip prize.
    My biggest win was in February when I won the 1-at place in a vote contest. I also hate and usually don’t enter such type of comps. But this time I loved the prizes and all I had to do was just to show what’s inside my bag. I won the 1-st place and my prize was a beautiful watch + a bag.
    I’ve also won a photo contest by LCWaikiki. The 4 most creative photo captions about love should win £50 to spend in store. I wrote how thankful I am fom having my little boy and how happy his father and I are because he chose us for his parents.

    1. My entry for “Show me your bag” contest;
    2. My entry for LCWaikikiLove contest;
    3. My prize from “Show me your bag” contest.
    Today I won cinema tickets for a new Bulgarian movie premiere + cocktail afterparty passes. Sounds great and can’t wait for it.
    As I said before you’re a true inspiration to me, Di. Wish you all the best and keep going!

  18. Joanne Welsh says:

    I’ve not really had any BIG wins yet, nothing compared to what other people have gotten (no trips, appliances etc) but won some nice expensive bags and make up stuff that i’d never be able to afford to buy myself

  19. Sylvia Robbins says:

    Hi Di, here is my top ten.
    1. Yugo Sana – Chat when it was in newspaper format – Phone then postcard.
    2. Cruise to Med – Tate & Lyle sugar – leaflet – TB + TR.
    3. Cruise to Caribbean – Principles store – Titchy flimsy leaflet. In store or post.
    4. British Airways – 2 flights to Barbados – leaflet – TB.
    5. 2 weeks in Miami for 4 people, to include a basketball match. – Somerfield – – – – 7Up – leaflet – TB
    6. £1,000 cash. Mr Kipling pies. Estimate – how many boxes stretch round M25.
    – – Phone in – was spot on using cotton, ruler and arithmetic.
    7. Mini Cooper – Sainsbury’s Gio – leaflet – TB – Entered to win a key ring – but – – – won car – ‘part exchanged’ it with chap at Piano shop for a posh piano and – – – – dosh.
    8. Treasure Hunt trip to win diamond – SodaStream – TB – won RU camera.
    9. TV, VCR and Speakers – 422 magazine – identify world cup mascots – post. – – – Prize arrived just as match between France and Senegal kicked off!
    10. Short Break to Lygon Arms – Southern Co op – leaflet – Whiskas – TB.

    I should mention the Pond liner, Hairdryer and Moped + Whole Gouda and Edam cheeses that turned up via a Dutch girl at my door, then again by Post
    Loads of stories to tell but I’ve hogged too much space. Sylvia x.

  20. EMMA FURNISS says:

    Fabulous post, loved your toblerone video too 🙂 My best prize was a family holiday for 15 days to South Australia and Tasmania. It was from a sticker on a book and at one point they had over 10,000 entries. I was picked at random! We private tour guides, stayed in the outback and amazing acommodation and travel all in. They even flew us to Kangaroo Island for a couple of days. It must have cost around £20,000!

  21. Rianne De Gelder says:

    My favourite win is a 5 day VIP trip to the Bermuda Film Festival on the Bermuda Islands. We stayed at the most luxurious hotel I’d ever seen, received 500 euros spending money, could see the movies for free of course, and were invited to all the private parties where we could meet famous actors and directors. The competition was a random draw organized by one of the major Dutch radio stations. And despite the thousands of entries, I just knew I would win it. I even checked flight schedules and restaurant menus way before the winning phone call! I’m not necessarily a believer in the power of positive thinking, but sometimes you just know it…

    This win was ten years ago, and I doubt that any other prize will ever top this. But I know now that dreams can come true!

  22. Jessica Cook says:

    Last week I won one of my biggest prizes which is a 2 week cruise around the med, were going in june and cant wait, i’ve always wanted to see Italy! my other faves include my wedding photography, 9k raymond weil watches and a vip night at the classical brits, a forest holiday and a weekend in london to see peppa pig!!

    • emmasfabulous says:

      I won with Forest Holidays too some years back, they let me take it over Christmas it was wonderful. We pay to go now, I didn’t know it would be my type of holiday till we went. Very relaxing isn’t it x

  23. Sounds like you’re doing great Paul – sometimes you see a competition prize and you think ‘it HAS to be mine’ because the timing is perfect! Good luck with the Grand Prix!

  24. That’s fabulous Samantha – all those on blog giveaways? Wow!!

  25. Lucy robinson says:

    Mines got to be a holiday to Fort Myers in Florida with Take a Break Magazine. Came with £500, Everglades trip, theatre and dinner and a trip to a private island. Worth in total £5000.

  26. Elysia Benn says:

    This really spurs me on to try harder. They sound so fun!!!

  27. Caroline Blaza says:

    My favourite win was a day on set at Eastenders (I’m a huge fan) which I won last year via a BBC competition. Had a fab day and met so many of the cast. Got to take lots of pics and really was a fantastic day. Not sure how I am going to top that prize…..but it has made me realise any competition is possible to win.

  28. Tania J Nehme says:

    My favourite prize is a pair of Clodagh earrings my son won me from a local jewellers FB comp last year for Mother’s Day-he was 13 and obviously getting the comping bug! MY best win was a HD/3D TV won from a bag of Doritos a few years ago! I bought them on a Saturday, entered a code and was told Monday I had won! It was delivered the following Saturday! Quickest win to prize ever !

  29. Francesca Jones says:

    I won a Kitchen Aid Artisan mixer in a Christmas Facebook competition run by Florette. I never thought I’d own one as it’s around £600 worth of mixer which I currently could not justify spending. My hubby actually uses it as he is the cook/baker in the house – I just stand and admire my one luxury item in my kitchen…I cleaned my kitchen up ready to put it in there! lol!

  30. kerryann owens says:

    I’m a newbie to the world of comping but some of my faves have been an overnight stay in a lovely hotel with tickets to a show I gave this to my mum and dad and last week I won a product of the year goody bag which I’m over the moon with 🙂

    • Well done! Those POTY goody bags are brilliant, I enter for those every year but no luck yet! Lovely to give a prize to your folks too – I’ve sent my parents on a few nice breaks away!

  31. rosmayes says:

    My trip to Canada was my, 4 nights at Banff Springs and 3 at Lake Louise, cruise on a lake, trip up to Sulphur Mountain on the gondola and a day trip to the Icefields. Superb! And we added on ( at our expense) a trip to Toronto to Niagara Falls and then went to Usa to visit my cousin and our friends….it was a 25 WOL..I wrote a poem, but cannot remember it…sorry! I also took it to coincide with my 60th birthday! 🙂

    • Fantastic, what a treat for your 60th – but a shame you can’t remember your poem! I have notebooks full of my old slogans, and for the last few years I’ve saved them in the Evernote app on my computer. My skills are rusty though, and it’s been a while since I won a tiebreaker/slogan comp!

  32. patricia bond says:

    My best win was about 7 years ago, I won a holiday with Essentials Magazine. It was a text competition and when I got the call I thought there was a catch. The lady was very kind and gave me her number to ring her back. Meantime I scoured my old magazines pile and found the competition so rang her back quickly. I had won a holiday to Sardinia but the time that I wanted to go was out of season so she kindly booked me a holiday to Sicily instead and gave me extra spending money and included all our meals. The cost of the holiday for 2 was about £2,500, I even had enough left out of the spending money to pay for our taxi to and from the airport.

    • That sounds like a lovely prize – I’ve had a few wonderful trips to Italy, but not Sicily! It’s great to actually dig out the entry form/magazine when you win something – it helps you see that the prize is real! It’s a bit quicker these days though – no rummaging through folders, now we can just Google or check for the T&Cs!

  33. sonseyface says:

    Recently it would be my £1800 Fisher and Paykal fridge freezer, I could hug it I love it so much

  34. Debra Etchells says:

    reading this is so fantastic and to see you have won some amazing prizes really does inspire me to carry on with my new hobby. I have only been comping since about august last year. I have had some great wins so far. My latest win is with Interflora and it is a special set tour around the new Coronation Street set, a Manchester hotel stay and a £250 Intu gift card. I am thrilled as I love Coronation st and shopping.x

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