Thursday, 31 January 2013

JANUARY: 26 Wins

Well, that's January done and dusted... Didn't it go quick?!

I had 26 wins in January, considering I spent a lot of time helping hubby with Twitaculous and Lots 2 Win, I'm surprised at how many wins I got as I didn't fit in anywhere near as much comping as I'd have liked!

BEST WIN (VALUE): Cooker won from Appliances Online (G+)
BEST WIN (FAVE): Nescafe Dolce Gusto & After Eight Mints won from After Eight (FB)

I'm really pleased to have won the cooker - this is something we were really in need of as well and we were just thinking of buying one, so this couldn't have come at a better time.

Now, I just need to win a bed which is also in our 'very much in need of a new one' category ;)

Had some lovely wins this month, both bigger and smaller and hoping February will be just as fantastic!

Wishing every good luck for February... x

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

I WON! Tutti & Co Necklace | 30th Jan 2013

I won a Tutti & Co necklace from Queen Of Charms (Facebook).

DATE WON: 30th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 1st February 2013

Monday, 28 January 2013

I WON! Tin Of Heinz Beanz | 28th Jan 2013

I won a tin of Heinz Beanz from Heinz Beanz UK (Facebook).

DATE WON: 28th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 4th February 2013

I WON! Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm | 28th Jan 2013

I won a Carmex moisturising lip balm from @YLifestleUK (Twitter).

DATE WON: 28th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 31st January 2013

I WON! Lilylolo Brown Eye Liner | 28th Jan 2013

I won a Lilylolo brown eye liner from Clean Campaign (Facebook).

DATE WON: 28th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 14th February 2013

I WON! Australia Day Goodies | 28th Jan 2013

I won some Australia Day goodies from Mail Travel (Facebook).

DATE WON: 28th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 9th February 2013

Friday, 25 January 2013

I WON! Nescafe Dolce Gusto Machine | 25th Jan 2013

I won a Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine and After Eight mints from After Eight (Facebook).

DATE WON: 25th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 29th January 2013

I WON! 1L Cravendale Milk | 25th Jan 2013


I won a 1L bottle of milk from Cravendale Milk (Facebook).

DATE WON: 25th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 25th January 2013

Thursday, 24 January 2013

I WON! Zaggora Slouch Top | 24th Jan 2013

I won a Zaggora Slouch Top from Zaggora (Facebook).

DATE WON: 24th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 9th February 2013

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

I WON! BEAR Yo Yo's | 23rd Jan 2013

I won a pack of BEAR Yo Yo's from BEAR Nibbles (Facebook).

DATE WON: 23rd January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 23rd January 2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

I WON! BEAR Yo Yo's | 17th Jan 2013

I won a pack of BEAR Yo Yo's from BEAR Nibbles (Facebook).

DATE WON: 17th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 17th January 2013

I WON! Scruffs Bottle Opener Belt | 17th Jan 2013

I won a Scruffs bottle opener belt from @Wickes (Twitter).

DATE WON: 17th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 19th January 2013

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

I WON! 2 Tickets To Maxifuel Super Sixes Hockey Finals | 16th Jan 2013

I won 2 tickets to the Maxifuel Super Sixes Hockey Finals from @HarvesterUK (Twitter).

DATE WON: 16th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 22nd January 2013

I WON! Ion Watch | 16th Jan 2013

I won an Ion watch from @HelpClearSkin (Twitter).

DATE WON: 16th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 9th February 2013

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

I WON! £40 Vouchers | 15th Jan 2013

I won £40 vouchers from Giraffe (Facebook).

DATE WON: 15th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 17th January 2013

I WON! Madagascar Live Colouring Sheets | 15th Jan 2013

I won Madagascar Live colouring sheets from Madagascar Live UK (Facebook).

DATE WON: 15th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 18th January 2013

I WON! £25 Vouchers | 14th January 2013

I won £25 vouchers from Welcome Break (Facebook).

DATE WON: 14th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 14th February 2013

Friday, 11 January 2013

I WON! Gelli Baff | 11th January 2013

I won some Gelli Baff from @Gelli_Baff (Twitter).

DATE WON: 11th January 2012
DATE RECEIVED: 16th January 2013

Thursday, 10 January 2013

I WON! Original Source Black Mint | 10th January 2013

I won some Original Source Black Mint from Original Source (Facebook).

DATE WON: 10th January 2012
DATE RECEIVED: 15th January 2012

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

I WON! Amazon Kindle Fire | 8th January 2013

I won an Amazon Kindle Fire from Accident Advice Helpline (Facebook).

DATE WON: 8th January 2012
DATE RECEIVED: 16th January 2013

Monday, 7 January 2013

I WON! The Making Of Life Of Pi Book | 7th January 2013

I won The Making Of Life Of Pi book from @ODEONCinemas (Twitter).

DATE WON: 7th January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 29th January 2013

Sunday, 6 January 2013

I WON! 2x Fawlty Towers Tickets | 6th January 2013

I won a pair of tickets to Fawlty Towers at Playhouse Whitley Bay from Metro Radio Arena (Facebook).

DATE WON: 6th January 2012
DATE RECEIVED: 24th January 2013

Thursday, 3 January 2013

I WON! Madame Tussauds + V&A Hollywood Costume Exhibition Tickets | 3rd January 2013

I won 4 tickets for Madame Tussauds and the V&A Hollywood Costume Exhibition from Madame Tussauds London (Website).

DATE WON: 3rd January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 16th January 2013

I WON! £50 National Garden Gift Vouchers | 3rd January 2013

I won £50 of National Garden Gift Vouchers from Gardeners' World (Website).

DATE WON: 3rd January 2012
DATE RECEIVED: 3rd January 2012

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

I WON! Joules Brilliant Bath Fizzes | 2nd January 2013

I won some Joules Brilliant Bath Fizzes from Bizzybeeuk (Facebook).

DATE WON: 2nd January 2013
DATE RECEIVED: 4th January 2013

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

My Year In Comping: 2012 (2nd Comperversary)


Here's my run down of my second full year of comping (I began comping in December 2010)...

Well, I ended 2012 with a fab tally of 60 wins in December thanks to the advents! Though I must admit, I was glad when boxing day came as I was rather overwhelmed by the amount of advent competitions this year!!

December 2012 also is my 2nd full year of 'comping' thus it is my 2nd 'comperversary' as well.

2011: 394 wins, approx. value £20,461
2012: 249 wins, approx. value £10,674

Well, 2012 sees a decrease in wins and value of wins. I put that down to 2 things - firstly, there's the fact that I didn't put anywhere near as much effort into my comping this year as I did last year and secondly, I didn't use Twitter for comping as much this year and concentrated more on Facebook where I think it is significantly more difficult to get a win. Oh, and this being my second year of comping I concentrated on entering more for things I want/need rather than every single competition I could find!

I'm not at all complaining though as I have had some truly fantastic wins this year that I'm really proud of! Here are my best (in terms of value) and favourite 2012 wins...

JANUARY
BEST
12 months DVD & game rental from BlockbusterUK on Facebook
FAVOURITE
Hard to choose between the rentals from BlockbusterUK (FB), £100 Westfield gift card from American Express UK (FB), DKNY watch from Watches2U (FB) and DKNY fragrance bundle from DKNY Fragrances (WS)
FEBRUARY
BEST £75 to my PayPal account (was meant to be Levis jeans but was given the money for them instead) from HotPants on Facebook
FAVOURITE Again, hard to choose between £75 in PayPal from HotPants (FB), movie themed gift hamper (sweets/crisps/drinks) from @giftsoutthebox (TW) and a year's supply of Tetley tea with mug, cosy & flask from The Tetley Tea Folk (FB)
MARCH
BEST iPad 2 from MORE TH>N on Facebook
FAVOURITE Again hard to choose between iPad 2 (which I kind of regretted winning in some ways as then my son desperately wanted one from there on and I felt really mean having one when he didn't and he wanted one for his birthday or Christmas on his wish list but then I never won one for him) from MORE TH>N (FB), meal for 2 from @tobycarvery (TW) and a box chilli heat wave from @doritosuk (TW)
APRIL
BEST £500 cash from the Heart website
FAVOURITE I can be more decisive about this one, it was definitely the £500 cash (well cheque to be specific) from Heart (WS)
MAY
BEST £200 Selfridges gift card from Joliebox UK on Facebook
FAVOURITE Again, easily decisive with this one as it has to be the £200 Selfridges gift card from Joliebox UK (FB)
JUNE
BEST Viva HotPants from Zaggora Girl on Pinterest
FAVOURITE Hard to choose between Magners spice apple and rhubarb pack from @MagnersUK (TW) and strawberry shower gel from Original Source (FB)
JULY
BEST So...? Fragrance goody bag from the So...? Fragrance website
FAVOURITE Hard to pick between my £25 voucher from @hungryhouse (TW) and my £25 gift card from @eds_easy_diner (TW)
AUGUST
BEST 3/4 night Butlins break from the Baby Expert website
FAVOURITE Definitely the Butlins break which we have booked for May this year from Baby Expert (WS)
SEPTEMBER
BEST Nike+ SportWatch GPS from TomTomUK on Facebook
FAVOURITE A box of chocolate truffles from @AnythinButPlain (TW)
OCTOBER
BEST Logitech Harmony Touch Remote from Logitech on Facebook
FAVOURITE Another hard one to choose between a Stephen Wiltshire calendar from @StWiltshire (TW), a £50 Evans voucher from Curvy Wordy (BL) and a £25 Amazon voucher from Car Rentals UK (FB)
NOVEMBER
BEST Holiday to Barcelona from Krave on Facebook
FAVOURITE Definitely the holiday to Barcelona (2 return flights with return transfers to the hotel, 3 nights accommodation inc. breakfast, day ticket to Port Aventura with return transfers, travel insurance) from Krave (FB)
DECEMBER
BEST Trip to Venice including a guided photographic tour and €250 of photography equipment from Manfrotto Imagine More on Facebook
FAVOURITE Whilst I had some lovely wins in December (60 of them!), my favourite by far has to be the trip to Venice (2 return economy flights, 2 nights bed & breakfast, guided photographic tour and €250 of photography equipment) from Manfrotto Imagine More (FB)

All in all, a very, very good year for me. Overall I had so many great wins, have won lots of lovely things that I would not have been otherwise able to afford and as always it's been fun and entertaining and has filled my days. It's also given me the opportunity to meet even more new great comping friends too!

Here's a review of my 2012 wish list (the things I was hoping to win) and how well I did:

  • 32" or bigger LCD HD/3D television X
  • PlayStation 3 X
  • iPad 2 ü
  • iPhone 4S or latest Sony Ericsson phone X
  • iPod Touch X
  • Foreign holiday (ideally Egypt) ü
  • Suite/settee X
  • Dining table & chairs X
  • Garden table & chairs X
  • Clothing and/or shopping vouchers ü
  • Car X
Well, I guess 30% (sounds more than 3/10!) of my wish list isn't too bad! Here's what's on my 2013 wish list:
  • Holiday to Egypt (my dream destination, specifically Cairo!)
  • Big cash win
  • Clothing and/or shopping vouchers
  • Laptop (any with a decent spec, but ideally an Alienware)
  • Good spec DSLR camera
  • PlayStation 3 (PS3)
  • OK, this one is a bit 'Out There' (pardon the pun), but I am hoping for a third 'The X-Files' movie and to win premiere tickets to it
  • Red stand-alone cooker (ideally gas, but would be happy with electric)
  • Bed (ours is beyond wrecked)
  • Sony Xperia T, Samsung Galaxy S III or LG Optimus 4X HD (though will undoubtedly change as more new ones are released)
And that's it for my summary of my second year in my #1 hobby, comping! I hope all of my comping friends the very best of luck for 2013 :) xxx