Friday, 31 January 2014

I WON! 50 Invitation Cards & Envelopes | 31st January 2014

I won 50 blank invitation cards & envelopes from Paper and Card (FB)

DATE WON: 31st January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 5th February 2014


I WON! iPad Air | 31st January 2014

I won an iPad Air from Leapfrog Technologies (FB)

DATE WON: 31st January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 27th February 2014


Tuesday, 28 January 2014

I WON! 12" x 16" Personalised Canvas | 28th January 2014

I won a 12" x 16" personalised canvas from Heartwork Canvas (FB)

DATE WON: 28th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 3rd February 2014


Monday, 27 January 2014

I WON! Dr LeWinn's Products | 27th January 2014

I won some Dr LeWinn's products from @BeautyatTesco (TW)

DATE WON: 27th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 3rd February 2014


I WON! £20 Breakfast Voucher | 27th January 2014

I won a £20 breakfast voucher from Frankie & Benny's (FB)

DATE WON: 27th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 5th February 2014


I WON! 150 Meal2Go Points | 27th January 2014

I won 150 points from Meal2Go.com (FB)

DATE WON: 27th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 27th January 2014


I WON! £25 Amazon Voucher | 27th January 2014

I won a £25 Amazon voucher from Sprinkle (FB)

DATE WON: 27th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 27th January 2014


I WON! £20 Voucher | 27th January 2014

I won a £20 voucher from Diabloskinz (FB)

DATE WON: 27th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 28th January 2014


Saturday, 25 January 2014

I WON! Cushelle Koala | 25th January 2014

I won a Cushelle Koala from Cushelle (WS)

DATE WON: 25th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 5th February 2014


Friday, 24 January 2014

I WON! Cushelle Koala | 24th January 2014

I won a Cushelle Koala from Cushelle (WS)

DATE WON: 24th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 5th February 2014


Wednesday, 22 January 2014

I WON! Weight Watchers Digital Scales | 22nd January 2014

I won some Weight Watchers digital scales from @Poundland (TW)

DATE WON: 22nd January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 22nd March 2014


I WON! Crate Apple & Kiwi Relentless | 22nd January 2014

I won a crate of Apple & Kiwi Relentless from @relentlessdrink (TW)

DATE WON: 22nd January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 7th February 2014


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

I WON! Aunt Bessie's Oven Gloves | 21st January 2014

I won some oven gloves from Aunt Bessie's (FB)


DATE WON: 21st January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 13th February 2014


Sunday, 19 January 2014

I WON! Cushelle Koala | 19th January 2014

I won a Cushelle Koala from Cushelle (WS)

DATE WON: 19th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 24th January 2014


Friday, 17 January 2014

I WON! Tea | 17th January 2014

I won some tea from @Farrers_Coffee (TW)

DATE WON: 17th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 22nd January 2014


Thursday, 16 January 2014

I WON! Angry Birds Space Search And Find | 16th January 2014

I won Angry Birds Space Search And Find from Egmont UK (FB)

DATE WON: 16th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 21st January 2014


I WON! Cadbury Hamper | 16th January 2014

I won a Cadbury hamper from Mylbrook Vehicle Finance (FB)

DATE WON: 16th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 22nd January 2014


Wednesday, 15 January 2014

I WON! £15 iTunes Voucher | 15th January 2014

I won a £15 iTunes voucher from @TropicanaJuices (TW)

DATE WON: 15th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 23rd January 2014


Monday, 13 January 2014

I WON! Adi-Rise 2.0 | 13th January 2014

I won a pair of Adi-Rise 2.0's from @JDsportsfashion (TW)

DATE WON: 13th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 16th January 2014


Friday, 10 January 2014

I WON! Family Legoland Discovery Centre Tickets | 10th January 2014

I won a family ticket to Legoland Discovery Centre from Kiddisales (WS)

DATE WON: 10th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 13th February 2014


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

I WON! Spontex Item | 7th January 2014

I won a Spontex item from Spontex UK (FB)

DATE WON: 7th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 16th January 2014


Monday, 6 January 2014

I WON! Wisdom Quantum Toothbrush | 6th January 2014

I won a Wisdom Quantum toothbrush from Wisdom Toothbrushes (FB)

DATE WON: 6th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 6th January 2014
I did not receive an e-mail to say I had won, so this was a nice surprise win.


I WON! Jar Tomato & Basil Sauce | 6th January 2014

I won a jar of tomato & basil sauce from @LoydFood (TW)

DATE WON: 6th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 22nd January 2014


I WON! 5 Sim Cards & Credit | 6th January 2014

I won a family pack of 5 sim cards with credit from @Mob_TheRobot (TW)

DATE WON: 6th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 16th January 2014


I WON! Campervan Toaster | 6th January 2014

I won a Campervan toaster from Shield Total Insurance (FB)

DATE WON: 6th January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 9th January 2014


Friday, 3 January 2014

I WON! £10 Funky Pigeon Voucher | 3rd January 2014

I won a £10 Funky Pigeon voucher from Windows Phone UK (FB)

DATE WON: 3rd January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 10th January 2014


Thursday, 2 January 2014

I WON! James Dean: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray | 2nd January 2014

I won James Dean: Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Heat (FB)

DATE WON: 2nd January 2014
DATE RECEIVED: 8th January 2014


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

My Year In Comping: 2013 (3rd Comperversary)

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

Well, I ended 2013 with a whopping 80 wins in December thanks to the advents - that beats my 60 wins in December 2012! It was fun, but hectic - it was nice when they were over really. I was comping like a maniac!!

December 2013 is also my 3rd full year of 'comping' thus it is my 3rd 'comperversary' as well.

January 2013: 26 wins
February 2013: 38 wins
March 2013: 28 wins
April 2013: 26 wins
May 2013: 33 wins
June 2013: 30 wins
July 2013: 42 wins
August 2013: 23 wins
September 2013: 36 wins
October 2013: 57 wins
November 2013: 28 wins
December 2013: 80 wins

2011: 394 wins, approx. value £20,461
2012: 249 wins, approx. value £10,674
2013: 446 wins, approx. value £15,329

Well, 2013 sees an increase in both the amount of wins and value of wins. Out of my 3 years comping so far, it's my highest amount of wins, but second highest amount in terms of value. I had a bit of a slump in comping on and off throughout the year, so I am very impressed with my wins - I didn't comp as much as previous years due to a number of reasons - being ill, Facebook/Twitter accounts hitting their follow/like limits, lack of inspiration, lack of energy etc., but did really well as it turns out and had some fantastic wins.

Here are my best (in terms of value) and favourite wins of 2013...

JANUARY
BEST
Cooker won from Appliances Online (G+)
FAVOURITE
Nescafe Dolce Gusto & After Eight Mints won from After Eight (FB)
FEBRUARY
BEST
iPad Mini from Odelay (FB)
FAVOURITE
iPad Mini from Odelay (FB)
MARCH
BEST
XBox 360 from Shortlist (WS)
FAVOURITE
£123 from Santander UK (FB)
APRIL
BEST
Paula James Canvas from Pictures Love Canvas (FB)
FAVOURITE
Oblivion Goodie Pack from @bleedingcool (TW)
MAY
BEST
Holiday to Sardinia from Sardatur Holidays (FB)
FAVOURITE
Holiday to Sardinia from Sardatur Holidays (FB)
JUNE
BEST
Children's bundle from @EgmontUK (TW)
FAVOURITE
Deluxe Cadbury chocolate hamper from Latest Free Stuff (FB)
JULY
BEST
Alton Towers Tickets & Fast-Track TheSmiler Tickets from @KraveUnleashed (TW)
FAVOURITE
£100 Tesco gift card from Pepsi Max (WS)
AUGUST
BEST
£100 Chiquito voucher from @TheChiquito (TW)
FAVOURITE
Sony digital camera from @SonyPicturesUK (TW)
SEPTEMBER
BEST
Butlins live music weekend holiday from Wychwood (WS)
FAVOURITE
Scrabble games from @scrabble2winUK (TW)
OCTOBER
BEST
Bulova watch from Nigel O'Hara Diamond Jewellers (FB)
FAVOURITE
£150 Leisure vouchers from Money Off Mum (FB)
NOVEMBER
BEST
ASUS Zenbook Touch UX31A from ASUS United Kingdom (FB)
FAVOURITE
ASUS Zenbook Touch UX31A from ASUS United Kingdom (FB)
DECEMBER
BEST
Hamper from Subaru (WS)
FAVOURITE
12 pies from Holland's Pies Official (FB)

2013 has been a fantastic year for me - I had my first holiday abroad thanks to a comping win in 2012 - a trip to Venice in February AND my second holiday abroad from a win in 2012 - a trip to Barcelona. In terms of 2013 wins though, again some fantastic things. I won a very much needed new laptop, something I didn't think I'd win as you don't see many laptop comps, but was ecstatic when I did! I also won a Butlins live music weekend as well which we are looking forward to in 2014! So many fantastic things, I find it hard not to talk about them all, but that would make for a big blog post! I'm glad I didn't stay in my comping slump, because I really would miss chatting with my lovely comping friends, entering fun competitions, winning fabulous things that I otherwise could not afford for myself or my family - it's what keeps me going.

Here's a review of my 2013 wish list (the things I was hoping to win) and how well I did:

  • Holiday to Egypt (my dream destination, specifically Cairo!) X
  • Big cash win X
  • Laptop (any with a decent spec, but ideally an Alienware) ü
  • Good spec DSLR camera X
  • PlayStation 3 (PS3) X
  • Red stand-alone cooker (ideally gas, but would be happy with electric) - well I won a black cooker, not a red one, but not complaining as we really needed one ü
  • 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 X
  • Bed (ours is beyond wrecked) X
  • Sony Xperia T, Samsung Galaxy S III or LG Optimus 4X HD (though will undoubtedly change as more new ones are released) X
  • Clothing and/or shopping vouchers ü
Same as in 2012, I guess 30% (sounds more than 3/10!) of my 2013 wish list isn't too bad! Here's what's on my 2014 wish list:
  • Big cash win
  • Holiday to Egypt (my dream destination, specifically Cairo!)
  • Good spec DSLR camera
  • PS4 or XBox One
  • Clothing and/or shopping vouchers
  • iPod Touch (ideally with docking station) or hi-fi system
  • Family holiday abroad (never been on a family holiday abroad (Barcelona & Venice were just for 2 people, so me & Paul went) and most class children up to 12 years old as children and as David is 11, could really do with winning one this year!)
  • Grand National (Aintree, horse racing) tickets
  • Dental implants (might sound odd, but I can't think of anything that would make me happier than getting my teeth sorted out)
  • Sky TV subscription paid for a year
And that's it for my summary of my third year in my #1 hobby, comping! I hope all of my comping friends the very best of luck for 2014 :) xxx

Oh and a quick plug of hubby's websites while I'm here ;) In case you haven't heard of it yet, you can use Twitaculous.com to quickly find and enter Twitter competitions quickly and easily and you can use CompersHaven.co.uk to quickly find and enter Facebook like & share competitions!

DECEMBER: 80 Wins

PHEW! December is over with - the advents were fun, but hectic - glad they are over now!

I did have a gigantic 80 wins in December this year - the highest tally of wins of the year!!

BEST WIN (VALUE): Hamper from Subaru (WS)
BEST WIN (FAVE): 12 pies from Holland's Pies Official (FB)

A stunning 80 wins in December - my biggest amount of wins in a month this year and some fantastic prizes as well - a fantastic hamper of meats, cheese, champagne, wine and other goodies, 12 pies from my favourite pie makers as well as a Nexus 7 (hubby's Christmas prezzie), a fabulous steam mop, a Lego set which will be for David and loads more!


Well, the advents in December were truly hectic as always, doing those alone took me all day, every day and wore me out, but was well worth and I had lots of fun entering, but it was a relief when they were over for another year!

Would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year, all the very best of luck for 2014... x