Thursday, 1 January 2015

My Year In Comping: 2014 (4th Comperversary)

Time to tally up my fourth full year of comping (I began comping in December 2010)...

78 wins in the advents to end 2014, not my best ever, but pretty damn close!

I had a fantastic run of wins in June, tallying up a whopping 80 wins in 1 month.

December 2014 was also my 4th full year of 'comping' thus was my 4th 'comperversary' as well.

January 2014: 31 wins
February 2014: 33 wins
March 2014: 38 wins
April 2014: 30 wins
May 2014: 26 wins
June 2014: 80 wins
July 2014: 23 wins
August 2014: 32 wins
September 2014: 35 wins
October 2014: 30 wins
November 2014: 43 wins
December 2014: 78 wins

2011: 394 wins, approx. value £20,461
2012: 249 wins, approx. value £10,674
2013: 446 wins, approx. value £15,329
2014: 479 wins, approx. value £10,034

Well, 2014 sees an increase in the amount of wins, but a significant drop in value of wins - in terms of value, my worst year yet. Out of my 4 years comping so far, it's my highest amount of wins. With the surprise arrival of baby Marley in July, July until October saw me comping a huge amount less and I guess it reflects in the amount and value of wins for the year. But he's better than any amount of prizes anyway!! Had some fantastic wins in 2014 and ticked off some needs/wants too :)

Here are my best (in terms of value) and favourite wins of 2014...

JANUARY
BEST
iPad Air won from Leapfrog Technologies (FB)
FAVOURITE
iPad Air won from Leapfrog Technologies (FB)

FEBRUARY
BEST
4 night midweek break from @VisitSuffolk (TW)
FAVOURITE
4 night midweek break from @VisitSuffolk (TW)

MARCH
BEST
Balloon Flights & 1st Class Train Tickets from @VirginTrains (TW)
FAVOURITE
YEar's Supply Of Shoes from BHS (FB)

APRIL
BEST
Samsung Digital Camera from Preloved (WS)
FAVOURITE
Cake Pop Maker from @RobertDyas (TW)

MAY
BEST
Garden Lounge Set from @TaskersOnline (TW)
FAVOURITE
Garden Lounge Set from @TaskersOnline (TW)

JUNE
BEST
Sony Xperia Z2 from @Phones4U (TW)
FAVOURITE
42" Panasonic Smart TV, £50 voucher & goodies from Hungryhouse (WS)

JULY
BEST
£50 Amazon Voucher from @Anomaly_42 (TW)
FAVOURITE
Red Pram Coat & Crown Bib from @britanniayacht (TW)

AUGUST
BEST
Veho Muvi HD Action Camera from Skiplex (FB)
FAVOURITE
Roberts DAB Radio from SuperSavvyMe (WS)

SEPTEMBER
BEST
2 night hotel stay from Accorhotels.com (FB)
FAVOURITE
Meal for 2 from @RedHotWldBuffet (TW)

OCTOBER
BEST
32" LED TV & Home Entertainment System from Pringles (TXT/PURC)
FAVOURITE
32" LED TV & Home Entertainment System from Pringles (TXT/PURC)

NOVEMBER
BEST
Avanti Swivel Chair from Newman & Bright (FB)
FAVOURITE
Jersey Boys DVD from @new_magazine (TW)

DECEMBER
BEST
BassBuds earphones & £100 Pizza Hut gift card from @BassBuds (TW)
FAVOURITE
Family ticket to Ripley's from @londonwestend (TW)

2014 was a really good year for me - winning some amazing and much needed wins - a nice new big telly for the living room, a fab entertainment system for the living room which is like going to the cinema, a fab Xperia Z2 mobile phone, a fab 4 night break at Woodfarm Barns and so many other fantastic things, I find it hard not to talk about them all, but that would be a seriously huge blog post! I love my hobby - I love winning money-can't-buy experiences, holidays for my family, things for myself and my family that would otherwise fall outside our budget.

Here's a review of my 2014 wish list (the things I was hoping to win) and how well I did:

  • Big cash win X
  • Holiday to Egypt (my dream destination, specifically Cairo!) X
  • Good spec DSLR camera X
  • PS4 or XBox One X
  • Clothing and/or shopping vouchers ΓΌ
  • iPod Touch (ideally with docking station) or hi-fi system X
  • 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!) X
  • Grand National (Aintree, horse racing) tickets X
  • Dental implants (might sound odd, but I can't think of anything that would make me happier than getting my teeth sorted out) X
  • Sky TV subscription paid for a year X
Not very good - a mere 10% (1/10) of my 2014 wish list! Here's what's on my 2015 wish list:
  • Big cash win
  • Restaurant/eating out vouchers
  • Good spec DSLR camera
  • PS4 or XBox One
  • Clothing and/or shopping vouchers
  • iPod Touch
  • Family holiday abroad (never been on a family holiday abroad and most class children up to 12 years old as children and as David is 12 already, could really do with winning one before it's too late entirely!)
  • 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 fourth year in my #1 hobby, comping! I hope all of my comping friends the very best of luck for 2015 :) 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!

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