One of the main reasons I aim to become more active on my blog is to encourage myself to be more active in certain areas to help improve my families health, wealth and happiness.
For the past few years myself and the wife have under taken a hobby known as comping which basically means we will sit on our laptop and enter a load of competitions. We have both been very successful and have won a wide range of prizes ranging from a £300 soundbar and £250 Debenhams vouchers to a case of Crabbies!
The problem however is that you can get very bored entering your details over and over and you can lose motivation so I hope to use my blog to report on my winnings and to keep myself motivated!
As mentioned previously I like to enter the odd competition in my spare time to try and win some goodies. To be honest I didn’t enter many prizes this month as I was too busy playing an Assassin in Paris or collecting Pops! However I did win three times so I cant complain.
I won an Addis City Cup which is a small thermal cup. I won it on a comp on Facebook and the wife has found it very useful for keeping her tea warm when she pops out on the school run! (Although it doesn’t fully close on the top so she doesn’t recommend putting it on the dashboard of the car and turning hard right!)
Below the Belt grooming products! For that area…. well below the belt! In a world in which men now use as many beauty products as women this is designed for that smelliest of all areas. I have to admit I was skeptical of this product, I mean, we all have sinks…. However the “Fresh and Dry” lotion works well after a shower!
Finally the win of the month from the good people at The Perfume Shop, A his and her bottle of Gucci Guilty Diamond Perfume. The mens is just what i like in an aftershave, the wife smells luscious wearing the ladies and the bottles are bling bling bling! Worth over £100 for both bottles!
Hopefully I will pick up my comping again in March and have more fantastic wins to report next month!
A few months ago I decided to take a leaf out of my wife’s book and try the joys of comping to see what I can win.
Comping is where people enter a large number of competitions on the internet in order to win something.. simples! The idea is that the more competitions you enter then the more likely you will win one of them. I could never be bothered with it before just because it involves a lot of registering to sites which results in a lot of spam in your mailbox plus it can become increasingly boring to enter your details again and again. I had won stuff in the past including tickets to the World Tour Tennis championships in London but I just couldn’t be bothered entering my details again and again.
Around November time I had a little operation so had a bit of free time and was looking for something not too energetic to do to pass the time. The wife’s comping hobby had paid off in a big way and she had won a £399 Yamaha sound bar off a Facebook competition. I couldn’t believe how cool it was when it arrived, It was state of the art and the bass reminded me of being at our local cineplex!
On the back of my wife’s win and the the fact I had all this free time I decided to give it a whirl again and put some effort into it. I went onto the Moneysavingexpert forums as they had a dedicated forum for all comps as well as giving you the time they end and the all important answer’s to any questions needed. I must have entered about 400 competitions in my first two days! I kept checking my email box and facebook and twitter accounts but no “Congratulations” or “You’re a winner!” but i kept going and eventually I had my first win which was a pack of Curry Sauce!
You might be thinking “is that it?” but to me it was still a win and it energized me to keep going. During November and December I won three travel board games from Deichmann shoes christmas competition, Five expensive megableu games, A £200 Debenhams gift card from an Aviva facebook competition and a M&S bubbly choccy santa!
I am afraid I have not been an active comper since January due to work and family commitment however it just shows that in order to win it you need to be in it!