Sunday, 11 May 2014

Wins of The Week - 11th May 2014

Here are my wins that arrived through the post this week.

First up I won a £100 voucher for Show and Stay this is part of a huge prize I won at Easter. I would love to go to London and see a show. Not sure what I would go and see. I know I would quite like to see Billy Elliot The Musical. I am hoping to head up to London in September to meet up with Jules Hudson and the fan group so it might be something I can combine if we stay up there for an extra day or two. Problem for me is you can't just use the voucher on tickets for the show you need to use it for accommodation too so it might be a case of us moving hotels over the time. I had a quick look at it and the lowest price I seemed to get for a show and a hotel on their site is £215. So it would still cost us £115 with the voucher for the one night. If we don't get around to it I can pass the voucher on to another family member and the voucher is valid for one year. 

My second prize to arrive on the same day was a Artificial Eye Cannes bundle of DVDs. This was a surprise prize that I had no idea I had won but after a little searching I found out I won it from the Cine Vue web site. The DVDs are: Uzak; The Kid With a Bike, The Sweet Hereafter, Something In The Air and Corpo Celeste. I think I like the sound of Something In The Air the best but will try and get around to watching them all. It's always lovely to have a surprise win. 

My next win was also from the huge prize draw I won at Easter. It was two Children's Me Seed Pantry  Starter Kits. Inside each kit there is seeds for cress, sweetcorn, pumpkins and sunflowers. A great little kit for children to plant and watch grow for themselves. It also comes with compost discs, mini starter pots and seedling markers and instructions. This might be something I pass on to my nieces and nephews though Neil seems to want to try and grow some of it in our backyard so we might use one of the kits ourselves. 

My final prize to arrive this week was two BoBo Buddies  - These are very cute. We have Dusty the cow which is a toddler backpack with reins and Roary the lion which is 4-in-1 toddler backpack with a pillow and blanket. My favourite is Roary. I think these are great and little kids will love them because they have really cute friendly faces and they are so soft. 

And finally. Not a competition prize but yesterday Neil and I took our dog Shortie to our local park fun dog show hosted by Happy Staffie Rescue. When we first got there it absolutely chucked it down with rain but it didn't last long and it started to brighten up. It was very windy but the turn out was great. Shortie saw a lot of his doggie friends there. We entered Shortie into three of the categories which cost £1 per entry but all the money went to the Happy Staffie Rescue. We entered him into The Golden Oldie category (for dogs over 9 years old) which he placed second. Then we entered him into Best Dog there was a lot of competition in this category so he wasn't placed. Finally we entered him into the Scruffiest Dog category. Being a Yorkshire Terrier x Poodle his hair is naturally wavy. I am pleased to say he came first in this category. We were so chuffed we even stuck his rosettes on the wall.  Shortie also got goody bags for winning and coming second with treats and a toy in each. It was a really fun day. 

Shortie officially the scruffiest dog in our park

Below is a list of my prizes I have won that haven't arrived yet. Good Luck everyone for the coming week. 

Prizes waiting to arrive:
Activity and sticker books from Puffin and Penguin. 
Captain America Goody bag from Hollywood News. 
Tabasco Hamper from Staffordshire Living.
2 x Fanimals from Fanimal.
2 x Models Own sets from Echo Falls.
£60 Frankie & Bennys Voucher from Munch Bunch.
A Fuelco World Cup teddy signed by Gary Mubbut from Continental Tyres.
Prada Candy Florale Fragrance from Fragrance Direct.
£100 B&M Stores Voucher from B&M Stores.


  1. wow - well done! I found your blog recently and am really enjoying it. I've been blogging for years but new to comping and have won a few prizes so far - it is so addictive!
    Have a good Sunday afternoon,
    BH x

    1. Thanks. I am glad you are liking my blog and good luck with the competitions x

  2. Some good stuff there. Would love to try the perfume :)