I started entering competitions back in 2000. Some years I have entered more competitions than others and to date I have won 1109 prizes. I often get asked the questions "What is your best win?" or "What is your favourite win?" so I thought I would share some of my favourite wins with you.
Some compers (people who enter competitions) work out the value of their prizes over a certain time period. but I have never done this. The best prize I have won money wise is £1000 Love2Shop vouchers which I shared with my family and bought myself an iPod Touch and Digital camera. I would love to win a huge sum of money but some of my smaller prizes have made me smile a lot especially if they have made other members of my family happy.
In 2009 I won this huge Me To You bear. There was 100 to be won and they had over 20,000 entries and I was picked as one of the lucky winners. The prize was a launch bear for their new personalised range. When I won I thought it would be a small bear and when it arrived I was so amazed by the size. As soon as I won it I knew it was going to go to my niece Lilly. She was nearly 4 at the time and it took me awhile to decide what to have written on his foot and in the end I thought it would be nice to have "I belong to Lilly-Ana" and her date of birth. Lilly loved him so much that for the first day or so my sister had to lug him around everywhere to show people. Big Bear still sits in Lilly's bedroom to this day though he now wears one of my sisters stretched t-shirts.
|Lilly and Big Bear|
In 2011 I started entering competitions on twitter and one of the prizes was to win £500 cash with Best Western Hotels. Each day they gave a clue to where the hidden golden key was and if you were near it you could go and try and find it. The first person to find it won the cash. When the clue came up I knew exactly where it would be at the Jane Austen Museum in Bath (where I lived at the time). So I rang mum up and asked her to drive me over there as it would have taken too long to walk as someone would get there first. She came straight down and picked me up and dropped me off at the Jane Austen Museum and went to find somewhere to park. The man in costume outside the museum knew I was looking for the key but wasn't allowed to tell me where it was. I looked around and then I thought maybe it was behind the door which was pinned open at the time. The man said "she who dares wins" so I looked and there it was, the golden key. I took it with me and won the cash. I gave half of the money to my mum for driving me there and I returned back to see the lovely man outside the museum and gave him a bottle of champagne.
|Outside the Jane Austen Museum|
Another favourite prize was Lilly's name in lights. I won this in 2012 on twitter. It's so lovely and lights up in all different colours. I love unique prizes.
|Lilly in lights|
For me the prizes I most like to win for myself are gadgets. In the last year and a half I have been very lucky to win three Kindle Fires and 2 iPads as well as a printer and digital camera. I have kept one of the Kindle Fires and gave the rest to members of my family.
|iPad Air prize|
Models Own Makeup Giveaway
One thing I like to do every so often is give back to people who love to enter competitions and now with my new blog I am hoping to be able to give more prizes away. So as I received four lots of Models Own makeup last week I thought it would be nice to give two away to my readers. The first person picked at random via the Rafflecopter will win the pink set (Blooming pink nail polish, pink lip-stix and black lashed-up volumiser mascara) and the second winner will receive the peach set (Golden peach nail polish, peach lip-stix and black lashed-up volumiser mascara).
To enter the competition simply complete as many of the steps as you wish on the Rafflecopter form below. Winners will be chosen at random at the end of the competition. This competition is open to residents of the UK only. Good Luck.