February is such a short month and my entries have been down since Christmas so I wasn't expecting much from February if I'm honest. There were very few Pancake Day competitions to be had and Valentines is my least favourite of the seasonal competition spikes, as it all gets a bit cheesy, so I didn't… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: February Wins
I've had a great start to 2018 with 12 wins already under my belt! I don't feel like I've had that much time for comping, with running round after the smalls. I haven't kept count this month but I've certainly entered less than in December, so I've had a good return bearing that in mind.… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: January Wins
A few months ago I wrote a post about a few of the “year’s supply” prizes I have been lucky enough to win over the years. If you missed it, you can catch up here. These are the prizes that keep on giving, the kind of prize that everyone loves to win. So can YOU kickstart… Continue reading Would You Like To Start 2018 by Winning a Year’s Supply of Something?
Are you looking for a new hobby to kick off the New Year? Maybe you've seen a friend do well as a Comper and wonder how to go about it. There are a few things to consider before you begin. Practicalities - An internet connection and either a smartphone, tablet or laptop is pretty all… Continue reading So You Want To Be A Comper: Where Do You Start?
I can't believe how fast 2017 has whizzed by– it is already time to review how the year has gone, and review my comping strategy. Firstly, to the trusty prize spreadsheet for a check of the stats: Prizes won: 108 Total prize value: £2135 + mystery prize Average value per prize: £20.33 Most valuable prize: £250… Continue reading Comping Review of the Year 2017
It's been a reasonably good month for little bits of a stocking filler/ slash food persuasion, and anything food based is always popular in this house! I haven't gone overboard with advents, only doing a few each day that I bookmarked and with Christmas activities for three children, I probably entered less than in a… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: December Wins
Christmas is looming and I started the month with great intentions to enter loads but then the chaos of preparations for the PTA Xmas Fayre set in and I had a few weeks of hardly entering any! So, all things considered, it has been a fairly successful month. Shampoo & Conditioner This was a simple… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: November Wins
For those who are new to the blog, I enter competitions as a hobby. You can read about why I love it here but obviously lovely prizes are a fantastic side-effect of this great hobby! October has been a quieter month of wins, after a flurry of September wins, but I have maintained my momentum of entering… Continue reading Monthly Wins: October
At the start of September, I set myself some new comping resolutions to improve my luck. It appears to have done the trick and I have definitely got my comping mojo back in September, after a fairly quiet July and August. I set myself a target of entering 40 competitions a day for this month and… Continue reading Monthly Wins: September
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about iconic prizes in comping, one of which is the famous Jazz Apple Slicer, which is one that had eluded me up to now. I tweeted the post to the promoters, including @JazzAppleUK and they got in touch to thank me and to offer me a Jazz Apple Slicer of… Continue reading On the Wonder Of Apples and a Jazz Apple Slicer Giveaway