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
If you are new to the blog, can read about why I'm a comper here. August has been a very quiet month, for both entering and winning, because we've been away a couple of weeks visiting family and the kids have been keeping me busy!! I have however been pondering a few comping questions this month: what… Continue reading Monthly Wins: August