to shout out loud ive won a car! Thanks Mumsnet!

(74 Posts)
OMGIwonacar Mon 16-Dec-13 21:55:53

Ive had an email at 430pm- its me.

Been hunting for my driving licence counterpart I can claim it!

Ive name changed but ive been here since 2007!

Im over the moon its amazing news.

Thank you so much!

ProphetOfDoom Mon 16-Dec-13 21:57:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DameFanny Mon 16-Dec-13 21:59:32



VivaLeBeaver Mon 16-Dec-13 22:00:01

Wow, well done. What sort?

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Mon 16-Dec-13 22:00:26

Wow well done.

SPSJSAT Mon 16-Dec-13 22:00:38



BrownSauceSandwich Mon 16-Dec-13 22:01:09

Dame fanny grin

Congratulations OP, what a great Christmas present :-)

SPSJSAT Mon 16-Dec-13 22:01:10

Far too many exclamation marks there .... blush

Oldandcobwebby Mon 16-Dec-13 22:01:20

I won a Metro back in 1985. Isn't it a fantastic feeling? Congratulations!!!!!!

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Mon 16-Dec-13 22:01:37

Oh and YADNBU.

Plomino Mon 16-Dec-13 22:01:37

Oh thats fantastic!

So pleased for you.

ClausIsTrulyReal Mon 16-Dec-13 22:02:07

You know you've got to get your hair done now, dontcha?



FlatAsSantasSacks Mon 16-Dec-13 22:02:11


Totally envious. But well done OP smile

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 16-Dec-13 22:02:21

omg i am so jealous.

Enjoy your new car. If you are thinking about selling your old one perhaps donate some of the money to a MN cause.

HoHoHopasholic Mon 16-Dec-13 22:02:29

Wow! well done! What fantastic news for you fsmile

When do you pick it up? I thought it was in the bag fenvy

HoHolepew Mon 16-Dec-13 22:03:13

Fuck me fshock
Well done fgrin

lougle Mon 16-Dec-13 22:03:18


TheArticFunky Mon 16-Dec-13 22:03:24

I didn't even know there was a competition to win one!

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 16-Dec-13 22:03:54

Wow how fab what kind?!

MoreThanChristmasCrackers Mon 16-Dec-13 22:05:48

congratulations, so pleased for you fgrin

Great news!

Congratulations smile

ChristmasJumperWearer Mon 16-Dec-13 22:06:21

Wonderful news!

<makes mental note to enter MN competitions>

MrsClauswearsspanx Mon 16-Dec-13 22:07:00

Well done!!!

PointyChristmasFairyWand Mon 16-Dec-13 22:08:05

Great stuff! I never entered competitions before, but having got a great book in a MN giveaway I will definitely be doing it more often now. Congratulations! (Not jealous at all as driving own brand new car for the past 3 weeks grin)

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Mon 16-Dec-13 22:08:16

Congratulations fgrin

Tell us more!

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Mon 16-Dec-13 22:09:28

Must ask though - why have you namechanged? I'd rather congratulate the Poster I Know fgrin

Congratulations! Enjoy every mile grin

Ohhelpohnoitsa Mon 16-Dec-13 22:10:28

Wow lucky you. Shout it loud

MrsClauswearsspanx Mon 16-Dec-13 22:11:00

OP I know a little how you feel, I got an email earlier saying I won a sample tube of lube!!!! A pair of lucky ducks I say!

OMGIwonacar Mon 16-Dec-13 22:11:42

Thank you everyone. It couldn't have come at a better time. My unpaid work placement is costing me a fortunate in fuel and this one will be so much more economical.

Its a Ford fiesta. Im still high on the ceiling!

ClausIsTrulyReal I missed the chance of getting a slot with my hairdresser til the new year. Maybe I can dust off my babyliss big hair or do the mumsnet haircut to compensate?!

FortyDoorsToNowhere that's a lovely idea. I will do something for charity although I don't know whats happening with existing car (which we've just spent £400 on which was a struggle!)

CominThroughTheWry Mon 16-Dec-13 22:13:12

Congratulations! fgrin

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 16-Dec-13 22:13:33


What a great Christmas present fgrin

Dawndonnaagain Mon 16-Dec-13 22:14:40


Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 16-Dec-13 22:14:42

It'll probably be cheaper to tax and insure too. fwink

Congratulations! What a lovely Christmas present! When do you get it?

ll31 Mon 16-Dec-13 22:16:53


OMGIwonacar Mon 16-Dec-13 22:18:59

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Ive name changed because there will be publicity and I don't want everyone- including friends and family to know my true mumsnet identity

OMGIwonacar Mon 16-Dec-13 22:20:10

Im not sure when its coming. PR company will be in touch within 28 days.

Ive found my driving licence which is a relief (I had been searching for weeks for it for work!)

ViviDeHohohoVoir Mon 16-Dec-13 22:20:46

What a fab Christmas present smile

(I am a little jealous as I have to drive a huge minibus due to my large brood . . . How I would love a small free car!)

BitOfFunWithSanta Mon 16-Dec-13 22:21:56

Wonderful news, congratulations!

<ponders how long it will take for someone to start an "It's Not Fair!" thread...>


bluebump Mon 16-Dec-13 22:22:15


ClausIsTrulyReal Mon 16-Dec-13 22:23:22

Yeah, Chipping.

See? She knows what she's doin, mmkay?


OMGIwonacar Mon 16-Dec-13 22:24:27

Ive won things on mumsnet before - a laptop a couple of years ago.

Recently though full time Social work degree and bringing up two little children has left me with little spare time so not entered many competitions for a while. I dont even know why I entered this one.....just happened to see it on Facebook or on home page.

All my cars have been at least 10 years old.

OMGIwonacar Mon 16-Dec-13 22:27:36

ViviDeHohohoVoir we are a family of six at times. Believe me the family car compared to this is going to feel like a tank.

This one has parking sensors!!! (or did I dream it?!)

Claus yes imagine if I had ever participated in a Friday night thread and silver surfer great aunt mabel stumbled across it in a search

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 16-Dec-13 22:29:07

I didn't know MN even did competions can someone point me in the direction

JaneEyreTheRedNosedReindeer Mon 16-Dec-13 22:30:27

Fantastic news!
Enjoy fgrin

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Mon 16-Dec-13 22:31:58


ViviDeHohohoVoir Mon 16-Dec-13 22:34:38

You deserve it even more if you are a (sometimes) family of six - your own set of wheels to escape!

BitOutOfPractice Mon 16-Dec-13 22:36:39

Awww! Very many congratulations! That's wonderful!

OMGIwonacar Mon 16-Dec-13 22:37:24

Under offers tab. good luck!

EvilRingahBitch Mon 16-Dec-13 22:37:51

Oh that's nice. I entered that compo, but even as I did so I knew that it would be better off going to someone who needed it more, and it's nice that it's a "real" MNer rather than just a comper called Dave12345.

For the benefit of people who didn't see the competition, I don't think it was a brand new car, it's a two year old Fiesta. Still a good win though, and super cheap to tax/park/insure.

ClausIsTrulyReal Mon 16-Dec-13 22:38:24

Yes, OMG.

Toady mychild, you have chosen to wear your wisdom well.

sparklysilversequins Mon 16-Dec-13 22:41:25

Massive stampede over to the competition section now I imagine grin.

That such nice news just in time for Christmas but I am well jel! wink

OMGIwonacar Mon 16-Dec-13 22:59:11

Its a a 12 plate ford fiesta 8k on clock.
Think its biggest prize yet on mn

i dont even have a mn scarf to wear for the publicity photos.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 16-Dec-13 23:23:26

Just entered a few comps smile thanks for the link.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Mon 16-Dec-13 23:26:43

I just assumed MN would use the name you won under/your regular posting name for the winners list etc, but if they wont, then yes, makes sense to namechange! We wouldn't want Great Aunt Maude passing out with fright at the Friday Night posts fgrin

I hope you don't have to wait the whole 28 days!!

Ive found my driving licence which is a relief (I had been searching for weeks for it for work!)

Just goes to show how much the right incentive helps!! fgrin

OMGIwonacar Tue 17-Dec-13 01:09:41

In terms and conditions there's a bit on this comp that says name wont be used.

In all honesty recent stuff ive posted has been boring.

Cant sleep at mo . Poorly baby girl snoring next to me. Long night!!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Tue 17-Dec-13 01:31:33

Oh well done, OP, that's wonderful news. grin

FluffyJumper Tue 17-Dec-13 01:54:59

How exciting!

OMGIwonacar Tue 17-Dec-13 07:15:33

Ive not slept at all!

OMGIwonacar Tue 17-Dec-13 19:25:32

the waiting is the worse thing. people are now suggesting its a scam!

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Tue 17-Dec-13 19:47:00

Who is? You only bloody won it yesterday so there is another 27 days for the PR company to get in touch.

I have won a few comps in my time (only one with MN) and entered many more. Prizes dont turn up over night.

It will come to you. Although it is hard waiting for a prize to come your way I agree.

OMGIwonacar Tue 17-Dec-13 20:05:48

im fairly im patient . Its those around me (not DP) who arent. Now saying hope its not a scam. Takes the shine off it!

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Tue 17-Dec-13 20:09:12

It wont be, not from Mumsnet.

Scams tend to be on Facebook and they tend to go to people who they happen to know.

Easier said than done I know, but you need to try to forget about it now. I would imagine it will be January before you hear anything now.

The PR company will (most likely) be dealing with lots of other companies competition (there are loads in December)

Try not to mention it to anybody else and just brush the comments away. It will come eventually.

Im impatient too so I can only imagine what it would be like waiting for a car.

OMGIwonacar Tue 17-Dec-13 20:13:44

Youre right. Enjoy xmas,focus on essays and hopefully car Will be here by end Jan!

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Tue 17-Dec-13 20:30:00

Look at it this way, you're no worse off by not having the car yet. Your life is just the same today as it was last week (I might be making a massive wrong assumption there) and have not lost anything. Just know that it will come one day.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Tue 17-Dec-13 22:46:10

Justine wouldn't stand for any scamming - you are perfectly safe. I bet it's only people who have no idea about Mumsnet who have said something like that... especially if you have just said 'I won it online'.

Do you know what colour it is?

It is very exciting!!

How has DD been today?

NettleTea Tue 17-Dec-13 23:03:36

woohoo!! well done!! xx

OMGIwonacar Wed 18-Dec-13 08:15:51

Chipping Thats exactly it. Some people just dont get it. Its mumsnet and had message to inbox and email. Not announced in winners corner to protect my Id i assume.

DD not great. Third night of restless sleep.

DS excited.... had to send note in to say its true hes not lying to teacher!

ArgyMargy Wed 18-Dec-13 08:23:15

Congratulations OMG! Lovely Xmas present for you. I'm off to scour the site for competitions!!

DrankSangriaInThePark Wed 18-Dec-13 08:27:58


DrankSangriaInThePark Wed 18-Dec-13 08:29:42

I won a car on Mumsnet last year. It was pink and had a little piggy sitting in it.

(Teacup piggy competition fgrin)

southeastastra Wed 18-Dec-13 08:30:31

well done! i went in for that too but currently drive a fiesta and it's fab!

CustardoPaidforIDSsYFronts Wed 18-Dec-13 08:34:21

envy but...the car was supposed to be mine

congrats op xx

AnnBryce Wed 18-Dec-13 13:43:59

It's lovely to read some good news! Congratulations!

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