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SixPenceNonTheRicher Mon 25-Feb-19 19:58:54

Last year I had been trying everything to get Beyonce tickets for my niece but could not get them anywhere as they were sold out

My local radio was running a competition to win a pair of tickets and I entered and I won, the look on my nieces face when I told her she had tickets was the most amazing feeling ever

I was telling a colleague about it and we got into conversation about winning things but apart from those tickets and a fiver in a pot noodle years ago I have not really ever won anything else

so just for fun and out of curiosity, what great things you have won?

PassTheGinPlease Mon 25-Feb-19 20:00:59

A couple of Holly Willoughby for Very dresses.
A set of Harajuku Girls perfumes
A signed book
All retweet competitions on twitter.

CalmdownJanet Mon 25-Feb-19 20:05:34

I've been very lucky over the years, my sofas, table & chairs, bed, fridge/freezer are all ones that I won. I have won an ipad, iPhone, iPod, vouchers, cash, weekends away, holiday. I have really been very lucky but I enter a lot of competitions too

porridgeface Mon 25-Feb-19 20:07:21

Weekend package for the Grand Prix last year and a pair of roller blades on Challenge TV in 1995

FuzzyPuffling Mon 25-Feb-19 20:08:28

A box of false comedy noses. And that is all.

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 25-Feb-19 20:10:33

* A box of false comedy noses. And that is all.* and can we ask what you did with them --and why you entered the competition-/ grin

GorkyMcPorky Mon 25-Feb-19 20:10:41

I won a Vaio laptop once from Letts. I hadn't even paid for my own diary, it was a work one!

HollowTalk Mon 25-Feb-19 20:11:26

I won a turkey!

SundayShawl Mon 25-Feb-19 20:12:08

I won a £1000 shopping spree at my local shopping centre. I thought it'd be easy but I ended up with £400 worth of gift cards for the balance because I just couldn't bring myself to buy things I didn’t need to use the money up 😂

Hunter037 Mon 25-Feb-19 20:13:37

I've never won anything sad but then I don't tend to enter many competitions.

DHs grandma is a serial competitor and had won all sorts like holidays to Disneyland and a years supply of tetleys!

dairymilkmonster Mon 25-Feb-19 20:14:40

Once won a breakfast hamper ( think bacon, eggs, jam) in a bingo.

Aside from that, it is an essay competition at university. Not sure that's what you meant!

recrudescence Mon 25-Feb-19 20:15:19

Meat raffle at The Jolly Sailor c.1982.

endevo Mon 25-Feb-19 20:17:35

Not really won I guess but I signed up to test loads of baby stuff whilst on maternity leave and got selected to try a lot of them. They included:

Baby food
Washing detergent
Fabric conditioner
Nappies (several different brands)
The best was A maxi-cosy car seat with isofix base which I got to keep.

OMGithurts Mon 25-Feb-19 20:17:58

I won a free meal at our local pub and a term of waterbabies swimming lessons for DS last year. I was delighted with the swimming lessons, they are £££££.

mrsbeeton999 Mon 25-Feb-19 20:19:13

I won £1984 last year just when we needed some money, I’ve also won an iPad, a very posh Easter away with the family and loads of tickets to shows and concerts. Also £500 Boots voucher, £250 ASOS voucher a tv and lots of other bits. I should start doing more competitions again!

katseyes7 Mon 25-Feb-19 20:20:15

About 15 years ago l used to do a lot of competitions. Pretty successfully! My best week was when l won two holidays! One to ltaly and one to Egypt.
l need to start comping seriously again! l could do with a holiday.

Shadow1234 Mon 25-Feb-19 20:20:16

The only thing I have ever won is an argument!! 😩

Scoleah Mon 25-Feb-19 20:23:05

I won £300 Vouchers on Here smile
I won a Casio cassette Walkman when I was in school grin
& my dad won £15k on Loose Women competition smile

Ofalltheginjoints Mon 25-Feb-19 20:25:36

A painting, a signed autobiography by an Olympian and a massage once.

My DM did better tho, the day after I won the painting she won a Diamond Nexklace at a Diamond Night event we went to, whilst the painting is great the Necklace would’ve been better!

Shufflebumnessie Mon 25-Feb-19 20:29:50

Not me personally, but my parents won a 5* all-inclusive luxury holiday to the Beijing Olympics. They had an amazing, once in a lifetime experience.
All they did was buy something on their credit card. They didn't even know there was a competition running until they got the phone call (which my dad thought was a scam until all the details arrived in the post!!).

AgentCooper Mon 25-Feb-19 20:31:56

A holiday to Marbella and three bikinis as the competition was sponsored by Freya.

I thought it was a scam email but it was real!

littlebillie Mon 25-Feb-19 20:33:12

twin dolls (very scary - when I was aged 5)
£1000 bursary to education
£300 on here
Ipod, Kindle and a weekend in France

goose1964 Mon 25-Feb-19 20:35:49

Loads, mainly books and make up, but loads of other stuff, including a holiday to Cyprus a few weekend breaks and a few weekends a few web spends

FuzzyPuffling Mon 25-Feb-19 20:38:24

A box of false comedy noses. And that is all. and can we ask what you did with them --and why you entered the competition-/*

I think we (my children) used them for dressing up games. Why I entered? No idea. I probably thought I had a fighting chance of winning, because, who wants a box of false noses?

puppymouse Mon 25-Feb-19 20:39:38

Slimming World meeting raffle 😁

Jebuschristchocolatebar Mon 25-Feb-19 20:40:07

Won a holiday through a union competition, tickets to a music festival and I don’t want to brag about it but I won a beautiful baby competition when I was 2 and my mum got a prize of supermarket vouchers grin

FlipperSkipper Mon 25-Feb-19 20:41:12

Various toiletries.
A vacuum cleaner
Coffee machine
Meal out
Diamond necklace
And a baby! (I 'won' an ivf cycle which resulted in my son)

yorkshirepud44 Mon 25-Feb-19 20:42:12

Now I'm wondering if those scam emails I delete are actually real grin

cricketmum84 Mon 25-Feb-19 20:42:47

A noddy film on cassette when I was 12 (showing my age here!)z

That is literally it. I occasionally do the puzzles in TAB or similar to see if I can win but I never do.

2birds1stone Mon 25-Feb-19 20:43:41

2 years running I won a £100 voucher and a Christmas tree. Both times I donated the tree to someone in need.

Earrings, tickets to various events, tickets to see steps (first time they were around)

Loads in raffles (if that counts)

Comping can take alot of time and usually ends up with thousands of spam emails.

2birds1stone Mon 25-Feb-19 20:44:35

Oh the treasure card with tk Maxx.... have won 3 times within 5 months. Nothing exciting and admittledy you have to spend to be entered in but still kinda cool

PrettyAmazingGrace Mon 25-Feb-19 20:49:55

A Boy George poster (it was the 80's)
Janet Reger underwear
A balloon flight

You've inspired me to enter some more smile

GloryforGloves Mon 25-Feb-19 20:50:36

£500 from a Pepsi max comp
Over £1000 in various gift cards
3 x bra sets (different comps each time)
Event tickets (theatre and festivals)
Crisps, chocolates, etc
Dresses and other clothes

All sorts actually. I used to enter comps seriously though for about 2 years / entering around 2000 per week. I’ve never won ‘big’ comps - e.g. holidays, large cash prizes, cars

Babdoc Mon 25-Feb-19 20:52:26

A box of Cadbury Milk Tray in 1966
A Crackerjack pencil in 1968
£40 and a prize certificate at medical school in 1980
A bottle of sherry in 1986
A baby car seat in 1989.
Several £25 Premium Bond prizes.
Bit of a varied selection, looking back!

PrettyAmazingGrace Mon 25-Feb-19 20:54:26

@FlipperSkipper that is amazing! You win the thread !

Lululemonade Mon 25-Feb-19 20:55:05

I won an x box(when they first came out) and a holiday, both in my first year at uni.
I also won tickets to the closing ceremony at London 2012 and a pass into the Team GB party which was proper money cannot buy amazing!

MrsMartinRohde Mon 25-Feb-19 20:56:40

My parents won a quiz at the local club. Prize was a box of Just Brazils. Mum didn't want them so planned to give them away as a raffle prize at work, which was the local hospital. Then she noticed they were past the best before date so didn't. Few days later she was peckish and opened the Just Brazils. Only then did she notice the promotion on the box for a holiday competition. In the box was basically a golden ticket saying she'd won a holiday to Brazil. So she rang the number thinking she'd now be part of a bigger draw but no - she was the winner. All expenses paid two weeks, Rio, Amazon cruise, etc etc.

smartcarnotsosmartdriver Mon 25-Feb-19 20:59:01

Over the years I've won a few things,
Electric toothbrush
Birthday party
Years supply of crisps
Theatre tickets

cheesemongery Mon 25-Feb-19 20:59:27

a £20 love2shop voucher just before Christmas. It hasn't arrived grin

NameChangeNugget Mon 25-Feb-19 21:02:34

A speedboat on Bullseye wink

Lucylugs Mon 25-Feb-19 21:04:41

Lots of tickets to concerts/pantos, raffles, CDs, lots of small lotto prizes and prize bonds and one bigger one of £2000. Won tickets to concert I couldn't attend and sold them for £300 to pay for the weekend away I was going on.
Waiting to win a car or holiday though! 😊

Dumbie Mon 25-Feb-19 21:07:06

An ipod nano from Lovefilm
A hypnobirthing course

MissEliza Mon 25-Feb-19 21:58:06

An outfit from Oasis
£100 of Wickes vouchers (we'd just bought a new house so that was great)
Three months satellite tv subscription (when living abroad)
A cardigan in the Brownie raffle (1983)

KeptTheBeachesShipwreckFree Mon 25-Feb-19 22:02:19

A £300 voucher on here once
A free print from a photo competition
A £50 Amazon voucher
Some money on a couple of scratchcards (less than 50quid though)

KTyoupigeon Mon 25-Feb-19 22:07:09

- 5ft Easter bunny soft toy
- 3 crates of alcohol (I’m teetotal!)
- many years ago a round trip on Concorde and it was the first time I had ever been in a plane

user1473878824 Mon 25-Feb-19 22:09:56

I once won a raffle run by a hamster food company. I got a soft toy and some hamster treats. Thankfully I did have a hamster.

I was seven. I am now 30. It was the first and last thing I ever won. I still have fond memories. RIP, Bubble and Squeak. Hope you enjoyed those weird chewy log things.

sulflower Mon 25-Feb-19 22:12:56

The only thing I have ever won is an argument!!

I never really enter competitions but I once entered one on a whim and won a holiday to St Lucia.

Angie169 Mon 25-Feb-19 22:14:15

Many years ago won a case of beer at my local snooker club , I won by picking the right name for a teddy ( on one of them preprinted cards name cards ) when I entered I thought the prize was the teddy , I was gutted when it wasn't . I was not allowed to keep the beer either , I was 7 ! sad

twooutofthreeaintbad Mon 25-Feb-19 22:15:23

I couldn't win a damn argument nevermind an actual prize

Aroundtheworldandback Mon 25-Feb-19 22:15:57

My husband on a dating sitegrin

Kolo Mon 25-Feb-19 22:20:06

Same, @yorkshirepud. I keep getting calls from an airline company who claim I’ve won a free holiday because of something I filled out in a Spanish airport last year. I keep telling them I’m not interested in timeshares. Hope they call back! grin

Bibijayne Mon 25-Feb-19 22:21:08

A pair of return flights to Rome.

GriseldaChop Mon 25-Feb-19 22:21:42

I won the Postcode Lottery in 2009 and a fashion designing competition in the 80's for creating a lovely pedal pusher look. Won a £50 voucher for the dept store running the competition. smile

easyandy101 Mon 25-Feb-19 22:22:07

Meat raffle at an RSL club in Sydney

Guest list spots to Trouble on vinyl Notting Hill carnival night at Brixton academy from ruud Awakening fm

A talking bear that couldn't talk but could beep the syllables back at you and was real cutting edge stuff in the 80s, also in Sydney, at a toy fair

tbf I don't enter much stuff so this isn't a bath run

SilverySurfer Mon 25-Feb-19 22:23:27

A 5* holiday for two to Mauritius - it was fabulous.

iklboo Mon 25-Feb-19 22:26:20

'Beauty' contest at school
Few £10 on postcode lottery
£30 on lottery
Pointless trophy
Tickets to events
A few football cards in the pub

My mum won a pig's head in the 60s by guessing its weight.

Jsmith99 Mon 25-Feb-19 22:31:00

A day trip by chartered aircraft to the Spanish Grand Prix.
£100 lottery win

Wincarnis Mon 25-Feb-19 22:37:27

500 on Ernie
Picnic basket
Le creuset pan

bert3400 Mon 25-Feb-19 22:43:44

I won a trip to Vegas, all expenses paid from the 3 Network. We had to go to a theatre in London and compete doing various daft challenges. I ended up very pissed as was so excited to have won our challenge and the holiday , unfortunately we had to leave the next morning for the holiday. I ended up packing for me & DH, pissed as a fart. He ended up with 6 thick jumpers and no flip flops or was over 30c everyday 😂

Potsie Mon 25-Feb-19 22:46:01

A perm! It took two and a half years and a drastic haircut to get rid of those awful corkscrew curls

LikeACowsOpinion Mon 25-Feb-19 22:49:29

What places are PP entering all these amazing comps?
I want in!

Fruitbatdancer Mon 25-Feb-19 22:52:22

3 TV’s! I kid you not, all different competitions! The first was so long ago it was a black and white manual tuned one 😂

tor8181 Mon 25-Feb-19 22:54:21

my hobby is online comping,ive been doing it for 10+ years now

ive won shitloads over the years tbh to much to think about but the prize that was worth the most was £500 love to shop vouchers

YoThePussy Mon 25-Feb-19 23:01:30

Tickets to the Brits several years ago.
A giant chocolate Lindt bunny.
£500 to spend on antiques, have a lovely etching by Augustus John.
£1250 from doing online surveys.
Stay in 5* hotel.
Lots of theatre trips.
Toiletries, underwear.
Multi pack of Alka Seltzer.

Chouetted Mon 25-Feb-19 23:04:10

£100 in a crossword competition.

Ironically, I'd only entered it as a result of a family argument over whether or not anyone actually ever wins those sorts of competitions.

LizB62A Mon 25-Feb-19 23:04:54

Among other things, I've won the trip of a lifetime to the Galapagos Islands, three Wii's and a skiing holiday - all in the same year !

LifeCasting Mon 25-Feb-19 23:06:52

The square root of zero grin

vampirethriller Mon 25-Feb-19 23:10:41

In the last 2 years I've won:
£100 Argos vouchers
A Vileda mop
A silver necklace
An alarm clock

SquigglySquaw Mon 25-Feb-19 23:19:14

A tattoo 😏

kiabella Mon 25-Feb-19 23:28:08

My best one was £500 river island vouchers when I was 18
Have also won a swimfin float and a month's supply of propercorn popcorn

PandaSky Mon 25-Feb-19 23:33:10

I won a £3200 Pinarello road bike and full British cycling package day out. My best prize.

A colleague won £5million on the euromillions. We were both team leaders in the same department. Literally came in at 9am, quit her job and was gone by 11am!

Time40 Mon 25-Feb-19 23:53:48

The best thing I've won was about ten years ago, from a Radio One contest - a ticket to Turnmills VIP area to see Pete Tong record his Essential Selection show. I'm convinced they gave one to me because you had to give your address to enter, and I lived about five minutes' walk from the club at the time.

CheeseAndBeans Mon 25-Feb-19 23:54:11

An LA gear backpack in the 90's from fast forward magazine. I was the envy of all my mates!
A course of baby sensory classes.
An in the night garden calendar.
A years membership to a gym.
A sofa steam!

WinterIsComing84 Tue 26-Feb-19 00:02:04

I won an iPad after making the lowest unique bid of £1.02 on LBC a few years ago.
Well, technically I had to buy it for £1.02, but I still won the competition.

Nevergotobedfangry Tue 26-Feb-19 00:03:53

Since I was a child, not much
Fun house videos
Family portrait session
Backpack (for ds)
Various children's books
Tickets to see skindred

Most random was 'free buffet at a local pub in brixton' the buffet was BBQ and it entitles me to 3 pieces of meat, a bun of my choice and a side (think coleslaw, beans or salad) confusedgrin

Darkestnight Tue 26-Feb-19 00:16:55

Tickets to see phantom of the opera.
Tickets to a night club when I was much younger grin
£100 on a scratch card

Ihavealwaysknown Tue 26-Feb-19 01:08:35

Off to google ‘win a holiday’

EKGEMS Tue 26-Feb-19 01:22:53

A giant Hershey's kiss and a piece of luggage (two separate drawings) At a school raffle one of the teaching assistant said "I'm going to win a prize I always do for these type of things and sure enough he did!

Ilnome Tue 26-Feb-19 01:30:59

I won three separate craft bundles from trimcraft,
A £150 voucher for co-op aaand I think that’s it?

2birds1stone Tue 26-Feb-19 06:07:48

Anyone won a holiday or comp that are advertised on the telly attached to a programme?

AKAanothername Tue 26-Feb-19 06:29:39

I won a flat overlooking the Thames in Battersea, it was an Evening Standard competition.

AdoreTheBeach Tue 26-Feb-19 07:19:03

From our local radio station, over a number of years, I’ve won
-One year Family membership for royal palaces
-Voucher for beauty treatments to the value of the station number.
- family tickets to madam Tussaud’s and basic meal at planet Hollywood
- theatre tickets for four
- theatre tickets for two

My husband won a day out to England football club training day with private transport, photo of meet/great and meals on the day. That was particularly fabulous for him and our DS.

Tryingtoholdittogether Tue 26-Feb-19 07:21:43

School talent show in year 6....

Myusernameismud Tue 26-Feb-19 07:30:15

A years supply of Hotel Chocolat tasting club boxes (best year of my life) last year.
A CD from a local newspaper when I was 16.
A load of shit Daredevil goodies when the film came out years ago, same newspaper, 2 months later.
A family ticket to a local farm, same newspaper, the following month.

A few years later I went to work for the local newspaper, and discovered that the most entrants they'd ever had for a competition was 3. No wonder I kept winning....

WhoWants2Know Tue 26-Feb-19 07:30:54

Actually, is there a competition board on Mumsnet? I used to visit the one on MSE and it was fun. I needed a second email account for all the spam, though.

NakedAvenger Tue 26-Feb-19 07:30:58

All expenses paid trip for two to the US F1 Grand Prix.

NakedAvenger Tue 26-Feb-19 07:31:59

@AKAanothername a FLAT? Bloody hell you win the winningest!

UbbesPonytail Tue 26-Feb-19 07:37:20

As a child I won a Super Nintendo (was from the BBC version of This Morning), some CDs and clothes as a teenager.

As an adult, beautiful notebooks and I know it’s not quite the same, but a few writing competitions.

bonniebanks Tue 26-Feb-19 07:39:31

A dress worn and signed by Venus Williams back when she was winning Wimbledon (it had lipstick on it), earrings, meal at tgi fridays, a night at the bingo and a child's photo shoot all online comps.

Through work by being the best performing manager/shop I won £750 worth of vouchers that paid for a holiday and at a different shop we won £600 for the team paid for a spa day.

zingally Tue 26-Feb-19 08:14:43

Nothing much since I was a child.
I remember winning a pogo stick, aged about 9, and being amazed by the huge box it came in!
I also remember winning a kids dictionary at a similar age.

ginghamstarfish Tue 26-Feb-19 15:23:59

Holiday to France, year's supply of Maltesers, videos, garden tools, food hampers, a tree, weekend in fancy hotel, kitchen gadgets

Elllicam Tue 26-Feb-19 15:29:19

£4K on the grand national, £1K on a news years day race and £100 voucher on here smile

Pimmsypimms Tue 26-Feb-19 15:29:27

Ooh, I've won:
Canon dslr camera
Spa day
$500 voucher for a hair salon
Makeover with $1000 worth of clothes plus hair and makeup
Weekend for 2 in a 5 Star b&b with meals at l'enclume and the Samling
We spent a few years living in Australia and it's way easier to win comps over there!

Meralia Tue 26-Feb-19 15:31:06

A 5 day break to Hemsby Pontins, was won through a newspaper thing about 10 years ago!

I must have the Midas touch...

BarnamintBaileys Tue 26-Feb-19 15:37:14

A Paul Daniels magic set in about 1985 grin
As an adult, a 3 month pass for my local gym
Tickets to a local comedy night
A bottle of alcohol free wine at DS’s school
I’m going to start entering more competitions after reading this thread

WiddlinDiddlin Tue 26-Feb-19 15:43:21


Around £500 on online bingo (ive already deducted what I spent from that!)..

A smart phone worth around £300 (no idea as I immediately swapped it for a new ipod Touch) from an online comp.

£600 (then) cutting edge LED tech lighting system for my fishtank.

A £40 dog harness.

A bundle of dog toys to donate to my local rescue worth around £300.

But the best one ever.. a custom dog collar.. and accidentally, a best friend who is awesome (she makes dog collars, it was a facebook comp).

SauvingnonBlanketyBlanc Tue 26-Feb-19 15:44:13

A Kylie minogue calender from a comp in the daily express when I was 8 (30 years ago)

AskingQuestionsAllTheTime Tue 26-Feb-19 16:01:01

When I was seven I won a cactus at a school fair and gave it to my mum. It was in a pot about four inches across, and it was maybe two inches tall and a bit boring, but she seemed very pleased to be given in.

When I was twenty-three my parents moved house and she she admitted she had always hated cactuses and only kept it because it was a present from me! So I said I would have it back. I took it with me when I married and treated it as I thought you ought to treat a cactus: lots of light and heat, not too much water. It had grown about an inch in all that time and was very, very boring.

Then one day a friend of mine saw it and asked what I had done to the poor little thing, so I said, "If you know so much about cactuses, you can have it." And he took it away with him.

Next year I saw it, he had planted it out of doors on a rockery and it had grown about a foot tall, flowered and had nineteen babies!

That's the only thing I ever won, and I think maybe I have bad luck because I was so bad at looking after the one prize I got.

user1471592953 Tue 26-Feb-19 16:14:35

A potato plant. I identified it in a children’s competition when I was about 9.

Wames90 Tue 26-Feb-19 16:52:31

@shadow1234 I can’t even win one of those 😂

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