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Have you ever won a decent prize in a competition?

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krisskross Wed 09-Feb-11 16:53:29

on MN, or elsewhere?

I occasionally have flurries of activity entering competitions and never won anything ever! Should i continue entering??

tillyfernackerpants Sun 30-Sep-12 11:18:14

I never win anything but dh wins quite a bit on other sites. We've had a dvd player, luxury hotel break, dvds, food hampers etc, trip to Chicago (the city, not the musical!)

The best one was when he won a holiday to a private island in the Bahamas!!

StellaAndFries Sun 30-Sep-12 11:24:56

I won £100 in John Lewis vouchers on a feedback thread on here, I used them to buy a kindle which I love and use daily. I won £20 m&s vouchers at a Macmillan coffee morning on Friday, dd4 needs some new clothes so going to buy her an outfit when we next go into town.

Campari Wed 24-Oct-12 15:52:33

While working in Dubai I won a round of golf at Arabian Ranches....I was so excited, I couldn't wait to go!!

...sadly we had to fly home before DH ever got round to booking it angry

JollyJackOLantern Fri 26-Oct-12 18:40:14

My parents won a ford fiesta. And a week in a holiday cottage. And various other things. They are a bit jammy.

ButtonF1Fan Mon 29-Oct-12 13:36:52

My son entered a competition online and won us a holiday to universal florida, for all 4 of us!
My best prize was australia for 2 adults with daybreak tv.

EcoLady Fri 09-Nov-12 14:55:33

I go through phases of entering things. I won a portable DVD player and a film plus promotional goodies for it on here

Puffin have nice book prizes We won a chance to meet an author but it was on a day that clashed with a holiday!

NG Kids are good too

Best prize ever was via a corporate contact though. DH and I got a trip to Sweden with a stay at the Ice Hotel!

JessLG Tue 20-Nov-12 15:54:37

I have won quite a lot of stuff and I don't enter all that often. The best things I've won included 5 nail polishes from Maybelline, a soft toy bear and a box of chocolates!

TennisFan42 Thu 22-Nov-12 06:58:58

I used to enter competitions regularly although for the last few years I've only entered the occasional one.
Prizes I've had:
- a digital camera
- tickets to Eastbourne tennis
- tickets to The Dice House in the west end
- 25 books which were the nominees for a book award (I think it was WH Smiths)
- Edinburgh Festival innovations competition - £100 of dvds/books (unfortunately of their choice not mine)
- The best prize I won was for a slogan competition for impulse fragrance. I won the top prize which was a weekend in a top london hotel, £150 to spend in the hotel’s restaurant (Asia de Cuba), tickets to see Chicago (with David Hasselhoff in it!) and £2,000 to spend with a personal shopper at Selfridges – those vouchers lasted me about 2 years!

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 22-Nov-12 07:06:14

A holiday to the Dominican with Thomas Cook smile

MsVelvet Thu 13-Dec-12 13:54:36

I once won a pink vespa moped from a bottle of vitel water, all i had to do was text the number and they rang me up. had to sell it when i was skint a couple of years after dd was born though smile

butisthismyname Thu 13-Dec-12 13:57:43

I won a three day Boot Camp at Champneys in July grin Took dd22 along and we had a fab time!

MrsMarigold Thu 13-Dec-12 14:18:53

I once won an international poetry competition when I was 12 - the irony is everyone had to write a poem on the environment for homework. The teacher selected the best one and submitted it to the competition. We were going out to dinner that night and I was ranting to my mother about how lame the whole thing was and she recorded my rant told me to write it down and submit it as my effort - I felt a bit funny when I won.

I haven't won anything else but judged a children's colouring competition in Africa - the prize was a bicycle and a donation of books to the school library. There were thousands of entries and it was very difficult to choose a winner. when I contacted the winner he was so delighted and it was amazing - I still get a tear in my eye thing of it.

MrsMarigold Thu 13-Dec-12 14:19:15


MrsHoarder Sun 06-Jan-13 11:12:51

Nothing on here. Once won some mothering Sunday flowers for my DM from a local paper (tell us why your mum deserves flowers) and £50 for doing a feedback thingy after having my tyres changed

Doughnutmaestro Wed 22-May-13 20:52:11

Won tickets to the baby show last year, spent a small fortune and as ds was 18ish months and I'm rather fat everyone assumed I was pregnant with number 2, in the end I gave up correcting them but I was quietly sad
When I was young, Jurassic park was coming out at the cinema there was a competition in the local paper that was basically which of these isn't a dinosaur there was Tyrannosaurus rex, Brontosaurus and some silly made up one which was obviously fake, I wrote in and informed them in no uncertain terms that their competition was stupid, only the Trex was actually a dinosaur, they'd discovered that the brontosaurus never really existed
They sent me a letter of apology and second prize of a lump of orange plastic with a fake fly in it, supposedly amber.

I was an insufferable know-all lol

HorseyGirl1 Sat 06-Jul-13 20:56:25

I have never won as much as a free bar of chocolate! 8-0 at all you lucky people. Maybe my big win is still to come - wonder what it will be? Dreams of new car.....

ouryve Sat 06-Jul-13 20:57:37

I've won loads on here and done some pretty high value product tests.

HorseyGirl1 Thu 11-Jul-13 14:51:55

I actually won a book for my little boy on here in the first comp. I ever entered on here! Can't believe it - sooo pleased and surprised! 8-)

bruffin Thu 11-Jul-13 15:08:44

When LBC was a local radio station i won a few tickets

A private viewing of Pirates of the Caribbean at a hotel. Free wine and nibbles beforehand and the cinema a huge leather armchair seats.

Tickets to see the premier of Starsky and Hutch in Leicester Square

Tickets to a see Michael Ball picnic concert

also one a Superplexus maze ball from a newspaper

louise88uk Thu 18-Jul-13 10:44:30

Yes, I won 4 X Nintendo 3DS consoles on a walkers competition smile
I've never won anything before this & to win 4 of them was a bonus.
Funnily enough I'd been to a xmas event where there was a palm reader and she told me I was going to win something in the next 4 weeks and I did!

allotmentgirl82 Sat 27-Jul-13 20:18:29

I won £200 of love2shop vouchers on here. They came in handy for diy stuff as we are selling up and moving to Cornwall- 330 miles away!

deleted203 Sat 27-Jul-13 20:20:49

The only thing I've ever won was first prize in the raffle when the DCs were at nursery. And it was lovely!

A lady who made dolls houses had made a baker's shop - complete with tiny trays of jam tarts, sausage rolls, wedding cake, etc. (And the baker). We still have it and the DCs played and played with it!

deleted203 Sat 27-Jul-13 20:22:14

Oh - and DD1 won a bike in primary school! It was one of those 'Design a Road Safety Poster' things for all children in the County. She was chuffed to bits.

pattiesplum Wed 31-Jul-13 12:30:06

I have won a few. Sadly not big prizes but it is such a thrill to win even little things like books and make up.

EeTraceyluv Wed 31-Jul-13 12:41:46

Weekend at Champneys last year. Twas fabulous.

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