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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??

fulltothebrim Thu 09-Apr-15 13:43:51

Four days for four at the Celtic Manor Hotel in Wales, all expenses paid.

Two weeks for two ( before kids) all expenses island hopping in the Seychelles.


Theimpossiblegirl Thu 09-Apr-15 13:30:42

Carriecakes and Cazzycakes- are you the same person?

cherylai9 Mon 23-Mar-15 21:56:23

I've just won a canvas of my choice worth £50 and the soundtrack, £70 worth of Aquabeads and signed poster from the Second Exotic Marigold Hotel... crossing my fingers for something more amazing.

cococthecat Wed 25-Feb-15 10:55:48

I won a trip to the world cup in Brazil in June. I also won £1100 from visa. They did several competitions for the world cup on twitter and on their website. Those are the big ones but I did win a couple small ones as well such as some xbox one games etc. I think it's definetely worth entering competitions. How can you win if you don't enter? It's always worth a shot.

sylwright Mon 23-Feb-15 16:40:44

I have phases of entering competitions and over the years have won some brilliant prizes. The best one so far was a trip to Sydney, Australia to see Eric Clapton in concert, the prize also included a Fender Stratocaster guitar. We had a week in a five star hotel and it was fantastic.

kacymac Wed 07-May-14 13:12:14

I have won a week holiday for 2 people to Tenerife.. Plus voucher for£150 which i got a pair of boots. I also won a great prize bundle; smart TV, iPad mini, 20 blue ray movies, blue ray player, £100 pound of shopping vouchers.

Familyguyfan Tue 29-Apr-14 13:10:17

I won a full dinner set of my choice from a selection of 12. It was and is fabulous and I love it. I also won a toiletries set from confetti (was Ted Baker I think) and some Tilly and friends books from here which my dd adores. so thank you!

Jinty64 Tue 29-Apr-14 07:23:12

I've won £20 of mothercare vouchers, £70 on the lottery (4 numbers), a box of books, a book for ds3, £200 on the bingo (parkdean holiday), cinema tickets (for a cinema we don't have but gave them away) and £100. All these over the last £20 years. I would love to win a car!

violetlights Sat 26-Apr-14 18:47:25

Ooooh magentastardust.... you've gotten me thinking! Been to about 20 different countries with it, favourites were the Maldives, Hawaii, Japan and New Zealand... smile And I've sent about 40 other people on small or biggish holidays.... I fear my popularity is going to take a nose-dive when they run out... grin

LackaDAISYcal Fri 25-Apr-14 00:46:38

obv the face cream and hair stuff were separate to the George Foreman thing grin

LackaDAISYcal Fri 25-Apr-14 00:44:06

I won a breadmaker for getting star letter in BBC Vegetarian Good Food Mag circa 1995 <proudest moment>

More recently a £100 John Lewis voucher here for completing a survey on asthma.

Have also had several books, two lots of cinema tickets, Karcher steam cleaner and George Foreman cookery day with free grill, face cream and hair stuff...but those were product trials rather than competitions

MrsRuffdiamond Fri 25-Apr-14 00:27:04

As a teenager, I won an album by The Who (The Who By Numbers) in an N.M.E. competition. I was pretty damn pleased at the time, I can tell you! grin

magentastardust Fri 25-Apr-14 00:19:49

Ooh Violet lights how fab-where have you used your prize for?

I have won a few little prizes on twitter , make up, restaurant vouchers, signed books for ds. I don't even go on that often just happened to retweet a few things. Never won any MN prizes but have had some lovely things through the tester threads.

violetlights Thu 24-Apr-14 22:27:14

Ooooo... I won a huge travel competition five years ago - worth about £200,000. Luckily I've been able to share it with about family and friends... runs out this year... sad

KippyVonKipperson Thu 24-Apr-14 21:53:04

For those of you who are professional compers, how many would you say you enter per day/week?

Cazzycakes Thu 24-Apr-14 21:39:47

I have won loads, but then I enter millions lol. Its all about how many times your name is in the hat! Best week I had I won £2000, an Ipad 3, a Lumix camera and a trip to Barcelona to watch the footy! My kids are following in my footsteps now and in feb they won with Phillips lighting a competition that was open all over the world! A trip to Disneyland Paris with £500 spending money! :-)

KikitheKitKat Wed 23-Apr-14 18:06:07

I used to win quite a few in the 80s (including 2 holidays) but they were the 'complete the slogan' type. You don't see them much now so I don't bother.

Doubtfuldaphne Wed 23-Apr-14 18:00:33

You will not believe what i've won since January - I don't know how it's happened. £500 shopping vouchers, perfume, aftershave, jewellery, make up, arcadia voucher, tickets to a show, hair products, an easter hamper from hotel chocolat, even pizza vouchers?! Would love a holiday or some money though..i'm still skint.

Carriecakes Thu 20-Feb-14 22:17:23

I love comping!! But only yesterday I found out that my two children won the Phillips lighting competition where they had to design their own monster, and won a trip for four to DisneyLand Paris!!! We are so excited! I would never have been able to afford to take my four children anywhere this year without this! Luckily my eldest wants to stay with his nan and be near his girlfriend as Disneyland is a bit young for him now, but I can't wait to tell my daughter on her birthday what she has won! :-)

WeAllHaveWings Fri 14-Feb-14 14:35:37

We won a 3+2+1 piece suite in 1994 worth about £2k then! Went in and ordered a suite and entered a competition in store and got a call to say we'd won and we'd be getting our suite for free!

(still have the 2 seater in the spare room)

AnneEllis Fri 14-Feb-14 14:22:48

I have only just started entering competitions and was wondering if anyone had any tips for the best ones to enter?

duchesse Sun 09-Feb-14 09:17:55

No. I've entered loads and never won a thing.

elizadofuckall Sun 09-Feb-14 09:08:49

I won £250 of John Lewis vouchers on a MN competition last year smile

lanbro Fri 31-Jan-14 06:57:14

A week for 2 in Gran Canaria, won in a raffle in a nightclub on my birthday years ago. My parents won a Mediterranean cruise in a raffle too!

allroadsleadtohome Fri 31-Jan-14 06:53:55

I've won a £100 giftcard for Asda and about five teddy bears but that's pretty much it.

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