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Summer Wins 2019

It’s been a few months since my last post so thought it was time to do a new blog post with all the lovely wins I’ve had over the last few months.

I think I need to go right back to March, I won a beautiful wooden kitchen from Kiddistyle on Instagram, I brought my daughter Daisy a wooden kitchen for Christmas and felt like I couldn’t justify keeping this one even though it was beautiful. I gifted this to my niece Violet who is the same age as Daisy and she loves it.


April brought a handful of wins from various companies.

A Mini First Aid Kit on Instagram from Mini First Aid


A roll of ribbon on Instagram from Berisford Ribbons

A pack of nappies for myself and a pack for a friend on Facebook from Rascal & Friends


A brand new cordless hoover on Facebook from Capital Carpet & Oven Cleaning – I absolutely love my new hoover and came at the right time with our old one breaking

In May I won the following prizes;

A signed children’s book on Twitter from Janey Louise Jones – (Princess Poppy please please save the bees)

A PS4 game on Twitter from Smyths toy store

A bottle of Cherry gin on Twitter from Aviemore Big Mix Festival

A set of children’s books from Parents in touch on Instagram

A £20 flexi e-gift card from Iwon Iwon on Facebook

£20 Gift card on Facebook from Greene King Pubs for our local pub in Gamston

The Goose

In June I won a lovely prize on Instagram which was a box full of goodies containing makeup and toiletries from Glossme1up.

A lovely prize from Oodlique on Facebook – personalized star themed bunting

Best prize of the month is a fantastic travel cot I’ve won for my sister who is expecting her first baby in August. This is one item she’s not got yet. I had a lovely winning message on Twitter from Bizzie Baby UK informing me I’d won the BabyHub Sleep space in ruby red which they dispatched to me by courier.

My final wins for this August are a couple of items I’ve put away for Christmas for Daisy, a Hatchimal Pixie which I won on Instagram from love_ro-ra and a mystery package which contained a Scruff a Luvs limited edition blossom bunny which I have no idea where it came from, I’m guessing it was from a girl magazine because it was addressed to Daisy.

I had a Twitter win from Taste inc, a bit of a odd prize but I won some chicken fillets, they kindly sent me some vouchers, I was a bit worried they were going to send me chicken through the post! lol.

I also had a Twitter win from Now music, I’ve won 2 music albums, Now that’s what I call music 3, Now that’s what I call music 103 and a 6 month subscription to the Now music app.

My final win was 2 cinema tickets for Cineworld which were from an instant win with J20, i have my lovely comping friends on Instagram to thank for this one which they shared in our comping group, thanks guys my boys are going to be so excited, now we just need to decide on which movie we’re going to watch.

That’s all for now, can’t wait to see what I win over the Autumn months in the run up to Christmas.

Thanks for reading

C x






February Prize Wins

February has been a really good month for me, my first win of the new month was a bit of a surprise, it was the first Saturday of February and on that morning the postman delivered me a big gold envelope through my letter box, when I first opened it I thought it was just a marketing mailer in the form of a cardboard cheque but after closer inspection it was actually a postcode lottery win of £1000. I can’t tell you how much this means to me and I know it wasn’t a competition win as such but I thought I would put it in my February blog just so I can look back on this one day.  My son Alfie is already mentally spending my winnings for his upcoming birthday in April, all I can say is that he’s got expensive taste!


I’ve been quite lucky throughout February and am truly grateful for even the small prizes, this month I was super lucky and won cinema tickets twice which I’ve never ever won before.

Apparently in the UK we celebrate National Popcorn Day, who even knew this was a thing, I was lucky to win a selection of Popcorn goodies from Butterkist on their Instagram competition along with a £50 Odeon cinema voucher, this came just in time for the half term holidays. My boys were well and truly spoilt with a trip to the cinema to watch the new Lego movie 2 and to also watch The boy who would be king.


I’ve just recently won another cinema gift card on Twitter in the last couple of days from Hyper Recruitment, they messaged me to inform me I’d won their competition and had won a £20 Cineworld voucher, I am over the moon and will save this for the next half term holidays. It’s so lovely to treat the kids to the cinema but as a family of 5 it does get expensive and I’m truly grateful for this wonderful hobby and the wonderful prizes it brings.

Some of my other prizes throughout February are listed below

Instagram Valentines Competition – Online Star Register – I won a star which I got to choose and name and it is now officially registered on the official star register, I’m not going to go into too much detail and tell you the name yet, I’m keeping this one a secret and am gifting it to my husband for his birthday in April, now that really is a fab prize!

Instagram – Bottle of Canadian Maple Syrup from Pure Maple Syrup

Twitter – Lavera Official – Lavera tinted moisturising cream and lipstick


Twitter – 4 Tickets to the Cheltenham Festival which starts in March – now this really is a fab prize for my husband, he absolutely loves his horse racing.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a lucky March with Pancake day and World Book day coming up. I wish you all lots of luck too.

Thanks for reading

Corina x


Competition Wins – Autumn/Winter

This blog post is extremely overdue, as you can see by the title, this blog post is a combination of competition wins from September 2018 on wards right up until January 2019. I have no excuses really other than my normal excuse and that’s family life, there never seems to be enough hours in the day juggling work, home life & 3 kids.

To shorten down my blog post I’m just going to list what I’ve won and when/how I won it.


Children’s lunch bag won on Instagram with Nuby


A personalized Christmas eve plate won with jenjenscraftcreations on Instagram



Vamperina toy guitar – won from a children’s magazine entry/email

A children’s book from DK Books which was an online entry

Jan 13

Chocolate Advent calendar worth £9.95 from Heavenly Chocolate on Facebook

Jan 12

Disney Cars walkie talkies – I’m not sure where this one came from, this one was anonymous with no letter which is rather frustrating, I put this one away for Charlie’s birthday

Jan 4


A pink mi-potty won on Instagram – perfect for Spring when we start potty training with Daisy

Jan 11

Sweet Pups from Animals & You Magazine – Email entry



In the night garden book which was won online in an advent competition

Tanning cream & tanning mitten – won on Instagram with siennaxofficial

Face Oils – won with sofialatifoils on Instagram

£30 worth of candles won on Instagram with Shiredalecandles, I was really chuffed with this prize because I absolutely adore candles and these are fantastic, they smell divine and I even got to pick which scents I wanted.

Jan 14

Katy Sue Christmas Moulds won on Facebook with Party Animal Online Sugar Crafts

2 bags of coffee won on Instagram with mevagisseycoffee

A blush pink and rose gold watch and bracelet set from Damart – this was an advent competition on Facebook. I absolutely love the watch and strangely enough I had put a blush pink watch on my Christmas list, talk about fate!

Jan 7

A Kelloggs Elf on the shelf breakfast party pack – won inside our Rice Krispies!

January 2019

Pull my finger game – this one just turned up out of the blue and I have no idea where this one came from, my boys love this game, they just love how the monkey’s butt inflates and farts, just up their street!

£10 online voucher with Cafepod – won on Facebook

£600 worth of treatments with thestudioxh1 on Instagram, be warned when enter competitions, don’t get carried away and enter any old random ones because this is what happens if you do. My and my good friend Patricia (my comping buddy) both won this, this was a prize for you and your friend but neither of us checked the location of the salon and it turned out to be miles away. To be honest, I really wouldn’t have gone through with this prize, I’m not brave enough to try Micropigmentation lip blush, sounds a bit scary!

Jan 1

2 boxes of hair dye from a Facebook competition with Colour Freedom, I think someone secretly heard my inner thoughts, just lately the grey hairs have been sneaking through and I kept saying to myself that I really must dye my hair and blow me I go and win some! Got to be some kind of Law of Attraction thing going on here!

A Zimplikids crazy bundle on Instagram – this was quite exciting to win, my husband unfortunately doesn’t share my excitement. I won an amazing bundle of Gellibaff products and slime products. I wasn’t expecting the bundle to be so big, we have 8 of their products in total. I’ve not told the boys and am struggling to keep my excitement to  myself, I’ve put a few packs away for Alfie’s birthday coming up in April, I want to keep a few for summer which will be great to have out in the garden and depending on the shelf life of these products I would really like to hold some back for Christmas.


My final win to end the month was from Butterkist popcorn on Instagram and was from their National popcorn day competition, we won a fantastic prize consisting of a £50 Odeon voucher and a box of tasty Butterkist popcorn for all the family to enjoy.

February wins have already started coming including a win from the Postcode Lottery which I will fill you in on next month.

Thanks for reading and I hope this blog post has given you all some motivation to keep going.

C x






Summer wins of 2018

It’s been a few months since my last update which was April, May was quiet and I only won 1 item so I decided it wasn’t worth writing a blog post, fast forward a few months and summer is coming to a close. I’m combining all my wins from May through to August in this one blog post.

After much chasing I finally received my signed Manchester United football shirt from Epson which I won a few months ago on Instagram, I’m over the moon with this prize.

In May I won a cute little gardening set for my little ones which was won on Facebook with Spear & Jackson UK.

August 9

June was more fruitful and I had a few wins throughout the month, on Instagram I won a personalized cake topper which I’ve had personalized for my Daughter Daisy’s 2nd birthday which I’ve put away until December, this was won through The Little Letter Studio, please go check them out on Instagram, they do some beautiful creative cake toppers.


My next win was from a promotion that was run by Nestle and I spotted the instant win competition on my KitKat wrapper and also nabbed my father in law’s wrapper too, people must think I’m bonkers! This promotion was a code that you had to enter online and I bagged myself a Now TV Kids 1 month pass and a Now TV movie 1 month pass.

On the 13th of June I received a message on Twitter from Now informing me I’d won their Freebie Friday competition and had won 2 CD’s – Now That’s What I Call Dad Rock & Now That’s What I Call Jazz.

A lovely cross stitch turned up in the post a few days later which was from an online competition with The World of Cross Stitching Magazine, I’ve put this away to start in Autumn, I already have a couple on the go which I’m trying to finish and can’t wait to get started on this one.


On the 19th June I triumphed and won the Freebie Friday competition with Jazz Apples, I don’t know why but I enter this one every week and it’s not like I really want the prize either, I guess that competitive side of me rears its ugly head, I guess I just wanted to win. My hubby loves me! Another mismatched mug for the cupboard! Lol.

My final win for June wasn’t from a competition entry as such, it was a welcome win of £10 from the Postcode lottery, you know what they say, “You’ve got to be in it to win it” I’m going to now sit and wait patiently for my jackpot win, I’m just biding my time!

July was quite a good month too, my first win for July was a scented candle from a win on Facebook with Mystic Moments. A few days later a win came from Facebook from Lypsyl which was a lovely bundle of goodies which was a lovely water bottle, a selection of Lypsyl products and a weeks supply of Charnos Hosiery.

July the 8th brought a lovely win on Facebook from Sponge Cakes Ltd, in the post I received a chocolate sponge cake for 8 people, which was beautiful and so tasty, I was so impressed with the presentation, it even came with a little congratulations card and napkins! I will definitely look this company up again in the near future to send a cake as a gift, such a lovely idea and different.

My final 2 wins for July were 2 Mascaras, one for me and one for a friend on Facebook with Dream Weave mascara and a win from Girl Talk magazine which was perfect timing for the start of the summer holidays – an art pad and 3 tins of art crayons.

August saw the start of the Carabao £1 million giveaway, I tried to stay away from this one as it’s not really a product I’d normally buy or consume but ended up getting swept along with all the excitement, who doesn’t love the excitement of an instant win? So far I’ve managed to bag myself x 3 £5 wins and 1 x £10 win, unfortunately the drink ends up down the sink or toilet.

It took me a while to track down the energy drink and 6 shops later finally spotted it in my Sainsburys local in my village. The cans are reduced at the moment and are currently £1 each. I treat it as though I’m buying a scratch card and try not to get too carried away.

My final win for August was an unexpected packet in the post with a Marcella dvd box set of series 1 & 2. Unfortunately there was no letter or compliment slip so I’m not really sure where this one came from.

August 1

I guess you could say that August was a bit of a flop but I put that down to the school holidays and having to work and juggle 3 children. I will definitely be upping my game for September so I can start stock piling for Christmas. Only 110 days to go!

Thank you popping along and having a read

C x



April Competition Wins 2018

April has been the fastest month ever, it came and went in a flash, I think it went so quick because there was just so much going on in April, nearly every week of April there was a family birthday, I also had a funeral and a wedding, such a crazy month, I’m surprised I had any time for comping. Most of my wins seem to have come in at the end of April and all came just in time for me writing my April blog post, I’m pleased I get to write something this month.

My first win came on the 12th April and came by email, I’m not really sure if you count this as a win but it’s a very clever way for promoters to promote their products, I came runner-up in an Instagram competition and received a 50% off code for any print off their website with free delivery. I had a browse on their website just out of curiosity and did see a really nice print for my daughter Daisy. I don’t think I would have paid the full price but was happy with 50% off.

On the 14th April my lovely friend Patricia who I met through Lucky Learners on Facebook sent me a message about the Mcvitites text to win competition, I thought I would give it a go and won myself cinema tickets twice. I love to share competitions too so told all my family to give it a try and my sister managed to win herself a family day out and has just recently received her buy a gift pack through the post worth £29, not bad for a simple text entry.

On the 26th April I received a lovely Instagram message from Little Dish, this was a competition they ran where you had to follow them, like their photo and then comment your favourite place you like to spend a day out with your family, my entry was picked as a winning entry and I won a Micro Trike and 3 months supply of fruity bites.

The 30th April brought 2 wins, one was a Twitter message from Your Home Magazine and I won myself a industrial-style wall clock courtesy of To Love and be loved! & a Facebook win from Green King pubs, I won myself 2 main meals at one of their restaurants which I’m going to use to treat the hubby, the small wins are definitely the best.

And that’s it for April, I’m going to focus all my efforts for May on trying to win myself some lovely things for my garden now the weather is starting to pick up, I’d love to win myself a rattan outdoor sofa set and would love to win a Little Tikes Fountain Factory water table for my little ones. Wish me luck. xx


March Competition Wins 2018

I didn’t write a blog post for February, I only had 2 wins for the month and I felt like it really wasn’t worth writing about so I’m going to include February’s wins in this blog post.

In February I received an email from Gransnet letting me know that I’d won one of their Twitter competitions and won a signed copy of the book Rise Up, Women!

February also brought another win and a winning email from Shout Magazine, I think this was an email entry and I won a set of new impulse body sprays which smell absolutely lovely, I’ve kept these for myself!

Cakepops 3

Also in February my LK Bennett handbag arrived which is just beautiful, this was an advent win from December and did take a bit of chasing. This was meant to be collected from London but I managed to get the prize posted out. I offered to pay for the postage, the promoter didn’t seem to mind and posted it out to me at no extra cost, it’s always worth asking the question rather than losing out on a prize.

Cakepops 4

March has been another quiet month for me, I really need to up my comping for April but don’t think I have much chance of that happening, we’ve got lots of birthdays coming up, my sisters wedding and it’s currently the Easter holidays but I will certainly try my best, wish me luck!

On the 5th March I received a lovely Instagram message from Epson UK letting me know I’d won a signed Manchester United shirt, I even got to choose which player I wanted to sign it. I’m still waiting for my prize to arrive and I’m so excited waiting for it.

My final win for March was another Instagram win, Instagram is my favorite social media platform at the moment for entering competitions. I received a lovely gift from Bluebirdbabygifts, I’ve won some lovely baby socks, I opted for girl socks because a friend of mine is having a little girl. When I first showed my two boys they got excited and thought I’d won sweet treats for them, they came in such lovely packaging and look like cake pops. I can’t wait to give them to her when little baby girl arrives.

Well that’s it for me, another month over, it’s time to get stuck into April and see what April brings.

Happy comping!

C x


January Wins 2018 – The start of a new comping year.

I love it when a new comping year starts, I love to look back over the year of my wins and successes, I find this sets me up for the start of a new year. I love to set myself new comping goals. Last year my goal was to get to grips with Instagram and I can proudly say that I have had a few wins from Instagram.

I think this year my goal needs to be how I organize my time and plan my days better. As a working mum to 3 I find it hard to squeeze everything in, I want to be doing all my hobbies so definitely need a plan of action. I just love comping, blogging, cross stitching and reading but can’t enought time to do them all. There’s just never enough hours in the day!

My January started off really well, on the 3rd of January I received a Facebook message from KidsKnowBest informing me that I’d won one of their Facebook competitions and had won a FurReal beagle call ‘Chatty Charlie’. This came at such a great time, we celebrated my son Charlie’s 5th birthday on the 7th of January. The promotor advised me that it would arrive for Charlie’s birthday but they experienced a few delays in posting it out to me and it arrived a few days after Charlie’s birthday. He absolutely loves it to bits. This wouldn’t normally be the kind of toy I’d buy with it being a bit on the expensive side and I feel so lucky to have won this for Charlie. I love my hobby and love to give my children presents that I wouldn’t normally be able to afford. Charlie sleeps with his beagle everynight and they are now inseperable.

On the 9th of January another Facebook message arrive and this was from a company called Raring2go to inform me that I’d won Day 20 of their December advent competition. I thought all advent competitions would be done and dusted so I was quite surprised to learn this was from back in December. To enter you had to guess how many chocolates were in the glass jar, like their company page and post and comment your answer. I never do well at guess competitions but was so pleased to be announced their winner. I won a £50 bundle of scented stationery from Scentco UK. I’ve put this prize away for my son Alfie for his birthday in April.


The 15th of January brought me a win from Millie & Ted on Facebook, I won a 2kg bag of dog food which I entered for my brother for his dog Mower. It’s just great to be able to gift prizes that I win, another perk of the job!

I’ve been entering the Millie & Ted freebie Friday competitions for months now and I can finally say I’ve won. Hooray!

My final win for the month came on the 19th of January from a lovely company on Facebook called ‘I am Nat’, they do beautiful nursery prints and I was so lucky to win myself one for my baby daughter’s bedroom. There were 6 winners in this competition and to enter you had to comment your favourite print out of the 6 prints shown in the photo. They are all beautiful but I chose the one that says “Sweet Dreams Little One”. I can’t wait to put this up on Daisy’s wall.

That’s it for January and I’m so pleased we are now in February, January just felt so so long! There’s lots of valentine competitions around at the moment so these will certainly keep me busy, I just need to find more time in my crazy hectic life!

Thank you for reading

Good Luck all for lots of February wins

C xxxxxxx