Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Win a Belo & Me Lunch bag

The latest competition from Yet Another Blogging Mummy gives you the chance to win a Belo & Me lunch bag. Visit the competition page and follow the link to the Rafflecopter entry form.Closing May 7th.

One of those days.....

Does this ever happen to you? someecards.com - I retweeted a comp.... then realised I didn't want the prize.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

How compers interact with brands #compinfluence14

Here is an infographic showing the results of a survey of  nearly 900 compers, to show brands  how we relate to them and what kind of interaction from us they can expect in return for running their competitions. I'm sure a lot of brands will be surprised - and maybe it will encourage them to run more competitions.

Win a Kindle Fire - and read the results of the comping survey

You may remember that a few weeks ago I told you about  a survey that was being conducted about comping. Well, the results are in - and they dispel a lot of the myths that  businesses and non-compers have long believed about us compers. Tamba have put together a great infographic about the results - and alongside it, are giving you a chance to win a Kindle HD 8GB.

To enter, go and visit the infographic page - you will find the Rafflecopter form on the right hand side of the page. The closing date is May 31st.

Win a holiday weekend for you and up to 4 friends

Samping organises camping holidays for singles, and they are giving away a weekend holiday for you and up to 4 friends. All you need to do is visit their Facebook page and like and share the competition post which is pinned to the top of the page. The draw takes place on May 10th.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Win prizes every day with Febreze

If you're on Twitter @FebrezeUK have a great competition for you, each day until 1st May 2014 they are giving away a Febreze #sleephappy hamper which includes a Silentnight mattress! All you have to do is share your sleepy selfie with @FebrezeUK on Twitter and include #sleephappy in your tweet. Winners will be selected at random at 4pm each day. Good luck! You can view all the T&C's here http://spr.ly/618490Mj
 
You can follow them using this tweet - and even reply to it with your selfie, all without leaving this page!
 
 
 

Friday, 25 April 2014

Win two vinyl LPs

I so nearly wrote CDs rather than LPs in the title of this post! But the prize albums are real vinyl ones.  Life of Vinyl is giving away Adele's award winning album 21 and Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events. To enter, visit the competition page and answer the question you will find there. The closing date is April 30th.

Win £100 To Spend At Here For A Pound!

Win £100 To Spend At Here For A Pound!
 
Enter The 'HERE FOR A POUND' competition for your chance to win £100 to spend at www.hereforapound.com
 
 
Restrictions: Competition open for UK residents only, one entry per person.
 
Closing date: 31 May, 2014
 
 
About Here For A Pound
 
Hereforapound.com is the first online pound offering where shoppers can choose from a range of everyday household essentials from cleaning products, batteries, toiletries, kitchen items, snacks and treats and toys for £1.
 

Win a Gold iPhone 5s

There's a new app coming soon to Android and iPhone - called Wozityou, it looks as if it's going to be a way of chatting using doodles. And to celebrate the launch, Meshchat are giving away a Gold iPhone 5s.

To enter, all you need to do is follow them on Twitter and Retweet any of their tweets about the competition. Here is one tweet you can use - you can follow them and retweet it right here! 


The closing date is April 30th and you can read the full terms and conditions here.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Bloggers - win £200 worth of Rare London vouchers

You need to have a blog in order to enter this competition, which Rare London are running and has a prize of £200 worth of vouchers.

You can read the full details of the competition on their blog post about it, but the basic idea is to write a post about "Clothes I can't live without" and tag three blogging friends who might like to enter. Check the full entry details before writing your post!

The closing date is April 30th.

Win £200 of brabantia laundry products

The latest competition from Brabantia is here!

They've launched their new Love the Season competition! The winner will receive a clever WallFix or SmartLift Dryer and handy Peg Bag, plus five runners up will each receive a fab Red Rectangular Portable Laundry Bag. What's not to love? Enter here: http://bit.ly/1eryqpS
 
There's a chance to win £200 worth of Laundry products and five runners up get a funky new Brabantia laundry bag too!

The closing date is May 8th

Teenage students can win an iPad mini and more

Success at School is a careers education  site for young people in the UK who have just launched a new comp for students aged 13-18. They should enter here.

They can win an iPad Mini and other great prizes by saying what they want to see on successatschool.org.
 
To take part, just sign in or register to the site and suggest an idea; it could be anything from a new article or feature to a burning careers question or a comment on the colour scheme..
 
The best suggestions will take home one of the top prizes on 1st September.
 
1st prize: iPad mini
2nd prize: iPod shuffle
Monthly prize: £10 Amazon voucher
 
Open to: All UK students and young people aged 13-18
Deadline: 1st September

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Win a Jelly Bean machine

Do you know that today, April 22nd, is National Jelly Bean Day? Neither did I, until now. But Kavey Eats does, which is why they are giving you the chanced to win a jelly bean machine - and a kilo of beans to fill it with.

 
To enter, head over to the competition page where you can enter by commenting, tweeting and/or liking on Facebook. The closing date is May 9th.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Win a set of six children's books

Here's another lovely competition from Yet Another Blogging Mummy. This time the prize is a signed set of six Badger the Mystical Mutt books. Enter on the competition page, following the link to either the Rafflecopter widget or Facebook page, by the closing date of April 28th.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Win Retro Ray-Ban Sunglasses

http://hotfuel.co.uk/giveaway

Win Retro Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Enter the Hofuel Free Prize Giveaway for a chance to Win a pair of Retro Ray-Ban Sunglasses! Enter. Share. Win!

Ends 4th May 2014

Travel and Leisure magazine - lots of competitions

Have you seen just how many competitions there are to enter at TLM (Travel and Leisure Magazine) at the moment?

Their competition page is well worth bookmarking to visit regularly - I have it stored in my favourites - but I don't think I've ever seen quite as many competitions there as they have at the moment. You could win anything from some dog food to a trip to the Maldives!

Do you hate voting competitions?

So do I, they are open to so much abuse, cheating and vote buying. As well as incessant pestering for votes. If you read my guidelines for promoters wishing me to list a competition  on here, you will see that I turn down any competition where the winner is chosen by a public vote.

I've started to sound like a grumpy old woman recently, with the number of vote requests I've refused and voting "event" invitations I've turned down (what kind of a event is it, anyway, if there's no wine and cake involved?). And since a grumpy cat is better than a grumpy woman, I created this meme - do feel free to grab it and use it yourself if you wish!  Older readers may remember the signs that corner shops displayed in the 1950s and 60s that said "Please do not ask for credit, as a refusal often offends" which was my inspiration for the picture.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Win a mattress

This month's competition from Archers Sleepcentre is giving you the chance to win a Silentnight Mattress-Now Comfortable Double Mattress worth £150. (Roll-up mattress / comes in a box)

Simply enter on their Facebook page. You can get extra entries if your friends enter through a link you can share (and just in case you were wondering, the link I've given here isn't my own sharing link, it will take you straight to the entry page without giving me a bonus entry!)

The closing date is April 30th
 

Win a play house

Walton Garden Buildings have a lovely play house to be won in their Easter Egg Hunt competition. You can read all about the competition on their blog. The task is to count up the number of hidden Easter Eggs and enter the total on their Facebook page . Unlike some of the Easter Egg hunts around, you don't have to search the whole site, they are all hidden within images of Playhouses, so you know where to look for them!

The closing date is April 23rd.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Bloggers - win £500 of made.com vouchers!

British Gas  are running a competition in conjunction with Love Chic Living and heart Home magazine, where one UK based blogger or business owner can win £500 of made.com vouchers.

All you need to do is write a blog post with a before and after photo of the unique ‘desk landscape’ and post the URL of their entry on a host site: http://hearthomemag.co.uk/blog/win-500-voucher-from-made-com/ or http://lovechicliving.co.uk/bloggers-competition-win-500-spend-made-com/
 
Terms and conditions can be found on the British Gas Business blog: http://www.britishgas.co.uk/business/blog/british-gas-business-desk-landscapes-competition/
 
The closing date is May 2nd

The Lottie Superhero Outfit Design Competition

The Lottie Superhero Outfit Design Competition
 
 
 
The prize
-          One lucky child will see their superhero outfit design manufactured and made commercially available in Autumn 2014.
-          The winning child will see their original artwork design, first name, age, city and country on the back of the outfit packaging
-          The winning child will also win the entire range of Lottie dolls, accessories and outfits
 
How to enter
  1. Parents: Go to the Superhero Contest app on the Lottie Facebook page at http://bit.ly/1hNteY4 ; like the page and download and print out the Superhero Outfit Design template.
  2. Kids: Start colouring and create a superhero outfit design for Lottie
  3. Parents: Take a photo of your child’s design and upload it on the Lottie Facebook app, and fill in a form to allow your child to enter.
 
Terms and Conditions
-          Competition open to kids aged 10, and under only
-          Parental permission required to enter the competition
-          Competition closing date 7th May 2014
-          A winner will be selected by jury and confidentially notified in May 2014
-          Multiple entries permitted
-          Full terms and conditions available at:  http://www.lottie.com/superhero-outfit-design-competition-terms-conditions/
 
 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Win a Baker Days letterbox cake

The latest competition from Yet Another Blogging Mummy is to win a letterbox cake (ie one that will fit through your letterbox so you don't need to wait home for delivery) from Baker Days. Read all about the gluten free version and enter on the competition page. The closing date is April 18th.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Win A Champagne Afternoon Tea For 2

Win A Champagne Afternoon Tea For 2
 
This month AGA Foodhall are offering you a champagne afternoon tea for 2 at The Cadogan Hotel in London. This is a prize money can't buy! If you are a "foodie" lover this will be a once in a lifetime experience for you! Enter your email address for a chance to win.
 
 
Restrictions: Competition open for UK residents only, one entry per person.
 
Closing date: 30 April, 2014
 
 
About AGA Foodhall
 
AGA Foodhall was born out of the team's passion for all things foodie and love for good, quality food.
They put together a selection of the very best food available and makes it easy for you, the customer to access it.

Win £100 to Spend at GSF Car Parts

Win £100 to Spend at GSF Car Parts
 
GSF Car Parts is offering you a chance to win £100 to spend on their Car Parts website. Submit your name and email address and be in to win.
 
 
Restrictions: Sweepstakes open only to UK residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older.
 
Limit: One (1) entry per person during the Promotion Period.
 
Closing date: 30 April, 2014
 
 
About GSF Car Parts
 
GSF Car Parts stock a range of parts for all makes of car and light commercial vehicles, whether you are looking for original quality or a budget version you can be sure of a great parts and discounts.

Win £200 Spending Spree with Brook Taverner

Win £200 Spending Spree with Brook Taverner
 
This month Brook Taverner is giving away a £200 spending spree. Simply enter your email to be in to win.
 
 
Restrictions: Competition open for UK residents only, one entry per person.
 
Closing date: 30 April, 2014
 
 
About Brook Taverner
 
Since 1912, Brook Taverner has been a leading name in classic men's tailoring. Their beautifully tailored suits, jackets, mens trousers and overcoats are produced using premium cloths from sources around the world. They offer FREE returns, FREE hemming and FREE alterations with every purchase.

Win £500 to Spend on Brook Taverner!

Win £500 to Spend on Brook Taverner!
 
Brook Taverner is offering you chance to win £500 to spend on Brook Taverner, simply by answering the question below.
 
Question: In which year did the Brook Taverner story start?
 
Answer:  B: 1912
 
 
Restrictions: Competition open for UK residents only, one entry per person.
 
Closing date: 30 April, 2014
 
 
About Brook Taverner
Since 1912, Brook Taverner has been a leading name in classic men's tailoring. Their beautifully tailored suits, jackets, mens trousers and overcoats are produced using premium cloths from sources around the world. They offer FREE returns, FREE hemming and FREE alterations with every purchase

Win $200 NZD To Spend At Blis

Win $200 NZD To Spend At Blis
 
Note from Jane - although the prize value is given in New Zealand dollars, this competition is open worldwide. And UK residents can definitely win - I was last month's winner!
 
Enter the Blis competition to win $200 NZD to spend at blis.co.nz The winner will have the choice of product on the site and with free delivery, have any product they select sent to them any where in the world. Simply enter your email to be in to win.
 
 
Limit: One (1) entry per person during the competition period.
 
Closing date: 30 April, 2014
 
 
About Blis Technologies Limited
BLIS Technologies Limited was formed to commercialise BLIS (Bacteriocin-Like Inhibitory Substances) producing probiotic bacteria.
The company has developed consumer products for throat health, halitosis (bad breath), probiotic support for the body.
 

Two new competitions from Chez Maximka

Head over to Chez Maximka for two new competitions.

The first closes on April 25th  and is a Rafflecopter entry competition for a copy of The Quick by Lauren Owen, a supernatural/vampire book. The entry page is here.

The second closes on April 30th, with a prize of a selection of Schwartz Flavour Shots and Perfect Shakes. Enter using the Rafflecopter form on the competition page.

Win £150 of Next Home vouchers

Spotless Punch are giving away £150 of Next Home vouchers with two runners up prizes of £50 cleaning vouchers in their survey. Just complete the survey, which you can find here. The  closing date is April 30th.

You can find Spotless Punch on Twitter  and Facebook and of course on their website

Sunday, 6 April 2014

#GetYourBellyOut for Crohns and Colitis

If you were a reader of this blog last summer, you will know that I was hospitalised with e.coli which has left me with ongoing gut problems for which I have had a lot of tests. Ulcerative Colitis and Crohns Disease were two of the problems I was tested for. I've recently had the results, and been told that I am recovering from acute colitis, so I know that I'm one of the lucky ones who will eventually be completely well, but if it wasn't for the research being done into these conditions I'd probably not have been able to have the tests that have given me the almost-all-clear so although this post is nothing to do with comping or social media, I hope you will read it and consider supporting the cause. I'll hand over to the press release to tell you all about it:



SUFFERERS BUILD NATIONAL CAMPAIGN THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA TO RAISE AWARENESS OF CROHNS AND COLITIS

#GETYOURBELLYOUT

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past month, you will have seen the widespread cancer campaign #NoMakeupSelfie which has been covered online, in press and on your TV.  Women have been ‘sharing’ their natural skin selfies, in a bid to raise awareness for Cancer.

 The amazing NoMakeUpSelfie campaign raised funds and awareness for Cancer sufferers and their families, it was admirable.   Following in their footsteps, a small team decided to do the same for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), namely Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis - both of these diseases are debilitating, sometimes life-threatening, often humiliating…..and very few people have heard of them or know anything about them.   This was to change with the #GetYourBellyOut social media phenomenon! 

It all began on March 23rd, when Derbyshire based Marketing Manager, Sahara Fleetwood-Beresford decided she needed to do something to raise awareness of IBD, she wanted to make a difference. 

Along with some of the other members of the team working on this campaign, Sahara suffers with Ulcerative Colitis.  This is a relatively unknown and ‘invisible’ chronic condition which affects the colon, the large intestine (bowel) and rectum, which often becomes inflamed, causing severe ulcers on the lining of the colon. It is an auto-immune disease which can trigger complications such as infections and long-term health issues.  Sometimes surgery is the only option, sections of the intestines are often removed, especially in regards to Crohns disease which affects the entire digestive system.  The symptoms are downright nasty.  Someone who has Colitis or Crohns can expect to spend vast amounts of time either searching for or being stuck in, a toilet.  Imagine the nastiest sickness and dihorrhoea bug you've ever had and imagine dealing with that on a permanent basis, with the addition of blood loss so severe it can cause anaemia.  If you're lucky, doctors find medications to manage the disease and the symptoms become controllable - if you're not lucky, the only route available is surgery.  Often the medications have serious side effects that can be as upsetting as the disease itself.

Unfortunately these diseases are often confused with IBS which is a much milder and overall manageable condition. Colitis and Crohns Disease are totally incurable… to date.  Colitis issues can be eased if a colosotomy bag is used to bypass the bowel, although the malfunctioning immune system can still lead to further symptoms such as chronic arthritis, to name just one.

Crohns and Colitis is the UK association for IBD; providing information, support and guidance to sufferers and their families.  They also work hard to raise funds which they hope will eventually lead to a cure for IBD.  The problem is, how to raise funds for, and awareness of, a disease that so few people are willing to talk about because of the horrible nature of IBD and its symptoms.  Early in the campaign, Sahara decided it would need to be a campaign that got as many people as possible involved, and it had to be something that didn't involve financial outlay.  Small enterprises cannot afford huge expensive awareness campaigns.

We decided on something simple and effective.

 Everyone from the IBD community was encouraged to upload a photograph of their ‘belly pics’ alongside the hashtag #GetYourBellyOut onto social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.  They were also asked to text and donate IBDA99 to the dedicated number 70070 if they so wished.  The goal was to raise awareness and to support research into finding a cure.  People without IBD who had a passion to help find a cure and to tell other people about it, were also asked to join in.
                                     
A dedicated team of people joined Sahara and we have all worked very hard to co-ordinate this project.  Gemma Willingham, and Lorna Haymes both have Crohn's disease and Victoria Marie and Kay Wilkinson have Ulcerative Colitis. Despite the daily struggles we are all deal with, we have fought on with the #GetYourBellyOut campaign and have helped so many IBD patients come together with a common cause in mind:  A cure for IBD and to tell people about what it's like to have Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

 Sahara says of the #GetYourBellyOut campaign, which has now gone global “What started out as a campaign to raise awareness of an invisible illness that so many people suffer with in silence – has now become a unifying and inspirational campaign!"

“So far we have raised over £2,000 which will help fund research to find a cure for these debilitating and so far, incurable diseases – Crohns and Colitis – as well as helping the community find a voice!”

You can help raise awareness too by visiting the Just Giving page or text code IBDA99 (Inflammatory Bowel Disease Awareness) as well as texting donations to 70070!  Here is the Just Giving link: http://www.justgiving.com/teams/IBDAwareness

 Please join us in our efforts to raise money to find a cure for IBD and to raise awareness for IBD, upload a belly photo with the hashtag, post a blog, tweet about us, follow us on Twitter @GetYourBellyOut.  

 Join us on the #GetYourBellyOut Facebook Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/262578540582917/

It's an exciting, innovative campaign that is sweeping through social media and we'd love it if you supported us.  Thanks for reading, Sahara, Gem, Lorna, Victoria and Kay.
 




 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Win a solid oak lamp table

Oak Furniture UK are giving away a Solid Oak Lamp Table worth £189,  and two runners up will receive a voucher each worth £50 to spend on www.oakfurnitureuk.co

To enter you need to visit their survey page, share the infographic and then complete the survey. The competition closes on June 1st.

Win tickets to a Foodies Festival

As you probably know, I love everything to do with food, and the Foodies Festivals are a great celebration of food, with live talks and demonstrations, lots of stalls to buy food and drink from both to enjoy there and to take home, plus live music and entertainment for the family which makes them a great day out even if you aren't as obsessed with food as I am.

There are two Foodies festivals coming to London in May, at Marble Hill House near Richmond (May Bank Holiday – Saturday 24, Sunday 25 and Monday 26 May) and Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath (Friday 30 May, Saturday 31st May and Sunday June 1st). And Kavey Eats is giving away five pairs of tickets to the winner's choice of Festival.

To enter, just visit the competition page and follow the simple steps. The closing date is May 2nd.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Win 5 Sweetpea Pantry Bake-at-Home Mixes

Here's another lovely competition from Fab Food 4 All - two prizes, each of a set of 5 Sweetpea Pantry Bake-at-Home Mixes, ideal for baking with the family.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form on the competition page. The closing date is June 2nd.

The Winnin Post club - it's time to sign up for 2014-15

The Winnin Post club is a postal competition club, with a yearly club booklet containing over 30 competitions and draws with over 50 prizes to be won. And with membership limited to just 250 people, you have an excellent chance of winning a prize! There are extra competitions in separate mailings during the year too.

The competitions range from straightforward draws and simple puzzles to fiendish puzzles and writing and poetry comps, so there is something for everybody.

The new membership year starts on May 5th, and membership is £14 a year. To apply, send a cheque for £14.00, made payable to WINN SOMMOR, to

Winn Sommor
The Winnin Post Club
Erica Handling House
Tattershall
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN4 4NR

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Do you own a Citroen DS3? You could win a roof design for it.


The Citroën Retail Group is calling all DS3 owners to enter a competition to win a roof graphic!

Are you a Citroën DS3 owner? Would you like a chance to win a roof graphic to make your car even more distinctive?
 Then visit www.citroenretailgroup.co.uk/DS3-roof-competition and answer the following question:

The Citroën DS3 competes in which Motorsport series?
Formula One, World Superbikes or World Rally Championship?
 
The Citroën Retail Group is calling all DS3 owners to enter a competition to win one of the brand new DS3 roof graphics. From Monday 7th of April to Friday 11th of April, one roof design will be won each day and 5 lucky winners will be able to choose between the butterflies, chequeboard, jigsaw, leopard print, leaves & birds or union flag designs.
Roof designs are also available for purchase in all 14 Citroën Retail Group dealerships.

Visit www.citroenretailgroup.co.uk to locate your nearest dealer.

Win some cake decrating goodies

Yet Another Blogging Mummy has another competition for you - this time to win £10 of cake decorating goodies from Sugar and Crumbs. You can read all about Sugar and Crumbs on the review page, where there is a link to the Rafflecopter entry form. The competition closes on April 10th.