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What am I doing wrong?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Compers Chat Corner
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19721972 Forumite
924 posts
Part of the Furniture
edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Compers Chat Corner
I have won some amazing prizes in in the last 12 years - including a holiday to Austtralia, a holiday to Florida, 2 iPads, concert tickets.

I haven't won a thing in 16 months though, but I see people winning so much all the time.

Am I doing something wrong?

Thank you evryone who posts the comps - I will keep trying!
2019 Prize Total - £0/0 Prizes 2018 Prize Total - £100/1 Prize 2017 Prize Total - £250/2 Prizes
2016 Prize Total - £650/3 Prizes 2015 Prize Total - £250/5 Prizes 2014 Prize Total - £625/10 Prizes
2013 Prize Total - £430/5 Prizes


  • baconcobbaconcob Forumite
    211 posts
    Seventh Anniversary
    I think there are more people entering than there used to be.
  • Short-n-SweetShort-n-Sweet Forumite
    7.1K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Xmas Saver!
    Just wanted to say I have been comping for over 10 years now and this has been the absolute worst year for wins!
    Ask.. Believe.. Receive..

    Every Accomplishment Starts With The Decision To Try
  • LizB62LizB62 Forumite
    4K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    As above - there are just far more people entering competitions so our chances to win are lower than ever.
    I've got back into comping in the last few months and haven't won a thing yet - very very different from a few years ago !
    Just back to comping after a few years off due to family commitments. Hoping for some good luck - ideally I'd like to win a skiing holiday (not asking for much ;) )
  • DefoeDefoe Forumite
    596 posts
    Sixth Anniversary 500 Posts
    Two lovely free holidays in 12 years is surely fantastic! There will be saturation point at which new compers quickly become discouraged and drop out - so stay with it. Not hard for me as I chase down "lost causes" all the time......
    Still cracking on....
    Wins in 2019: 28 prizes realised value £278:eek:
    Wins in 2018: 59 prizes realised value £1,818:coffee:
    Wins in 2017: 53 prizes realised value £2,556:j
    Wins in 2016: 51 prizes realised value £790
    Wins in 2015: 81 prizes realised value £2,065 :beer:
  • SurfermomSurfermom Forumite
    1.4K posts
    Tenth Anniversary 1,000 Posts I won, I won, I won!
    I think we all get a lot less wins now than a few years ago.

    Besides more people entering I also think there are a lot less comps with good prizes. Many more for low value prizes these days.
  • chloeadkinschloeadkins Forumite
    10.3K posts
    I won, I won, I won!
    I have won 82 prizes so far this year - so keep positive! I know it's really a game of luck. xxx
    11 wins in August 2019 :j Thanks everyone x

    Anorexia Fighter & Proud NHS Worker!:)
  • mclarkiemclarkie Forumite
    8.7K posts
    Eighth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    I have gone six months without a win. I recently won a box of beer, that's it so far this year.
  • ZanzibZanzib Forumite
    5.3K posts
    Seventh Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    A lot of the same prizes are being offered across a number of sources too and often they're things I don't need or wouldn't want, so I'm not entering many at all now.
  • zuzuspetalszuzuspetals Forumite
    232 posts
    Part of the Furniture I won, I won, I won!
    I haven't won anything in almost two years, and before that it was about four years I think. I started comping about 12 years ago too, and it was great the first few years. People keep asking me why I don't enter competitions any more and I always tell them that I do, I just don't win anything!!
  • kfox92kfox92 Forumite
    277 posts
    Seventh Anniversary 100 Posts I won, I won, I won!
    I'm pretty sure Martin Lewis recently had a programme on TV about entering competitions to win more and as above I think more people are taking part. I haven't won anything for over a year but I did have a lovely win of £3000 January 2018. I'll keep going as others will drop out over time.

    Best Wins: £3000 Cheque, £100 Cheque, £50 Cheque, £100 Amazon Voucher, Amazon Dot, 2 Tickets WBA Vs Spurs, Emerald Birthstone Bracelet, Alex Monroe Scissor Necklace :)
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