2021 worst winning year?

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been comping for 10+ years, used to win at least 4-5 prizes a month. This has gradually declined over the last few years - it got to me winning about 4-5 a year. However, this year just gone I have won...0 prizes in total! :smiley: Has anyone else had a bad year or have I just been having a very long dry patch, lol? Happy new year and happy comping for 2022 everyone!
2020:Stationary bundle, puzzle book, Tarmac pen, bundle of games , gardening bundle, GIF collectables toy, Mars goodies, La ReDoute bundle, mug set. 2022: Feb: Maltesers biscuits, book
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  • pate-ci0
    pate-ci0 Posts: 2,592 Forumite
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    Won some things over the year, but struggling to get one a month (mostly under £20) and the worst total since 2009 (last of a 3 year spell where I won zilch, zero, nothing)
  • cagsd
    cagsd Posts: 7,625 Forumite
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    I actually put a thread in IWIWIW, about my (lack of) wins last year.  Very few and far between, and nothing like the 5-10 wins per month I was getting a few years back!! I had two wins in December but other than that, only one in August, one in April and one in January! Hoping this year will be better.  
  • ErnieCat
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    Just two wins this year, £100 from That's Life and book from Postcode Lottery.   I try and comp every day and was hoping for better.    Hoping 2022 will be better (although £100 was very welcome).. 
  • 1972
    1972 Posts: 959 Forumite
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    Nothing for me for over 3 years now!

    Good luck everyone for 2022!
    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
  • Juzza12
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    It was the worst year since I started. 

    There has been a decline in the last few years though I think, perhaps it's partly me being pickier with what I enter.
  • grannybiker
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    Lean pickings here too.
    Back in the heady days of comps such as ITV multiple online, The Times Rich List and Times Hourly we'd have 2/3 wins a week. Sometimes just toys or books, but a thrill none-the-less.
    2/3 a month would be great now!
    Worse things will have happened in the world today...
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  • debbiebats
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    I won a jar of face cream last January and nothing since. Entering several hundred competitions a week 🤷‍♀️
  • MallRat
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    I won on Pick My Postcode in January if that counts, but nothing else for me in 2021.

    I only enter a few a day, but still disappointing.

    Hoping for a good win in 2022 to make up for it though.. ;)
     
  • Ms_Dee
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    More people tend to be entering, whether it is to try and help their finance or because they are having to spend more time at home. The pandemic has a lot to do with it I think, less people being able to afford to give away bigger competition prizes and more people entering.

    My worse year was actually 2020, worse than my first year of comping, I didn't even reach £250 worth.
    I've been fairly lucky, I've won at least one prize every month from April 2016-Dec 2021 apart from Sept 19 and Aug 20.
    I do enter for quite a few different things, as I have so many children I can enter for - from babies to late teens, a variety of animals and other people I can provide for too, so I do have a fair amount of small wins, most of mine probably usually up to £25 each, but I do have the occasional bigger win, which for 2021 was £327.47.

    I ended 2021 with 56 prizes for the year with a total of: £1313.13 worth of prizes and vouchers and an additional £42.96 cash.

    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.
  • lilbooboo
    lilbooboo Posts: 495 Forumite
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    Ms_Dee said:
    More people tend to be entering, whether it is to try and help their finance or because they are having to spend more time at home. The pandemic has a lot to do with it I think, less people being able to afford to give away bigger competition prizes and more people entering.

    My worse year was actually 2020, worse than my first year of comping, I didn't even reach £250 worth.
    I've been fairly lucky, I've won at least one prize every month from April 2016-Dec 2021 apart from Sept 19 and Aug 20.
    I do enter for quite a few different things, as I have so many children I can enter for - from babies to late teens, a variety of animals and other people I can provide for too, so I do have a fair amount of small wins, most of mine probably usually up to £25 each, but I do have the occasional bigger win, which for 2021 was £327.47.

    I ended 2021 with 56 prizes for the year with a total of: £1313.13 worth of prizes and vouchers and an additional £42.96 cash.


    wow that's a brilliant amount of wins :) I tend to go for smaller prizes - i just like entering comps that offer books, candles, toys, chocolates etc as prizes - i'm not interested in the holidays, tickets, etc comps. I enter rafflecopter/gleam, Twitter and fb ones but never Instagram - i don't have an account, so if wins are easier to come by on these comps that could be where I'm missing out? Anyway, got my fingers crossed for a better year this year. :)
    2020:Stationary bundle, puzzle book, Tarmac pen, bundle of games , gardening bundle, GIF collectables toy, Mars goodies, La ReDoute bundle, mug set. 2022: Feb: Maltesers biscuits, book
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