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    What's Your Biggest WIN !!!???
    • #1
    • 7th Sep 11, 8:20 PM
    What's Your Biggest WIN !!!??? 7th Sep 11 at 8:20 PM
    Be gentle with me, I'm a newbie

    Just wondering what people's biggest wins EVER have been.

    Apologies if there's already a thread.

    Mine is a meal for four but I need inspiration

    UPDATE - Hey, since I first posted, I've won £1,000 with Anchor Butter, £1,000 with McCain Oven Chips and £500 from a Book Company, plus loads of other stuff, over £9k worth of goods and services in total in 12 months.

    OK,now its a Trip to South Africa then the following day £5k Wooohoo x

    My favorite (besides the cash) was the Spa Voucher I spent on BOTOX!

    Thanks everyone for posting, COMPIN' ROCKS
    Last edited by Xhako; 15-09-2012 at 10:50 AM. Reason: Update!

    Thanks to all who post, good luck one and all.

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    • Gilly1976
    • By Gilly1976 7th Sep 11, 8:34 PM
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    • #2
    • 7th Sep 11, 8:34 PM
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    Mine is a barrel of whisky (200 bottles). I spent a day at the distillery filling the barrel and tasting whisky. Also included was an overnight stay at a 5 star hotel.

    Only thing is that I still have at least another 10 years until I get the whisky but can leave it as long as I want.

    If I wait another 10 years the prize is worth £5000, £10000 if I wait another 14 years and if I'm prepared to wait another 23 years around £20000.

    That's all on what the whisky is selling for today so it will be worth more once I get my hands on it. The only thing is that the terms and conditions state that I can't sell the whisky!!
    • missk9
    • By missk9 7th Sep 11, 8:37 PM
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    • #3
    • 7th Sep 11, 8:37 PM
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    • 7th Sep 11, 8:37 PM
    Aiming for ITV - OBVIOUSLY... but my biggest win to date was my Son being MAscot at Wembley for the FA cup final, with extras like hotel travel free kit etc thrown in...
    BACK and READY..... waiting on Royal Mail!!!
    • miss_miggins
    • By miss_miggins 7th Sep 11, 8:38 PM
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    • #4
    • 7th Sep 11, 8:38 PM
    • #4
    • 7th Sep 11, 8:38 PM
    £1000 in a Purina cat food prize draw- since then very little.
    • hunnycat
    • By hunnycat 7th Sep 11, 8:38 PM
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    • #5
    • 7th Sep 11, 8:38 PM
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    • 7th Sep 11, 8:38 PM
    I have only started comping again after a break of about 2 years! I won various prizes in the 9 months I was comping but the best was a trip to Ireland, flights, hotel and tickets for the piping festival. It also included car hire I started comping when the cadbury carnival comp was on and we got so many choc packs through door we had to give most of it away!
    would love to win an ipad!
    • Little Miss Winner
    • By Little Miss Winner 7th Sep 11, 8:38 PM
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    Little Miss Winner
    • #6
    • 7th Sep 11, 8:38 PM
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    Mine was a trip to Beverley Hills, LA, California.
    Won on here with M&S. Truly was the trip of a lifetime for all the family, and one we would have never afforded otherwise.
    • broadpaws
    • By broadpaws 7th Sep 11, 8:43 PM
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    • #7
    • 7th Sep 11, 8:43 PM
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    • 7th Sep 11, 8:43 PM
    £6700 from a NOTW competition - a simple email entry and in my first few weeks of comping a few years ago - it really gave me the bug! Keep at it, its all numbers, enter as many as you can and hope for a large slice of luck - the little wins will keep you going till the bigger ones come along!
    June - Watch
  • toontron
    • #8
    • 7th Sep 11, 8:45 PM
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    A washing machine and a years supply of washing powder, washing liquid, washing up liquid and fabric conditioner.
    January GC: £64.81/£80.00
    February GC: £24.60£80.00
    • xXMessedUpXx
    • By xXMessedUpXx 7th Sep 11, 8:46 PM
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    • #9
    • 7th Sep 11, 8:46 PM
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    • 7th Sep 11, 8:46 PM
    Tickets to Hammerfest (although i still had to fork out £80+ to be able to go )
    "Life Is Like A Beautiful Melody Only The Lyrics Are Messed Up"
    To see the rainbow you need both the sun and the rain to make its colours appear
    "I just need to be alone right now, i just wanna take a little breather"
    • Melli
    • By Melli 7th Sep 11, 8:52 PM
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    I've won three 5* UK breaks worth £1,000 or more - One worth around £1,000 + £500 'spending money' and £500 vouchers for outdoor clothing (so about £2,000 all-in), my son won £1,000 to be spent on a weekend in London, the other is a 5* hotel break worth about £1,250 (which I've not taken yet but will probably take in the Spring)

    My best cash prize was £1,750 on ITV Real Deal, which we used to spend New Year in Paris - 1 January at Disneyland was really magical!

    I've been comping for about 2 and a half years - keep going and enjoy the wins! You will get 'quiet' patches, but the rewards are amazing (and comping is addictive!)
    • judy2357
    • By judy2357 7th Sep 11, 8:57 PM
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    A couple of months back, I won this from Heart radio:-

    Sony 40" LED 3D TV
    • Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Home Cinema System
    • PS3 320GB (actually received an XBox)
    • Compaq Laptop with 250GB
    • Acer Aspire One 532 Netbook BLUE
    • Canon IXUS 105 silver
    • JVC HM300 High definition camcorder
    • Apple iPod Nano 8GB Graphite

    I still cant believe my luck

    • doodygirl
    • By doodygirl 7th Sep 11, 9:00 PM
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    Mine was a £1,000 off any holiday with Thomson holidays and a night all expenses paid night at Raymond Blanc's hotel in oxford including a 9 course meal cooked by him
    • elsien
    • By elsien 7th Sep 11, 9:03 PM
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    £800 of sony laptop. My one and only big win and that was a few years ago now, but I live in hope.
    • Soosieboo
    • By Soosieboo 7th Sep 11, 9:12 PM
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    Up to bank holiday weekend my best was an Ipod touch that I won just before xmas.
    I won £200 in broadband choices comp and put towards a new lappy that I got for half price from Dell Outlet.

    But best yet was last Tuesday - I won an Xperia Arc phone. It's bliddy awesome.. my son is so jealous!
    Thanks to those that post the comps!!

  • JuicyLuce
    My biggest win is a £250 gift card from an ITV comp... got 'the call' last week but still waiting for it to arrive
    Enjoy comping!

    People who post comps are great
    - and fast! Every time I search a comp it's already been shared by someone else!
    • seasider007
    • By seasider007 7th Sep 11, 9:24 PM
    • 607 Posts
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    Mine is a toss-up between a 7 night all-inclusive holiday to St Lucia that I won last month(not been yet) or a weekend to Finland 3 years ago for the world rally championship as a guest of the Ford rally team, food, drink and a blast in a rally car all included! Trouble was, I was on holiday at the time so I donated it to my friend & his wife.
    Best wins 2010 - Ipod touch, Ipad, W/end in Amsterdam, 32" TV & Bluray, V Fest tix X 4, Global Gathering Tix, £100 M&S vouchers
    • kisto
    • By kisto 7th Sep 11, 9:28 PM
    • 6,231 Posts
    • 81,424 Thanks
    I've been comping for years, and had never really won a 'biggie' then in January I won a technology prize bundle from a twitter comp - I still can't believe a simple tweet bagged me this lot:

    MacBook Air,
    Xbox 360 (250GB),
    Logitech Squeezebox Radio,
    HTC Desire
    Three Mifi (wireless internet dongle)
    *Thanks to all who posts comps *
    • freefan01
    • By freefan01 7th Sep 11, 9:31 PM
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    has to be the £5,000 all inclusive holiday to the caribbean, still got to decide where to go and planning it for beginning of next year. Still keep reading the letter!! but this year has just been fantastic for wins
    Bestof2013-AcerLaptop,years supply of Lindt chocolate,Family to Spain,£500,13 bottles of Wine,iPhone 5,2 night island break,Pedal Bike&Helmet,HuntersWellies,TomTomGPSWatch,3 bottlesVodka
    Dec 2014 - DigitalRadio,Artwork,TekstaPuppy,2xSocks,Cushelle Koala,RoboFish,£50IcelandVouchers,DressingGown,CadburyHamper,
    • Taloolah
    • By Taloolah 7th Sep 11, 9:36 PM
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    My biggest prize was an all expenses paid trip to an exclusive Austrian Spa resort. I spent a week being pampered like a princess. It changed my life as I learned how to manage my weight and change my diet for the better. Overall the week was worth about £8000.
    Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Birmingham Childrens Hospital caring for my tiny and very poorly grandson who was born at 29 weeks. Thanks to them he is getting a little stronger every day.
    • LadyMorticia
    • By LadyMorticia 7th Sep 11, 9:37 PM
    • 19,124 Posts
    • 86,660 Thanks
    My biggest win was a Nokia E7, worth £500.

    Hoping for a cash win though as we really need some money right now.
    January wins: *4 piece bamboo towel bale* *Winter Wonderland break*
    Win £2018 in £2018: £816.26/£2018
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