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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 17th Nov 15, 12:02 PM
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    Who's ever won a holiday? Where to?!
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    • 17th Nov 15, 12:02 PM
    Who's ever won a holiday? Where to?! 17th Nov 15 at 12:02 PM
    We've just been discussing holiday comps at MSE Towers and saying perhaps we should focus on those so we don't have to buy a holiday next year!

    Have you won a holiday?

    If you have we'd love to know where to and how much the prize package was worth!

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    • DisneyLisa
    • By DisneyLisa 11th Aug 18, 8:09 PM
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    I have won three - New York, Barcelona and Iceland
    • Chrol
    • By Chrol 8th Dec 18, 11:54 AM
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    Over the last 10 years or so I have won

    New Orleans 4 nights including flights

    Zurich 3 nights in 5 star hotel with first class flights included

    Burgundy, France cycling holiday all inclusive with first class Eurostar.

    Prague city break - 3 nights with flights.

    Also a few UK breaks as well.
    Learn from the mistakes of others - you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.
    • looploop2
    • By looploop2 9th Dec 18, 7:35 AM
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    I have won a 5 night trip to Taipei, and 2000 holiday credit which we used to go to Thailand, feel like another holiday win must be due!!

    Good luck everyone
    • english_rose
    • By english_rose 9th Dec 18, 4:58 PM
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    Around this time last year I won a holiday to Croatia, 7 nights for 2 people in a 5* hotel, accom, flights and half board all included. I went in October just after I resigned from a job, it was perfect!

    It was a radio competition and the prize was provided by Jet2
    • angieanguk
    • By angieanguk 10th Dec 18, 8:10 AM
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    I have won 10 nights in Hawaii and we visited Maui, Kawaii and Oahu with 5 star ocean front rooms, helicopter trip and club privileges.

    The same year I also won a trip to New York which included hotel on Times Square, tickets to attractions, Christmas Spectacular at Radio City, Meals etc.

    Plus a weekend in a caravan in Blackpool!
    • mrs lds
    • By mrs lds 10th Dec 18, 8:38 AM
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    Australia for ten days for two gave it to my mister and daughter
    • saving is good
    • By saving is good 10th Dec 18, 4:33 PM
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    saving is good
    I just won a holiday to New Orleans with the travelup advent calendar.
    Extremely grateful for the people who post on here.
    • Bluesifi
    • By Bluesifi 16th Dec 18, 5:54 PM
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    Was lucky to win holiday to Beijing with Panasonic and also 18 days holiday to Arizona with Guardian.
    • Verksies
    • By Verksies 16th Dec 18, 9:09 PM
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    I won an all expenses paid trip to Washington DC a few years back for the 4th of July.

    Was there for 2 weeks, paid for hotel, flights, food and even spending money!
    I'm back after a long break, be nice to me
    • liamell
    • By liamell 18th Dec 18, 6:34 PM
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    I have been lucky enough to win holidays

    A 5 night holiday to Los Angeles with 1000 spending money.

    A 5 night holiday to Madeira with 1000 spending money (the supplier allowed me to gift this trip to my parents which was wonderful of them as it was in the terms as non transferable)

    Flights x 2 to New Zealand I took my mum and we hired a campervan for three weeks and toured both islands.

    This hobby is fabulous and when you win things that also make your family smile then its perfect. xx
    • RavenRae
    • By RavenRae 19th Dec 18, 10:40 AM
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    Week's holiday to Chicago with Heart FM, car hire, hotel, trip to Ranch etc +5k I would say.

    2.5 Week's Holiday to South Africa with Sun to watch 3 England games at S.A. World Cup - no idea on cost!
    "Knowledge will give you power, but character respect" ~ Bruce Lee
    • By ROBDOLPHIN66 22nd Dec 18, 10:19 AM
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    I have won a trip to Seoul which was amazing (2000?), a week in a villa in Nerja (1200?) and a voucher for 500 to spend at Hotel du Vin which I sold.
    Holiday comps are great, I would never have got to go to Korea otherwise. However, they can be too restrictive, particularly now that we have got kids.
    We looked into taking them to Seoul with us but the cost for the extra seats was too much.
    • gemsy62
    • By gemsy62 23rd Dec 18, 2:34 PM
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    I've won:

    Flights to New York
    A holiday to the Maldives
    Flights to Australia (but I gave these to someone who needed to get home to family)

    Due another big win, it's been a while!
    Best Wins * wag for a day = 1500 selfridges vouchers * 4 VIP V Festival tickets * Flights to New York * 1000 *
    Thank You to everyone who posts comps!
    Weight Loss 17lb/40lb BMI 25.2/21.9
    • DisneyLisa
    • By DisneyLisa 24th Dec 18, 12:35 AM
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    since I last posted on this thread I have won another trip to Marrakech - that's a holiday every year for the last 4 years
    • kiwi77
    • By kiwi77 31st Dec 18, 9:43 PM
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    Cancun for a week
    I just won my first holiday prize - one night in October I entered 25 travel comps in half an hour (a first time) and won 7 nights to Cancun through the Coke Mango 'Chase the Sun' promotion ... very excited and its made me want to enter more although perhaps this will be my only win. I guess thats the thrill of the chase!
    • kiwi77
    • By kiwi77 31st Dec 18, 10:17 PM
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    Oh and the week later I had a call to say I won a weeks family holiday to a choice of other destinations .... which I had entered into but when I looked into it in a bit more detail found out it was some sort of timeshare deal - where you had to go listen to some sales speel to get some free accommodation - decided it wasn't worth the hassle (especially as the flights were not paid for and I had already won Cancun).
    • BabyOtisMonkey
    • By BabyOtisMonkey 2nd Jan 19, 12:00 PM
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    In 2011 I won a trip to Finland for me and my husband, sponsored by Visit Finland, the tourist board. It was a completely bespoke trip arranged by our lovely contact at Visit Finland, based on just what we would love to experience, up to a budget of 5,000 Euros (which was worth a lot more back then...) Over eight days we were treated to reindeer and husky-sled safaris, loads of snowmobiling and an unforgettable night in an ice hotel in Lapland, as well as time exploring vibrant Helsinki. Quite simply the best holiday experience of my life!

    Soon afterwards I also won a stay from a luxury holiday-cottage firm, so we spent three peaceful nights on the Northumbrian coast, with our dog, cat and a roaring log fire.
    • grannybiker
    • By grannybiker 5th Jan 19, 8:38 PM
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    Over my 10 years of comping I've won...

    A trip to Cliveden, a 5 star stately home weekend with spa treatments, Thames champagne cruise and evening (Very!) fine dining,
    Week in Norway with clothing (to keep,) ski lessons, lift passes, equipment hire and care hire,
    Weekend in Wales,
    5 days in L.A.
    5 Days escorted tour to Paris via Eurostar inc River Cruise and excursions,
    7 days in Flanders, inc. ferry with lounge and 3 course dinner with wine aboard, smart hotel and fine dining, (Run by 'Visit Flanders.' Was very effective promotion as we booked to return the following summer, albeit on a less grand scale.)
    Short break with hotel and Drayton Manor tickets,
    Long weekend at Cornish spa
    2 centre week in The Azores with geo tour.
    That last one was 2 years ago, so must be due another... LOL!
    Last edited by grannybiker; 05-01-2019 at 8:44 PM. Reason: Forgot Paris - How could I?!
    Worse things will have happened in the world today...
    "The only thing that really matters, it to love and to be loved."
    • castlewoman
    • By castlewoman 16th Jan 19, 8:03 PM
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    Holidays won
    I have won the following holidays:

    Weekend in Liverpool & VIP tickets to BBC Sports personality of the year awards

    5 star skiing holiday in Switzerland for 4 people

    Holiday for 4 to Universal Studios, Florida

    Week long stay in a Castle

    Trip to Barcelona

    Trip to Spain

    Weekend in Venice

    Weekend in a 5 star hotel
    • amsquared
    • By amsquared 16th Jan 19, 11:41 PM
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    Hawaii, Toronto, Dubai (twice), Thailand (twice), Cyprus, Costa del Sol, St Lucia, Basingstoke Spa Break, London, Glasgow, Gleneagles Hotel, Berlin and a Gypsy Caravan in the Lake District! - Over a 20 year period so quite spread out.
    Last edited by amsquared; 16-01-2019 at 11:45 PM.
    Best Comp wins in last 22 years. Holidays - Hawaii, Toronto, Thailand twice, Dubai twice, Cyprus, Spain, Lake District, Glasgow and London. A couple of 1000 wins as vouchers. A Dimplex Fire. Variety of small prizes ranging from Cosmetics to weedkiller!
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