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    • mansey
    • By mansey 6th Dec 17, 6:15 PM
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    mansey
    Compers Challenge 2018
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    • 6th Dec 17, 6:15 PM
    Compers Challenge 2018 6th Dec 17 at 6:15 PM
    Woo that's us ready to start on January 1st 2018 folks

    Good luck to all for the Compers Challenge 2018
    (Your gonna need it)


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    • Dormouse1940
    • By Dormouse1940 8th Oct 18, 4:24 PM
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    Dormouse1940
    Just posted a new competition- to win a jar of Chocolate Spread.
    Specially for Marg's challenge
    Living thriftily most of the time
    • lucinad
    • By lucinad 8th Oct 18, 4:52 PM
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    lucinad
    i just posted a comp for a break to Cardiff
    december: pencil case, vegan bath goodies, robert dyas christmas bundle. ski clothing,
    • bluesooz
    • By bluesooz 8th Oct 18, 5:48 PM
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    bluesooz
    just posted a comp to win toys from the Entertainer Catalogue - it's even the Christmas Catalogue and as it's daily it could be called an Advent
    Big thanks to all who post
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 8th Oct 18, 7:22 PM
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    Marg2k8
    Thanks for taking up the challenge folks. Congrats to everyone who has posted. My original idea was that it would only go on for a week in total, so that aspella (being the first to comment on this thread that she had posted), would set another posting challenge straight away, but if you would all sooner leave this letter c challenge open until Saturday, to see who else can post one, then that's fine by me and aspella can start a new one on Saturday for the following week, so we all get to have a go. Just thought the thread had gone a bit flat lately and it seemed to need livening up.

    • Emmaaar22
    • By Emmaaar22 9th Oct 18, 2:31 PM
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    Emmaaar22
    Ello, Guess who`s back again

    I think it`s been a few months since I was last here. Unfortunately, After a long string of no wins the comping bug left me and I fell out of love with comping. On top of that I have been busy and it`s now a case of giving something up to make more time. Where as I did comping to make money, I now have other ventures which are more reliable and convenient to make money from and what was once a hobby is now turning into a job in itself.

    I am constantly working and earning money that it`s the only two things I seem to do these days. Also, circumstances have changed. My actual real life job is paying me good money now, So I don`t need to scrimp and save as much as I used too. One has a boyfriend who she intends to keep , Yeah he needs constant attention so If I wanna keep him

    But I did have a few minutes spare and I did just enter a few web competitions, Saw some really good Twitter competitions, But I just can`t enter them. They are time consuming and I never seem to get a win and that`s where all the good prizes are.

    I am hoping to be back for Christmas, I really enjoyed the Christmas chaos last year . Lots of people were moaning about it, but I was having the time of my life. So hoping to be back for that and in the mean time I`m hoping I can enter a few competitions occasionally and then pop in here and annoy you all. I`m still hoping to win lingerie for the newt .

    I`m sorry if this post seems jumbled or made no sense but I had to do right before work.
    2017 Wins - Coco Pops, 100 Amazon voucher, Elf T-shirt, 250 Zalando Voucher and 250 FeelUnique Voucher, private gig concerts
    2018 Wins - Steep xbox game, 2 tangle teezer, Contagion Book, JC Annual, water sports bottle, 10p, 2 cricket tickets, can of fizz, 10p, Ribenia, Johnson baby products
    • lucinad
    • By lucinad 9th Oct 18, 2:39 PM
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    lucinad
    well my daughters prize from nat geo kids turned up, it is a completely different prize (1 item has been substituted and another is coming in novemeber) but i definitely think she will prefer this prize any way!
    instead of the jurassic park bundle she won, she has received an outdoor toy bundle (water wubble, marble wubble, 2 x phlat balls)
    december: pencil case, vegan bath goodies, robert dyas christmas bundle. ski clothing,
    • Ms Dee
    • By Ms Dee 9th Oct 18, 5:20 PM
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    Ms Dee
    Welcome back Emma!
    That's good then Lucinad.

    Two of my bunnies have just won a competition, it was 2 an entry for charity, I only entered with one photo and they won! I have to collect the prize so won't know what I have won until I'm able to collect. Chuffed Love my beautiful babies. I don't usually pay to enter anything but this one was for the animal charity.
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.

    Challenges 2018 - 35/70
    • Dormouse1940
    • By Dormouse1940 11th Oct 18, 8:14 PM
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    Dormouse1940
    I picked up a win from the post office today- a limited edition print.
    That's definitely an item for the home and I was only waiting on something for living room so I've finally completed challenge 39!

    Hooray

    Welcome back Emma, I know what you mean about the Christmas rush. It was busy but I enjoyed it too, and actually had quite a number of wins last December. Hoping for similar luck this year....

    It's nice to see the challenge thread getting a bit busier again now. I'm beginning to think competitions go on holiday over summer and start building up again towards Christmas.
    Living thriftily most of the time
    • aspella
    • By aspella 13th Oct 18, 1:20 PM
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    aspella
    We're over three quarters of the way through this challenge so my challenge to you all this week is to post a progress report.

    Monthly challenges completed: 10/12
    (2 cash prizes allocated as an alternative)
    Easy challenges completed: 21/25
    (I'm on track to complete challenge 37 - post one competition per month)
    Hard challenges completed: 12/25
    Total challenges completed: 45/70

    Best entry method: Good old fashioned email
    Worst entry method: Gleam (FB, IG & TW as I don't use them)

    Best prize: Meaco Air Purifier from Country Living. I never would of bought one of these but I'm really impressed with it.

    A few sentences on how the year has gone so far. Is it better or worst than last year.
    I've won little and often every month but the majority of prizes have been less than 20. I'm disappointed with the lack of high value items especially compared to last year when I had a 100+ prize every couple of months. On the plus side I've had some nice cash prizes this year.

    Focus your energy on trying to achieve a challenge that you've not completed so far. Tell us what challenge you've selected and what your going to do this week to try and achieve it.
    There are currently 300 competitions where the prize is 150+ on competition database so I'm going to clear the list this week in the hope I can start crossing off a few more hard challenges.

    Easy Challenges Still To Do:-
    (17) Win .. Something pleasant smelling (candle/perfume etc)
    https://club.expressly.io/competitions/the-ritual-ayurveda-rituals
    (34) Win .. Something only a woman would use
    https://www.shopological.com/competitions/radley
    (35) Win .. Something only a man would use

    Hard Challenges Still To Do:-
    (39) Win .. Something for your bedroom/bathroom/living room/kitchen/
    https://www.belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk/win-things/bagatelle/

    https://www.dorsetcereals.co.uk/collect-and-win/spin-to-win/

    https://www.yeovalley.co.uk/yeokens/dairy-go-round/

    http://www.celebrityangels.co.uk/competition/win-asian-home-gourmet-spice-pastes

    https://tuneintowin.wychwood-competitions.com/

    https://aaa.nme.com/competitions/sony-bluetooth-wireless-headphones

    https://pmpcomps.iwn.io/Gadgets/toiletlight-201218


    https://comps.cosmopolitan.co.uk/competition/Jabra_cosmopolitan.php

    https://comps.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/competition/WinKitchenAid_goodhousekeeping.php

    https://competitions.ldnfashion.com/competition/bamboosocks_ldnfashion.php

    (50) Win .. Vouchers over 100
    https://winningmomentsonline.co.uk/competitions/christmas-gifting-themed-prizes-in-time-for-christmas-2018

    https://comps.countryliving.co.uk/competition/products_countryliving.php


    https://comps.housebeautiful.co.uk/competition/IllusionsBundle_housebeautiful.php


    https://www.shemightbeloved.com/?s=Giveaway
    https://amanda-sheseclectic.blogspot.com
    https://slummysinglemummy.com/?s=Win
    https://sophiessuitcase.com/?s=Competition"
    https://www.sophobsessed.com/category/giveaways/
    http://stressedmum.co.uk
    https://stylebrief.co.uk/?s=Giveaway
    https://www.susankmann.com/tag/competition
    https://www.techquark.com/search/label/Giveaway
    http://thebutterflymother.com/
    http://thecarpentersdaughter.co.uk/?s=competition
    https://www.thefoodrush.com/competitions/
    https://themummybubble.co.uk/?s=Giveaway
    https://thenibecamemum.com/?s=Giveaway
    http://thepramshed.co.uk/?s=Giveaway
    https://thetaleofmummyhood.com
    https://www.thewritinggreyhound.co.uk/search?q=giveaway&max-results=20&by-date=true
    http://www.welshmum.co.uk
    https://www.vevivos.com/?s=Win
    https://whattheredheadsaid.com/competitions/
    https://williamsworld.co.uk/category/giveaways/
    Last edited by aspella; 01-12-2018 at 1:38 PM. Reason: Adding links to easy/hard challenges
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 13th Oct 18, 3:31 PM
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    Marg2k8
    Monthly challenges completed:4/12
    Easy challenges completed:16/25
    Hard challenges completed:12/25
    Total challenges completed: 35/70

    Best entry method: web
    Worst entry method:facebook (don't use it)

    Best prize: 12 months sky plus and a tv

    A few sentences on how the year has gone so far. Is it better or worst than last year.
    Better than last year.January was amazing. Best month for years. It has all been downhill from there. A few reasonable prizes, but mostly 20p wins or ribena.

    Focus your energy on trying to achieve a challenge that you've not completed so far. Tell us what challenge you've selected and what your going to do this week to try and achieve it.
    For example: challenge 13 Toy - I'll enter the toy competitions on the mag dailies everyday or I'll go through the toy category on CDB or PF.

    I'm going on holiday next week, so will pass on this part of the challenge, as I've already done gone a whole day without entering any competitions challenge.

    An extra small challenge for those of you that want to:
    Posters: Post a competition which has the letters AND or ALL somewhere in the title.
    Example: E: 01/12 Hall Pass DVD - thanks for hosting website name


    Posted one with all

    E: 15/10 ? a months supply of boostball (tw)

    and one with and

    E: 31/10 SpyroTheDragon candles (tw)



    Non-posters: Find a competition currently on the forum that contains the letters AND or ALL somewhere in the title.
    Example: E: 01/12 Hall Pass DVD - thanks for posting members name

    The letters can be anywhere (beginning, middle or end of a word) but once a word has been used no one else can use it.
    Last edited by Marg2k8; 13-10-2018 at 6:50 PM.

    • Ms Dee
    • By Ms Dee 14th Oct 18, 7:56 PM
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    Ms Dee
    We're over three quarters of the way through this challenge so my challenge to you all this week is to post a progress report.

    Monthly challenges completed: 07/12
    Easy challenges completed: 12/25
    Hard challenges completed: 08/25
    Total challenges completed: 32/70

    Best entry method: Gleam
    Worst entry method: Twitter

    Best prize this year: 50 Pets at Home Voucher

    A few sentences on how the year has gone so far. Is it better or worst than last year.
    Worst year than last year, but have used or been able to gift most items.

    Focus your energy on trying to achieve a challenge that you've not completed so far. Tell us what challenge you've selected and what your going to do this week to try and achieve it.
    For example: challenge 13 Toy - I'll enter the toy competitions on the mag dailies everyday or I'll go through the toy category on CDB or PF.
    Challenge (67) I have won a Twitter competition
    I will focus more on entering Twitter competitions and clear my Twitter wall to give me more of a chance - not very hopeful though!
    I collected my prize and my bunnies received a bag of hay, 2x bag of foraging mix, 1 bag of dried apple pieces, fibre sticks, a blanket each and a winning certificate. Delighted with them. Number 26 crossed off.

    I'm having a very bad comping couple of months, I've entered double the amount I usually do in a day and hopefully keep it up and see if any wins head my way. Would love to win even a chocolate bar at this moment in time.
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.

    Challenges 2018 - 35/70
    • indie
    • By indie 15th Oct 18, 5:35 PM
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    indie
    Evening, had a win this month at last. Won with Snizl a black lipstick and blood choker. Only a small win but it's a win
    • Donnylover
    • By Donnylover 16th Oct 18, 6:37 AM
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    Donnylover
    Thought I had won a DVD the other day "The Greatest Love Story Ever Told" - rather heavier thicker parcel turned up next day and it turned out to be a hardback book not a DVD. Yay! Another ticked off the list
    • Dormouse1940
    • By Dormouse1940 16th Oct 18, 8:16 PM
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    Dormouse1940
    My review so far
    Monthly challenges completed: 3/12
    Easy challenges completed: 13/25
    Hard challenges completed: 11/25
    Total challenges completed: 27/70

    Best entry method: Twitter
    Worst entry method: Mag Dailies/ Click to wins.

    Best prize: well, I've been trying to win gin since I started comping and I've finally managed to get some this year! Three bottles stashed away for Christmas...

    A few sentences on how the year has gone so far. Is it better or worst than last year.
    It's both better and worse than last year in some ways. I've had more wins than last year, but they've all been low value items. Although I'd won less by this point in 2017, my wins included 300 love to shop vouchers, 400 of other vouchers and 1000 of jewellery from Tiffany... Hoping things pick up for the rest of 2018!
    Last edited by Dormouse1940; 16-10-2018 at 8:33 PM.
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    • Ms Dee
    • By Ms Dee 20th Oct 18, 4:24 PM
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    Ms Dee
    Finally got a decent win, along with my 10p this morning I won a Tesalate Beach Towel worth 45 absolutely thrilled, need some new towels and it can go towards challenge number 39.
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.

    Challenges 2018 - 35/70
    • Moneybot
    • By Moneybot 20th Oct 18, 6:57 PM
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    Moneybot
    Hello

    The newt would like to apologise for her lack of activity and motering of dubious claims. She is blaming my new job which has been fun but super busy. Next week is half term so I am going to try and catch up. The newt will also be more active.

    We both have tired feet from marching today but will be back from Monday
    "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."
    Marcus Aurelius
    • Donnylover
    • By Donnylover 20th Oct 18, 10:30 PM
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    Donnylover
    The year to date :
    Monthly : 4/12
    Easy : 11/25
    Hard : 10/25
    Total 25/70

    Best Entry method : Dailies
    Worst entry method : C2W's

    Best Prize : Tickets to Strictly Ballroom (Not the most expensive prize but the best one for me!)

    Also quite proud of winning 200 for our cricket club and some goals which I donated to the local football club.

    I am up on amount of prizes / monetary value this year but I think I had better prizes last year.
    • mansey
    • By mansey 24th Oct 18, 6:58 AM
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    mansey
    50,000 C2W Challenge

    Sorry I have not added our numbers for ages but we are doing really well

    23rd April - 28th April

    lucinad 664

    mansey 490

    Total 1154

    Left to do 23,647



    30th April - 6th May

    lucinad 878

    mansey 490

    Total 1,368

    Left to do 22,279


    7th May - 13th May

    lucinad 552

    mansey 490

    Total 1,042

    Left to do 21,237


    14th May - 20th May

    lucinad 420

    mansey 490

    Total 910

    Left to do 20,327


    May 21st - May 27th

    lucinad 460

    mansey 475

    Total 935

    Left to do 19,392


    28th May - 3rd June

    lucinad 949

    mansey 350

    Total 1299

    Left to do 18,093

    I will add more soon
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.
    !!!8213; Billy Joel

    "You are awful - but I do like you! - Mandy
    • lucinad
    • By lucinad 24th Oct 18, 3:09 PM
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    lucinad
    i just won the vodafone #tuesdaytreats prize on twitter 30 amazon voucher, i have crossed off twitter win
    december: pencil case, vegan bath goodies, robert dyas christmas bundle. ski clothing,
    • Dormouse1940
    • By Dormouse1940 25th Oct 18, 4:07 PM
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    Dormouse1940
    Been a good day here:
    I received a new pie-based recipe book today.

    And in non-comping news, I also got offered a job- only a part time temp role til Christmas, but given I've been out of the workplace since we relocated last year I am over the moon right now

    Hope to hear of lots of lovely wins coming your way soon challengers!
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