Thursday 31 October 2013

Jura Launches Search for the World’s Best Stories

Jura Whisky has launched a search for the world’s best stories, with the chance to win two all-expenses paid trips to the 2014 Jura Whisky Festival.
Starting today (31 October), Jura Whisky is calling on all budding storytellers to submit a story in 1,000 characters or less. Every fortnight for ten weeks Jura Whisky will provide a different story theme for inspiration. The themes kick off this week with Travel Adventure, followed by Day Dreams, A Brush with Death, Into the Wild and Happily Ever After.  
Art Wednesday will provide further inspiration by producing a series of videos which tell the stories of interesting, influential creatives and their work. The first two videos will feature writer Marcel Theroux and musician Nick Mulvey (previously of Portico Quartet), with more to follow.
From the competition entries, three stories will be chosen each week and turned into bespoke illustrations by creative agency Holler which will be posted on to  At the end of the ten weeks, each of the 30 winning stories will be put to the public vote to find the favourite. Voting will remain open for two weeks.
The winner with the most votes will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to Jura for the 2014 Whisky Festival to help select the new special edition festival bottling which will be launched at the 2015 Festival. Staying in the luxurious Jura Lodge, the winner will be treated to a VIP tour, taking in all of Jura’s ‘must sees’, including a speedboat trip to the Corryvreckan whirlpool, tea on the beach and a visit to Barnhill where Orwell wrote 1984.
Gemma Parkinson, Brand Manager at Jura Whisky, said: “As the nights draw in, the residents of Jura like to settle down by the fire, pour a dram and swap a story or two. In that spirit, we have launched a season of storytelling to celebrate tales worth sharing. Some of Jura’s best and most loved stories, both real and mythical, are those that have been handed down through generations of islanders over the years. That’s why we’re on the hunt to find the world’s best stories, to celebrate and reward the art of great storytelling.”  
The competition, which opens today, Thursday, 31 October, and will run right through until Friday, 10 January 2014, is part of Jura Whisky’s new ‘Story Season’ campaign. The competition is open to entrants from all countries.
For more information on Jura Whisky’s search for the world’s best stories, including detailed terms and conditions, visit

Win a selection of Mu London goodies

Mu London have a lovely giveaway on their Facebook page at the moment. Head over to  to enter - you can enter in several different ways.  

The prize consists of

- Gorgeous MuLondon messenger bag
- MuLondon Organic Rose Moisturiser & Cleanser
- A copy of "Vegan for Her", signed by the co-author JL Fields!

and the competition closes on November 10th.

CLOSING TODAY win a Lucky Break subscription

The close off day for the current Win On-Line competition on the Prize Magazines website is 31st October

10 Annual Subscriptions to Lucky Break magazine to be won

Look out also for the new monthly comp being uploaded Friday 1st November

Win a Binatone Appstar Tablet

Binatone are giving away an Appstar tablet - this great tablet is specially designed for children and my four year old granddaughter was skilfully demonstrating it to me yesterday. You can read more about it on my daughter's blog, Mellow Mummy.

For your chance to win one, all you need to do is like their Facebook page and like and share the competition photo. The winner will be drawn when the page reaches 1,000 likes, so hurry, as it had 746 when I checked!

Tuesday 29 October 2013

How comping tweet bots work

NOTE I'm not really advocating that you should do this, for reasons I'll explain at the end, but I wanted to see how a retweet bot works so I had a play.

You may have noticed during the week from October 20th to 27th, some strange retweets appeared in my Twitter timeline, mentioning sausages and/or chips. I was doing some testing for this post, and had gone away from home for a week without switching off the test I'd set up. And I didn't have the right info with me to switch it off, so had to go through my tweets every day, undoing all the retweets I could find.

Lots of the competitions on Twitter simply ask you to retweet a particular tweet. Unfortunately, this is all too easy to automate, suing various programmes and apps, for instance one called Round Team.

You'll see increasing numbers of retweet comps being entered by "people" who appear to be tweeting over and over again, 24 hours a day. They never interact with anyone, never appear to take breaks to eat and sleep and yet still win prizes - even though they may have never even visited Twitter on the day they entered! 

I tested one of these bots using the words "sausages" and "chips" but for competition entries they would choose #competition or one appropriate to a particular day like #WinningWednesday or #FreebieFriday

Once a retweet bot is set up it will look for and retweet any tweet containing the words you have specified.

Why am I advising you against doing this? Well, there are several reasons:
  • Not all competitions on Twitter are simple retweet ones - you might find yourself retweeting ones that need you to give an answer or follow a link to an entry page
  • Not all competitions on Twitter are open to the UK - tweets in English using common comping hashtags commonly come from the USA, the Republic of Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Australia and South Africa, so you may find yourself entering competitions you can't win, especially if you've paid the small fee to become a subscriber and retweet from Everyone. It's not a problem if you use the Followed option and have been careful about who you follow.
  • If you follow a lot of other compers and they retweet by the copy and paste method rather than using the retweet button, you may find yourself retweeting their entries and upsetting them.
  • It takes away the chat and interaction that is really the whole point of Twitter. And what's more, if you don't chat or interact, your tweets may be filtered out of Twitter search for being poor quality, and that means you reduce your chances of winning.  

NOTE -  although the original post was really intended to explain to compers how some people are using bots to cheat, so that they knew what to look out for, and I tried to make it very clear that I did NOT endorse or recommend it in any way, it appears to have upset some people. I still feel that it is VERY important for compers  and promoters alike to know what is going on - ignorance is no protection against cheats. And I'm quite certain that anyone who wins regularly using a bot would be using a MUCH more sophisticated system than the one mentioned above. However I have removed the link to the bot-creating site and the information about how to set it up.

I've written a much more detailed article about how to recognise when tweets are coming from a bot, which you will find here. It also includes advice for promoters on how to "bot-proof" a competition. If you see a competition being won by a bot, I suggest sending the promoter a link to that article.

One final bot-spotting tip, whish appears to only work on Tweet Deck - if you click on the word "details" at the bottom of a tweet, it will tell you how the tweet was sent - through Twitter web client, a phone app, Tweet Deck, Hootsuite and so on. If it was sent  using an app such as Round Team it will show up there. One little tip that might help promoters to identify and block entries coming from bots!

Win £200 cash with Bio Green Dairy

Win £200 cash with Bio Green Dairy, to spend as you wish, via their Facebook page - Lassi Love - (just need to like the page and tick a few boxes to enter)

Ends 11 November 2013. It's a new page with few users, so a great chance of winning!

Win £500 of bathroom furniture

Real Homes magazine and Plumbworld are giving away £500 worth of bathroom furniture.

Enter at  and answer the question (hint - the answer is in the text) by the closing date of November 21st.

Two new competitions from KLOO

You may already know that one of my daughters is married to a Panamanian man whose native language is Spanish. I've tried many times to learn a little of the language to be able to chat with his family, but I'm ashamed to say it always ends up with them speaking in English instead! My other daughter's four-year-old, probably encouraged by Dora The Explorer, does better than me. So perhaps she and I need a copy of the KLOO Learn To Speak Spanish card game so we can learn together.

And here is a chance to win a copy of the game! Just visit and Like their Facebook page then enter through the app which you will find here. The competition closes and the winner will be drawn on November 3rd.

The second competition is for a KLOO Zoo Kids' Reading Game for ages 4+. To enter this one, Like the Read With KLOO Facebook page and enter through this app. You willneed to tell them who you are teaching to read and what your favourite children's book is. This, too, is closing and being drawn on November 3rd.

Monday 28 October 2013

Win vintage style kitchen textiles with Fab Food 4 All

The latest competition at Fab Food 4 All is for a gorgeous set of vintage kitchen textiles. I'm particularly taken with these - if you ever look at my other blog, you will know I am a keen crafter and I have an embossing folder in a very similar design to this!

To enter the competition, visit the competition page and complete the tasks in the Rafflecopter form. The competition closes on December 15th.

The Mind Sports Festival in Prague


Prague, Czech Republic (24 October, 2013) – Mind Sports (International), part of the Living it Loving it Ltd. group of companies, is delighted to announce that it is returning to Prague for the second year running as part of its Mind Sports Festival season.  Sponsored by 888poker and taking place from December 2-8, 2013, the final mind sports festival of the year brings an extra shine to the stunning Czech capital.

With a full week of intellectual games waiting for Mind Sports enthusiasts and competitors; gamers can try their hand at Chess, Scrabble, Magic: The Gathering and eSports in events spread across the week, with hundreds of players already registered to take part.

In addition to the fantastic choice of games associated with Mind Sports (International)’s festivals, this year’s event will also host the prestigious Scrabble™ Champions Tournament.  The World’s best players have spent the past two years competing and improving their rank in order to qualify for this iconic event, with the eventual champion set to take home the ‘lion’s share’ of the $25,000 tournament prize pool.

eSports is also back, and this year the festival is incorporating the highly popular Dota 2 (Defense of the Ancients) multiplayer online battle arena video game. Running on both Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December, approximately 60 players will battle it out in teams of five until a winner is crowned. This years’ event will be managed by well-respected local eSports gurus District Prague, with other side events involving CS:GO and Call of Duty 4 to be confirmed closer to the event.

Hosted in the modern Andel’s hotel and conference space, Mind Sports (International) has also teamed up with this stunning 4-star hotel to offer a great accommodation package, at just €95 per night for a single room, or €99 per night for double occupancy, giving players a great opportunity to stay-and-play under one roof.  Located in the City centre and part of the bustling District 5, the Andel’s hotel is close to the City’s largest shopping mall which houses over 130 exclusive shops and restaurants.

Dave Brannan, CEO of Mind Sports (International) feels it was the natural choice of venue to host what has quickly become the mind sports event of the year, “Prague 2013 is coming to a fresh location and is poised to be bigger and better than before.  Expect more people, more tournaments and even more prize money.”

Brannan continues, “It is always incredibly important for us to choose a location that can offer so much more outside of the gaming arena, and Prague in December is a fantastic example of this.  The Andel’s hotel is in such a central location it is easy to take in the city’s fantastic atmosphere and architecture.”

The Prague Mind Sports Festival completes what has been a fantastic year for Mind Sports (International).  Following the first Prague festival in December last year, the company have since completed successful festivals in Vienna, Marbella, Las Vegas and Cardiff. 

For more information, bookings and the complete event schedule, visit:

About Mind Sports (International) Ltd. 

Mind Sports International Ltd brings the world's most popular mind sports together, giving leading brands and players across the globe the opportunity to take part in the very best mind sports events and experiences. Official organizers of the Prague Mind Sports Festival and other global events, Mind Sports (International) Ltd. bring fun and excitement to millions of enthusiasts worldwide.

Festival Dates:

Prague Mind Sports Festival: 2 December - 8 December 2013.


Prague Mind Sports Festival:
Mind Sports (International):
Mind Sports Academy:

Win an abstract art painting

How would you like to own a stunning original textured abstract art canvas?

Richard Buckley is giving one away on his Facebook page - just Like the page then use the "Win this painting" link at the top to tell him where you would hang it if you won.

But hurry, the competition closes on October 31st!

Two great competitions from Phones4Cash

At the moment, Phones4Cash are running TWO competitions.

The first is for bloggers, and has a prize of £150. To enter, you need to write them a guest blog post on any aspect  of mobile phones or the mobile phone industry. Full details of the requirements and how to submit your entry can be found here. You have until January 20th to submit your entry, but as the winner will be the one with the most genuine social shares (they don't say how they are going to check they are genuine - I hope they will be checking IP addresses and vote-buying sites to help eliminate cheating!) it's in your interest to enter as soon as possible to collect as many shares as you can in the time available.

The second competition is more accessible to all of us, whether bloggers or not. You could win a PS4 in time for Christmas! Go to the competition page and follow the link to their Tombolas page where there are lots of ways to collect entries by the closing date of December 15th.

Thursday 17 October 2013

Your recipe could win you a Kindle Fire HD

Gourmandize have a monthly recipe competition and in October they are giving away a first prize of a Kindle Fire HD and a second prize of a slow cooker.  This month's theme is "Weeknight Dinners"

And don't worry if you aren't great at writing recipes - the winner will be drawn, not judged. You get one entry for each recipe you submit, or TWO entries if you include a photo. Your recipes must be original, not copied - and not contain any mythical beasts. Yes really! Just look at the T&C

Pop over to the site, and follow the instructions to submit your recipe.

However if you have a food blog, you can be in the running for an extra prize of a restaurant meal for two. This time the winner will be judged by their team. Before you enter as above, make sure you register with the site, including the URL of your blog in your profile.

This competition closes at the end of October, but keep an eye on the site for next month's competition.

Monday 14 October 2013

Win an iPod Touch with Megamouth

Now I must warn you that I've not had a really close look at this competition. Why not? Because, as I am sure most of you know, I am absolutely LOUSY at playing games. So I'm just going to quote the info I was sent, and I'll leave it to you and your kids to go and investigate the site. It looks like a lot of fun if you're a few decades younger and more nimble fingered than I am!

Megamouth are currently offering users a chance to win an iPod Touch 16GB.
To enter our competition, all you need to do is : 

Go onto our website at and click on prizes! Register on the Mega Mouth website and then play games marked with the Mega Mouth logo. 
A winner will be selected from the Top 10 leaderboard. 
Competition ends on 4th Nov 2013.

Win a Riso Gallo prize with Can I Eat It?

Can I Eat It? is a great mobile app that lets you scan the barcode of a product and tells you whether it fits in with your diet. Whether you are trying to lose weight, suffer a food allergy or intolerance, are a diabetic like me or want to only buy fairly traded products, it can help. You download the app, set it to your personal needs or preferences then get scanning.

Now they are running a competition on Twitter, with ten prizes, each of six packs of Riso Gallo rice, an apron and a timer.

All you need to do is follow them and retweet this tweet - you can follow and retweet without even leaving this page!

The full terms and conditions, along with details of the varieties of rice contained in the prize and how you can get hold of this great app, can be found here.

The competition closes on October 23rd.

Win Flights and Tickets for Two to the 2013 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Etihad Airways are giving you the chance to win  flights and tickets for two to the 2013 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which takes place from November  1st to 3rd (flights and tickets only - the winner will need to arrange their own accommodation if they need it). Three runners up will each receive a 2013 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race pack, containing a back pack, t-shirt and baseball cap.

To enter. visit the competition page. If you like games, you can play the driving game but here's a handy tip straight from the promoter, especially for you! When you click on the start button, a map appears on the left of the screen. Clicking on the number 14 on the map gets you straight to the entry page without having to play the game - a tremendous help to people like me who are all thumbs where games are concerned!

But hurry, the competition closes on October 14th ant noon, if you want to be considered for the main prize. If you only want to enter for the runners up prizes, you will still be able to enter until noon on October 23rd.

October's Right Venues Competition

The prize for October is a two night break for two at Grovefield House Hotel, Windsor, with dinner on one evening and afternoon tea one day.

Enter on the competition page, writing "none" in the Company Name and Job Title fields if necessary. They are very happy to accept your entry even if you don't represent a company.

Closing October 31st.

Sunday 13 October 2013

How to find low entry competitions

When you enter a competition the likelihood of you winning is inevitably linked to the number of other entries. In a straightforward draw, it's a simple case of odds - the more entries there are, the less chance any one given entry has to win. It's a bit more complex in a skill competition - your entry may be brilliant, but if there are thousands of other entries it stands a smaller chance of being The Best than if there are only a handful of others. Even in an instant win promotion, if the prizes are being given to the first entry after a randomly selected winning moment, you stand a better chance of being the first person to enter after that moment if you've picked a time like the early hours of the morning when few other people are entering.

So how do you go about finding potentially low entry competitions? Here are some tips:

Rejoice  in Restrictions

Unlike most areas of our lives, competition promoters are allowed to put some pretty tight restrictions on who can enter. If they want to specify the age, gender, home town or county or even marital status or sexuality of entrants, they can. And the more restricted the entrants, the more chance YOU have, if you fit the requirements.

Just imagine two identical competitions, one open to everybody and one only open to men. Only half as many people in the country are allowed to enter the second one. Now imagine those men must be aged over 45 - that reduces the number of potential entrants again. And finally imagine it is only open to people from Wales. If you are man aged over 45 living in Wales, you have a much better chance of winning that competition than one open to everybody in the country, simply because far fewer people are allowed to enter. And if you're a young woman from Wigan, just move on to the next competition, there's bound to be one tailored to you along soon!

Look Locally

Following on from that, there are a lot of competitions around that, although not specifically restricted to people from a particular area, are not likely to be seen by many people from outside the area. Your local radio station, community website, shopping centre and newspaper are the places to look. Do you know that some competitions in local newspapers don't get enough entries for them to be able to give away all the prizes?

Celebrate Complicated Comps

If all you need to do is fill in your name, email address and click "send", a competition only takes a few seconds to enter. And that's attractive in this time-poor age. So lots and lots of people will enter. As soon as even a slight complication, like answering a question, is introduced, entry numbers fall. And the more complexities are added, the more potential entrants will fall by the wayside. If you have to tackle a quiz, crossword or tiebreaker, make a Pinterest board, take a photo, make a video or create a recipe,  the number of entrants will be a tiny fraction of those that just needed the name and email address. The harder a competition is to enter, the easier it is to win.

Avoid Aggressive Advertising

If a competition is flashed on every pack on your supermarket shelf, has full page ads in newspapers and magazine, banners on scores of websites and is even mentioned in commercial breaks, it could get MILLIONS of entries.  Likewise with the survey style sites where you have to fill in a short questionnaire   to enable your entry - they are linked from almost every web portal and lifestyle site, so they have vast numbers of entries. And those ITV competitions with the huge prizes are mentioned all over the internet.  I'm not telling you to avoid such competitions completely - even with 10 million entries, yours could be the one that wins, but you've probably got a better chance of being struck by lightning. Enter if you enjoy doing it and have the time, but don't enter with any high expectation of a win.

Time is of the Essence

A competition that runs for two months leaves lots of time for people to enter. One that only runs for two days will, therefore, only get a fraction of the number of entries. Keep an eye on your Facebook pages feed ad your Twitter timeline for very short notice competitions, often only lasting an hour or two. And add the blogs you read regularly to a feed like Bloglovin (see the Bloglovin button to the right of this blog) so you can quickly check them all every day to see if they have anything new, as lots of blogs have competitions that only run for a few days.

Hail Your Other Hobbies

 .....if you have time for any, that is. Or any other special interests you might have such as politics, your religion or your job. There are websites and magazines dedicated to all kinds of interests and these often run competitions that are really only of interest to people with that interest - people like you! After all, who would want a Widget-wobbler apart from somebody whose hobby is wobbling widgets?

Don't Scorn the Small Stuff

Big prizes are wonderful. I love winning holidays and have had some amazing ones. But a competition with a holiday prize, or any other big ticket item, will be very tempting even to non compers and may well draw in hundreds of thousands of entries. If the prize is small - a book, a DVD, toiletries or a toy, for instance, it won't attract anywhere near as many entries, giving you a much better chance of winning. And small prizes make lovely unexpected treats, or can be set aside for birthday and Christmas presents.

Finally Don't be Confused by the Odds. Lots of competitions, especially on blogs, now use Rafflecopter. Some people running the competitions like to make it look as if they've had a lot more entries than they have - maybe to impress a sponsor or maybe just to maker themselves feel good. So it can look as if there are huge numbers of entries. You might be put off when you see that a competition has 8,400 entries, but if you look more closely you might see that you can enter in 12 different ways,  each of them with 10 entries allocated to it. So entering all 12 would give you 120 entries - and a very attractive 1 in 70 chance of winning.

And don't forget, in any competition, it only takes one entry to be a winner - if yours is the one drawn out of the hat, it no longer matters how many others there were, because they are all left behind and YOU WON!

Saturday 12 October 2013

Win TWO ski holidays with Skiworld

Go EPIC with Skiworld & win TWO ski holidays! Yes, two holidays for one winner!

Simply like the Skiworld Facebook page & complete the short 4 question quiz to be entered.

 The prize includes TWO ski holidays, one to the USA and one in Europe, flights, transfers & accommodation, food and drink (plus wine!) and one EPIC PASS to cover all of your skiing and boarding on both holidays as well as at 26 resorts worldwide in the 2013/14 ski season!
Make sure you enter by November 8th for a chance to win this amazing prize! And because the rules say you must fill in the forms manually, don't use RoboForm or Autocomplete. The form isn't a long one and it will only take you a few moments.


Friday 11 October 2013

Win an iPad 4 with Quality Solicitors

Quality Solicitors are giving you a chance to win an iPad 4 with Retina display and case on their Facebook page-

Like the page and complete the short form. The winner will be drawn when there are 2500 entries.

Thursday 10 October 2013

Win a stay at Disneyland Paris with Holiday Discount Centre

Holiday Discount Centre are giving away a  2 nights stay at the Disneyland® Hotel at Disneyland Paris for a family of 4, on a bed and breakfast basis, along with Park Hopper tickets valid for both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park for the full duration of your trip - worth up to £2,000!

To enter, visit their Facebook page, Like it and then upload a holiday photo - it must have been taken on  holiday away from home, not a staycation  - adding a caption to say where it was taken and what you were doing.

You have until October 31st to get your entry in.

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Two different ways to win a great retro Brick mobile phone

The Brick is a great new mobile phone - looking like the brick style phones of the 1980s but with today's technology. And you can enter to win one in two different ways.

First of all, they have won to be won on Twitter: simply follow them and retweet this tweet

They will draw a winner when they reach 1,500 followers. At the moment (the morning of October 9th) they have over 1,200 so are nearly there!

Your second chance is on Facebook where you need to like their page and fill in the form which you can find here. They have 5 phones top give away and will close the competition when they reach 2,000 entries - as I type, they have just over 400 so let's all get over there and support them - the sooner they hit the 2,000 mark, the sooner those phones will be won!

Win an overnight hotel stay with Sun Life Direct

Sun Life Direct are giving away an overnight stay for two in a choice of 100 hotels. All you need to do is follow them on Twitter and  retweet this tweet  - they'll be picking the winner when they reach 2,500 followers and as they already have almost 2,200 that won't take long at all.

Here is the tweet, so you can follow and retweet direct from this page (as always, this only works if you are actually visiting the Grape Vine page, not if you are reading by email or in a feed)

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Win a £200 women's Superdry bundle

Superdry are giving away a £200 bundle of women's accessories in a Twitter draw when they reach 60,000 followers - they currently have over 53,000. To enter, all you need to do is follow then and retweet this tweet. I've embedded the tweet here so you can do your following and retweeting right away, before you forget!

The competition closes when they reach 60,000 followers. You only need to retweet once - from the rules:

Only one re-tweet will be needed to enter the PrizeDraw. Multiple re-tweets, duplicates or shares of other user’s tweets will not be deemed a valid entry and multiple entries in a single day will not be accepted. Do not create additional twitter accounts for the sole purpose of entering this Prize Draw.

So if somebody else retweets your entry - or you retweet somebody else's - it won't be entered into the draw. But as long as you've made one correct retweet, you'll still be in the virtual hat. Wouldn't it be lovely if all Twitter competitions had such clear and fair rules?

Saturday 5 October 2013

Are you suddenly getting lots of Retweet notifications?

You may have been alarmed recently to see that the number of notifications about retweets you get on Twitter has soared dramatically. If you have email notifications set up, your inbox may well be full of them, and if you look at your @ connect section on your Twitter home page, you may think that some other compers have gone crazy retweeting you.

But don't worry, it's just one of Twitter's "improvements" - Twitter seems to think we want to know every little thing our friends do! So they now tell us when somebody retweets something that we ourselves have retweeted, in much the same way as Facebook tells us if one of our friends comments on a status we've commented on.

Rach at Into the Postbox has given us a very clear explanation of what's going on and why there's no need to worry - I recommend that you all go over there and read it NOW!

And if despite all our reassurances, the notifications still bother you, you can
  • switch off email notifications so you don't get overwhelmed with emails
  • only look at the "mentions" rather than "interactions" in your @connect area
  • use an app that doesn't show them - I don't see them on Tweet Deck or on Twitter for iPad

Friday 4 October 2013

Win cast iron pans with Fab Food 4 All

The latest giveaway at fab Food 4 All is one I'm really drooling over - a pair of cast iron pans worth £170. These are Stellar "Easy Lift" ones - half the weight of traditional cast iron pans.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form on the competition page. The closing date is December 3rd.

Win a 17 night trip to Australia with About My Generation

Win a 17 night trip to discover Australia’s Explorer’s Way

The prize includes return flights for two people London – Darwin / Adelaide – London with Malaysia Airlines * 2 night’s accommodation in Darwin * 13 night’s rental of a Britz Venturer Motorhome * 2 night’s accommodation in Adelaide

Closing 17 November.

Win a £60 voucher with Bra Lady

Bra lady is giving away a £60 voucher to spend with Bras4all. To enter, visit their Facebook page, Like it and then complete the Rafflecopter entry form. They will give 50p to Breast Cancer Care for every person who enters, so do please give this your support!

The competition closes on October 31st.

Win some Pimm's with Belleau Kitchen

Today,  Dominic at Belleau Kitchen is sharing his gorgeous looking recipe for Plum and Fig Crumble with us. It contains an ingredient that many not be familiar to you - Pimm's Blackberry and Elderflower. And Dominic has two bottles of it to give away in a very quick competition.

To enter, visit the blog post and complete the Rafflecopter form - but be quick, because the closing date is October 7th!

Win a Goody Bag Every Day

Simply like the My Travel Facebook page & guess the location of the image to win a My Travel goodie bag! The prize is a  My Travel bag filled with 1 frisbee, 1 beach ball, 1 mug, 1 keyring, and 1 lip balm.

Visit daily to see different images and for more chances to win! The competition is open every day until October 31st.


Open to UK residents ages 18 and over only.


Thursday 3 October 2013

The Prize Genie - the site is now live!

A few days ago I blogged to tell you that a new site for compers, The Prize Genie, was on its way. Well, the site is now live! Head over to The Prize Genie and take a look!

For just £3.75 a month you get

Exclusive access to the Members only sections of The Prize Genie
  • Exclusive access to the Members only skill based Competitions - with a low number of entrants
  • Exclusive access to the invaluable Members only 'How to Win' articles by 'Expert Comper' Jane Willis
  • Exclusive access to a Members only Forum for friendly informative like-minded compers
  • Members Quarterly Newsletter

  • The site owner is herself a keen and experienced comper who knows what SHE would want from a comping site, so that means she will be giving you what YOU as a comper want.

    Why not give it a try?

    By the way, I've had lots of questions about the site - thanks for all your interest, but I'm not actually involved in it apart from supplying the comping articles, so I'm afraid I don't know any of the answers. But if there is anything you would like to ask before signing up, you can ask a question on the wall of the Facebook page or through their Twitter page.

    Win a cute ornament from Boutique To You

    Boutique To You are giving away this cute ornament on their Facebook page

    Just look at the detail on it, right down to the tiny ladybird on the frill!

    For your chance to win, go to this photo on their Facebook page, like the page, like the photo and then comment exactly as instructed.  The competition closes on October 7th.

    Wednesday 2 October 2013

    Win a Country Manor break with Yakult

    Brighten up your breakfast with Yakult’s exclusive prize giveaway!

    To mark the new Brighter Breakfast recipe range, Yakult is serving up a total of 50 tempting treats! Feast your eyes on the prizes at you could be brightening up your breakfast with a luxury kettle, toaster or smoothie maker – and one lucky winner will enjoy a two-night break for two in one of Britain’s finest country manors…with breakfast included, of course! Enter now for free at The competition is open to all UK residents and closes on 31st October.