20 April 2014

Win £1000 every week with your Jacob's #SnackHappy photo!

I returned from my (fabulous, by the way!) holiday in Sri Lanka late last night and, having had a fortnight's break from comping, was delighted to spot a tweet from Jacob's on my news feed promoting their new creative judged photo competition with cash prizes - a proper challenge to get me rummaging in the fancy dress box!

There are a wildly generous EIGHT prizes - a whopping £1000 cash to be won every week in their #SnackHappy competition, so I fully expect SuperLucky readers to create some wild and wacky Cheddars and Twiglets scenarios - in fact, checking the hashtag I can see lots of fun entries already.

Here's how to enter:

  • take a selfie (defined by Jacob's as 'a self portrait photograph of yourself alone or with friends') with a Jacob’s product
  • share on Twitter or Instagram with the #SnackHappy hashtag
  • you can enter as many photos as you like - but only win a maximum of one prize during the competition period

The competition closes weekly at midnight on Sunday - the first deadline is tonight (20th April 2014) at midnight, and the final date for entries is Sunday 8th June 2014. Entries are judged on creativity and originality.

With unlimited entries that means you have bags of time to try out lots of ideas - you might even want to wait and see the first few winning photos to see what tickles the judges' fancy. Remember though - if it's a selfie, YOU have to be in it!

As for me, I'm a massive fan of Mini Cheddars and Twiglets so visitors can expect a crumb trail around my house for the next 8 weeks. Wishing you all loads of luck in this one - looking forward to seeing your entries!

Full details and T&Cs are at www.jacobs.co.uk/competition

5 April 2014

#SuperLuckyStories part 3: family fun

Welcome to part 3 of #SuperLuckyStories - we've already had Product Placement and Fabulous Food - this post is all about roping in the family, which I've done with plenty of success in the past (see my Kleenex and Toblerone winning videos!)

Comping is a hobby which is more enjoyable if shared - so if you can get your friends, family and kids on your side then the prizes should come rolling in...

Now, let's move on to those #SuperLuckyStories...

Clare at Maybush Studio reluctantly tried her first video competition last year - this lovely entry won the family a trip to Center Parcs: "not only is the prize great, but I really treasure the little video we made and it’s made me determined to shoot more..."

Amy won £4000 of Homebase vouchers in their 'Garden Memories' photo competition, with this delightful photo of her daughter harvesting carrots: "I'd completely forgotten about the comp to be honest - and was gobsmacked when I won!"

In a similar vein is this lovely shot that won Irene a £100 Sainsbury's voucher in their 'Boredom Busters' competition - her son's first fishing trip!

Irene's son also won a Jelly Lane Original voucher with his excellent balloon self portrait!

Claire at Yet Another Blogging Mummy has a pair of talented sons who won a whole bunch of prizes with their artwork last year - you can read about them on her blog!

These are my two favourite drawings by her son Jacob: Mr Tickle & Seaside.

And Rebecca from The Beesley Buzz has a talented son Daniel, who won Moshi Monsters goodies with this incredible home made Katsuma costume:

Eileen at ET Speaks from Home's talented kids won a £50 voucher in MoreThan's 'Carpet Art' challenge...

Cute photos of your tiny tots are always useful for comps - this lovely bubble beard shot won Emma's son Max a bunch of Johnson's Baby goodies:

...and who says fmily fun needs to involve young children? All ages can be recruited for silly photos - as Gill proves with her winning Easter-themed photo that won her a year's membership to the Hotel Chocolat club!

And Fiona got three generations of the family into this frightening festive fashion photo, which bagged her Peacocks vouchers, a Digital Radio and more.

Look out for the next installment of #SuperLuckyStories soon! Thanks again to everyone who's got in touch to share their creative wins - and good luck with your family wins for 2014!

1 April 2014

UK Blog Giveaways ending in May 2014 (linky)

Welcome to the SuperLucky linky for UK blog giveaways
that are closing in MAY 2014.

BLOGGERS! If you're hosting a giveaway please add it to the list, including the PRIZE and the CLOSING DATE - if you don't include the end date I will remove your listing. Unfortunately I no longer have time to add in missing information, and I don't want people clicking on links to comps that have closed!

You can access this post and the APRIL LINKY via the links on the right hand side bar.

Please note, all giveaways MUST be hosted on a blog and they should be open to UK entries. I don't require a backlink - but if you'd like to mention or recommend my blog that's great. If you need tips on Terms & Conditions and running a giveaway, check out my post 'Hosting a legal and successful giveaway on your blog'.

COMPERS! Most of these giveaways are hosted using Rafflecopter - if you've never used it before please read my detailed post on 'How to enter Rafflecopter giveaways'.

31 March 2014

Easter Creative Competitions & Linky

So, that's the Mothers Day comps over for another year! And now, onto the Easter comps - if you've yet to buy your chocolate treats for family and friends then consider buying Lindt Gold Bunnies (codes on the stickers could win you a £10,000 holiday in their prize draw), or look out for the Mars Easter Egg promotion at Tesco - you could win a trip to the World Cup if you buy the special eggs and text ‘EGG’ to 88802. Both these promotions end on 27th April 2014.

I'm actually in Sri Lanka on holiday from next Wednesday until Easter Sunday, so I'm going to miss out on much of the eggy fun! But I can't leave you without a few creative competitions, so here are the ones I've found already... and as usual there's a linky at the end if you want to add any more!

Win a case of Casillero del Diablo wine - decorate an egg in a devilish way to enter, and upload to their Facebook page. You need to be quick though - it closes TODAY, 31st March 2014. Full details are on Facebook.

Win Easter Eggs from Millie's Trust - this competition is raising money for a great charity which campaigns for everyone to have access to First Aid training. It's a £2 donation per entry and kids in four age groups (under 4s, 5-7, 8-10 and 11+) can design an Easter card and post it to Millie's Trust. Full details are on the Millie's Trust Facebook website, and it closes on 12th April 2014.

Win a £50 Hotel Chocolat hamper by printing off their Bunny in a Muddle template and unleashing your artistic talent - entrants must be OVER 13! Post your entry on their Facebook page - more details are at www.hotelchocolat.com and the closing date is 30th April 2014 (don't spend days on your masterpiece - winners are chosen at random.)

At The Pink Whisk you can win £500 John Lewis vouchers (plus a runners up prize of £250 vouchers, and three more £50 voucher prizes)- you'll need to blog about your Easter creative bakes and submit a link to the linky before 20th April 2014. Check out these gorgeous Creme Egg Lambs on the Pink Whisk blog as inspiration!

Poundland have an easy Pinterest prize draw for you, to win £150 vouchers - pin 20 Poundland Easter items to a board and submit your link at www.poundland.co.uk/promotions before 20th April 2014 - winner chosen at random.

Get your child to take a selfie of their favourite toy (don't get me started on selfies!) and they could win a cute Bunny puppet - details are on the Pret-a-Play website, enter by 19th April 2014.

If you live near a participating Asda, pop in on 12th April to take part in an egg hunt and get an animated bunny mask - upload a photo wearing it to Twitter with #asdaeasterbunny and you could win £100 vouchers. Full details are on the Asda website - closing date for entries is 27th April 2014.

We got a Lego leaflet through the post today with details of their in-store Easter Bunny Hunt. This runs from 31st March to 21st April 2014 and you could win a ticket to Legoland plus lots of Lego toys - find your nearest store at http://stores.lego.com/en-gb.

If you have a local Phoenix Trader, order one of their Easter colour-in tablecloths and you could win Lego prizes and Phoenix goodies. There are two competitions - one is to count the number of eggs on the tablecloth, and for the second you need to upload a photo of the coloured-in tablecloth to Facebook (open to under-14s). Full info is here and the closing date is 30th April 2014.

There will be Cadbury Easter Egg Trails at National Trust properties all over the UK at Easter weekend, with chocolate Eggheads and prizes to be won - your child will also be able to enter the 'Design an Egghead' competition (although I'm hoping this will also be hosted online after Easter!). Find out more at www.eastereggtrail.com.

Have a great Easter - and keep checking back to see extra comps on the linky list below!