In November I put out a request for my blog readers to tell me their 'Superlucky Stories' - any comping tales that have been inspired by my blog or comps that I've posted on the SuperLucky Facebook page! Everyone who emailed is in a draw for a tin of yummy Biscuiteers treats, which will be announced when I've published all the entries. I've already posted up Gill and Katie's stories, and today it's Claire's turn. I can relate to Claire's story as she's a stay at home mum and it's true that creative comping really does liven up the boring daily routine! I was absolutely gutted that her amazing Air Wick entry didn't get a look in for their Christmas competition - but that's what happens when it all comes down to a public vote unfortunately...
And now, over to Claire...
I don’t think I am a “lucky person” but I have won quite a few competitions.
The first was over seven years ago. I was in my local library browsing the Internet when I came across a competition run by Garnier Fructis, I didn’t enter competitions as a rule but I KNEW I had to enter this one. The prize was a one-week, V.I.P. trip to Cornwall with surf coaching and there was nothing in the world that I loved more. I submitted my 50 word reason why I should win and thought nothing more of it. Six weeks later I was in Manchester visiting a friend when my boyfriend called to tell me that a package had arrived for me from Garnier Fructis. I explained that I had entered a competition with them and it was probably some products they had sent as a runner up prize. The following week I arrived home and opened the parcel. It contained a letter letting me know that I was a finalist, a Polaroid camera and two sheets of A4 covered in questions with spaces for photos – and it had to be posted back the following day! I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening frantically filling it in and taking photos. Two weeks later I received my first ever winning phone call. I was SCREAMING.
Surprisingly, after winning such an amazing prize, it took me until this time last year to enter another competition. Mothercare were giving away a stroller. You had to write a letter to Santa, and take a photo of it for them. I was pregnant and needed a new stroller, so I decided to enter. Writing a little poem, cutting up photos of my family, me and my 2 year old stuck them all to a massive piece of paper along with enough glitter to build a sandcastle. Two weeks after Christmas they announced the good news, and I was ecstatic.
It was around this time that I discovered SuperLucky, I couldn’t quite believe it, what a goldmine of information and creative competitions. As my partner works away from home I have found these competitions to be invaluable to my sanity. Completing a video or photo entry makes me feel like I have achieved something. They break up the nappy, feed, nappy, nap, feed, nappy, feed cycle quite nicely. I have since won £100 shopping voucher with Mecca Bingo for a video, and some of my photo wins have included a High Chair and £50 of baby food from Plum, a Nintendo Wii from Blue Dragon, a £50 Amazon voucher from Playpennies and £100 restaurant voucher from Nivea.
I still have my fingers crossed that one day I may win a kitchen or at least an oven (as we have been without one since moving house last February) I just need to keep my eye out for the right competition!
Well Claire, have you entered the amazing Telegraph tiebreaker competition to win a £20,000 Wickes kitchen? They're already given three away (one to a PrizeFinder member!) but there are still two left to be won on 19th January and 13th February. Good luck!