Here are some tips on how to find post card competitions.
A few weeks ago, I decided to start entering post card competitions, because I realized that I had been missing out on entering some very big prizes! Silly me! A lot of the ITV TV competitions have now stopped their free online entry, and the only other methods of entry seemed to be through texts costing roughly £1.50 a text plus standard network rate, or phoning premium rate numbers, so postcard entries (the cheapest way) it is! The cost of a second class stamp is currently 53p but from 30th March Royal Mail are increasing the price to 54p. Before the price increases I am going to head to the Post Office and stock up!
It is really easy to find post card competitions, they are everywhere! You can find them in magazines, and local newspapers, but the best ones can be found while just watching TV! They are mostly shown onscreen during advert breaks or at the end of the programme. I always have my box of post cards and a pen beside me while watching TV. Oh and always have the Sky+ remote beside you to pause the TV while copying down the address!
When I decided I wanted to start entering post card competitions, I had a look around online to find some lovely post cards to use. I came across these gorgeous Penguin ones, which had a different classic book cover on each one. Its brought my two favorite hobbies together, reading books and entering competitions! I have found it very hard to send some of the post cards for competitions as they have been of my favorite book covers!
A post card top tip! Always write your name and address at a right angle to the address the post card is being sent, to avoid the post cards being returned to you!
I won this foam finger on the 17th February from a Dettol competition and it arrived this week in the post! There were various prizes up for grabs including headphones, iPod s and inflatable guitars and I was lucky enough to win a foam finger! I love it! Cannot wait until the next series of The X factor so I can sit on my sofa with my foam finger cheering along!
It’s not even 10am yet and I have just had a WEM (winning email to non compers!) from my favorite website Goodreads! Great start to the day! The book I won is called A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall. It looks to be an action, fantasy type of book about a retired warrior looking for revenge. This is one of the genres I am least familiar with so I am really looking forward to it arriving and giving it a go.
So as it’s #WorldBookDay I would like to share with you the types of books I like to read, they vary from horror (Stephen King and James Herbert) to history, romance, non-fiction, crime, autobiographies and science fiction. My favorite book is The Stand by Stephen King. I borrowed a copy off my older sister many years ago and I couldn’t put it down. I have never owned my own copy so for Christmas my husband bought it for me. I was so chuffed! Its now on my to-read list (alongside many other books!)
My latest win is a box of crisps from Tyrrells. I’ve been entering mostly Twitter competitions at the moment as they are east RT to win. I find I can enter 100’s on my lunch break at work. Anyway I’ve never tried Tyrrells crisps before and they sound really nice.
I won a box of Tyrrells Crisps back in January and these turned up this week! There is an assortment of crisps, popcorn, vegetable crisps and a packet of fried beans which I am eager to try! Thanks Tyrrells!
This is my collection of competition wins, freebies and samples that I have saved up throughout the year to make up my Christmas gift packages.
I head to my local pound shop to pick up cheap gift bags, tags and tissue paper and spend time packing all the gifts into the dedicated bag for that family member. With two sisters and a brother on my side plus a nephew, mum and dad. That’s six gift bags to make up already.
I feel lucky that my hobby of comping provides really good gifts to my family that I couldn’t otherwise afford.
I tried out a couple of instant win competitions today and I won! There is nothing like the feeling of seeing ‘Congratulations’ on the screen right in front of you! They may be only little wins, consisting of 30p off a bottle of Ace laundry cleaner and packet of Heinz tomato seeds, but a win is a win! Its really nice to have these little wins arriving through the post while waiting for ‘The Big One’.
I have been thinking about setting up a blog for ages! I am not very good with computers (except for entering my address for competitions!) but will see how it goes. So here it is, my first blog post!
Well where do I start, I know, how about what I have won recently!