It’s been an interesting few days since my last post.
Last Wednesday we all went to our local Citroen dealership Perry’s to collect my Citroen DS3 by Benefit which I WON in a national competition!
We were over the moon when we arrived to find the gorgeous car hidden beneath a red cloth. Alan & his colleagues at Perry’s made it a really special & memorable time. My new car was unveiled (with a little help from Alexandra) & I was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I was made to feel very special.
The local press were there & they took a few pics & spoke to me about my fabulous win. The conversation included talking about anything else I’d won! The reporter was amazed by my prize wins & asked for my contact details.
The next morning I got a call from the reporter asking to come & see me to discuss my comping.
I did laugh when he asked if I could show him some of the things I’d won & spent the next hour quickly searching the whole house for prizes. I ended up with an interesting display which reminded me of the Generation Game, only no cuddly toy:( Anyway reporter & photographer were happy.
Here’s the published feature.
Not sure I’m a Competition Guru, think I’ll leave that title to my comping inspiration Di Coke @superlucky.me
I’ve been comping on & off for about 11 years. Over the last 6 years I’ve been able to devote more time & effort to my hobby.
During November 2014 I spotted a competition on The Clothes Show Facebook site with details of a competition they were running with Citroen UK & Benefits Cosmetics on Instagram. The prize was a bespoke Citroen DS3 & 1 method of entry was to ‘regram’ the competition post with certain hashtags. I followed the instructions & to be honest forgot all about it as I had plenty of other competitions to do during the build up to Christmas.
Then on 18th December Citroen UK contacted me to let me know that I had won the Car!!!!
My friends & family are amazed by my winnings & a number of them are now converted compers – we love swapping details of our comping wins & sharing competition details we spot.
I believe that anyone can do anything they put their mind to & that includes winning those top prizes. All it takes is peservance and a positive, can do attitude. As the saying goes “you’ve got to be in it, to win it”
I’ve won thousands of pounds worth of amazing treats
13 holidays including a
Trip to India, this prize included 2 Business Class flights, a stay in a 5* hotel, tickets to the test match cricket each day & a driver to take us there. All food & drink was also paid for.
3 nights in a 5* Hotel in Beijing to go to the 2008 Olympic games
luxury Spa Break
trip to Las Vegas
trip to Portugal
UK cottage break
2 nights in a 4* hotel in London with a visit to the Harry Potter Film Studio (before it was open to the public)
3 trips to different Scottish Cities & travel costs
the chance for my husband to climb Mount Kilimanjaro
I’ve won other prizes:-
Various DVD boxsets & DVDs
Tickets to sporting events e.g. Black Rock Masters at the Royal Albert Hall with Champagne reception & goody bag
Theme park passes
Cinema & theatre tickets
Spa pamper day
Sports Equipment & kit
Number of gift cards/vouchers
Beauty Products & Hampers
Flat Screen TV
Wii & games
Experience days & Vouchers
Clothing for Men, Women & Children
Shoes & Boots
Tickets to UK Olympics 2012
Comping is such a great hobby & has given me & my family the chance to experience some wonderful things, in particular the Beijing Olympics 2008 & a visit to the Harry Potter film studios before it was open to the public & now of course, this wonderful car. All for the cost of a bit of my time & effort.