How To Find Low Entry Competitions – How To Use Tweetdeck

How To Find Low Entry Competitions – How To Use Tweetdeck

Welcome to the third part of my blog series all about finding low entry competitions.  If you’ve not yet read the first or second parts in the series then go and read up now how to master search engines here, and how to make twitter lists here.  We are finally at our long-term aim of learning how to use Tweetdeck to find low entry competitions.  As this is such a huge massive topic I’ve broken the sections down to make it easier to learn.  You will need the info from the first two parts to get the best out of this tutorial.


Tweetdeck is a powerful filtering tool for Twitter.  You can quickly and easily use your search engine and twitter list mastery to narrow down tweets quickly and efficiently to find competitions.  Tweetdeck cannot be accessed via an app and is far easier to use on a laptop than a tablet (in my experience).  I’ve highlighted the key features of Tweetdeck below but scroll down to watch the video for the full walk-through and demonstration.

How to use Tweetdeck - to find low entry competitions

Lists on Tweetdeck

Add your lists you made from the 2nd part in our series.  Then filter them by the word ‘win’.  If you don’t get too many results with the word ‘win’ then try filtering by ‘#win’

Searches on Tweetdeck

Set up your favorite searches to find wish list prizes, creative competitions or local competitions.  You can then use Tweetdeck to get desktop notifications when a new competition is tweeted that matches your search.

Local Competitions

By setting up a search column you can even select a radius for tweets to find local competitions.  Please be aware that this is based on where the twitter account is registered so is not always 100% accurate.

How – To

To see how to do all of these and get some other tips then check out the video below.  If you still have any questions about how to use Tweetdeck then please do comment below.  Tweetdeck is such a big area to cover so  I’m considering breaking down each filter option in another set of mini series if there’s demand for it.

Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date and check out which competitions I’m entering!




  1. Lucy robinson
    October 21, 2017 / 6:34 am

    Thanks for the tutorial. I use tweet deck quite a lot but learnt a few new things. Never knew about the search button.

    • October 21, 2017 / 7:32 am

      Brilliant, pleased it was useful!

  2. Rebecca
    October 21, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Thanks for this really helped me getting my head around tweet deck!

    • October 21, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      So pleased it was useful! If there’s any questions you ever have feel free to give me a shout 🙂

  3. October 22, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Thanks hon- I had mastering tweetdeck on my comping New Years resolutions and haven’t known where to start so I’m sure this will help!

    • October 22, 2017 / 12:44 pm

      Fab! Hope it does help you get it figured. My video tutorial was a little bit all over the place but the infos all in there 😊

      • October 27, 2017 / 1:48 pm

        The video is great- you’ve covered all the important stuff about what features are there & what the different buttons on. Had a play around & got the hang of it MUCH more quickly than I could’ve done otherwise. Thanks again x

        • October 27, 2017 / 1:51 pm

          So pleased you found it useful!

  4. Anna Chamley
    November 1, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Hi Nikki

    I am a carer to my daughter who has many difficulties and a rare condition so therefore i haven’t been able to return to work so comping has become my hobby and gives me something to focus on. I Thought it about time i mastered the art of Tweetdeck so I have Just watched your tutorials , its actually really easy once you know how and hopefully I shall start to use it more often. Thank you for the great advice , I think its so much easier to watch and listen 🙂 I Love seeing you’re wonderful array of prizes too – well done and good luck for future competitions. 🙂

    • November 1, 2017 / 10:53 am

      It’s lovely to hear that comping has given you something to focus on, caring can be very challenging and isolating sometimes I find and comping makes my days that little bit brighter!

      So pleased that you’ve picked up Tweetdeck, I think it looks a lot harder to master than it actually is! Good luck for November xx

  5. fiona haward
    November 8, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Fantastic that has been absolutely brilliant. Really given my comping a new lease of life… Thanks Nikki and good luck to you x

    • November 8, 2017 / 2:17 pm

      I’m so pleased it’s helped Fiona, good luck in your comping endeavours!

      • fiona haward
        November 13, 2017 / 2:02 pm

        Thanks Nikki..techie question. I have subscribed to your holiday list (thank you) and wonder how do I add my own holiday companies to that. ?
        Is that possible or do I set up a separate holiday list>

        Fi x

        • November 13, 2017 / 2:05 pm

          As it’s my list you cannot add to it. If you want to add more then you an set up your own using the instructions on the twitter list post. You’ve reminded me I need to update my holiday list though! 😊

          • fiona haward
            November 13, 2017 / 9:05 pm

            Thank Nikki…will do x

  6. Beverley Cousins
    November 15, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Amazing information, but sorry for asking this ( i’m a bit slow lol, but is there anything i’m doing wrong?
    I’ve done everything you’ve said on the tweet desk to make my own list, but it keeps coming up with “NO RECENT TWEETS” ?
    could you help me out please..Thank you ever so much

    • November 15, 2017 / 12:34 pm

      Are you able to DM me a screen shot to my twitter @glamandgeeky then I should be able to help you 🙂

      • Beverley Cousins
        November 15, 2017 / 12:58 pm

        Hi, will have a go now.
        Thank you

  7. Natalie Gillham
    February 7, 2018 / 2:12 am

    Thanks for the advice, I enjoy my comping hobby but it’s starting to feel like a chore as more and more people are entering and I’m winning alot less x

    • February 7, 2018 / 8:04 am

      That happens at the start of every year usually! It tapers off towards March as a large chunk of people give up. It’s nice to switch things up and try different things like finding your own I think!

  8. Katrina Adams
    June 2, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Thank you so much for this. Following your tutorial and the location filter is the first time I have been able to find local competitions…I didn’t even think they ran any near me which was strange as I’m only 45 minutes away from a city! You have seriously upped my comping game.

    Love the look and content of your blog, keep it up!

    • June 4, 2018 / 10:32 am

      Thanks so much Katrina! I’m a bit behind at the moment due to kids and half term but hoping to get some more comping tutorials written soon 😊

  9. Lesley
    August 22, 2019 / 8:58 pm

    Found this so useful. Thanks very much. Got the brain working, which is always a good thing.

    • August 22, 2019 / 9:18 pm

      So pleased it helped, hoping it helps you win something!

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