Welcome back everyone to the first Unboxing post of the New Year! It’s been the weirdest month ever comping wise. For those of you that are new to the blog I’m a comper. You can read more about my comping and why I do it by clicking the link. But the short story is that after having to quit work due to keep up with my sons additional needs I needed to find something that meant we could still afford the nicer things in life.
January was as always for me fairly mediocre. I had a sudden influx of wins at the beginning of January from the December Christmas and advent competitions and then…….tumbleweed. I had a few wins come in towards the end of the month which was nice to tick me over!
I got to use two awesome prizes from last years wins this month. A Paul Hollywood baking day as well as Pringles flights, which we used to visit Glasgow for a fan convention called Kupocon (new blog post incoming). Because of the build up for getting ready for such a type of convention (cosplay! – and making exercising hard so I looked ok in my cosplay), I really reduced the amount I was entering.
So much time this month was spent chasing prizes. I’ve had them go missing in the post so much this month – in both the sense that they haven’t arrived and even one prize arrived empty!! Having to keep chasing so many prizes always makes me a little disheartened and can take the shine of winning prizes sometimes, which also meant I wasn’t as enthusiastic about entering.
This month’s unboxing stats sees 12 prizes opened worth approximately £386. That’s a 13 prizes less than December and just shy of £2000 less than last months values.
Other than the remainder of Christmas competition wins coming in all new wins I had this month came from Instagram – apart from a Facebook win for afternoon tea and a tea festival ticket package (which I totally forgot to mention in my unboxing video!)
Grab a cuppa and watch the video to see what we unboxed – I think this is possibly the shortest one I’ve filmed yet! I’m using new video software this month so please bear with me for any minor glitches, next months should be on point 🙂
January is a traditionally a quiet time for many compers. Although there are still prizes to be won there just isn’t as many about. Usually I’d be diving in head first to February but we have some rather exciting news for the family. We are finally purchasing our first house which means we will be moving soon!
Because of this I know my time for comping is going to be reduced slightly over the next 3 months or so, I’m also going to use it as an opportunity to start decluttering and making sure I’m focussing my comping on tickets and experiences a bit more. The less items I have to pack and unpack to the new house the better!
Was your January quiet too? Let me know in the comments below!