What I won – Check out my June 2017 wins!

What I won – Check out my June 2017 wins!


It’s the start of another month, which means yet another review of another month of comping!   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 here.  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!

Every month for the past three months I’ve been able to say I’ve had my most succesful month yet.  Well this shows no signs of letting up.  June was my most successful month comping to date,  I won prizes worth over £4000! This is a huge amount and although the value of prizes doesn’t fully matter it certainly does make me feel motivated to carry on entering when I have dry spells.  This month was the first time I made it on to a radio station to win a prize; not one but twice!  Read on to discover what I won and how I won it

Pink Magazine

My first win of the month was a copy of Pink Magazine.  I won this from the Pink Facebook page where you had to post what you’d been up to so far this spring/summer.  ALthough this seems like a small prize they do regularly have fab entry form only comps in this magazine.  We’ve already sent our entry form off.  If we’re super lucky then we will win a prize from a prize!

Strongbow Pac-a-mac

This was from the Strongbow epic festival entrance competition.  This is a purchase necessary competition with lots of prizes up for grabs.  If you enter you’ve got a really good chance of winning at least a small prize.  You can find more details on blogger Super Lucky Di’s site here.

Lego Nexo Knights Book Bundle

I have no idea where all these fab books came from!  They arrived addressed to Chase so my guess is an email entry kids comp.  I’ve searched for the original competition but cannot find it anywhere!

Feather & Black Sienna Rattan Kingsize bed

I couldn’t believe it when this email came through at the start of the month.  We’ve been wanting to upgrade to a king size bed for ages and had ended up buying a mega cheap second-hand bed off eBay as our current bed was broken.  I carried on entering bed competitions in the hope i might be able to win a nice one and hit the bed jackpot!  Our new bed is over £1300 RRP to buy and made of solid weathered oak.  It’s a gorgeous bed and I can’t wait for its delivery in July!

Glo Minerals Tinted Primer

A fab little twitter win. a simple RT to win.  I love makeup and beauty products and this is a great primer with SPF 30 in it too.  Perfect for my whiter than white skin that hates the sun.

£500 cash and a Samsung Galaxy S8 plus

My first ever radio win!  This was won with Heat radio and i found the competition using tweet deck.  They were uploading mini clips earlier in the day for you to watch and then on the early evening show about 5pm asking people to call in and answer a question.  I managed to get through and be selected to be on air and got the answer correct!  You can listen to my first ever radio win here!

Olympus Pen P8

I found this competition thanks to Di Coke (the owner of the Super Lucky Blog).  This was a competition for bloggers.  You had to use the new Million Eyez photo website to put a photo into a blog post to enter.  There were then multiple other entry options and I decided to enter all ways I could. This included writing a new blog post and posting a photobox I created from their website.  There was one entry option which got you a whopping 20 extra entries into the competition which I managed to complete which I think helped a lot to me winning this fab prize.  I’m looking forward to taking some amazing shots with this camera in the months to come.

Bondi Beach Goody bag

Another fairly low entry comp I found on twitter – although it was actually an instagram comp.  A picture with cut out faces was given to you to put you and your friends faces in and then post to instagram with the relevant hashtag.  The amin prize was a holiday which I didn’t win but I did win one of the 20 runners up prizes.

England V West Indies Cricket tickets

This was a promotion ran by Hardys wine.  I cannot remember for the life of me where I found it.  A simple prize draw netted me two tickets to see England vs the West indies later this year.

Two Star Wars 40th Anniversary figures

My husband was sooo happy when these arrived. especially as I hadn’t told him they were arriving.  These were won with a RT comp on twitter ran by Sky Cinema.  I didn’t get to choose out figures but was really happy when I saw we received Princess Leia and Obi Won Kanobi.

£250 B&Q gift card

My second radio win of the month!  This time with Virgin radio.  I’d spotted this comeptition on my tweetdeck filters but had forgotten about it until one of my very good comping friends (Emma) reminded me about it.  You had to pre register on their website to take part.  On friday early evening I received a call saying I’d been selected and the presenter would be calling me tomorrow morning to go head to head with another contestant.  We had to answer questions about famous fathers.

How i wished I’d been given here questions instead of mine! It ended in a draw and went to a tiebreaker.  The tiebreaker question was how many daughters did King Triton have in Ariel the little mermaid.  The other contestant went first and guessed 2.  I thought it was more than this and I was right – he actually has 7!  I think I was even more nervous doing this show as it was live on air!

£100 worth of little tyke toys

This was a fab little win on Facebook.  I entered the night before closing and you tell them about your child’s hero.  It was close to Father’s day at the time so obviously all of our kids hero is their Dad.  I used one of my fave pictures below and was selected as their winner!

Fathers Day Hamper

Londis run regular comps on Facebook and there are always 1000’s of entries.  I turned out to be their father’s day hamper winner from a simple like and comment.

Coffee Machines

My last prizes of the month was not one but two coffee machines.  A Tassimo machine from the purchase necessary Belvita competition, and then a like and comment on Facebook with Genesis UK.  The second machine is a Nespresso one so we can now use both types of pod!

Other News

I cannot believe how many great prizes I’ve had come through this month.  Persistance with comping certainly pays off as well trying new things (like radio comps!).  I also have some exciting news to share about Mr Glam & Geeky.  He was selected by crunchy nut to participate in there Ultimate Crunchy Nutter Competition.  He’s up to London next week to be filmed to take part in ‘The Table Of Doom’.  Look out for him on their social media page, or follow my Facebook page here for updates!

If you’d like to get to know a little bit more about how I got into comping you can check out my interview here with my witty blogger friend Neill over at his blog ‘Gary Wasabi’s Golden Luck Muscle’.  How did you do this month? Are any of my readers thinking of taking up comping as a hobby? comment below!





  1. emma gough
    June 30, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    An Amazing month with some awesome prizes lovely lady! – I especially love the fact that June was the month you popped your radio comp/win entries! I can’t wait to see what’s coming next for you and Mr Glam and Geeky xxx

  2. Rebecca MacBain
    July 1, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Wow !!!!!! That’s such an inspirational post!!!! Massive well done Nikki xxx good luck for July . X

    • July 1, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      Thank you Rebecca! I’m sure I’ll be looking back to this post when I next hit a dry spell! X

  3. July 1, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Persistence does indeed pay – That’s an incredible month by any measure!

    Thank you so much for sharing your comping story too – it’s one of the most popular posts I’ve ever had – your fans are brilliant!

    • July 1, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      Ahh fab!! I’m so pleased people like it. I’ll start sorting out the next one that we talked about 😊

  4. July 1, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Wow! Great wins. I’ve got to finish editing my wins video for YouTube. Only 3 wins for me this month, but there’s always next month x

    • July 1, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      3 wins is still better than no wins 🙂 I’m sure a dry spell is overdue for me 😂 Feel free to post a link to your vid in the comments here once you’ve finished editing x

  5. Gabriela
    July 1, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Absolutely fabulous! Well done!

  6. Jodie
    July 3, 2017 / 12:48 am

    Wow! You’ve done amazing! Well done! I didn’t win anything this month, despite plenty of entries! Got my fingers crossed for something soon 🙂

    Don’t forget to stop entering any competitions run by companies owned by Bauer for the next 6 months. Your fabulous Heat Radio win excludes you (and anyone else in your household) from winning another prize over £500 within 6 months. There are loads of Radio Stations and magazines owned by Bauer, so not entering them will free up lots of spare time to enter elsewhere 🙂

    From the Bauer T&Cs for anyone who isn’t familiar with them:

    Prize Limits. There is no limit on the value of a single prize that may be provided to the individual winners of a Competition. However, no person or persons at the same residential address may win more than one prize valued at £500 or more via any of our Competitions in any six (6) month period.

    Retrospective Effect. Where an entrant or prize winner has been found to be in breach of any of the terms and conditions of a Competition and in particular where a person is in breach of the entry restrictions above, we may still enforce our right to disqualify that person and require the return or reimbursement to us of any prize even where a prize has been awarded and/or actually provided to the entrant or prize winner in question.

    • July 3, 2017 / 6:51 am

      Ohh fab advice Jodie!! I knew that I couldn’t win another prize over £500 with them but was unsure if I could win those under £500. Means I can still carry on with some of the Bauer comps (which lets face it there’s bloody loads of!) xx

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