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#1 bixter

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

I watched a thing on TV the other day about a fellow that has a full time job but still spends another 6-8 hours each day just entering competitions and living off the winnings basically.

Do you enter competitions?

Where do you enter?

Been lucky?



#2 qak

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

I used to enter any competition I could!  I don't have the time these days, and am picky about the prizes eg Flight Centre had a FABULOUS James Bond holiday competition - travel prize about $70,000 but it was only for 2 adults and I thought we could not afford to take the kids if we won, so I did not bother entering it.

The last one I won was a 25WOL (there can't have been any other entries, LOL, I suck at those).

I have won a few, but no really fabulous prizes.  The ones I win tend to be just luck, no skill required ...

#3 Jessley2

Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

I entered one a few months back while surfing EB.

I generally steer clear of the 25 WOL ones as I suck at them too but I had a cute story so added it for lols and thought nothing of it only to get a message congratulating me on being one of the lucky winners. biggrin.gif

It was a My Little Pony train and tickets to see the movie.

My girls were stoked at the prize but unfortunately the movie ended just after I received the tickets so we missed out.

Dodged a bullet methinks as I was dreading the thought of sitting through a MLP movie. cool.gif

My mum enters a lot of comps, That's Life etc, and has the occasional small win.

Last year she was at a Health and Fitness expo and she won a trip to Bali for 2 adults and 2 kids.

She was so excited but the travel agent has stuffed her around so much she's all but given up on it.
I keep telling her to chase it up but it's left such a sour taste in her mouth and she's over it.
Such a shame as my folks have never traveled out of Australia and I'm sure they'd love it.

Wish I had her luck. The only other thing I've ever won was a boogie board on the chocolate wheel at my brothers yr 6 fete, over 20 yrs ago.

#4 Bigfatbum

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

Serious coming takes up a lot of time, but I've had some good wins.
http://compingclub.com/ is a really good coming forum

#5 cinnabubble

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

I never enter competitions. I'm too suspicious of things that look like they're free.

#6 *Lib*

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

I've entered a few, but I don't bother with ones that the prize isn't something I'd use.

I don't enter overseas holiday ones....I don't fly Tounge1.gif

Sarah and I used to do thats life and take 5 together to help her learn...she was actually pretty good. And I was hoping she'd win something too! Never did!

Edited by *Lib*, 15 February 2013 - 03:26 PM.


#7 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Have entered quite a few over the years but only ever managed to win a surf wallet and a Wallabies rugby flag. Last year I did win an esky and some beach towels in a competition my bank was running. My cousin went to a travel agent six weeks ago to ask about flights to NZ and  ended up winning a complete NZ holiday for two (flights, car, hotels + cash).

#8 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

I do all the time and Ive won a few things
3 best are
A dinner set worth $169 - most recent, theyre gettin bigger  biggrin.gif
$100 cheque
Dr Seuss book pack

#9 jaluke

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

Yes I do and reckon everyone should as everyday people really do win them. I have won a video camera (about 18 years ago so a very impressive prize then) when making a purchase at a liquor store.  I also won what I consider the prize of a lifetime when I bought a NZ$130 Hills clothes line (was an NZ and Aussie wide comp) and I won a trip for 4 adults to Disneyland (LA) (flying from regional NZ); 5 nights at the Sheraton; 4 x 3 day adult passes and NZ$6K spending money - was so exciting although taking a 1 and 2 year old was a bit tiring.  Always worth entering competitions.  In case you couldn't already guess I still love telling people about this prize and it was 3 years ago now.  Enter away!

#10 kez71

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

ive entered a lot, only ever win small prizes such as board shorts, footballs, records (yeah they were a long time ago). My dad wins good prizes, the 2 that im thinking of was a trip to Paris and a 10kg block of cadbury chocolate (took us a year to eat it and he gave away heaps of it).
You've got to be in it to win it!

#11 Jax12

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

My sister submits photos, stories and tips to That's Life and Take Five every week, along with doing all the puzzles.  Over the course of a year she had collected over $800 and her DD won a very impressive bouncy castle from a colouring in competition.

I rarely enter competitions but have won twice on EB - a double pass to a movie and a board game.  I was chuffed!

#12 bailee

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

I quite like entering comps. I too suck at the 25 WOL, but happy to enter online or post off an entry. I hardly ever win though. I did win a breadmaker about 10 years ago and I used it till it died on me last year, so that was a good win. And once I won some lingerie to the value of $100. But that is the sum total of my winnings. I keep hoping to win a car or a nice big prize. I'll keep hoping!

#13 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE (kez71 @ 15/02/2013, 05:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ive entered a lot, only ever win small prizes such as board shorts, footballs, records (yeah they were a long time ago). My dad wins good prizes, the 2 that im thinking of was a trip to Paris and a 10kg block of cadbury chocolate (took us a year to eat it and he gave away heaps of it).
You've got to be in it to win it!


Oh come on. This is a bit hard to believe. It took a year to eat the chocolate. I hate it when prizes go to people who don't really appreciate them. I would have motored through it in weeks.....

#14 starfire

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

I never used to enter competitions but have started to make the effort to enter more these days. Like other PPers have said, you have to be in it to win it! biggrin.gif

I've won small things over the years but no big ticket prizes just yet. I know someone who won a brand new furnished house so it is definitely possible!

#15 blackcat20

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

Every now and then I enter bunch. I've won quite a few small things, movie tickets, Jb voucher, CDs, a hamper, Westfield vouchers etc. would love to win a big trip.

#16 Therese

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

I went through a stage of entering them a few years ago. I won lots of smallish prizes which were great.

I should do it again.

#17 gemgirl

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

Yes. And I have won trips, book packs, cameras and smaller prizes. I don't think I have won prizes over about $1500

#18 Always amazed!

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

I won a high speed bullet tonight:)

I won a small tv/dvd player

Not much else!

#19 bixter

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:40 AM

Thanks for the links PP.

I hope I have some luck!

Gotta be in it to win it I guess. original.gif

#20 mumtoactivetoddler

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

I have won  a number of things over the years, trip for 5 nights for two to surfers paradise, wiggles tickets for 4 for the christmas show, tickets for 4 for how to train your dragon, abc dvd pack on EB, various chocolate egg comps are the ones that spring to mind and quite a lot of raffle prizes as well.




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