You will know if you read my previous Creative Competitions post that my plan this year is to spend some time on creative, or quality competitions. The kind that take more time to enter, but generally have less entries. Unfortunately I didn’t win any of the competitions I featured in last months post, but I was very happy to win my first Pinterest competition. A fabulous laptop worth £799 from Currys PC World. I’ve had a great start to the comping year, (over £1400 of prizes so far), and as always when you win you just want to enter more, more, more!! So here are the effort promotions I’m getting involved in this month:
Without a doubt February is definitely the month of love, with Valentines promotions all over the web. As I’m single its actually been a bit frustrating for me, I don’t feel I should enter the ‘how did you meet your partner’ competitions. So this twitter giveaway from Thistle Cardiff really caught my eye, they suggest Valentines Day should be about sharing the love in general…… be that for a pet, country or food! The prize is for a stay in the hotel with dinner, breakfast, and access to the spa. You simply need to upload a photograph to twitter of something, or someone, that you love using the hashtag #lovethistle. On the blog it states the closing date as 5pm on Saturday 15th Feb, but on the t&c’s page it states by 5pm on Friday 14th Feb. I actually think the prize is for the Friday night so I’d suggest uploading as soon as possible! As you know I love my doggie so I did a montage of love for Mr Wills.
William – Greek rescue dog extraordinaire
Staying with the theme of uploading photos to twitter here is a competition from One4All giftcards. The prize is to win a £50 card, and to enter you need to upload a #Couplie to either facebook or twitter. (You guessed correctly, a couplie is like a selfie but with 2 people in the shot)! Again I like this competition as it doesn’t have to be you and a partner. Entries close at 10am on Valentines Day. I uploaded a picture of me and my best friend via twitter.
I enjoy entering photo competitions on social media. Its fun looking back at old photos, and making new ones. But also you get less people bother to enter, thereby increasing your chances of winning. Some RT giveaways I’ve seen have over 1000 entries, but with a photo requirement that can drop to just 50, or even 5 for a local competition!
Pinterest seems to be the place to be for competitions at the moment, and I can hardly keep up. (It does require some time to get boards together when you are looking for certain images to create looks). Boden are running a fabulous promotion to win £1000 account credit which closes on the 17th February. It won’t be a low entry competition as its open to the UK and US. But I’m giving it a go! My entry is here.
Another £1000 giveaway on Pinterest, (or you can submit a blog post), this time from Links of London. Closing at 5pm on Thursday 13th February my entry is here.
Links of London – £1000 giveaway!
Never owned anything from Links so keeping fingers and toes crossed. Would be great to tick off the comping wishlist, and diamonds are a girls best friend!
Cooking competitions I don’t normally venture into, but for this giveaway from Cottage Delights you simply need to state what products will feature on your Valentines menu, and how you will be using them.
I finish as I did last month with an animal themed competition. Pets at Home are currently looking for stars for their next advert. As if the incentive to see your beloved pet on TV wasn’t enough, you can also win free food for their lifetime. Entries can be submitted through their facebook app. The competition closes on the 3rd March. I shall upload my entry of William to my facebook page & twitter feed so keep a look out!
Would be great to see your entries to these competitions so feel free to share with me on facebook or twitter, and of course do let me know of any wins. Happy Comping!