#Competition: #Win a Wine Bundle & £20 #CASH: Ends Midnight Sunday 23/03/2014

Incase you missed it on Facebook or Twitter the lucky winner of the fashion bracelet was Stephen Little – I’m still waiting for him to get in touch with his contact details, so if you know him please let him know.

But a treat this month, we have a new competition to win a wine themed bundle consisiting of; A wine wedge bottle storage solution, A french waiter wine stopper – and £20 CASH to spend on wine, or infact anything you want!

Wine Bundle & £20 Cash!

Wine Bundle & £20 Cash!

The competition is hosted on facebook using rafflecopter;  https://www.facebook.com/How2bBornLucky/app_228910107186452

This competition is unsponsored and will close at Midnight on Sunday 23rd March 2014.  The winner will be announced within 48 hours of this date.  Good luck!

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Competition: Win a Fashion Bracelet worth £10: Ends Midnight Thursday 27/02/2014

Incase you missed it on Facebook or Twitter the lucky winner of the Beauty Bundle worth over £80, was Lisa Lubbock.

But never fear, we have a new competition to win a fabulous sparkly fashion bracelet worth £10.

Emporium Bracelet worth £10

Emporium Bracelet worth £10

The competition is hosted on facebook using rafflecopter;  https://www.facebook.com/How2bBornLucky/app_228910107186452

This competition is unsponsored and will close at Midnight on Thursday 27th February 2014.  The winner will be announced within 48 hours of this date.  Good luck!

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Creative #Competitions I’m entering this month! Feb 2014

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.

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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!

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!

https://www.facebook.com/petsathomeUK?v=app_486254294756872&rest=1

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!

Valentines Gifts in Unusual Places

With Valentines Day just around the corner, and people searching for the perfect gift for their Valentine this year, SportsDirect.com are hosting a new competition in the form of a blogging challenge.  Well I’m always up for a challenge, and I certainly have one as I’m single.  So I thought rather than looking for gifts for the non-existent man in my life.  I would focus on searching for presents that would be suitable for a lady like myself!

I think Sports Direct is a place most people would assume would be suitable for mens gifts only.  Well I discovered after viewing the website this is very wrong.  There are pages and pages of goods just aimed at women!

The first section I headed for on the Sports Direct website was accessories, and jumping out at me was ‘ ladies bags’.  A girl can definitely never have too many shoes or bags.  I was really pleasantly surprised at the quality of designers, and quantity of styles which were available.  I absolutely love tassels so my first choice, (if there really was someone buying me a gift), would be this fabulous tote bag from Firetrap.

Firetrap Tote Bag

Firetrap Tote Bag

Firetrap is a brand I know and trust.  This is why I am absolutely amazed that this bag is only £15 – that’s less than half the original price.  So you can even pick up a designer bargain for Valentines Day!

My friend and I were looking at holidays recently, (dreaming of escaping this cold weather), so I next headed over to look at sunglasses.  Which I have to say I could have done with this morning, it was so bright and sunny as I walked William I was squinting.  There was again a wide selection that were all very reasonably priced.  I’m a fan of classic looks so these aviator shades by Karrimor stood out and would be my choice at £19.99.  With 100% UV Protection they are sensible as well as stylish.

Karrimor Rica Sunglasses

Karrimor Rica Sunglasses

You might be guessing by now I’m a bit of a label queen so I headed over to the brands section to see what else I could find.  Exciting stuff there are so many big names.  I really like a label called Voodoo Dolls as I’ve found it suits my style, there was so much to choose from it was heaven.  This button-up sherpa hoodie is my top pick because it is so wearable.  Just the thing to keep warm and cosy in this weather, it would look great with jeans and is priced at just £16.

Voodoo Dolls Button-up Sherpa Hoodie

Voodoo Dolls Button-up Sherpa Hoodie

Jewellery is a gift ladies always love to receive on Valentines Day.  Well it was certainly a shock to me that Sports Direct even cater for this, so no excuse now boyfriends and husbands!  I like this Miss Fiori Dive Bracelet Watch as I’m a huge fan of animal print.  The black dial is a bit different, and the diamante bezel means its dressy for evening wear.  Another amazing bargain as you save £38.99 on this watch, its only £11!!

Miss Fiori Dive Bracelet Watch

Miss Fiori Dive Bracelet Watch

Sticking with the animal print theme my final valentines gift, (to myself), is this snuggly onesie by Golddigga at £11.99.  Perfect for a cosy night in on the sofa when I do find the love of my life…….. until then it’ll be me and Mr Wills!

Golddigga Verl Onesie

Golddigga Vel Onesie

I hope this piece gave you some Valentines gift inspiration even if only for yourself, (aren’t they always the best presents)!  But if you do HAVE to buy something for the fella, there is absolutely loads of stuff for him too at Sports Direct.  I had lots of fun writing this post, if you would like to enter the competition too you can here.  Be lucky!

Competition Entry: Moments that Mattered in 2013

Mummy’s little monkey have a fabulous competition sponsored by Lloyds Bank to win an iPad mini.  Its all about taking a moment to stop and think every now and again, what are the moments that mattered?

When I discovered this competition the first thing I did was to look back on the photos on my phone, even that just made me smile!  What a fabulous year I had fulled with fun, here are some of my highlights:

2013 started off a little badly for me.  But as usual I picked myself up, dusted myself off, and started again.  It was really nice when William arrived though, my rescue dog who travelled all the way from Greece just to give me a cuddle!

William my wonder dog!

William my wonder dog!

I love to travel and was keen to visit a new destination this year to explore a different culture.  I was lucky to participate in a Grundvtig photography workshop in Romania.  Fabulous people and delicious food!

Photography Course in Romania

Photography Course in Romania

As always this year I was reminded what fabulous friends I have.  We hired a cottage and had a ‘Halloween’ themed weekend away, complete with pumpkin carving competition.  Although we got lots of strange looks in the local pub when we rocked up in our fancy dress!

Halloween Weekend with the girls.

Halloween Weekend with the girls.

My best friend is my rock year after year, and we have so many ‘moments’ I feel priviledged.  A highlight of last year was a cookery weekend we attended in the beautiful Cotswolds, look at the concentration……  this was probably as we’d had a few glasses of wine at lunch!

Best friends on the Caldesi Cookery Weekend

Best friends on the Caldesi Cookery Weekend

Christmas is always a special time of year, and it was great fun spoiling William with his first Christmas dinner, I hope we will enjoy many more together in the years to come.  (Note: He ate everything except the sprouts, then snored loudly on the settee afterwards. It seems dogs are like their owners)!

Williams first Christmas dinner

Williams first Christmas dinner

 

You need a blog to be able to enter this competition.  But I have to say this was a very enjoyable task!  Its worthwhile to stop for a moment and reflect on the good times, as we so often focus on the bad.  If you do enter this competition please let me know in the comments below.  I’d love to see your moments from last year, and here’s to lots of magical ones in 2014 for us all.  Be lucky!

Competition: Win a Beauty Bundle worth over £80: Ends Midnight Sunday 16/02/2014

Incase you missed it on Facebook or Twitter the lucky winner of the Ted Baker iPhone 5 case, was Anita Jude.  The Pinterest competition, run in conjunction with ShoPING, for the £20 Voucher was won by Angie Hoggett.

So we are starting a new competition to win a fabulous Beauty Bundle worth over £80!

BeautyBundle

The contents of the prize package are;

  • CHRISTIAN BRETON – Day & Night Treatment Eyelash Builder – rrp. £22
  • CHRISTIAN BRETON – Gentle Eye Make-up Remover – rrp. £4
  • OCCO – Dalmacija No. 1 Skin Repair Serum – rrp. £39
  • LUSH – Scented Soap Bar – rrp. £5.95
  • LUSH – Vanila Dee-Lite Body Lotion – rrp. £4.50
  • SOAP & GLORY – Travel Size Hand Food – rrp. £2.50
  • MARKS & SPENCER  - Fruity Beauty Cupcake Bath Fizzers – rrp. £3

The competition is hosted on facebook using rafflecopter;  https://www.facebook.com/How2bBornLucky?sk=app_228910107186452

This competition is unsponsored and will close at Midnight on Sunday 16th February 2014.  The winner will be announced within 48 hours of this date.  Good luck!

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#Bucharest, #Romania: Inspiring #Travel.

It came as a surprise to me to be facing the world’s second-largest building.  As you can imagine it is grand and imposing.  Neo-classically styled it has 12 storeys with 3100 rooms, and it isn’t even finished yet!

I’m not visiting Dubai or the Far East; I’m in Europe.  Built in 1984 the Palace of Parliament is Ceausescu’s most infamous creation.  I’m in awe as I visit Bucharest, the capital of Romania.

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The imposing Ceaușescu built Palace of the Parliament, or People’s Palace in Bucharest.

A stroll around the city provides an endearing mismatch of eras that leaves me wondering what century I’m in.  Modern office buildings sit next to remains of medieval churches, by their side French palaces with baroque facades.  A centre for artisan culture alongside fast living.  It’s no wonder Bucharest earned the nickname, ‘Little Paris’.

I take in the towering ‘Arch Of Triumph’ and the 19th century Roman Athenaeum, this is a city packed with sights.  Some may not appeal to tourists; Stray dogs, beggars, loud traffic, and a tangible element of the underworld.  Put this aside and exercise caution as you would in any city.

With so many sights where to visit next is the question!

With so many sights where to visit next is the question!

From districts haunted by communism to the lively open-air bar scene in the historic centre.  Bucharest is, both architecturally and culturally, an inspiration.

This is my entry into the National Geographic Travel Writing competition.  The brief is to write 200 words on your most inspirational travel experience.  The closing date is January 24th 2014 and there is a fantastic prize up for grabs of an unforgettable trip to Vietnam.  Be lucky!

 

Competition: Win a Ted Baker iPhone 5 Case worth £25: Ends Midnight 30/01/2014

Incase you missed it on facebook or twitter the lucky winner of the Ted Baker ‘Timeless Romantic’ iPhone 5 case, was Zoe Roxby.  The competition was so popular, (over 230 people entered), I have decided to run another giveaway, for another Ted Baker iPhone 5 case.  This design is called ‘Sweet Talking’ and is watermelon scented!

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The competition is hosted on facebook; https://www.facebook.com/How2bBornLucky/app_143103275748075

This competition is unsponsored and will close at Midnight on Thursday 30th January 2014.  (The same closing date as the Pinterest competition which is here incase you missed it)!  The winner will be announced within 48 hours of this date.

Normally I use the Rafflecopter app to allow a random winner to be drawn, but on this occasion I’ve decided to trial Woobox – I’d be grateful for your feedback as entrants as to which app you prefer.  Please let me know in the comments section below.

Good luck!

Creative #Competitions I’m entering this month! Jan 2014

I found at the end of last year I turned into a very lazy comper, sticking mainly to facebook and twitter competitions which took just a moment to enter.  Not that I will be stopping that as I’ve had some great wins, but I wanted to go back to doing more involved and fun competitions too.  The kind that really got me hooked on this fabulous hobby almost 15 years ago.

Pinterest is something I’ve been aware of but never used to its full potential, so I’ve been having practice over Christmas, and now I’m looking for competitions on there with low entries.  This year I’m especially interested in any prizes of furniture, home decor, household goods, etc. as I wish to completely revamp my property.   Thats why this competition to win a £9000 new bedroom from Furniture Village really caught my eye!

http://www.furniturevillage.co.uk/magazine/Competitions/New-Year-New-Bedroom.aspx

You can have multiple entries but you need to submit each individually with a new board.

I came up with my first bedroom idea centred around the theme of Hollywood glamour, you can view my entry here.  I submitted this on the 9th Jan and then I was a little disheartened as on the Furniture Village facebook page their resident blogger released a post entitled Hollywood glamour on the 10th!  I had a feeling this might prevent me from winning as the judges might think I hadn’t had my own idea so I came up with 2 further entries.  My second entry, submitted on the 16th Jan, was all about the perfect bedroom for peace and quiet and can be viewed here.  Finally on the 18th Jan I submitted my seaside bedroom theme found here.  It was time consuming entering this competition, I estimate around an hour to complete each board as I was really looking for the right pieces, but the prize is of such a high value I felt it was worth the effort.  Fingers crossed!

The closing date for the competition is 20th January 2014 so be quick to get your entries in.  Feel free to share with me your boards too.

Another Pinterest competition here with Next to win 3 x £100 Gift Cards.

http://www.pinterest.com/nextofficial/new-year-new-you/?utm_source=Twitter+&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_term=Monday1300&utm_content=130102014&utm_campaign=socpinterest

Here is my entry: http://www.pinterest.com/MeSueYouWho/new-year-new-you/

And now for some photo competitions……….

I’m not sure photo competitions are altogether ‘creative’ but I’ve found just that little bit of extra effort involved can reduce the number of entries.  Although this one from Topshop just because of who they are will undoubtedly be very popular.  But as I love my not so little William I thought I couldn’t miss out on this opportunity for him to have his image on a pair of socks, (and the pets owner also gets a £250 gift card)!

http://insideout.topshop.com/2014/01/is-your-pet-the-next-topshop-sock-star

To enter, simply tweet or Instagram a picture of your pet @Topshop with the hashtag #TopPets by 26th January at midnight.  This is the image I entered of William, I’m guessing it might not be ‘kooky’ enough for Topshop but he wasn’t in dressing up mood whilst I was wanting to enter!

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I spotted another pet photo competition with Pets At Home so thought I’d make double use of the photo while I was at it.  You do need to be a VIP club member, the winning prize is a £25 gift voucher, and it closes on January 31st.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/pets-at-home/facebook-vip-pet-of-the-month-competition/10153286884000372

And my final competition for this post I haven’t actually entered yet, I’m pondering how I’ll persuade a friend to join me in dressing up as a man as its really a fabulous prize………  but it requires a ‘bromance’ photo!  Send in your pics before the 13th February for the chance to win a VIP experience to the England v Ireland Legends match on 21st February at The Stoop.

http://www.englandirelandlegends.com/#!competition/c1ede

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!

#Competition: #Win a £20 One4All High Street Gift Card: Ends Midnight Thursday 30th January 2014

ShoPING is a new FREE app available for iPhone or Android devices that enables you to get the best shopping deals on your local High Street.  ShoPING have very kindly donated a £20 One4All Gift Card as a prize for the one lucky blog reader.  Read on to find entry details.

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The concept of ShoPING is to rejuvenate the high street. Everyone wants to get the best offers available but too often miss out. With ShoPING we make it possible for stores of all sizes to publicly share their offers or notifications to consumers who are in the area, real time.  There is no spam or adverts from shops that you don’t like.  Every user has their own unique ShoPING experience, that is fully customisable at any point.

Through ShoPING you will get the latest and more importantly, the nearest deals, direct to your phone. Got a deal to brag about. DO IT! ShoPING can also share to social networks!  Download the FREE App for iPhone and Android devices today! With key features such as location based, automated messages & optimised results predetermined by your editable categories.

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Available for the iPhone from the Apple App Store.  Available for Android from the Google Play Market.

Currently based in Yorkshire but expanding rapidly throughout the country.  For further information visit www.sho-ping.co.uk.

To be in with a chance to win the £20 One4All Gift Card which can be spent in just about every High Street store I require you to complete the following steps;

  • Follow ShoPING app on Pinterest
  • Follow MeSueYouWho on Pinterest (thats me if you didn’t guess)!
  • Create a new board called ‘ShoPING’
  • Pin THIS IMAGE to your board
  • Copy and paste the URL to your board and leave it in the comments section below

A winner will be chosen at random, and then I will check to ensure the winner has completed all the steps as listed above.  The competition closes on Thursday 30th January 2014 at midnight.  If anyone is new to Pinterest and unsure what to do please get in touch with me on facebook or twitter and I can give you a guide to get you started.

ShoPING app love running competitions so please like them on facebook, and follow them on twitter, that way you don’t miss out on any giveaways!

Please leave the link to your Pinterest ‘ShoPING’ board below containing the image as requested above.  Good luck everyone!

Competition: Win a Ted Baker ‘Timeless Romantic’ iPhone 5 Case worth £29: Ends Midnight 14/01/2014

As promised a lovely little giveaway for you.  The Competition prize is a Ted Baker ‘Timeless Romantic’ iPhone 5 case worth £29.  You can enter by clicking HERE!

Win a Ted Baker iPhone 5 Case - Competition

PLEASE NOTE! Just a little word of warning, I will be checking that the winner has completed all the tasks as specified! If the tasks have not been completed, I’m afraid your entry will be void. I have set you a small number of tasks to complete in order to accumulate entries into the draw, an additional entry is available every day when you ‘tweet’ about the competition.

This competition is unsponsored and will close at Midnight on Tuesday 14th January 2014.  The winner will be announced within 48 hours of this date.  Be quick!  Less than one week to get your entries in.

Unfortunately with the free version of rafflecopter you can’t enter the giveaway from your mobile as the ‘free’ technology doesn’t allow it.  So email yourself a little reminder to visit again from your laptop or pc to enter the competition there.

Good luck!

Are you a winner?

The competition to win 3 x pairs of false eyelashes closed yesterday and the winner has been selected using random.org

Congratulations to Jacqui Slanders you are the lucky winner!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/828c3f1/

Thank you to everyone that entered, followed, tweeted, liked, shared and commented.

Sue x

Competition: Win 3 x Pairs of False Eyelashes rrp£14

No wins for me today, so I thought it would be rather nice for me to launch the blog with a competition for you guys!  (I also wanted to see if I could get my head around rafflecopter).  The Competition prize is 3 x Pairs of False Eyelashes rrp£14 for one lucky winner.  To enter the competition please click on the link below. (It is also possible to enter from the app on Facebook, however, all entries will go into the same ‘pot’ so don’t worry which way you choose).

PLEASE NOTE! Just a little word of warning, I will be checking that the winner has completed all the tasks as specified! If the tasks have not been completed, I’m afraid your entry will be void. I have set you a small number of tasks to complete in order to accumulate entries into the draw, an additional entry is available every day when you ‘tweet’ about the competition.

This link will take you straight to where you need to be;  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Lovely lashes worth £14 - enter now!

Lovely lashes worth £14 – enter now!

This competition is unsponsored and will close at Midnight on Sunday 2nd June.  The winner will be announced within 48 hours following this date.  Be quick!  Just one week to get your entries in.

Rafflecopter is a widgit that allows you to run a competition and a truly ‘random’ winner be drawn.  I like it when I see people using rafflecopter as it takes away the human element of selection, (it is also against Facebook t&c’s to run a like and share competition).

I am using the free version of Rafflecopter (come on, I’ve just started the blog)! and sad to say that means you can’t enter the giveaway from your mobile as the ‘free’ technology doesn’t allow it.  So email yourself a little reminder now, go on then, NOW!  Have you made yourself a reminder?  And then you will remember to visit again from your laptop or pc to enter the competition there.

Good luck!