January has been a busy month for me trying to fit in a number of wins from the festive season. Last week I had an amazing time at Topshop. I won a like and share competition on Facebook from a Leeds pub, The Botanist, to attend a personal shopper experience in the new shopping centre there, Trinity Leeds.
I was greeted by fedora wearing Lauren in the chicly styled white leather suite reserved for these appointments. Champagne in hand I was led to a room which had outfit after outfit specially selected for me, (as I had communicated with Lauren previously my fashion inspirations). I felt like a celebrity and Lauren was just amazing, she exactly had my style, gave me some useful tips, and picked out key looks for the season to keep me up-to-date in the fashion stakes! This is why I love my hobby as I don’t think I would have booked in for something like this, but it was really worthwhile and I recommend Lauren without a doubt.
Next I had a completely free night in London, (except for the trainfare to get me there). Both wins on twitter advent giveaways. The first being £50 to spend in Gourmet Burger Kitchen, from the N1 centre in Islington. I love there burgers but sadly as we had to eat later as well, (the hardship), we spent the prize on chips and prosecco. Must be the northerner in me! Their sweet potato fries are especially delicious I have to say.
Then for a mad dash on the tube as we headed for Piccadilly Circus. We walked towards Leicester Square and the venue Cafe de Paris. I’ve previously enjoyed some fun-filled nights in this establishment, dancing away ’til the early hours. A well-known nightclub it now opens its doors earlier for cabaret shows throughout the week. You can watch the show for a very reasonable price, but lucky us had the VIP dining package. We ate a splendid 3 course meal, shared a bottle of champagne, and had front row seats for the entertaining performance from the London Cabaret Society. Singers, comedians, burlesque dancers, fire-eaters, magicians and more, if you enjoy something a little risqué this show is definitely for you. I loved it and what a fabulous night out in London!
Next week I have to try to squeeze in taking my car to a local garage for a full valet, it’s the premium service and costs £45 normally so I’m looking forward to having my car just like new! So with these experiences out-of-the-way I can get on with winning some more to enjoy later in the year. As you can probably tell eating out, and attending events and experiences, are prizes that especially appeal to me.
If you follow me on Facebook you will know I’ve had my first BIG win of the year. A Surface Pro 2 from Currys PC World, worth £799. I’m especially pleased with this win as it is my first ever on Pinterest, an easy repin to win. It’s inspired me to keep entering competitions on that platform. Something about firsts this month as I also had my first ever Instagram win, a Calvin Klein iPad case from Superdrug – for which I simply had to like their status. From Virgin Experiences I won a meal for 2 with wine at Brasserie Blanc by leaving a comment on a Facebook post. Very pleased with my wins so far this year totally over £1200.
Don’t agree with voting competitions as a rule – but this one from Expedia has an exceedingly good prize to win a pair of first class plane tickets! Would be much appreciated if you could give me a vote, (and if you enter please comment below and I’ll return the favour). Thanks in advance; http://goo.gl/mnsqQF