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!

21/05/13 – 21/05/14 Prize Log: Entry 2

For anyone new to entering competitions, and new to the blog, this typifies comping.  Just like buses you win nothing for weeks or months, then a string come along in a short period of time.  (I remember one particular lean spell in 2008, I felt like I had won nothing worthwhile for almost a year, then in less than a week I had 3 lovely ‘Congratulation Calls’ with trips booked in to the USA, France, and Austria)!

So you will probably have guessed by now I’ve had another win!  I must reprimand myself as this DM came in on twitter yesterday.  Just imagine if it had been to collect tickets for a prize this weekend, I might have missed out.  If you are a comper, do check your emails everyday.  Also, every and now and again check your spam.  I did in 2010…… and found a WEM for a trip to Australia!  The winning DM;

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The competition was on Twitter and it was a simple RT & follow.  A small prize which I only entered as this is a shopping village very local to me.  In general, I do enter less free prize draws now and try to focus on skill competitions.  But, it’s so quick and easy to RT & follow!  This was the competition tweet and you can see I also favourited it;

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I was planning on shopping over Bank Holiday weekend so I look forward to finding some bargains, and then taking a break with a relaxing drink, before getting on the hunt for more bargains!  Thank you very much to Costa Coffee, and Lakeside Village, Doncaster for picking me as a lucky winner.

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If you want to start entering competitions on twitter, but don’t know where to find them, you can always follow my personal account @MeSueYouWho, which is here; www.twitter.com/mesueyouwho

21/05/13 – 21/05/14 Prize Log: Entry 1

Well, would you believe it………  I’ve only gone and received a WEM today.  For those of you that are non-compers this is a Winning Email, (note to self; post on competition terms would be useful).

A trip to London with £500 spending money, I don’t mind if I do!  It was totally out of the blue and put a very big smile on my face.  I have felt that these past few months I have been neglecting my comping hobby, and I couldn’t even remember entering the competition to be honest!  When I received the email, I thought straight away what great news to share on the blog.  And then I thought…..  wouldn’t it be interesting to see how many competitions I actually win in a year?  When I first started comping I used to keep a log of all entries and wins, I was very efficient.  But over the years I’ve changed computers and juggled jobs, and sadly got out of the habit.

Now I resolve to notify you of all my wins, I think it will be rather fun to see how many ‘entries’ I get up to.  I have started the year from when I made my first post which was actually 2 days ago.  The WEM for your perusal;

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I did a google search to find the competition I had entered.  I was most surprised to find, (given the quality of the prize), that I was infact a runner-up!

http://buenofashion.com/

Win a trip to a fashion capital, New York, Paris, Milan or London @ Kinder Bueno

Win a trip to a fashion capital, New York, Paris, Milan or London @ Kinder Bueno

You and a friend could soon be seeing more of the world in style – 
when you enter our competition to visit one of three amazing fashion capitals.

Grand Prize:
3 x 3 night trips to New York, Milan or Paris for two people including return standard economy flights and accommodation in a 4* hotel to be won.

Of course, fashion’s ‘big four’ are rightfully led by London. And we wouldn’t dream of running a competition without offering the chance to grab a little of our capital’s diverse style.

Which is why 10 runners up will each win a London shopping weekend for 2, with £500 spending money.
Includes return standard economy train tickets to London for the winner and their guest, overnight accommodation in a 4* hotel. 

And the next 100 entries drawn win a £50 Love2Shop voucher.

The competition was a simple prize draw, I only had to complete my name and contact details and the closing date was 30.04.13.

Now!  Can I just have a little ‘get out clause’ on my Prize Log.  When I first started comping I did, (I hold my hand up guys), enter ANYTHING and EVERYTHING going.  But after finding myself receiving items such as a bicycle repair kit, (when I do not even have a bike), and also time factors.  I made the decision to just go for prizes I really wanted.  I do win less, but I win MORE of what I want to win.

Everyone has their own opinions on this, its sometimes nice to give away unwanted prizes as gifts, or even sell them on.  I used to give away lots of tickets when I worked full time as I couldn’t always leave early, or take time off for concerts at short notice.  It did make me popular amongst my friends and it was lovely to hear their stories.  The Comping Fairy brings joy wherever she sprinkles her fairy dust!

Here’s to a successful blogging and comping year, why not leave a comment with your best guess as to how many wins I will be at on 21/05/14.

Blogging Crazy

I couldn’t sleep last night, I think I am going blogging crazy!  I haven’t even got the pages in the right order and I am in blog overload.  I have looked at so many amazing blogs out there, I already have an inferiority complex.  Will mine shape up, should I be more niche, what sort of blogger am I or aiming to be?!?  I just want to share some ‘lucky’ hints and tips but will anyone want to hear them?  Its all a whirling and blurring in my mind.  So I resolve at this early stage the blog is for me, I will write about what I want to write about.  And well find and dandy if someone likes it then Yeah, Woop Woop, parTEE time!  But if they don’t then oh well, I don’t mind.

How2bBornLucky.com is me, Sue Mellor.  Its my lifestyle and I’m happy living it, and writing it.  If you don’t like reading it hop over to one of the other 200 million blogs out there, (as at April 2013).  It seems it’s not just me then, the world is Blogging Crazy!

Virgin Territory

So I’m entering a new strange place……. I am told it is called the Blogosphere.  I feel excited yet apprehensive, uncertain of what lies ahead.  Will people like my writing, will I think of things to blog about, will I be a success and invited to lots of parties, will I figure out how to link my Facebook account so all you lovely readers can ‘like’ my page?!?

Only time will reveal the answers to these questions.  But for now I will pour some more wine, and search on google for the answer to the latter.