How To Win Competitions

Won an AWESOME prize at the #ctmeetup 😀😀😀

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Anybody who knows me well enough will know that I love entering competitions – be it in magazines, online or on social media – I’ve also been known to win many of these competitions.

Winning something is like the best feeling ever. No matter how big or small the prize, it’s just the excitement of being chosen as the lucky winner.

In the last year or so, I’ve won a handbag, wallpaper for our dining area, a le crueset pot, tickets to a couple of events, a springbok jersey, a year supply of nail polish, gift vouchers and just this past Saturday I won a photo shoot at a Bloggers Meet up. (There may be more, I can’t remember)

Lucky me?

Some may say so but I’m not so sure. There are many competitions that I’ve entered which i didn’t win. Probably just as many as I’ve won….

When some of my friends or colleagues hear about yet another prize that I’ve won, they tend to claim that they never ever win anything and my question to them is:

“Do you ever actually enter into competitions?” and many a time the answer is “No, not really”

My answer: You have to be in it, to win it!

So the bottom line is – you can’t expect to win anything if you enter one competition a year. There are so many competitions online and in magazines which will literally take you a half a minute to enter.

Here are few competitions happening right now which you have to enter if you want to stand a chance:

  1. Oreo is currently running a competition where 3 families can win a trip to New York! Imagine that!!! In order to stand a chance to win the trip you need to buy a box of Oreos (the 176g or 429g one) and sms the last 5 digits of the barcode to 40185 or enter online here.
  2. Lindor also has a mothers day hamper up for grabs. It includes a heavenly selection of LINDOR chocolates, flowers from Netflorist and premium cookware from Le Creuset. What are you waiting for? Enter here
  3. If you wanting to win something for your kid, there’s an awesome Snookums educational hamper up for grabs on bymegankelly. If you interested, you can enter here

Hayley’s Joys will also be a running a FAB competition starting later today – If you’re a new  or expectant Mom to enter this one, this one’s for you – watch this space!!!



  1. catjuggles April 13, 2016

    I love to win – and I do enter a lot. I have had years where I won a lot and years that I won nothing. I guess it’s a little bit of luck too – but no luck if you did not enter! Thanks for the links

  2. Sula April 13, 2016

    The best I ever won was a makeover at Elizabeth Arden Red Door salon in New York. Still love winning the odd thing

  3. Bianca April 13, 2016

    Thanks for the link to the Lindor one…would love to win that one! 🙂

  4. Kim Muller April 14, 2016

    I also love to win! And I say the same thing, if you don’t enter, you can’t win…


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