Just wondered about this after watching a competition on GMTV. The prize is a dream holiday to Australia for 4, complete with £3000 spending money.
Have you won a holiday or know somebody who has? Do you try competitions regularly or have you never entered? In the past I have tried the odd phone-in tv competition but gave up as the calls aren't cheap and I didn't think I had much chance of winning.
Love to hear from people who've actually won and been on the holiday.
My work colleagues and I won a holiday to Las Vegas about 3 years ago on Real Radio, everything was included flights, meals, limo pick up and a helicopter flight.
I also won £1000 of vouchers for a holiday of my choice via The Co-operative Travel a few years ago.
Maybe I should start entering competitions again
PS did I mention I also won a car once.
Will have to have a look as my nephew was telling me a lady he knows enters them all the time and has won 2 holidays over the last couple of years.
I told my friend all about it and as she was getting married the next year, I told her to enter competitions in bridal magazines to see if she could win a honeymoon. She did and won a great honeymoon to Thailand!!!!
you remember to tick the box to say you don't want them to contact you
How are they going to contact me to tell me I've won Aslemma . You could of won several already but not known about it .
Lyn - you need to give a valid telephone number for them to contact you in case you win. Fingers crossed
Just type in competitions in the search at the top
Theres a whole forum on moneysavingexpert too shirley . Thats going to take some reading
Lyn, I think there'll be divorce in our house. I'm already spending far too long on here. Something else to spend time on then
I used to sell a few tickets every quarter for this charity. Well the last time I tried at work to sell them I got a very frosty response and literally no enthusiasm. Okay, fine I wasn't twisting anyone's arm, only asking! So I bought the lot myself - only £15 worth, that's all I was selling.
Anyhow. I won first prize.
Funny how then people at work were asking why I hadn't sold any to them!
Very nice it was too.
During our stay we agreed to "loan" the balcony of our accomodation to Boden Magazine (just once during the daytime when we were out sailing and diving) as they were photographing models for the summer brochure and we had the best view!!!!!! Funnily enough Hubby (now ex) nipped back to the room a couple of times that day for things "forgotten" lol.
If I won the lottery would love to go back - but for longer, as flight connections were terrible and it took an absolute age to get there - complete with over 5 hours hanging around in Antigua for a connecting flight to Tortola , three stops on the puddle jumper (including St Maartens which you may know from the famous photo of a KLM 747 inches off the sand of the beach as it lands) and then a boat to resort which has no road access!!!!
We looked right out across to Richard Branson's island (Necker). BVI in my opinion is the very best of the Caribbean. Stunning.
And I used to enter loads of competitions (when I had more free time) and have had a few nice free holidays as a result.......
A weekend in a caravan in Dorset (postcard draw)
A weekend at the Butlins hotel in Blackpool (filled in a form in my local paper)
A weekend in Paris (from a work competition to draft an advert for new recruits)
A week in Ibiza (from the Teletext holidays website, you had to write a short story about a holiday)
A week in the Maldives (from the Nivea website - answer a simple question and fill in the online form)
These were all about five years ago, I still enter a few comps but mainly online as it's quick and cheap (I used to set a budget of £5 per week for stamps......), but had no big wins since. And since going to the Maldives I spend a lot of my time online looking for good snorkeling holiday ideas
There's a competition website which lists current comps by prize category which I check out for holiday comps....
http://www.loquax.co.uk. Worth a look!
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