Enter competitions whilst in social lockdown

We’re in a worrying time and more and more people are having to spend time at home. This means no socialising with friends and family. There are no sports activities to attend or watch on TV. Even places like the library and the cinema have closed. So, if you are looking for a hobby to keep you occupied during this time, why don’t you consider entering online competitions?

We all like to win free stuff, right? Well, now is the perfect opportunity to start trying out your luck.

What are the benefits of online competitions?

Online competitions, or comping as it is commonly known, simply means you enter lots of online prize draws and competitions. There are many opportunities to win amazing prizes. You just need to know where to look. Firstly, they are free to enter. By entering a competition, you really aren’t losing anything, but you have a lot to gain if you are lucky.

Think about what you need at the moment? With shops temporarily closing and panic buying occurring, you could find yourself winning a luxurious meal or hamper that will add a bit of luxury to this period of uncertainty. It may be a crate of wine which could add to your new date night-in.

Perhaps it is a friend’s birthday soon and you can’t get out to buy them a gift. You could re-gift a prize you have won. Maybe you know someone close who has had a holiday cancelled. How lovely would it be to win them a holiday to take later in the year when things have improved?

You will save money! Not only is this a free hobby but think about all the things you won’t need to buy if you win. If you choose your competitions carefully, you could find yourself winning children’s toys, vouchers or practical items such as household appliances – the items no one wants to really spend money on replacing when things are tight.

Or, if you aim high, you might find yourself with a new car sitting on the driveway. All this is possible, but only if you enter the competitions in the first place!

How do I get started and win free stuff?

We recommend you set up a new email address if you are serious about winning free stuff. You will get a lot of emails. Plus, it will help you keep on top of all the things you are going to win. Make sure you are always on the lookout for potential places to win free things. Google and Twitter are both places you can go to search for online competitions but you can save time by using Competition Finder as we have done all the hard work for you.

Make sure you read the rules when entering any competition. It really will stop you wasting time if you read the terms and conditions first. No one wants to spend time entering a competition only to find it has already closed or you don’t meet the criteria.

What to look out for

Be extremely cautious if a competition asks you to pay. This is akin to a form of gambling and you will probably lose the money. With plenty of free competitions out there – you don’t need to spend money to win.

Finally, make sure you know the source of the competition. Many competitions require you to give out some personal information, so you must trust who you are giving it to. Approximately 10% of online competitions turn out to be scams, but it’s better to be safe than sorry – if you are unsure, use our list of websites to use and those to avoid. Once again, we have vetted the competitions on our site which can save you a great deal of time and hassle.