Perhaps you are one of those people who enters the odd competition when something catches your eye, or you have a few minutes. Maybe you enjoy entering competitions, do so regularly and think of yourself as a ‘comper’, or someone who enters competitions as a hobby. You could fall somewhere between the two, but have you ever stopped to think that entering competitions online could improve your lifestyle?
Of course, we all hope that we’ll win when we enter a competition, otherwise there would be no point entering! Even if we think it’s unlikely that we will win prizes, there’s still that little tingle of excitement when we enter competitions online that it could be us on the receiving end this time.
Combine your hobby with improving your lifestyle
If you already spend time entering competitions, rather than entering just anything, think about what would make the most difference to you and your family. Maybe you need a new car; perhaps your garden furniture could do with replacing before the summer barbecues start or your wardrobe could do with upgrading.
It makes sense to combine your comping hobby with the chance to win prizes that would really make a difference to you. After all, if you’re not a gamer then what good is winning the latest gaming technology? Unless, of course, a family member would appreciate it!
Win prizes that make a difference
There are so many competitions that it makes sense to choose those with prizes that would really make a difference Whether that’s something to change or add to your lives on a daily basis or a one-off luxury, such as a holiday doesn’t really matter. Who doesn’t love to get something for nothing?
You can also target competitions that are just for you personally. Maybe lockdown has left you feeling like you could do with a bit of a makeover or a pamper but you haven’t been able to justify the expense. There are competitions offering the chance to win the latest in luxury skincare, make-up and even designer accessories.
Be one of the lucky ones
We’ve all heard the stories of compers who have won so much that they’ve given up the day job to concentrate on entering competitions. Whilst it’s unlikely that most people can win to that level, it’s certainly possible to win enough to make a real difference.
You may think that you’re not the sort of person that wins competitions online. Almost everyone has thought that until they win their first competition. After all, someone must win the prize, so why shouldn’t that someone be you?
Increase your chances of winning competitions online
A simple rule with competitions is that the more you have to do to enter, the more likely it is that there will be fewer entrants and so your chances of winning will increase. Of course, if you’d prefer to just enter as many competitions as possible with minimum effort then stick to the ones that just ask for a simple form to be completed. The more you enter, the greater your chances of winning after all.
If you don’t mind putting in a little effort, search out the competitions which require that little extra such as completing a sentence or maybe taking a photo. There have even been instances when competitions have only had one entrant, although that is quite rare!