Wednesday, 24 April 2013

I'm a winner!

I have always loved entering competitions. Ever since entering my very first one with Walls Ice Cream back in 1993 (I think) I've been hooked! I won that competition and received a Monopoly board game and a free cinema ticket to see Jurassic Park. And I've been pretty lucky with competitions since too. I enter competitions as a hobby and love winning things I wouldn't be able to buy myself or something that's not available to purchase.

For example, in 2011, I won two tickets to meet & greet the pop band The Saturdays! The competition was with Rimmel, and asked which product you thought best represented your favourite Saturday girl. I chose a foundation suitable for pale skin and Molly, because her skin seemed similar to mine. I couldn't believe it when I received the email saying I had won and couldn't wait to tell my daughter C, as it was the day before her birthday and she loves The Saturdays! And we had an amazing time - she had autographs off them all, pictures taken with them and the concert was fantastic too! When I have some spare time I'll upload the pictures.

Another amazing prize I won was a V.I.P. trip to Longleat with Thirst Pockets through Facebook. For this competition you had to buy a pack of Thirst Pockets and enter the barcode on the Facebook App. The prize included;

A 2 hour Safari tour in a 4x4
£100 voucher to use in the restaurants and gift shops
2 day passes to Longleat
2x adult and 2x child annual passes
1 night stay (Dinner, bed & breakfast) in a Longleat Group Hotel

I still remember when I received the email informing me I had won. I was on the bus with my mum and sister after we had been shopping - my phone beeped and I screamed with joy when I opened the email! The other bus users must have thought I was mad! When I got home, I quickly emailed them and confirmed all the small details. We went in November and it was so magical with all the Christmas bits around the park, my mum, the girls C & T and myself really enjoyed it! Keep an eye out for my post on the trip shortly!

So anyway, back to the topic in hand. Competitions.

As I said, I enter for a hobby, I regularly use the promoters websites and products of the competitions that I enter, but there is no obligation to do this, these products are just things that really interest me. Most competitions online just require you to enter your details and keep your fingers crossed. If anyone has any questions regarding competitions, entering them, finding them - feel free to ask :)

Here are a few fab competitions I've found on the web: - win an iPad with Akufu - always have some fantastic competitions! - win Fruitypots - a daily game, register and click "shake". I won a lunchbox filled with Fruitypots a few weeks back. - this is another daily game but through Facebook. Just choose a glass and you could win! - There are always some amazing competitions on this site!

As I find more, I'll add them for you. So please, enjoy and be lucky :)

Monday, 22 April 2013

The Maiden Voyage!


Firstly, I would like to welcome you to my new blog. Please excuse any mistakes - I am a first-timer and haven't a clue what I'm doing!

So, to start at the beginning: I'm Clare, 29 years old, mother to four - two girls, C & T (ages 12 and 9), two boys, J & Baby B (ages 4 and 4 weeks). People often ask me if I'm mad, to which I reply "No, but perfectly crazy!" and that's what my family is - they are crazy, but they are perfect, and I wouldn't have them any other way!

I have started this blog to keep a record of things I want to remember, with a few added things on top - reviews, giveaways - just wait and see!

I'll keep it short and sweet for now, Baby B has just woken for a feed and it'll be time for bed after.

Thanks for reading, see you soon & sweetdreams :-)