Category Archives: Stuff I’ve Won

Prizes I’ve won in online competitions

Winning January – Winter Blues

The month started of slow and stayed slow. In fact it is my worst month for winning stuff. Fingers crossed for Feb.

On the 7th a copy of The Defence by Steve Cavanagh arrived in the post.
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On the 9th a SnoozeShade arrived.
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Later the same day a FedEx package from New York arrived with a copy of Maker – Daughter of Time, Book 3 by Erec Stebbins.
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On the 14th a paper back copy of The Convictions of John Delahunt by Andrew Hughes arrived.
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On the 24th 3 lonely planet Kids books arrived in the post from a First Choice Blog competition I had entered. A copy of Adventures in Busy Places, Adventures in Wild Places and a copy of Adventures in Cold Places.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £2675 (from 1st September 2013).

Winning Christmas

The month started off well. On the 1st of December this little pet matt arrived in the post from Purina. A tad small for our Lurcher, so into the charity box for StrayAid it goes.
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On the 5th of December a copy of Demons and Thieves by Lynda Berger arrived in the post.
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On the 7th a copy of Bunting and Pennants by Kate Haxell arrived.
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On the 10th a Mamas & Papas Christmas Tree Decor – Tartan Reindeer With Chime/Rattle arrived in the post.
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On the 11th a copy of Spanners: The Fountain of Youth by Jon Maas arrived.
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On the 12th a copy of Happy Hooves, Ta Dah! by Anna Bogie and Rebecca Elliott arrived.
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On the 16th a Donna Vinyl Collection Box set arrived at the door.
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On the 18th a Batiste Original Dry Shampoo 50ml arrived. Mrs.R is rather looking forward to trying it.
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On the 20th a copy of Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War’s Legacy for Britain’s Mental Health by Suzie Grogan arrived in the post.
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On th 23nd two things arrived at our door. Our first was a Sophie the Giraffe Baby Starter Kit containing Sophie la Girafe Baby Face Cream 20 ml, a face cream for sensitive skin,
Sophie la Girafe Baby Body Lotion 20 ml, a rich and nourishing moisture lotion,
Sophie la Girafe Baby Oil 20 ml, a multi-purpose and luxurious baby oil and a
Sophie la Girafe Baby Hair & Body Wash 20 ml, a nurturing, gentle cleanser.
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Next to arrive was a bottle of Grant’s Signature Blended Whisky. Happy Days
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December was a decent month for winning stuff. Of most value was the Donna Summer vinyl at £170 but of most us was the bottle of Grants Whisky 😀
Blog post by Richard Randall

Total prize value to date: £2610 (from 1st September 2013).

A Winning November

It has been a good month for me, for winning online competitions. First to arrived was a box full of chocolates and a £100 Red Letter Days gift voucher. The chocolates are being donated to StrayAid, for the staff to enjoy on their breaks. The Red Letter Day voucher was converted into a bottle of Single Malt Whiskey and a bottle of Champagne.
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Next to arrive was a copy on Debug on DVD. It stars Jason Momoa and was directed by David Hewlett. It’ll on my pile of DVD’s to watch because it sounds like something I might enjoy. Then it’ll end up in the charity box for the StrayAid shop in Easington Colliery.
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Next to arrive was a paper back copy of Aenigma by Erus Ludus. This book will be added to my ‘to read’ pile which is now getting rather high. Books arrive faster then I can read them.
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Another football arrived this month. Very useful because our dog Barley loves playing with footballs when we take he down to Crimdon Beach.
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Some sample size Kosé Cell Radiance creams came. I bit beyond me but I’m sure Mrs.R will know how to use them.
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A Fimo kids Robot Form and Play Set arrived in the post and went straight in the box for the StrayAid charity shop.
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On the 17th 2 books arrived. The first was a copy of Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe

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Also to arrive was a copy of The Ravenous Dead by Kenneth McIntosh.
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A copy of Girls’ Night In by Gemma Barder arrived.
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The last win of the month was a copy of Winter Knitting: Patterns for the Family and Home by MillaMia and 5 balls of Millamia Naturally Soft Merino Wool.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £2020 (from 1st September 2013).

The World’s Greatest Tanks by Michael E Haskew

A copy of The World’s Greatest Tanks by Michael E Haskew arrived in the post last week. I won it in an online competition.
I’ve had a flick through it, and it’ll make a fine blokey coffee table book. Something to dip into when there is nothing on the T.V.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £1646 (from 1st September 2013).

Orchard Toys Jigsaws

Orchard Toys jigsaws puzzles arrived in the post yesterday. I won them on www.fundamentallychildren.com. While they are not of use to us, they will go into Christmas gifts box for some lucky nipper to receive on Xmas Day.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £1566 (from 1st September 2013).

The Battery on DVD

I won a DVD copy of The Battery from Horror Asylum the other day. After reading blurb online about this movie, it seems right up my street. It is a low budget zombie movie staring Adam Cronheim and Jeremy Gardner. It is directed by Jeremy Gardner.
It will be a while before I get round to watching The Battery because I have a bit of a back log of movies to watch, but it is something to look forward to.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £1440 (from 1st September 2013).

BoiKido My First Drum

The BoiKido My First Drum arrived in the post on Thursday. I won it via the BoiKido Facebook Page. While I ‘March to the Beat of my own Drum’, a toy drum is not much use to me, so it will be gifted to a friends son.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £1430 (from 1st September 2013).

Gillette Cool Wave

Yesterday a packet arrived in the post. It was a set of Gillette Cool Wave products that I won on the FRESH & FEARLESS blog. While it is a small prize, it is a very useful one, so cheers Aftab.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £1345 (from 1st September 2013).

Festival Survival Kit from Nurishment

A while ago I went in for a competition on the Nurishment Facebook Page to win a Festival Survival Kit. The kit contains a Coleman Weekend 4 Tent, Wolf & York Slushy Wellington Boots, and The Ultimate Festival Kit Essentials plus a case of Nurishment Raspberry drink.
Happy Days! I won the competition.
Laura from MTJ Associates contacted me with the good news. In fact she kept me abreast during the whole process, from winning to shipping, so thank-you very much Laura, you’re a star.
The Ultimate Festival Kit Essentials pack contains some very useful items; a little LED torch, a poncho, an antibacterial hand spray, a light stick, tissues, cleansing wipes, paper loo seat covers, a couple of sachets of electro mix drink powder, a tube of neon colour, a couple of sachets of sunscreen, and a foldable toothbrush and mini tube of toothpaste.
The Wolf & York Slushy Wellington Boots will be useful, but I’m hoping not to need them until the Winter (fingers crossed).
The Coleman Weekend 4 Tent has got very good reviews on Amazon U.K. I’ve yet to test pitch it myself.
And last but not least the prize included a case of Nurishment Raspberry drink. This will be a great boost in the morning when I get home after a long walk with out Lurcher, Barley.
The Festival Survival Kit from Nurishment is a great prize – now all I need is to win tickets for a festival  but with glamping or better still a 5* hotel stay included. 😉
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £1339 (from 1st September 2013).

White Women by Chromeo on Vinyl

A vinyl copy of White Women by Chromeo arrived in the post this morning. I’ve won it some place on the internet. I don’t own decks or a record player so it will go into the box of stuff I’ll be donating to the StrayAid charity shop in Easington Colliery in September to mark the first anniversary of us having Barley, our Lurcher whom we got from StrayAid .
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £1220 (from 1st September 2013).