Category Archives: Stuff I’ve Won

Prizes I’ve won in online competitions

A Winning Year – Competitions Won

It has been a very slow year for winning online competitions for me. February and March were dire months, with only a couple of very small wins. April was much better, and I did win some useful stuff.
I won a bottle of Villa Maria Riesling white wine. Not a big win, but one which will not go to waste.
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Over the last two months I’ve won 2 DVD’s both of which are the same film. What are the chances of that I wonder? The DVD’s are of Night Train to Lisbon, starring Jeremy Irons.
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I have also one a few books including:
Foot Sex of the Mind by Ian M Pindar.
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Another book I won is OTMA 82-THE FIRST DAY: TRIAL AND RESURRECTION by Serge Jusyp.
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Also to arrive was Proteus by Simon Hawkins.
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Then a copy of The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War by Hew Strachan arrived in the post.
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A good result came on the 20th of April. A £150 giftcard for Primark. While it is not a shop that I’ve ever been to before, it is still a good win, and I got a lot of clothing which will be good for when I’m out walking the dog.
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On the 22nd of April a DVD copy of Get On Up, The James Brown Story arrived in the post.
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On the last day of April a copy of From Birmingham to Bombay by Alan Coxon arrived in the post.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £2930 (from 1st September 2013).

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).