Monthly Archives: January 2014

World Food Cafe Vegetarian Bible – I Won It :)

The other day the World Food Cafe Vegetarian Bible arrived by post. Neither us are vegetarian but I do cook a lot of non-meat meals, so this is a useful addition to my kitchen. It is packed full of interesting recipes and some great photos. Many from countries we have visited (Zoqy Travel Blog). I won the book on http://www.thevegetarianexperience.co.uk/ so thanks Clare.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £645 (from 1st September 2013).

SuperFast Thermapen – I won it :)

The postman knocked this morning and this is what he delivered. A SuperFast Thermapen from ETI. A very useful addition to my kitchen gadgets. It’s got rave reviews on Amazon.co.uk so I’m looking forward to using it.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £632 (from 1st September 2013).

Pyrex Goodies, I won them :)

This morning a very big box of goodies that I won arrived from Pyrex.
The prize included a Pyrex Glass Measuring Jug – 0.25 L, Pyrex 250 ml Prepware Kitchen Lab Measure and Shake, Pyrex Borosilicate Glass Rectangular Roaster, Pyrex 12 Cupcake Baking Pan Tray, and a Pyrex Baking Tray.
I am a very keen cook, so this is a great prize for me to have won via Great British Food Magazine.

What a good start to the week.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £585 (from 1st September 2013).

BAYAN AUDIO SOUNDBOOK – I won it :)

This Bayan Audio soundbook arrived in the post the other day. I’ve no idea where I won it, because there was no note in the packaging. Still it is a great prize to win. I’ve paired it up a couple of times now with my iPhone and the sound is fantastic. Design and build quality are also brilliant, hence the hefty price tag.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £535 (from 1st September 2013).

How to Win Twitter Competitions and Sweepstakes

Since just before Christmas I’ve been taking part in competitions on Twitter.
At first I was a little sceptical because most of the accounts running competitions and sweepstakes seemed to be spammy, and obviously mainly interested in getting new followers. And while this is true for a lot of competitions and sweepstakes that are run on Twitter, there are also a great deal of genuine competitions and sweepstakes, many of which have a low numbers of entrants, so your chances of winning are high.

The best part about Twitter Competitions is the simple fact that they are very quick to enter. It is often just a matter of following and re-tweeting a competition post. It only takes a second or two to enter each competition.

The best way to find competitions on Twitter is to use the ‘advance search’ option.
For U.K. compers the hashtags #Competition #Win #Giveaway will get you good results.
For U.S. compers a good starting point would be #Sweepstakes. There are various other hash-tags, just look at the ones used in the competitions tweeted on Twitter.

U.K. residents can follow me on Twitter @aude11360 to get access to my daily competition stream, which is usually about 50-70 competitions.

Good Luck and Happy Comping!

A few of my most recent wins from Twitter Competitions.

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Creative Block

Since Christmas I’ve had a major creative block. I think it is due to the grey skies and damp weather. I’ve not been out and about, apart from walking the dog, so no new photo/video adventures. Nothing seems to inspire me. Even world news is leaving me cold and I can’t be bothered thinking about it, apart making the odd grunt to show my disgust. Fingers crossed for blue skies and getting out and about.
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The Moaning of Life, The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington – I won it :)

The Moaning of Life, The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington on DVD arrived with the post man the other day. It will go on the ‘to watch’ pile and then into the box for the local Stray Aid charity shop.
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Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £381 (from 1st September 2013).