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Ever wondered what the best days to enter competitions are? Read on to discover the two days a week I focus on comping
Comping is the name given to consistently entering loads of competitions to try and win prizes and is something I enjoy doing. However, I find if I do it everyday I end up either becoming a bit obsessed and spending way more time on it than I planned. Or I go completely the other way, get bored, and don’t end up comping AT ALL. Which isn’t very good either. I have chosen what I think are the best two days a week to comp and devote a set a amount of time on those days to comping and then just leave it, apart from the odd Facebook competition that might take my fancy when browsing.
Wednesdays and Fridays
For me, the best days to enter competitions are Wednesdays and Fridays. I mostly comp on twitter with an account set up specifically for entering competitions. I search using the hash tags #winitwednesday and #freebiefriday. These are also good hashtags to search on Facebook. I find a lot of smaller businesses use these as well as big companies like Next, Aldi and Home Bargains. They run competitions on these days most weeks. I also search for the hashtags #win, #comp and #giveaway. As well as winning prizes for entering competitions I have also won prizes just for following pages. I recently won a book for being someones four-thousandth follower.
Wins, even when comping regularly can be varied. Sometimes you might win nothing for months and then you might win three things in a week. I have found most of my comping success comes from twitter. It is so easy to find and competitions and I don’t have to spend ages searching or filling in forms, just a simple follow and retweet. However, competitions where you have to do more – write a poem or draw a picture – often have less entrants as people can’t always be bothered to put in the effort.
I have also won several competitions using the o2 priority moments app. Prizes from these included an England Rugby Shirt and a £90 coast voucher. It’s also great for picking up freebies.
Do you comp? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!