I have mentioned in many of my recent posts just how crazy January was with the birth of Olivia and death of my Dad. Not only did I have all that going on but I am also not taking any proper maternity leave as I just can’t afford to. I recently picked up a regular client who I write a number of articles for a week so with everything going on plus the freelance work and this blog? Comping took a major backseat.
However that isn’t to say I didn’t have any wins though. I may not have been entering many and I may have nowhere near as many wins as I did in December but I still had some fantastic ones.
Just before 2017 started, I set up a prize spreadsheet (using Di’s blog post as a guide) and wrote my wishlist. The spreadsheet is great for keeping me motivated and also so I can keep track of what has arrived and what hasn’t! So what did I manage to win in January?
A Baby Brezza Formula Pro worth £159.99 from Cheeky Rascals – this has been so handy with Olivia this past month. I am mostly breastfeeding but this enables us to make bottles quickly. It works with all bottle sizes and most major formula brands and we wouldn’t be without it now.
The No7 Lift & Luminate range from Slummy Single Mummy – I haven’t received this yet but I can’t wait. I am gifting this to a friend who loves No7 skincare.
A £75 VioVet voucher from Little Stuff – VioVet is an online store where you can buy pet medication, food, toys and accessories. I don’t have any pets of my own but I entered this for my brother and won – so his dog will be getting treated very soon!
I may have only won three times in January but as you can see they are quite good wins. I have won twice already in February so far but their prize value is much much lower – the two come to less than £10 together. You can also see that both the Cheeky Rascals and Little Stuff wins were both advent wins that weren’t drawn until January – shows that putting in the effort in December pays off!
I’m hoping to get comping more in Feb and hopefully having some fab competition wins to show you at the end of this month. I hope to be taking part in Rachel’s new competition community and I’m loving her email newsletter rounding up some fab comps – get subscribing if you haven’t already!
Here’s hoping February is a winning month! How have you been doing so far in 2017?
I’ve always loved reading Rebecca from Mum of A Premature Baby’s monthly competition wins posts and I have occasionally posted my own. However when it comes to entering competitions, I seem to go through phases. I’ve recently got back into comping, mostly in the last couple of months and have been lucky to win some amazing prizes. I thought I would share with you my wins for December – and hopefully I will be making this a monthly post too.
I’ve also recently written my prize wishlist for 2017 – a holiday, an Apple watch and a new laptop are just some of the things featured – and set up my prize spreadsheet for 2017. I’m so excited to see what I can win next year – but for now, here is what I have won this month…
A Tomy Toys bundle from School Run Shop – Jack had the Paw Patrol Aquadoodle as a Christmas present and we’ve put the bath toy away for next Christmas for baby girl
Slice Shades from the Win Slice Shades promotion from Chicago Town – we’ve been lucky enough to win three times in recent months (purchase necessary)
A set of knitting & crafting books from GMC Books on Twitter – I gifted these to my friend Clare as they’re much more her thing