“I don’t like Mondays”, sang Bob Geldof in the 1979 The Boomtown Rats song of the same title. Most people would agree with him!
So why do I quite like Mondays?
Well, I’m on maternity leave at the moment, otherwise I’d like Mondays decidedly less. Every other Monday I can get Autumn weighed at clinic, which hasn’t lost its excitement yet – I love seeing how much my little milk monster has grown.
However, one of the main reasons is that a lot of winning emails and winner’s posts of online competitions are made on Mondays, which makes it quite an exciting day. Let me explain, I have a hobby which is known as ‘comping’. This means that I spend time entering lots of competitions for fun and in the hope that if I enter lots of them then I may win some of them. That explains to my friends on Facebook why I share so many posts of competitions from so many companies (sorry!) The most popular day of the week for competitions to be posted online is a Friday (Freebie Fridays as they’re known) and the winners of these are often announced on a Monday. Every Monday as I watch notifications pop up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, I wonder excitedly if I’ll have won anything.
I’ve been comping for just over 4 years on and off now and have been quite successful. My best wins to date probably include the following:
I’ve also won things for other people, which is always good too. I’ve won a Mother’s Day pamper pack for my Mum, a £60 Levi’s voucher for my Dad, a comfort blanket for Autumn and a cake topper for Glam And Geeky Mum‘s step-daughter’s birthday. I basically just enter competitions for things I would like or think someone I know would like!
“You’re so lucky! You seem to keep winning things!” people have said to me. Well, the truth is that I enter so many that the rules of probability say that I am going to win some of them. I mean, I’ve entered over 1,000 competitions just this month! So, “Where do you find all these competitions?” people have asked me.
Well, the main two websites I’ve been using over the last few years are the forums at Money Saving Expert:
And Competition Database:
They both have their pros and cons:
Money Saving Expert –
So, what are you waiting for? Give it a go if you fancy it and be sure to let me know if you have any wins! Other websites do exist as well, these are just the ones I personally use, so let me know if you find any other good ones.
Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a 29 year old mum of two. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, our daughter Autumn and newborn son Reuben.
I write about my experiences of parenting, as well as my plethora of interests including fashion, beauty, cars, weddings, mental health and the home.