£20,000 in cash, extravagant weddings, five-star holidays, and £10,000 in Tesco gift cards, somebody has won all of this and more. All this comes from “comping”, a hobby that can come with many rewards.
It is probable, but not simple to win luxurious gadgets, fancy trips, or a lot of money, and the best part is, it does not cost you a cent.
The reason companies do this is simple. They use it as a inexpensive method of putting their eyes out in the public spotlight. Giving away a £3,000 Maldive trip is less expensive than putting an ad that will get a customers attention in a nationwide newspaper. These giveaways also give the company an opportunity to get feedback on who could be possible future customers, and it is easy to see why these contests are very popular. What exactly is comping?
Comping is mostly about what time you put into it, regularly entering many free new competition contests, instead of entering one every now and then. If you do this, you are statistically more likely to win contests. Depending on what your work ethic and luck are, you could get a house full of furniture, travel around the world, and put a lot of funds in your bank account. What exactly do you have to do when you comp?
Usually, all you have to do when you are comping is fill out an online form or send in a postcard through the mail, at times answering a question or a tie-breaker. Money savers have also received other prizes in these contests.
Other prizes that people who comp have won are laptops, passes to movie premieres, luxurious breaks, and iPods. These prizes cannot be taxed, so unlike other income you have, the government cannot take their share of it. People who do a lot of comping have to know that you do instantly win and that you will not become rich right away or at all.
It is important to know that like it is said in Europe that you will not be sitting on a bed of fifty notes right away. Unlike other ways to make money such as survey sites, selling items on auction sites like Ebay, making money on the internet, there is no assurance that you will win anything. It does help to have a positive attitude about comping.
It does help to think of a comping as a possibly rewarding hobby, instead of a job that grossly underpays you. Think of comping as something you enjoy, instead of a way to lose money that you may win. You will put a lot of time into it, the money returns are not great, and your bum will hurt at the end of the day for sitting for long periods of time. That being said, for those who get hooked on comping, those drawbacks do not matter to them, as they relish the spirit of community on the board and the chance of many winnings that they may receive. It is also nice to dream of all those great prizes. Here are testimonials from people that won big from comping.
“I won £20,000 and my rent was paid for two years!” While it is not believed that comping is not guaranteed, some encouragement that people do win does help.
One member of a forum won £20,000 and a BMW. “Never give up hope. People laughed at me and my “little wins.” Guess who is laughing now. Keep comping everyone.”
“Just won a £17,000 wedding, including a honeymoon in Dubai and platinum wedding rings. Whoo-buzzin!” -PINKHearts
“I’m still in shock. I had a call yesterday to say that I had won £22,000, a trip to New York City for four, and a private Great Gatsby screening. So grateful for this life-changing prize.”-yummama
“I started in May 2011, and I have already won a trip to Las Vegas, worth £3,000, gadgets worth £26,000 (including a Bang and Olufsen home theater and Canon SLR camera). I’m hooked!”
“The trip to Vegas was amazing. We got to stay at the MGM, go quad biking across the desert, front row to Cirque du Soleil and a helicopter trip over the strip. We got picked up by limos everywhere.”-mrsmcrobert Sometimes, you cannot enter a contest more than once.
Some companies do not allow people to enter a contest more than once. To see if you entered that contest, click on the tick button at the bottom of the post. The next time you come back to the board, it will show a green tick by that comp. You can also press X to skip that contest. You have to be a member of the board and log-on to be able to do this. Be sure to read all the rules that go along with each comp because each one has different rules. There are other guidelines that you should follow.
Create an email account just for these comps. If you don’t, your regular email box will become full of spam. Only enter contests with prizes that you actually want to win. Be considerate and ethical when entering comps, do not enter it with the plans of selling the prize, when someone else who is entering really wants the prize. Enter a lot of contests, especially ones where you have to mail them in and answer questions. You never know, you may be the only one who took the time to enter.
Enter more than one contest at a time by having more than one web page open. Fill out a form with your regular contest entry information, so that you have it ready when you are entering contests. You can also use Autofill, which most internet browsers have. You can also autohotkey, which types in your information when you speak to it. If you are entering by email, have a template form ready for these entries.
For mail entries, have labels printed out on your postcard, therefore your mail is one step closer to being ready to be mailed. Be sure to reply to emails that tell you have won. Wait patiently for your prizes, they could come the next day or sometime the next year. Regularly, the postie shows up with a parcel (which makes mail time very exciting). At times, you have to go to the website and check and see if you won. Be sure to post in the boards that you won. As I mentioned before, the more you enter the comps, the more likely you are to win them.
Here are some of the best ones we have found for you to enter:
Predict To Win- Choose 6 Lucky Numbers and if you get them all right you will Win an Audi! click here
Prizestore: There are loads of competitions to enter on this site where you can win an assortment of fantastic prizes! click here
PSG: When you register for this site you will automatically be entered into a competition to win £1000! Members benefit from exclusive products offers to test and keep!
UK Competitions: This website has a list of loads of current competitions from all over the net. Registration is free and comes with benefits such as access to the latest competitions
Competitors Companion: Again, loads of competitions on here to enter. Find some you like!
My Offers: There are tons of fantastic prizes to win on this site when you take quick short surveys! For every entry you will get a further entry into an annual sweepstakes where you could win a fantastic car!
TopFox: Top Fox is a free to enter UK prize draw site where you can win an assortment of prizes! click here
Loquax: There is a large list of different UK competitions for you to enter on this competitions website, there is a competitions chat room and forums for you to chat to other compers.
Win4Now: Thereis an extensive list of UK prize draws available on this competitions site. If you want to enter a whole host of different online competitions, this is the place to do it!
“In one year, I won £1,713 worth of prizes. For those prizes, I put in 1,500 hours or four hours a day.”
“I enter on average 50 to 500 comps per day and have calculated my win rate being 1/1,000 comps entered. Seeing this worked at £1.14 per hour, it is only worth doing if you enjoy entering comps.”
If you enter comps on a regular basis, and follow the other tips and guidelines I mentioned, you could have a better chance of winning comps.