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The winning season

July 11th, 2011

Hello Compers,

As we move into summer, it can be easy to put your comping onto the back burner as holidays, days out and the great outdoors all start to take priority. Nothing wrong with that of course… it’s no fun being stuck in a darkened room, hunched over a computer or a pile of postcards when the sun’s shining! But DO try to make time to keep your entries ticking over during the summer break, even if it’s just a few minutes at night once the sun has finally set, because it’s not just you who’s in ‘no time to comp’ mode. Entry numbers are always well down at this time of year, so take advantage of the seasonal lull by getting your own entries in.

This summer seems particularly busy with new comps hitting the shelves on a daily basis. What’s more, a large number of the newcomers have weekly, daily, and even hourly closing dates to try to keep up with. Lots of comps to enter, mixed with a lack of time and inclination from the general public, could well mean that your chances of a prize have never been better. So keep those entries going while the sun beats down!

Summer for compers doesn’t just mean low entries though. If you’re lucky enough to be going away, don’t forget to keep a look out in airports and railway stations for comps. If you’re holidaying in the UK, try your best to pop in to the local shops when you’re away – even if they LOOK the same as the ones closer to home – as they might stock different products or be better at displaying comps compared to what you’re used to. And always pay a visit to the local Tourist Information Centre as there are often comps inside brochures and leaflets for local attractions.

The nights will be drawing in before we know it, the kids will be back at school, and entry numbers will creep up again in the autumn. Especially as Christmas starts to loom, and people suddenly think it’d be a great idea to try to win a few presents! So, take advantage of the next few weeks… and fingers crossed you’ll be a summer winner!

Good Luck

Steve Middleton, Editor
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This Weeks Competitions...

Whatever the weather, here are some quick and easy prize draws to help keep you in the comping habit.

Boots and Lynx are giving away seven holidays to Ibiza in a new text comp. Each of the seven winners – and two of their mates – will take to the skies for seven days and nights at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel. You'll be in the middle of daily pool parties, four buzzing bars and the console-dripping Xbox Social, and you’ll even get £300 spending money and free entry to the Pacha nightclub too! If this sounds like your idea of fun, text LYNX JET to 60777 (text charged at your standard network rate). Closing date is 26th July 2011, maximum one entry per person per day.

If you fancy winning a luxury spa day for 2 at the Mandarin Oriental Spa in London worth £1,000, send your name, address and phone number on a postcard to: Prima / Sanex, GVPRAL10161, The National Magazine Company Ltd, The Data Solutions Centre, Worksop S80 2RT before 31st July 2011. Only one entry per person.

To try for a seven-night family camping holiday on the French Riviera including flights and car hire courtesy of Morrisons and Orangina, text ORANGINA75 to 84433 (text charged at your standard network rate) by 24th July 2011. Only one entry per mobile number.

10 x iPod Classics and 10 x £100 worth of music downloads are up for grabs in a text comp running at Shop Locally stores until July 19th 2011. To enter, text MEDLEY to 81066 (text charged at your standard network rate). Only one entry per household.

If a three-night golfing holiday for 2 at the luxurious Villaitana Wellness Golf & Sun Resort in Alicante worth £1,000 sounds good, send your name, address, phone number and any email address on a postcard to: HFM/Villaitana Prize Draw, River Publishing, PO Box 36, Plymouth PL1 2YU. You can also phone 0901 154 2410 (costs 51p), or text HFM2 followed by a space then your name, address, phone number and any email address to 87080 (costs 50p plus your standard network rate). Closing date is 29th July 2011. Only one entry per person.

Batman DVDs exclusively at Morrisons are offering a pair of VIP ‘Meet & Greet’ tickets for each of the Batman Live shows at Manchester (closing date 13th July 2011), Newcastle (closing date 21st July 2011), Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, O2 London, Liverpool and Nottingham (all close on 28th July 2011). To enter, text BATMAN followed by a space and then your name, email address and choice of venue to 88008 (text charged at your standard network rate). Or enter online at Only one entry per person.

Let’s go to the Internet now for some great prizes – remember there are more online comps listed at

A piece of STORM history - 2 watches no longer available to buy
Task: Submit your details
How to Enter:  Enter online here
Closing Date: 2

A year's subscription to Sky World HD
Task: Answer the question
Advice: Sri Lanka & India
How to Enter: Enter the comp
Closing date: 15 July 2011

An Audi
Task: Choose six numbers
How to Enter: Enter the comp
Closing date: Yearly

Tickets to In the Night Garden Live and BBC Children's books
Task: Enter your details
How to Enter: Enter the comp
Closing date: 15 July 2011

£25,000 cash
Task:   Answer the question
Advice:  B) Chinese
How to Enter:  Enter online here
Restrictions:  Entries must be received by midday
Closing Date:  14 July 2011

Laser eye surgery from Optical Express
Task: Submit your details
How to Enter:  Enter online here
Closing Date: 2nd Friday of each month for the previous month.

Holiday for five people to Universal Orlando Resort in Florida and £20,000 cash
Task: Answer the question
Advice: A) Orange juice
How to Enter:  Enter online here
Restrictions: Entries must be received by 7.30 am
Closing Date: 15 July 2011