Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

Just a quick one to wish you all a safe and haunting Halloween! May you all have plenty of sweets and be scared witless by your favourite horrors! Tonight I'm taking I'm going to take advantage of a code for a free rental I received from The Horror Show after taking part in a survey and scare myself senseless.
No costumes for me this year, just some pyjamas and sweeties but nonetheless feeling the Halloween vibe. At present, I'm sat in my spooky East London flat supplying the children from my estate with sugar, listening to sirens and youths setting off fireworks. The shops round here ID you for eggs during Halloween, so at least that's not a concern. I used to love egging when I was a chavvy young teen. I wonder why us Brit's never took to 'TP'ing'? 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Secret Diary Of a Closet Comper

Beginners Luck?

I have completely got the comping bug. I did it as a test for a blog piece on another blog and made the decision that it wasn't for me. Dull, repetitive and nobody actually wins this stuff, right? Well that was before my emails started rolling in, first was a pizza cutter. Not much, but hey, better than a kick in the teeth. The next day I won £130 worth of clothes and skin care followed by a phone call informing me I had won tickets to a premiere. The following week, I won a pair of Hunters wellies.  Oh and a DVD, keep forgetting that. Oh wait, a baby feeding spoon as well. 

I only enter free to enter comps, well, because I'm a tight arse.  The main types I enter are twitter, facebook app and Rafflecopter type on fellow bloggers pages.  Obviously the occasional magazine one here and there too. Always check the tick boxes and the T&C's. I found a forum that I am comfortable with, and source my competitions from there, google around, there are plenty to choose from!

Now that I have the bug, I feel the need to justify reasons to continue. I found the perfect excuse, comping for Christmas! I have set myself the goal to get everyone's presents solely by comping. As an aside, I will review the products I kept for myself, along with the companies who sent them here in this blog.

This will be a strange experience, blogging without using my own social networks, because I don't want and Christmas spoilers! I wonder how far I can take this without pressuring close friends to click my links and share my articles? To start with I have sorted a dedicated twitter which I would really appreciate a follow! I follow everyone back :)