It New Year again, and I'm sure your all set with your New Years Resolutions...?
I myself have set some, yet I know as always most will be broken. I really want 2016 to be a better year than 2015 and am determined to try to exercise more, cut back on the old alcohol and fags, get over my anxiety issues and try to live a more positive life.
On the comping front, 2015 was a bit of a wash out really. Though I'm sure I am entering the same amount as usual, I feel there are more and more people entering than ever before making it harder than ever to win the amount of prizes we were previously used to. The advents themselves were overwhelming and it's getting harder to find the time to enter them all. Theprizefinder itself had over 600 FB competitions running advent competitions that needed entering daily!!! There were also 100's of web pages, twitter, Instagram and Rafflecopter competitions, making December a month that you really need to take a holiday just to have a chance to enter them all.
I read that a lot of people were giving them a miss this past year and concentrating more on the regular comps. I would personally recommend that you don't spend all day entering everything just to be disappointed. If you enter the ones that you really want to win, albeit for friends, family, yourself or for 2016 Christmas Presents you can save alot of time and effort because it seems these days that to win 1 prize you need to enter about 1000 competitions!
My comping friends seem to be making a 2016 Wish List, simply write down what you really want to win this year and cross them off as you win them. As they say, anything else is a bonus! That way you can concentrate on entering the comps you really want to win. It doesn't have to be a big win, just something that would make you smile, like some new pens for your adult colouring book. cinema tickets for the family or a new party dress. Set realistic goals and visualize yourself winning them to add a little bit of extra luck.
My 2016 Wishlist is:-
- Xbox One or PS4
- Fifa 2017
- Short Break in UK
- Beauty Products
- Holiday Abroad
- Children's Toys
- Pan Set
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best the of luck in 2016 and I promise to write more posts this year and give you all hints and tips of what is going on in competition land.