It’s nearly that time of year

Nope, I’m not talking about Christmas although its high on my agenda; I’m talking about Black Friday!

It is now a mere 10 days away from what was typically an American tradition in the past, the Black Friday Bonanza, where companies slash prices on a lot of their products to try and entice us to spend, spend, spend in November.

Clearly it has worked and people go a little crazy, getting up early to nab a bargain or throwing themselves online and causing mayhem to companies sites. I’ve got caught up in it myself in the past and tried to look online at bargains etc but honestly gave up at the prospect of queueing to get on a website (If i wanted to queue, I’d go to the shop!)

I don’t want this post to be all about major sales etc because frankly it would be a lie if I said I was super excited for shopping. What is not a lie, is the prospect of new competitions to enter and the hope of winning something big.

Last week I shared the fact that I was a major competition enterer (probs not a word I know), and Black Friday has brought to my attention, a Halfords competition.


Halfords are giving away thousands of pounds worth of goodies all chosen from their top deals which will go live on 25th November (the big day), and I myself will not be missing out on this opportunity.

The competition itself is super easy to enter, just create an account and answer a simple Black Friday related question. Entries close at midnight on 22nd November so get enterting sooner rather than later so you don’t miss out on the chance to win some incredible prizes.

So what are you waiting for?

Laura x

*this has been a collaborative post for the Black Friday Competition*

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It’s time to admit my addiction…

It’s not exactly a secret but it’s pretty much an addiction… I like entering and hopefully winning competitions.

That feels good to say out loud as it’s not something I freely advertise amongst people I meet. It all started a couple of years ago when Bob & I were a little bored one day and decided to enter some competitions for a bit of a laugh. I did it on and off for a couple of weeks but never really got anywhere. Suddenly one day I got an email letting me know I’d won an iPod shuffle and it was like something triggered inside me telling me to try to win some more.

I don’t really have an addictive personality as such and have never really got the whole smoking, gambling thing but I guess my thing is entering competitions. I’ve been super fortunate over the last couple of years to win a fair few prizes ranging from a free lunch from walkers to £1000 clothing win. It’s definitely exciting when you win something and get to try out new experiences or products that you’ve won and it only really spurs you on to enter more.

Now it’s getting closer to Christmas it’s always a busy time entering competitions as in the back of your mind you think “oo what could I win for my family?” And on that note, I’ve been scouting for competitions that are more experience based to be able to treat my family and friends to something a bit more unique.

Red Letter Days are doing a fun Naughty or Nice quiz on the run up to Christmas offering the chance to win 14 different prizes over the next 7 weeks. This ranges from the oh so glamorous lump of coal, to a supercar driving experience and more.


Needless to say, I’ll be entering that weekly to try and win some amazing prizes. Watch me win the lump of coal now haha.


Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some other fab competitions you can enter on the run up to Christmas and hopefully win some great prizes. If you’ve won something awesome before then feel free to leave me a comment below as I’d love to hear about your wins!

Keep your eyes peeled for my other competition posts and get entering on the link above.

Laura x

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