Supplement your Income this way

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Have you been dreaming of a holiday, a new car, a new outfit or something as simple as a massage?

If you think that these luxuries are not in your current budget, stop dreaming and enter some competitions to earn some incidental income.

In a recent post How to Generate Extra Income plus More Money Saving Ideas I wrote about how I like to be rewarded for my customer loyalty.  If I already purchase a particular product or service, or I am interested in trying another brand, I will enter their promotion.

There are plenty of competitions to enter.  If you enter into a Registered Competition, someone has to win.  If a prize is not claimed within a specified period, a second draw must take place – giving you another opportunity to win.

So, where do you find these competitions to enter?

  • Do a Google search and you will find plenty
  • Join a Competition Syndicate or Start your own with family &/or friends
  • Follow your favourite magazines, products and services on Facebook to be first to find out about their contests.  Some of them will be exclusive to their followers / friends / fans
  • Read the flyers that come with your bills.  This morning my electricity bill came with a chance to win my electricity bill paid for 12 months
  • Radio competitions
  • Magazine competitions
  • Television shows including Game Shows
  • Pickup a point-of-sale competition form next to your favourite products at the Supermarket, Pharmacy, Hardware store, etc.
  • There are even companies you can sign up with that will enter a variety of contests on your behalf, for a monthly fee.

I haven’t won anything huge [ yet ! ].  Only things like:

  • Books
  • Makeup
  • Chocolate
  • Tea Towels
  • Toothpaste
  • Snack pack
  • Digital radio
  • Easter Gift Pack
  • Antipasto Platter
  • Men’s Grooming Pack
  • Theatre and Movie tickets
  • An immunity pack for winter  [ see Twitter account for photos @GrowingSnowball ]

However, I do have close friends who have won holidays, substantial-sized shopping vouchers and household appliances such as kettles, toasters and a double-door stainless steel fridge.

Even if you win something that is small or isn’t useful to you, you can still use it to your advantage:

  • Barter with it with a friend or on a Buy Sell Swap Facebook site for something you want or need, to save you outlaying money;
  • ReGift it to someone who know will appreciate it, which will again save you outlaying money; or
  • Onsell it on or a local sales site on Facebook and make some money.

Of course, do your homework first.  Only enter competitions where you have heard of the Company / Brand otherwise you may just end up on a mailing list.

Most importantly, read the Terms & Conditions.  There is no use going to the trouble of entering only to find out that you are not eligible.

Winners are Grinners

And Remember …

 Luck is on your side and don’t forget that … Luck is where preparation meets opportunity

You’ve got to be in it to win it!

 Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit

 When you enter a competition and don’t win, it just means your time has not yet come

What have you won in a competition?

Until next time,



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