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Lucky Streak!

What an interesting week, been travelling a lot but coming home to exciting mail.  5 competition wins in 7 days, yep…5.  Not cheap ones either, a nice cash win (only my second ever) being one of the wins.  Also the 2 Kindles and now 2 juicers!  One of the juicers is worth £170, but no place in my home for it so ebay it will end up on.

This is an unusual turnaround but emphasises what I have said many times before, you can go months winning nothing then you get a flood!  There is no reason for it, just pure luck of the draw!   The little cash win was a nice pre-Christmas boost, and one of the juicers is black which matches my kitchen sides so a good fit!

It is always a bonus to win the things you either wanted or can sell, especially if of high value!   All the evening hours of entering these competitions make it so worth it.  I truly think all the wins have made a difference to my finances, but also to the outward appearances of my lifestyle.   Anytime that I can add something nice and posh to my home, without buying it, makes me look more successful in other people’s eyes.   I know we shouldn’t care what people think, I never used to but ever since the spectre of debt I have been oh too aware of people’s opinions!

The important thing – say nothing.   Nobody needs to know about these wins, just get on with placing them in your home or selling them.   It is all about self-improvement, and I myself made the effort to win these things by the hours of filling out forms.  Makes a change from filling our financial forms I guess!

December is a big month for competitions, so many Christmas and advent competitions.   Easily 4 times as much effort needed but the rewards are higher.  Anyone else struggling, give it a go.   Never get disheartened either, you will win.  The law of averages decides that for you.   If you can afford a laptop and broadband, nothing can stop you.

Hopefully the lucky streak will continue on, makes a nice change to be honest.

Competition win restores positivity

As you all know, I do a lot of competitions.  This hobby started as I was on my own a lot in the evenings, I was lucky enough to win some things very early.  Then I won a lot of things!

This gave me the bug obviously, in recent years though winning has been harder.  I suspect as life and finances grow tighter for people, more and more of those people look at entering competitions as a way to improve their lives.  Why not though, entering is completely free aside from increasing your spam mail by 500%.

I have won some really nice things, prior to the debt carnage I used them to furnish my home, to sell for money or to give to people on celebratory occasions.  I haven’t won anything in a couple of months though so was beginning to feel despondent.  The power of winning something though is amazing, yesterday I had a little parcel.  Opened it and I had won 100 teabags!  I know some people will laugh BUT stop and look it another way, that is 100 cups of tea I now don’t have to finance.  That may well only save me £6 but still a saving right?

One of the biggest tips I got, that did not involve scrimping, was to enter competitions and to enter a lot.   You don’t have to enter all the big flash ones like TV’s, cars, holidays etc.  Enter as many as you can that even help a little bit.  I have won boxes of crisps that have fed the kids at lunchtimes for months.   Hampers, fuel vouchers, shopping vouchers all help.  Also, there are loads where you can 1000 x product which is normally a jar of coffee or something similar but worth doing.

It’s amazing that winning a box of tea bags has given me renewed vigour and positivity.  In my limited experience, I have found one piece of good news normally leads to another.   And thus it has, I was dreading my speeding ticket notification as this adds to my existing points and yesterday I got that letter.  Amazingly it offered me the speed awareness course instead of points, amazing as you are only permitted to do 1 course every 3 years.  Now, I checked my records for when I last went, and I definitely attended one 2 years ago so I didn’t qualify.  But, apparently I do according to this statement “we have checked you are eligible and can confirm we do not have you registered on a course in the previous 3 years”.  Now, clearly this is an omission but I am grabbing it with both hands and looking at it as a stroke of luck.

Do you see where I am going with this?  Most of the time I find things tend to cascade downwards, you just need an anchor point to start an upward trend.  Perhaps this is it.