Save Money By Entering Competitions!

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I hope you all enjoyed my Money Saving Tips post that I wrote in conjunction with My Family Club?  Now that the UK is officially in recession again I'm giving their website another push this week as part of my collaboration with them.

The Family Club has a really easy to navigate website which is packed full of money saving ideas, money planners, recipes, travel tips and vouchers for the high street.  But I'd like to point out their competitions section (where you can enter to win an iPad by sharing your top money saving tip!!!)

*whispers beind hand* stay tuned for my own giveaway at the end...

My mum was an enthusiastic 'comper'.  It was more than a hobby but without taking over her life.  She won big - a few holidays, a year's shopping (in vouchers) for a well-known supermarket - and she won small but the achievement was the prize no matter what the worth.  She loved competitions such as "complete this sentence in 15 words or less" as she was a great writer.  These days competitions are so much easier and cheaper to enter if you're online.

But how do you find fab competitions these days?  

TWITTER!  Honestly - that place is rife with competitions.  Use the advanced search page on the Twitter website and pick keywords such as #win, #competition and #giveaway.  Also, consider subscribing to the blog run by Superlucky Di who is very generous with comping hints and tips.  She also hosts a link-up which has a list of all the competitions ending in the current month.
FACEBOOK!  Lots of the brand pages run competitions with different entry mechanisms.  Search for the well known brands using the search bar or just look out for your friends sharing their own entries to competitions (usually by "sharing" information about a competition or "liking" a page).
BLOGS!  Some of your favourite blogs (*cough* including this one *cough*) run giveaways and competitions.  There are usually fewer entrants and more chances of winning when entering to win on a blog.  You may be asked to leave a comment as part of your entry qualification and then earn additional entries by tweeting about the competition, sharing the link on Facebook or signing up to a newsletter.  Sometimes you can enter once a day.

Lets get you into the swing of entering competitions by starting here

[Competition now closed but if you would like 
a copy of the free ebook please email me]

I've got a one-day family ticket (2 adults, 2 or 3 children) to Warwick Castle (RRP approx £80).  This ticket includes all day entry to Warwick Castle PLUS Merlin: The Dragon Tower and The Castle Dungeon.

Balance Me Rose Otto Collection (RRP £35.00).  A heavenly scented, multi-award winning rose otto body wash, intensley hydrating lip salve and super soothing, skin-quenching rose otto body cream.

Balance Me Stellar Face Balm (RRP £18.00).  A multi-tasking pot of super goodness with body-wide dry skin appeal formulated with a rich blend of organic shea butter, virgin and rosehip oil and mango seed butter.

And for every single person that enters I will send you a FREE 25-page ebook written by Debbie O'Connor of Motivating Mum especially for My Family Club so make sure you leave a valid email address when entering the competition.  The ebook will be sent out after the competition closes.

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