to Winning Contests - You Can Scoop Big Competition
comping expert Lynne Suzanne, who's won TWO cars, world-wide
holidays, TV's, videos, cameras...
A win-teresting leisure pursuit is sweeping the country
- comping. Mums, dads, children and grandparents are
winning - holidays, cars, computers, sports equipment,
toys, games and goods for your home. The list goes on
`Can you imagine the thrill when you open a letter:
`Congratulations, you have won...' says Lynne, who's
prizes include two new cars and world-wide holidays.
`Every day there are thousands of pounds worth of prizes
just waiting to be won.'
`I never win anything', is a common cry. Well now you
can increase your chances of success. Have a flutter
on the National Lottery and you've an approximate 14
million to one chance (UK) of winning the jackpot. Enter
a nation-wide supermarket prize draw and your chances
increase to several thousands to one. Post your prize
draw entry in a local in-store box and success looms
Join the Winners
You'll need some entry forms to get started and you
can find these everywhere - supermarkets, chain stores,
chemists, banks, service stations, garden centres, restaurants,
railway stations and airports. Entry forms come in all
shapes and sizes from leaflets to pub drip mats, product
labels and collars around bottle necks.
Types of competitions are as varied as their entry forms,
ranging from crosswords, anagrams, quizzes, guess-timations,
captions, slogans, even colouring competitions for your
`I won a four-star family holiday to Miami with Everglade
trips and car hire by answering three simple questions
on a postcard. Mine was the first all-correct entry
drawn', reveals Lynne. Just imagine, you could jet away
for the price of a postcard and stamp!
You increase your chances of success by entering slogan
competitions. You may have seen these - `I buy my plants
from this garden centre because...'
There's a knack to writing these. It's all down to word
play and the ability to catch the judges' eye with short
simple phrases. How about: `They offer tree-mendous
value at every branch!' Or: `They're hoe, sow,
good!' Hope you're `twig-ing' on!
`Since learning this skill, I've had my home professionally
decorated, kitchen equipped with gadgets and marvelled
at Venezuela's Angel Falls', adds Lynne.
`Making 1,284 words from the car name won me a Proton
Persona', she adds, `whilst turning the store's advertising
slogan around netted me a Ford Fiesta'.
`Christmas goodies, exciting show, supermarket's quality,
I'm all aglow'.
Ten words for a brand new car!
All you need to get on the prize-winning trail are some
entry forms, postcards, envelopes, stamps, access to
your local library, a little `know-how' and a positive
`I can win' attitude!
Lynne's Hot Tips
1. Enter all prize draws - pure luck but some-one wins
2. Enter local prize draws - they attract less entries
than national draws
3. Visit stores on a regular basis to collect your competition
4. Be a `Sherlock Holmes'. Search for those elusive
entry forms - they attract less entries, increasing
your chances of winning
5. Remember the compers saying: "Harder to enter
- easier to win"
6. Post your competitions at least a week before the
7. Tune into radio, TV shows and Internet for even more
8. Be positive - believe you can win - and you will
9. Learn the skills for success
10. Read, study, visualise and practice (r.s.v.p)
Copyright 2002 Lynne Suzanne www.win-with-lynne.co.uk
About the author
Lynne Suzanne is a freelance writer, consultant and
speaker. She has written four books on winning prize
competitions and slogan writing and presents Win With
Lynne Roadshows and marketing seminars. FREE Win With
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