to Contest Winner - Part 1
Imagine how youd feel, driving to your local supermarket
to be presented with a gleaming new car or all-inclusive
travel package to exotic climes.
probably waiting for the catch. Unbelievable as it may
seem, there isnt one.
probably seen pictures in your newspaper, of ordinary
people presented with washing machines, mountain bikes
or the latest model in home entertainment systems. Courtesy
of competition wins.
may be thinking: `Theyre lucky. Yet, you
can be lucky too. All you need is winning know-how.
day there are thousands of pounds worth of competition
prizes waiting to be won by someone like you. When you
join the band of `compers, as people who enter
competitions are affectionately called, youll
discover a prize-winning trail to big competition prizes,
and a challenging, exciting and fun pastime for all
word of warning though. Once you experience the thrill
of opening letters like this one, your morning post
will never be the same again.
you have won a fantastic holiday on the island of Margarita.
Your prize includes flights, full board accommodation,
all local drinks and travel insurance.
in it to win it. The only competition you have no chance
of winning is the one you dont enter.
join the prize winning trail, you need to know where
to find the best competitions, your chances of success
and more importantly, how you can shorten the odds to
improve your `luck.
I share a few secrets of success with you, let me tell
you an interesting true story, which illustrates how
Lady Luck plays a part in winning competitions.
friend was shopping in her local supermarket, when she
noticed some tiny forms tucked down by the side of the
check out till in her local store. Reading the competition
entry form, all she had to do was complete her details
and pop into the in-store box. Simple enough task. But
where was the box?
it was like searching for a needle in a haystack. Once.
Twice. Three times she toured the aisles. She asked
an assistant. Eventually, the box was located on top
of a high shelf.
basketball player skills, she retrieved the box and
noted there were about nine other entries in there.
Obviously another nine would-be winners
like herself. She dropped her form in the box.
next day the store manager phoned. Do you remember
entering our competition?
she tentatively replied.
Im delighted to tell you, youve won first
prize. A fantastic holiday for you and your family,
cruising down the Nile.
the interesting thing about this story is that there
was a holiday to be won every day for ten days. By the
tenth day, the prize box was located at the front entrance
to the store, where you couldnt possibly miss
it - and there were literally thousands of entries in
for a moment. Day one, ten entries. Chance of success,
ten to one. Day ten, thousands of entries. Chance of
success, several thousand to one.
© 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.
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