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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Making a Wish List

A good 6 months ago now, I read a post on Di Coke's blog all about making a wishlist and vowed to myself it would be the next thing I did.

A couple of months later, still no list. And then I saw that Di was running a competition where you had to design a wish list, take a photo and tweet it to her. As always, a competition spurred me into action and I created the above list. Although I didn't win Di's comp, I am so glad I made this list. It's so motivating and helps me time manage my hobby.

So, 5 months and 3 days later, how successful have I been?

Well I can tick off the following:

1) iPad - Snapchat competition with 'The Maze Runner'

2) Concert Tickets - Went to X-Factor Live with my Dad thanks to the Metro

3) SuperLucky Secrets - I ran a comp on my blog after reviewing this so kinda a win :P

4) Fitness Tracker - Apple iWatch Sport from KISS Fm

I didn't realise quite how motivating it would be to have something as simple as a wish list! It can be on your phone, on an app or pure and simple written down. I loved making mine colourful and having a physical copy of it, as it meant I could put it on my noticeboard above my desk to keep me motivated during a dry spell! Try putting it on the fridge or somewhere you will see every day! 

Another thing I have realised is that a wish list changes. I certainly would still love a trip away and a bike, but a camera and festival tickets are currently top of my list. By knowing what your top prizes would be, you can focus more time on these and be more likely to win, but also use your time more wisely. Sometimes, comping can seem a long process, so saving time by having a niche search is a much more productive way of doing things and can make it all so much more rewarding. Don't be disheartened if you don't win straight away, or don't win that item at all! I am planning on buying a camera soon, as it seems to be the prize that escapes me. I am hoping it will be a good investment for future competitions that require a photograph!

The other day I was telling my mum about how I had set out to win bike related prizes for my cycling obsessed dad for Father's Day. I managed to win these amazing Biscuiteers biscuits after plenty of searching. My mum was so impressed about searching for a specific win that she started to request new kitchen pots and pyrex dishes for the kitchen! Looks like I've got another item to add to my list!

What are your current top 3 on your wish list? Let me know in the comments below and I will let you know if I see any comps for them!

Luck and Love, 



  1. Mine do change seasonally so I'm looking for tickets for next month's Grand Prix at the moment & a microwave as mine is on the blink, and summer fun like kids bikes or a trampoline. iPad is always on there too- I will win one eventually!!

    1. Yeah comping is great for replacing broken items haha! Keep an eye out, there are ALWAYS iPad comps kicking about! Good luck!

  2. I'd *really* like a holiday, a sofa and a Sonos system, but I'm setting my sights on an iron, a balance bike and a scooter! Have you bookmarked Google searches for wishlist items? That can save a bunch of time!

    1. Haha, I think a holiday will forever be on my wishlist! Wow, what kind of scooter - one for kids or a motor one? Ooh, good tip, I'll do that!

    2. Yup - definitely a kiddie scooter. I wouldn't get on a motorised one for a golden pig ;)

  3. My current 3 top things on my wish list are a car!, a new carpet and a tent. I have been very lucky since I started comping in January to have won an iPad, a cottage holiday, a spa break and a digital camera!

    1. Right now is the perfect time to be looking for a tent as there are so many festival bundles up for grabs! Try searching for festival rather than tent on sites such as prize finder and it should bring up other comps you may not have seen! Best of Luck!

  4. Currently I am looking for a night away with my husband, a meal in Leeds and have had a request to win a DAB radio. I have won a few from my wishlist this year. Finding my own competitions has seen me do lots better at winning now. Well done on your wins!