I’ve always been tempted by competitions, the lure of actually getting something for nothing, the love of winning and I’m a long way from being a gambler. Not the competitions where you call a very expensive phone line and you are purposely held on the line whilst they explain everything in detail, but the internet based ones.
I know that there are a large percentage of these which just scam you for your details and you open yourself up to the risk of email spam, for a while, until they move on to someone else.
I don’t consider myself as particularly lucky in competitions but the thrill of possibility is always there. After all, someone has to win, don’t they?
I have won a few things over the years.
- An all expenses paid weekend at the Savoy Hotel in London plus £500 in spending money
- Free tickets for a concert in Trafalgar Square where R.E.M appeared
- Bottle of Champagne once
- Plus a few small lottery wins
I’ve never won anything of real substance, like a car or boat but I do enter competitions from time to time. There does seem to be a whole industry around competitions and many of them are just a marketing ploy but the chance is still there.
Have you ever won anything?