Does "Good Luck" Actually Exist?

Saturday, July 08, 2017

I would never class myself as a very lucky person. I don't believe in "good luck" as such but over the past 2 and a half years (almost 3) the amount of competitions I've won has been a little bit crazy! So much so it has now become a standing joke among family and friends. 

I constantly have friends asking "how do you do it?" and honestly, I have no idea. I mean, I wish I did because whatever it is I'd bottle it and become a millionaire! 

Maybe it is just down to good luck? But does good luck actually exist? I'm still not convinced.

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I have not once paid to enter a competition! Hey, I don't even play the lottery but I do find myself entering every competition I come across whether that's a simple retweet on Twitter or a like, comment and share on Facebook. 

I think the first ever competition I won was back in November 2011. I was lucky enough to get the chance to "hang out" with Gok Wan during his first ever Google+ Hangout - to say it was pretty surreal is an understatement but it was also pretty damn cool too!

Since then, I don't remember winning anything until a few years ago when I randomly decided to enter a Clipper Tea competition hosted on Facebook. Never in a million years did I ever think I would win, but I did. I won a whole box of Clipper Tea goodies, which we're still working our way through now! 

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Dr.Oekter hamper

Since then I've won:
A box of Biscuiteer's Christmas biscuits, 4 tickets to the BBC Good Food Show, a £25 Amazon Voucher and a Dr. Oetker Baking Hamper to name a few!

I have now lost count of the amount of competitions I've won and, I really wish I had kept track of everything just so I could look back on all the wonderful prizes so that's what I'm going to start to do.. I mean, who knows this could jinx my winning streak all together and I could never win anything ever again but who knows?

And I know I shouldn't have to but I'm going to include a little disclaimer here anyway: 
This post is in no way meant to come across as if I'm bragging. Please don't ever think that. It's simply just me sharing with you, my lovely readers, some of the pretty cool things I've been so so lucky enough to win so far this year! 

So far this year I have been lucky enough to win:
A holiday! You can read all about how that happened in my first ever blog post on this blog, What Happens When...

In March I won my first competition of the year when Jamie from SortedFOOD direct messaged me on Twitter and congratulated me on my take of the #NowCookIt Build Your Own Pizza - I didn't even realise there was a competition but I was so incredibly hyped to win an official Now Cook It apron!


In April I won my first "proper" competition of the year, a competition I entered. And I managed to win, a case (which included 12 bottles) of the brand new Jack Daniels. The guys at Jack Daniels even throw in a t-shirt which S loved!

In June I somehow managed to win us 2 garden chairs in a Poundstretcher competition. Unfortunately, the colours we wanted were out of stock so the lovely guys at PoundStretcher were kind enough to send us £40 worth of vouchers!!

Just this week I have managed to win us two tickets to an exclusive outdoor cinema experience. This is something I've wanted to do for a very long time so I am super excited for this!! I, of course, will pop up a little blog post all about it once it happens so stay tuned for that!

Jack Daniels

pound stretcher

I wouldn't say I'm addicted to entering competitions. Yes I do now find myself entering everything and anything in the hope I'll win but I'm still not convinced it's down to good luck.

I don't know what it is but until the winning streak ends I'll continue to enter competitions regardless whether I win any more or not and I'll be sharing my winnings in monthly blog posts from now on so if that's something you enjoy make sure you stay tuned! 

And if it's not something you're interested in, then I'm sorry... 

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  1. You have been lucky! I havent been spending as much time comping this year as I would have liked but I have been winning a couple of prizes each month so so far I have been happy :)

  2. Wow, that's not a bad run of prizes!
    One of the girls I went to uni with won allsorts, including a fantastic exotic holiday - the most I've ever won is a set of pens! :D

    1. A win is a win regardless of how big or small the prize is so congratulations. Plus, who doesn't love stationary? Haha :)

  3. I would definitely class all that as luck! I don't think I've ever won a competition in my life?! If you ever get bored of it, I'd love a little bit of good luck thrown in my direction.. ��

    1. I definitely will! I can't say I have any advice on how I've managed to win so much but I guess I've been bitten by the "bug" haha and find myself entering every competition I come across. So, definitely give it a go! x

  4. Ooft this is competition/freebie motivation is ever I saw it! I never used to enter competitions and wondered why I never won anything haha, but for the past year or so I've entered pretty much everyone I see and have won a hamper from L'Occitane and a couple of makeup bits and that's it so far. As they say, got to be in it to win it! x x
    Ellis //

    1. Congratulations on winning, Ellis! :D I was exactly the same. Never really entered competitions, only played the lottery a handful of times but then when I won the odd one here and there, it was such a buzz. I mean, who wouldn't love winning a competition regardless on how big or small the prize was? I guess you could say I've been bitten by the competition bug now haha :) x

  5. WOAH. You just really put my life into perspective hahahaha! Congrats on all of your victories ;) I am definitely going to be entering more competitions for now on. I would actually cry if I won a holiday!

    Well done, you deserve it all!

    Meg x |


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