Advantages very cheap full of competitions and helpful advice
Disadvantages You may develop a competition addiction
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of having the door bell ring and seeing the postie with a huge parcel. Well there is something, but this is a family site and I don’t want Mrs B finding out about that feeling!OCH IT’S NO A SCOT’S FOOD OP CHRIS
As my fellow Ciaoers probably know by now, I’m a bit of a competition addict and the King of the Loafers. I’m completely addicted to online competitions and wanted an offline resource of competitions because Mrs B was beginning to complain that she rarely sees me. I was also looking to update my how to win section at www.borntoloaf.co.uk (shameless plug!).
So last year I was delighted to receive a free copy (read to the end to find out how to get yours) of Compers News and have been a fan since.
This publication is jam packed with competitions. I particularly like the postcard competitions, but don’t like spending too much cash on postcards. I do buy some in multiples of 100 for £4 from a hospice to help their funds. These are really colourful and stand a better chance of being pulled from the hat. Their address and order details can be found on the how to win section of borntoloaf (ah, sorry, second shameless plug!). Otherwise, empty cereal boxes make great postcards and can be cut into various shapes. So, we’re a healthy lot in our household with regular bowels! Fortunately, we also get regular winnings!IT DOES WHAT IT SAYS ON THE PACKET
What I love best about Compers News is that it is a no frills publication: it really is jam packed full of competitions or comping advice and fun. There are no adverts. It’s not the glossiest of publications, and this is not a fault, as its format is that of a newsletter; albeit over 20 pages. The paper and printing quality is still high and this helps keep the cost down. A year’s subscription will cost £39-96 (£3-33 an issue) or a two-year subscription will cost £69-84 (£2-91). The authors will provide a free back copy so that you can judge the quality and suitability before purchasing. This can be done easily by visiting their website at www.compersnews.com or if I may have a shameless third plug, use the direct e-mail link at www.borntoloaf.co.ukTHE FUN STUFF
What I love about this newsletter is that it is user orientated. They have internal competitions that are great fun. For example last month you could win a free month subscription by completing the phrase “You know you are a true comper when…” Winning entrants also have the kudos of being named in the newsletter with their winning slogan. Talking of slogans, Compers News lists winning slogans from national competitions each month. I’m looking forward to reading the Mr Kipling ones as I had my heart set on winning his bouncy castle and took days to dream up a wining slogan that wasn’t. Winners can also submit their recent winnings won through this magazine to see their name in the newsletter opposite their huge list of goodies. I’d send mine in – but I don’t think they’d have the room!
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|Price||From £2-91 an issue|
|Value for money||Excellent|
|Quantity of advertising||Not applicable|
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