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I once won a gas boiler from The Guardian. Tell us about times you've won, and the excellent and/or crappy prizes you've lifted.

Suggested by dazbrilliantwhites

(, Thu 28 Apr 2011, 14:08)
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Me gran and the Weekly News
She was a dopey old cow when she was with us, but my gran would religiously enter the Weekly News competition page. There wasn't really a load of prizes but instead they would have one star prize and one winner, which was normally a small prize equivalent of getting a Black on a Bully Special Prize board (yup, that good huh?). Once a week (who'd have guessed) she bought this paper, spent 1/2 hour filling in all the quizzes and posting them off in the blind faith that she would win something.

One week out of the blue she won. Well foock a duck she'd only gone an won. The prize? Season 4 on VHS of Baywatch....not something she had a use for funnily enough (I was hitting puberty at that time so somehow they ended up in my possession lol). So much merriment and celebrations were had by all (some more than others shlap shlap).

Until next week she gets a letter and a parcel. Behold, she's won again! This time a Soda-Stream maker. She had absolutely no use for this at all, so that went to us too. And the following week, some Readers Digest books? She kept on winning. Every week.

This happened for about 10 weeks, gran winning every fucking tat prize they had until in the end the paper had actually gone into liquidation and stopped printing. Now either my gran was the only person entering these comps, or they made a bit of a cock-up with the compo page. Not that granny cared, she had her bread-bin and cutlery set and she was happy, along with her set of table covers and her pillow set next to her new reading lamp.
(, Thu 28 Apr 2011, 19:36, Reply)

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