I’m a Top 100 Australian Women Blogger!!!

January 3, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Featured, My Prize Hobby, Site News

I am so very very excited to have Prizetastic debut in the Top 100 Australian Women Bloggers list this month. What a way to start the New Year!!!

It’s especially wonderful because even after being unable to blog in December and the blog rankings dropping pretty rapidly we still made it!!!

Rankings are on the way up again which is GREAT :) and should see Prizetastic continue to move up the ranks a little higher, but I am very very flattered to be in amongst some well established and newer bloggers who have amazing blogs to share…

Head on over to Top 100 Australian Women Bloggers to check it out :)

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Worldwide Competition - Win Problogger the Book

January 2, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Competition Talk, Featured, Prizetastic Competitions

Well my lucky reader’s – It’s that time again, Competition time at Prizetastic to be exact!

Win Your Own Copy of Problogger The Book

Win Your Own Copy of Problogger The Book

I’m really excited about this month’s competition because I know this prize will hopefully come in very useful to a fellow blogger.

I would think there isn’t a blogger out there who hasn’t heard of Darren Rowse and read Problogger the blog!!! Now, I’m giving a lucky blogger the chance to read their very own copy of Problogger the book courtesy of Prizetastic.

The competition is open to anyone in any country worldwide that can receive a book via amazon (or locally if from Australia of course!) so if that’s your country then feel free to enter :)

It’s taken me a while to decide what the entry requirements would be for this competition, and knowing that bloggers all have different styles and personalities I’ve decided to give a few options for entry again.

To Enter Just tell us - In 25 words or less why you want problogger’s book.

Once you have your answer ready, enter the competition via one of the following methods:

Entry Method One – If you are a blogger, write a blog post about this competition including your 25 word or less answer from the question above. Leave a comment here to verify your entry

Entry Method Two – If you don’t have a blog or a website, subscribe to our Newsletter (or just let me know if you’re already subscribed) and leave your 25wol answer from the question above here in the comments section.

Competition Commences from the time of this post and Closes on January 30th 2009 at 11.59pm AEDST (Australian Time).

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Congratulations to Our First Winner!

Well, it’s official!!! Our First Competition Winner has been drawn:

competition winner announced

competition winner announced

A huge congratulations to Nellbe, who had the 7th valid entry into the competition. I have sent nellbe and email and hope she’ll enjoy her super food ideas subscription!!!
Huge apologies once again for the delays in announcing the winner. It’s funny how just when you get on a roll (starting prizetastic in this case :)) life often manages to throw speed humps in your way… This has been very much the case with prizetastic. Not only has blogging been impossible but so has entering competitions :( I know this means some regular readers have missed out or probably become disheartened with prizetastic, but I guarantee 2009 is going to be a wonderful year here and I’ll make it up to readers and hope to meet lots more people who drop by for some winning tips ;)
But never fear!!! With tonight being New Years Eve I sense lots of fun and winning in the New Year and Prizetastic will now be updated at least 3 times a week by either myself or a fellow comping friend AND will definitely include some great competitions in the New Year (Our next competition is for problogger’s book so don’t miss that one) :)
The problogger Book Competition will start tomorrow! Good Luck Everyone :)
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New Blog Contest at Not Quite Nigella - Win Cupcake Wrappers

One of my favourite Aussie Blogs is Not Quite Nigella. Not only is it full of yummy food pics and advice, but there are regular competitions too!!!

This month, you have the chance to win absolutely gorgeous Cupcake Wrappers. And it’s a really fun creative entry process, which is even better :)

You need to head over to the competition post and reply there or email the address supplie with what design you would like as a cupcake wrapper.

Good Luck everyone, take a look around while you’re there, it’s absolutely yummy!!

Closes December 10th

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Our First Competition! - This is the first month of the New Monthly Competitions at Prizetastic

November 21, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Competition Talk, Featured, Prizetastic Competitions

Thanks to all the readers who pop back and visit regularly, and welcome to new readers who find prizetastic each and every day. There’s so much to do and to write about here, and it’s slowly but surely coming together nicely :)

To celebrate the continued growth of Prizetastic here’s our first ever Prizetastic Competition!!!

Open Worldwide :)

Competitions will now be held EVERY MONTH on Prizetastic - YAY!!!

Win Super Food Ideas

- For Australian entrants -

Win a 1 year subscription to Super Food Ideas Magazine

I absolutely LOVE this magazine. There’s always great ideas for new recipes to try out, and the BEST part is that they have great competitions each and every month.

If you’d like to get your hands on this 12 month subscription to Super Food Ideas valued at $32 then simply follow the instructions below :)

- Worldwide Entrants -

I didn’t want to leave out my readers and visitors from overseas. After all, Prizetastic has great hints and tips that help everyone worldwide win more prizes from competitions, sweepstakes and contests!

So, for overseas entrants, if you are our first ever winner here on prizetastic, you will recieve the cash equivalent of the magazine subscription delivered to you via paypal… Cash is always a good prize :)

(cash equivalent is equal to $32 AU - you must be able to recieve payment via paypal to be eligible)

Option 1 - If you are a blogger or have a website simply write about this competition and include a link back to this post - Then leave a comment here to let me know you’ve entered :)

Option 2 - If you’re not a blogger then simply sign up to our Newsletter to receive hints, tips and winning inspiration straight to your inbox - Then leave a comment here to let me know you’ve entered.

Option 3 - Do both these things for double the entries :)

CLOSE DATE - Competition will Close at 11.59pm on December 24, 2008 (AEDST - NSW AUST)

Winner will be chosen via random draw using www.random.org number generator based on the number of comment replies & total entries recieved at the end of this post.

View general Competition Terms and Conditions Here

Stay tuned for our next competition - We Start off the new year giving away:

Win a copy of Problogger Darren Rowse’s Book.

Subscribe to the Prizetastic Newsletter or Rss feed to be sure you don’t miss out!

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Australian Competitions - Win a Toyota Hilux and Motorbikes!

November 6, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Competition Spotlight, Competition Talk, Featured

This is my D-R-E-A-M car and dream prize believe it or not… the only things missing are the jetski, boat and caravan :D

Competition Closes November 16th so GET ENTERING :)

Well, some lucky Australian is going to win this amazing package and it could be YOU!!!

This competition is held by Channel 10 and you are allowed to enter EVERY DAY online and UNLIMITED entry via sms (as I’ve said before don’t spend a fortune on sms if it’s going to break the budget. There will be thousands of entries into this competition and it truly only takes one to win)!!

So enter for anyone in your family who is eligible, every day and keep fingers and toes crossed that a winning phone call comes your way (or mine :))

HOW TO ENTER:

ONLINE: (I’ve put the correct answers are in red)

Entry: http://ten.com.au/tv_trdhilux-competition.html

Note: You will need to join to become a channel 10 online member if you aren’t already.

It’s simple to enter – just answer three multiple choice questions correctly and you could win!

Question 1:
Supercharged, turbocharged or just straight 6? What engine is under the bonnet of the TRD HiLux?
(Hint: Click here to find the correct answer)
A. 175kw V6

B. 225kw Supercharged V6

C. 225kw Turbocharged V6

Question 2:
Providing incredible handling both on and off-road, what signature TRD feature has been specially developed for superior suspension?
(Hint: Click here to find the correct answer)
A. Twin-rotor Eaton™ M90 supercharger

B. TRD signature leather interior

C. Bilstein monotube dampers

Question 3:
Giving you confidence in all conditions, TRD HiLux’s performance brake package delivers…
(Hint: Click here to find the correct answer)
A. Electronic throttle shifting

B. Shorter stopping distances and greater resistance to fade

C. 453 Nm of torque at 2,800rpm

ENTER - Via SMS:

SMS # 1977 2222 WITH CODE WORD - TRD

unlimited sms entries allowed

Closes November 16th.

GOOD LUCK :)

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Daniel Morcombe - Day for Daniel, Help find him…..

October 30, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Featured

Every now and then, when there’s something important that means alot, expect that I might post about it here.

The abduction of Daniel Morcombe is one of those things…… 5 years on, this poor boy’s family are still left without answers to who abducted their son, brother, grandson, friend…….

It is such a high profile case in Australia I am sure there aren’t many people who haven’t heard of Daniel, but it doesn’t hurt to remind everyone.

If you have any information or clues for the police about what may have happened to Daniel Morcombe please come forward.

For further details go to http://www.dayfordaniel.com.au

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Competition Spotlight - Aussie Comps Closing this 26/10 to 27/10

October 24, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Competition Talk, Featured

Welcome to my new blog area, the “Competition Spotlight”.

It really excites me that so many readers are getting involved in such a great hobby. To help everyone out I decided I will feature competitions that are currently running in Australia. For now, I will list the best competitions closing within the next couple of days to a week.

Because it’s the end of the month at the moment,there will be HEAPS of competitions closing soon….. I’ll list some closing on the 26/27th to get you started. I’m going camping for the next couple of days, but on my return I’ll be posting daily, any awesome competitions that are closing…. I’ll work 2 days in advance to give you time to enter :)

It might take a little time to get on a roll, but you can definately look forward to finding some really great competitions here and I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that you guys win… Please let me know if you do :)

GOOD LUCK xx

Closing 26/10/08 -

Win Homewares and IphonesPurchase Required - Woolworths Rexona Men’s deodorant - Win Homewares and Iphone Daily.

SHOP TILL YOU DROP - Win an Urban Originals Handbag - and Billabong Giveaway Words or Less Answer required

FAMOUS MAGAZINE - WIn a summer shoe pack worth $1000 - Words or Less Answer required

Closing 27/10

NINE MSN - Create your Quesedilla and win $10,000

EGG CORPORATION - Buy Eggs and Win Round the World Tickets and Minor Prizes of giftcards.

AUTOCHICK - Win Tickets to see Stereo Sonic in your capital city.

I hope these get you started :)

More coming soon…….. GOOD LUCK :)

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Win a Mobile Phone at Semantically Driven

Win This Great Phone!

Jen at Semantically Driven is currently running a really amazing competition giving you the chance to win a mobile phone!

I’m sure there are plenty of Aussie Bloggers out there who could use a new mobile phone, so definately be sure to check out Jen’s Blog before October 31 to get your entry in!

What you need to do to win it:

  • Write about why you would like to win it on your blog. It doesn’t have to be a long entry. Make it funny, add pictures. Do what you like, so long as it conveys why you want this phone.
  • Link to my blog - http://semanticallydriven.com within your entry.

VISIT JEN’S blog to read the rest of the entry details here:

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5 MUST know tips for Entering Competitions and Sweepstakes.

October 20, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Featured, winning hints and tips

I’m so glad that readers discovering my blog are getting interested in entering competitions, contests and sweepstakes for themselves. It’s really so amazing to get notified that you’ve won something, and somebody has to win all these prizes that companies give away, so it might as well be you!!!

There are some really important things you have to take note of when you enter some competitions, so I thought I would write this quick start guide for anyone new to “comping” so you can be sure that your first entries are not disqualified, or money isn’t wasted on products purchased for competitions.

Tip 1: Check eligibility - Before you take the time to enter a competition, the first thing you should do is check you are eligible to enter. Check clauses in the terms and conditions such as age requirements, geographical limitations (is the competition only open to certain states)

Tip 2: Purchase Requirements - If a competition requires you to make a product purchase (this is illegal in some countries and states but applies to most states of Australia). It is important to check that you are buying the correct product and product size.

I’ve been caught out buying the 200g for example when only the 500g version of a product was eligible for entry. There may also be specific varieties required for purchase, such as a diet yoghurt and not the full fat version of the same company. Read the terms and conditions closely and stick to them as much as you possibly can.

Tip 3: Proof of Purchase - In those states and countries that are legally able to request product purchase for entry, many will require proof of purchase is kept and produced by the winner before the prize will be awarded. Before I really got into “Comping” as a hobby, I entered several product competitions without keeping my register receipts.

It’s always best if you are in doubt to file your receipt. It’s a horrible feeling thinking you’ve lost a receipt and having to search the house top to bottom if you need to produce proof of purchase.

Tip 4: Write Clearly - It’s really important to write clearly on entry forms. If the company or promoters can’t read your writing, there’s no way for them to contact you to advise of your win. Always take the time to write your details clearly and consisely onto entry forms and coupons. It’s worth the extra effort.

Tip 5: Check Prize Details - If you are tempted to spend money on a product to enter a competition, it’s important to first be sure that you can take the prize if it’s something like a holiday. Many holiday prizes are non transferrable and only allowed to be redeemed between a certain time. Check the fine print before you enter, or enter in a partner’s name if they have a more flexible job for example and would be more likely to fit a hoiday win into their schedule if there’s a chance you may not.

The same can be said for prizes that are awarded to home owners for renovations. Often these prizes will be in the form of cheque. Some are able to be transferred to another person, but some will be forfeited for those who are renting.

A quick skim of the terms and conditions will tell you everything you need to know.

So there you go, these are the basic things you need to keep in mind before you jump in head first and buy products in order to enter competitions. The most important thing I tell anyone interested in starting out in this hobby is to read the terms and conditions. This also goes for free online sweepstakes and competitions. There’s no point wasting time if you’re not eligible.

Now get out there, enter and win… GOOD LUCK :)

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