Winning competitions is all well and good. But after a while, you might get tired of the same old prizes and start to miss the occasional bonus. We’ve compiled a list of handy tips to help you spot the giveaways that will really benefit you. And remember, we can even arrange for your prize to be sent to you wherever you are in the UK.
There are a few things you need to look for if you want to make sure the prize you’re getting is of the best quality and benefit. It’s all about the extras – the little bonuses and extra details that will really make the prize shine.
- A voucher code or something that works the same way
Most companies will give you the option to take advantage of a voucher code that will allow you to claim your prize. However, a few companies also provide vouchers that work in the same way.
Look out for these at the bottom of the terms and conditions of any competition you enter. If there’s no voucher code or hotdeals that works the same way, you can usually assume that the prize is a gift, which isn’t always the best option.
- The price of the item
If the price of the prize is too high, it can often mean that it won’t be useful. If the item costs more than a fiver, then it’s likely to be something that will just be of interest to other people. You might also find that it’s not something you can use on a regular basis.
- The cost of sending the prize
It’s worth checking the cost of sending the prize. Some companies will offer free shipping, which is fantastic, but some only offer standard postage. Standard postage is a very good option, as it’s easy to track. However, if the prize costs more than a fiver, it might be worth checking if they also offer free delivery.
- Does the prize have an expiry date?
It’s worth checking if the prize you’re entering has an expiry date. If the prize has an expiry date, it can mean that you’ll have to use the prize within a certain amount of time. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the prize will be of no use. You might find that the prize is one that will just be of interest to other people and won’t be of much use to you.