Just a quick update about the site – we’re continuing with our entertainment theme with some fantastic competitions that you’ll see on telly.
You’ll probably have guessed that I love to enter comps and prize draws on the web, especially the free ones like the free Daybreak and This Morning shows which tend to have huge prizes along with other TV competitions. There’s loads of sites out there that let you win all sorts of prizes, as well as things like travel agents giving away free holidays.
What a lot of people don’t realise, though, is that the premium competitions on TV often have a free web entry. You’ve probably switched off before they say something like ‘enter online for free at itv’ as they ramble on for a while about the premium rate phone lines and texts before they tell you the free option.
The biggest two competition sites from the TV are the Daybreak competition and the This Morning competition, probably because they tend to offer massive prizes like cash and holidays to the winner. Of course, you don’t want to be spending money every time you enter, so make sure you use the free entry route instead.
If you don’t know the TV competition answers ( or even the questions!) there are loads of sites that provide them for you free of charge, so that you don’t need to sit glued to the TV every day just waiting for the comps to run. Sometimes the questions change every day, other times they stay the same all week. Either way, they tend to be multiple choice and very easy to answer, so just searching for the daybreak TV competition on the web should throw up some answers.
It’s been a bit of a strange week on ITV’s staple warm up to Loose Women, This Morning, with far too much of the airtime on the channel being used to push their own show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. While we usually see different competitions each week on each of the daytime shows, this week it’s been the same one across them all. I don’t actually recall a time before when it’s been so extreme, and it’s not as if the prize if massively bigger than your average Daybreak or This Morning haul anyway! OK, so they’ve been giving away forty grand, a holiday and a 4×4, but you’ll commonly see those types of prizes of the shows anyway, and certainly to a similar value if you add up the value of the Daybreak, This Morning and Loose Women prizes alone. It seems somewhat strange that the combined competitions are giving away less than the mid morning show were doing just a few weeks ago for their 25th birthday when they were flashing the cash with a Deal Or No Deal rivalling £250,000 in cash.
To make matters worse, we’ve been forced to endure Ashley Roberts every day too. The blonde former Pussycat Doll, now firmly in Nicole whats-her-name’s shadow seems to be forging a full time slot on daytime TV, probably assisted by boyfriend Matt Johnson. Just because she was entertaining out in the jungle (probably for different reasons that she thinks), doesn’t make her a great fit for our late morning entertainment.
Anyway, that’s my objection out the way. As you were, ITV…..
We touched on this briefly in our first update, but one type of competition that really draws in the crowds is the trusty holiday competitions. Just like the TV competitions we talked about previously that give away huge amounts of money to a single winner, the holiday prize draws seem to operate as a single winner contest too.
Occasionally you might have a few runner up prizes too, but these will often be much lower value, such as sun tan lotion or perhaps vouchers towards a holiday, whereas the big winner will often get an all expenses paid trip to paradise.
You’ll often find that these competitions run more often in the winter months, as they catch the eye more effectively when the weather outside is terrible. Having said that, particularly with those TV competitions, more people also watch them in the colder end of the year too, so your chances of winning are improved by more prize draws to enter, but at the same time offset by the extra entries being submitted. Good luck though, as someone has to win a holiday, and you can only win if you enter!