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Electronics

Win an XBOX One Elite + HALO 5 gaming pack

Value:   $820   (1 prize)
Cost:   free
Ends  2018-12-31
Electronics

Win an Xbox One X

Value:   $1,000   (4 prizes)
Cost:   free
Ends  2018-12-31
Holidays

Win a $1,000 Flight Centre gift card

Value:   $1,000   (1 prize)
Cost:   free
Ends  2018-12-31
Holidays

Win a trip for 2 to Bangkok

Value:   $5,000   (1 prize)
Cost:   free
Ends  2018-12-31
Holidays

Win a $5,000 trip to Fiji

Value:   $5,000   (1 prize)
Cost:   free
Ends  2018-12-31
Holidays

Win a luxurious Hunter Valley escape for 4

Value:   $1,000   (1 prize)
Cost:   free
Ends  2018-12-31
Holidays

Win a trip to Bali

Value:   $5,000   (1 prize)
Cost:   free
Ends  2018-12-31
Activities

Win a trip to Margaret River and Dan Murphy's voucher

Value:   $1,000   (1 prize)
Cost:   free
Ends  2018-12-31
Vouchers & Gift Cards

Win a $500 Jetstar voucher

Value:   $1,000   (1 prize)
Cost:   free
Ends  2018-12-31

I did some statistics today on competitions and figured out that the most common contests are still tablet PCs and smart phone. I think that has been the case for two years now. Quite surprising I find. Do organizers not come up with better ideas? Or at least other ideas?
Now the other thing I checked was what our visitors to Aussie Contests actually interested in. Having loocked at what people click on until my eyes got tired I can fonfirm that indeed you are still very much interested in consumer electronics and most of all in these tables and smartphones! With most people having the gadget already why would you want a 2nd one? Well I guess you can always give one to your mum.

Having figured out that I wondered whether you guys are more into Apple or Samsung. With many of my friends actually trying out Samsung after being long time Apple addicts I was really curious. Again looking at our clicks I can conclude it is something Apple vs. Samsung 7:3!

Whatever your preference is I can recommend either of these two competitions to help you get a Christmas present for yourself:
win_Apple_iPad win_Samsung_Galaxy

Just to let you know both of these are sponsored competitions. The two contests are organized by Planet49 and Cohort, respectively. I have looked into what they do and can confirm that these are genuine contests where the prizes are given out.
If you are still not sure if you want to be an Apple or Samsung owner you can always join both and let your luck decide. Or browse other contests with electronic gadgets here:
more electronics gadgets for the undecided


I got some email saying that there was a weird ad on my page. That made me think and I paid more attention to what actually is appearing myself. Just to let you know how this works: The ads that are showing are not actually selected by me. I just signed up with some network and they show ads that are supposed to be of interest to the audience of my page. Now how that should work I do not know but I think most of the times the ads are ok. I saw one however which I thought was quite funny if not to say useless:
The ad has these "before and after" pictures showing in rotation:
Face Before Face After

I first thought it was about lifting but it actually was a photo studio offering an extensive photoshop job on the pictures they take of you. I would say if the results is like this one might as well just get a picture of somebody else who is prettier haha!

What makes more sense to me is cosmetics and you can find all current competitions to win cosmetics in this list: Win cosmetics.

My favourite one is this one:
win_Apple_iPad
The clou with this prize is the blue thingy. That is to make my nail polish harden faster or better if I get that right. I would buy it because I wonder whether that actually works but for free I really want it quite urgently!

P.S. On the topic of the ads - please let me know if you see something on my page that you find is not appropriate. I will try and get it removed! Thanks


Here is your chance to win one of my favorites. Melt-in-the-mouth chocolate combined with crunchy bits, yum. The limited-edition box looks stylish, I think. (What - you think this clashes with my last blog about being healthy?? Well, you must have something to indulge in after all the blended soup :)
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Bring a fresh wind to your bedroom! You can win one Gemini quilt-cover set with matching pillowcases, cushion covers, and sheets. It's easy to enter this competiton, just write why you would like to redecorate your bedroom and submit your details.
Here are some ideas on why you need to win this prize:
A. My old sheets always look so crumbly!
B. My old sheets have coffee/tea/wine/marmalade stains on them!
C. The washing machine mysteriously made holes in my old bed linen!
D. Maybe you can make a better suggestion that will really impress the judges of this competition....
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Good Luck!


Thanks to all who have send me your thoughts and wish list on the most popular prizes you would like to see in Australian competitions. One thing that surprised me was that to win an iPad (or iPad mini) came up on top! So many competitions are available to win Apple iPad so I guess they get that right!

Here is the hit list based on the replies I got
  1. an iPad
  2. grocery or supermarket vouchers
  3. holidays
On holidays there was obviously a lot of destinations but top on the list was Europe as well as resorts in Thailand and Bali and the like.
Here is a compilation of some of those popular prizes for you
  1. win an Apple iPad or iPad Mini
  2. win shopping vouchers
  3. win a holiday in Bali and other Asian destinations
Thanks for all who contributed and let me know if you are looking for other prizes yet. Will look for you wishlist!


I got a mail from a visitor of our page asking where the caption contests would be. Actually, that is a very good point indeed. I cannot recall a single caption contest that I put up in the last few months. Even when searching today I could only find one that was still active and a handful that expired recently. Also they seem to be set up more by individual rathan than any of the bigger organizers. That's a pity! I reckon more caption contests could get more people excited about joining just for the fun of participating.

Caption contests - we want more
While I am on the lookout for more picture caption contests I can recommend to check www.crn.com.au who seem to have a caption contest quite regularly.

Thanks to George who brought this up and to all organizers of competitions: please give us more caption contests!


I am so egg-cited...
Must confess that I have a soft spot for Creme Eggs so this competition is perfect for me. I remember eggs-actly when I first tasted one many years ago and I have been hooked ever since. Maybe I can pluck up the courage to finally confess my feelings in a love letter to Creme Egg - because that is what you have to do to enter this competition in order to win a hamper full of Cream Eggs!

I had a look at the entry form and it doesn't look too difficult, you egg-ctually only have to fill in a few blank spaces and your love letter will be generated, so you don't have to be particularly creative to take part. So, who, egg-cept me, wants to win this great prize? Just click on the Creme Egg below:

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It might be that you have to submit a photo you took, write a short story or answer some questions. Some competitions also would like you to describe why you should win this particular prize. This IS more work, yes, but many people are put off just because of this and here lies your chances. Again, less entries means greater chances for you and you can attract the judges’ attention with your photo/story/funny reply in order to be the number one winner! Sometimes, you need to buy a product/spend some money with a particular card/be a paying member in order to qualify to enter that particular competition. Such competitions often have less entries so it is worth considering if you want to use those increase chances and get that product. Maybe it is something you wanted anyway?!
You can find this type of competitions under these links:


Well it works for me! Browsing through competitions, signing up for stuff, hoping for a win and everynow winning something is really fun for me.

Today I found a competition which I find really fun to join. This contest to win a trip around the world for 6 (SIX!) months and all expenses paid (WOW!) is just dramatically tempting:
Ultimate Holiday Competition
You should check it out. Participation alone is quite exciting with creative elements, photos and a video to be submitted. Really quite demanding but also a fund project to do with family or friends!


If that does not work for you can always join the competition to win tickets to the Happiness and its Causes Conference in Melbourne:
Happiness and its Causes Conference in Melbourne


Recently, Jamie Oliver stuff comes up all over the place in competitions. Jamie Oiver frozen fish, Jamie Oliver pans, Jamie Oliver pots and Jamie Oliver cook books. The one thing missing is a competition for a date with him!

I have not found that yet but while we wait for that you can win Jamie Oliver stuff here.


Aligned with the launch of Iron Man 3 in Australian cinemas lots of Iron Man 3 competitions appear on the scene. You can win Iron Man 3 merchandise, movie tickets and video games. My favourite Iron Man 3 competition is this one to win a trip to Tokyo: Win a trip to Tokyo with Iron Man 3

Or see other
Iron Man 3 competitions here.

P.S. Watching the Iron Man 3 movie is not a condidition for most of these but I can tell you it is pretty cool as well.


Do you like Words-or-less competitions but have troubles finding them among the many competitons that are out there? In that case don't look further because we have them all summed up for you.

We have a dedicated page with just words-or-less contests for you. You can find all the latest Australian words-or-less competitions on this one page and it is updated all the time.

Alternatively you can also look for particular brands who always run words-or-less competitions. Here is a few of them:


Some cash competitions are words-or-less competitions and today I am really into reading Limericks for a laugh.

Just found this one which may give you some thoughts for your next motivational text for winning cash in a competition:

There was an old man from Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
His daughter, named Nan,
Ran off with a man,
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.

For more lodicrous Limericks check out this page thinks.com/words/less-ludicrous-limericks.htm (got this Limierick from that page as well).


Some tips on winning FB competitions that you may want to consider before you like and enter the next one on Facebook. Facebook competitions are often easy to enter but still you should be aware of a few things to increase your chance of winning on FB while avoiding some of the common pitfalls.

Know when to Like (and Unlike)

Many Facebook competitions require you to like the page as part of the entry or even before you can see the entry form. That is easy enough but you should also think through if an when you want to unlike it. Many compers just like the page to enter the draw and then unlike it as soon as they have entered - or so they think. If your plan is to only like the promoter's page for the sake of entering you should check the competition terms.
Some actually say that your entry only qualifies if you are still following that page at the point in time when they determine the winner. So if you unlike it prematurely you may have wasted your time as you would never actually have a chance to win.

Browse the terms and conditions

Reading those Ts&Cs is always boring but you may want to have a quick look at them just to make sure you understand what you need to do to win. Some brands do a good job show an excerpt of the most important things (how to enter, how to win, licence number if applicable) on the Facebook page so that you do not have to find it in all that legal text of the terms. One thing to note about the terms is whether they actually do exist. If there is no terms and conditions at all that is rather dubious and in violation of Australian law and Facebook rules. So I would recommend to stay away from anything that is lacking proper terms. Most likely you would waste your time as there is not actual prize to win.

Understand how to win

Apart from liking and maybe sharing with friends Facebook competitions are actually similar to other online competitions. The winner may be determined in a random draw, by jury decision on a 25 words or less contribution, some question and answer mechanism, a photo competition or a creative contest where the best entry wins. So in addition to liking the FB page you also need to perform the task, for example if it is a 25 words or less question to answer put some effort in and make sure you stick to the 25 words. Check also my tips on how to enter 25 words or less contests.

Avoid Facebook competitons that break FB rules

You may wonder why I bring this one up? In principle as a comper I agree that compliance with FB rules for competitions should not be my concern. However, it happens quite often that Facebook shuts down competitions or entire Facebook pages because they break the Facebook guidelines. When they do that you wasted your time with your competition entry as that competition is gone as well.
Brands should not do any of the following:
  • Run a competition directly on their Facebook wall (such as 'like this picture to win') but need to run it in a separate FB application
  • Request participants to ask friends to like the competition page as well.
  • Accept entries to a competiton just by a Like of a picture, posting or page.
  • Inform the winner on the Facebook wall. The rules say the winner needs to be contacted by mail or phone.
My advice would be to stay away from any competiton that violates those rules.

Careful with your data

If you are concerned about privacy you need to be extra careful with Facebook competitions. When the competition requires you to like the page your Facebook friends will be able to see that. If it is a creative or photo competition that you are entering it is likely that anybody on Facebook will see your picture, text or any other contribution that you made.
Some of the Facebook competition apps also request you to give permission to post onto your wall etc. If that is the case you may end up being drowned in postings by that brand. Not only may you not want to see that yourself but it may also be something that your FB friends find irritating.

Got into the mood for some FB comps? Then check out our listing of Australian Facebook competitions.

Lastly do remember:
Facebook is like a jail. you sit around,waste time, have a profile picture,write
on walls and get poked by guys you don’t really know. (quote from www.quotesable.com/facebook-jokes)


Are you also looking for the best Facebook competitions to join? I got a comment from one of our member regarding my last blog on Facebook competitions saying that is all fine but how to find all those Australian Facebook competitions. I guess she is not the only one so I put my reply here. If you just Google search Facebook competitions or Facebook contests you end up with a lot of stuff about Facebook regulations and quite long list of expired competitions. You can find stuff like that but it is quite tedious. You can also try the Facebook search function but that is really quite useless in my experience.

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What we do at AussieContests is that we follow all those Australian brands with good Facebook pages and constantly look out for their postings to spot the latest FB comp. Often we also get contacted directly by the brand when they are preparing to launch a new promotion to win something through Facebook. That's basically our daily Facebook work and all of that results in our listing. So if you check our directory of of Australian Facebook competitions you are pretty much set. We don't list everything out there, rather we focus on those FB promotions that are genuine and think our members would be interested in so it is a digest of the best win at Facebook stuff.


Today I have something exciting to share. A special guest feature by Jon McKnight, co-comper and author of A Prize to Die For. I hope you like this introduction to Jon's new book and will enjoy reading his novel as much. I certainly did and I think anybody slightly addicted to competitions must have read it!

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Imagine being a comper if websites like this didn't exist, Facebook hadn't been invented, and you couldn't Google the answer to anything.

Instead of entering comps by e-mail or text, you'd have to write everything out by hand and then entrust it to the postal service.

And rather than getting up-to-the-minute information about the latest comps from AussieContests, you'd have to rely on solutionist magazines that were printed and posted to you once a month and were usually out of date by the time they hit your doormat.

Well, that's how things were in the early Nineties – and author Jon McKnight, a comper in England, conjures up that far-off world in A Prize To Die For, a comic novel that lifts the lid on our obsession.

Here, in a special feature for AussieContests, he tells how he came up with the winning idea for a novel...
A Prize to die For

Tell people you’re a comper and there’s a good chance they’ll think of you as some sort of anorak – something akin to a train-spotter or a twitcher.
But tell them you’ve just won a car, and suddenly they’re all ears and envious looks. Such is the plight of compers. People are only too willing to portray us as losers (rather ironic, in the circumstances), but the moment we win something spectacular, they all want to know the secret of our success.
I discovered that for myself when, a couple of decades ago, I bagged an Audi worth almost a year’s salary with a slogan that beat 3,000 others in a national magazine competition. Suddenly, all the people who’d laughed at me for buying 99 tins of cat food despite not owning a cat were laughing on the other side of their faces. The National Lottery didn’t exist in the early Nineties, so anyone who won, say, £1,000 a month for life would have made front-page news.
It was while I was writing my 50th slogan for just such a competition (I won a runners-up prize of £100 a week for a week!) that the idea for my novel came to me. What if a struggling pet food company tried to publicise its way out of financial difficulties by offering a £1,000-a-month-for-life prize, but decided to fix the judging so that the oldest entrant won?
The firm would get tons of favourable publicity and sales would soar, and it wouldn’t cost the firm very much if the winner was a 95-year-old whose life expectancy would probably be shortened by the shock of the win.
But what if something went wrong and the prize was awarded, on merit, to a comper who was only 30? The Managing Director of the pet food firm would be incandescent with rage at the realisation that the young winner could cost him a fortune… if he lives! And so a plot was born...

The bent judge who would have fixed the result of the competition if he hadn’t been, er, tied up at the time, is pressed into service as an assassin and tries to ensure that the 30-year-old winner won’t be around to enjoy his win for very long. And that isn’t the only problem that the 30-year-old Tim Wembury has to contend with. He’s embarrassed himself severely to buy 36 condoms for a comp, only to find himself in the only city in Britain where the postmen are on strike, the postboxes are sealed, and he can't post his entries.

And he thinks he’s been clever by entering a comp on sexy Italian bikinis and only giving his initial on the entry form so the judges will assume he’s a woman… but he hasn’t read the rule about having to wear his purchase to the prize presentation. No matter how successful he is, Tim feels everything is meaningless unless he can win the one thing he wants most in the world: the heart of a woman. He can’t believe his luck when Dilly arrives on his doorstep to find out more about him for the pet food firm, and she appears to enjoy his company. But is she only being nice to him because it’s her job? And is she part of the plot to send him on a one-way trip to the next world? Well, you’ll have to read the novel to find out!


Suffice it to say that this is one of the very few novels ever to feature a comper as hero (I'm only aware of one other, which is no longer in print), and compers everywhere will recognise our unusual and fascinating world at every turn of the page. A Prize To Die For has been well received, so far, with a string of five-star reviews on Amazon. Reviewers have described it as "achingly funny", "a gem of a book" and "thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining". One comment, fortunately typical, was: "Not many books make me laugh out loud and hoot with delight, but this one did." It's jolly nice of them to say so, but what a shame they weren't sitting on the judging panels all those years ago!
Author Jon McKnight

That's one of the problems of being a novelist: every reader is chairman of his or her own judging panel. Will they think it's apt and original? Does it say what it needs to say in 72,000 words or fewer? And does it deserve to win space on their bookshelf? Another winner could, of course, be Plymouth, my home city in England. Not many novels have been set here, but A Prize To Die For uses real locations that people can explore as they retrace the characters' steps. It's a great city, and a perfect backdrop for a novel. Smeaton's Tower, the lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe, is the scene of an attempted murder, while the magnificent war memorial that dominates the skyline nearby has a secret chamber inside it that nobody notices even though countless people inspect the names on the plaques every year. But perhaps the biggest winners are compers themselves. Everyone who reads A Prize To Die For will finally understand how our world ticks, what drives us to often extraordinary lengths to enter and win competitions, and the rewards our passion brings. And now, the judging begins: will A Prize To Die For win a place on your own bookshelf?

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A Prize To Die For by Jon McKnight is published by Middle England Media and is available for Kindle, Kobo or iBooks. Details at www.aprizetodiefor.com and on the A Prize To Die For Facebook page.






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