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Win A Smart TV + Free Netflix Subscription For A Year

Value:   $1,170   (1 prize)
Cost:   free
Ends  2020-12-31

Win a trip for 2 to Bangkok

Value:   $5,000   (1 prize)
Cost:   free
Ends  2020-12-31

Christmas is coming sooner than you think and lets face it, you don't wanna eat Christmas food on all the days (even if it IS nice) so why not try to cook something Asian? Or if you win this, there is even some easy-to-cook Yum Cha Packs included in the prize. I really like the look of the bowls with chopsticks too, try your luck here:


Do you have a dog? Here is a great contest with a fun prize that will make your dog more than happy with those fun toys and yummy treats. I just hope that for the sake of your ears there is not a squeeky toy enter the contest, click on the moose (or whatever it is)


You did get chocolate from your Valentine? Lucky you! If not, do not worry about and get it over it asap with these competitions ton win free chocolate.

The United Nations are organizing a poster contest for World Food Day. This is not our average competition on AussieContests but very much worth participating!

The contest is open to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 17, living in any country of the world. The winning poster will be announced on World Food Day (16 October 2013) and the winners will receive Certificates of Recognition, signed by a United Nations official. Enter the World Food Day Poster Contest

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Thanks to Danielle L. for sharing this with us.

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you'd have to rely on solutionist magazines that were printed and posted to you once a month and were usually out of date by the time they hit your doormat.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 and on the A Prize To Die For Facebook page.

Can you see yourself driving around town in a brand new Mazda 3 NEO hatchback or would a cool $20,000 make life just a little bit easier?

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance relies on the generosity of others and this is a way for them to give a little back to say thank you too. With every ticket purchased you are helping ensure people with cerebral palsy have access to high quality and innovative services and programs – so a big thank you to you for supporting their community.
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Purchase your tickets today to be in the draw to win one of these amazing prizes just in time for Christmas!
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I notice recently that there is more competitions giving out big car prizes which is pretty exciting.
My favourite ones are this Mini and Audi contests
win_a_mini_vinomofo           win_audi_a1_car

If you are not lucky enough for the big prize you can always go for the free petrol contests which you can find under the Car category as well.

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:
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

Isn't it annoying - you find an interesting competition and decide to take part in it, you click on it, only to find that it already expired? Grrrrr, makes me so mad!

We at AussieContests do try to keep all the competitions up-to-date but sometimes organizers suddenly change things without any information that they have closed down a competition before said expiry. There are even some competitions that do not state an expiry date at all. We then have to guess how long that particular competition could be on. This often result in the competition being listed for a shorter time than it is actually open for (not so ideal for the organizers and not for anybody who could be interested to take part either) but we really try to avoid that you as users click on a competition that is not there anymore. Like I said, that is SO annoying!alternative_text So to all organizers: please, please alway state when your competition ends and keep to it, and to all users: you are very welcome to inform us if you find some 'dead' competitions still hanging around. Together we can make this site better :)

The last year or so we have seen more and more variety in prizes to be won in competitions. I think it is great to have so much choice! Also it is much more fun to join 20 competitions for different stuff rather than always competiting for the same iPad (I still want that though!).

I wonder what you feel about this? Are you getting the prizes you deserve offered in Australian competitions? Or do you want to win something else? Send me your comments through the contact form. In a week or two I will publish the result of this mini-survey here.

When you enter many competitions, the amount of your incoming mail will increase. Organizers sending you newsletters, promotions and offers – and in between all of this maybe THE email you have been waiting for – you WON! You definitely don’t want to miss this so it is important to have a good overview and check your email regularly. You may want to set up a filter to search for typical words.

Competitions and my email
Alternatively you could open another email account to be used especially for competitions. It is nothing wrong with that, the organizers can still reach you with their offers. Although keep in mind that some promoters actually have fun and interesting newsletters and you do not want to miss out on any good offers!

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 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!

Most competitions you find online are actually genuine but there is some odd stuff that you better want to avoid. In Australia most states require a licence to conduct trade promotion lotteries. The rules are a bit confusting but as a guideline you can assume that any lucky draw open to all of Australia must have a licence issued by New South Wales. This NSW licence number should be listed in the terms and conditions! Other states also have licensing requirements but because of the size of NSW you can expect at least that.

This means reading the terms and conditions. This might seem boring but it is better to be safe than sorry. Check if entries can be submitted only once or multiple times. If multiple times, decide for yourself if you want to compete with others who might submit one, two, fifty, hundreds….times. Be careful when too many private details are requested of you. Does it make sense? Especially if your credit card no. is asked for. We do try to go through all the competitions we list to make sure they seem real and honest, but we cannot take any responsibility. In the end it is you who enter and give out your details so check, just to be on the safe side.

There is quite a lot of Facebook competitions around nowadays. Often they are very easy to enter with all being required of you is too like the page. Usually when that is the case the organizer wants to use this to increase is "fan base". I doubt whether that really works for them but whatever let's us get the freebie is kind of fine with us I guess.
One thing you should remember with those "Like and Win" competitions is that it is easy enough too enter of course but it also may end up with your Facebook wall being swamped by the organizers promotional messages broadcasted to all your friends. Also the easy entry may mean that lots and lots of people will join thereby reducing your chances to win dramatically.

Here you can find a compilation of Facebook Competitions

Competitions for children have become very popular recently so I have decided to set up a dedicated category just for stuff to win for kids. Here you can find toys, children activities or even family holidays with special stuff for kids. There is also children's books to be won as well as educational prizes. Major organizers like Kiwi Families are listed in this category.

Visit Competitions for kids and get freebies for your children.

Jack Daniel's promotion to win an 1930 truck seems to be a dramatically popular competition this month.

I am not quite sure why that is actually. Is it because people want to actually win this cool truck
or is it about the booze? If it is the latter I can recommend these competitions to win free drinks.

My guess is that people actually look for this particular competition because they read it on the bottle of Jack Daniel's they bought. If that is the case I would say well done Jack Danieln's because it really is getting a lot of clicks.

For those of you who are not after the free Jack Daniel's drink but the actual competition to win that truck here it is a again: join to win a Jack Daniel's 1930s truck

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:


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.

Hurry!!!!!! If you have not realized it yet Mother's Day is coming soon. If you do not want to stand their empty handed on mum's special day you better get your act together now.

To make your life easier (and cheaper) I have prepared a list of competitions where you can win the perfect gift for Mother's Day for free:
Mother's Day presents - win a gift for mum for free

There is all sorts of stuff like the ubiquitous KitchenAid Stand Mixer (you can never go wrong with such a massive kitchen gift), some beauty stuff and lots and lots of vouchers.
Join Mother's Day competitions and do not worry about what to give mum! And no need to tell HER ...