Think no-one ever wins holiday competitions? Think again
If you follow our emails and social media posts you're probably aware that Travelscoop are usually running a travel competition of some description.
This week the team are working in Paris, and we drew the lucky winner of our Eurostar Paris competition yesterday outside the Eiffel Tower. You can check out the video here.
Our previous competitions have included a Barcelona Norwegian Air one, and one to Amsterdam on Eurostar. All of the videos of me picking the winners can be viewed on our website.
But there's more...
Aside from our own competitions, you may have also seen that we have a 'Travel Competitions' section on our website. This is a round-up of some of the UK's best free-to-enter, authentic travel competitions that are currently being offered by a variety of companies and websites. Currently, these include things as diverse as safaris in South Africa and Zimbabwe, Bali/SE Asia and Caribbean cruises, a couple of Disneyland Paris competitions, holidays to the Maldives, Argentina, India, New York, and Venice, an 11-day tour of the Canadian Rockies...and even a chance to win your very own beach bar for your garden!
And don't forget our Facebook group!
Many of our website competitions come from the huge array of brilliant travel competitions that are posted by the group members in our Travel Competitions UK Facebook group. Generally at least 10 new competitions a day get posted there. These prizes range from long exotic holidays in far-flung places, to city breaks and UK hotel stays, and sometimes travel-related goodies.
People really do win!
I'm sure that many of you will be a little cynical at first. I certainly was; until I started seeing the winners and reading the winning posts in our Facebook group, I questioned whether anybody actually won the vast majority of travel comps, even in spite of our own one being genuine. I also thought that maybe many were just a marketing ploy and my inbox would be filled up with emails I didn't necessarily want. Yes, this can happen to an extent, but you can definitely control it in various ways. And I'm now much more inclined to believe 'you have to be in it to win it'.
And there have already been loads of competition winners through our Facebook group. Even as I sit typing this, one of our group members has updated the group with photos of her winning trip to Marwell Zoo. She won family tickets and an overnight stay, with dinner and breakfast.
Other recent group wins have included:
- An all-expenses paid trip to Bilbao, with Florence + The Machine tickets.
- A week's Lanzarote holiday for 4 with James Villa Holidays.
- A trip to Budapest.
- 2 tickets to Amsterdam with KLM.
- 12 group members won runners-up prizes of 4 tickets each in a Ministry of Sound competition.
One group member has also recently won a fabulous 9-night national parks trip to Utah for two people, with return flights from London to Las Vegas, car rental, accommodation in seven different places, and a National Park Pass. Incredible. I'm more than a little envious!
Group member discussions have shown just how many people have won travel competitions over the course of time. Many would suggest it's a "numbers game": you have to enter loads and eventually one will succeed. But there have been people who've only entered one or two and still been lucky.
Although I haven't yet been lucky enough to win one myself, it's reading the posts of those who have that inspire me. Every time I enter a competition there's a half-daydream and a feeling of 'what if?'
Click here to join our Facebook 'Travel Competitions UK' group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/travelcompetitions/
Similar blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
11th February 2021 by StuartHints and tips for entering holiday competitions
During the loooong and often bleak lockdown days, travel and holiday competitions have become a precious bit of escapism for many people looking forward to a future when it's safe to venture out again. They give travel lovers the chance to see and dream about different destinations - and offer that little bit of hope that you might just win a free holiday. And it can get addictive!At Travelscoop we collate and feature all the best travel comps that we find online and feature them on our...
9th January 2021 by JohnLove travel and holiday competitions? Join our Travel Competitions Facebook Group!
The Travelscoop mission is very clear: travel more, spend less. To that end, travel competitions are well and truly within our remit. We love them - I think Stuart must enter 10 per day, easily.We curate the best travel and holiday competitions on our website. But there are lots more - far too many for us to cover individually. The solution is our travel competitions Facebook Group - full intrepid competition hunters, ready to share their finds. As a valued Travelscooper, you are officially...
28th February 2022 by JohnTerms & Conditions Of Use
16th December 2021 by StuartRecent winners update
We get to hear about lots of winners through our Travel Competitions UK Facebook group and we thought it might be inspiring to include occasional updates about recent successes and people enjoying their prizes. We can't give too many details for privacy reasons, but you'll see posts and more details for all the following wins and prizes in the group itself.We'd really love to hear from you if you win anything from entering one of the competitions we've featured on our website and in our Sunday...
20th December 2019 by PaulAnnouncing the winner of our No Man's Fort competition
Our competition to win a night's stay in the Lighthouse room on No Man's Fort closed on the 17th December. As always, a huge thank you to everyone who entered! We've collated all of the valid entries and can now reveal that the lucky winner is... Kay Norrington!We had a slight complication with this draw. Towards the final days of the competition, No Man's Fort closed to new bookings. Solent Forts sister hotel Spitbank Fort is continuing to operate as usual, but No Man's Fort is closed for...
11th February 2020 by PaulAnnouncing the winner of our Champneys spa break competition
On Tuesday 11th February we drew the winner of our recent £500 Champneys spa break competition. From the thousands of valid entries received, twenty were chosen at random and placed in a "hat" (actually a Cabeau travel pillow bag). Watch the video of Stuart drawing the winner in the Facebook video above. A big congratulations to Emma Crisp from all here at Travelscoop- have an amazing time! We'll be launching a new competition shortly, so make sure you follow us on Facebook at...
23rd September 2020 by StuartAnnouncing the winner of our Shangri-La London competition
On Sunday 19th April we drew the winner of our recent Shangri-La London competition. From the thousands of valid entries received, twenty were chosen at random and placed in a "hat" (our trusty Cabeau travel pillow bag). Watch the video of Stuart drawing the winner in the Facebook video above. Due to the current coronavirus situation, we were a little delayed in picking the winner, so thank you for bearing with us. A big congratulations to Lynda Wilde! Fingers crossed that Lynda will be able...
24th September 2020 by EmmaAnnouncing the winner of our Eurostar holiday competition
On Thursday 24rd September we drew the winner of our summer Eurostar holiday competition. From the thousands of valid entries received, twenty were chosen at random and placed in a "hat" (our trusty Cabeau travel pillow bag). Watch the video of Stuart drawing the winner in the Facebook video above.A big congratulations to Sophie-Mai Wilde! Her prize is valid for 12 months, so I'm sure she'll make good use of it once the current travel restrictions are lifted. And thank you to all who entered;...