I have made a hobby and help buy the extras my family can’t afford by doing online surveys and entering competitions. Here are my tips for those who might like to do the same thing:

1. Join a forum – there is heaps of comping forums out there (Just google) and join up. Members post links of competitions they find and sometimes answers too. It saves you most of the leg work for finding comps.

2. Keep entering – the more you enter the more likely you are to win

3. Get social networking – Looking for comping groups on facebook and join and add people who are also interested in comping. It is an easy way to share comps and help each other out.

4. Join every survey site – the more sites you enter and surveys you do the more you will earn

5. Remember it all adds up! – every little prize adds up and although you might not win everything you want or win “big” prizes, if you keep a tally of what you win you will soon see the value of the prizes that add up.

Good luck.

Posted anonymously, 31st July 2014

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  • Thanks for all your tips and wishing you good luck in the future!


  • Just be careful adding some sights they just lead you to others and very few actual competitions.


  • What a great idea! You do, however, need to feel so careful of the scams! There are so many ppl out there only too happy to rip you off. Otherwise, good luck!


  • nice and exellent to read the story


  • great story to read


  • it a a great and exellent story


  • I do this and in the last 6 mnths I have probably won about $3k worth of prizes, I am naughty and sweepstakes comps I enter for hubby as well, this last Christmas we won 2 Christmas hampers, one was worth $500 including some vouchers, I still have turkey rolls to cook, Christmas puddings to use, lollies , nuts and all the treats, we even one a special liquor package and we are non drinkers, great presents, lots of toys that I have been giving away to the relatives and I have even one several vouchers for online shopping with woollies, I save these and when they have really good specials and free delivery I get them delivered, my husband thinks I am crazy but I actually have an illness that limits my mobility and this is my therapy and he get excited now whenever a courier turns up which most weeks is several times. he even has got a lovely new watch we would not have been able to afford. if you have the time it certainly is worth it,


  • Also; remember to have fun!


  • Thanks for sharing your tips with Moms and Congrats on your wins.


  • I am totally with you on these tips. I do a lot of it all as well and really enjoy it.


  • some good ideas thanks


  • Are there any survey sites that give a better return than others? I’ve considered doing surveys too but I’ve always assumed that the reward vs effort wouldn’t pay off.

    • I am with about 10 different survey sites and am kept busy with many invitations every day so I just pick and choose which pay the most for my time. I have found that Valued Opinions and My View are probably the best paying ones and you receive your reward very quickly compared to others. Enjoy!


  • i do this to FB has a competion and samples group and everyone posts the comps or surveys they find its great, iv won a lot from doing this my kids get so excited when mail comes, love to know what i get next…. and this is the only reason why i have fb!!!


  • This is a great idea I’d love to do it I never win much but an it seems like so much work


  • Thanks for the different sites that a few have mentioned, I love receiving a surprise in the mail!


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