Yes, the day arrives where once again the postman only brings bills and the delivery man drives straight past your house. This day turns into a week, then a month. Oh dear, it's a prize drought and it happens to us all. It can be tough, it can make you want to give up - but don't! Here's what I do when I think my luck has run out.......
Yes, even just a small one - like an hour, haha! If you are a little disheartened because it's been so long between wins, taking a few days off might be a good idea. I don't ever expect to win, however when you dedicate several hours a week to comping and all of a sudden the prizes stop arriving it can leave you wondering whether it's worth all the effort. So when I start thinking like this I usually step back, take a break and come back with a clean slate.
2. Closing Dates
When I haven't had a win for a while, I try to find comps to enter that might be closing soon. I know I'm not guaranteed a win, however I know that if my luck happens to change and I win a giveaway that is going to be drawn within the next few days - the drought could be broken sooner rather than later. In order to find the comps that are coming to an end, I visit www.win-free-stuff.com.au and click 'Closing Competitions' - middle column on the home page.
Are you signed up to any survey sites? When I'm in the midst of a prize drought and having a mini break from comping I usually head over to my Pure Profile or Nine Rewards accounts to make sure I've completed any surveys that may be waiting. If you qualify for a survey, payment is usually around $3 - $5 and once your account reaches a certain amount you can cash out or order gift cards or movie tickets - a great way to break the dry spell.
4. Chat with Friends
Catching up with comping friends is always fun. Hearing about their wins and being happy for them gives me positive energy and motivation whenever I feel like I'm down on my luck.
5. Do A Rain Dance - yep, if you do it right, you'll be showered in prizes, lol.
Hope it's not too long before your next prize arrives.