If you wouldn’t mind a new vehicle you should think of entering a few of the ‘win a car’ competitions. It can never hurt to try!
Someone has to win, and why couldn’t that someone be you?
Entering competitions like this usually takes up little time and you may be surprised one day at what you win.
Some people actually make a hobby (and almost a living) out of entering and winning different competitions.
The facts are, the more you enter, the greater your chances of winning. If you take a few moments out of every day to find competitions and enter them, you may get lucky one day!
How do ‘win a car’ competitions usually work?
Many companies run regular competitions with a range of different prizes. At your supermarket there is probably at least one competition being run right now.
Cars are a common prize in larger competitions or from more successful companies. It is well-known that a car as a prize will grab a lot more attention than almost any other prize and people will be far more likely to enter.
A recent ‘win a car’ competition was held by Cadbury’s Lunchbar chocolate.
It worked like this: customers would first have to buy a lunchbar and then once they have taken the wrapper off they would find a code on the inside of the paper. This code had to be SMS’d to a particular number and they would have entered themselves into the competition to win a car.
Pick n’ Pay has been known to hold ‘win a car’ competitions in store as well. The car would be parked inside the store and any shopper who spent more than a certain amount could write their name and contact details on their till slip and post it through the window.
A few months later, a staff member would draw a slip out of the vehicle and announce the winner.
There are a great many other types of ‘win a car’ competitions that work differently.
Where can you find competitions to win a car?
When you are driving around town or when you go to a shopping mall, keep your eyes open for ‘competition’ signs.
Television advertisements are also a good place to find competitions. Keep alert during commercial breaks and be sure to keep your cell phone or a pen and paper handy to write down the important information.
The radio is another good way to hear about ‘win a car’ competitions but be sure to listen carefully as you will not be able to write down any details while you are driving. Make sure you take note of the competitions in the magazines you read as well so that you don’t miss out on any opportunities to enter a ‘win a car’ competition.
What competitions to avoid
There are, unfortunately, a great number of scam competitions out there that you should avoid. The internet is one area that is simply overflowing with fraudulent competitions promising amazing winnings but usually delivering nothing.
Often, these competitions will ask you to play a game online and if you succeed, they will ask for your contact details. This is one way that spammers and advertisers can get hold of you and you will definitely want to avoid this!
Never enter a competition online that does not come from a trusted website or that is not being hosted by a specific, well-known company. If the competition requires you to SMS something to them (like the word ‘yes’), don’t do it!