The adventures of a Toronto contester. One win at a time.
Tips & Tricks
Who are the media hosts, vendors or other sponsors of the event you are looking to attend? This is a great way to find out about prospective contests as they usually have free ticket giveaways through their social media channels.
What is the hashtag of the event on Twitter? Search this, followed by the words “win” or “contest”, and you could find some hidden gems!
Always read the rules and regulations. I didn’t need to be a mother to win a VIP Mother’s Day Experience at the Toronto Zoo. Additionally, make sure you know exactly what your prize is in order to fully optimize your contest winning experience!
Certain contests require codes or UPC’s for entry. These can be easily found online through contest forums. Red Flag Deals is a good resource!
Be willing to “like” anything on Facebook. Yes, even that cat food or toilet bowl cleaner. If concerned about privacy, many contesters set up a separate Facebook account.
Contests are a fantastic networking opportunity! Whether it’s Toronto glitterati, fashion bloggers or the DJ your friend has her eyes on…
Make a list of times that all of your local radio stations are having giveaways. Redial. Redial. Redial.
As long as you have a true story, enter ANYTHING! Even negative experiences can be turned into contest wins!
Don’t forget the swag! At notable events, many companies offer freebies & coupons.
Use special occasions throughout the year as an opportunity to win exciting contests and create memorable experiences!
Finally, encourage others to enter contests. If they win, they might take you!