Are you one of those people who never bothers to enter competitions because you never win anything? Me too. Here's a startling revelation, though – the more competitions you enter, the more chance you have of winning big.
Becoming a competition junkie is a fun and easy way to supplement your income. The prizes are often significant – holidays, groceries, appliances, even cash – while the entry process (which may involve completing a puzzle, answering a question or writing a short essay) can be enjoyable. Plus, there's the anticipation of waiting for the results.
Sherry Sjolander is an author and Competition Queen who claims to win $50 000 in prizes each year. Here are her tips for increasing your chances:
Join a comping club that lists all the competitions running Australia wide.
The easier a competition is to enter, the less chance you have of winning. Miss Sjolander recommends entering competitions in magazines that require you to fill out an entry form.