#pinforpoints Nectar competition
In March 2013 we asked “What would you do with a million Nectar points?” and asked you to create a Pinterest board with your Nectar points wish list. 50 lucky Pinners received 2000 Nectar points for their boards, and a grand prize of 60000 Nectar points was up for grabs for the best blog post that explained their choices.
The lucky winner of the grand prize was Angela Moore from Garden Tea Cakes and Me. Angela said,
“I am utterly delighted to have been selected as the big prize winner of your Nectar #pinforpoints competition and those 60,000 Nectar points really are going to make a difference. I'm going to add them to my existing balance, which is going to get me a much longed for Kenwood K and wait for it - a big chunk towards a brand new oven”.
Pancake Challenge competition
To celebrate Pancake Day, we challenged bloggers to come up with their healthiest and most creative pancakes. The winner, chosen by the Confused.com team, would win a Philips Airfryer.
The best pancake was awarded to Laura Agar Wilson from Keeping Healthy, Getting Stylish with her protein pancake combo. Laura said,
"I was over the moon to win the Pancake recipe challenge! I had never expected to win, so when I got the email I was chuffed to bits. I can't wait to start making healthier chips and other tasty treats in the Airfryer - my husband is going to be very happy!"
Scavenger Hunt competition
In October and November 2012 we hid clues around the Confused.com site and on its social networks to help you to find your friend Steve who disappeared after a wild night out in Paris. Whoever discovered the secret code found out what happened to Steve and were entered into the competition to win an iPad2 with accessories.
The lucky winner of the Scavenger Hunt competition was Wendy Tolhurst. Wendy told us:
"I was amazed to receive an email confirming I had won an iPad from the Confused.com Scavenger Hunt competition. Although I knew I had entered the competition, I never expected to win so had to send an email back asking for confirmation! The iPad and various accessories arrived in due course and has been an early Christmas present for me and my family - we have to arrange for the kids to have time limits so that everyone gets a turn.
It is great fun and, along with the iTunes voucher we received, provides a great deal of entertainment for everyone. We have downloaded a couple of films and numerous games, as well as a few apps. We made a four-hour journey the week before Christmas and took the iPad along for the ride - I have never known a journey pass so quickly and peacefully. Many thanks to Jamie and all at Confused.com for such a fantastic prize."
Travel blog competition - 'Favourite Winter getaway'
In Autumn 2012, we asked the travel blogging community for their tips on Winter breaks. The rules were simple, we wanted bloggers to submit a short post on "The best place for a winter break" (in the UK or abroad).
The prize on offer was a three night, five-star trip for two to Rome including a complimentary historical walking tour of Rome, all courtesy of our partner, Teletext holidays. As well as the trip, the winning post was included in a post on the Confused.com site and featured in one of our fortnightly email newsletters.
There could only be one winner and Hannah Oakes impressed us with her tale of a wintery trip to Windsor.
Hannah enjoyed her prize, travelling to Rome in February 2013: "Five years ago I threw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and sure enough I came back – thanks to the super guys at confused.com. I, we, have had a wonderful time. If you get the chance to go to Rome, do!” Hannah Oakes
Brand Takeover competition
The marketing team at Confused.com handed the reins over to the general public giving them the chance to win an iPad 2 by submitting a video, radio or print advertisement designed to promote our insurance services.
The lucky winners of our Brand Takeover competition were -
Best printed advert - Gilly Hanna
Best video advert - Roley Martin
Best radio advert - Dan Simpson
Fitness First competition
In September and October 2012, we ran a competition to win 12 months' gym membership and a set of personal training sessions. All the entrants had to do was get a quote for life insurance through Confused.com. And the lucky winner was Nick Aisthorpe from Grimsby. He was chuffed, and told us:
"I was so surprised when Confused.com contacted me to say I'd won a year's gym membership. And I'm pleased to say it's the kickstart that I needed to get back to fitness after a bit of a lay off. It was really great to win something that is actually really useful to me".
5 second challenge
In May 2012 Confused.com challenged the nation to show off what they could do in 5 seconds, for a chance to win £500. The most impressive videos were added to our 5 Second Challenge YouTube playlist and put to public vote via YouTube Slam.
Here's the winning entry.
Driving in Heels competition
In April 2012 Confused.com launched a competition promoting driving in to win one of 10 pairs of Butterfly Twists ballet pumps. All entrants had to do was 'pin' a picture of themselves wearing their most extravagant heels and then label it 'I want to win a pair of Butterfly Twists with Confused.com'.
Here are the winning entries.
Twitter retweet iPad 2 competition
In July 2011 Confused.com car insurance tweeted a competition to win the brand new iPad 2. All entrants had to do was retweet the special competition tweet and follow @Confused_com to be in with a chance of winning the great prize, and here's our winner proudly showing off her pride and joy...
"I love my iPad more than anything and it is something I use all the time. I generally use my iPad to update my blog and keep checking on the news whilst I'm traveling. I'm a university student that is currently studying journalism, so being able to write articles on the go is a great bonus."
Life insurance quote iPad 2 competition
All those customers who ran a life insurance quote between 16th and 31st of May 2011 were placed into a draw to win an iPad 2 and the lucky winner was Sue Brander...
"I took the iPad on holiday and it was great. The kids used it for internet to keep in touch with friends, we all used the games during the flight and played music whilst getting ready in the evening. The iPad is fantastic - I never thought I would use one but it has been invaluable. It's so much more versatile and quicker than a laptop. Thank you so much."
We ran a similar competition in February 2012 and this time gave 4 iPad2's away, the winners included Sarah Norman...
"Loving my new iPad!, the apps are brilliant, it's incredibly easy to use, and the whole family use it for surfing, listening to music, watching tv and films, playing games and talking with family overseas using the FaceTime feature. Its also fantastic at keeping my 3 year old daughter entertained in the car... or anywhere! Thanks Confused.com!"
Alex Cooke: 'It was a great surprise to be told that I had won an iPad, simply by asking for a quote on Confused.com. Thanks guys, I am slowly learning all the amazing things I can do with my iPad!'
Andi Churchill: 'I'm using my iPad2 to remotely control my lighting and sound desk at live shows. Might sound complicated but it saves about 30 minutes a show'
Jennie Craig: 'I love my iPad. It's great for the whole family and I can't believe how much I use it and how quick it is. I've never been into gadgets but I have played more games and downloaded so many apps since I have had it that I am definitely converted. Thanks so much confused.com!'
Twitter retweet £250 cash competition
At the end of July 2011 we also decided to give away £250 cash to anyone who retweeted our new competition tweet, we had two winners this time around, they said...
"I was absolutely delighted when I won and had to read it a few times to make sure I had read it properly before I sent it onto my husband. We are the parents of a little boy who turns two next month so the win will go towards buying him some presents (he currently thinks Chuggington is the best thing ever) and, my husband and I plan to treat ourselves to a very nice evening meal as we do not get many chances to go out in the evening these days."
"I really can’t believe I’ve won! I haven’t the foggiest what I’m going to spend it on – torn between paying off debts and buying a new smartphone!"
Cara's Nectar Fun Fair
For one week throughout April 2012 we launched Cara's Nectar Fun Fair to give entrants a chance to win 20,000 Nectar points each day. Entrants had to gain the top score in one of the Fun Fair games to win the 20,000 Nectar points.
The lucky recipients of 20,000 Nectar points included...
Duncan Campbell who had this to say: "I'm thrilled to win a phenomenal 20,000 Nectar points! I'm going to be doing some spring cleaning including some painting, so Nectar points will come in especially handy to buy some paint at Homebase so I can splash some new colours on the walls. I'll also be popping in to Sainsburys to treat the family to a load of delicious goodies so we can all share in my good fortune. The Nectar points are really going to come in handy, huge thanks to Confused.com for this wonderful prize!"
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