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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2013/14 U.K. student competitions with money up for grabs

Numerous cash prize competitions are available for U.K. students in 2014
Compete for cash prizes in student contests

By Laura Beecroft

Do you enter the lottery week in week out to no avail? Does the guy from the corner shop know which scratch card you’ll choose before you get to the till? Are you lured into the bookies on your walk home from university each day?

If your answer is yes to one or more of these questions then it’s time to re-evaluate your finances! It’s more than likely you’re spending more than you’ll win in a desperate attempt to boost your student loan. Why not try your hand at these free-to-enter competitions with cash prizes instead? You have to be in it to win it!

£1000 cash prize


All you need to do is enter your details to be in with a chance of pocketing £1000 in cash! Sounds like a no-brainer to me.

Register to win £15000 cash


Imagine how many pairs of socks you could buy with £15000. You could cancel your student loan never mind extend it! It takes 2 minutes to register your details. Fingers crossed.

Poppy lottery


The British Legion charity lottery costs £1 to play and you could win up to £2000 every Friday. Not only is this a hefty prize but the cost to play goes to a great cause as well. Two birds, one stone comes to mind.

Short story competition


If you fancy yourself as the next J.K. Rowling then why not practice your prose with a short story competition. The winner as chosen by a bestselling author receives £100 and gets their work published online.

ASDA prize draw


Enter this competition from ASDA to win £500 worth of vouchers to fill up your fridge or wardrobe. All you need to do is enter your details to be in with a chance, easy.

This Morning competition


Put those ‘early’ mornings spent watching daytime TV to good use by entering the plethora of competitions they host. The questions are usually straightforward and the prizes are very generous. A holiday, a car and cash sum anyone? This Morning tends to offer the best prizes and you can enter for free online so no need to go over on your contract! 

David Salisbury Design a Conservatory Contest


Design and architecture students should use their expertise to design an inspiring conservatory. Winners will be chosen by an award winning architect and may even get the chance to see their conservatory come to life! Plus there’s the £1000 prize. And an iPad. And an interview published on the company’s website. What are you waiting for?

Win ASOS vouchers


ASOS are offering the chance to win up to £500 to spend on their website. That’s a lot of new shoes. There isn’t even a question to answer.

Photos win prizes


Nowadays every man and their dog owns a smart phone with a decent camera. And most are partial to taking photos every opportunity they get, whether it’s of their Nandos platter or another selfie. If streets are more your thing than selfies then this could be the competition for you. Simply upload your street picture, get your friends to log on and like the photo and you could win a cash prize! It’s free to enter so worth a shot (get it?)  

Have you had any success with online competitions? Comment your winners’ stories below to inspire our entries!

Best of luck! Let us know how you do.


About the author: Laura Beecroft is an English student and avid bargain hunter. When she’s not finding discount codes online, she’s entering competitions in hope of a big win.

Image license: Albertogp, CC BY 2.0