It's grey and cold out there. We're feeling skint from all the extra Christmas costs, overwhelmed and exhausted. And oh my goodness, we need a holiday. So instead of just reminiscing about holidays past, let's all try and win ourselves one to look forward to in 2018!
Yesterday I decided to enter a competition to win a holiday, because you never know...
And then I thought, what if I took a couple of minutes to enter a different competition every day - who knows, maybe we'd get lucky
Even better, I could tell all those other exhausted cash-poor time-poor mothers out there about these competitions too - and between us, one of us might just win a magical much-needed break.
So here's the plan... I've decided to try and find a competition to enter a day, and I'll share the links with you here and on Facebook...
Wishing us all the very best of holiday luck!
1. FAMILY CARIBBEAN RESORT HOLIDAY: The first competition I found to enter yesterday was this one held by A Modern Mother to win a family holiday at an Elite Island Resort in the Caribbean... sounds good to me! You need to be able to send a tweet or make a pinterest board, and the deadline is 17 December, so not long to go now... Have a go! All the info is here.
2. CORSICAN VILLA HOLIDAY: Today, I'm entering this one from Conde Naste Traveller to win a £5000 villa holiday in Corsica... The deadline is 31 December. You just need to answer a question to identify a stunning destination, and my top tip is to use some of the key words of their clue to do a quick google search - you'll come up with the answer quickly! You can enter here.
3. BALI ESCAPE FOR ONE: RIght here's a different one - for someone who really needs some quiet time on your own...! And the deadline is soon, so act fast: 15 December! You could win a nine-day tour of Bali for one person with Intrepid Travel and Escapism Magazine... Enter here.
4. FLORIDA FAMILY HOLIDAY: How about winning yourself a family holiday in Florida thanks to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Virgin Holidays... Enter over here. The deadline is 22 December for this one!
5. SOLO PORTUGUESE PAINTING HOLIDAY: In case you missed the Bali deadline, here's another one for some lone me-time: fancy winning a Portuguese painting holiday for one - an amazing art experience in the sunny Algarve? I do! Enter here. The deadline is 2 January 2018.
8. NEW ZEALAND CRUISE: Here's a holiday competition suitable for a sophisticated chilled out Sunday full of classical music (ever had one of those with kids...??) You could win a New Zealand cruise worth £10,000, with an overnight stay in Sydney and £1,000 on-board spend. with Classic FM. Join in over here, and the deadline is 23 December, so don't delay!
9. FAMILY BREAK IN MARBELLA: Win a 5 night break to Marbella with the Daily Star and Teletext Holidays. Enter here. The deadline for this one is 29 December!
10. ALPINE MINDFULNESS RETREAT: I don't really know what Luxury Mindfulness Retreat In The Alps means, but it apparently includes massage, vegan food, hiking, and a hot tub, so I'm in... and it's worth more than £1000...! Enter here, and the deadline is 29 December.
11. NEW YORK TRIP: Win a trip to New York with The Greatest Showman and Magic Radio (not *actually * sure exactly what you win here, as it doesn’t say much more than that and I can’t find the Terms and Conditions, but I entered it anyway…!) The deadline is 31 December.
12. LONDON ART WEEKEND: How about winning a luxury art weekend in London for two with a trip to the National Gallery, plus a stay at a top London hotel with Artists and Illustrators Magazine? Enter over here: the deadline is 29 December 2017.
13. OMAN RESORT HOLIDAY. Soul and Spirit Magazine are offering a luxurious five nght stay In Oman at The Salalah Rotana Resort worth £2,500, if you fancy a bit of that...! The deadline is 29 December 2017 and you can enter here.
14. GOURMET WEEKEND IN DEVON. You could win a weekend for two at Lympstone Manor in Devon, including an eight course dinner at its Michelin-starred restaurant. Yum. Enter here. The deadline is 31 December.
15. DISNEYLAND PARIS FOR FOUR: This one's with Argos. Like to win a Holiday for up to 4 to Disney Land Paris to live the Star Wars™ saga in all its intergalactic wonder from January to March 2018? Enter this way. The entry deadline is 31 December 2017.
16. FAIRYTALE FAMILY BREAK: Try to win yourself a fairytale family break for 4 to Holland’s Efteling Theme Parkwith What’s On TV Magazine. Enter over here, the deadline is 31 December 2017.
17. GAME OF THRONES NORTHERN IRELAND BREAK: Win a trip to Northern Ireland for two, including a Game of Thrones tour with New! Magazine. Enter here. The deadline for this one is 6 January 2018 I think.
18: EUROPEAN SELF CATERING FAMILY HOLIDAY: Win a holiday for 4 with Novasol (a self catering property in either Croatia, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Cyprus, Norway, Spain or Denmark apparently…) with Magic Radio. Enter fast over here as the deadline is 31 December
19: CORNISH CARAVAN HOLIDAY. Win a week in a caravan in St Ives Bay Holiday Park. Enter here. The deadline is 31 December.
20. LAKE DISTRICT FAMILY BREAK: Win a four night family holiday in the Lake District (and lots of Weird Fish Clothing) from Weird Fish. You can enter over here and the deadline is 14th January 2018.
21. THAILAND MINDFUL HOLIDAY: This one's a mindful holiday for two to Thailand worth £500 with Soul & Spirit magazine. If you like the sound of that, enter here. The deadline is 26 January 2018.
Wishing you all the luck and hoping that lots of us win ourselves some lovely holidays very soon!
22. AUSTRALIAN GOURMET ESCAPE: Win you and one other lucky person a luxury holiday with a culinary twist in Western Australia with Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2018. The deadline is 31 January 2018. Enter over here.
23. SEATTLE TRIP FOR TWO: Here's the last of the holiday competitions I've found for you - it's another couple trip, and this time it's a six-night trip to Seattle and the San Juan Islands! Enter over here. The deadline is 11 February 2018.
Our amazing community of mamas have found some more!! So let's carry on adding holiday competitions as they come...
25. EPIC VIETNAM TRIP FOR TWO: An all inclusive 16 day trip to explore the magic of Vietnam. The deadline is 28 February. You can enter here.
26. TENERIFE £2000 FLIGHT AND HOLIDAY VOUCHER: You could get yourself a family holiday, a luxury holiday or an active holiday on the beautiful island of Tenerife... what do you fancy? The deadline is 5pm on 26 January. Enter here.
27. GREECE FOODIE TRIP: A 3 day trip for two foodies to visit olive groves in Greece. Yum. Enter here. I think the deadline is 31 January.
28. MYSTERY AIR TRIP FOR 2 WITH AIR FRANCE: THis is a fun one, it only runs until 31 January, but you get to do a little quiz (I love quizzes), and then get assigned a random destination: I got Guadaloupe, my husband got Cayenne, and the kids got Los Angeles (sadly they can't enter!). Enter over here.