A guest on This Morning revealed today how she made £300,000 from entering competitions.
The professional ‘comper’ from Brighton said she has scooped luxury holidays, cars and even meet and greets with her favourite celebs.
This Morning spoke to a women from Brighton who has spent her life entering competitions – and winning
Show hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes were amazed by her skills
Di explained she enters up to 100 competitions a day and a minimum of 40 to make it worth her while, prompting Eamonn to ask: “Is this an addiction?”
Speaking from her home via a video link, Di replied: “I think it is an addiction. But I think it’s a good one to have because to be honest it’s a hobby that anyone can do, and most of the time it’s free.
“Getting the prizes is absolutely fantastic. It such a great experience to win anything even if it’s a small prize it adds a bit of excitement to your life.”
Di said choosing the lesser-entered competitions can up your odds of winning and to go for competitions that require you to do something, like answering a question.
Explaining her incredible prize haul, she said: “Back in the 90s I used to love going to music festivals but couldn’t afford the tickets, so I started entering competitions. They were in magazines back then and I used to send off postcard entries. I would add little pictures and drawings on them to make them stand out and I would always win.
“I won backstage passes to Reading and Glastonbury and it started from there. I won a guitar signed by Noel Gallagher, I won my first trip abroad to New York and Iceland. So I think that’s where the addiction started.
“The biggest prize I won was a three-week holiday to New Zealand with £1000 spending money. It was a massive adventure for me. It was just a dream come true.”
She added: “I very much believe in the law of attraction and I encourage anyone taking up comping to write a wish list. Don’t just go out there and think ‘right I’m going to enter every competition’. So my wish list this year I had things like football tickets, a barbecue, a paddleboard. I had all sorts on it.
“I did once win a car, it was back in 2002,that was my Beatle. It was the only car I ever wanted to own so that was a dream come true.”
Viewers were amazed by Di’s skills but some blasted her for hogging all of the competitions.
One said: “Di is so greedy she needs to give people a chance. No wander not many people win prizes she’s having them all”
Another wrote on Twitter: “Di is bragging now. Haha.. some of us can’t even get a call back for ‘spin to win’ 🤣🤣🤣”
And one more said: “I guarantee Di will magically win the #ThisMorning competition, totally by random chance”