My new found love for competitions started as an experiment to find out whether spending the time entering competitions could ever be worthwhile.

Spoiler: It totally is!

I went on learning everything there is to know about competitions including the different entry methods, terms and conditions and types of competitions that you're most likely to win.

As a result, I won more than £11,000 worth of prizes in one year. This included a family vacation to Orlando, Florida, a new TV, a designer watch, nights away, meals, honestly, the list goes on…

The majority of these items we'd have never been able to afford or certainly not spent our money on otherwise, so it made for wonderful treats and memories for us as a couple while also allowing us to give back to our family and friends when we couldn't quite afford it.