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Won anything?

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KatGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 25-Jul-16 13:55:24

We've always got something fabulous up for grabs here on Gransnet. If you've got any questions about a prize or would like to discuss what you've won with fellow gransnetters, feel free to post here.

Also - do check your emails around the closing date of the competition you've entered. If you've won, we would have emailed you the details. Don't forget to check your junk mail, as sometimes our mails slip through the net.

If you've got your posts in chronological order, click on 'Last' at the top of this thread to skip to the last page of this thread for the most recent winners. You can find past winners on our previous 'Won anything?' thread here.

Best of luck!


grandmaskype Tue 05-Feb-19 13:37:01

Thank you for my copy of Fiona Barton's book. Unfortunately I had to drive miles to the sorting office to pay £3 because there wasn't enough postage put on the package!
I thought a free book meant a FREE book.
I'm disappointed and rather annoyed.

NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 08-Feb-19 17:00:25

Hi grandmaskype,

We're really sorry to hear this. Please can you email us at [email protected] so we can look into this for you?

NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 08-Feb-19 17:04:13

Congratulations to JessK who has won a set of Tefal pans worth over £200 and a copy of BOSH! We hope you enjoy your prizes. grin

Also well done to our runners-up who will each receive a copy of BOSH!:

Orelse Fri 08-Feb-19 18:02:59

Why have there been no updates since August 16 th ?

JessK Fri 08-Feb-19 21:11:55

Wow thank you so much Gransnet. Such a lovely surprise to be the winner of this fabulous prize.

anitamp1 Fri 22-Feb-19 17:29:58

Better late than never. Only just discovered this part of your site. Thanks so much. The necklace is beautiful and the lady at Merci Maman who arranged the prize was lovely and had my chosen necklace sent out within a couple of days. A lovely Christmas surprise.

NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 26-Feb-19 10:36:54

Hi anitamp1 and JessK - that's great to hear and we hope you enjoy! grin

Orelse - please can you email us at [email protected] so we can look into this for you?

NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 26-Feb-19 10:49:34

Congratulations to Crazygran who has won a FitBit and a copy of Time is a Killer!

Also well done to our runners-up, who each win a copy of the book:

Please check your email for details. grin

Nanabanana1 Sat 02-Mar-19 07:34:16

Hi I was emailed that I had won The book for the March book club but so far it hasn’t arrived, wondered if you could help.

NotSpaghetti Wed 06-Mar-19 11:34:50

So nice to see some familiar names in the winners lists.
Congratulations everyone.

NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-19 11:40:59

Hi Nanabanana1, we've chased this up with the publisher for you so we'll hopefully have an update shortly. smile

NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-19 11:42:34

Congratulations to Bellroyd, who has won a Look Fabulous Forever Skincare System and a copy of Living the Life More Fabulous, together worth over £142!

Please check your email for details and we hope you enjoy your prize grin

NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-19 12:28:00

Well done to Valbeasixties! grin You've won a Dualit toaster and kettle set. Please check your email for details. brew

gustheguidedog Fri 08-Mar-19 11:07:26

Hello, I am blind and so, therefore, must use the computer with specialised audible software. I usually listen to GransNet whilst at our Blind Club which we like to call VIP Club - VIP = Visually Impaired People. I'd just like to say thank you on behalf of everyone here for creating a group about something close to our hearts (our Grandchildren

Oh if any of you have any VIP friends and want help / information then please just ask

shysal Sat 09-Mar-19 13:47:23

Hello and welcome 'gustheguidedog' smile. Isn't modern technology wonderful? I am so glad that you are able to access Gransnet.
I hope you don't mind, but I have asked HQ if they think they should move your post to a more often visited thread than 'won anything', possibly 'New to Gransnet'.
I would love to hear more about your life, grandchildren and guide dog. My late mother was blind in later life due to glaucoma, and also deaf since birth so life was not easy for her. I hadn't heard about VIP clubs they sound great!

Hazeld Thu 14-Mar-19 12:25:50

Well done both. Enjoy x

Hazeld Thu 14-Mar-19 12:27:42

Because they're all still mourning the loss of Elvis. sad

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 25-Mar-19 11:54:42

Congratulations to all the winners of our recent book giveaway. You've each won a copy of Somebody I Used to Know by Wendy Mitchell. 🎉🎉🎉


Don't forget to check your email for details!

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 27-Mar-19 12:47:08

Congratulations to mumofmadboys who has won a flower subscription worth over £100 and a copy of Listening to Animals flowers

Please check your email for details!

mumofmadboys Wed 27-Mar-19 20:24:14

Thank you very much. I rarely win anything. How exciting!!

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 05-Apr-19 16:57:48

Congratulations to Tidusmc who has won first prize in The Ghost Tree competition. You've won a joint National Trust membership and a copy of The Ghost Tree by Barbara Erskine. flowers

And very well done to our ten runners-up below who have each won a copy of the book. Don't forget to check your email for details.


SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 15-Apr-19 13:59:59

It's prize time again and huge congratulations to alicante who has won first prize in The Newcomer competition, winning a luxury hamper and a signed copy of Fern Britton's book.

Five runners-up have also won a copy of The Newcomer, congratulations to:


Not a bad start to the week! flowers grin

Don't forget to check your email for details!

Tidusmc Tue 16-Apr-19 23:26:47

Thank you Gransnet. I love the National Trust.

BradfordLass72 Wed 17-Apr-19 00:01:31

I can't enter any GN competitions because I'm not in the UK

callgirl1 Wed 17-Apr-19 17:50:20

I didn`t realise the competitions were limited to the UK?

Tidusmc Sat 20-Apr-19 11:17:35

Hi Gransnet, I won the National Trust competition on the 5th April. I replied with my address details on the 6th April as instructed and I have not yet received my prize. any updates please?

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 01-May-19 15:20:55

Congratulations to mmmm who has been drawn as the winner of our Tolkien competition!

You've won a hamper from Bettys worth £100 and tickets to see Tolkien at your local cinema. Don't forget to check your email for more details. flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 03-May-19 16:45:48

Congratulations to nualaroberts who has won first prize in our BISH BASH BOSH competition. You've won a Kenwood Multipro Food Processor worth over £100 along with a copy of the BISH BASH BOSH cookbook.

Our 5 runners-up have also won a copy of the book. Well done to:


Don't forget to check your email for details flowers

NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 07-May-19 15:20:53

Hi callgirl1,

Our competitions are only open to UK residents for shipping/delivery reasons. If you have any friends or relatives in the UK, we can deliver to their address for you.

NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 07-May-19 15:23:06

Hi Tidusmc,

We've just sent you an email about this. smile

NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 07-May-19 15:25:25

Congratulations to Purpledaffodil who has won a Joules picnic basket and a copy of Poppy and Sam! Please check your email for details. grin

NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 07-May-19 16:48:27

Also well done to gillybob - you've won a Hotel Chocolat hamper worth over £100 and a copy of The Strawberry Thief. We hope you enjoy (and we're not jealous at all wink).

Greenfinch Tue 07-May-19 17:21:00

Well done Purpledaffodil and gillybob.It is good to see regular GN contributors winning the prizes. I am sure you will have plenty of family members to help you out with yours gillybob.

Harris27 Tue 07-May-19 17:40:46

Congratulations gillybob well done!

Squiffy Tue 07-May-19 17:53:08

Great to see some ‘regulars’ winning some goodies! smile

Marydoll Tue 07-May-19 19:55:54

Gillybob, so glad to see you winning a prize. Enjoy!

Bathsheba Tue 07-May-19 20:38:42

Congratulations to Purpledaffodil and gillybob. So good to see some regular posters in the prize list! Enjoy your winnings smile

Purpledaffodil Wed 08-May-19 09:26:59

Thanks very much Greenfinch and Bathsheba. I was thrilled. The book will be put away for new DGD and I shall be planning posh picnics for the summer, if and when it comes😁

Mapleleaf Wed 08-May-19 17:18:45

Well done gillybob and Purpledaffodil. Enjoy your prizes.
It is good to see some regular posters in the prize list, I
agree, Bathsheba.

Purpledaffodil Sat 11-May-19 20:55:27

Hi GNHQ. I sent my address etc as required by your email. Then I had a reminder so I sent details again. I am getting a bit anxious as I've had no acknowledgement of details and your email said they were required by Monday. Such a lovely prize, I’d hate to miss out.

BradfordLass72 Sun 12-May-19 03:09:22

As Gransnet is clearly an International site, is the no way you can have prizes for us outside the UK?

Greenfinch Sun 12-May-19 08:12:19

Has there been a book give-away for May? I can't see a reference to it anywhere.

Maggiemaybe Mon 13-May-19 12:06:26

There was a draw as usual towards the end of April, Greenfinch, for How It Ends, by Saskia Sarginson. I was assuming I’d missed out again, but there doesn’t seem to be a thread about it. hmm

Greenfinch Mon 13-May-19 12:39:59

That's what I thought Maggiemaybe and I haven't seen anyone saying thank you for their copy. Also confused

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 17-May-19 16:13:41

Hi all, we posted about the May book club on another thread - there was a delay to the books being received but most people have them now.

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 17-May-19 16:18:12

Congratulations to the winners of our Temptation of Gracie giveaway! party

You've each won a copy of the book - check your email for details.


Happy Friday! smile

skb235 Sun 19-May-19 16:00:16

So excited to receive my copy of the book, I so rarely win anything - thankyou Gransnet

Purpledaffodil Fri 24-May-19 20:46:49

Thanks GN and Usborne for very pretty Joules picnic basket and excellent board book. It is perfect for lovely GD’s first book from her Nana and I look forward to some very classy picnics this summer too.😁

Elrel Tue 04-Jun-19 03:27:37

Many thanks for The Other Half of Augusta Hope!

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 05-Jun-19 15:38:32

🥁 DRUM ROLLLLL, please🥁

...and the winner of the Swan Retro Espresso Coffee Machine is NotSpaghetti

GNHQ are hugely jealous of this fab prize and duly await an invite to yours for a coffee morning.

Don't forget to check your email for details.

Congratulations and enjoy brew flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 13-Jun-19 10:16:36

Hi all, an update for winners of The Temptation of Gracie giveaway:

We've heard from the publisher that a supply issue at the warehouse has led to a delay in shipping. Your books should be with you by 21st June. We've emailed you all to let you know this too.

Apologies for the delay and thanks for your patience. flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 14-Jun-19 12:27:04

Congratulations to our winners of The Gift of Friends giveaway. You've each won a copy of the book.


Don't forget to check your emails flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 17-Jun-19 13:34:41

Congratulations to elizzie54 who has won first prize in our Dilly Court competition - a luxury Fortnum & Mason hamper worth £100 and a signed copy of Nettie's Secret.

Our five runners-up will also receive a copy of the book. Well done to


Don't forget to check your email for details flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 26-Jun-19 14:12:37

Congratulations to the winners of our Poppy's Recipe for Life giveaway. You've each won a copy of Heidi Swain's new book:


Don't forget to check your email for details and, of course, please remember to leave a review here once you've read the book. flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 01-Jul-19 14:51:10

Huge congrats to willow5 who is the winner of our fabulous Pro Cook competition.

You have won the ProCook Professional Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set, valued at £249!

Check your email for further details.

Very well done flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 04-Jul-19 12:11:09

Huge congrats to miriam who is the first-prize winner of our fantastic M.C. Beaton competition You've won afternoon tea with the author along with an overnight stay for two in Harrogate and tickets to the Harrogate Crime Festival.

And very well done to our ten runners-up who each receive a copy of Beaton's new Agatha Raisin novel:


Please check your email for details. flowers

Maggiemaybe Thu 04-Jul-19 12:22:42

Congratulations, miriam! I was lucky enough to win last year’s GN prize of afternoon tea with M.C. Beaton in Stirling, and I can tell you you’re going to have a great time. MCB is such an interesting person with lots of tales to tell. 😊

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 04-Jul-19 17:14:53

Congratulations to Cherrytree59 and lynmoo who have been chosen as the winners of our Puffin Books subscription box competition.

Please check your email for further details flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 08-Jul-19 11:55:46

That's it for another year. Our Big Summer Giveaway is over and the seven lucky gransnetters below will shortly be receiving their prizes:

Day 1 - £100 voucher to spend at Jewellery by Emma Roy has been won by Marmight

Day 2 - Spa experience for two at Ragdale Hall Spa has been won by Nannafoo

Day 3 - The Bettys hamper and tickets to Pavarotti has been won by Mo3733. Our runners-up are KatyK and puppytoe who will each receive a copy of the new Pavarotti album

Day 4 - The two White Hot hair care sets have been won by Crazygran

Day 5 - The board games bundle worth £100 has been won by Inthepink06

Day 6 - The fabulous Bombshell Grace dress has been won by marina38

Day 7 - And, finally, Carol2 has won the ride-on Hubert animal toy from Little Bird Told Me.

Congratulations to everyone and thank you for taking part. Don't forget to check your email for details flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 11-Jul-19 17:08:15

Congratulations to the winners of our Jane Corry book giveaway. You've each won a copy of Jane's new book, I Looked Away.



Crazygran Sat 13-Jul-19 10:29:19

So glad I enter your competitions,never won anything before but won the Fitbit comp and the White Hot.
Absolutely thrilled !
Thank you sooo much !

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 16-Jul-19 14:09:45

We have a winner for our best summer reads (we collated the various threads and picked one at random)

So congratulations to sophie56 - an email heading your way shortly.

There were some great nominations for best female character and we loved reading them all. More great book competitions coming soon...

annsixty Tue 16-Jul-19 14:35:50

How nice to see just a very small sprinkling of regulars winning prizes.
I am afraid sometimes I feel a little cross!!!

Greenfinch Tue 16-Jul-19 15:03:43

I totally agree annsixty.It is good to see regular contributors win something.

Mapleleaf Wed 17-Jul-19 11:31:46

Hi SarahGransnet.
Thank you for letting me know I have won a Jane Corry book.
Unfortunately you seem to be having trouble getting my address details, and sent me another email today asking for my address again by 9am tomorrow or the prize would go to someone else. I did reply to the first email straight away, but you don’t seem to have got it, so have tried again today in response to your latest email. I’m hoping this time it has reached you, but if not, could you contact me again and I’ll try to figure out what’s going wrong.
Many thanks.

Mapleleaf Wed 17-Jul-19 22:20:51

Thanks for letting me know you’ve got my address this time. 🙂

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 26-Jul-19 17:20:31

We're very pleased to tell you that cwasin has been drawn as the winner of the Micro Scooter competition.

We're assuming that you have a special little person in mind to receive this fab gift. Please remember to check your email for details.

Congratulations flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 26-Jul-19 17:24:47

Hi all,

The Train Man giveaway has also closed now and the following lucky winners will receive a copy of the book:


Don't forget to check your email for details and please do post a review of the book here once you've read the book.

Congratulations flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 01-Aug-19 16:07:54

Congratulations to the winner of our Holland America Line competition Harris27 who has won Elemis products to the value of £100.

Our runners-up happysouls and fialcross will also receive some Elemis goodies.

Very well done flowers

Harris27 Thu 01-Aug-19 18:56:24

Just read your email so happy! Been a long day at work what a lovely surprise! Thank you so much X

annsixty Thu 01-Aug-19 19:32:10

Well done, another regular winning again.
Enjoy your prize and stay beautiful.

Harris27 Thu 01-Aug-19 20:59:55

Thank you so much x

callgirl1 Fri 02-Aug-19 17:29:42

Many thanks for my copy of The Mother in Law which arrived this morning. Looking forward to reading it.

callgirl1 Sun 04-Aug-19 16:39:28

I`ve just finished reading The Mother-in-Law, and enjoyed it immensely. I`m not usually a fan of books where the story goes back and forth datewise, but in this case it worked. Thank you again for my prize.

Nannan2 Mon 05-Aug-19 11:50:04

I agree annsixty- but it should not be just" a small sprinkling of regulars" it should be distributed fairly across all who enter!especially seems unfair when one person wins TWO prizes! It seems like the person drawing them out cant be bothered to distribute fairly! Sorry to the winners its not your fault,so well done,it just seems unfair is all!

Maggiemaybe Wed 07-Aug-19 10:00:37

Random draws aren’t unfair. If someone wins more than once it’s just their good luck. What would be unfair (and illegal) is if GNHQ manipulated the results so this didn’t happen.

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 07-Aug-19 11:19:41

For most of our competitions (unless specified), our winners are drawn completely at random.

It's always worth bearing in mind that there are many thousands of gransnetters who use the site daily, enter competitions and engage on social media, yet choose not to post regularly on the forums. So, just because you don't recognise the username of a winner, it doesn't mean they are not a 'regular' or a long-time user.

We work hard to offer great competitions with prizes that users will like and we always enjoy announcing the winners here so congrats again everyone who has won something fabulous this year! flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 07-Aug-19 11:25:05

More winners to announce today and we are delighted to share that Liz46 has been drawn as the first prize winner of our Live a Little competition. You've won a Le Creuset casserole dish worth £225 and a signed copy of Howard Jacobson's new book. Many congratulations!

And our five runners-up who will also receive a signed copy of Live a Little, are:


Very well done! flowers

Liz46 Wed 07-Aug-19 14:46:09

Fantastic. Thank you so much. I don't think I had ever won anything until I joined Gransnet and since then I have had two or three books. Wonderful!

callgirl1 Wed 07-Aug-19 17:30:38

What I`m curious about (and I`m not grumbling, I`m appreciative) is that The Mother in Law is the August book prize, and still up for grabs, yet I won and received my copy of this book on August 2nd, so surprised that the competition is still running?

KatyK Thu 08-Aug-19 12:01:58

Hello HQ. I was lucky enough to be told on 8 July that I had won a Pavarotti CD. Should I have had this by now? Thanks.

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 08-Aug-19 14:49:28

Hi callgirl1

The Mother-in-Law is our pick for the August book club. The draw to win a copy closed quite a few weeks ago and no one has been able to enter since then. We leave the page live as it directs users and readers to the correct place to leave their questions for the author. There is no entry form on the page and no one can enter the giveaway. But there is a description of the book and a link to appropriate thread. We do this every month for all of our book clubs.

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 08-Aug-19 14:50:09

Hi KatyK

Please email [email protected] so we can look into this for you.

KatyK Thu 08-Aug-19 18:07:54

Ok thank you Sarah

callgirl1 Fri 09-Aug-19 23:29:06

Thanks for the explanation Sarah

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 12-Aug-19 17:35:39

Congratulations to the 10 winners of our Treacle Street giveaway. You've each won a copy of Kate Hindley's new book.



SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 16-Aug-19 12:43:01

Congratulations to DanniRae who has been drawn as the winner of our Swallowtail Summer competition, winning a Norfolk Indulgence Hamper from the Norfolk Deli, along with a copy of the book.

And our five runners-up will also receive a copy of the book. Well done to:



DanniRae Fri 16-Aug-19 13:10:28

Wow! Delighted to have won the Swallowtail Summer Competition.

Many Thanks Gransnet smile

Bathsheba Fri 16-Aug-19 15:31:05

Congratulations DanniRae! Nice to see a known member amongst all the unknown winners!

DanniRae Sat 17-Aug-19 08:09:31

Thanks Bathsheba - I am very pleased grin

Auntieflo Sat 17-Aug-19 08:15:40

Well done DanniRae. It's nice to see a familiar name for a prizewinner. Enjoy your hamper.

DanniRae Sun 18-Aug-19 18:27:34

Thanks Auntieflo for your kind post! grin

suziwoo69 Mon 19-Aug-19 16:02:56

The lovely books I won arrived today I cannot wait to read them. Thank you very much

Greenfinch Mon 19-Aug-19 17:01:32

I agree.It is good to see regular contributors winning the prizes.

Harris27 Tue 20-Aug-19 10:53:29

Still waiting for my Elemis prize. Diss appointed it hasn’t arrived as yet was hoping to take it on holiday this weekend.😏

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 22-Aug-19 11:57:08

Hi, Harris27, we've emailed you. smile

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 22-Aug-19 12:03:32

Congratulations to joannapiano who has been drawn as the winner of our Crazy Pets and Secrets Revealed competition. You've won a £100 M&S voucher and a copy of the book.

Our three runners-up will also receive a copy of the book. Well done to:


Please remember to check your email for details.

Congrats flowers

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 22-Aug-19 12:53:52

We had an incredible response to our Jet2holidays competition to win a 4* getaway to Tenerife, and we are delighted to share that chelseababy has been drawn as the winner! flowers

You've won a seven-night stay at the 4* Spring Arona Gran Hotel & Spa in Tenerife for two adults.

Huge congratulations on this fantastic prize and please check your email for further details.

Don't forget to send us a postcard! sunshine sunshine sunshine

chelseababy Thu 22-Aug-19 13:46:38

I am thrilled to receive this prize! Thanks so much - was lost for words when I hot the email. Many thanks gransnet!

joannapiano Thu 22-Aug-19 16:41:26

Thank you so much for the book and M&S voucher. We have had a difficult year and this has really cheered me up.