Something For The Weekend - World Cup Fever 2014

Its 13th June 2014 and a strange illness has overcome my family – it involves the desire to wear England-themed clothing, sing patriotic songs, hang flags and drink the occasional beverage in the sunshine.  Yes, you guessed it - we all have WORLD CUP FEVER!  Has the fever spread to where you are too?  Love it or hate it, you really can’t escape the World Cup now!  At 23:00 on Saturday England will play Italy in their opening game of the tournament, and as a family we will be certainly be watching (well me and the hubby will, it’s a bit too late for the little ones, they may have to catch the highlights on Sunday!) 

In the world of comping the World Cup has a lot to offer.  Whether you are a football fan or not, there are plenty of prizes to be won, big and small!  Those of you who enjoy the text competitions are being well catered for at the moment.  Both Tesco and Asda are running large text to win, No Purchase Necessary promotions, where for a standard rate message you can win all manner of FIFA World cup items including cooler bags, Fuleco mascots, key rings and mini footballs – there are thousands on offer in total! 

The Tesco promotion runs until 30th June 2014 and to enter you need to text “GOAL” to 66644.  You will receive a message back informing you if you are a winner, and if you win you will need to send another standard rate text with your details.  The Asda promotion runs until 16th July and to enter this one you need to text “Football” to 66644.  Again, if you win you will need to send another standard rate message.  All prizes will be sent out within 28 days of the end of the promotions.  You can enter once per person per day so get texting!

There are LOADS of other good World Cup competitions around at the moment, some of which are too short entry to have made it into Compers News, so here is a round-up of some of the best ones to enter this weekend:

  • Coca Cola are giving away a FIFA World Cup party pack, including a Sony 42” TV, a Playstation 4, Coca Cola, glasses, plus much more!  To enter simply text “PARTY” to 78866 (Standard Rates apply), or enter your details online at  Entries to be made by midnight on Tuesday 1st July 2014
  • Mars have an on-pack promotion running until 23:59 on Thursday 31st July 2014.  Pick up a promotional Mars Bar and either text the unique code to 88802 (Standard rates apply), or enter online at to win a personalised England shirt.  There are 500,000 to be won, so good luck!
  • Would you like to get your hands on a FIFA World Cup hamper?  Of course you would!  Pop over to the Ardent Isys Facebook page and enter their competition.  Simply Like their page, share the competition post and comment whether you agree with goal-line technology being used in Brazil for the World Cup, or not.  Entries close at midnight on Sunday 15th June 2014.
  • How about a patriotic England themed kitchen gadget?  Maybe a Whirlpool Max Sport microwave with a removable St George Cross sticker?  Head over to the Price Tag UK Facebook page, like it and enter your details by midnight on Saturday 14th June 2014 to enter. 
  • River Island have a great prize for footie fans – 3 bundles of a full World Cup 2014 kit, plus the official Brazuca ball signed by England legend Michael Owen.  Simply answer the question on their website (Our advice – b) Brazuca) and enter your details by 16:00 on Monday 23rd June 2014.
  • have a great mix of goodies in their World Cup prize package!  You could be enjoying a BBQ with some Schwartz Brazilian Marinade mixes, eating some zesty Brazilian Chilli Pringles, passing the half time wait with an England sticker book plus other goodies!  Enter via the Rafflecopter form on their website by midnight on 15th June 2014 to scoop the lot.

So embrace the fever, cheer on England and get stuck into some fantastic comping opportunities – check out the Chatterbox forum and Compers News on Facebook and Twitter for lots more comping action!

Happy weekend comping everyone, and lots of Lucky Dust to you all!

Kirsty x