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Subject Topic: Advent calender
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05/12/2022 at 6:15pm
 Location: London
 Outfit: Lunar Cosmos 524
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I'm not usually blessed with winning very much in competitions, but your tales of winning brought back memories of buying raffle tickets and hoping NOT to win so as not to draw attention to our 'illegal' presence.

Back in my yoof, we got wind of a Glaxo social club 'do' going on, now this was in the days of pubs shutting at 10.30pm, and this 'do' went on until midnight, AND likely had Women of a more desirable type than usual pub! So, 4 or 5 lads all piled along and tried blagging our way in, after initial refusal they looked us up and down a second time, decided we weren't drunk, were smartly dressed, perfectly polite (got to be polite when blagging! ), and on condition of buying a shed load of raffle tickets, we could go in.

Result, were in! All going well until the raffle was drawn, now we may have been cheeky chaps but were not inclined to take the total wee-wee by claiming raffle prizes, so we ignored the draw and carried on drinking subsidised booze and looking for likely ladies.

Multiple appeals for the holders of numerous tickets to claim their prizes went unheeded, then the 'busy body' woman who sold us the tickets spotted us and 'insisted' we check our tickets as she was 'sure' winners were from the books she'd sold ours from. We waffled and made excuses of not knowing where they were etc. but this bloody woman was not the sort to be defied, so she badgered until we produced said tickets, and of course they'd won all the best prizes that were as yet unclaimed! Talk about hole in the ground swallow us up, beam us up Scotty, or can I please drop dead NOW! - this blasted woman had announced to all that we had the winning tickets, we then had the walk of shame across the empty dance floor to claim our prizes under the ill disguised glare of highly disgruntled Glaxo employees all mumbling (loudest mumble I've ever heard!!!) "who the f*** are this lot?". We may have been brazen in many ways, but that was plain embarrassing. All we wanted was a late drink and to chat up some girls in a discrete and subtle fashion, but Miss Busy Body had thwarted that plan, we were now floodlit 'villains' in the eyes of probably 200 Glaxo staff!

Think we took our prizes and beat a hasty retreat before the trouble started, didn't get much of a late drink, certainly didn't get to pull any girls, but I suppose we did have several bottles of whiskey etc. to compensate. ..... but of course Glaxo social club was off limits for the foreseeable future!


via mobile 07/12/2022 at 6:25pm
 Location: Nottinghamshire
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I won a tent last year, I was, and still am, delighted. My daughter has had most use out of it, with lots of sleepovers in the garden with her friends. From the moment I received the email telling me I was a winner, my advent prize has been a joyful experience.


via mobile 08/12/2022 at 8:25am
 Location: Thetford Norfolk
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I won a kitchen tent from ol-pro about a year ago in one of the competitions but not yet won anything on the Advent calender. I have taken part every year since its been running so always live in hope!

Good luck everyone!

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08/12/2022 at 9:50am
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at a works xmas do i won on a "take your pick" type competition..... my prize was a red 3 piece underwear set on a manequin!! bra,ninnies and stocking supports ..... not quite my style [including the colour] even the wife was not over impressed!! i had to take this home ..on the mini bus and then walk with it through the village for a while till getting home!!!! till this day i have no idea where the manequin went ... as for this site's comp' no winner ever!!

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via mobile 08/12/2022 at 11:56am
 Location: Thetford Norfolk
 Outfit: VW Transporter T4
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Quote: Originally posted by lissabuff on 08/12/2022
at a works xmas do i won on a "take your pick" type competition..... my prize was a red 3 piece underwear set on a manequin!! bra,ninnies and stocking supports ..... not quite my style [including the colour] even the wife was not over impressed!! i had to take this home ..on the mini bus and then walk with it through the village for a while till getting home!!!! till this day i have no idea where the manequin went ... as for this site's comp' no winner ever!!



It's always the things you don't want to win isn't it! 🤣


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via mobile 16/12/2022 at 1:02pm
 Location: Ayrshire
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There are some very good prizes this year. Thanks to the good folks at UKCS for organising it.

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2024 = 2 sites / 4 nights. 2023 = 9/23. 2022 = 13/35. 2021 = 11/29. 2020 = 4/20. 2019 = 13/35. 2018 = 20/33. 2017 = 10/22. 2016 = 19/33. 2015 = 15 sites / 27 nights. Didn't count 1976 to 2014.


18/12/2022 at 8:48pm
 Location: Wirral
 Outfit:  Aztec Mardi Gras 3
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Definitely - some impressive items on offer! I won a very handy tent some time ago; it's been used by my grandsons and by my son-in-law (who had to sleep diagonally, but he was on his own so he didn't mind).

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18/12/2022 at 9:47pm
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
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I won the coolbox this year, thanks UKCS!!!

DK

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* Apple The Campervan - A Van For Work, Rest And Play! *
- 2025 - ??? inc. FR & CH
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via mobile 19/12/2022 at 4:28am
 Location: Chilwell Notts
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I've never won anything in the years I've been doing it sadly. Have bought a few items over the years though.
The prizes this year seem to be a step up too and I've bookmarked a couple.


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via mobile 19/12/2022 at 9:11am
 Location: Thetford Norfolk
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The star prize would come in very handy!

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via mobile 23/12/2022 at 8:05am
 Location: Yorkshire
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Quote: Originally posted by dk168 on 18/12/2022
I won the coolbox this year, thanks UKCS!!!

DK



Congratulations! That's a great prize and something we could do with this year.


23/12/2022 at 12:44pm
 Location: Worcestershire
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Quote: Originally posted by DaneR on 19/12/2022
I've never won anything in the years I've been doing it sadly. Have bought a few items over the years though.
The prizes this year seem to be a step up too and I've bookmarked a couple.




Same here. Not one of the lucky ones but star prize is indeed interesting.



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