Category Archives: Competitions

Nethermined – Ticket Giveaway For This North East Event!

Nethermined is back for its 3rd year, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Win tickets to the 3rd Nethermined at NSU Newcastle 11-12th Feb 2017
3rd Nethermined at NSU Newcastle

***Please note – due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sunday event has been cancelled. Nethermined will now be Saturday 11th February only***

Arriving at the NSU Newcastle on 11th & 12th February 2017, Nethermined is an unofficial Minecraft Convention aimed at 5-16 year olds and their families, and indeed anyone interested in Minecraft and gaming.

There will be workshops, game zones, exhibitions and live shows. You will also find an increased number of special Guests around the venue.  Your favourite gamers and YouTubers will gladly stop and say hello! There will be opportunities for pictures and signings throughout the event, as well as taking part in the live shows and interactive sessions.

Nethermined Convention
Nethermined Convention

A large number of Minecraft educators, innovators and mentors are collaborating to provide the best workshop experiences. Local developer Coatsink will also be bringing their newly launched game Shu to the event. There will also be a large LAN area hosted by Club Minecraft, and a Parental Education area.

Nethermined LAN area hosted by Club Minecraft
Nethermined LAN area hosted by Club Minecraft

This year’s guests have been announced. They include Ibxtoycat, PhoenixGG2, Markoodle, SeaPeeKay, PerpetualJordan, Victoriarghhh, WhiteWolfEm, Dragnoz, AdamYT, LolaLove33, TheOrionSound, SirCutieYuki, Cheridet, TheTurkeyDinosaur, Ivexushd, DangThatsALongName, JackSucksAtLife. Visit the Nethermined web page for more details and links to all of their channels, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

We are so delighted that such an amazing and fun event is taking place here in the North East, and even more delighted to be able to give one lucky Family Makes reader a pair of tickets to the event!

Winners can choose a pair of standard entry tickets to either Saturday’s 11th or Sunday’s 12th February 2017 event. All you need to do to enter is complete one or more of the actions in the Rafflecopter widget below. Each action gains you an extra entry to the draw. Draw closes on Thursday 9th February. Tickets will be sent electronically.

***Please note – due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sunday event has been cancelled. Nethermined will now be Saturday 11th February only***

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you are not our lucky winner, you can still buy tickets from the Nethermined website.

A Comper’s Wish List – Focus on Winning Competitions

I was a comper before I was a blogger. I would enter competitions every single day. Then I had to let it slide when we started this blog, as two time-consuming hobbies didn’t sit well with family life. Recently I started doing some comping again, so I’m sharing my comper’s wish list for 2017.

What is a comper’s wish list, and why do I need one?

Make a comper's wish list - which competitions would you like to win?
Make a wish list

Well, I’ve taken advice from the Queen of Competitions, Di Coke, who shares many comping tips on her website Superlucky Me. Focussing on what you want to win is a good tactic. It helps save time entering competitions for prizes you don’t really want, and encourages a positive mindset. You can search for the prizes you want or need, and are much more likely to be successful.  It also makes your time more manageable and stops you feeling overwhelmed.

You can also record your success against your wishlist, which is very motivating. And if all else fails, you’ve got a great birthday or Christmas present wishlist!

I find inspiration from competition websites, where I can browse through and see the type of prizes on offer and easily choose which I would like to win. In the run up to Christmas my focus shifts to toys and other things for my family. I also add to the list anything I might need but can’t really afford at the moment (like a new bed), or things I know are on their way out (like a laptop).

I had a very lucky month in October, when I first started doing competitions again (which I wrote about here), but not much since. I’m not giving in easily though, I’ve made a long list of wishes here!

  • Robot vacuum cleaner
  • Air fryer
  • Nutri-Bullet style blender
  • Stand mixer
  • Holiday – especially America – Florida, New York or Vegas, or Niagra Falls, or a ski holiday
  • Camera – especially one good for blogging
  • New bed
  • TV (preferably curved)
  • Laptop for Paul
  • Ride on Lawnmower (also a dream for Paul)
  • Raised flowerbeds or other garden decorative items
  • Garden shed/office/den
  • What are you wishing for? Have you made a list? Whatever it is, I wish you good luck!

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A comper's wish list - focus on winning competitions
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Family Makes Christmas Now TV Giveaway

We’re feeling generous here at Family Makes. Well, it is nearly Christmas! So we’ve decided to have a little last minute giveaway!

We all know about the notoriously great TV on offer over the Christmas period, but what to do once the New Year comes? We’re giving you the chance to win a Now TV Box including 2 Months’ Sky Cinema Pass in time for the start of the New Year. That way, when the festive TV stops, the great viewing doesn’t have to!

Win Now TV Box Prize Giveaway
Now TV Box Prize Giveaway

All you have to do is enter via the Gleam widget below. The more entries you complete in the panel, the more chances you have to win. Easy!

UK entrants only please.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Family Makes Christmas NowTV Giveaway