Something For The Weekend - Win an Xbox One with Skittles

Hello everyone!  How was your week, any nice wins to report?  Nothing else to report here, but it has been a very busy week getting ready for the imminent onset of school.  After trying on what seemed like every size 12, 12.5 and 1 brogue on the Isle of Wight my eldest finally has school shoes – hurrah!  We have been busy working hard to try and squeeze in one last camping trip too, weather-dependant!  I have mixed emotions about the summer coming to an end: on the one hand it will be lovely to get our days back and return to some normality and routine, but on the other it has been good fun having adventures like camping and learning to swim over the summer which will be put back on hold for a while now.  Still, with autumn just around the corner I can legitimately start to get excited about my favourite season of the year – Christmas!  Yes, you may balk but I need that whole 3-4 months to get myself organised and spread the cost, jobs and workload so I can enjoy the season!

The weather has been fairly pants here the last week or so on the Island, with more rain than I ever care to see when the children are at home.  We have done our best to keep everyone active even though the sun has been hiding, by going swimming as often as we can and using the Wii when we are at home.  The girls are at a nice age now where they can both sensibly use the Wii and navigate most games unaided, meaning they get much more out of their weekly sessions on the console and it also introduces some great competitive spirit! 

Our Wii is getting a bit old and long in the tooth these days though, and there don’t seem to be as many games being produced for it.  I have said I need to try and win an Xbox One this year if I can, so we can upgrade our gaming credentials.  With that in mind I shall be picking up a few packs of Skittles while I am out this weekend, so we can enter their current daily competition.  Enter the code from a promotional pack of Skittles online at and you could be wining one of 207 Xbox One consoles up for grabs!  Once you have submitted your code you need to play the (fairly straightforward) Skittles Match up game and then the jar estimate bonus game, up to a maximum of three entries per 24 hours.  After completing the games your score will be added to the daily scoreboard, the top ten scores will go into a prize draw and one of them will win an Xbox one – one chosen each day.  You can use each code only once and can only win one prize during the promotion which ends at 23:59 on 31st December 2015, so get skittling!

If a new console or gaming accessories is on your Wish List, especially with Christmas not that far away, here are some other great comps for you to try this weekend:

  • Do you know someone who takes their gaming very seriously, and likes all the latest gear?  They will love the prize being given away by Kiss FM which consists of a Wii U console, games, headset and VIP tickets to attend Legends of Gaming Live at the Alexandra Palace in London!  The tickets allow the winner to watch this fabulous gaming event from the VIP put and even includes a goody bag and VIP toilet access – what more could you ask for!  To enter simply answer the question at the website (Our advice – Luigi) by the closing date of 23:59 on 30th August 2015.
  • How about winning a brand new PS4 plus a selection of games?  Talk Sport is giving away a fab new PS4 console as well as Project CARS, Need for Speed: Rivals and F1 2015 – perfect to keep the gamers in your life busy and occupied!  To enter you need to answer the question (Our advice – Lewis Hamilton) by the closing date of 31st August 2015 – good luck!
  • If like me you want to upgrade your original Wii console, then Nintendo has the comp for you.  They are giving away a fantastic Super Mario Wii U Premium pack containing a black Wii U premium console, a physical copy of Super Mario Maker, hardcover artbook and a classic colour Mario amiibo from the 30th anniversary collection!  To enter to win this super-prize you need to create a YouTube video showing off your love for Super Mario!  The best and most creative will be crowned the winner after the closing date of 31st August 2015 and some of their favourite videos will also be showcased on their Facebook page so get creative!
  • Do you prefer gaming from your PC, and maybe need a new gaming rig to cope with all your high-speed online gaming activities?  Okay, so I don’t actually know how it all works, but I know you need a pretty high spec PC these days to do serious game playing on!  Hexus is giving away an Asus-powered “Skylake” gaming rig worth £1,499.99 – perfect for all your cutting edge gaming needs!  To enter simply answer the question (Our advice – c. Skylake) by the closing date of midnight on 5th September 2015.

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

Kirsty x


DPM6HPG9's picture

Wow, you're on the Isle of Wight too :)
Great post thanks for sharing!
Katrina x