Win-teresting Pastime – Part 3


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You can increase your chances of winning by entering those competitions where you are asked to complete a tiebreaker sentence for example:
“I’d like to win a holiday because…”

Gain inspiration by writing down as many apt and relevant words as you can think of, for example:

plane, flying, clouds, wings, cruise ships, islands, exotic, palm trees, sun, sandy beaches.

You may find a dictionary or thesaurus useful for ideas.

Underline any words which have double meaning and can lend themselves to word play for instance: plane, as in:

It’s “plane” when seeking sunshine and leisure, they provide my passport to holiday pleasure.

Travelling by ferry and what better to say than:

Winning this prize is a “ferry tale” come true!

Make your tiebreakers eye-catching by adapting words to suit the promoter’s product. For Italian pasta you could say:

It’s “plane” when seeking sunshine and leisure, they provide my “pasta – port” to holiday pleasure.

To ensure you catch the judge’s eye, always emphasise your word play with inverted commas.

Try writing your tiebreakers with a touch of humour for instance:

”I’d like to win this holiday because… then I’d get away with words!”

When the holiday is to a specific location make a list of related words for instance:

Amsterdam, clogs, tulips, windmills, Netherlands.

Use ideas in your tiebreakers for example:

”I’d like to eat product in Amsterdam because…”

”I’d nether-land a better brand”

Use the word capital and you could adapt your tiebreaker to suit most capital cities, as in:

”Paris is a capital place to be!”

Like any other hobby the more you practice the easier it becomes.

And there I rest my case!

Wow! That would make a great tiebreaker for a travel contest!

Stay tune next week for part 4 of this article. In the meantime, Happy Win-ning! :)

-Lynne Suzanne-

About the author
Lynne Suzanne is a consultant, freelance writer and author of Win With Lynne Intaslogans, Pun-ch Lines! and Win Your Fortune in Prizes. FREE Win With Lynne – How to Win Competitions guide. www.win-with-lynne.co.uk


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