STV competitions offer some of the biggest TV prizes in the UK, and when it comes to Scotland, STV win hand’s down. Daytime programmes This Morning & Loose Women offer comps that give viewers the chance to win prize draws worth thousands of pounds. Evening shows like The X Factor offer further chances to win at the weekend. We post all the competition details here.
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The big STV comps are nearly always the same as ITV comps. This is because STV is essentially a regionalised version of ITV. Northern Ireland also have their regional version, UTV. Occasionally you’ll find a competition that is only available to STV.
TVComp.UK share details on all the UK television competitions. We add new competitions to the site regularly and you can subscribe to our Google Feedburner updates to get the details direct to your inbox.
How STV Comps Work
As most competitions are essentially the same as ITV comps, STV comps work in a very similar way. You can read all about ITV competitions here.
- The TV show announces the competition
- The prize draw opens
- You enter via the permitted entry methods
- The winner is drawn
- The winner is shared on stv.tv/win
That’s pretty much it. Previously there used to be a multiple choice question to answer, but not any more. Most of the time there are 4 entry methods permitted; online (competitions.stv.tv or stv.tv/win), telephone, sms/text or post.
All the entry methods usually carry a premium rate charge of £1.50-£2.00 per entry. The exception is postal entries which are “free”; unfortunately you can’t just drop by and pop them through the letterbox – each entry must be individually posted. Naturally this means it is not really a free entry – you need to pay for a postage stamp and post card for each entry.
How To Win the STV Comps
While there’s no sure fire way to win at the stv comps, the cheapest way to enter is via post: simply stock up on cheap postcards from Amazon and a few books of 2nd class stamps! If you’re a little lazy and have money to burn then check out the terms and conditions carefully for each competition — very often you can enter each competition multiple times..and when you enter a certain number of times, you get a free bonus entry.
In theory, if you have a set amount of cash to spend on premium rate entry then you are better off spending it all on one competition, rather than entering several stv competitions once. Why? Because, if for example the Loose Women competition has a “This therefore works as a “3 entries for the price of 2 entries” offer followed by “buy one entry get one entry free” offers.” (confusing, eh?! If you read the T&Cs you’ll find a lot of this!) then you’ll get more bang for your buck by spending eg. £6 on 3 X entries on the Loose Women competition than you would by spending £2 X 1 entry to Loose Women competition, £2 X 1 entry to Good Morning Britain competition and £2 X 1 entry to [another] STV competition.
Here’s the maths on your £6 spend when each entry costs £2. You end up with either;
- 1 + 1 (+ 1 free) + 1 (+ 1 free) = 5 entries (to Loose Women comp)
- 1 + 1 + 1 = 3 entries (1 to each of the 3 comps)
Hopefully that makes sense!
Anyway, you’ll be glad to know we post all the ITV / STV competitions here so you don’t have to go searching. We’ll provide you with the details to enter and let you take it from there. Good Luck!
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