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Last time, we talked about how you can win a video baby monitor to keep an eye on your baby while they sleep.  One of the questions we’ve had in asks about how much use one of these clever gadgets really is, given that you’re most likely to want to use it at night when it’s dark. That’s a great question, and there’s a very simple answer. It’s only dark if you’re in the room – if you’re watching on the monitor screen, it doesn’t seem dark at all!

Popular modern video baby monitors like the MBP26 from Motorola, or Samsung’s SEW3036 feature night vision, which is achieved using infra red. That’s the same type of light that your TV remote uses to communicate with the television. You don’t question that there’s a light beam when you change the channel, so why do parents struggle so much with this concept? Infra red LEDs are used to invisibly light your child’s room so they’re unaware that anything is happening. The camera collects the images as normal, and the screen adjusts the image so that you can see that infra red imagery on your device.

It sounds very clever, but it’s actually technology that’s been around for many years, similar to that used by the military so be able to see during after dark night missions. For you though, it nicely solves the problem of being able to see in your child’s darkened room without needing to leave a light on!

There’s been a baby boom in recent years, so we thought we’d follow up the bad news about ITV’s failure to keep running free online entries to their big competitions with something you can enter online, and will help people who are in the middle of the expense of starting a family!

lovedbyparents.com are giving away a BT baby monitor that lets you watch over your baby while they sleep. They’re really popular at the moment and there are a huge number of them available for parents to choose from too. You can read more about them in the video baby monitor review pages at VideoBabyMonitorZone and decide if you want to buy one anyway! We really like them, as they give an extra level of peace of mind to parents, and will save you dashing up to check on your child when you think you hear a noise.

Entry to the comp is simple, just click the link above, and you’ll find full details of their prize draw and a link to their Facebook page to get your free online entry. Good Luck!

It’s been a few months since ITV canned their last free online entry competitions on daytime TV shows, which is something we think will come back to bite them in the future. They held out longer than channel 4 and 5, where shows like Deal Or No Deal and The Gadget show have been forcing viewers down the postal route for some time. Hopefully sooner or later someone will test the legality of claiming a postal route is a free entry, as they aren’t offering a Freepost address as far as we can see, so that’s not much different to a chargeable phone call or text in our opinion.

The good news is that many of them still feature large cash prizes, and presumably that means that it follows that there will be less other people entering the prize draws since it’s no longer simply a case of filling in your details online. That probably means that you have a much better chance of winning, so you ca spend even more on giving baby that great start in life if you’re the lucky winner.

There are some competitions still available on their website, but these tend not to be the ones that feature on the TV shows, or to put it another way, they don’t really have the same huge value prizes on offer.

To find them, head over to the competitions section at itv.com and click the Free Competitions link in the header to see what’s available.

 

Get Me A Ticket are running a competition to win an amazing Kindle Fire HD tablet. Unlike the original Kindle range, the Fire models act more like tablets like the iPad. Of course, they’re still able to read Kindle books, so whether you’re a fiction fan or looking for a reference book such as self help title such as Susan Jeffers Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway, you’ll be able to settle down with the device for a quiet reading session as well as surf the web or play games.

As the name suggests, the device comes with a high definition (HD) display, and is, of course, touch screen to make the experience really straightforward and intuitive. Connectivity comes from the Kindle’s built in wifi, so you can buy your books from the comfort of your armchair as well as catch up on the latest news and sport with the device’s built in web browser.

You’ll get at least 16 gigabytes of storage to use, along with Amazon’s specially designed cloud storage service, which is a techie way of referring to more storage that you can access over the web. There’s no danger of the battery dying half way through a movie either with up to 11 hours of use from a single charge.

You can enter the competition to win your very own Kindle Fire HD here.

 

Do you ever sit and watch TV and see the huge prizes with exotic holidays and massive cash prizes on offer? They sound great but always seem to come with a premium rate phone call as an entry fee. Did you know you can enter to win these huge prizes for free?

For example, while the big number splashes across the screen for your premium rate entry for the day’s Good Morning Britain competition, there’s almost always a chance to enter the competition online on the web. The same goes for the viewer’s This Morning competition – find out more about how to enter for free.

UPDATE: The TV shows on ITV are now trying to force you to pay for your entry by only offering instant entries by premium phone call or text, the free entry route is by post which is a lot harder than it used to be. What’s more, it’s not really free like the online entries used to be, as you need to pay for postage.

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Some ‘professional compers’ kit out their homes with their prizes!

It does tend to be daytime TV shows that offer the biggest prizes, so if you want a rundown on the current prize draws running, check out the TV network websites.

There’s also a number of big sites that are run by companies that only do free competitions like Get Me A Ticket or Myoffers. You can often win prizes that are just as big as the TV shows offer, but where the real chance lie are in the smaller competitions like the daily prizes which attract less entries, meaning your chance of winning is greater!

While the holiday competitions and big cash prizes attract tens or even hundreds of thousands of entries, some of the smaller ones like kitchen gadgets only attract a few hundred entries. By all means enter the big ones, as someone has to win, but take the time to enter a wide range of prize draws, after all, every additional contest you enter means your odds of winning something get better! Some even give you the chance to reduce the cost of daily life, like supermarket competitions to contribute towards the cost of your grocery shopping.

The one thing to remember, though, is that there are thousands of free draws out there waiting for you, so you never need dial a premium rate number again!