Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Breaking the duck

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Well, it stops him being a lucky boy, at the very least. For the last few weeks, I’ve either been drowning in work or parenting duties (or both), which puts an uncomfortably low ceiling on comping time. And, as everyone knows, a lack of comping makes for a lack of prizes.

As a case in point, I’ve had just one proper win this month, although it’s fair to say that it *is* a bit of an animal. Which is to say, it *smells* like a bit of an animal. That’s right - I’ve won salami-scented cologne, or to give it its full name, Porc by Peperami.

To be sure, had I been on a winning streak, the giveaway would have been less eye-catching, but let’s just say I saw an opportunity: a photo contest where you had to show off your best impression of the Peperami animal. There aren’t many times where being bald is an advantage.
My impression of the Peperami animal

I’ll be honest: I’ve not actually sampled this inspired fragrance as I’m planning to gift it to a friend - a very special friend. However, the packaging is so excellent, and the press release so perfect, that I just had to share.
Porc by Peperami

Peperami press release

Without doubt, this is my oddest prize ever - it makes my lucky pants seem positively sober!

If you’re having a dry spell, do you get more tempted to comp off-piste? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever won?


  1. what a brilliantly odd and funny prize!!! I can't really remember what my oddest prize has been. I have just entered a twitter RT comp for dust sheets so that has to be a pretty odd prize - but RT comps are obviously high entry and low odds of winning.

    1. Dust sheets?! That's a new one to me! Good luck with that (and the decorating!)