Competitions & Fun
Free and easy to enter competitions.
Welcome to the competitions and fun section of the Mature Times website – the voice of our generation! This area of the site is packed with competitions that are free to enter giving you the chance to win all sorts of different goodies on a regular basis.
Books, CD’s or DVD’s, theatre tickets, or holidays - there is always something worth winning on the Mature Times website.
New competitions are being added all the time – if you would like to receive automatic notifications of these, simply go to the registration area of our website, register for free, enter your full postal address and choose competitions as one of your interests – then you will receive regular updates.
- Thursday, 07 March 2013
The average adult has seven major regrets – with starting smoking, not saving enough money or putting on weight likely to be top of the list, it has been revealed. A study of 2,000 adults revealed taking up smoking was the most common regret, with 88% of smokers wishing they had never started in the first place.
Not getting better exam results at school, not keeping in touch with people and getting into debt also featured in the top ten.
- Wednesday, 06 March 2013
The winners of our competition to win a copy of Les Dawson's Joke Book are:
Eleanor Jones - Lancashire
Linda Savas - Lancashire
Robert Stott - West Yorkshire
- Tuesday, 05 March 2013
GRANDPARENTS are being replaced by Google as their own grandchildren turn to the internet for advice instead, new national research has revealed.
Simple tasks like use a washing machine, sewing a button on a shirt, blouse or jacket, instructions for how to iron a shirt or boiling an egg and details of their own family’s history are now routinely researched by children via Google and online videos across YouTube instead of being passed down the traditional route from grandparent to grandchild, the study shows.
- Tuesday, 05 March 2013
A British grandmother is halfway to her goal of becoming the oldest woman to sail solo around the world.
Intrepid Jeanne Socrates, 70, set off on her mammoth journey from Victoria in Canada, in October last year.
The former maths teacher is skipper, navigator, engineer and chef on her 38ft yacht Nereida.
- Monday, 04 March 2013
BRITAIN’s mums and grandmas crave something different this Mother’s Day, with traditional gifts like chocolates, flowers and slippers topping the list of unwanted pressies, according to new research.
Six out of ten mums said they hoped their offspring would avoid getting them the sort of ‘default’ gifts they have been accustomed to receive – with a quarter suggesting a new hobby could fit the bill instead.
A third of mums questioned by adult learning website Love to Learn said they would love a present relating to their personal interests.
And another third said the ideal gift should make a tangible difference to their long-term happiness – firmly ruling out conventional gifts like store-bought flowers, chocolates or a meal in a restaurant.