POLLY Kildaras has just returned from a trip of a lifetime – and unlike most other people coming back from a holiday, she hasn't spent a penny.
That’s because she won an all-expenses paid holiday in a competition – and it's just one of thousands of prize she's won over the past 20 years.
The 63-year-old from Kent has bagged everything from cash prizes and home appliances, to cars, bikes and musical instruments from her years of entering competitions.
Her lucky wins have also seen her travel the world, with holidays in the Maldives, Disney and Australia to name a few.
Last year, she bagged the sell-out Playstation 5 for her grandson after entering a prize draw she spotted on the back of a pack of Doritos.
And she's even won money-can't-buy meetings with famous faces including tennis superstar Serena Williams, chart topper Ellie Goulding and designer Orla Kiely.
Polly, who is semi-retired and works part-time as an exam invigilator, told The Sun: “I've been extremely successful and still enjoy my hobby.
"Just today, I got a winning text from Tesco for a night in a country hotel with a fancy dinner and travel allowance.
“I joke that comping is my job but I do actually put a lot of work into it, it's not just luck."
So how can you maximise your chances of winning top prizes – and is it worth the effort? We picked Polly's brains to find out.