My circumstances drastically changed when I started to be a live-in full-time carer for my elderly parents 24/7. Company cars became a distant memory and the reality of affording a car on my new annual income of £ very little became all too apparent. Despite this, my one guilty pleasure was playing BOTB. I had been playing on and off since ’99 but it had now become a more regular break from the new daily routine, one where I would escape into the realms of “what if!” and “that additional £20k would come in handy!”
I played 5 goes each time and most weeks got somewhat near. I liked the fact that a percentage of my stake money was returned when I got within the target zone and over the weeks this added up in my account, so I played for a better quality vehicle each time. I had seen a fantastic review of the Cayenne E-hybrid the day I played, so opted for that, then sat back and waited.
Well, Tuesday 18th September will be forever engrained in my mind! To open the door to Christian and the crew has made my year! What a genuinely nice guy, I couldn’t be happier. Thank you to the team at BOTB, the communication and service from the team at HQ has been brilliant, you really don’t know how this will improve our lives, I am so very grateful.
I’ve been playing BOTB since almost the very beginning when you could only play at a few airports. What a journey it’s come on since those days with dedication, hard work and the BOTB team listening to the player’s input. It’s hard to think – when I started playing some people who play now weren’t even born! (am I really that old?!)
When the Lifestyle Competition was introduced this year I was made up, but also at the same time thinking ‘I’ll never win this!” How wrong I was! I arrived to meet an old mate of mine in a pub in Aberdeen - the ideas was to have a bar meal and look at “boys toys”. As soon as I sat down, my phone went – it was a WhatsApp video call and Christian was on the other end! I was so taken back not knowing what the first few seconds of the phone call would be and then ‘BOOM’, Christian said: “you’ve won £5000!” I was in total shock. That afternoon I was walking around with a smile from ear to ear and on hyper mode - and that lasted days!
BOTB are so efficient - I sent the acceptance form back and the money was cleared in my bank the following day - how quick was that!
BOTB are a lot more than just a competition company - William and the team (who are all so lovely and genuine) wanted the normal guy and girl who are petrol heads at heart to win a dream car and that was the vision - and now with the lifestyle competition introduction this can be achieved every week with even more prizes. We all like our cars and toys and that’s BOTB and the player’s common interest. During this journey I’ve met some great people who’ve become really good friends, I make an effort also to visit the BOTB team when they are at show stands – the most recent being Goodwood Festival of Speed this year - and I’m always made so welcome…thank you, Vikki! ;)
What’s next for me? Well, I won the SuperDrives free competition in early 2016 – a trip to New York City with a helicopter ride and an amazing Dragster racing experience – and now I’ve won the Lifestyle competition with £5000 cash. My goal is to win the car and claim the unofficial “Triple Crown” title, how cool would that be – well ya gotta believe in ya dreams haven’t you!
My advice - keep positive, keep playing (sensibly) and most importantly, play for the Car or Lifestyle prize that you really want. Good luck!
On a grey August Bank Holiday Monday I was sat eating lunch with my wife having a little break from packing, as we were moving house. My wife’s phone rang & it was Christian from BOTB – I was absolutely gobsmacked when he told me I’d won that week’s Lifestyle competition and it was the amazing Samsung bundle. A few days prior to the call we’d actually looked at buying a new TV for the house move, so when Christian told us what I had won I was blown away!
BOTB has been fantastic all the way through from the very first phone call to the delivery. It was like Christmas Day when all the items arrived and I still cannot believe that I won!! Now I walk around with my brand new Samsung S9+ and the family get to enjoy all the other gadgets. I can’t thank BOTB enough – I’ve never won anything before and really thought this was too good to be true…but it isn’t!! Anyone can win! Thank you BOTB.
It was a normal Tuesday at work and one of my colleagues came into my office saying could I come to reception as there was a package I needed to sign for. When I opened the door to security Christian was standing there with a cameraman, I then started to think this is a bit more than just your usual courier delivery! Christian had parked the car around the corner so I had no idea what I had actually won until we walked up the road to see my fantastic prize – a Nissan GTR!
If you look at the video you will see my total surprise but Christian was great and when walking to the car he made me feel I had known him for years and all his questions made me relax until he unveiled the car….when all I could say was WOW!
Because the car is a Nissan GTR track edition engineered by Litchfield, I won’t have it until early next year and I can’t wait! All the people from BOTB that I have had contact with have been great and really pleased for me, and of course, all my work colleagues around the country want a ride. They have all said how glad they are to know someone who has won and a few have even started entering the competition now too!
I was busy plastering a hallway at a client’s house when Christian and his cameraman poked their heads round the door. To say I was shocked was an understatement - it took me a good 10minutes to actually stop shaking! We sat down to have a chat and Christian put a Bucherer bag on the table - I knew then that I’d won an amazing and very difficult to obtain watch!
A couple hours after Christian left I received a call from Rupert at BOTB HQ who congratulated me and told me a little more about the watch and what to expect. He said that Vanessa would be looking after me and keeping me updated on the process of getting the watch. She was fantastic and kept me in the loop every step of the way - it was about 2 weeks later that I got the email from Vanessa letting me know that they had obtained the watch and asking me when I could pick it up!!!
I'm extremely grateful and very impressed with all the team at BOTB, it really is a fantastic company that makes dreams come true.
Looking back at the previous day’s events it should have been obvious that something just wasn’t right..? The wife didn’t eat her tea on the Monday evening! Wasn’t hungry she said, she got out of bed at 11.30pm, couldn’t sleep she said, and all because she had earlier taken the call from Christian on her way back from work that I was this week’s winner and all the better when she realised it was her dream car that had won.
Julie was my contact in case I was lucky enough to win and I’m still surprised to this day she kept the fact I’d won away from me but so glad that she did!
When Christian knocked on the boardroom door and entered it felt so surreal..? I knew who he was but it couldn’t be to surprise me? That just doesn’t happen but that’s the beauty of the competition it can happen to anyone and one of the reasons I find the competition so fantastic and one I’ll continue to enter as long as it’s available!
Thanks again to Christian for being so infectious as you really are dumbstruck at first but he pulls you out of your shell to enjoy the surprise to its fullest!
The whole team at BOTB are there for you and provide great support. We have decided to wait until the facelifted Porsche Macan S is available but get the GTS bits included. We should be looking at specifications in Sept 2018 and hopefully be in a position to pick up the car early 2019. Julie can’t wait!
It was a lovely sunny afternoon when I received the phone call I was hoping for.
I was really taken by BOTB: that day at lunch I took my time to explain to my girlfriend how the game works and proudly showed her my point selection.
"Wouldn't it be nice to win? I watch YouTube reviews of high-end Sony, Nikon and Canon cameras on a daily basis knowing that I'll probably never get to hold one, let alone use them"
She replied hopefully. She's always been my good luck charm!
Can't believe that was the same day I woke her up to tell her I had won. I haven't been playing for long at all: I found about it a while back and played occasionally in the past two months.
Half an hour before my shift my mobile phone rang with an unfamiliar number from Great Britain. I answered and found Christian's cheerful voice on the phone. Warily, I thought it was a phone survey. "How is your experience with our platform?" sort of thing. Surely I couldn't have won the camera bundle. I mean, what are the chances? A huge smile greeted me on the other end of the video call notifying me that I had won a brand new Nikon D850 and the whole bundle with it. I was speechless: my brother was in the same room and gave me the weirdest look of my life as I don't get to speak English quite often in an Italian household. I explained everything to my family afterwards and we celebrated that night with a lovely bottle of Franciacorta.
The BOTB team was very helpful: Just days later I agreed to the prize via phone and a few forms later my shiny new camera was on its way. I still couldn't believe it. I can't to this very day, but I just came back from my yearly holiday with the loveliest pictures of my life.
I was doing revision for a test the next day when I got a video call from guess who...Christian. After I received the news that I had won a brand new Toyota GT86, I couldn't focus on my studies anymore. My friends all know my dream car is a 86, and I always talk about it! I had been trying to achieve my goal of owning one, however, as a student at university, my goal was always too far away from me. Winning a brand new 86 means a lot to me, I really appreciate the opportunity that BOTB has offered me to finally own one.
About a year ago, I was watching a drag race on Youtube. At the end of the race, Christian said that BOTB give away a car every week and I decided to give it a go! The whole team at BOTB are very professional. They have been in contact with me regularly via e-mail and phone calls. I am currently living in New Zealand, which is far from the UK but the BOTB team has been excellent at overcoming any distance difficulties.
I was on holiday and got woken up with a text message from BOTB’s Christian asking me to call him back ASAP, and now I am thinking I’m in dreamland and that I hadn't actually woken up and it’s all a dream, then the phone rings and it's him asking me to accept the next video call as he has some exciting news!
To be honest, I had no idea what was going on as I had always felt 'it will never be me’.
So the phone rings again, still not 100% clear what's going on and then his face appears on the screen and OMG, it's actually happening, had my wife and daughter around me all feeling the excitement and hype!
All I could say is 'oh my god', seeing my name on the board at the Urban factory, then the beautiful car (Range Rover Velar!) and then the boot opening with the £20,000 CASH!
My wife is having laughing fits and my daughter is screaming 'baba, look, baba, car' in the background…lol!
This was by no doubt the best birthday gift EVER (it was my birthday the day before) and especially being a winner whilst on holiday, motivation to come back home.
To say the least I treated my family to KFC, as my daughter requested!!!
Thanks, BOTB, I can't wait to play again.
Well, I’ve been playing BOTB every now and then for a few years and as always would play and then look to see how close I’d got. So after playing on Friday, I was waiting for the results to come through and find out again how close this time.
This time was different. Waiting for my next client to arrive I looked out the window to see a BOTB gilet walking towards the door followed by a cameraman, of course, Christian was laughing as he opened the door.
I, on the other hand, have to admit it took me a few seconds to take in what was actually happening and then OMG. I couldn’t believe it, what a totally surreal feeling and shock. Even when Christian was speaking to me, my mind was whizzing in disbelief. I’d won my dream car a Porsche turbo cabriolet and the money. This time it was me.
Playing BOTB has made a dream come true and I can’t wait till I collect this fantastic car and drive our amazing Scottish roads in it.
A big thank you to BOTB for being so fantastic and to all the team I’m in contact with, I’ll never forget the day, still feels surreal.
There are so many lifestyle prizes at a low cost, and the choice was endless, I couldn't see myself on a jet ski or a dune buggy, I already had lots of watches (although not at those prices), and I can just about ride a 125cc scooter, let alone the big motorbikes which were available. So, as I have only just retired, I saw myself as a budding photographer, a drone pilot or on a cruise somewhere sipping cocktails and watching the dolphins, amongst other things! I spent around £10.00 that particular week, and then sat back to watch Christian on YouTube presenting prizes and cars to a few people over the years. It's better than watching the telly, that guy has such an infectious laugh and is very good at springing the surprise!
Anyway, later that week, I was on the BOTB site looking to see who the winners were, it's a regular thing for me, as I have a few mates who play as well. The car winner was there, but the lifestyle competition was yet to be announced... then low and behold, whilst on the website, my phone rang and it was only Christian. He informed me at that time that I had won the Camera, worth over 6K, and promptly showed me on the screen, gobsmacked wasn't the word! It was like a dream, and after just seeing him on the website as well. Because of the initial shock of winning and speaking to Christian, I think I may have talked a bit of gobbledegook during the video, when I watch it back I can't understand myself!
The overall experience from BOTB was one which I will remember for a long time, it was two days before my birthday when I won which made it even more special. The staff called the next day, and everything was arranged quick and easy, big thank you to Vanessa, who looked after me with a few questions and emails.
It's well worth going for it, give it a go, - I now play for the cars, as I'm waiting on that BOTB hug from Christian over here in Jersey! If Christian ever goes on holiday I'm up for giving his job ago, I'd love to drive those cars.
I have been playing BOTB for about 18 years, occasionally getting credits for being close to the spot, but recently I have been using the online tools to help me decide where to place my cross. It worked! I was shocked and elated when I opened my office door to be greeted by Christian's 1000 watt smile. I had played for a Mercedes Vito camper as well as the Range Rover P400e Autobiography so I was delighted to discover that I had won the Range Rover - and £20,000 cash!
A very surreal experience, but delightful. After Christian and the video technician had left, my concentration was shot and I was totally useless at work so I treated everyone to lunch and took the afternoon off. The BOTB support staff were quickly in contact to assist me in making my decision, and I also received a call from Rupert, their Commercial Director.
I was volunteering at a charity beer and music festival over the weekend and wore my BOTB gilet for the first time in public. I was approached numerous times by people who had seen the online adverts etc but had dismissed them as being a scam. The gilet was distinctive and they thought that I may be something to do with the organisation. I reassured them that it was indeed totally 100% genuine and suggested that they search online for my winner's video. They all came back to me later in the day and said they were pleased that someone they knew had won. I think that you will have quite a few more entrants from my area this week!
As a regular player of BOTB for the last 5-6 years, I always felt there was a chance to win, in fact, I’d been a runner-up before winning £200 game credit. Other times I have been so close to winning I got excited on Tuesday mornings hoping Christian would turn up knocking on my door!
When I did get that knock on my door from Christian it was simply a shock to the system and an overwhelming feeling of happiness and joy! From the surprise to the dealing with Vanessa & William at BOTB with the prize and money I couldn’t be more grateful. An amazing group of people who make your dreams come true...literally. Thank you so much for changing our lives for the better.
Greatest experience of my life! I was surprised at Gatwick airport on my way out to France for a short break. Christian appeared, like the shopkeeper from Mr. Ben, and announced that I'd won the competition for week 13 of 2018. He then took me down to the car park to show me the car, a brand new Bentley Continental GT W12. Stunned and excited don't come close to how I felt. Christian then reminded me that I'd also played for £20,000 in cash! I didn't sleep properly for two days afterwards!
We've already discussed the specification for the car and ordered it. All this was done within a few days of winning the competition. Communication has been excellent at every stage of this process and I can't praise all of the BOTB staff highly enough.
I've played this competition since the start, way back in 1999 and it has gone from strength to strength. The car lineup has grown immensely, whilst the cost of entry has reduced significantly. This really is such a good competition to enter and, if you're as lucky as I was, you'll come away with a life changing prize.
The feeling when I’ve seen the lovely face of Christian giving me the surprise of life was indescribable, I’ve never felt like that before, it’s really an unforgettable experience. Every day I wake up, I remember that moment, it was like a dream, what a dream, a real one. I hope everyone wins his dream car, it’s just a matter of time and patience. Excuse me if I cannot thank you enough. I’m eager to meet you all, and I’ll pray to god to keep you in good health and to keep you away from difficulties and worries. Thank you all again and again.
I received a call from reception when at work to say I had received a delivery and that I had to go to reception immediately. The urgency did seem a bit strange because I wasn’t expecting anything. I was totally shocked when I realised what was going on and when Christian came walking towards me I started to shake which took the rest of the day to subside. It was the strangest yet most incredible experience, especially given that it was my first time playing. I woke the next day and seriously wondered if it was all a dream. I didn’t actually think theses things happen but it definitely does. Best money I’ve ever spent :) thanks BOTB
What a fantastic Christmas! I was invited around my parents for breakfast when, to my surprise, Christian turned up to the front door! I really could not believe my eyes, I instantly knew who he was as I watch the winners videos almost every week. I was speechless. Ive always enjoyed watching the look on peoples faces and the shock but I can honestly say watching my video back, you cannot prepare yourself for the sense of excitement that moment brings, it is utterly amazing and to be honest it still hasn't sunk in.
One unforgettable part was the week my partner complained about me wasting my money on this competition when Christmas was coming up. On the day I won, she turned to me and said “I'm so glad you never listen to me”.
From start to finish BOTB have been fantastic and I can't thank them enough... Now just waiting to collect my car!
BOTB drew my attention when they were given a shoutout by a sponsored youtube channel that I had subscribed to. I never thought much about gambling and lotteries but when I looked at how it works and what you can win I decided to give it a try. I didn't set my mind on a particular car, just played for whatever caught my attention, I didn't really believe that I would win anyway. You read or hear about people winning something all the time, but you don't really believe it could be you. You just hope. When i saw a UK number displayed on my phone (I don't live in the UK so it was obvious who it was from) I got so excited! Heart racing, adrenaline flowing, a feeling you don't get any day. I was at work and couldn't take a vid call for different reasons. So I rushed home on my bike to take the call, unable to grasp that it had actually happened. I think i won't fully understand it until i take a seat (and of course a drive) when the car is shipped (production hasn't yet begun).
I want to thank BOTB for all the long term work they are doing to make it possible for me to have such an exclusive car, thus making a dream come true!
It was by chance that I was off work on the Tuesday, due to sad personal reasons, but the day changed when the wife suddenly called out that 'a strange man was coming to the door'. As I came down the stairs I could see who it was through the glass plus the cameraman behind Christian gave it away. I have watched so many videos of people winning on the site and it felt as if I was watching one again, total shock. The next half an hour I was on a different planet. I started playing BOTB once a month at the end of 2016 after seeing a TV advert but started playing once a week online through 2017 and kept winning game credit and using that to keep on playing. I came close a few times, starting listening to winners tactics and watched a few of the judges videos and was lucky enough to win a new Audi RS4. It goes to show that anyone can win, you just have to play. Many thanks to everyone at BOTB for making dreams come true. Best of luck, Chris.
On Tues 7th Nov (what a day!), I was waiting on a few books ordered from Amazon, when I heard the buzzer with a voice saying “delivery!” I never thought much more than the expected books - I didn’t even notice the BOTB logo on Christian’s t-shirt! Walking closer to me I thought "I've seen that face before!", but I couldn’t remember where from. He must have introduced himself, then it hit me - BOTB! Could I have won something? Still in shock, we walked out the front where a Mercedes C250d AMG was waiting - what a surprise!
It’s still surreal to me how a £2-odd ticket could have won a top of the range Mercedes AMG. My return on total investment is probably the highest comparatively with anything I have done. Having been close several times, I started watching and giving more attention to the Judging videos and using the tools on the website to improve my chances… Bingo!
It is what it says on the tin: “BEST OF THE BEST”! Great experience, great customer service, I even got a congratulatory call from the CEO. Absolutely nothing like it. I have since downloaded and watched my winning video over and over again, as I still can’t believe I actually won. With little or no football skills, a touch of luck and a lot of God on your side it can be YOU next. Anyone can win. All my friends are now playing - it’s the best!
It was only my very first time entering the competition and I really didn't have any expectations of winning my dream car. I didn't think the odds were in my favour but, to my amazement, I see Christian at my door with a brand new BMW!
It was surreal and of course a miracle, as i believe strongly in the miraculous blessing of God. I am thankful to Jesus Christ and to BOTB for making Christmas come early for my family and I.
The visit by Christian on Tuesday totally blindsided me! I had absolutely no idea it was going to be me.
People keep asking me if it’s sunk in yet and I don’t believe it has. I’ve been totally useless at work. I keep zoning out, thinking back to Tuesday or what the car will look like, did it really happen, nah it didn’t, did it? When I snap out of it it’s usually to people laughing at me saying “there he is, he’s back in the room”.
I play for the car, always have, always will. The car means a lot to me. It’s an amazing opportunity to own a brand new car that no one else will have driven other than me on the road. It’s something that most people will never get to experience. I’ve always been a Mercedes fan and I’ve had to watch in awe and I’ll admit some jealousy as friends have bought them over the years, mainly classics but still Mercedes all the same. Now it’s my turn and it’s a brand new shiny AMG!
Thank you so much to everyone of you for making all this possible.
I started playing BOTB after coming across their stand at an airport almost 10 years ago. Having discovered that the game could be played online, I have played from time to time ever since. The fact I had only played a handful of times in 2017 proves that anyone can win!
The challenge of spotting the ball makes this more fun for me than doing the national lottery. My preference for BOTB paid off handsomely when Christian and Dave arrived on Tuesday to surprise me with my win - A Jaguar XE S PLUS £20,000! I had often dreamed of winning and being able to surprise the family but the tables were turned with this win. My wife and children all knew of my win on the Monday and contrived to ensure I would be at home when Christian arrived. The utter surprise is clear from my reaction on the video of the presentation - I was totally stunned!
The whole experience has been fantastic and the post-presentation arrangements by all at BOTB has been absolutely first-class.
To everyone at BOTB, I want to say thank you for a brilliant day today. I absolutely love my Audi RS3. The car and the £20,000 has made a big difference to our lives. After so many nearly wins it was a total shock to finally get the knock at the door. I hope everyone at BOTB has a brilliant Christmas and a fantastic 2018.
Well what can I say - being woken up at 4am Mexico time and told you have won the car plus £20 grand as well, I could not believe it! Never thought it could be me - been on a high since the phone call, bottles & bottles of champagne drunk!
What a way to start a holiday and our ruby wedding anniversary, it was well worth doing it and as the saying goes - you've got to be in it to win it! Thank you BOTB.
I'd always said to my wife Claire that I was quite confident I'd win it one day - I'd been very close before and actually a runner up a couple of times, however I'll be honest and say that more recently I'd started to doubt my previous optimism a bit!
So just a normal Tuesday at work, then around lunchtime my colleague asked me to come out to reception to help him with something and hiding around the corner was Christian from BOTB! I'm pretty familiar with the surprise process having seen it many times before online but for it to happen to me in person was such a great experience and I was honestly a bit gobsmacked!
The car I won was the new Octavia VRS245 DSG, a fantastic hot hatch for the family man, and I'm taking delivery in late December/early January. I think actually picking up the car it will properly sink in at that point, but in the meantime BOTB have sent the £20,000 cash prize which is going to pay off my current car and a credit card, finish our garden renovation, book a a nice family holiday for next year and put some money set aside to cover baby expenses as my wife is expecting our second child in Jan 2018... it really couldn't have come at a better time!
To anyone reading this that's playing/considering playing, you've just as much chance as anyone else and if i can win, anyone can!!
I've been playing online for years now. I love the game and always wished it could be me, but sadly, it never was. I was always happy for the other winners who were smiling on my screen though - that gave me hope.
But one week my whole luck changed - I played my game and 2 days later I got a call from Christian asking me to Facetime him! It can't be I thought?? I was so nervous. I called back and there he was, a beaming smile telling me i was this week's winner. I'm still in a daze about the whole thing! It couldn't have come at a better time as I'm planning to get married next year!
It takes skill, it takes practice, it takes persistence and it takes a bit of luck. And i feel so blessed to be one of the lucky ones! Keep on playing and keep an eye on your phone, because the next call could be you! Thank you all of the staff at Best of the Best - such a great team!
I've played BOTB for several years, often receiving credits for near misses. But nothing compares with that call from Christian informing me that I had won the weekly competition and was to be the proud owner of a Range Rover Evoque.
Ironically I was at a car dealer having my car repaired, so the timing couldn't have been better. The BOTB team have been fantastic and I cannot praise them enough for their professionalism and how friendly they have been throughout.
I am genuinely in debt to the BOTB team and William for coming up with this competition to allow 'Joe / Josie' from down the street to win and own a real dream car. For a car nut like me it's simply beyond words.
As for the car itself - the picture tells the story. My daughter, who was also there on the day, thought there would be more scoops and spoilers, but this car is quite understated. Once she heard the engine and felt the acceleration she realised ...... a real Q car from old!
Many, many thanks again to all at the BOTB for making this happen and so smoothly. I wish you all every success for the future!
On the day I remember Christian coming to my house and I was supposed be leaving for Paris to do a delivery. I had to delay the trip while it sunk in and was in a complete daze the whole way there.
It's been so exciting in the build up to collecting my car - I’ve not been able to sleep much and I’ve felt like a kid at Christmas! Thank you BOTB!
I often walk past the BOTB stand at Stansted Airport, but this time - spurred on by my son - I stopped to play.....and I'm so glad I did. I never dreamt I would win but, within two days, Christian and the BOTB team had conspired with my wife to surprise me at work with a brand new Porsche Cayman S.
I couldn't believe it....and, if you watch me on the BOTB channel, you'll see just how shocked I was!! The car is now ordered and I have just a few weeks until it's delivered - I can't wait!! Thanks to everyone at BOTB for making it possible.