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Cast your minds back to August: it was pretty damn hot, the Premier League was just kicking off (pun intended), and we could still drink a Corona in the sun at 11am without feeling judged. Those were the days…

It was also when our Live Rent Free annual competition launched – giving one of you the chance to WIN your rent, paid by us, for an entire year. Basically, the dream.

A few weeks and tens of thousands of entries later, the competition closed. Every single entrant was asked what they’d do if they got the prize, and we had both hilarious and heartwarming answers – ranging from “Finally get a haircut!” to “Host a big thank you party for SpareRoom!” (our personal fave).

But in the end, there could only be one winner. And we found him – over in Perivale, Greater London.

Hristo is a self-employed builder, who moved to the UK from Bulgaria back in 2007. He’s sharing (along with his wife) to save some money. They’ll be using the prize (£6600 to be exact) to go back to Bulgaria for a holiday.

Such a great prize deserved a bit of a fuss, so we invited Hristo in to SpareRoom HQ to meet the team, eat a few cupcakes, and retrieve his GIANT cheque – plus a bottle of bubbly for good measure.

Congratulations Hristo! As always, it’s a pleasure for us at SpareRoom to be able to give someone a prize that could actually change their life.

If you didn’t get lucky this time though, fear not. Every single month we run the same competition, giving one winner the chance to win their monthly rent on us. And the best part? You can enter every single month. Which means loads of chances to win...

And now Live Rent Free is even more special – we’re supporting homeless charity Crisis alongside it. Every month, we’ll be matching our winner’s prize money and donating the same amount to Crisis to support their Everybody In campaign, aiming to end homelessness within the next 10 years.

What are you waiting for? Enter Live Rent Free and win your rent on us next month, here.

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