Well, I’m sure this will generate a lot of snickers and sneers, but hey, I don’t care. 🙂
I have always had a lot of luck winning things in my life. There’s the famous trip to the Bahamas, and then the trip to Dallas two years ago to see the Dixie Chicks. And that computer I won off a local radio station. I have had equally good success with winning smaller stuff in the past, including CD’s, movie and hockey tickets, even food (remember the chicken platter I won from Chick-Fil-A one year at Christmas, it was so good!). I still want to win a DVD, for some reason, I haven’t had any luck with those yet!
Anyway, I have been entering a lot of sweepstakes and contests on the Internet. Granted, my chances of winning a contest on the Net are a lot less than by entering a local contest; I’m up against a lot more people! But, I have won a couple of small things. Nothing big, like a boatload of cash, a vacation or (I wish), the dream home on HGTV. Maybe one day! In the mean time, I’ve been satisfied with just having some small stuff show up unannounced in the mail!
First, it was a kid’s toy/game that I gave to Brittany and Zack. It was a neat little blow-up globe of the world and a book on geography and places in the world. I thought it was cool!
Next, my least favorite. I won an Ashlee Simpson CD (Autobiography). It’s still in the wrapper. One day, I guess I’ll open it up and give it a shot!
My latest winning appeared in the mail a week or so ago. It’s a tube of “Bliss Body Butter”. I didn’t even remember entering the contest, but it was cool to have it just appear in my mailbox! 😛 I used it one day and fell in love with it. It’s very rich and creamy and it smells so good. I didn’t think much about it, till a few days ago, a catalog came in the mail. From Bliss. Which on the cover of the catalog says “from New York’s hottest spa”. I decided to flip through it before tossing it in the garbage. Good grief – talk about some expensive stuff! I finally found the page that had the Body Butter on it that I won. That tube of lotion costs $32 bucks! Boy, am I ever glad I won it, because I wouldn’t ever pay that much for something like that, nice as it is!
Here’s a pic of what I won: