Friday, May 14, 2010


Monday I randomly decided I wanted to start entering online sweepstakes as often as I could just to see if I would win anything with little to no effort. Now that I think about it, I suppose a Nest newsletter I received that advertised a drawing for a free kitchen aid mixer (you know the kind on every single wedding registry that no one ever gets) could have spurred this on, but that is neither here nor there. What matters is I have won absolutely nothing after 5 days of trying... its just awful.

On Wednesday we got one of those scratchers in the mail for a chance to win $30,000!!! All you had to do (or so it said) was to scratch off all three boxes and if your #s in any of the 3 boxes matched perfectly the #s listed then you won! Well, low and behold, our middle box matched! Now, I knew there was a catch but as Jake casually asked, whether I won, I calmly said yes. Unbelieving, he grabbed the card and diligently started reading the disclaimers, etc. The funny part of all this is the smile he had while doing so. His words said he understood this was a ploy... but his face, no, his face said he was excited we'd won $30,000. Poor guy.

As a side note, I would like to put out there that I am very open to doing something to earn the free item, as long as the entry requirement is relatively easy. This said, if you know of any feel free to pass them my way. I don't care for video submission-type contests, but I'm not opposed to photos or written entries. Keep your eyes open and your ears peeled for me.

By the way, my work's pet contest is coming to a close and finalists have been selected. Now it comes down to the people's vote! Feel free to vote now for your favorite pet (as long as it is Addy, just kidding... but seriously, help Elizabeth out)!

This is Addy and her PERFECT picture, make sure to look her when you cast your vote!


  1. Well, in an interesting turn of events-- I finally broke down and bought myself a standing Kitchen Aid Mixer (and mini food processor) and spent all day Thursday cooking. Literally, ALL day. It is amazing and you are welcome to come over and marvel in all its glory, or come over and cook with me because it's so much easier with that mixer & food processor!

  2. I never thought about entering a sweepstakes--I have very little patience for filling out forms and such--but it would be so cool to win and even more so to brag about being the "big winner"!

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't receive that coveted Kitchen Aid Mixer from my registry. :-)

  3. I hear what you're saying! I stumbled upon Better Homes and Garden's ( giveaway somehow and got on their daily newsletter. Now every day, I get sent recipes for healthy living and a snapshot of the day's giveaway with a link. I gave my information once and now all I do is log in to enter for the prize. Plus, their website does other contests, sweepstakes, etc... I just choose the simple ones that don't require anything but my email address and password.



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