And here’s what came to my mind today that I’d like to know about you: what types of contests and/or prizes have you ever won from entering random drawings?
I used to be a pathetic contest freak. When we’d be out and about, I’d enter any of them I saw (besides the cheesy vacation/gym membership drawings) just for fun. We’ve only won two real prizes in our lives but they were pretty cool.
One was a grape iMac computer from Guitar Center, just shortly after they were introduced. Since we weren’t Mac users, we sold it after just a few months and made some decent money (a couple hundred more than they were actually selling for!).
And then around the same time, we won a K2 snowboard from a Fry’s Electronics store. My husband has been enjoying his trusty board ever since.
Along a similar topic, I have two friends who have been on gameshows and won a bunch o’dough or prizes. One of them was on The Price is Right and got all the way to The Showcase Showdown. He won an entire living room set (TV, couches, etc).
The other was on The Wheel of Fortune and won a boatload of cash.
So, do share what contest loot you’ve been lucky to reap…