Friday, February 1, 2008

Loot

Ok, I've done enough whining today, I can at least share some positive aspect of life.

I love free stuff. This is not a surprise to anybody that knows anything about me. I request free samples online all the time. I really love stuff like shampoo and lotions. I'll pack them when I'm traveling for a couple of days so I don't have to pack a big bottle, and a lot of times I leave them in the guest bathroom in case we have visitors that forget to bring something. I also like to get free samples of new food items, like breakfast bars and cereal. The little serving is just perfect for snack-size. I probably get a free something in the mail once a week or so.

On the other hand, there are online instant-win sweepstakes. Oh man. With free samples you know you're getting something for your effort, but it's usually a really small quantity. With the sweepstakes, you may not win anything, but if you do, you could score some serious loot. If there's not a lot of serious effort involved, I'll go back and enter a good sweepstakes each day that it's open, if it's allowed. I almost never win anything, but there's always the hope. Then out of nowhere...





Look what comes in the mail yesterday! Complete with basket and all wrapped up in cellophane! I remember winning this one back during the holidays but had forgotten about it, thinking it wouldn't be much stuff. Oh no. Those are full sized boxes of plastic wrap, garbage bags (the good ones), the new steamer bags, reusable plastic lunch bowls, a clear cookbook holder AND a really cool Food Network cookbook. Finally, my hard work of re-entering my junk email address day after day pays off!

5 comments:

mayberry said...

It sucks to have missed the lunch today - I hear ya.

Congrats on the free stuff! I would have been excited too! Especially with a new cookbook. I love cookbooks. Even if I just sit and drool over them and rarely use them to make something new. =)

Susan said...

Cookbooks have overtaken my house. But I'm ok with it.

Supermom said...

I never did get my free chicken biscuit coupon...have you?

Susan said...

Not yet, but I think those two were on the same day so I figure it'll be arriving in the next couple of weeks. They always say six to eight.

Sandi said...

Man. That's like Christmas.