What I’ve Been Winning Lately

It’s true.  I’ve been really lucky in the past couple of months.  My smallest prize was a rather strange children’s book about the environment, and my biggest was a $500 mountain bike.  The book was from some blog, and the bike was from a local bike association.  In between, I’ve won gift certificates to a few restaurants, a Target gift card, and a month of classes at Gymco. Being the generous person that I am, I will share my ‘sources’. 

  • First, the blog contests are from Prizey.  I just check it out once in a while and enter if a contest looks interesting to me.  You could spend all day there – but don’t.
  • I also won a restaurant gift certificate from Revue, which is a great resource for GR ‘haps not geared toward the younger members of our fair city. 
  • And although it’s been a while since I’ve checked the contests there, I have previously won a few goodies from GR Now
  • Most recently I have won from Moms Like Me, which is a local forum but they also have sites in other cities my friends up and move to such as Dallas and St. Louis – but sadly, nothing for my friend in Quincy.
  • I signed up for Swagbucks and promptly forgot about it.  Something triggered my memory and I went back to check it out – and so far have won 49 Swagbucks which is about enough for a small gift card.  It’s just a search engine, and you use it instead of Google or whatever.  Easy to win but hard to remember.
  • I would not recommend this route to winning, although it is my biggest prize.  As you know, my husband is very involved in biking.  We have 9 bikes in our garage.  Five are his.  Some guys golf; my guy bikes.  I signed him up and paid for a membership in a local biking organization (again with my extreme generosity), and was entered into a contest to win guess what – a bike.  I WON! Therefore, the bike is mine and not his.  Would anyone like to buy a bike?
  • In addition to feeling nice and involved, my attendance in the Great Start Parent Coalition has netted me not only free dinner and babysitting while I am at the meeting, they have on-time drawings most months.  I won a Target gift card! Next month is an orientation meeting and is a perfect time to jump in.  The meeting will be September 20 from 6:00 – 8:30. I am trying to bring the most new members.  If you are from Kent County (anywhere in the county – not just Grand Rapids) and are interested in advocating for young children, I’d love for you to attend.  You’ll hear more about this as the time comes closer.
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3 responses to “What I’ve Been Winning Lately

  1. first….i love your posts!

    second…tell me about this bike you won! 🙂 i might be VERY interested!

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  3. penelopeny

    wow, that is great!!

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