Random Chances Blog

My adventures in finding, and winning, free stuff

Hello World! September 7, 2009

Filed under: My Story — hlspring @ 7:54 pm

So I never thought I’d be doing anything like this – writing my own blog, that is. But here I am. I’m starting this blog to chronicle my adventures in finding, and winning, free stuff.

My idea for winning a bunch of free stuff really started as a random thought.  So here we were – one child starting school, a baby at home, two car payments, mortgage, etc – probably the typical family’s expenses. We certainly weren’t in a hardship situation, but I’d put an edict on our family that we were going to cut out extra spending – dinners out, random buying, extras, etc.

And then I won the lotto. Well, I didn’t win the LOTTO. I won $3 off my $5 ticket last week. So yes, in normal terms a loss, but still I won something. Then early this week I won a cute Ecozoo Animal backpack from Mamaista by tweeting about it. Oh, and then the Six flags 4-pack of tickets from Coca-Cola. And I was hooked!

But you’re thinking there are all sorts of people out there who win stuff, right? And you probably are right, but (and this is the big BUT) here’s my goal: I’m going to try and WIN everything we gift for Christmas this year.  I’m one present closer to my goal – that cute Panda Ecozoo backpack is going to go to one of my kids.  I’ll tweet, create facebook posts, add comments to blogs, play contests, etc to try to win presents for our Christmas this year.  And I am going to be scouring the web for stuff to win.  So, if you know of any great giveaways that you want to recommend, please post them here.

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