Monday, August 2, 2010

Yes, I am a 'contester' !

  Betcha wanna know why I would feel compelled to blog right? It was to enter a contest! Now, it's not what you're thinking for  extra entries, it was the only way to enter. So world, here I am.

  While I am here, might as well tell a bit how I got into this whole contesting thing.... I volunteer at a food give away center through the week, and  it is also the main distribution for Christmas giveaways. Always kept entering into sweepstakes through various sites and would win here and there- not alot but around September I won a Corelle doll. I don't have children (young) and about that time, people were already planning the Christmas season (yes that early) The doll was put away, and  I decided I would start concentrating on toys and kid things to see if I could possibly help out.

 When everything was said and done, I ended up donating some wonderful things to the kids. Things that were 'just out' , things to make some child's eyes shine. Dolls, skateboards, trucks, things for Mom and for Dad. Through the bloggers and Twitter contests, alot of people were made very happy -including me. It was nice to be able to do something like that as normally it wouldn't be anything we could ever afford!

  Today, I continue to enter both blog and twitter contests. I have ended up with things our budget wouldn't allow. Each and every win, I have been grateful for. My 'favorite' win of my own I guess was one of my first wins- a simple box of nectarines in the winter!  And I love winning things for the cats (maybe more on them later) and our dog Odin. I have ended up with fun and crazy things, and throughout the year, boxes are also filled for the upcoming Christmas season.

   So thank you to all the bloggers out there who run giveaways, and all the businesses on twitter who are promoting. Your generosity reaches further than you think!