Thursday, January 31, 2008

I Did It!

I made it through the entire list of Bloggy Giveaways. At some points, I had my doubts if I could do it but I stayed focus, paced myself and fought my way through the nearly 900 items for grabs. Now before Living Life passes out from amazement, let me say that I didn't actually visit every single site, just the ones that interested me.

I regsitered for a boatload of gift cards from Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Home Depot, Amazon, Panera, and even some Pay Pal gift cards. I'm hoping to win personalized notecards, digital cards, mommy cards and greeting cards. I put my name in for children's clothes, clothes for me and a ton of aprons. I'm not sure why I felt compelled to enter for about 25 aprons...but I did. I'm also looking forward to stocking my book shelf with at least one of the 89 books I saw and for at least 2 or 3 of the pampering baskets.

I'm also optimistic that I could snag some chocolate or cookie mixes or bread mixes or dip mixes, but mainly I just want the chocolate or the stuff from Tastefully Simple or Pampered Chef. Hopefully this site will be the recipient of a much needed makeover and that I can add a piece or two of new bling to my jewelry box.

What didn't I register for? Believe it or no...quite a bit! I didn't go for any of the scrapbooking stuff, cookbooks, boxes shorts, lice spray, children's books, Webkins or Beanie Babies, DVDs or baby items. Nor was I tempted by any of the "mystery" prizes, light bulbs or paintings by other people's kids.

So what are my odds of winning anything?? Probably somewhat slim. But I had fun and it resulted in a ton of marketing for my new site so it was a very worthwhile investment of my time this week.

Now I must go rest my weary, mouse-clicking wrist. I think I feel giveaway-itis setting in. Plus, I'm pretty sure I'm going to see random numbers and letters in my sleep for the next week from all those word verifications.

Oh, what we don't do for free stuff!


Thrills said...

You are so funny!

Melissa said...

That's so funny! I only alloted myself one hour which resulted in about 50 entries.

The Gang's All Here! said...

I'm exhausted from just reading this! And from baking and hovering over my oven - see today's post :) But seriously, I think I might cruise by again tomorrow a.m. with my coffee in hand. If I get to bed early enough tonight to rest up for the adventure!

Livin' Life said...

I am on my knees "I am not worthy, I am not worthy!":)