I’ve been semi-employed the last few months. And even semi-employed is an overstatement. Really I mean I’ve dedicated my time to re-watching cancelled sitcoms (woot Party Down woot), playing scrabble, and on a good day, going to the gym. WAIT. I didn’t even mention my job: I sometimes work in a law office where my boss sends me illegible post-its about the German Embassy which has NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING.
So, as an added source of income (and yes, that is how I rationalize it), I’ve decided to enter as many sweepstakes/contests as I can. And in reality, it’s kind of like a job,but instead of getting paid in cash, I get paid in chocolate, eye cream and the Gwyneth Paltrow cookbook.
I did a less intense version of this before a couple of years ago, focusing on contests held in my city of residence, and I did pretty well: a few show tickets, a pair of tickets to Beefest, and a pair of tickets to a Twilight event (the experience of trying to scalp these $4 dollar tickets to preteen girls marks one of the low points of my life).
BUT NOW, I am full-fledged sweepstakes fanatic! In fact, I’ve actually won some stuff! (NB: You can follow my my contest twitter account @lizzycontests to see everything I enter)
To show that people actually win stuff and to give props to the websites that provided me with happiness, here are some items I’ve won in the last month:
I wasn’t joking when I said I won the Gwyneth Paltrow cookbook because I did. I originally thought it was a joke, but it’s actually a real thing that is unintentionally a joke. I have yet to receive it, so in the meantime, I just post Gwyneth Paltrow quotes on Tumblr (yes, hahabuda has a tumblr)
I also won a guacamole prize pack from Wholly Guacamole and Surviving a Teacher’s Salary. Since coupons for guacamole and sandwich meat aren’t the coolest things to take pictures of (despite the fact that they are an invitation to deliciousness), I’ve decided to take a picture of the AVOCADO HAND SQUISHY THING they sent me with my cat.
TOO MANY PRIZES but I’m hoping this will show that everyday can be Christmas! So Follow Lizzycontests and she’ll steer you right.
Up next: I just entered the Publishing Clearinghouse Sweepstakes to win one million dollars a year for the rest of my life (My odds are literally worse than one in a billion but I’m feeling lucky!).