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.
- Though German barmaids would be an interesting addition to the office
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).
- Few things are scarier than this
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 basically love everything about hot dogs, except the hot dog bun – hahabuda
I also won a guacamole prize pack from Wholly Guacamole and Surviving a Teacher’s Salary. Since coupons for guacamole and sandwich Continue reading