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CONTESTS…. yes… you read that right…

It all started back in October when I was working on a contest with one of my clients and their partner. Every week we selected a winner of a $500 Visa gift card – seemed easy… sign up and win. So one night as I was watching TV I started looking for contests to enter. (My favourite aggregator is Win Free Stuff Canada) I entered maybe a dozen that were ‘expiring soon’ and only things I wanted to win.

To my surprise I got an email titled “You won our trip to Greece”. I instantly wrote back “Really” and the girl on the other end offered to call me. I knew that contact is sometimes made over email so it was legit. September I will be spending 2 weeks in Greece, flying down in Comfort Class on Turkish Air…

My 1st win!

I had continued entering contest even before knowing I was a winner and happy with my win I didn’t ever expect to get another notification like that one.

It was the Wednesday between Christmas and New Years and i was just lounging at home. I stepped away from the phone and when I returned there was a message. I have voice to text so I was able to catch some of the message without dialing in. The caller mentioned that he would send an email so I went to the laptop to find a message stating that they had good news for me in reference to a Kia Rio contest. Of course I thought, not again and not so soon… and maybe I won a gift card for gas or a carwash but when I spoke with the caller I found out I won a Kia Rio 5.

My 2nd win!

So you can see why now I have developed this addiction! Someone has to win and I love that it has been me… twice! So now I make sure every couple days I take a look at the sites for the new contests and anything I might have missed.

Only downside is the apologies I owe to my Twitter followers and Facebook friends for all the retweets, posts, likes and stuff.

Time will tell if things happen in threes! I have a Lotto Max ticket for Friday – will let you know if I win big! And please let me know if there are sites out there that you like for contesting and if you have been a winner in the past too!