Monday, June 9, 2008

I Won a Pair of Shoes!

If you're like me, you are pretty skeptical of sweepstakes. I like to sign up for sweepstakes online (as long as I know I'm on a legitimate website), anyway, since I enjoy taking a minute to dream about winning that "$20,ooo kitchen remodel" or whatever it is I'm signing up for! I always figure, though, that my chances of winning are not very good.

I just might have to change my attitude!

I recently signed up to have Old Orchard send me some coupons for a new product line called Healthy Balance. I got my coupons about a week ago, and the link is still there, so go order yourself some free coupons! Anyway, I don't even remember reading anything about a sweepstakes, but I was obviously entered when I signed up for the coupons.

I checked my "junk" email on Friday night and saw an email titled " Promotion Winner". I figured it was spam, but the website sounded familiar so I decided to open it. We all know what spam email looks like, and this email didn't read like spam. It was a simple letter letting me know I had won a pair of cross-trainers in the most recent Healthy Balance sweepstakes and that they just needed me to verify my address and let them know what size shoes I wear. There was even a link back to the Healthy Balance website and a phone number.

I emailed the woman back with the information she requested. I'll let you know if I get the shoes!

What's the coolest thing you've ever won?


L@SpillingBuckets said...


I win random things but nothing big. The last thing I won was a DVD from the library - and I didn't get to choose it so I got "Must Like Dogs"

LP said...

B! I am shocked to hear you won...but don;t you think winning the "Bird" was the best thing you ever won??

Becky@FamilyandFinances said...

LP- Winning the Firebird was DEFINITELY the coolest thing I've ever won! I guess I should do a post about it, huh?

L- That's pretty funny that they gave you a DVD you didn't get to choose! "Must Love Dogs" wasn't too bad of a movie, was it?

Alice said...

Congrats for won a pair of shoes. :-)

Kimberly said...

oooh! Congrats!

L@SpillingBuckets said...

It's an OK movie. Nothing special. Definitely better because I won it! :)

HMB said...

Sweet! I'm always skeptical with sweepstakes. 99 out of 100 is always to get your contact info. Best of luck though.