Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Lucky Day??

We got this flyer in the mail the other day from a car dealership. I am one of those who would have seen that it was a flyer from a car dealership and just tossed it. Junk Mail. We are approaching our last few car payments on the van and hope to drive it for a few more miles after it's completely ours. So you see, there would have been no reason for me to even read the rest of the "pitch". But I didn't get the mail, Gary did. This flyer shouted about a 1st ever huge deal event! Come to the dealership on Wednesday - If your number matches one of the prize numbers (which it did) you are a guaranteed winner! PLUS, you could have a chance to win $25,000. PLUS have a chance to spin a wheel with prizes up to $250. PLUS get a great deal on a new or used car. PLUS it is a catered event.........
I was suckered into being the family spokeswoman on my lunch hour. I have to admit, the only reason I agreed to use my WHOLE lunch hour was that stink'n chance to win $25,000. - oh yeah - I wanted it! - but my hopes weren't up too high....I (we) never win anything.

Here is the play by play:

Arrive at the dealership, walk in the front door and I was invited to sit down with a lovely young woman who looked at my flyer and excitedly told me that I was a winner of a 2 night CRUISE for 2 from Ft. Lauder dale Florida to the Bahamas! I think she expected me to jump up and down. lol. I asked her if we would be able to give it away to relatives. ( Gary would never set foot on a cruise boat - chicken. and we would have to pay for transportation to FL). She assured me that we could give it away and there was no time limit to use it.....Very well, NEXT prize please!

She handed me a scratch off ticket that turned out to be my chance at $25,000.00! I had to scratch 6 (and only 6) squares off this card that had 30 squares on it. of those six that I scratch, ALL 6 of them have to be pictures of a pot of gold! - are you freakin kidding me? - those odds really sucked! - The very first one I scratched was a stupid rainbow. Done! It was pointless of me to even try another square.....but I did - in fact, since I had already lost, I told her I was scratching the whole card to see how many pots of gold there were..........guess what - there were only six on the whole card. - I would have had to guess 100% accurately. ( now I'm feeling like a big loser. No $25,000, and a cruise I know we won't go on ).
Then I remembered the free spin on the wheel! - I stepped up and felt like I was on the Price Is Right - except the wheel was really small. I glanced at the prizes. they were: a free oil change, $500 off a car (whoopee) and monetary values from $250 on down to $1. I spun that wheel hoping for the $250 of course. What did I land on????? $10.00!!!!!!!!!!
not what I had hoped for, not the kind of prize that would allow me to act like a fool in public like I had thought about in the car ride there, BUT $10 is $10!!! I walked away a winner. - it was more fun on a lunch hour than I had had in a while.

It's not like me to be lucky. The stars must have been aligned just right for me yesterday - when I got back to the office, I noticed that I had a comment from Tracy over at Just another mommy blog...... Guess what! - I was a WINNER AGAIN! - she had a giveaway on her blog of a web cam and I was one of 3 winners!

Stupidly - I did not play the Lottery yesterday OR go to the Racino....duh I know!


~Thought's By Dena~ said...

well YAY you!!!!!!!!!

Samantha said...

did i catch a 'duh' in there?

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

:) Glad you had such a lucky day! Too bad about the $25,000 though. I'm sure you would have preferred that over the webcam. :)