One of my unannounced resolutions last year was to enter more competitions. I always complain that I never win anything, but then if you never actually enter anything....?
So this was how I fared in 2010 -
January - I left a comment at Smitten by Britain and won a fab collection of Black Adder DVDs. As you can imagine, this was very rewarding and set the tone for the rest of the year (or so I thought.)
web site, you'll see it's a bit like winning the lottery and the odds are slim, but I just knew it would be mine. Alas, not. Probably just as well because the first thing you have to do is pay hefty taxes on it, which many winners can't afford to do.
This year's Dream Home (above) is in Vermont. I won't be entering as I'd rather ski in Colorado.
January - also entered a competition for a fancy PC at the BlogHer web site. Heard nothing from anyone so I'm assuming that ship has sailed too.
March - filled out a feedback survey on the Sears web site. Apparently there's a winner of $4,000 each month. Wasn't me.
I then must have lost the faith a little as my next effort wasn't until....
July - when I entered a competition from the back of a cereal box. The prize was a round of golf with some famous golfer. (I hate golf but it would have made a great early Christmas present for the Ball & Chain.) The prize givers obviously knew I was an interloper as I was instantly rejected about half way through "entering". Don't know why but it still counts as not winning anything.
Undeterred, in July I also entered to win a BA flight and tickets to Wimbledon 2011. BA sent me an e-mail about this personally, but when I followed up, I was kicked out on account of the competition no longer being open. Sheesh!
September - ever hopeful, I entered another competition on the BlogHer web site; this time for a Porsche I-Pad, whatever that is. (The mental images are great aren't they?). Once again, they didn't get back to me...
Later on that same month I entered a competition at the More magazine web site to win a personalised stamper. Come on people - a personalised stamper fer cryin' out loud. Is that too much ask? It would appear so.
On the same day (I was obviously convinced I'd win something), I enetered the DIY Network's competition to win a log cabin. I know. I know. What the heck do I want with a log cabin? Can you tell I was getting desperate. Oh,....didn't win that either.
October - filled out the customer service survey at the Home Depot (pronounced Deepo) web site after having spent gazillions on a new washer and dryer there. ($5,000 prize per month, plus lots of smaller amounts.) I am beginning to think these monthly "giveaways" are a figment of the companies' imaginations as I've never met a single person who's won anything.
November - filled out yet another customer service survey, this time for Old Navy. I don't know why I bother.
Gave up after that. Now I can really say I never win anything. Or rather, I rarely win anything.
So thanks Melissa, for making my year. Or raising the bar too high. I can't decide!