For our family, 2018 was a mixed bag – some bad, some good. But one stand out for me personally was that I entered a few contests and giveaways online and in real life – and actually WON three truly cool prizes! So, without further ado, here’s the scoop about what I won last year.
The takeaway for you, hopefully, is to inspire you to enter more contests. You’ve gotta be in it to win it, after all!
- Little Sky Stone. In April, I liked and commented on a post on Instagram in the hopes of winning a beautiful rose gold and druzy ring. Wouldn’t you know, soon I got a direct message that I had won! Although it took me some time to collect my prize, I do now have my lovely ring and it’s one of my favorites. I’m also very much a fan of this small, artisan jeweler and their site is a great place to look for gifts!
- Condado Tacos. I’ve already blogged about our big Condado win, as it truly was epic. But it’s a great reminder to go to grand openings, take lots of pics and post them, and use the official hashtag whenever possible! You never know when a lifetime supply of tacos may be coming your way. We’ve become forever fans of Condado from this experience and we are still working our way through our winnings!
- Perfect Parties. Right at the end of the year, Goldfish Swim Club had some partner giveaways on their Facebook page. I commented and liked a few of them, never imagining we’d win. But lo and behold, I was notified by email that we won a dream sleepover party for two. I could not believe it! Since Z has a big birthday coming up, I opted to upgrade the package we won into a full slumber party. So I’ll have a house full of happy, dreamy girls in a few months – and I can’t wait! This may be my favorite win of all because I just know E never would have gone for one of these over-the-top, Instagram-worthy sleepover parties if I hadn’t won. I don’t know who’s more excited – Z or me!
So, there you have it – our three big wins of 2018. You’d better believe I am entering every social media contest I see in 2019 – and hopefully going to a grand opening or two, as well. Why not!?
What’s the best thing you’ve won in a contest or giveaway, and do you enter more contests now as a result? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments below or over on Faceook.