Saturday, February 9, 2013

I'm a Winner!

Back in October, I read an article on Yahoo about getting free samples.  It seemed like it would be fun to try the latest products, so I decided to give it a shot.  I began searching for free sample offers on the internet through Google, and in the process, I also found many sweepstakes and giveaways mentioned on the free sample websites.  Apparently, "sweeping" or entering sweepstakes is a hobby for some people.  I never heard of such a thing!  I decided it would be cool to win stuff, so I got into the habit of entering at least a few sweepstakes daily.  My little habit is starting to pay off.  Over the past month I got emails telling me I had won 4 different small sweepstakes!  This past week, 3 of the 4 prizes I've won arrived in the mail.

I won this Milani lipstick from their "30 Shades in 30 Days" giveaway on their Facebook page.  It is still going on if you are interested in entering.

I got these 2 full-sized Vaseline products from a She Finds giveaway.

I got 3 Packs of Recharge Bars from a sweepstakes on their Facebook page.  My sister and I tried 2 of the flavors today, and they are actually very good.  They only have 100 calories, but they taste something like a candy bar.

I still have a Dove bodywash prize pack on the way.  

Before this, I pretty much never won anything in my life!  Even though I haven't won a big $100,000 cash sweepstakes yet, getting these little prizes in the mail was really fun and exciting.  I will definitely keep entering sweepstakes and giveaways!


  1. Congrats n your wins!

    Do you literally just google or 'make up sweepstakes'?

    I've never heard of anything this this before.

    Kimberley x


    1. Thanks, hun! You can just do a Google search with words like that. There are SO many sweepstakes and giveaways out there, you can't imagine!!! Since you asked, I think I will probably do a entire post about sweepstakes with some pointers and resources. So stay tuned for that sometime this week. If you are interested in free samples, which are super easy to get, check out the post I did about them here:

  2. wow i didn't realize merchants did full size giveaways! congrats and yes to the post on sweepstakes pointers :)
    <3 irene

  3. Thanks! I will probably be posting that sometime before the week is over, so stay tuned :-)