Ten years ago when I was a travel agent I won a trip for two to Hong Kong including airfare, hotels, tours and breakfasts. I took my mother and we had a wonderful time (before I met my hubby).
This spring I went through a bout of contest entering with no results....then July the winnings started to come in:
$25 Superstore Joe Fresh Gift Card
Free product coupon from Catelli
Windowsill Herb garden
and - drum roll please:
Grand prize in a liquor contest - $4000 worth of gift cards to the Brick furniture store!
Well, three weeks ago the $4000 in gift cards arrived and we went shopping, $2600 spent so far. The rest will be spent in the next six months on a new set of coffee tables for my main floor and accessories yet to be found. I need a little more time to shop. Can you believe that after a lifetime of scrimping, saving and bargain hunting I had a hard time spending the winnings?
-TV Stand (We had the TV - was housewarming gift to ourselves 2 years ago)
-two end tablesOur 18 year old basement furniture has left the building - by way of Kijiji and $300 in our pockets.
Recommended contesting sites in order of preference
#1 Favorite - Contest Girl - if you become a member you can record which contests you entered
Smartcanucks.ca - Contest section (also great for coupons, deals and freebies)
Redflagdeals.ca - Forums contest section (no you don't have to belong to look)
Canadian Free Stuff
So, if you like to enter contests keep trying. Eventually something will pay off. This is one hobby that has paid off in $4046 worth of prizes this year.