Friday, November 30, 2012
The Best Contest I Never Won
If you are new to this blog you may not know that as a side hobby I enter contests. They must be free and only for items I would actually like to win with companies I am familiar with.
I got the best email earlier this month letting me know that although I did not win the General Paint Canada's Got Colour contest (photo entry but final draw was picked out of entrants, they did not judge the photo entry)in appreciation for my entry I was given a free can of paint.
Our home is only four years old but there is still maintenance required to ensure it stays in good shape. There are two areas of trim paint that need touch-ups. We had them match the paint from a chip we peeled off of one of the door frames (they painted over plastic). Final cost? Zippo. Zilch. Nada!
This particular paint is $58 per can. So even though I did not win anything - I am counting it as a win. When the rains stop in Spring we can mark one item off the list without having to spend a dime!
In case you are interested in previous wins - check out these posts:
Trip to Whistler August 2012 Part 1, Part 2
Mirror April 2011
$4000 in furniture August 2010