Just thought it'd be beneficial to post about giveaways I have won, since so far, reading this blog, you'd think my luck was pretty bleak. Some of these I won before starting this blog, and some of them are ones I entered which didn't require blog posts for extra entries, so I didn't bother. Or I was in a hurry, so I didn't bother. :-)
1.) $15 gift certificate to Pink Princess HERE. Unfortunately I'll have to spend $8 of that on shipping. Unless I want to spend more than $35...then I can have free shipping. Also, I have to spend it before 9/30/10. So I can't wait for a sale or a shipping special. Grr. I might be able to get a hair bow! LOL.
2.) Some Basic H2 Cleaning solution HERE. I've tried this out and really liked it! The prices for their cleaners seem very reasonable. I may order something from them eventually.
3.) A package of Red Raspberry Leaf tea HERE.
4.) A code for 24 free 5x7 photo cards from Shutterfly HERE. Hoping to use these for birth announcements. I want to check to see if there's an expiration date here, but they didn't say, so I'm hoping not. :-)
I thought it was interesting their sample card here chose a date so close to my own due date, Nov. 10! Don't worry, though...the name is no where close. ;-)
5.) A fancy-schmancy baby monitor HERE.
This was kind of a fun win...I just did one quick entry in the giveaway, only to earn myself in another giveaway they were running that I actually wanted to win. This one had way too many entries (586, by the end!) already for me to want to bother adding in multiple entries.
So when I got the email telling me I'd won, I was mildly pleased. :-) But, really, what would I do with all the snazzy features on this monitor? I have a monitor already and if I wanted an $80 monitor, I'd pick one that had the video monitoring feature.
Lo, and behold, they shortly followed up with an email saying they were having back-order issues with the monitor, and asked if I wanted to choose something else comparable! Since I couldn't find anything in the options they gave me that added up to a comparable value, I decided I might as well try and see if I could get two things out of this! I suggested these items that added up together to be about the same value, and they readily agreed to give me both!
So, here's what I'm getting...two things that'll be MUCH more useful to me than that snooty monitor and things I would've had to buy eventually, and now I WON'T! :-D
A car seat for when Katie's about 3...#2 will be about ready for what Katie's in now, and maybe we'll be getting ready to use the infant rear-facing seat we have for #3! Three car seats in our car! :-D
Perfect timing for this! I have a little seat to set on top of the big-person toilet, but I want something that is easier for Katie to use herself, and that I can leave her sitting on for a bit without having to worry about her falling off!
(Sorry if there's any weird format problems with this post. Something about the last couple photos keeps throwing weird font size problems in...)