4.23.2011

Prizes Apparently Come in 3's

When I participated in the 2011 Ultimate Blog Party earlier this month, I didn't consciously enter any of the many giveaway contests. That's why a lot of ladies join the party in the first place, but, for one thing, I would have had to provide a Twitter account to win the big prizes - except, as plugged in as I am, I don't do Twitter and don't have a desire to start. Secondly, though winning something is always fun, I decided that my real reason for being part of the event was to connect with more like-minded bloggers - and so getting "stuff" was not necessary.

That said, a bunch of ladies offered giveaways right on their party posts, and for some the only "entry form" was a comment. I left comments, but only because my goal had been to leave a comment on every non-spam blog I read, not to win prizes. In fact, I didn't even think twice about any of the particular giveaways.

But then, lo and behold, I unexpectedly received word last Friday that I'd won a prize - a cute little journal - in a random drawing from among those who'd left comments on MOD Squad. "What fun!" I thought. "A nice bonus from the party."


And then the very next day, I was notified that I'd won a "Mystery Box" from Diabetic Snacker (I'm not diabetic, but she was on the list!) - which turned out to include all of this. And I thought, "Wow. How likely is it that I'd win two prizes?"


But my winning streak wasn't over yet - because, on Monday, Rachel over at The Cupcake Sprinkles in Life informed me that I'd won her giveaway, too (!): a copy of The Moon Shines Down by Margaret Wise Brown and Laura Minchew.

We've always loved anything by Mrs. Wise Brown, and I immediately thought this would be good to read regularly to Baby Leah when she starts coming full-time next month. But I also realized that, even right now for my girls, it'll be a sweet little book to enjoy together because the text talks about how the moon shines on all the different places in the world - so it's a perfect little bonus with which to wrap up our year's study of world geography.

Truly, my mailbox runneth over - and I feel a little guilty winning so much. But at least I wasn't coveting or trying, so I'll just seek to honor the givers by making good use of their presents.

I wonder if anyone who really wanted stuff won as much?

8 comments:

Kimberly said...

Funny! Isn't that the way it seems to go? Congratulations.

Mrs. Zwieg said...

Congratulations! That had to be SO much fun for you! :)

Katie said...

That is wonderful, I enter giveaways all the time, someone has to win it so I figure I might as well take a few minutes for teh chance, especially if it is something I don;t have the money for but would love to have,I havent really won anything yet.

Diva Latina said...

That's too funny and wonderful. Congratulations! I left a number of comments but didn't score swag like you. Maybe next year? Hmmm.

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Alicia said...

That is amazing ... your prize winnings. Do you plan to go out and play the lottery now? ;) I also just join in on UBP to meet new people. They have some great giveaways but, too many hoops to jump through. :)

Have a great week!

jessica guthrie said...

Ok So I am running behind...just a little but I made it. Glad i finally made it over to follow your blog too! Lucky you!! Enjoy the rest of your week! miamamiahs@live.com

Homeschooling6 said...

Wow, what a blessing! Congrats!

Abbi said...

How fun that you won 3 things!!
I didn't enter the contests of 5 minutes for Mom either because of having to have a twitter account. That was a little disapointing that they had it that way but then I thought- I don't really need anything anyway! :-)
I had a winning streak on blog giveaways last year but it seems to have dried up just now but that is okay! :-)

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