I’ve Had a Little Luck
About six years ago I entered an online contest. It was the first time I had done such a thing. Several weeks later I received a phone call letting me know that I had won. A trip to Toronto, including airfare and hotel, and a $1500 shopping spree with a stylist. It was pretty awesome. And so began my love affair with online contests. The first three years I started entering online contests I average about $10,000 in cash and prizes each year. My winnings took me to Toronto, New York and Hawaii. I partied at the Junos, supplemented my mat leave with an extra $5,000 cash, saved months worth of groceries (thanks to gift cards) and attended a star studded concert at Madison Square Gardens. Contesting has been good to me.
Since I had my daughter I don’t have nearly as much time to enter online contests. So, of course, I’m not winning $10,000 a year anymore but I enter when I can and win enough to keep me coming back for more. I’ve also noticed a shift in the contests I choose to enter. I’m more likely to enter to win a trip to Disneyland than a weekend getaway to Vegas. I’m more likely to go to a family site to look for contests than say a fashion magazine.
When Worlds Collide – In a Good Way!
Have you bought a Kinder Surprise Egg lately? If you have you may have noticed “Crack’n Win” on you egg’s wrapper (like in the picture above). If you didn’t notice then it’s time to keep an eye open! In each of these specially marked toys you will find a PIN code on the insert that comes with the toy inside the inner plastic egg.
Did you forget and toss the insert into the recycling bin? Not to worry, you can also find the code on the toy. On this little figure I found the code on the bottom half of her dress on the back. It’s kind of hard to see but if you are looking you can find it.
What do you do with the code once you find it? Well you head on over to the Kinder Canada Facebook Page and enter your PIN for a chance to win one of thousands of prizes!
What can you win?
Those are some sweet prizes (pun intended)! It’s so simple to enter. You just enter your PIN and a couple of other quick pieces of info and hit “Check your Pin”.
Sometimes a Surprise is as Good as a Win.
Everyone loves to win right? Whether it’s winning a game or winning a giveaway, it feels great. But sometimes just being presented with a surprise can feel like a win. I’ll never forget when my daughter was about four months old and we surprised her with one of those bouncy play saucers. I had no idea her reaction would be so awesome or I would have had a video recorder handy. She literally squealed with delight when we brought her downstairs and she spotted it. It was an awesome moment!
These little moments really are big. Every single one of them. It’s amazing how the small surprises can mean so much. A great example – normally during the week I take Molly to daycare on my way to work and my husband picks her up at the end of the day. Occasionally, if the stars aline and we can make it happen my husband and I both show up at daycare to pick her up. This thrills her to no end! The look on her face when she sees mommy and daddy both walk in the room at the end of they day melts my heart.
Even the anticipation of unwrapping and getting to the toy in a Kinder Surprise Egg brings a smile to my face. She loves her Kinder Toys – one of these days I must gather them up and take a picture – and the thrill of opening that egg and finding out what’s inside never gets old. For her or for me!
Could this be your lucky year? Well with all the prizes up for grabs in the Kinder Crack’n Win contest it just might be. So remember, look for the specially marked Kinder Surprise Eggs – find the PIN on the insert or on the toy – head on over to Facebook – enter your pin and see if you are a winner!
You have until July 31, 2014 to enter your PIN. Be sure to check out the rest of the rules on the Kinder Canada Facebook page.
Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own