Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Incredibly Lucky 2012

2012 has really been a banner year for me.  Outside of all the amazing things I've won (over $15,000 worth of prizes), I had back surgery back in July, and feel better than I have since my mid-twenties.

I would say that on the average evening, I spend about 2 - 3 hours entering sweepstakes while I watch movies or TV (technically, I guess I'm pretty much listening to the shows, since I am looking at the laptop screen).  I enter on blogs, facebook, instant wins, some twitter giveaways, etc.  I use the tool Roboform (it's an add-on for Chrome and Firefox that remembers all my passwords, and enters my info into a page, so I don't have to type it out every time).

There's a program out there called Sweepstakes Ninja that just enters contests for you, but to me, that's cheating, and I would think it would be against the rules of pretty much every giveaway out there.

But, you're probably more interested in hearing what I actually won!! The two biggest deals to me were the trips - way back in January, I won a trip through TNT - round trip to Huntington Beach, California - and back this fall, I found out about my BIGGEST win yet - a trip to the Marlboro ranch.  My goal for next year is to win either a large cash prize, or a new car.  I suppose that's my new year's resolution :)

Jessy's 2012 Wins:
90210 Season 4 – DVD
Ace Bottle Opener
Blog Prize Pack
Amazon Gift Cards – Total of $210
AMC Movie Tickets & Drinks – 2
Custom Lambskin Journal
Aveda Relief Kit (both full and travel sizes)
Avengers Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack
$25 GC to Babeland
Babycakes Cookbook
Meat Thermometer
One Year of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine
Betty Crocker Muffin Mixes, Apron, and Other Goodies
Bible Verses Book
Bluapple – Fridge freshener
Blue Wooden Bead Bracelet
Body by Vi Products
Thirty-One Bag
Mark by Avon Skincare Set
Another Book
Bresh Toothbrushes
Cassandra Clare collection of books
ChuChi Night Light/Toy
Coconut Oil for Pets
Copy Kids DVD
Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce
$18 of Walmart Coupons
Crochet Patterns
Custom nail Solutions
Custom Apron
Daris Howard Book
Death of a Schoolgirl Book
Digital Precision Bathroom Scale
Fit Moms for Life Book
Doubletree Cookies
Ear Buds
Election Night Party Kit
$5 ELF Gift Card
ET Blu-Ray & DVD Combo
Eyebrow Brush
Facial Cloths
$15 Family Dollar GC
Book – First Grave on the Right
Set of 10 Flirt Cosmetics Lip Glosses
Food Should Taste Good Chips
Fredrick’s of Hollywood items
Book – Gabriel’s Woman
Garnier Product Collection (21 full size products – ARV $224)
Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Book
GoGoSqueez Treats & Perfume/Lotion items
Greenleaf Potpourri
Haywire Signed Poster
iPad Speaker Dock
Hope Springs Prize Pack
10 New Horror DVDs
House at the End of the Street signed poster, and other movie items
$25 HSN Gift Card
Huggable Curious George
Hunger Games DVD
iPod Shuffle
$25 iTunes GC
JCP Gift Certificates - $315 Total
Jessica Inclan Book
Chinese Jewelry
Yoga Mat Bag
Gourmet Chocolates
K2 Book from
2 Festival passes to KahBang
2 Karen Kane Scarves
2 Bottles of Krill Oil Pills
Little Tikes & MGA Prize Pack
Lovable Labels Camp Pack
Artisan Coffee Beans
Lysse Leggings
Marlboro Ranch Trip (leaving in 10 Days!!)
$50 Mastercard GC
Meaningful Jewelry Bracelet
2 Mirabella Lip Glosses
Mondelo Blank Canvas Custom Sneakers
Monkey Balm
$13 Movie Cash
Ski Passes
My memories Suite Software
Natural House Cleaners
Natural Insect Repellant
Nature-Cide Inside Spray
New Era Cap
Several Blog Gift Packs
Northface Boots – my Choice
Ottlite Table Lamp
$200 Lingerie
Pantene Whip Hair Product
Custom Made Photo Nightlight
Pillowtex Triple Core Pillow
Pledge Multi Surface Wipes
$10 Plum District GC
Premium Mod Strap
FitBit Fitness Tracker
CD & DVD Set
Queen of America Book
Ratchet Set
Redbox Movie Code
Autographed book – Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
2 – Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler
Samsun Focus S Smart Phone – Pro – 1 Year
Schlage Home Security Kit
Penguin 8 Best Sellers
$100 ShanaLogic Gift Card
ShaToBu Shaper – 2 Aprons, 2 Glovettes, and Oven Mitt Set
Sing4 – The Hits Edition for Wii
Sinky, Trashy, Flush – 2 month supply
$200 GC
Snapsac Super Tote
Snow White & the Huntsman DVD/Blu Ray
$100 Prepaid Visa
Sportline Pulse Monitor
St. Ives Body Lotion – 8 large bottles
Stila Lip Trio
The Big Year DVD
The Gaia Wars & Battle for Cascadia – Autographed books
The Joy of Melt and Pour Soap Crafting ebook
The New Fox Tuesday Prizes
Partyworks Complete Party Pack
They Stood Alone – autographed book
$50 Thirty-One GC
Thirty-One Duffel
Time Dog Subscription
Tortillas to the Rescue Cookbook
Treasure Me Paperback
All Expenses Paid trip to Huntington Beach, CA
We Bought a Zoo DVD
$15 Wendy’s GC
Werewolf Blu Ray
Woozie Wine Accessories
$25 Christmas Tree Shop GC
Yankee Candle Full Size
Yes to Carrots Color Balm
Yonanas Maker & $52 free Bananas Coupons
Zuvo Water Filter
Faber Watercolors
2 - 20 oz Coca Cola Products
2 - Movie Passes
Chicago Christmas CD
Lady Antebellum Christmas CD
German Facial Products 

1 comment:

Faith said...

HOLY GUACAMOLE!!! congratulations, lucky sister! and thanks for sharing the wealth :)