Thursday, January 21, 2010

December Wins & some of January.

It's more than half-way through January already!  Where does the time go? Well, as I said before I had a pretty good December.  With my brother & his girlfriend being here and all the traveling that we did, it was a really good time.  I'm glad they finally got to see snow!  What also made December great was all the wins that I managed to get even with entries dwindling off while my brother guys were here.  

In December, I started a separate Twitter account for sweepstakes.  Twitter has been VERY good to me sweepstakes-wise.  Here are my wins for December (a majority from Twitter) @ symbols denote Twitter wins and who they are from.
  • 12/1 - $15 BestBuy GC - MCR
  • 12/3 - Pantech Impact cell phone - @PantechUSA
  • 12/4 - DJ Hero game XBOX 360 - MCR
  • 12/4 -  $5 FYE GC - @fyeguy
  • 12/7 - $100 GC - @Ticketmaster
  • 12/12 - SRS iWOW Premium - @MyBellaMia
  • 12/14 - $100 FYE GC - @fyeguy
  • 12/14 - Avatar Thrill Pack - @McDonalds
  • 12/15 - $50 NFLshop GC - @shopcybermonday
  • 12/17-  Mario Kart Wii - @GamerHotline
  • 12/23 - Official NFL Football - @SportsAuthority
  • 12/29 - Swatch watch - @SwatchUS
  • 12/30 - Dell Mini 10v Netbook - @ChaCha
The best part about Twitter wins?  They come SO fast!  I've already received everything EXCEPT my Ticketmaster win.  I need to check up on that and see what's up.  I figure I'll give them a month before I contact them again?  We'll see.

January started off really slow for me sweeps-wise, but it finally started picking up last week!  In less than a week I managed to win 2 iPod Touches (!!!).  I know, I've won all my iPods (and I got the one I won replaced less than 6 months ago with a brand new one for free!) .. someone loves me up there ^^^ really.

Anyhow, I was REALLY stoked to find out I won an iPod via @SRSLabs on Friday.  It was a random drawing so that was cool.  BUT I was already entering another iPod contest via @FIRE_Music.  I felt I had a really good chance at it.  They mentioned to *be creative* about WHY you should win and also hinted that giving them ideas for album names may have something to do with you winning (they have since deleted that Tweet though.. lol). I took it to heart & provided album names for them everyday until closing day.  I came up with 70+ album name ideas, wrote haiku poems.  I even downloaded their album and have been listening to it since.  

I thought people would catch on to what I was doing.  I figure if they really wanted to win they would get creative.  No one really did.  I just kept seeing my "original" tweets regurgitated all over the Twitterverse.  I had a good feeling about my chances of winning once they started following me.  They even replied at the same exact time I sent them a message (it was really strange. our msg's matched so well I thought they replied to me REALLY quickly) ... could it be fate?!  Haha.  Anyway, I spent HOURS thinking & researching possible album names.  I got a lot of my ideas from previous bible lessons I've had & just knowledge I already possessed.  I'm hoping they were able to get some ideas. It would be even cooler if they used one for their next album!

Overall, I felt it was a well deserved win & I really don't care what the others thought.  I saw messages being posted & then deleted.  Silly people.  It's funny how petty people can be.  They never said it was going to be random, dears.  They blatantly asked, "why do you deserve to win?"  Haha. Take your haterade and move along.

My hard work paid off and above all, I found a Christian band that I really honestly do enjoy listening to.  I took the time to visit their website, listen to their music, & do my research.  I know I'll continue to listen to them and I'll even sing one of their songs at Church this summer :)  [take note, I am not a singer].  I'm really excited to receive their signed CD (!!) and the iPod Touch.  It'll be an upgrade at the very least :)  

So, thank you FIRE for the CD & iPod and allowing my creative juices to get going.  It really hasn't been used in a long time.  I needed that.  Also, thank you for your music and spreading His message.  I watched your video, don't worry, you've definitely found a fan :)

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