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Well for some reason it's beginning to look like I only update this blog about once a month.  I'm not sure why, as I've won a few things in this last month, but I just guess a part of it has to do with my new computer that I have.  I went from a PC to a mac, and even though I love several things about my IMac, it's really actually a lot slower than my last PC.  This is extremely frustrating to me, as I am so ADD/ADHD in my internet/sweeping ways.

I usually have about ten or more windows open in Firefox, and even though I can do that on my I-Mac, I continue to get the spinning beach ball of death all the time.  It freezes everything for a short amount of time, and then I'm good to go..until the next SBBOD comes around, which usually is in about the next minute or so.  This is really starting to get on my nerves to be honest, and I don't enjoy being on the computer nearly as much.

So far this week has been nice in regards to the wins, even though they are small.  I also had a disappointment.  It seems I missed a phone call on my cell, telling me that I was a potential Grand Prize winner in a Coors Text Sweep and the prize was for a $100 GC.  I was suppose to call before 9 a.m. the next day, and I didn't get the message until after 4 p.m. the next day!  I went ahead and called and left a message with all the information that was requested and it would be so great if they still honored it, but I am not going to hold my breath on that one. So let this be a reminder....check your voice mail!

Tomorrow is the second Saturday in the month, and this means Local Sweeper's meeting.  This month we will once again have a small group, as about four or five members all won a text sweepstakes, and they are in NYC getting the opportunity to watch the Dallas Cowboy's play the New York Giants (I think it's the New York Giants...Can you tell I don't watch football? :)I so wish I was with them, even though I am not a football fan.  I do support the Dallas Cowboys, even if they are playing like crap this year, from what I've heard.  I haven't actually seen a game in years...but they are still the team I support in football!  Go Boys!

It's been exactly one year next week, when I was in NYC on the Gossip Girl Trip Win with my friend Belinda.  We both feel in love with that place and we feel hard!  I know I want to go back so badly!  I have been entering every sweepstakes that offers NYC trip as a prize.  In fact, I even went to Sephora on Thursday because they were offering a NYC prize in a promotion that was only open for three hours!  It was also only open to their VIB (Very Import Beauty Insider) members, which I am.  So I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed on that one!  I would imagine the odds on that one are good, because of only having a three hour window open to enter and also only being open to a select group doesn't hurt either.  The only negative about that night?  I spent *way* too much money on Benefit cosmetics!  I just love their make-up and I enjoy collecting the different sets that they come out with.

Here is a listing of this week's winnings:

  • Monday - Snail Mail Entry - Super Foods/FOOD CLUB MILK GADGET GIVEAWAY -Solar-powered Charger 
  • Tuesday - Local Online Entry - KXAS - Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest Ninetendo DS video game
  • Wednesday - Text Entry - Coors Lite (Can't find which sweep) $100 Gift Card (More than likely will not receive, because I called back past the time requested) 
  • Thursday: McDonald's Monopoly Online Game - 30 My Coke Rewards Points
  • Friday: I received in the mail $5.00 HEB Gift Card from an online restricted sweepstakes, as well as a $25 Home Depot Gift Card from turning in 500 My Coke Rewards points.


So basically not a bad week, except for not calling and possibly losing out on a $100 win, which still totally upsets me...oh well, on to the next one, right? I also need to remember to use some of the free food coupons I won from the McDonald's Monopoly game.  It ends on November 15th, so I only have a couple of days left to use them.  


The holidays will be upon us soon, and that usually means "Holiday Sweeps!"  Yeah!  I don't know why, but I love these kind of sweeps, as it puts me in the "Christmas" spirit.  So be on the look out for local sweepstakes, that also usually run during this time.  This could be anything from local drop boxes at your local grocery store/Mall, Local Radio Station call-ins,  and Newspapers. 


Well that's all I have for now.  I really should have kept better track of my sweepstakes winnings like I've done in the past in a spreadsheet, as it helps keeps me motivates when wins are slow.  I am totally doing that next year!

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