I love to enter blog giveaways and occasionally I would enter a real, live sweepstakes. You know the ones big companies put out that you can only enter once? Well I entered one of these back in February on a whim actually. It was for a Ferrari from a hip, chic clothing store based out of Los Angeles, California. Now I’m an LA girl, grew up there, got married to a Kansas boy and moved to Kansas. I know, I’m nuts but my whole family will tell you that.
Anyway, I entered and promptly forgot about it. That is, until last night when I get a phone call. Now I don’t know about you but if I don’t know the company on my caller ID then I tend to ignore it. I ignored 4 of their calls since they didn’t leave a message. Hubby calls me at his usual time, we talk, I hang up and about 15 min. later phone rings again and I think it’s Hubby so I pick it up. Here is where it gets crazy.
Man on Phone (now referred to as MOP)
Hi, is this D. Roberts?
Can I record this call?
(hear group laughter – obviously he is on speaker phone)
This is Delaney isn’t it?
Yeah, what do you want to record this for??? (nothing good usually comes from this request)
I really need to record this….
This is ***** from ****** and you just won your choice of a Ferrari or XXX$$$$! (they haven’t posted me as winner yet so I can’t give out total details)
Is this a freaking joke?? (major laughter in background now)
No, you won – do you remember back in Feb. entering a contest at ***** ?
Yeah, sorta….I think so…..
Well you WON!!!
You are freaking sh*tting me!! (total roaring laughter in background now)
OMFG!! OMFG! You are SERIOUS!!! OMFG!!!
We then went into the details and I got the info of who I needed to call and that I had to make a decision between this:
(ARV approx. $283,000 OMFG!!!!)
I’m taking the freaking cash and running! You can pay the taxes out of the cash but if I didn’t get the Ferrari sold by Dec. 31st we would be in big trouble. Also, we live in the country on dirt/rock roads, I’m not screwing up a freaking Ferrari!
I want to thank Carolyn Wilman or @ContestQueen on Twitter and has a great website, Contest Queen. It’s sort of because of her that I started entering sweeps as well as blog giveaways because she has won quite a few and she has tips on bettering your odds. Well, dang if she wasn’t right!
Now I talk to their CPA and fill out some forms than WooHoo! Cash time. Bills paid off and oh yeah, Hubby and I are gonna take a trip back to Jamaica! Got to have something fun besides paying bills.
Get out there and enter those sweeps! You can win too!
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