Cheap Thrills

Phew, my fingers are tired.

Tired from typing my name, email, and URL into about 6000 different entry forms today.

I'm contesting.

And, even if that's not a word, i'm going to say it again. Contesting.

You know, entering every contest in the blogosphere from skin lotion to gift cards to Target.

It's free afterall. No mailing postcards, no buying raffle tickets.

Just takes time and minimal effort.

Or maximum effort.

I'm an addict. Hopeless.

Then all those bonus chances.
--Twitter this contest for an extra entry!! OOOh, I can do that!
--Add our blog button to your sidebar! Yea, okay it's on my review blog. Good.
--Visit the site and tell me what else you like. Easy, I can shop!

And of course i'm doing a little giving away myself at Therapeutic.

It's a glorious circle of love people!

I have always loved entering Pioneer Woman's giveaways too. They are huge and simple, for your one and only entry you have answer questions like "what's your name?" and "what are you wearing?" How's that for easy?

She gives away KitchenAid mixers, $500 gift cards to Home Depot, Lowes, and Target. Computers and things. It's amazing.

The catch with her contests is like she'll get over 10,000 entries per contest. No kidding. My chances may be thin, but they are better than the lottery, so I give it my best shot, trying not to mispell my own name, and enter.

I've won a few things here and there too, that's fun. I have a blanket, book, necklace, gift cards, and some shoes for K under my belt, so I can just feel a laptop will be in my future too.

I can't give up.

I won't.

Oh and speaking of contests, stop by The Housewife Diaries and enter her very first contest evah! She is a rockin' blogger, a hot mom, and makes her home in the city that never sleeps. You need to check her out!

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  1. The Downs Gang said...

    Sweepstaking is what I call it, and I know how tiresome it can be to enter your stuff a million times a day, there is a program called robo fill that you can enter your informationa and when you go to enter all you do is press a button and it fills it out for you!!

  2. Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

    I love to enter contests too...It's a daily ritual...lol.

    Where's your contest...how did I miss that??

  3. Smart A$$ Mom said...

    Don't get me wrong, I love to win. Especially with little to put in. But I get so, whats the word, just kinda- 'Humph' with it all. The Twitters, the comments, the facebooks, the magnet on my car, etc. Then I just go, 'ah, forgetabouit' Maybe I wouldn't if I won something. So here's to one less person standing in your way of a new Mac Book!

  4. Lindsay said...

    they are so addicting! I hope you win some cool stuff!!

  5. Amy said...

    Thanks for sharing about more contests. I love 'em too.

  6. Cat @ 3 Kids and Us said...

    LOL I see we share the same addiction.

  7. Tenakim said...

    Man I wish I had the patience! There is a lot of good stuff out there- I hope you win everything!!!

  8. TheCynicalOptimist said...

    Hmmm, you're almost inspiring me. I have never entered a bloggy contest. But maybe today is the day! :)

  9. Swirl Girl said...

    I going to check it out now!

    I never win anything....

  10. Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

    I am pretty addicted too, I even catch myself starting to enter for things I will never use in a million years...its just so tempting!

  11. Sarah said...

    I'm addicted too! My ratio of wins is probably 2%, but I don't care! I love the winning!! And you're right it only takes a bit of effort! And if you don't want the worky-work of the extra entries, you don't have to! It's so much fun!

  12. Dee said...

    LOL! That's what I'm doing right now! I used to enter a lot more..but I still try to enter a good many every week! Its great when I get some cool stuff!

  13. Mrs4444 said...

    Yeah, I spend a lot of time entering contests, too. Someone I work with has won three different trips on sweepstakes, so I keep going at it.

  14. Tasha said...

    Thank you, smoochie!

  15. Rachel said...

    Good luck on the contests.

  16. Nette said...

    You need to get ROBOFORM. All you do is fill out all the information and when a form needs to be filled out you click one button and your info is instantly put in. Try it...you'll love it.

  17. Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

    AH HA! Roboform... thanks, Nette! Armed with that, I might just be able to change the odds for you! ;-)

  18. kel said...

    You should try onlinesweepstakes.com (i think that's it.. google it, if it doesn't work) they have literally, thousands of contests! and you can download this thing that automatically enters your info for you! I have one tons of stuff that way! Clothes, shoes, boots, make-up, movies... its awesome!

  19. Lolli said...

    I do the same thing!! Aww. It's nice to know I'm not alone. Me? I've won a blog makeover (still waiting), a build a bear card, a cup, and a scrapbook. It's SO COOL to win!

  20. Brittany said...

    I agree, it's totally getting addicting! I sign up for everything...and now...it's the non-blog HGTV Dream Home contest luring me!

  21. Corrine said...

    holy toledo batman! wow, I have a hard enough time just visiting a few blogs, can't even imagine how your fingers must feel after typing in all that stuff...

    and regarding the sledding pics my son did fly off the sled in the last picture, and through my legs...

  22. Jo-Jo said...

    I have won 2 contest in my entire life...want to guess which two those were?

  23. April said...

    Good luck Jen! I rarely ever enter the contests...guess I should!

  24. Momo-Mama said...

    I really should do more contesting. I've only ever done them on Pioneer Woman and Classy Chaos...

    I'm still sorta new to the blog world so i'm just feeling my way around...Not groping anyone (that would be weird) just visiting blogs, reading posts and dropping the occasional comment.

  25. Jenni Jiggety said...

    I love me a good contest!!! LOL! It is pretty addictive!

  26. Candace Jean July 16 said...

    I'm totally going to those contests! Thanks! And I use Google toolbar to fill in all my info with one click.

  27. Tony said...

    LOL, I wish I had your free time girl. A $500 Home Depot card would go a long ways.

  28. Linda S said...

    blog, tweet, stumble, fave, I know and i haven't won yet....there has to be a better way....

  29. Keri said...

    Ah, contests and giveaways.... I'll have to admit, I have yet to participate in my very first. Not so sure why I don't sign up. Maybe the fact that I have no luck? Then again, you have to play to win, right? So maybe I should stop pondering and get 'er done!

  30. jill jill bo bill said...

    Another addiction...just what I needed. Okay, you pusher, I will do it. But my blood is on your hands.

  31. flickrlovr said...

    I've tried entering a few things and have won a couple times-once over at Playgroups Are No Place for Children, and once during a contest on Twitter...I get hooked on it though, like you, and then cannot stop myself from entering contest after contest! Ack!

  32. Musings of a Housewife said...

    You crack me up. I should go around and find more giveaways to enter. You can't beat FREE, right? :-)

  33. Ann said...

    I am with you....when I have the time I'll do the same. 6,000 entries is amazing...

    You have been given an award...Yippy! Congrats! Check it out at my blog.

  34. Michelle said...

    I hear ya, I'm a contest entering fool, I didn't win much and first and then BAM.. I won the Mutsy Stroller at MOMDOT. I have been pinching myself ever since!! :) I'm getting some great use out of it! :)

  35. Erica said...

    Well I'm not addicted yet, but I might get there! I think I won the first contest I ever entered (on a blog anyway)! I guess I better get busy if I'm going to win another!

  36. the RaMbLeR said...

    Ahhh! You see what time it is? It is 2 o'clock in the morning! And that is from just reading and trying to comment. Woman, how in the world do you have time to enter all these contests too?

    Oh well, good luck! (I did go check The Housewife Diaries and she cracks me up. I will enjoy reading her stuff. Thanks)

    BTW - I have two awards for you at my blog! ...where do you keep your awards? I know you have to get tons!

  37. Jen said...

    Contests!! I've only been doing this blogging thing for 1/2 a year and have won a few nice things!! If you want to win a Children's book, stop over at my blog, but my contest is a little bit more complicated. You have to build a snowman!! Check ours out at
    Creative and Curious Kids!!
    http://raisingcreativeandcuriouskids.blogspot.com

    Jen

  38. Anna Pry said...

    haha, i feel you! i spend a lot of time on it too but it does pay off so i keep at it

  39. Debby said...

    This was a fun post to read! I never knew about the contests until a little over a year ago! Entered a zillion and then stopped for about a year. Starting to enter again. lol

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