Thursday, July 29, 2010

Contests, Giveaways, and Sweepstakes, Oh My!

I have a problem. I'm currently addicted to entering drawings, contests, and sweepstakes. I am obsessed with entering them in an attempt to win free stuff! There, I said it. That's the first step to recovery, right?

I've always loved the idea of getting something for nothing. Not that this happens often, but I still keep trying, always hoping to be the lucky winner of something I obviously cannot live without (but still do not want to spend the money to purchase for myself). The appeal of winning free toys, craft supplies, or some other great thing is too much for me to resist. I will even admit that I have entered the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes on at least one occasion. You know, "You may already be a winner!" It's hard to pass up such an opportunity even though I am normally a reasonably intelligent person. I know the odds are not in my favor. That's why I don't buy lottery tickets.

Going from a two-income family to a one-income family has renewed my interest in giveaways. I've been going a bit overboard now that I have discovered a bunch of them on Facebook. And they're for cloth diapers and cloth diaper accessories, another love of mine, so it is tough to pass them up. I really am trying to cut back. I know I can't go cold turkey, and really, why should I? There might be some fantastic contest right around the corner and I will be drawn in by its Siren song. Anyone know of a twelve step program for giveaway junkies?

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