I cannot gamble. I have an addictive personality. And I always feel lucky, but rarely am. As I’ve told some of my friends, “The lottery is one place my optimism never pays off.”
So I was intrigued by Chief Family Officer’s idea. She suggests entering contests instead of buying lottery tickets or gambling. You still get the adrenaline rush, but there’s no cash out of pocket.
CFO’s post has some great links for contest resources, including Freebies4Mom who always has links to good contests.
Here are a couple that I’ve seen in the past week during my hunting:
Win a trip for four to San Diego from Oh Boy! Oberto Beef Jerky.
Purex is giving away a SmartCar. Create a Green-T to enter and you’ll also be sent a free sample.
Advil is giving away $25,000, tickets to the Ellen Degeneres Show and free bottles of Advil.
Gillette has numerous contests going on, including one where you can win a Nintendo Wii and other electronic goodies.