Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Upstate Moms

For the past couple of days, I have been logging onto Upstate Moms quite frequently because of a great contest going on. Upstate Moms is a forum for moms in the upstate of SC to talk about different issues. I have been a member since October. Normally, I look at the site every couple of days. When I happened to check it out on Monday, I noticed there was a contest. Basically, any registered member would have a chance to win. The moderator of the site (sponsored by the Greenville News) draws a name 3 times a day, posts it, and the person has 30 minutes to respond. The prize is a $50 gift card to the mall. However, if the person does not respond within 30 minutes, the next name that is picked gets 2 gift cards. On Monday, 3 names were picked and no one responded, so on Tuesday morning the amount of gift cards was worth $200(4 cards worth $50 each). No one won on Tuesday either, so this morning the cards were worth $350 (7 cards worth $50 each).

I was anxiously awaiting a name to be picked this morning. Since I was on the computer balancing our check book, I decided to look. Josh was telling me something about this time, and as I looked and saw MY name I shouted out, "I WON!! I WON!!" I couldn't believe my eyes. I was so excited that I had a hard time sending a message to the moderator. Thankfully, I got my response to her in time and I now have $350 in gift cards to the mall!

Tomorrow I will go pick them up and then decide what I'm going to buy. How exciting to be able to shop and it isn't our money! Needless to say, my Wednesday has been wonderful thus far!


Ashley said...

How cool is that!! No fair! :-) Have fun!!

Anna said...


The Lindholms said...

Congratulations, what fun! Nice to read your blog!

Jason Vaughn said...

yay! so you getting me a house warming present?

Sharon said...

Congrats! :)
Small world, too. I used to live in the Upstate, as well. (Taylors) I sure miss living there at times!

So is this Haywood Mall, then? Every time we come back to visit my family, I'm amazed how much the area has changed.

Enjoy your shopping trip!