Frugal Family Fun: What makes me feel lucky!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

What makes me feel lucky!

Everyone tells me I'm really lucky. And yeah it is kind of true- I win A LOT of things.  But I think it is about more than the stuff that I win.  I am convinced that I am just lucky in life. It is more than being a winner. My life is all about being a person with blessings abound.  And it's about how I share that with others. I am blessed to be able to blog and share my finds with others.  I feel lucky to be a mom to 3 beautiful girls and the wife of a loving husband.

I have been contesting since April 2009. It became a little hobby then it became something I did daily.  Everyone said I was so lucky because I always won everything.  For me I was living my life. I was able to get things I couldn't afford to buy, since I am a full time mom and college student. I was just filling in the gaps for things I couldn't afford to get for myself.  I didn't have to buy makeup for over a year and a half.  I got new boots when the winter came, for both my daughter and myself. All the things I could want or need I was able to get for free.

Then recently I have had less time for contests so I began to focus on specifics, like Starbucks gift cards.  I have been able to go to Starbucks at least 3 times a week since November, and have spent approximately $25 out of pocket in this time. All other goodies have been free! It has been a great way to feed my need for Starbucks while not going broke! My husband always jokes that I'm addicted, but I say at least its free!

Winning is fun and sure it seems like I'm lucky. So why am I lucky? Is it because I unlocked the jedi Twitter secret to winning? Is it because I score major swag with little effort? No. It is because I enjoy playing to win and love life. I try not to let the little things get me down, and when it gets hard I keep smiling.  I love winning because I am able to get the things I want and need for less or free. I am lucky to have a family who supports my hobby and loves me. I feel lucky to be able to have a blog audience who supports me and gives me a reason to keep blogging! And I feel lucky to be alive.  Life is great!

Lucky you:
The only thing better than $1 a night movies – free movies!  Lucky you, redbox is giving everyone the chance to score free movie credits now through St. Patrick’s Day during the redbox Lucky to Have Friends Like You promotion. Each fan receives a unique web address. Every time someone rents from your address through March 17, you get a free movie credit. Rental credits are valid for ten (10) days after they’ve been deposited into your account. Spread the word, and lucky you could be rolling in free movies this March.

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and redbox blogging program, for a $25 Walmart gift card from redbox. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”


  1. I have a Starbucks GC giveaway running right now, if you want to add to your stash :)

    I've just recently gotten into entering contests and I hope I'm as lucky as you!

  2. I feel the same way as you... you can't win a contest if you don't enter! :)


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