Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I won some Vera Bradley - yuck!
I've been on a winning streak lately - maybe I should play the lottery or go back to Vegas. In the past month I've won the following:
$10 gift card to Quiznos (playing their online game)
$25 gift card to Play N Trade - won that as a door prize at our neighborhood-wide get-together
Then last Sunday I went to an event that the hoidy toidy retirement community was having and it was open to the public. They had a free country music concert, games for kids etc. And they also were selling tickets to a fund-raising Chinese raffle. There was about 30 prizes and you deposited your tickets in a bag at each prize that you wanted to win. So you could put one ticket in a bag, or if you really wanted to win that particular prize, you could put more than 1 ticket. I think for $10 you got 20 tickets, or maybe just 10, I forget.
I got a call yesterday saying I won two of the prizes. A $50 gift card to Smoothie King and a Vera Bradley agenda book. I already know what's on my agenda: go shopping, I don't need to write it down. I figured the senior citizens who bought tickets wouldn't be trying to win a gift card to a smoothie place that is 15 miles away so it was better odds. And I also put one or two tickets in to win a Vera Bradley agenda book - which I ended up winning too. My opinion of Vera Bradley stuff in general, is that you either love it or hate it. I'm on the "hate it" side, so it will be put up on eBay soon. So even though I do not care for Vera Bradley stuff, I am glad there are people who love it, so I can sell stuff to them.
Posted by Chris the Yardsale Queen at 9:20 PM