I'm still hoping for the winning Mega Millions ticket, but I'm graciously accepting all the little surprises, too.
A while ago, maybe back in February or March, I commented on a blog post for Westcott scissors. On April 5, I got an email that I won a pair of non-stick scissors and a holster. I was surprised they took about 2 weeks to get here, but this arrived this morning. And yes, the purple scissors match my mat and snips and seam ripper and stiletto, lol. I think it's funny that I keep winning, and love that all the prizes so far were interesting and useful.
I'm not sure I'll ever use the holster, since I don't wear a belt, but it's fun! Who doesn't love pink feathers and zebra print! It may be good to protect the scissors when packed in my bag.
I'm off to test the new scissors. Oh, by the way, you can probably win stuff, too. I think it's a matter of the numbers. You need to enter a lot of contests, and like a lot of Facebook pages. Eventually things will start coming in the mail. And many of the companies share other's contests. Look also on SewCal Gal's blog. She has a list of current contests and give aways. The more you enter, the better your chances of winning something. I'm cautious, though. I only enter if I really like or need the item. I don't want to take a chance away from someone who really could use it. A recent example: Someone was giving away a 4" HST Accuquilt GO! die. I already own one, so didn't enter. Any other dies I don't have are up for grabs, though, lol. Have fun entering!