Besides social networking... making friends... learning about other lifestyles... do you know what else happens when you make good use of your time online? You get fun surprises in the mail!
This box arrived last week:
Seriously, this is the biggest cleaning caddy I've ever seen- easily twice as deep as the one I already owned. I had no clue what this box was when it arrived, but apparently I won one of the Right At Home prize packs. That was simple to enter- just click and enter your details. And they have another giveaway going on right now-- you can enter to win a back to school package!
I love to read. And at least once a week, FREE books arrive in my mail box, because I've applied to various companies and been accepted to write book reviews. If this sounds like something you would like to do, I know that both Bethany House and The Catholic Company are accepting applications for new reviewers right now.
I receive coupons and free samples in the mail almost daily. I only request those that I know we'll use.. not every single offer available out there. (I used to request anything I heard of, but that just resulted in a lot of mail going straight to the trash.) Reading blogs like: The Freebie Blogger and Money Saving Mom helps keep me alert to the new offers that are available.
Blogs also alert me to great giveaways. I've won several over the past few years since I started blogging. In the last few months I've won a gardening package from Simply Serve, some Wonder Hangers from Sarah, and just this week-- an American Girl doll through Blissfully Domestic! (Shhhh- don't tell my daughter- she will be receiving this for Christmas!) And I don't enter that many giveaways- maybe only 1/3 of those that I see.
Now, of course, you have to be careful who you give your personal information to, or else you'll wind up with a mailbox full of junk. I only provide my mailing address to reputable companies, and I opt out of receiving extra catalogs, fliers, etc. when I can.
Finding fun surprises in my mail box definitely works for me! Head on over to Works for Me Wednesday to share your own tips and read some others!
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