|Posted by Sandra Venneri on July 4, 2012 at 1:15 PM|
...and that means that the kids are home for the summer! Hopefully there is less driving and more time to concentrate on my new job - I am the London, Ontario coordinator for 'NSTEP (www.nstep.ca). I will be teaching nutrition and physical education to elementary students part time as part of the charity program that has been a hit out in Western Canada.
But I am also on the search for contests and coupons and freebies..... and I will try to post more links.... but that's not the real reason for my site - it's just to help people get started and give them support when they win (possibly) a contest. No - I'm no professional, but I do have about 9 years experience with Canadian contests of all sorts.... and yes I am always winning something...... so just keep going.... sometimes in one month you will win nothing and then 3 months later you get 2 or 3 prizes days apart. Just think.... it's only a time investment.... if you are already at home drinking coffee and reading the paper - just jump on your laptop, iPad or tablet and enter away....
Contesting is a way for me to do something fun while relaxing and in the end I usually win something.... my camera from Christmas Eve is awesome and helped me create youtube videos and take wonderful photos so I could present at the Bio K+ Community Event Award.... I had to make a 30 minute presentation on the snack program at my kids' school that I volunteer for. There were two other finalists and NO I did not win the $10,000. But I did win $1000 for the snack program for my efforts and they are professionally editing a video for promo purposes.....so yes second prizes rock too! Think about it - my FREE $700 camera made me $1000 for my volunteer program! Wow - that's like $1700 in just two contests!!!
And don't forget - if you don't like a prize (other than trips) you can sell it on www.kijiji.ca. My tip is, sell for retail minus the taxes and you will sell it fast. Remember to NOT open packaging or else the value is decreased greatly. I know it's tempting, but unless there are separate gifts (like a gift basket) don't do it if you plan on selling it.
Good luck! And if you ever have any tips, comments or good links - pass them along to me.....