I've been during a little experiment for the last couple of months and spending 20-30 minutes a day completing online competitions via the rather excellent Prizefinder site. My target is to enter about ten a day. It's usually a few more but occasionally less; only four last Saturday. A little flurry of activity occurs on the last day of the month as there's way more closing dates then. I'm only entering competitions for things that I would like personally or could sell on to someone else. This is supposed to be an income generating exercise after all. The day that I tried my luck for a rampant rabbit vibrator AND a wilderness experience on some tropical island was an aberration. Had I have won both, would I have taken my newly acquired sex toy on my travels. Or would I have passed it onto the anonymous friend who said she'd have it as she'd broken the ear off her own device through overuse!
Now I must now have entered in the region of a thousand competitions and was starting to think the whole thing was a swizz when I received an email saying that I'd won a Burgen breakfast set. Although artisan seedy bread is way up there on the list of things I like to eat, I was feeling rather underwhelmed that all my efforts hadn't resulted in something rather more substantial. A car filled with loaves perhaps? Then I looked up what I'd actually won. Along with some of the company's products, which sound rather yummy, the prize consists of a Dualit toaster and kettle which are going to be winging there way to me next week. Yay! That's posed a bit of a dilemma. Do I keep my shiny new appliances? I've always lusted a bit over those toasters but pooh-poohed the idea of stumping out so much money on a simple kitchen appliance. Or do I adhere to my hard hitting business strategy and convert them to cash on Ebay?