|May hope rise in you, like the sun |
on this beautiful January day.
I am starting to agree with Amy. Although I do win at least one dollar, two dollars, even up to twelve dollars on the scratch-offs often, I am not landing any sweepstakes wins. I get emails from them every day, alerting me to all the winnings that are imminent if I just do X, Y and Z.
Publisher's Clearing House is the WORST! Every single day I get multiple emails from them, asking me to use their search engine to be entered into some new, awesome, huge sweepstakes. One day it was because my initials we MB, and someone with those initials was going to win big. Today I received this exciting news:
They lay it on pretty thick; a FORTUNE, CASH ON THE SPOT, IMPERATIVE. I feel swindled and lied to, their graphics alone tell me that nobody is winning anything. And I didn't even give them any money or buy any of the damn magazine subscriptions they inundate you with when you enter, and still I feel like they got the best of me. Like I am a rat on the wheel of their money making scheme.Dear Melissa Baumgart,When you search today, you will be assigned a SuperPrize® Number in the winner selection range!Only a SuperPrize Number in the winner selection range can win a life-changing Publishers Clearing House fortune, awarded by the Prize Patrol on February 29th!Search now to enter and ensure conveyance of a SuperPrize Number in the winner selection range to YOU, Melissa Baumgart.Plus, when you search you could even win a PCHSearch&Win instant cash prize. Melissa, your prompt action could win you cash on the spot!Time is of the essence because Publishers Clearing House will soon be taking a "Special Early Look" for a SuperPrize winner from Giveaway No. 1830. You could Win $1 Million Every Year For Life in just weeks, but in order to be in the running, it's imperative that you enter. Waste no time, search now.Good luck!
I can't help but think I have better things to spend my time on than clicking to win, filling out long surveys for a chance to win $1,000 or more (or less), and searching endlessly online for more things to win. I really had high hopes for this month, and I am reminded again of my idealistic nature. I always assume that I will win, that I will succeed and prevail. So far, that is rarely true (poker, bowling, trapeze). In the end, I am thankful that I still maintain a positive and hopeful outlook every month.
And 'til the end of January, I will also maintain my sweepstakes entering. You never know, right? (here I go again.) They have to show up at someone's door! When I am not wasting my time filling out entries, you better believe I'll be in front of the mirror freshening up for my big TV debut. Good thing I have been flossing, so when I smile from ear to ear with my huge check in my hand, I won't have spinach from my smoothie all stuck in my teeth.