Thursday, December 4, 2014

Never in a Million Years Did I Think I'd Win Something This Big!

When I thought about it I entered Fat Brain Toys - $300 Shopping Spree.

They give away a shopping spree every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

I got an email 2 nights ago saying that I won. Just to make sure I checked their FB page to see if my name was on there. It was. It was one of those things where I forced myself to do a double take to see if I was really the winner.

Of course it was too late to call them to figure out what I do with the code exactly. I wanted to make sure it wasn't a 1 time entry before I used it.

Here I am. We have declared that I would be the one that would be the dad character in A Christmas Story - because I like winning things like the Dad liked winning the leg lamp. My husband rolls his eyes just like the Mom rolls her eyes in the film. Mica is Ralphie because he obsesses about Legos just like Ralphie obsesses about his Red Ryder BB Gun. Isaak is Randy because he's a Momma's boy, a player of attention, and the baby of the family. Thank God Isaak eats better than Randy!

My mind is on A Christmas Story because we're going to see it tonight at The Rose Theater.

Back to my winnings. I swore my husband would kill me for winning this. Not really, but he had just told me the day before, "You better not review any more toys."

When I told him I won, I was all giggly, like a small school girl that had just been asked to a dance for the first time. He thought I drank alcohol. For the record I was not drunk. I didn't even have a sip of alcohol in me.

The code didn't expire until 2023 - something crazy like that. I knew if I didn't use it, the code would get lost. I have Christmas presents bought and wrapped. I'm quick like that.

I decided I'd buy 1 thing for all the nephew's and my son's birthdays for the most part.

Here's what I got:

I got Mica, Isaak, Cousin Evan and Elijah each a Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet with a protective sleeve. All that added up fast! I was going to get my oldest nephew one to, but he didn't think he'd use it, which is fine.

I may give Mica and Isaak theirs for Christmas. The others are waiting for birthdays.

I got Edison a Tobbles Neo, which has won a lot of awards. They bobble around on their own, and stack up to.

Then I got Mica a Lego Castle set for a future present. He'll like love it.

They have special needs toys, but I was already at my max of spending. Emerson is a little hard to get things for. He has special needs that go beyond autism or downs syndrome. I've already gotten Emerson tactile bean bags for birthday. 

My sister-in-law told me not to buy for her son anymore last year. So...I'm not.
I had a cyber deal, so I got $25 off my order - if I paid anything over $100. Then I had the $300 GC. I ended up spending $3.35. Squeal! 

Thank you Fat Brain Toys!
Disclaimer: I won this GC to Fat Brain Toys. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 


Unknown said...

That is amazing! I love Fat Brain toys...they have really good education gifts.

Unknown said...

This is awesome! They have such great toys, with the educational benefit!

Julie said...

Wow, that's great! I never expect to win anything. Maybe that's why I don't?

Ai Sakura said...

Wow what an amazing prize!! :) My sis just ordered a Boogie Board a few days ago. I had no idea what it was until she showed me haha.

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Masshole Mommy said...

Wow, congratulations. What a great prize. Your boys are gonna have a great Christmas this year.

Unknown said...

Beautiful selection of toys and many congrats to you! It pays to enter sweeps/giveaways:)

Theresa Mahoney said...

That is so awesome! Congrats on a fabulous win. Now I need to head to their Facebook page and enter too :)

Unknown said...

Congratulations! That must be a really good feeling!

Eat To Live said...

Whooo Hooo.... conguratulations. Good for you. When you enter a giveaway... you try hard to win by doing all they want you to do. You deserve it.

mail4rosey said...

That castle is awesome!! And huge congrats on the win. :)

~ Noelle said...

That would be awesome to win here :)
Maybe your luck will rub off on me :)

Maryann D. said...

Congratulations, what super toys they are!
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Terra Heck said...

Wow, that's quite the win. Congrats! Looks like you got some awesome stuff.


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