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
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.