For a little over a year now, I've been a member of the National Consumer Panel. (I'll try to come back and do a post about it later, and explain what it actually is.) Several weeks ago, I received an email telling me I won a prize of my choice from a list of about 10 items. I chose a Kindle Fire HD. That was quite a while ago, and I never heard anything else about it. I actually had to call their customer service number a few days ago for something else, and while I had someone on the phone anyway, I asked about it. I could no longer find the original email letting me know I won, and I wanted to know how much longer until it would arrive. The woman who was helping me said she saw no record of any such prize being awarded. Needless to say, I was really bummed.
I've been toying with idea of getting an iPad for about 6 months now. I actually was saving the reward points from my credit card to get one. When I got that email about the Kindle, I was really excited because I figured now I wouldn't need to get the iPad. When the woman from NCP said she had no record of it, I was really unhappy.
Imagine my surprise when I got home from work tonight and found a couple packages on the table. One was my coffee order from Green Mountain Coffee (YAY!) and the other was....
THE KINDLE FIRE HD!!!
Not only was the Kindle in the box, there was also a leather case! SWEET!!!
So now, I should get off this computer, and open my new toy!! Although, I've gotta tell ya, the Mommy in me is thinking maybe I shouldn't open it at all, and maybe give it to Stud for Christmas. His father and I bought him a computer on Cyber Monday (it was a great deal!), but I could probably return it, and give him this instead. (That money could definitely be put toward a bill or two) Then again, there's a part of me that thinks, "Hey, YOU did all the work to win this, and YOU deserve it!" I'm a little torn. Maybe I'll hold off opening it until I sleep on it.
On that note....Good night!