Friday, December 20, 2013

It seems Christmas came a little early this year =)

I brought a little box of goodies to work today to share with the sweet people I've been working with the past couple weeks.  It was all such a big hit, I just may bring another box tomorrow.

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!

8 comments:

Little Chef On The Prairie said...

You will LOVE IT!!! Congratulations!

If you want book suggestions, let me know.

Also, I can lend you books!

Karen Gerstenberger said...

How exciting - congratulations! Let us know what you think...I was given a (used) Kindle and I like it, but it would be PERFECT if it lit up from the inside, so I could read at night without waking Gregg...I think the new ones do this?

Busy Bee Suz said...

You lucky ducky. OF course, I think you should keep it….don't WE do too much for our kids already? LOL.

Jim said...

Funny how those things happen Lisa! Good on you for this WIN! Go with your instincts.
Merry Cchristmas.

M said...

Merry Christmas!! What a great prize! Congrats :)

dkzody said...

I hope you kept it for YOU.

jlo said...

Keep it for you! I love mine.

HWHL said...

You will love your Kindle - I use mine all the time! :)