Sunday, October 28, 2007

We're winners

Last week I got a letter in the mail from my City. I had no idea what it could be. I had completely forgotten that we had gone to the city hall open house the week prior. Bob and I each got a free CF Light bulb equivalent to a 100 watt bulb. Fantastic! They're expensive and we have been slowly making the switch to all CF's in our house.

I opened my letter and...I'm a winner. I won a conservation kit. I took my letter to city hall to pick up my prize. I got three more CF light bulbs, 20 switch plate insulators, a refrigerator thermometer, a nightlight that only costs 26 cents a year to run (and it is completely worthless), an attachment for my heater filter that will whistle when it's time to change the filter -- I'm forgetting something. There were a couple more doohickeys in there, but I forget what they are now.

When I said thank you, the nice lady at city hall said, "Here, have another free light bulb." So I actually came home with four.

How cool is that!

On Saturday, Bob took Thomas to Kmart for their in-store Halloween celebration. They both told me it was very lame. Thomas brought home about six candy bars, a few stickers and a bag. Oh, and they bought all our Halloween candy while they were there. Thomas signed up for a free drawing for a Kmart cash card while there.

I got the strangest phone call last night. A teen-aged boy said, "Is Tom there? I'm thinking -- who the heck is Tom? OH. Okay, who the heck are you? I told him yes and what was this regarding. Luckily he told me. Tom has won a Kmart gift card from the Halloween thing we had. I don't know anything about it, they gave me his number to call him, and all I know is they don't have the gift cards here right now."

lol...So who knows if Thomas will actually receive the card. I asked how much the card was for and, of course, he didn't know. We think it's either five or ten dollars. Still cool for a 12-year-old.

So we're winners.

We need a few positives around here right now.


Kate in NJ said...


Meg_L said...

Enjoy yourselves!

Heather said...

Winning things is always fun. Congratulations!!!

Carole said...

Congrats! And when you go to pick up that gift card from K-Mart pick up a free bag of candy. The coupon is here:

Nicole said...

That's awesome. Congratulations. I so need to switch to CF!

Anonymous said...

Hold up three fingers spaced out and hold them in front of your head. This is the universal sign telling everyone you're a winner.

I am so giggling right now because we actually do this ... except we're sort of making fun of ourselves ... a lot when we do it.

It is pretty cool that you guys won so much in such a short amount of time. :-) You're making me want some switch plate insulators.

Those pig-tail light bulbs, that's what your talking about, right? They are SO bright. I just checked and ours are 13 Watts and just about blind me. I save energy because I don't want to turn them on. You'd think after using them for ... I don't know ... like maybe 6 years, I'd be used to them by now. But no. They seem harsh. But still we use them. Pass me my sunglasses, please.

And give Jerry Lee a hug from me.


audrey said...

Hey, that's awesome! Here K-Mart is called Zellers and I would soooo love to win a gift card there.

Also, the CF bulbs are great. We've changed over most of ours, but we do have a few older lamps that won't take them. I've tried putting the CF's in and they blow every time. I was told that happens with some older fixtures, too.

Heather said...

Oooh how exciting! It's always fun to win stuff (even if it's cheesy), but I think you really scored on this one. I've been reluctant to try the energy saving light bulbs because regular bulbs blow out in a month or so around here. Old fixtures? Crappy wiring? I dunno. But I don't want to spend all that money on bulbs to have to replace them all in a month.

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...


You are in your luck right now!

We have been slowly converting to the CF bulbs and are even ordering some for over the vanity. They are already saving us money.

Winning is fun and this winning will help you win more!