Usually, I don't bother with 'contests' sponsored by the cereals and yogurt companies, rarely do people win. To me its just a gimmick to buy their product, and it always works. LOL
Last week, Shoprite had all their Kellogg's cereals marked down to 1.99. I used my $1/2 coupons and bought 4 boxes of cereal for 1.49 each. I refuse to pay more than 1.50 for a box of cereal. The promotion they were running was that if you purchased 3 boxes of Kellogg's cereal, you got a FREE gallon of Milk, any kind. That was my main motivation for buying! SO I got a box of Apple Jacks, 2 boxes of Raisin Bran, and 1 box of Frosted Flakes. My oldest daughter opened up the box of Apple Jacks and said, "Mom, there is a sticker inside this box, it says 'You won!'? I still didn't take it seriously, assuming it was still something ridiculous, or cheap. Then my husband pointed out to her, 'sure, you probably won points for a DSi, which you don't have'. We all laughed and assumed it was just a gimmick.
On a whim, he decided to check it out. He went to the website that was listed on the box to claim the prize. We were all surprised to realize, they actually won a GAME for their Nintendo DS! They chose Zelda, and it is to be delivered in 4 to 6 weeks.
How is that for being Frugal!! I got a FREE gallon of milk AND a free DS game, for my $6 cereal purchase.
Have you entered any contests or won anything like this?
Have a great day!