Monday, January 16, 2012

A Wonderful Surprise


Hi Everyone!

  I hope you are enjoying this long weekend.

We were in Florida the week before Christmas visiting family and while there
I played around with my daughter-in-law's new iPad.  It was so easy to use
and I love the FaceTime feature.  It knew it would be great to be able to see and talk
to my grand kids on it.  The $500 price tag was just more than I was willing to pay.


The day we arrived home from our trip I received an email in my spam
folder saying I had won an iPad.  It was deleted without opening.  Several
days later another email arrived and again was deleted.  A few days later
I received another email,  this time from a real estate company. 

This peaked my curiosity so I went to the real estate companies website
to look around.  Sure enough, there was my name mentioned as the winner
of a new iPad.
  
 WAHOO!! 

I had completely forgotten about entering this sweepstakes months before.  

The best part is now I can FaceTime with my grandchildren in Orlando.


I am having fun playing with this new toy.

xo,
Sherry








57 comments:

Helen said...

I delete spam emails all the time without opening them. I figure if I open them, then they know they have a "live one" on the hook. So glad that you won, have fun with it.

Mari said...

Oh wow how great Congrats and enjoy it :)
My dear hubby surprised me with one for Christmas and I too just love it :)

xo~Mari

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

Yay, that is awesome, I love my iPad!

High Street Cottage said...

Hey Sherrie, Congrats!!! The company I work for gave away an IPAD too, but I was not the winner, I did win lunch with my boss, hmmm and I didn't even enter haha!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Congratulations, Sherry!! That's the favorite toy around here!! Enjoy it!

Karen said...

Congrats Sherry, that is great!

Olive Cooper said...

That is a wonderful prize.

NanaNor's said...

Lucky you, congrat's. I know you'll have a wonderful time talking to your grands. I wouldn't buy one but would love to win one!
Hugs, Noreen

Pam said...

Congratulations. I bought one for my son for Christmas, but my husband uses it so much more. Love the case!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

How Wonderful!! The Good Lord knew you needed it!

Lou Cinda

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I would have done the same thing, deleting those e-mails! Glad they were persistent, and that you got a fun new toy.

Entertaining Women said...

You're going to love it. I carry mine everywhere in a darling iPad case/purse by Sena that I found on Amazon. One time at a basketball game on a Wednesday night, I sat there and did my link for Tablescape Thursday. Who knew. Car traveling and airport terminal wait times will never be the same! LOL Congratulations on your win! Cherry Kay

Low Tide High Style said...

How cool! I wonder if I really have won a million gbp's after all! hehe! Glad you won!

Kat :)

Gina said...

That's great! Congrats!

Step inside my home said...

Congratulations! You will love the iPad. I use mine ALL the time. Have fun facetiming with your grand-kiddos! Susie

Step inside my home said...

Congratulations! You will love the iPad. I use mine ALL the time. Have fun facetiming with your grand-kiddos! Susie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have one, but only use it when we travel (if that ever happens again). My husband received an Apple gift card which really helped.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a treat Sherry! Enjoy!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats on this BIG WIN!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Betsy said...

How fun! I would have deleted every one of those emails too. Good thing you checked or they'd be giving it to someone else. Congratulations. I'm sure you'll have loads of fun.

Pieced Pastimes said...

Congratulations! I am sure your new iPad will get lots of use. Enjoy!

Heather's Stitches said...

How Fun!! Enjoy, My Husband has one and he uses it for work.

Cheryl said...

WOW! Sherry, Such a wonderful prize to win!!!! Congratulations!! xoxox
Cheryl;-)

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Wow! That is awesome! I need to go check my spam. ;) Congratulations!

Jeannie said...

Wow congrats that's quite a prize!

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Something Nice and Pretty said...

Congrats to you, have fun with your grandchildren with it!

Rondell♥

Bonnie said...

Glad you won Sherry! My husband loves his and it is great on trips too.

Sue said...

Wow, what a great win, Sherry! I am learning the ins and outs of mine. I am so used to a Windows format and not being able to use certain programs is frustrating me! Can old dogs really learn new tricks, I wonder? LOL
Hugs, Sue

The French Hutch said...

Sherry, I do the same thing. Delete, delete and delete.
I'm so glad you won the ipad, awesome! Our grandson lives in Fl and thank goodness for ichat. It makes all the difference when your a long distance grand….
Have fun on your new ipad.

~Emily
The French Hutch

The enchanted home said...

Lucky you!!!!! Congrats and enjoy, my husband is addicted!!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Congratulations!

Kelly said...

You LUCKY girl!! It was meant to be. My husband would love to have one. I bet your husband is saying "thank you for entering that giveaway" too!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Congrats! What a great win!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That was a great surprise! Congrats Sherry!

Laurie Blaswich said...

Hi Sherry,

My girlfreind has one and I've "played" around on it a bit. What a fun TOY! Congrats Sherry Get to know all it's little tricks and shortcuts, I'll bet there are so many.

Fondly,
Laurie

Bliss said...

Facetime'd tonight myself with my grandkids, but it was in reverse. Their mom and dad are on vacation and they are here with me. Love technology, and just think of the blog cruisin' you can do now from the comfort of your own bed.

~Bliss~

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh my gosh! You almost missed it! I have a Mac and girl you will never go back, they are so easy to use!

Carol

Sarah said...

Congratulations! Have fun with your new iPad. ~ Sarah

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

No WAY! You super, duper lucky chickie. Congrats on your win... and what an awesome way to stay in touch.

Whoopeee!
Spencer

Pamela said...

How exciting Sherry!! WhooHoo!

Suzy said...

Congrats on your win, Sherry! That's a biggie! I do the same as you with emails that I think are spam all of the time. Glad you eventually found out that it was legit and didn't lose the ipad.

Becca said...

Woo Hoo ... what fun! Congrats! So glad that you decided to do a bit of investigating!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Congrats. What a nice surprise! I thought about getting the iPad, but decided to go with the Mac Air as I needed a new laptop. Have fun with it!!!

Karen said...

That is so cool. I would have deleted the message too. I received an iPad for Christmas and have had so much fun with it. I need to take a class to understand all that it is capable of.
Karen

Tina said...

CONGRATS!!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Girl, I swear, you are so lucky with winning stuff. :) xo

Eclectically Vintage said...

Isn't Facetime fun! My girls love it and keep in touch with camp friends!
Kelly

Designs By Pinky said...

Whoo HOO!!! Congratulations!!! We don't have one but they sure sound great! XO, Pinky

Anne said...

Congratulations! What fun!! ;)

Art and Sand said...

I got an iPad for my birthday in November and am loving it. I use facetime to talk with my daughter. I had purchased all new bedding for her from the feather bed to the duvet and pillows. She went into her bedroom with her iPad and moved it around so I could see how she put everything together.

adventuresindinner said...

Yay! So glad for you! Have fun with this great treat. I'm hoping the birthday fairy will have one for me soon :-)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh wow! That is so great that you won one! I love mine, I'm still learning how to use it. It amazes me how fast it is. I haven't yet tried to blog on it. Have you?

Richard Cottrell said...

I would love to visit Florida, really any where. Have fun. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

SUPER FUN!!! XO, Aimee

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

SUPER FUN!!! XO, Aimee

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You lucky dog! And I mean that in the BEST sort of way! I agree with you on the whole price thing. Can't justify it, really, not right now. But I sure would love me one! Your grandkids are lucky, too! Congrats!

xoxo
Kathleen

Dear Lillie said...

Haha! That's too funny that you deleted the first two e-mails. (Although I have to admit I would probably have too!) Congratulations on such a fabulous win!