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What Did You Win in December? What Was Your Favorite Prize of 2012?

By January 1, 2013

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It's the first day of a new month, and the first day of a New Year, so today's a double question: What did you win in December, and what was your favorite prize of 2012? Whether your wins were big or small, I'd like to hear about them. Sometimes, a favorite prize isn't the one with the highest ARV. For example, one of my favorite wins of all time was my first Xbox (back before there was a 360!), which helped me realize how much fun console gaming, as opposed to PC gaming, could be.

For me, December was a very slow month. There were a couple of small instant wins, but a family illness and the holidays conspired to give me basically no time to enter. Here's hoping that I'll get some win notifications from the many sweepstakes that ended yesterday!

My favorite win of 2012 was probably the Mother's Day Pampering from Meaningful Beauty kit that I won from Mom Central. It contained a bunch of luxurious creams and lotions that I still use daily. And as a mother to a very active toddler, sometimes I really need that pampering!

How about you? I'm looking forward to hearing your answers in the "comments" below!

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January 1, 2013 at 10:28 am
(1) jenni webb says:

Happy New Year!! My wins for Dec were a twix bar and a $25 i-tunes gift card. Fave gift of the year was a $200 ebay gift card. What fun to spend freely!!

January 1, 2013 at 10:56 am
(2) Scott R says:

My favorite win was a 2010 Gibson Melody Maker electric guitar.

January 1, 2013 at 11:27 am
(3) rhonda says:

I favorite win for 2012 was an IPAD Mini from NBC 17 that I entered on your site. also won small prizes too gift cards, diapers,juice. I love my new Hobby. entering Sweepstakes

January 1, 2013 at 11:29 am
(4) Rhonda says:

My favorite win was an IPAD Mini from NBC 17 that I entered on your site.

January 1, 2013 at 11:32 am
(5) CathyB says:

My favorite win was the Stella Artois Chalices, I won 5 for different members of my family, I thought the contest was fun and different, instead of just the usual filling out forms. I won a litre of coke and movie tickets with large cokes from Coca cola’s Merry Minutes instant win in December. I keep hoping I will win a trip or money I could use for a vacation.Happy 2013 everyone, I hope this is the year of many good wins for everybody!

January 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm
(6) Andrew G says:

Thanks to your site I won a Jos. A. Bank $500 gift card and was also a winner of the Vans x Flip Collaboration contest (Skateboard, shirt, shoes, hoodie and hat). I also got a small win in the form of a gift card from the Buckle Blues Event. Here’s to more wins in 2013!

January 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm
(7) YaOughta says:

I won many things in 2012. It was a very good year. In December, I won a brand new 32gb iPad from eBay, which was a nice Christmas surprise. I also won smaller prizes and gift cards from FedEx, Petco and Tommy Bahamma etc. My favorite win this year was the grand prize for a T-Mobile/Walmart contest to the Austin City Limits music festival. It was an awesome experience. I got to see a lot of great acts and the best part was that it was all FREE!

January 1, 2013 at 4:05 pm
(8) Dinah B says:

December wins: Two one hundred dollar gift codes for NFL merchandise and a backpack from Kelloggs. Favorite win in 2012 was a $2,000 shopping trip to the Time Warner Center in Manhattan all expences paid. Air Meals and Lodging.

January 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm
(9) David says:

Didnt win anything in December, only won a $3 Purina dog treat coupon and a $25 Nestles gift card all year after usually spending at least 2-3 hours a day entering contests. Discouraging but retired with time to enter these so hoping to finally win a really good prize to make it worth all this effort. Since I have been reading these monthly posts for a few months, I have noted that there have been very few that report winning big amounts like 5-50k or a car. I approach it like a part time job and faithfully enter about 75 contests a day so hope it pays off big some day.

January 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm
(10) Maria says:

I did not win a thing in December, but I have faith that 2013 will be better than 2012 sweepstakes wise.

January 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm
(11) Pat says:

Nintendo 3DS XL from Target Dream Big, Win Bigger in December.

Also a salad bowl from Almonds, a shirt from Quaker Play 60 and pocket folder from Pendaflex. I was actually excited for the folder as I still do bills by paper and anything that organizes me is welcome.

One of my favorite/best prizes for 2012 is one I haven’t gotten yet so I’m afraid to count on it. It was from the Twix sweeps instant win–an XBox 360 plus Kinnect. Thing is, I never got a confirming email, just a screen that said I won and it would be sent. So I’m keeping the news to myself for the moment.

But THE BEST was the 2012 SuperBowl Trip to Indianapolis. We met some great football people, saw the game of course, watched Tim Tebow exercise in his skivie shorts in the hotel fitness center etc. An amazing time.

Happy New Year to all, and keep up the entries. Your turn is coming.

January 1, 2013 at 9:13 pm
(12) Valerie says:

I had a few little wins in December and a couple of nicer ones. It is all surprising since I didn’t enter any sweeps for a couple weeks because I was one a cruise and because of the holidays.

In December, I won Fashion Show Backstage Wrap in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Countdown Sweepstakes; $50 Visa Gift Card from the ANCO Sweepstakes; 10 MCR points, 2 1.25 liters of Coke, and Shutterfly wall calendar in the Coke Merry Minutes of Winning; $50 Coupon booklet from Del Monte Fresh Produce “Holiday Coupon” Promotion; HOT TAMALES® candy by playing the HOT SLOTS game; 430 Kellogg’s rewards points in the Kellogg’s Prize Pantry‏; and
Oral-B Power Brush Head in the Oral-B Power Up! Sweepstakes.

Since I only started in August, I have not had that many wins, but my favorite so far was a $50 Amazon gift card and a stocking stuffed with four (4) Duracell battery packs all from the Duracell Powering Holiday Smiles IW. The gift card is fun and the batteries are oh so useful.

Congratulations to all the winners and hang in there if you didn’t. I have found that to win you have to enter many, many sweepstakes becuase you only get lucky once in a while.

January 1, 2013 at 9:17 pm
(13) Jared says:

Favorite 2012 prize-Xbox 360 bundle

Dec. wins:
FYE Taylor Swift grand prize winner
Organizher-$1000-grand prize
sour jacks-movie ticket
red Taylor Swift-2 yr. sub. Rolling Stone mag.
Nonni’s think thin and win-box of THINaddictives
Right at Home-plege multi surface wipes
IGA Loves Your Kitchen-gift box of groceries
Exergen 2012 Holiday temperature chanllenge-Exergen thermometer
Starbuck K-cup packs for 1 yr.
Twix Exclusive experience-coupon for Twix candy

January 1, 2013 at 9:23 pm
(14) Noreen says:

Favorite 2012 win: $50 giftcard from Robitussin

Dec. wins:
Red Taylor Swift-2 yr. sub. Rolling Stone mag.
Twix Exclusive Experience-Twix singles bar

January 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm
(15) Rhiannon Rowland says:

I won many prizes in December, 29 of them! The best one in December was a Curacao Gift Card for $250 that I was able to buy Christmas gifts with. My best win in 2012 was our trip to Disney World (which is coming up in March, can’t wait) and my favorite win that was not a trip was my ipod, which I use all day since I do not have a cell phone. It lets me text for free!

January 2, 2013 at 3:48 pm
(16) Jean says:

My favority win for 2012 was $500 from the PCH Gives sweepstakes! I also won a $50 gift care from a Tommy Bahama sweepstakes. I’d never won anything before so it was really exciting for me!!!!

January 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm
(17) Richard says:

Gretsch George Harrison Tribute Guitar.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Dvd’s.
Twixt bar.

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