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bobafrett
07-10-2005, 12:09 AM
After I won a CD six pack of new music, I began to think of other things that I had won during my 40 years here on Earth. Like I mentioned I won a CD six pack of new music which included Seether, the Offspring, Static X, Disturbed, and two others. Other things I have won that I can remember:

Radio Station call in contests:
Rush concert tickets
ZZ Top concert tickets
Black Crowes concert tickets
Coleco PacMan game

Fast Food:
Two Tusken Raider mugs
various food prizes

Various other contest winnings:
Obi Wan Kenobi mug (Star Wars fan club creativity contest 1980 or 81)
$100 worth of Star Wars figures on Hasbro's online contest 2 yrs ago


I'm sure I'll think of more that I didn't post. So what have you won during your lifetime?

Ji'dai
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
Back in April I won a t-shirt in Hasbro's "Break the Emperor's Code" online game.

Last spring I won the Diamond Select Toys Hellboy trivia contest. I won three Hellboy plush dolls and an autographed theatrical poster signed by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, director Guillermo Del Toro, and actors Ron Perlman and Selma Blair.

Hasbro/Kenner had an online trivia contest years ago that I won as well. The contest would be scheduled at odd times during the day and I finally was able to play early one morning before work. I won a B'omarr Monk figure, which was the main prize and was the only way to get that figure at that time. (The Monk was later a mail-away figure offer; then appeared in the SAGA Deluxe set).

Oh, when I was a kid I won a Huffy bicycle from a grocery store's in-store contest. It was a great bike: black paint job, chain guard, racing placard with number mounted on the handlebars, and a banana seat. I was feeling sick though when we went to pick it up. I didn't want to leave the backseat of the car to get my picture taken with the bike in the store but they got me to do it. It's a gyp having the flu in summer. Such a waste.

Kidhuman
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Lets see:

Pizza Hutt Pizza's.
7-up Radio in shape of a can
NIN Concert tickets
Lynard Skynard/ZZ Topp conecrt tickets
John Fogerty Concert tickets

Emperors code T-shirt


At my job(they have some contests):

A Starz CLock
Soprano's Clock
Soprano's deck of cards
Sex and the CIty Magic 8-ball
Multitudes of gift cards(Target and WM)
Dinner of my choosing on the Director of our center
Multitudes of T-shirts
DVD's

mastermatt24
07-10-2005, 01:23 AM
$50 giftcertificate from a raffel thing
Signed Empire comic (triva game at SDCC last year)

dang.. I cant think. I know ive won a ton of other stuff.
Oh.. just remebered
Ive goten some promo posters from the SW league when I used to play the card game (the recent one)
I didnt really win it but a nice lady at KB gave me a big vertical vinal poster of ani/vader that hung in the door.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
various crap, blah blah blah.

but the prime thing i've won was a football autographed by ALL of the San Francisco 49's from the year they won the superbowl, i believe it was 89. I wonder how much $$ I could get for that :crazed:

hamsterboy
07-10-2005, 03:01 AM
Let's see....$10 from Pepsi when they had that contest for TPM,however much I've won with scratch-offs,$200 at a casino,$50 for an on-line contest for BBTS,and when I was a youngster a bike at a county fair raffle and much more stuff that would take too long to list.

Turbowars
07-10-2005, 12:21 PM
Memories LOL, I won the game football of my home coming game that was signed by all the players and cheer leaders. Just so happens I broke my leg in that game.

I recently won a Devil Reject shirt. Seems all other things I won were small promo crap that was said to be a prize, but was really just free crap to anyone that was there at the time.

I also remember filling out a raffle ticket for a free month to Family Fitness. About 6 of my friends filled them out. A week later, I got a phone call saying I won, I was happy and crap and when I ran into my 6 friends they all had received the same call. All it was was a scam to get you in there to sign a contract. I was POed!

99.999 % of the time nothing is free.

Kidhuman
07-10-2005, 01:18 PM
Dont blame ya for being PO'ed at that Turbo. That would have irked me to no end. How can they call it a contest if everyone wins?

bobafrett
07-10-2005, 06:41 PM
I knew I was forgetting one. I won a bunch of football snacks, chips, dip, soda, pizza at a grocery store in Wisconsin. I was up visiting my brother in the Northwoods, and we stopped in the store, I filled out the ticket for a Packers football party snack pack, and I thought there was no way I would win. The next day I got a call at my brothers place telling me I had won. When I went to pick up my winnings, I told them I was a Bears fan.

Oh, and lest I forget the 2 liter of Lime Pepsi I won in the "Call Upon Yoda" game.

I had something similar to what you are talking about Turbo. A health club said I won a free day at the club, but they were handing them out to everyone to try to get you to sign up for a membership.

mastermatt24
07-10-2005, 07:03 PM
99.999 % of the time nothing is free.
I run at a track everyday for free.. i dont need no health club! :crazed:

Bel-Cam Jos
07-11-2005, 09:01 AM
At my dad's company picnic when I was maybe 5-6 years old, my ticket came up for the semi-grand prize, a ten-speed bike. Well, considering I wasn't even tall enough to touch the handlebars, I asked if I could trade. So I took the SW Land of the Jawas playset. Most considered it a stupid move; I did not. Still have all the non-cardboard parts to it. :D

Won a "free" (you guys are right, not really free, since postage was needed) He-Man figure from some chocolate company.

Came in first place in a youth street chalk drawing contest (drew Roger Rabbit, after having been disqualified the previous year for my Spiderman using my own chalk colors :mad: ) and won a local business gift certificate.

I won a couple raffles at my jobs (mugs, flower arrangements, shirts, gift certificates, books, etc.)

Fast foods contests (for "free" food, but never money).

Most I even got was $5 on a lottery ticket (not much luck on those).

figrin bran
07-12-2005, 01:31 AM
aside from the usual fast food prizes, the best thing i ever won was a $100 gift certificate for tower records at a local radio station's promotion. the promoter said he would award it to the person who could show him the atm receipt with the lowest balance. this was during my poor starving student days so i really lucked out as i had only around $10 in the bank.

General_Grievous
07-12-2005, 05:53 PM
Won NY Giants tickets in a grocery store raffle and a Power Rangers movie T-Shirt from about ten years ago. From what I remember, it was a 7-up promo.

bobafrett
07-12-2005, 10:32 PM
I won a $1,000 in the state lottery, but I bought about a grand in tickets to offset the taxes. In Illinois you can write off your losses againt your taxes.

CaptainSolo1138
07-12-2005, 10:51 PM
*I've won $50 on scratch off tickets three times.
*I've won $100 twice.
*I got a $15 gift card as Target Team Member of the Month.
*An "Emperor's Code" shirt.
*A $40 50/50 drawing.
*Concert tickets (so what if it was the Beach Boys? Free is free! :D )

Ji'dai
07-12-2005, 11:43 PM
*Concert tickets (so what if it was the Beach Boys? Free is free! :D )

I wouldn't be ashamed to go see the Beach Boys. Good group, lots of great hits. Good driving music too. I wouldn't mind going to see Jimmy Buffet either, although I'm not a huge fan. I always see lots of great looking babes in the audience of those guys' televised concerts. Looks like one big rum-fueled party :crazed:

Kidhuman
07-13-2005, 12:48 AM
Jimmy Buffet was quite boring when I saw him actually. It was at NSG and in the middle of winter. Me and my friend actually left. Couldnt get into the tropical atmosphere when its freezing. Now if I were on a boat, it would have rocked.

CaptainSolo1138
07-13-2005, 09:48 AM
And don't go to the "Margaritaville" in Sandusky, OH. It's a dive bar that plays Jimmy Buffet music. Oh, and since it's a "Margaritaville", they can charge $3.50 for a bottle of p**s warm Bud Light (which I got carded for :D ).


I wouldn't be ashamed to go see the Beach Boys.
I'm not ashamed (what's better than the Beach Boys on a hot July nite?), I just wish it were someone different. Instead of the $15 Beach Boy tix, why can't I win the $75 Velvet Revolver ones?!

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth I suppose :D

Sith Lord 0498
07-17-2005, 05:29 PM
Emperor's Code T-shirt (2nd place)
Emperor Palpatine (Executor Transmission) holographic figure
Celebration 3 Darth Vader
Vintage ROTJ carded AT-ST action figure
Concert tickets (Creed) - actually this one was my wife

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-28-2005, 01:03 AM
I won a brand new mountain bike from my local Little League Baseball raffle (you got entered into it if you sold a certain number of candy bars). It was later stolen from my brother who was "borrowing it." :cry:

I remember at my mother's company picnic they had a contest in where you had to guess the number of pieces of candy in a giant jar. Besides getting the jar, I also got some cavities. :cry:

At a stag party two years ago, I won the top prize (a CD player) and a bottle of Jack Daniels, but they made me give them both back, because it was for my brother's wedding and I set up the stag party and organized the prizes. I settled for an "Icehouse" backpack. :cry:

Kidhuman
07-28-2005, 01:31 AM
I remember at my mother's company picnic they had a contest in where you had to guess the number of pieces of candy in a giant jar. Besides getting the jar, I also got some cavities. :cry:


Did ya get the candy too? I would hope so, because eating glass you give you more than cavities

LusiferSam
07-28-2005, 01:55 AM
Guns, guns and more guns! Its really just two shot guns. A 20 gauge when I was 10 at a Green Wings (Duck Unlimited of kids) event. And a nice Winchester 12 gauge at Duck Unlimited dinner two years ago.

The 20 is a fun one to shoot because of it's report, but has a powerful kick. I still haven't shot the 12 yet. My dad has it in his gun save because I don't have a save place to keep it.

CaptainSolo1138
07-28-2005, 08:03 AM
At a stag party two years ago, I won the top prize (a CD player) and a bottle of Jack Daniels, but they made me give them both back, because it was for my brother's wedding and I set up the stag party and organized the prizes. I settled for an "Icehouse" backpack. :cry:
I woulda told them "too damn bad", LBC! I hope you at least got your fair share of Jack at the reception!

On the bright side, you could have made your own Icehouse by peeing in the backpack and then adding some water. :D

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-28-2005, 10:17 AM
Did ya get the candy too? I would hope so, because eating glass you give you more than cavities

Yeah, even though most of it was "old person's hard candy."


I woulda told them "too damn bad", LBC! I hope you at least got your fair share of Jack at the reception!

On the bright side, you could have made your own Icehouse by peeing in the backpack and then adding some water.

The JD, I wasn't terribly upset at giving back. I hate the stuff.

The CD player however I coulda used, because I do not own a personal one myself, I just use other peoples.

Kidhuman
07-28-2005, 04:49 PM
Yeah, even though most of it was "old person's hard candy."

HAHA, you got the candy that is wrapped to look like strawberries. How come only old people have those in their house? I have never seen them in stores.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-28-2005, 06:44 PM
HAHA, you got the candy that is wrapped to look like strawberries. How come only old people have those in their house? I have never seen them in stores.Old people? Old people? You're going to be an "old people" some time, kh! Why, I oughta! You kids, you human kids, with your whining! In my day we di- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ... :zzz: ... and that's how salt water taffy solved the Scopes Monkey Trial.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-31-2005, 11:16 PM
Old people? Old people? You're going to be an "old people" some time, kh! Why, I oughta! You kids, you human kids, with your whining! In my day we di- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ... :zzz: ... and that's how salt water taffy solved the Scopes Monkey Trial.

Thank you for sharing that story Grandpa Simpson :p

bobafrett
09-13-2005, 07:35 PM
Tonights multi state lottery is $200 million dollars, I'm hoping to win that and get myself a bunch of new relatives! I have heard that people who have won aren't always happy. Let me tell you, if I could be out shopping for Star Wars stuff instead of having to work all the time, I think I'd be pretty freaking happy!

mabudonicus
09-13-2005, 08:37 PM
I've won a lot of concert tickets, MOTORHEAD, Dio, Iron Maiden and the like (oh and one for Rush doning 2112 which I had to miss, and a Helix show which I also couldn't attend)
A bunch of CDs (including the Jimi Hendrix BBC sessions)

Once, 200 quick-pick lottery tickets (took me like 3 hours to get the 20 bucks I won)

soundtrack to 300 miles to Graceland....

recently, a big-arsed "53" fridge magnet from "herbie won't Die" or whatever it was called (actually pretty fun)

and a big ol' crappily painted statue of a Unicorn, back in grade 6 IIRC

And I've won several miniature-painting contests- they stopped having them locally partially cos I kept sweeping the last few, unfortunately :beard:

CaptainSolo1138
09-13-2005, 10:02 PM
I'm hoping to win that and get myself a bunch of new relatives!
Good one, dad! I'm glad you passed your sense of humor onto me with those spectacular genes of yours!

mabs, you forgot to mention the set of "crappy" Anime girls that you recently won.:p :thumbsup:

Kidhuman
09-14-2005, 12:50 AM
Solo, you didnt have to go there

Rocketboy
09-14-2005, 12:55 AM
Butt if he didn't, someone else would have.

mabudonicus
09-17-2005, 07:27 AM
It's quite alright, fellows, I have no shame :beard:

And yesterday we won a dvd copy of "A Lot Like Love" (I think) as a runner-up prize on my fave local radio show playing "name that tune" - although Elf was on the line for that, as I had already called in to collect the real prize- I nearly ruined the show by cracking the host up so bad that he had to take a break to get it back together

master jedi
09-19-2005, 07:35 AM
Several years ago Target had a contest where you could win a Lego R2-D2. Whomever guessed closest to the total amount won the R2-D2. Needless to say I won it. It's pretty sweet. Though I can't seem to find anything about it online. I was wondering if anybody had any info on it. Possibly how much it might be worth?

bobafrett
09-20-2005, 12:41 AM
Wow, I tried to win a Vader Lego piece at I believe it was Meijer, but no go. Congratulations Master Jedi!

master jedi
09-21-2005, 02:11 AM
Wow, I tried to win a Vader Lego piece at I believe it was Meijer, but no go. Congratulations Master Jedi!
Thanx isn't really necessary. It was really easy to win. They had few entry forms, no pen or pencil, and my brother and I entered a lot. Plus we took took some entry forms home with us. It didn't come with the display case but I should've asked about it when I picked it up.

Any info anybody could provide, including an educated guess on it's worth, would be appreciated.

Jargo
09-27-2005, 11:58 AM
A can of pressed chicken. [won at school raffle]
A sailing ship made from seashells [won for a piece of art I drew]
A kids book about a tractor [won for a public speaking contest]
A Palisades muppets gold tux Gonzo [picked at random I think]
A milion chances to be entered into a labyrynthine readers digest prize draw that never seems to end. [but then everyone in the whole wide world seems to win this]
The heart of someone wonderful. [an exclusive deal]
The admiration of many and the hatred of a few. [whatever will be will be]

Jedibill
10-08-2005, 10:48 PM
I won a Tron movie poster in a toilet paper contest LOL. and no i'm not kidding.

Kidhuman
11-23-2005, 11:42 PM
I won a Digital camera at work

bobafrett
11-23-2005, 11:45 PM
I just won $50 on a scratch off lottery ticket!

Does the camera work well KH?

Kidhuman
11-23-2005, 11:47 PM
It actually does. It is a 4.0 MP Canon s410 elph. Nice lookin bugger.

Kidhuman
12-08-2005, 10:15 PM
I won an IPOD Nano today. 2 gig storage on it. Also won a 25 dollar gift cheque from AMEX. Helped pay for my seperation set on layaway.

Rocketboy
12-08-2005, 11:20 PM
Back in '99 I won 2 tickets to the local rock radio station's exclusive premiere of Episode I.

Kidhuman
12-08-2005, 11:21 PM
Back in '99 I won 2 tickets to the local rock radio station's exclusive premiere of Episode I.


Whats next, did you throw 4 touchdowns in a game?

Rocketboy
12-08-2005, 11:23 PM
Whats next, did you throw 4 touchdowns in a game?No.



(It was 5)

CaptainSolo1138
12-09-2005, 01:16 AM
Back in '99, Rocketboy gave me one of the tickets he had won to see The Phantom Menace.

Slicker
12-09-2005, 04:59 AM
How the hell did you win an IPod KH? Nowhere I hang gives out cool gifts like that.

Kidhuman
12-09-2005, 01:33 PM
For selling HBO and Cinemax. Entered into a drawing and got my name plucked out.

Slicker
12-09-2005, 02:51 PM
For selling HBO and Cinemax. Entered into a drawing and got my name plucked out.Nice. It's always good to win free stuff.

2GB isn't much space but it was free so you can't complain.

Kidhuman
12-09-2005, 04:02 PM
2 gigs is 14 hours of music, so thats good enough to drive to Mabs and not hear the same song twice

Deoxyribonucleic
12-12-2005, 04:21 AM
I won a nice bottle of schmitt sohne riesling tonight!

Time for a date with my woman! :thumbsup:

bobafrett
12-12-2005, 11:32 PM
I won $80 on a scratch off lottery ticket! I might be able to pay my gas bill this month!

UKWildcat
12-13-2005, 12:20 AM
I won a $25 giftcard to Pizza Hut the other day.

Lord Malakite
12-14-2005, 04:45 AM
I've won a few things here and there.


A Tootsie Roll Bank filled with Tootsie Rolls for a 2nd. grade spelling contest
A science fair shirt for my 3rd grade class project.
Two free movie tickets to a Super Saver Cinema in school drawing.
A stuffed generic "pound puppy" dog in a school drawing.
$300 Savings Bond from Bettsy Ross' decendent's "What America means to me" essay contest that I entered in the 8th grade.
A metal shelled PC protector backpack, Zilo shirt, posters, etc. for a college TV trivia challenge.
Another metal shelled PC protector backpack, Zilo shirt, posters, etc. for another college TV trivia challenge.
Another Zilo shirt, calculator, wooden back massager, mouse pad, sticky note pad, stress ball, posters, etc. for yet another college TV trivia challenge. (At this point they said not to play anymore as I was winning on a week to week basis - I was just doing it so my name would appear on the TV in between shows. :D )
An Ohio University shirt in a raffle after an outdoor movie.
A glass jar filled with Smarties from a trivia thing at a college event.
An Emperor's Code shirt from Hasbro's "Break the Emperor's Code" game.
A Jakk's Pacific "Darth Vader" ROTS TV Game Controller from this site, SSG.


That is all I can think of off the top of my head.

Tycho
12-17-2005, 03:39 PM
I just won a 157 piece industrial tool set plus work case! It is heavy and a great prize (from my building's x-mas party raffle). LOL - it also came with like 14 drill bits but the guy standing behind me won the power drill! I think Management was trying to say "Don't call us - fix your own place" with that prize. But they spent a lot on the gifts they gave from a month's pass to a massage paylor / spa to hundreds of dollars off rent, etc. as well as a bartender's set and all kinds of things. They said they were glad a guy won the tools. I have to say I'm happy with my prize. I've never really won anything before that I recollect and I know this would be the most expensive prize if there were more.

bobafrett
12-17-2005, 11:10 PM
Congats Tycho! Maybe you could use it to customize your mousedroid collection! I won a small "food chopper" in the employee "holiday"* prize raffle at Wally World. It sits alone under my "holiday"* tree.


*(trying to not upset those who don't believe in Christmas)

bobafrett
02-11-2006, 03:13 PM
Today in the mail I got 5 checks for $20 each from Pepsi, in the Pepsi Free Ride cash for gas promotion. I was shocked, but very happy to win this.

UKWildcat
02-11-2006, 04:55 PM
Thats sweet frett!!! I've put a few codes into the Free Ride thing but I haven't won anything. It's good to hear that someone is actually winning these prizes, and no one is more deserving. :thumbsup:

bobafrett
02-11-2006, 11:36 PM
Thats sweet frett!!! I've put a few codes into the Free Ride thing but I haven't won anything. It's good to hear that someone is actually winning these prizes, and no one is more deserving. :thumbsup:

Thanks UK! You aren't going to believe this, but this afternoon I went into the 7-Eleven next to the pizza place I work for, and bought a scratch lottery ticket, and I won $100. I asked them if I could keep my copy of the verification in case anyone doubts me. I really needed the money, so it comes as quite a blessing, I mean my son turns 15 at the end of the month, so I needed some extra money to help buy him a gift or two.

mastermatt24
02-11-2006, 11:40 PM
I mean my son turns 15 at the end of the month, so I needed some extra money to help buy him a gift or two.
If I was him I would like two. :thumbsup:

JimJamBonds
02-11-2006, 11:59 PM
I was at the U of Wisconsin vs. Ohio State hockey game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay and during an intermission there was a dodgeball game on the ice. Each player wore a number to represent a section of the stadium and my guy won. What did I get as a member of the winning section? 2 free crunchy taco's from Taco Bell. :yes:

bobafrett
02-26-2006, 06:56 PM
Well, after winning $200 a couple weekends ago, 5 checks of $20 each in the Pepsi Free Ride promotion, and $100 in the Illinois scratch off ticket game, my car went dead, and I spent $917 to get it going again, then last night I bought another Illinois lottery scratch off ticket, and......I won another $100!!! I had to get it copied so you can actually see that I am not making this up. I got the bonus word, good for $75, and 5 words in the first puzzle, good for $20 and 3 words in the second puzzle, good for $5 totaling $100. You could say that I am quite happy for the moment.

Slicker
02-26-2006, 07:14 PM
Well, after winning $200 a couple weekends ago, 5 checks of $20 each in the Pepsi Free Ride promotion, and $100 in the Illinois scratch off ticket game, my car went dead, and I spent $917 to get it going again, then last night I bought another Illinois lottery scratch off ticket, and......I won another $100!!! I had to get it copied so you can actually see that I am not making this up. I got the bonus word, good for $75, and 5 words in the first puzzle, good for $20 and 3 words in the second puzzle, good for $5 totaling $100. You could say that I am quite happy for the moment.It's too bad about the car costing so much but at least someone wants you to make up for that cost in some way. As for me I rarely play the loterry here for some reason. Back home I'd play at least $50 a week and sometimes more.

And speaking of the lottery, how about those 8 in NE that won that $365 million jackpot? The sad part is that each of them get $15.5 million apiece. Yes that's alot of money but multiply 8x15 and you get $124 million. That always pi55es me off when these people win this big arse jackpot and the government takes 2/3 of it. I realize taxes and all but the government didn't put in that dollar to win the money. I just never thought that was fair.

And please don't make this thread pit material over this comment. If it's deemed like it's gonna go there just edit this out.

Kidhuman
03-06-2006, 09:44 PM
I just won a portable DVD player, with a 7" screen today at my job.

bobafrett
03-06-2006, 11:18 PM
Cool KH!

I knew something bad would happen to my car after I won the money on the lottery ticket. I blew a rod in my car, and to fix it, it will cost me between $2,500 and $3,500.

bobafrett
06-17-2006, 12:12 AM
Well, my luck took a turn for the better this evening. I got home, and sitting in my mail pile was a FedEx envelope from Pepsi. It seems I won a new cell phone in their newest promotion. Have you seen this one, where you enter the 10 digit code from under the cap, you enter it in at the website, and you can win free ringtones, and every 10 minutes someone wins a cell phone!!! I'm a WINNER!!!!!!!

mastermatt24
06-17-2006, 12:37 AM
See! Nice things happen to good people that say things about certian peoples paintings! :D

Jedi_Master_Guyute
06-17-2006, 12:44 AM
coolest thing i ever won was a football signed by all of the San Francisco 49ers from I think 93-96? No idea, it was the years they won all those superbowls. I won it at a DARE thing. and i'm currently about to see how much i can get for it as i have no use for it.

JimJamBonds
06-17-2006, 12:48 AM
coolest thing i ever won was a football signed by all of the San Francisco 49ers from I think 93-96? No idea, it was the years they won all those superbowls. I won it at a DARE thing. and i'm currently about to see how much i can get for it as i have no use for it.

Very cool JMG, I don't know how much you'd get for that football but I'd suggest holding on to it. I would think it will only become more valuable as time goes on (even if you have no real need/use for it).

Kidhuman
06-17-2006, 12:49 AM
Montans, Rice, Taylor. Thats some good sigs to hold on to. I will give you five bucks plus shipping.

bobafrett
07-03-2006, 12:37 PM
Got my cell phone today from Pepsi. Man can't wait to make my first call on it.

scruffziller
07-03-2006, 01:27 PM
I once won a big jar of Peanut M&Ms with a $20 bill inside of it, at our senior prom. I was able to determine a close estimate by counting the dimensions of the M&Ms in the jar and determining the volume. Luckily it was a square jar.

Tycho
07-03-2006, 01:42 PM
I knew there was a science behind those contests. Way to go Scruff - you've proven your superior intellect. You may now join our great Leader Khan's forces and we will TAKE the Enterprise!

Darth Instigator
07-04-2006, 09:50 AM
I never won anything ever

bobafrett
07-04-2006, 10:04 AM
I never won anything ever


Have you ever tried to win anything? I find it hard to believe that someone wouldn't win anything. I may have not won a trip to Alaska, or the million dollar jackpot, but I have won quite a nice collection of cool stuff, Star WArs mugs, concert tickets, smaller lottery prizes, and like I posted above, most recently I won a cell phone. All of these came with being persistant.

Darth Instigator
07-04-2006, 10:08 AM
no not really, I dont gamble cause I dont think I have enough money to spare to do so. I maybe won like $1 or so on scratch offs but thats of no real value, since its the same amount I put into it. I never won anything though.

bobafrett
07-04-2006, 12:09 PM
no not really, I dont gamble cause I dont think I have enough money to spare to do so. I maybe won like $1 or so on scratch offs but thats of no real value, since its the same amount I put into it. I never won anything though.

Yes, but much of what I have won has been free. I won tickets to see Rush, the Black Crowes, ZZ Top and others just by being the correct caller to a radio station. The cell phone I won through entering codes underneath the caps on Pepsi products, and I drink that stuff either way. I won $100.00 worth of toys from Hasbro a few years back just by trying once a day through the online contest they had. I won two Tusken Raider Mugs through Taco Bell by filling out entry forms and mailing them in. I won an Obi Wan Kenobi mug through the old Star Wars Bantha Tracks creativity contest.

It's not all about gambling, I mean I probably have lost more then I have won through the lottery, but when I win, it makes it exciting even if it's just for a few brief moments.

Darth Instigator
07-05-2006, 10:58 PM
yea I buy scratch offs here and there and I try every contest that I come across, even those ones that are on the Home Depot or BEst Buy receipts that I thought noone checks but I just dont win, I'm just lucky in love man, I can get chicks thats it, no money but chicks. lol

basschick
07-08-2006, 09:31 PM
interesting topic :)

i've won money several times - $1000, $200, $250, $75 and $100. i've won shirts and webhosting - once 6 months, once a year, once a month on a dedicated server. i won a iPod that i converted to cash. i won $100 gift certificate for crate and barrel and a $75 gift certificate for amazon that was gone in seconds ;)

but my favorite was a couple christmases ago when i won a PS2 :)

bobafrett
07-08-2006, 11:26 PM
Sweet! I love winning, but I also understand that you can't win "everything". so I try to win and if I do so, great. The only thing I really ever was dissappointed not to win, was the lifesize Darth Vader that Taco Bell was giving away many years ago.

Turbowars
07-09-2006, 12:15 AM
The only thing I really ever was dissappointed not to win, was the lifesize Darth Vader that Taco Bell was giving away many years ago.The only thing that I'm ALWAYS disappointed in is not winning the Lottery.:yes: Forget that Vader!

Kidhuman
07-12-2006, 01:59 AM
Won a 12" talking Sideshow Scarface doll on www.actionfigs.com

bobafrett
07-12-2006, 08:57 AM
Woah, I was just going to say that it looks a lot likr SSG but with more variety, wthen I remembered who owns the joint. I have been neglectful in my duties here on the Starship SSG to pay a visit there.

Kidhuman
07-25-2006, 03:47 PM
Just won these 2 badboys at work in a contest....

JEDIpartner
07-25-2006, 03:49 PM
I grabbed $278 in a game about a decade back. *shrug*

Kidhuman
07-28-2006, 08:35 PM
I didnt know where else to put this, but got it from work, no contest or anything. Some people here will like it....and yes, it takes up my entire couch.

Banthaholic
07-28-2006, 08:59 PM
I won a $50 gift certificate at my work holiday party for a massage at the day salon. This was held in January. So I held on to it and regifted it to my girlfriend for Valentines Day :)

bobafrett
07-29-2006, 01:43 AM
I didnt know where else to put this, but got it from work, no contest or anything. Some people here will like it....and yes, it takes up my entire couch.

Um, what is it? I say what is it? You say what is it? No, really, what is it? It looks kinda like a sopranos air matress or throw?

Kidhuman
07-29-2006, 06:56 AM
Its a poster that was at my job, more like a banner. Its made of canvas.

mtriv73
07-29-2006, 08:34 AM
The best thing I've won though is a Batman kite from a box of Cocoa Pebbles when I was about 4. The kite itself was crap, but I was so excited.

Rebo's_Guitarist
07-29-2006, 08:46 AM
I dont even remember what it was from but I won a box set of I think 1995 Fleer Spiderman something or other cards. They were pretty sweet, and they just showed up on the mail, I dont remember what contest I entered.

scruffziller
07-29-2006, 04:43 PM
I didnt know where else to put this, but got it from work, no contest or anything. Some people here will like it....and yes, it takes up my entire couch.


LUCKY!!!!!!!!

bobafrett
08-01-2006, 09:23 PM
I won the following:

"Congratulations Barry Benecke!

CONGRATULATIONS BARRY!!

Barry Benecke II - TK523, the Midwest Garrison's Trooper of the Month June 2006!

My most sincere thanks go out to ALL the Midwest Garrison members who participated in the nomination and voting process.
Please keep up the good work!"

I didn't win money or a prize, but I did get the respect of my fellow troopers. This was for the "Relay for Life" that I did in June, after I raised close to $1,000.00, and some folks here lent a halping hand with that. I do believe I get a platinum patch and a nice certificate which I will frame and place on my wall right above the one I won last year!


:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

bobafrett
08-02-2006, 10:28 AM
I just spent the last 45 minutes entering codes from beneath the Pepsi caps. Today alone I entered enough caps that won me 27 new ringtones, and all together I've won 90 ringtones (plus the Motorola SLVR phone, mentioned earlier). I'm basically trying to win another cell phone for my son, because I really don't care for the "free" ringtones pepsi is offering.

mabudonicus
08-02-2006, 11:20 AM
I won a 50 $ gift certificate to a local nursery and got some Japanese Iris plants and a HUGE red venus flytrap, a new Pitcher Plant (I now have somewhere more than 20 species of Pitcher plants alone, maybe 30 square feets worth) and a few bags O dirt and peatmoss, it was pretty good.. now I'm biding my time so I can win tickets to the premiere of Snakes on a Plane :beard:

Good on ya BTW Frett, sometimes immaterial stuff can be the best win... tho not so much in the case of ringtones I'd imagine :D

bobafrett
08-02-2006, 11:46 AM
Wow Mabudon, nice win! I have two plants, and one of them is half dead. I have no talent for keeping plants alive. The other plant is low maintence, everytime it starts drooping I give it a little water and it revives!

Kidhuman
08-02-2006, 01:14 PM
Over the last month at my job, I have won about 30 5 dollar WM gift cards.

pbarnard
08-02-2006, 01:24 PM
When I was little I won a turkey at Thanksgiving.

Last year I won a free dinner from answering a trivia question on the radio.

Year before that, won some tickets to a minor league baseball game.

Oh, also got 2 different research grants to pay for my summers the last two years. Waiting to hear on ones for the remainder of my time...

decadentdave
08-02-2006, 02:12 PM
I won a trip to Master Replicas and Skywalker ranch. I know, it's not the lottery but hey, it was fun.

bobafrett
08-02-2006, 02:14 PM
I won a trip to Master Replicas and Skywalker ranch. I know, it's not the lottery but hey, it was fun.

That was one sweet win I bet! I'd kill for a chance to see skywalker ranch! In fact when I die, I'd like my ashed dumped there.

mastermatt24
08-02-2006, 11:16 PM
Man KH your always winin stuff.. where do you work anyways?

Kidhuman
08-02-2006, 11:51 PM
Man KH your always winin stuff.. where do you work anyways?


I work for dish network doing tech support. I am in advanced tech which means I deal with High Definition technical and sales of the equipment. HBO, SHO, Starz and other companies always have incentives for selling their products, so when people want HD, I usually sell their products too for the HD channels, so I get whatever incentive they are running at the time. This month Shotwtime was running a 5 dollar gift card for every showtime sale you had. Also for each sale, they usually enter you into a raffle for other things(II have won Ipod, Portable DVD player, DIgital Camera, BBQ utensils and other stuff).

Turbowars
08-02-2006, 11:56 PM
Great, so that's why my cable bill is so damn high!:rolleyes:

mastermatt24
08-03-2006, 01:22 AM
Ah you should hook me up! I wanna see my Abc7 in its true HD form!! Are your guys' Abc's affliates out there converted to HD yet? :crazed:

Kidhuman
08-03-2006, 03:03 AM
Where do you get your locals from? We have LA, San Diego, San Fran and I think Sacremento.

mastermatt24
08-03-2006, 02:09 PM
Im in LA.

Uhh.. I won a fourtune cookie! :cross-eye

Kidhuman
08-03-2006, 02:22 PM
So if you fo with Dish Network, you would get ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS in HD.

mtriv73
08-03-2006, 05:24 PM
Even if your local channels are available by satelite? I have directTV and we basically need an act of congress to get anything other than the local channels which, of course, are not broadcast in HD.

mastermatt24
08-03-2006, 05:54 PM
Where do you live? Here in Southern CA our ABC affliate (http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/) is totally in HD (camras in/out of the studio, helicopter, live cams, ect) and even though I dont have a HD TV, you can totally see a difference.

DarthBrandon
08-03-2006, 06:03 PM
Won a Superman Returns 10" action figure from Pepsi & a twenty dollar gift certificate from Snowtroopers.

Kidhuman
08-03-2006, 06:38 PM
Even if your local channels are available by satelite? I have directTV and we basically need an act of congress to get anything other than the local channels which, of course, are not broadcast in HD.


We got DC locals in HD. Try switching.

kool-aid killer
08-03-2006, 06:49 PM
I won a sweater that had my universitys logo across it a couple of months ago. Thats cool, right?

bobafrett
08-17-2006, 09:44 PM
Wow, today on the radio WLUP 97.9 had a contest which they have everyday of the week. Each week they give out different prize packages, from concert tickets, to Cubs or Sox tickets, etc. At 10 am, after the morning show, they play 10 songs in a row, after they play those 10, the 15th caller is asked what were the first three songs in that 10 in a row. The caller with the correct answer, wins that weeks prize. This week was a 4 DVD pack, with "Scary Movie 4" being one of the DVD's. They didn't tell me the other three. Oh, yes, and I WON! I'm a winner! Yahoo!

Dar' Argol
08-17-2006, 10:17 PM
My wife called into a local radio station a few days ago. They were asking about movie quotes and the answer was The Princess Bride. So she called in and won a $50 gift certificate to the Manor House . . . a mansion in town converted into a bed and breakfast. Its a very hoity toity type of place so this is pretty cool.

decadentdave
08-18-2006, 12:43 AM
I just won a Sith Apprentice Anakin from Sideshow! :D

2-1B
08-18-2006, 12:52 AM
At Wizard World I won a Godzilla figure from the Gojira booth. Free ticket, free prize. :grin:

bobafrett
10-03-2006, 12:23 AM
I won $80 on an instant scratch lottery ticket tonight. It was great as I needed gas, but the Thunderstorms in the area took out the traffic lights as well as many of the business's in my town. Got my money, I'll get the gas in the morning.

Kidhuman
03-16-2007, 04:28 PM
I won this sweet fleece blanket from HBO/Cinemax yesterday. It is the softest thing in the world.

jjreason
03-16-2007, 04:33 PM
Nice! I won a bottle of whisky when I was on a bus trip to a Red Wings game with my Dad.


I was about 10 years old at the time, so he apprehended the bottle. :mad: :D

pbarnard
03-16-2007, 04:43 PM
I won a free ice cream cake on my birthday 3 years in a row at my parents hometown. I was only home for one of these times.

2-1B
03-16-2007, 04:58 PM
I won this sweet fleece blanket from HBO/Cinemax yesterday. It is the softest thing in the world.

Congrats! I'm diggin' the Skinemax logo. :grin:


I won a sweater that had my universitys logo across it a couple of months ago. Thats cool, right?

Absolutely ! :yes:

bobafrett
03-16-2007, 11:28 PM
I won a shampoo/hair care gift basket with little duck candles, and popourri (sp?), last week at a cancer benefit for my girlfriends uncle.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
03-22-2007, 07:54 PM
I won a shampoo/hair care gift basket with little duck candles, and popourri (sp?), last week at a cancer benefit for my girlfriends uncle.

Damn' Frett.

Do you rig the contests that you enter, you know, throw out the other people's tickets or, or do you have a horseshoe stuck up your butt?

2-1B
03-22-2007, 11:10 PM
I entered a $10 fund raising raffle to win a Plasma TV...the drawing is March 31st, wish me luck !!!

Kidhuman
03-23-2007, 01:06 AM
Good luck on that Cae.

I got $40 dollars in gift cards today from work.

2-1B
03-23-2007, 01:52 AM
Thanks KH, I might buy another ticket out of next week's paycheck. :D

bobafrett
03-23-2007, 11:28 PM
Damn' Frett.

Do you rig the contests that you enter, you know, throw out the other people's tickets or, or do you have a horseshoe stuck up your butt?

Actually I spent quite a bit on the raffle tickets, since the prizes were all donated, and the money was going to help pay down some of my girlfriends Uncles medical bills. I was hoping to get the large framed CUBS poster. Some folks that night won 4 or 5 prizes.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-24-2007, 03:04 PM
Some of the highlights:
*Silver Toy Fair Darth Vader from the Hasbro Jedi Master Points auctions (not really winning, but still free and pretty sweet)
*Snowtrooper figure for winning a SW trivia contest at a local mall
*Clone Wars Volume 2 comic signed by Jan Duursema for coming in third place at a CIII trivia contest
*$50 for winning an art contest

bobafrett
03-26-2007, 07:41 PM
Today I got home and there was a $20 check from Pepsi sitting on my desk. I won yet again in their "Freeride" promotion. I am happy!

Darth Cruel
03-27-2007, 11:57 PM
I won a 12" figure (The Red Baron) from Sideshow for their Mouth off and Win contest for February of this year.

bobafrett
04-10-2007, 06:41 PM
Won another $100 on a $5 scratch off ticket. It was good considering I spent almost $80 at Wal-Mart just a half hour earlier.

Congrats Darth Cruel on your win!

bobafrett
04-27-2007, 10:42 AM
Yesterday I got another $20 check in the Pepsi Free ride promotion. That's $40 so far this year. I have a couple co workers who give me their caps with the 10 digit code inside. I enter the codes into the computer, and I check my mailto see if I won.

Kidhuman
06-16-2007, 11:45 PM
Got a Chewie Standee the other day from work

TeeEye7
06-16-2007, 11:58 PM
Got a Chewie Standee the other day from work

Very cool! I've always liked standees. Never had room for them, tho (with the exception of the Red Power Ranger standee my son had in his room for a while. It later met its demise in a Braveheartesque moment years later....)

Lord Malakite
06-17-2007, 03:02 AM
I just recently recieved an N2 Neo Matrix doll as a participation prize from Toy Fare magazine for my Twisted Theatre entry.

bobafrett
07-13-2007, 10:43 PM
I won $250 on a pick n play ticket yesterday. I can afford to get through the month now ( I think ).

UKWildcat
07-13-2007, 11:45 PM
Gosh, you are forever winning stuff frett. And it couldn't happen to a better person. :love:


;)

bobafrett
07-14-2007, 12:54 AM
Your not going to believe this, but I just won again. I went and put $50 in gas into my car, went in and purchased a $5.00 lottery scratch ticket, and won $75 on it.

And here I was worried that I was going to have trouble making ends meet as I am taking off several days from my delivery job for various events during July. Now, I am looking positive for the month.

TeeEye7
07-15-2007, 05:18 PM
Your not going to believe this, but I just won again. I went and put $50 in gas into my car, went in and purchased a $5.00 lottery scratch ticket, and won $75 on it.

And here I was worried that I was going to have trouble making ends meet as I am taking off several days from my delivery job for various events during July. Now, I am looking positive for the month.

I think you and my college roommate must be twins separated at birth, 'fret!

Every time he would go to Vegas (only a five hour trip for us), he would be in the negative, and with his last buck, when he was on his way out of town, he would ALWAYS hit it big enough to pay for the days he was there plus some significant coin in his pocket. I don't know how you guys are so blessed, but there's a financial angel in your sphere. Send him my way, would ya? ;)

Congrats on your run of luck....may it never end! :thumbsup:

bobafrett
09-04-2007, 11:18 PM
I guess it has been a while since I posted of my luck.

Over the past two months I have won two checks of $25 each from the Pepsi Transformers promotion they had over the summer, and just tonight I won an Bears NFL beanie from the Pepsi "Call your play" promotion.

2-1B
09-04-2007, 11:24 PM
I won a $5 gift card in the Subway Scrabble game by spelling a word.

Kidhuman
01-21-2008, 10:44 PM
Oer the last 2 days at work:

3:10 to Yuma DVD(fullscreen, but it was free and a damn good movie)
Ear Phones
Deck of Cards
Indiana Jones Trilogy Box Set(Widescreen)
Fleece throw blanket
T-shirt

The 'Xir
01-22-2008, 05:38 PM
2 superbowls ago , not only did my Steelers win that year, which I woulda been more than happy with, but to add to it I won a 42" plasma flat screen tv on a SB board!! Never kept it but sold it to my EX-biz partr for $1000! Unfortunately he had only paid me about $880 before we broke a patnership! Bas tard avoids me like the plague everytime I try to call him for the other $120. But hell, it's $880 I didnt have b4!

Kidhuman
02-06-2008, 09:48 AM
I won a nice award for being a "platinum" agent for the entire year. It was a huge trophy and also came with a 50 dollar gift check from Amex

BanthaPoodoo
02-06-2008, 05:03 PM
I've been pretty lucky my whole life.

Went to Champions on Ice Figure Skating in Atlanta, hung around for the crowd to leave & a guy that worked for the show gave me 3 backstage tickets. Got to get autographs & meet everyone that was there!!!

The latest that I've won was a trip to Miami as a top three finalist (not able to go though), a trip to Minneapolis as an alternative as top 5, & three 99.99% Pure Gold $50 coins as well as 3 T-Shirts for competing in the online game AOL Goldrush at http://goldrush.aol.com

Look me up on there! M. Champion in MS!! I think I was top 100 in the world almost 9 or 10 times out of the 12 or 13 total rounds.

JON9000
02-06-2008, 06:25 PM
I won Carolina Hurricanes tix by solving a bunch of riddles faster than the other drunks in the bar!

Slicker
02-07-2008, 06:12 AM
Not sure if I posted it but I don't think I did.

When we're out on cruise the boat has BINGO that they broadcast over the TV's. They do it before each port to give whoever wins extra loot. Anywho, before we hit Malaysia I won myself $1,500 cash money. Needless to say I paid off a credit card with it.

Jargo
02-07-2008, 10:28 AM
bless.

i don't think i mentioned this yet but I won an 80gig iPod classic (in black) just before xmas. for having the coolest profile on a dating/networking site. first proper prize I've ever won. certainly the most useful. I celebrated by changing my avatar to a still from Stewie Griffins iPod commercial.

bobafrett
02-07-2008, 03:23 PM
I won another $100 on a scratch off lottery ticket.

El Chuxter
02-07-2008, 03:50 PM
I won a date with Slicker's Mom.

I turned the winning ticket over to the state, so they could use it to execute criminals.

(What? There ain't a single Slicker's Mom joke in this thread yet, with 149 posts.)

bobafrett
05-05-2008, 07:07 PM
Okay, so today I'm at work listening to the radio station called "the Loop" 97.9 WLUP here in Chicago. I'm building a bike, and after the morning D.J. ends his shift at 10, they have 10 songs in a row. The mid shift D.J., Erin Carmen, gives you three clues for the days category, and you have to guess what the item is, as well as give the three clues. Today's category was T.V. show, and the three clues were sitcom, Chicago, and Bundy. I had the answer, and I was debating on calling since the prize is a concert, on my Birthday. I decided to call in, and I was fumbling with my cell phone, kept passing by the pre set phone number for the station. I finally got it, and the phone immediately starts ringing. Then Erin picks up the phone, and I started trembling. I was the 15th caller, and I had to repeat the three clues, plus have the correct answer, which was "Married with Children". I won a pair of tickets to see "Kid Rock" at the Sears center in Hoffman estates. The concert just happens to be on my birthday, May 23rd. One prize winner this week, gets to go backstage and meet kid rock, and have their picture taken with him. Freaking awesome. I'm not a huge Kid Rock fan, but I will enjoy the show. (I hope)

JimJamBonds
05-05-2008, 10:59 PM
I won a date with Slicker's Mom.

I turned the winning ticket over to the state, so they could use it to execute criminals.

(What? There ain't a single Slicker's Mom joke in this thread yet, with 149 posts.)

And some lucky doctor won the "honor" of giving you a shot.

bobafrett
11-10-2008, 05:46 PM
I won $100.00 on a scratch ticket two weeks ago.

Today I won 3rd place in my Wal*Mart costume contest. We took pictures of everyone (employees) who dressed up, and then voted on the best costume from that. I won a $10 gift card which I will use to buy Star Wars trinkets!

Bel-Cam Jos
11-21-2008, 12:01 AM
While I did not get my own trophy for it, my A-Team group won 2nd place in our city's recent Founders Day parade for Best Interpretation of Theme. Did get a nifty lime green participation ribbon, though! :yes:

pbarnard
12-05-2008, 03:01 PM
Just for signing up for the local mall's monthly newsletter, pair of diamond earings, cultured pearl earings and cultured pearl necklace from one of the jewlery store (total value was ~750). Yep, I was 2nd. No clue what first was, but hey, handed over the papers/redemption certificates I was sent and got my wife's birthday and christmas presents.

bobafrett
01-08-2009, 09:35 AM
I just won another $100 on a scratch lottery ticket this morning. I must have a guardian angel looking out for me. I have been low on cash, and slightly behind on my bills, then to top it off, my car blew it's power steering pressure hose, so I just paid $180.00 to have that repaired. I was feeling like I was going to fall apart finacially this month. I had to stop at a 7-eleven this morning to get my son some lunch money, plus cash to repay my wife for the money she lent me for the car repairs. I bought my son a coffee and decided to get one of my favorite scratch tickets. Low and behold, I was a winner! That will ease the pain a little.

TeeEye7
01-08-2009, 11:34 AM
I wanna be adopted by Barry! :yes:

DarkArtist
01-09-2009, 11:09 AM
my wife was listening to WPLJ a few weeks ago around 6:15am and they had a contest for the 20th caller to win tickets to see Meatloaf in concert in Asbury Park so she was able to get through and we saw the Loaf perform...great concert.


the only time I won a contest was a Star Wars Trivia contest a few years ago at the Freehold Mall. they asked questions like something in a spelling bee and I won a copy of the Star Wars Encyclopedia for first prize. Yippie.

Snowtrooper
01-09-2009, 12:51 PM
At a local community during a 4th of July celebration, I won a limo trip to an casino in a raffle. I could take 7 other people with me, so I gathered up some of my friends. we loaded down the limo with "refreshments" and headed on up to the Ft. Randall Casino. It was a good trip. I actually left the place with more money than when I went in.

jediguy
01-09-2009, 02:13 PM
back in 1983, I won the soundtrack (on vinyl) for Return of the Jedi, as well as 2 tickets to see the movie from a local record store

I usually win my money back when trying my luck at the scratch-off tickets, but one time I did win the maximum prize of $444
it was just $6 short of paying my rent that month

but that was a long time ago, in a place far far away

Slicker
01-10-2009, 06:26 AM
Man you're lucky with those tickets Barry. Do you play all the time or is it just grab one here and there? I know of people that win all of the time but they put more in than they win.

bobafrett
01-10-2009, 10:32 AM
Man you're lucky with those tickets Barry. Do you play all the time or is it just grab one here and there? I know of people that win all of the time but they put more in than they win.

Sometimes it's here and there, other times When money was better and more around my pockets, I would buy a couple tickets in a day. I have to set a limit, because in the past I have gotten down thirty dollars, and thought that if I bought more tickets, I might win my money back, and then I go down $50. The worst was when I bought $100 bucks worth of tickets, and had one winner in all those tickets, for $5.00. So now I just say, I can spend X amount today, and if I don't win, then I'm done.

Slicker
01-10-2009, 09:00 PM
Sometimes it's here and there, other times When money was better and more around my pockets, I would buy a couple tickets in a day. I have to set a limit, because in the past I have gotten down thirty dollars, and thought that if I bought more tickets, I might win my money back, and then I go down $50. The worst was when I bought $100 bucks worth of tickets, and had one winner in all those tickets, for $5.00. So now I just say, I can spend X amount today, and if I don't win, then I'm done.I used to be like that (along with Cappy) at my old job. On pay day we'd all throw in a certain amount and walk across the street to the convenience store and get some. Several times we came out waaaay ahead but others we'd win $1 or $2.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-11-2009, 11:02 AM
While I did not get my own trophy for it, my A-Team group won 2nd place in our city's recent Founders Day parade for Best Interpretation of Theme. Did get a nifty lime green participation ribbon, though! :yes:The actual trophy is (was?) at the Playhouse office, but all four of us would have to share it to keep it. But I did see it (no name plate, just the category), so I know it exists (existed?).

Bel-Cam Jos
01-13-2009, 07:00 PM
I won that "New Contest" thread prize. Oh, my goodness gracious! Talk about an awesome win! I mean, you can have your Holy Grail, there are simple "multi-million lotteries," keep those genies with endless wishes. SirSteve, you know how to come up with a great contest and prize!Sigh... if only it could be true... :rolleyes:

pbarnard
02-02-2009, 05:38 PM
I won the Super Bowl Basket from my bank's downtown branch office. It included gourmet onion dip, 3 corn-grain chip, pretzles, salsa, a knife with football shaped handles in an aluminum (guessing it's trying to be tin) bucket!

bobafrett
02-23-2009, 10:37 AM
Last night I headed out to the local convienent store, and bought one of my favorite $5 scratch tickets, and won $100.00 on it. That's a $95 profit. Sometimes it's good to be me!

DarthQuack
02-23-2009, 12:20 PM
I won a 50/50 raffle before, and the prize was Slick's Moms' G-string from the first mabucon!

Lord Malakite
02-24-2009, 03:14 PM
Last night I headed out to the local convienent store, and bought one of my favorite $5 scratch tickets, and won $100.00 on it. That's a $95 profit. Sometimes it's good to be me!
Thats it. I'm not going to set back and wait for something good to happen anymore. I'm just going to go buy one of those "Mega Million" dollar tickets, then I'm coming by your place and rubbing it on your kidney scar for good luck. :thumbsup:

Kidhuman
03-13-2009, 11:25 AM
I won $250 dollars in a contest at work. Gotta love it.

bobafrett
03-13-2009, 05:30 PM
I won $250 dollars in a contest at work. Gotta love it.


Hell Yeah, free money can buy things! That's why I like it. Our state is having a St. Patrick's day, millionaires raffle. 4 people will a million dollars, then like 10 will win $100,000 and I think like 100 people will win $1,000. I bought a ticket for $20. There are only 50,000 tickets sold. We had a few winners in our area last year.

bobafrett
03-13-2009, 06:13 PM
Oop's, I just checked the Illinois state lottery site and it was 500,000 tickets, and they are sold out. So I have a 1 in 500,000 chance of winning something. I like my odds!

Kidhuman
03-13-2009, 06:38 PM
YOu mean a 114 chance in 500,000 to win something. And people probably bought multiples

bobafrett
03-13-2009, 09:43 PM
Well I bought two tickets last year, so $40.00 and won nothing. So I just figured I'd just spend $20 and take my chances. The drawing happens on St. Patty's day.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-14-2009, 11:07 AM
Actually, your $40 paid for one of Baloo-johavea-vich's phone calls, frett! So you were helping a whiner! [whisper, whisper] Oops; my bad. You're right; not a winner. ;)

Yesterday, because many of our department members have been arriving late to dept. meetings, our chair had a raffle for those who arrived before it started. I won a pack of dry erase markers. Sweet! Needed some new ones.

bobafrett
03-30-2009, 10:11 PM
Tonight my wife an I were at the store buying a few groceries, I went over to the instant scratch lottery ticket machine and bought one $2.00 ticket, and one $3.00 ticket. On the $3.00 ticket, I won $10.00 and on the $2.00 ticket, I won $100.00!

Lord Malakite
03-31-2009, 02:01 AM
Oop's, I just checked the Illinois state lottery site and it was 500,000 tickets, and they are sold out. So I have a 1 in 500,000 chance of winning something. I like my odds!
That seems more reasonable. With the previous number you listed (50,000 tickets total) you could of theoretically have bought all the tickets for $1,000,000 and made a $3,100,000 profit.

DarkArtist
03-31-2009, 12:47 PM
well my wife entered my nake in a contest for $50,000 at the NJ Flower Show - short story didn't win the $50,000 :cry::cry: but did win a cruise to the Bahamas with airfare included.

DarthQuack
03-31-2009, 02:00 PM
I'm still waiting to win some under garments courtesy of Slicks Mom. :thumbsup:

Slicker
04-01-2009, 12:04 AM
I'm still waiting to win some under garments courtesy of Slicks Mom. :thumbsup:Well, you're gonna be waitin' a loooooong time because she doesn't wear any. It makes business "easier" for the customers.

TeeEye7
04-04-2009, 07:44 PM
Well, you're gonna be waitin' a loooooong time because she doesn't wear any. It makes business "easier" for the customers.

Why does this come to mind?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6q9nBusrq8

Bel-Cam Jos
04-18-2009, 11:03 AM
Well, I "selected" the special "All But Five Cookies Broken" Keebler package the other day at the store, and after calling to complain, I "won" a free Keebler cookie product voucher.

2-1B
06-03-2009, 11:18 PM
I might be entering a contest online which requires one to submit a story presenting themselves as the most "worthy" of a really cool prize...if I do this, I'm going to ask the SSG community to help me out with some votes.

bobafrett
10-10-2009, 11:33 PM
I was out trying to find a light fixture, upon leaving the parking lot, I made a wrong turn which lead me into a 7-Eleven parking lot, while there I went inside and bought a scratch lottery ticket, and I won $100.00!

Bel-Cam Jos
10-11-2009, 10:11 AM
I got a recognition award at our department meeting last week.

TeeEye7
10-11-2009, 11:53 AM
I got a rock.

El Chuxter
10-11-2009, 12:00 PM
I got naughty photos of TeeEye, mabs, Slicker's Mom, and DarthQuack playing nude volleyball. I was very excited, until the committee informed me that this was not a prize, but recognition for being the biggest loser.

JimJamBonds
10-11-2009, 03:44 PM
I once won a nice 12 speed bike way back when. I already had a nice road bike plus it was too small, so in the end I sold it.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-11-2009, 04:01 PM
At my dad's company picnic a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time ago, I won a 10-speed bike (I was 4 or 5 at the time), but I traded it for the Land of the Jawas playset. I still have some of the items from it (pod and sand base parts).

scruffziller
10-11-2009, 06:09 PM
I won a jar of peanut M&Ms with a $20 bill in it at my senior prom.
You won it by guessing how many was in it. I was smart. I counted the ones on the outside to calculate the volume.

dr_evazan22
10-11-2009, 06:43 PM
Back in '99 I placed 3rd place (it could've been 4th, I forget) and won a pair of etched Ep 1 glasses. Oh, I forgot to mention it was a SW costume contest, I was a TIE fighter pilot.

bobafrett
10-11-2009, 10:22 PM
Back in '99 I placed 3rd place (it could've been 4th, I forget) and won a pair of etched Ep 1 glasses. Oh, I forgot to mention it was a SW costume contest, I was a TIE fighter pilot.

Any pics of said costume?

scruffziller
10-13-2009, 06:47 PM
I won a jar of peanut M&Ms with a $20 bill in it at my senior prom.
You won it by guessing how many was in it. I was smart. I counted the ones on the outside to calculate the volume.

I think I got within 14 of the actual total.

Kidhuman
10-14-2009, 08:28 AM
I won an MP3 player

bobafrett
10-17-2009, 01:58 PM
Holy cow, so I went out to my car this morning to fetch my Illinois Mega Millions ticket. I knew the Mega ball was 43, so I look at my ticket and see I had the mega number 43. I get in my house and checked the remaining numbers, and I had 4 of the 5 white ball numbers. To sum it up, I won 10 grand this morning!

See pictures attached!

TeeEye7
10-17-2009, 02:47 PM
OUTSTANDING SIR!

Couldn't have happened to a better guy than you, Barry! :thumbsup:
Who says "nice guys finish last"?

Great news! :D

bobafrett
10-17-2009, 03:31 PM
Thank you TI! By the time they tax it, I wonder how much will be left? I'd like to pay down a couple of credit cards, and have some for Christmas, and some to donate to my Relay effort next June.

Slicker
10-17-2009, 04:06 PM
You figure it'll be at least 25%-35% in taxes but that still leaves you with roughly $7,000 so that should nicely pay down some on your cards.

Definite congrats Barry!!! That's friggin' awesome!:thumbsup:

clone157
10-17-2009, 04:22 PM
Congrats Boba! I myself just won a Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary by telling what my favorite movie moment is from the trilogy.

bobafrett
10-17-2009, 06:12 PM
Congrats Boba! I myself just won a Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary by telling what my favorite movie moment is from the trilogy.

Sweet! That's a nice prize!

Slicker
10-17-2009, 06:35 PM
Congrats Boba! I myself just won a Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary by telling what my favorite movie moment is from the trilogy.
That's gotta be about the toughest contest ever! If I was put on the spot I don't even know what my answer would be.

Darth Metalmute
10-17-2009, 10:10 PM
Holy cow, so I went out to my car this morning to fetch my Illinois Mega Millions ticket. I knew the Mega ball was 43, so I look at my ticket and see I had the mega number 43. I get in my house and checked the remaining numbers, and I had 4 of the 5 white ball numbers. To sum it up, I won 10 grand this morning!

Congrats! Nothing like waking up $10,000 richer!

They really get you in on taxes. My wifes grandmother went on Ohio Cash Explosion 4 years ago and won 32,000. She only netted around 18,000.

The week before I thought I had the same fortune. I saw the numbers and knew I had 5 of them. I got real excited. Problem was when I looked on the ticket the numbers were on 3 different lines. $10,000 to 2 bucks that quick.

bobafrett
10-17-2009, 11:44 PM
Ouch, I hate when that happens. I thought I had won $2 and it got even better. On a second ticket, I won $2 because I had just the mega ball.

bobafrett
11-07-2009, 01:38 PM
I got my lottery check today, and it was minus any State and Federal taxes. That's good though, so now I won't have to worry about spending the Federal portion of my winnings!

Engineernerd
11-07-2009, 02:36 PM
I won a scaled Ep. 3 Darth Vader Lightsaber playing Master Replicas Trivia on this very forum!

http://tvandfilmtoys.com/index.php/2009/06/master-replicas-scaled-e3-darth-vader-lightsaber/

bobafrett
11-10-2009, 10:10 PM
Got my check, minus taxes, deposit it in the bank Saturday, teller tells me it should be available today, Tuesday, and when I checked out my statement online, it was. So I proceeded to pay two of my credit cards, one online, and another by check, I put gas in my car, and my day is rolling right along. Then I come home, ready to take my wife out to dinner, check my account to see if the online autorization had gone through, and I find the check back on hold. Now my checking balance is negative, I am furious, so I call the bank to find out WTF is going on, and scream at the lady at the other end. I ended up talking with her supervisor, and he tells me that Federal Regulations, blah, blah, blah, and that they needed a contact number for the bank that issued the check, again, WTF. I'm a simple man, I don't have that kind of information.

TeeEye7
11-11-2009, 05:56 AM
Have a beer in your new mug, catch your breath, and maybe things will get better! :yes:

Bel-Cam Jos
11-11-2009, 11:14 AM
Frett, I want you to get out of your chair, go to your window, stretch out your head and yell, "I'm mad as Hasbro giving collectors another Tatooine Luke sculpt, and I'm not going to take it anymore!"

That sucks, though. :upset:

bobafrett
11-11-2009, 10:39 PM
I hope to see the money back in my account by tomorrow or "There will be Hell to pay".

bobafrett
11-23-2009, 07:55 PM
Well, I won an autographed copy of Carrie Underwoods latest CD! I told my story on the "Donate Life" site when they asked the first 20 respondants to tell why they thought being an organ donor is important to them.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-23-2009, 08:02 PM
Can you sell it for $10K? :rolleyes: Kidding; that's cool. Is it personalized, or just signed?

bobafrett
11-24-2009, 06:30 AM
I'm assuming it's just signed, but that's fine with me. I can place it with some of my other autographed c.d.'s by the group "Little Big Town" and "Queensryche"!

Lord Malakite
11-24-2009, 12:32 PM
Well, I just checked my email. To my surprise I had a confirmation letter stating that I won one of those $80 "artist designed" baseball caps that were part of Mountain Dew's recent Green Label Art promotion.

El Chuxter
11-24-2009, 02:07 PM
I got an e-mail that I won an international lotto, and only have to contact a guy in Nigeria with my bank account info to transfer winnings "to the tune of $1 billion dollars American." That's pretty cool. I didn't know I'd entered! Must've been related to that rewards program I signed up for at K-Mart.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-24-2009, 02:56 PM
I've accepted no "winnings" received via email. I expect to never do so.

Except for the ones from Nigeria, of course. Can't wait to see all that moola come rollin' in!

pbarnard
11-24-2009, 03:22 PM
I'm thinking of becoming a polygamist due to the number of hot Eastern European women who want my meager bank account. That has to be a win, right?

Lord Malakite
12-15-2009, 05:56 PM
Well, the $80 baseball cap I won from the Green Label Art and Mountain Dew arrived yesterday.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-15-2009, 06:00 PM
Are they paying you 80 bucks every time you wear it? That thing's... different, to say the least. :rolleyes:

But this is coming from a guy whose clothing isn't always "right" or "in fashion," however. :p

Lord Malakite
12-15-2009, 06:09 PM
Are they paying you 80 bucks every time you wear it?
I wish. I'd be wearing it everywhere if that were the case. Take care of my college debt. :D

bobafrett
12-15-2009, 08:14 PM
I won another $100 on a $5.00 scratch ticket this past week. Ha, and Wal-Mart thought they could bankrupt me by only giving me 32 hours this week.

El Chuxter
12-15-2009, 11:20 PM
I just scratched off a lottery ticket, and it matched three Slicker's Moms. I tried to give it to a homeless guy, but he refused it, beat me up, and forced me to redeem it.

Rocketboy
12-16-2009, 12:05 PM
Well, the $80 baseball cap I won from the Green Label Art and Mountain Dew arrived yesterday.Damn, did you win it in 1992?


I just scratched off a lottery ticket, and it matched three Slicker's Moms. I tried to give it to a homeless guy, but he refused it, beat me up, and forced me to redeem it.So you won an STD?

Lord Malakite
12-16-2009, 12:50 PM
Damn, did you win it in 1992?
If 1992 was around this year's Thanksgiving, then yes. Vanilla Ice was the presenter.

DarkArtist
12-16-2009, 02:21 PM
recently won a Golf 4-some for my dad at a Tricky Tray a few weeks ago..going to give it to him for Christmas.

bobafrett
12-18-2009, 07:09 PM
In the Christmas reffle at work today, I won the DVD "Universal Soldier; the return". Anybody seen it?

Bel-Cam Jos
12-18-2009, 11:18 PM
Interestingly, I returned the DVD Universal Soldier and won a refund. :p (or, I didn't even buy it)

I haven't really entered any contests or raffles lately (I could've won a BlackBerry when I went to see a play last week; didn't win).

bobafrett
12-30-2009, 08:16 PM
Today I recieved two tickets to see Phil Vassar in concert from the "Donate Life Illinois team". I am a fan on facebook, and you had to e-mail 5 friends to check out the Donate Life Illinois website. They encourage you to sign up to be an organ donor after you pass on.

bobafrett
01-12-2010, 11:05 AM
This morning I went out and got an oil change, on the way back I stop at a convinient store, bought a $5 scratch off ticket, and won $100.00!

mtriv73
01-12-2010, 12:59 PM
This morning I went out and got an oil change, on the way back I stop at a convinient store, bought a $5 scratch off ticket, and won $100.00!

You must either play the lottery a lot or are just the luckiest player in the world. It seems like you're always winning decent sized prizes.

LTBasker
01-12-2010, 05:26 PM
Well, he did accrue a ton of karma credit last year, that might be helping. :cool:

mtriv73
01-12-2010, 05:30 PM
Well, he did accrue a ton of karma credit last year, that might be helping. :cool:

That's true. Maybe I should send him $20 to buy tickets and offer to split the winnings.

bobafrett
01-13-2010, 11:02 AM
You must either play the lottery a lot or are just the luckiest player in the world. It seems like you're always winning decent sized prizes.
I do play alot usually one $5.00 ticket a day, sometimes more if there is extra money left after paying the bills.


Well, he did accrue a ton of karma credit last year, that might be helping. :cool:

Yes sir, or maybe just because I spend more than your average person does, but not as much as some folks I've seen. I watched one guy buy a $20 ticket, lose, buy another $20 scratch tacket, lose again, and he just kept going.

pbarnard
01-26-2010, 04:01 PM
Iowa City won healthiest city in the US according to Men's Journal. So I've apparently won good health.

Lord Malakite
03-06-2010, 09:44 PM
Just checked my email. To my surprise, for the second time, I had a confirmation letter stating that I had now won one of those pairs of $100 "artist designed" shoes that were part of Mountain Dew's Green Label Art promotion. I think this one was even more of a surprise than the baseball cap, as the promotion has been over for several months now I had no idea to even know/check for another possible win. I simply was not anticipating being in a drawing, much less the usual "not expecting" to win it that comes with drawing contests.

The shoe is in the picture.

bobafrett
03-08-2010, 10:31 AM
Sweet! Do the shoes fit?

Lord Malakite
03-08-2010, 11:36 PM
Sweet! Do the shoes fit?
Won't know until I receive them some 6-8 weeks from now. It asked for my shoe size when confirming my address, so technically they should.

Rocketboy
05-30-2010, 10:32 PM
This morning I won 2 movie tickets for identifying a clip from "The Bridge on the River Kwai" on the radio.
Thanks, Obi-Wan Kenobi!


I did the same thing for the movie "Sleepers" a few months ago.

dr_evazan22
05-31-2010, 08:56 AM
Last week I won $3 from a $5 Powerball lottery ticket. It was so nice... Usually I scan my ticket and it just says I'm a loser. It was great to, for once, be a winner! lol

bobafrett
06-02-2010, 01:19 PM
This morning I won 2 movie tickets for identifying a clip from "The Bridge on the River Kwai" on the radio.
Thanks, Obi-Wan Kenobi!


I did the same thing for the movie "Sleepers" a few months ago.

Sweet, knowledge of the force!


Last week I won $3 from a $5 Powerball lottery ticket. It was so nice... Usually I scan my ticket and it just says I'm a loser. It was great to, for once, be a winner! lol

I'm hoping to win the Powerball tonight, 260 million jackpot. If I do, I'm buying everyone a round of drinks at Celebration!

InsaneJediGirl
06-06-2010, 12:31 AM
Won't know until I receive them some 6-8 weeks from now. It asked for my shoe size when confirming my address, so technically they should.


I'm surprised. I know a lot of promotional items where I work(Nike) will only come in size 9 mens or 7 womens.

Lord Malakite
02-10-2011, 02:34 AM
Several recent wins for me.

A bag of Hot Tamales from their official website for the "Wheel of Fire" game. A bookmark from BookRenter for their "Tiki Trivia Contest" from their Facebook page. A shirt and product sample from Downy's Facebook page for "Clean Sheets Week". And a Nook Wi-Fi from the Dr. Oz television show. :)

Lord Malakite
02-16-2011, 07:01 AM
The Nook Wi-Fi came yesterday. :) Now I just need to figure out how to get e-books onto it from the internet using only dial-up and no Wi-Fi if its even possible. :D

El Chuxter
09-15-2011, 09:45 AM
I won an Kinect game this morning in my breakfast.

Too bad I don't have an XBox, much less a Kinect.

Lord Malakite
09-15-2011, 09:14 PM
I won an Kinect game this morning in my breakfast.

Too bad I don't have an XBox, much less a Kinect.
Could always send it my way. ;)

Recently won The Adjustment Bureau on DVD from Women's Day Magazine, more Hot Tamales and Mike & Ikes, some Chips Ahoy Cookies, Chex Muddy Buddies, a Twix pack, a Scrubbing Bubbles prize pack (containing Soap Scum Remover, an Automated Shower Cleaner and a Scrubby Mascot toy), 1 Dollar General, 2 Family Dollar, and 2 Visa gift cards between $5-$20 each (from Camel and for several other online game promos), Fiber One Brownies, a cotton cowboy bandanna and cowboy belt buckle (made of real silver) from Marlboro's website Rope Slinger video game, half a dozen Titleist golf balls, a pack of Hanes women's underwear, some K'NEX Luigi figurines, and several t-shirts. :D

Bel-Cam Jos
09-18-2011, 11:19 PM
Well, is it time for a list (LISTS... :drool: )? Sure!

BEL-CAM'S TOP TEN THINGS HE'S WON OVER TIME:
10. 198[something] free He-Man figure
9. 198[something] chalk art contest (the year after I was disqualified)
8. 1987/1988 poetry contest (2nd place each time, to the same girl)
7. 1990 5-year excellent newscarrier service
6. 2011 teacher of the month
5. 1985 newspaper carrier of the year
4. 1991 track league co-champs
3. 1996 hotel employee of the year
2. 1990 cross country co-captain
1. coached 1995 youth basketball league champs

Lord Malakite
01-09-2013, 07:29 PM
A few more wins for me since the last report. Hasbro's Monopoly Citiville from Woman's Day magazine, a left handed graphite rocketballz 5-iron from TaylorMade, a Kindle Fire HD from Kindle's e-mail newsletter, $170+ in Visa and Master Card gift cards from various places, a K'NEX Angry Birds white egg accessory, a wine accessory kit, an iPod Shuffle, $50 in iTunes gift cards, a pair of sunglasses, two wireless speakers for use with iPods (and the like) and two sets of earphones.

El Chuxter
01-09-2013, 07:52 PM
Naked pics of Bel-Cam Jos. :eek:

(Don't worry. He's wearing shoes, and the photos are just of his feet, anyway.)

Bel-Cam Jos
01-10-2013, 12:59 AM
Uh, I'll need to double-check your raffle ticket number. Nay, kid.

El Chuxter
01-10-2013, 09:29 AM
You miss the second line there, in very small grey type? I thought you would appreciate that. :)

Bel-Cam Jos
01-10-2013, 09:23 PM
Shoe-r I did. We're all stars here. ;)