I love sweepstakes for the same reason people love the lottery – the belief that one day you could win. After entering to no avail for years, my luck finally changed this week. But let me back up and tell you how it all happened.
This Monday started like any other. I hit snooze on my alarm until I could no longer avoid getting up. I dragged myself to the kitchen and made exactly two espressos, which is basically like my own visit to the Blue Fairy to become human again. After slogging it around the apartment for an hour, I got myself out the door and onto the bus.
I thought the day had peaked when I managed to get a seat on Muni. I then began my hyperactive dance between email, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter until I noticed an email pop up with the subject line, “You won a trip to Paris.”
My initial thought was, “Wow spammers are getting cruel.” But I opened the email anyways, which said:
Congratulations! You just [won] a trip for two to Paris on OpenSkies!
Attached is the affidavit that you need to sign and fill out before we can help you redeem your prize.
We’d love to make this announcement on our Facebook page today! Would you be so kind to provide us with a photo?
After reading the email a dozen or so times, it finally sunk in…I am going to Paris! Thanks so much to CheapOAir for this amazing trip! The planning is just getting started, but I can’t wait to share my adventure here.