Tuesday, March 31, 2009

WoW - participating in surveys really does pay off!

I was asked to watch a DVD that was sent to me by a marketing co., then fill out the forms on products that I use. A nice lady called me the next day to ask about the lame DVD sitcom that I watched (I knew all along it was about the commercials) She then informed me that my name would be in a drawing for $100 worth of product. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
A few weeks later I received a fed ex letter with a hundred bucks. whooo hoooo. Now what to do with my extra mulah?

Sat. Molly had a soccer game in Schaumburg which is by the great and spacious World famous Woodfield mall. Since Molly had to stay for the varsity game I took Anna to the Rain Forest cafe at the mall.(She's never ever, ever ever been)She had a coupon from the library - which I then found had expired - this happens to me all the time. Anyway she was thrilled to be there. The place was packed at 2 o'clock. Personally I think its overpriced to eat under a giant mushroom with lightning and thunder sounds going off every few minutes while I'm trying to eat my ten buck burger. Anna ordered the kids meal with a flashy light cup. At the time I was thinking how I never would have let my older kids get a flashy light cup if I would have ever taken them to Rain Forest Cafe which I did not.

But alas Anna, Ellie and all future grandchildren will get whatever they want when they're on a date with me,----- well as long as I win some more contests to pay for it.

6 comments:

  1. That's right. I never got a flashy cup. And I won't be forgetting that soon. I will continue to play the role of the bemoaning eldest son.

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  2. It is so true!!! The youngest, who is still home, gets it all!!! Van at my place... I have my own "bemoaners" and hear about it all the times :) Congrates on the mulah...ENJOY!!!

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  3. congrats!!!!

    and I am glad to know there is a cafe by the mall and not just all the way downtown.... we've wanted the kids to go there, but Pacman read reviews that it wasn't that grand. LOL

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  4. forgotten daughterMarch 31, 2009 at 11:22 PM

    I've never even been to rainforest cafe....

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  5. Mom you crack me up! You can't spoil Ellie too much or she won't ever want to come home.
    And just for the record- I'm a youngest child and I never got to go to Rainforest Cafe...not that I'm complaining :) LOL

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  6. Back to the $100--they sent you money instead of products?? That is unheard of!

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