Would you consider yourself a lucky person? You know the kind of person who seems to win a lot of contests.

I certainly wouldn’t, but in the last year I am sure many would protest me making that claim.

In 2013, you would have sworn I had horseshoes up my butt. I’m not kidding.

I started off 2013 by winning a giveaway for a Samsung Galaxy S3 on SoberJulie. By the end of June, I had also scored a Nokia Lumia from a Twitter party. My husband wasn’t complaining because he wound up scoring one of my new phones. It worked out in his benefit, as his smartphone had stopped working mid-year.

Prior to my big win’s in 2013, my last win that stands out was in 2000. I was in Grade 9, and entered a contest to win a girl’s night out to a Raptors Game with Sears Canada. I’ll never forget when I picked up the voicemail informing me that I had won the tickets. As a 15 year old, I was pretty stoked to have won the opportunity to check out an in-arena sports game. I may have also had a  slight crush on Vince Carter at the time. Could you blame me?! Ego aside, he was pretty good looking! I wound up taking my girl friends, Crystal and Harpreet. We had no voices the next day at school. An indication of a fun evening.

I certainly don’t believe that winning is everything because it isn’t. Heck – sometimes the best win is when you surprise someone with something and you get an outstanding reaction.

A time that stands out to me is when we surprised my daughter with a bike for her birthday last year! Based on her reaction, you would have sworn she won the lottery. She was so ecstatic!


Kinder Canada has recently introduced Kinder® Crack’n Win®, a fun promotion designed to celebrate the launch of our new toy collections.  There are over $2.4 million in instant prizes to be won and entering couldn’t be easier! Keep an eye out for specially-marked Kinder® Surprise® Classic and Pink products in stores.

Crack 'n win

Inside each specially-marked Kinder® Surprise® egg, you will find a PIN embossed on the toy and/or toy leaflet within the capsule.

Once you’ve found your code, entering the contest is super-duper easy.  Simply visit the Kinder® Canada Facebook Page, enter your PIN code (along with some additional information as required) and click “Check Your PIN”.

There are many great prizes up for grabs, including: sweet treats, movie passes and a chance to drive away in a Fiat 500 POP! Oh and my favourite prize of all… a family vacation in Orlando! What I wouldn’t do to run my feet through sand and bask in the sunshine. I’m so over Winter (in case you couldn’t gather). Too bad there is still 5 months to go until Summer! But… who’s counting?!?

So if you pick up a specially-marked Kinder® Surprise® Egg in near future be sure to keep watch for the PIN. You never know… you just may be a winner!

Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

1 Comment on Just My Luck

  1. jaymi fillier
    January 21, 2014 at 11:10 am (4 years ago)

    I love the look on her face, so precious! It really seems like she won the lottery…


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