I'm in Las Vegas with my husband, attending two trade shows. The first was the Inspection World conference, which is a gathering of home inspectors. The second was the National Association of Home Builders show, which was HUGE. It took us two days to get through both exhibit halls.
And, of course, I filled out lots of entries for drawings.
Last night Bob got an email from the folks at the Lowes booth, asking me to contact them (my electronic name tag for the conference had Bob's email on it rather than mine). This morning I called them, and they asked if we were still in town, because I had won a prize. We weren't planning on going to the show today, but figured that if I won something, I might as well pull on my work uniform and go down one last time.
So, I get to the booth and meet the person who had called me. She asks me to wait a minute; then all these people in blue Lowes shirts start filtering into the area. They start by saying that I won... a tube of Chapstick!!! No, no, just kidding... you won a little First Aid kit! No, really... you won a portable tire inflator!
The hysterical thing is, these three items were all things I either needed or wanted, so I was quite happy with them. But then they start leading me towards something else... and out of 6,000 entries, my name was drawn to win this:
Actually, I won an allowance towards a car of equal value when I get home. What was really funny was, on our way to the convention center this morning, we were joking that if we had won a car, we'd have to figure out a way to get it home by Monday, when we both have appointments.
I big shout-out to Lowes for this fabulous prize; Guess where I'll be doing all my hardware shopping from now on?
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