Saturday, April 4, 2009

I'm a winner, too!

Some of you may be asking, "What on earth was this girl doing up at 6am on a Saturday?"

Well, the Chick-Fil-A's in our county had a giveaway this morning. People camped out overnight to be the winners of Free Breakfast for a Year.

Mind you, I was NOT one of the people braving the chilly overnight temperatures to win. I still can't believe people do that. What on earth would drive someone to camp out overnight to win something or garner a "good" deal? We see it on TV all the time - iPhones, Walmart Black Friday specials, concert tickets, etc... Oh! Sorry, I got of subject.

Anyway, I saw the commercial on TV earlier in the week and then again last night just before the 11 o'clock news. For a fleeting moment I thought I might run over there this morning, but quickly pushed those thoughts aside. Surely, sleeping in, for a change, would be better.

This morning my brain woke up, without any assistance from an alarm, at 4:50am. My first thought was, "Hey, what time is it? I think I need to get up and go to Chick-Fil-A!" I rolled around for a few minutes, attempting to quiet my mind to no avail. Rising with a smile, I turned on my computer to make sure I had the right information and headed on over.

I arrived around 5:30am, at a lesser known Chick-Fil-A, and attempted a quick head count. Sure enough, some of those people had pitched tents, many had brought folding chairs, and as I walked up they were tossing a small football around the circle of hungry Chick-Fil-A lovers. I registered as number 45!

Fantastic! I didn't camp out overnight, or get up at some truly crazy hour (I know, I know. This is a matter of opinion.) But, I won. Here's a photo of my goodies:

What did I get? A Chick-Fil-a fan with a cow face, a calendar with additional coupons, a t-shirt (because who doesn't need another t-shirt????), a miniature cow, and FREE BREAKFAST COUPONS FOR A YEAR! Woo-hoo!

Oh! Almost forgot. This is my nifty bracelet...just in case I lost my number.


Thomas said...

A cow fan!!!!
Too cool.
And it's not how you play the game.
It's how you win, that matters.

*or something like that*

Thumperdd said...

Yes, I'm a cow fan! A friend and I even dressed like cows a two years ago to get a free lunch at Chick-Fil-A. We had the best time and got some strange looks...

I suppose you're 100% correct on how you play the game. It takes all kinds to make the world go round and it would be mighty boring if we were all the same.

Danita :-)

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

Oh, wow! Congratulations! That's a pretty big prize.

Your story about people camping out reminds me of a time we were at Star Wars: Celebration III (a true act of love for me to take a Star Wars vacation for the hubby), and people were camping out overnight in the snow to see George Lucas the next day. We thought that was nuts and slept in. When we arrived at the con, it turns out that they had open seats at his 3rd forum, so we got to see him. No sitting in the cold for it like all those crazy people!

Thumperdd said...

That's too funny, Anne Marie. Supporting your husbands interest is fantastic, but you have to draw the line somewhere. Camping in the snow would do it for me!

I honestly can't hink of one thing that would drive me to stay out overnight waiting like those people. However, some seem to have fun while doing it. It's nice to see them on the news tossing a ball around or having a good time getting to know those around them. So long as they don't fight or trapple hapless employees....


Melissa said...

Oh my goodness! My husband would have LOVED that! How exciting! I'm so glad that you won! I bet you cannot believe it! Congratulations! That's awesome!

Melissa :D

Thumperdd said...

Hey, Melissa! Thanks!

I was ever so excited to win. Winning things is the greatest isn't it? It always makes you feel special!

Hopefully Anne Marie will enjoy her winnings as much as we'll enjoy ours....


Mrs. U said...

OH MY WORD!!!! I LOOOOOOOOVE Chick-Fil-A!! Congratulations!!! Oh boy, my mouth is WATERING!! I seriously love their chicken biscuits (and will openly admit that I ALWAYS eat TWO!!!!HAHA!!).

Mrs. U

Thomas said...

You're a cow fan, that's great.
I should have hyphenated and clarified.
Neat. You won a cow-FAN!
Too cool.