Our local shopping centre runs a monthly giveaway. You know the type: drop your receipt in the barrel, win a prize. Every month there's a display in the centre of the mall: a pile of gardening equipment, an outdoor setting, pamper packages,you know the sort of thing.
We never hear who wins. There's never any promo. Frankly, we're of the opinion that the whole thing is a scam and the 'prizes' are never actually awarded: it's just some obscure head-counting or income-counting thing the shopping centre does for its own nefarious purposes.
Doesn't stop us putting our receipts in the barrel, mind.
Which is probably a good thing, as yesterday Luscious received a phone call to tell her she'd won the most recent giveaway: $600 in Flight Centre vouchers, to spend on any of their packages.
What's that? Romantic long weekend down south pretending we're having a writing retreat when we'll probably just lounge by the pool the whole time drinking bubbly and ploughing through the room service menu, I hear you cry?
Exactly what we're thinking :)