March 22, 2006 at 12:17 pm
After consuming about 60 cups of yogurt and 3600 calories in the past two months, I finally won something in the Dannon Light N’ Fit sweepstakes! I was one of 1000 third place winners and will be getting a $15 gift card. Who says gambling is just a painful addiction that leads to financial distress and emotional turmoil? It can also lead you to eat lots of dairy!
Some of you might recall that I was bitching about this addictive contest two months ago. Well, lovely reader Vicki has been kind enough to send me some of her codes over the last couple months. Last night I entered the first one and struck out like always. Then I entered the second code and instead of getting that annoying “Sorry you didn’t win, but please continue sucking down our yogurt anyway in the slim hopes of someday winning” page, I got a page saying I’d won. I should have taken a screenshot, but didn’t think to do so until I’d closed the browser. So you all will just have to take my word for it. I came clean about my Cadbury Egg binge, so you know I’m an honest person.
The interesting thing is that the winning code that I entered is one that I’ve used before. Yes, I’ve actually memorized some of these codes, that’s how much I’ve played the game. So I screwed around with the site and here’s what I found out. The Light N Fit website is like a slot machine. Your code is like a coin that you put in the slot to take a spin. You can only enter the same code once in a day and you can only enter six codes a day, assuming you enter the same e-mail. Once you have at least six codes, you can just keep reentering them everyday to try and win something. If you use a different e-mail, you can enter even more often. So, if you are like me and have nothing better to do than try to win a yogurt sweepstakes, you have almost an entire month left to hack away at the system. Contest ends April 15th! That’s 25 more days to enter or 150 tries per e-mail address.
Thanks again to Vicki because I would not have been entering in my codes at the right time of night to win something if I hadn’t been sorting through her e-mail. I offered to give the prize to her, but she was a total sweetie and said I should keep it. Thanks, Vicki!