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Light ‘n Fit Gambling Addiction

I have a Light n’ Fit yogurt gambling addiction. Let me explain.

On my last trip to the grocery store, they were out of the generic store brand of yogurt, so I picked up several cups of Dannon Light ‘n Fit yogurt instead. When you peel back the foil top of the yogurt, there is a prize code printed on the bottom. You have to enter it into a form on their website to see if you have won a prize.

I wish I had the strength to throw out this game piece which I know in my heart is just going to let me down, but I can’t help wondering “What if this is the winning code?” I don’t want to be one of those dopes who throws out a winning lottery ticket or didn’t send back their winning Publisher’s Clearing House prize. Ed McMahon could be coming to my door! My door! Right after the Superbowl. And he’ll bring balloons!

So everyday I go to the Dannon website, enter my code, my name, my e-mail address and uncheck that box that says “I would like to receive offers in the mail” and everyday I am not a winner. I can’t help but feel let down. I’ve entered 5 times now and you mean I still haven’t won the trip to New York? Bastards.

The sad thing is, I know I’m going to continue doing this as long as I keep eating this brand of yogurt, which is every damn day. (I like yogurt, okay?) And since I discovered Light ‘n Fit actually has less calories per ounce than the generic brand, I’m going to switch to it permanently. The worst news? The contest doesn’t end until April 15, so I can look forward to three more months of entering in my code and being told I’m a loser. L-O-S-E-R. I’m sure one of those times I’m going to forget to uncheck the mailing list box and I’ll start getting yogurt spam too.

I’m like one of those ladies in Vegas who can’t pull themselves away from the slot machine because they’re afraid the next pull of the handle is going to win the jackpot. At least they get free drinks. I’ve got to pay for the yogurt. This is worse than my old McDonalds Monopoly game addiction.

I kid about having a gambling addiction, but I can’t help but wonder how someone with a genuine gambling addiction would handle this. I can just see them ripping the lids off of a dozen yogurts at a time, entering each code diligently into the web form and then being forced to eat a lot of dairy every day.

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Eh... not so much • January 25, 2006 at 1:34 pm

Hee hee, thanks for reminding me to go fill in my code for today on the Light’n’Fit site! So far I’m 0 for 2. At least I get the yogurts from my work cafeteria, so it’s not costing me anything.


PastaQueen • January 25, 2006 at 1:56 pm

If anyone actually wins something from this contest, they’d better tell me! I did once win a VHS copy of the Lion King by finding a winning pog in the bottom of a Corn Chex box. I was beyond shocked. I was like, “People actually win these contests?” I already had a copy of the tape though, so it was less thrilling than it would have been otherwise.


ChunkaMunka • January 25, 2006 at 4:32 pm

I won some baseball cards waaaaaay back in grade school.

Too bad I knew nothing about baseball. *Sigh*


Kirsten • January 26, 2006 at 3:36 am

I won a microwave oven in a prize draw at our local grocery. Unfortunately, I was about 12 at the time – I think we gave it to my grandmother. (I was really aiming for the colour TV. I don’t know why – I hardly watched TV even then…)

Almost all of those competitions on food items I’ve seen recently require you to text the code in using your mobile phone, and I’m not spending extra money to enter!


Kirsten • January 26, 2006 at 8:03 am

Did you know you were in this month’s top ten at Fatfighter? Woo!


PastaQueen • January 26, 2006 at 10:07 am

Kirsten – Ooh, thanks for the info! Look at me, all popular and stuff. Now, at what point do I become famous enough to renounce all my friends and starting doing lines of cocaine at clubs on the weekend?


Jen • January 27, 2006 at 1:09 pm

Yogurt Spam.

Paints a picture, doesn’t it?

; )


Ann-Charlotte • January 29, 2006 at 2:46 am

I am sure that ONE day, you WILL win something, so have faith! What are the prizes, by the way? A luxury all-inclusive trip to the Bahamas? $8000 gift certficate at Louis Vuitton? More yoghurt (with MORE codes, aaargh it never ends!)? ;)


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annoyed • February 16, 2006 at 5:26 pm

I hate this stupid game! What a pain in the butt. Anyhow, don’t bother trying these codes – they are all LOSERS!!

B6H9Q – HNF4U – 84VY9 – H79EA – FR6A3 – 3R6V4 – 473R6

So why do things have to be so difficult? What’s wrong with just sticking to INSTANT WIN or INSTANT LOSE? I will never buy Dannon again (after I finish what I have). STUPID CONTEST – STUPID COMPANY!


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