I have been entering these things for at least the past year. Not every day, but at least a few times per week I enter 10-20 different drawings on Amazon. They make it pretty easy. Go to Amazon Giveaways and click. Until now I’ve never won a a thing. Until now.
“Congratulations David!” – I never get tired of hearing that. Although I don’t hear it that often.
“You won the giveaway hosted by BookGorilla.com Daily Alerts!” – Hooray for me! BG is apparently some kind of free subscription service where they email you information on kindle book bestsellers that you can buy through them for a discount? I have no idea if it’s worth it, don’t use their service, and have no plan to sign up. I will, however, give them this brief plug here since they were kind enough of raffle off my new Kindle Fire 7 Tablet.
“Click Here to Claim Your Prize!” – And this is where I hit the brakes. I’m no noob. I’m not the guy you read about who clicked some idiot link and infected his computer with whatever and has to call his brother-in-law for guidance on how to avoid paying some internet ransom to hackers in Russia/China/India/Whereversland.
I looked at source code. Seemed okay. Checked full email address; appeared to be coming directly from Amazon.com. It came encrypted. And, ultimately, I DID enter a drawing that corresponded to this prize. I crossed my fingers, clenched my toes… and clicked.
BOOM! Nothing happened. I must have bumped the mouse off the button. Clicked again and everything worked fine. Routed to Amazon.com, confirmed my address on file, and received my order number. New Kindle Fire 7 is on it’s way!
This was basically the first email I saw this morning when I woke up. What a nice way to start the week. I hope your week is starting off just as good or better! Thanks BookGorilla, and thanks Amazon! As always…
Living the Dream,