The big prize they showed me winning on High Stakes Sweepers was a baby shower.  (I guest the producers didn’t feel concert tickets and CD I won from KX96 (KX96) warranted air time.)  As I stated in the show, I only enter for prizes I really want to win or for something I know someone I love would enjoy.  As my sister-in-law Angela was pregnant I began to keep my eye out for any sweeps with baby related prizes.  The Hydrasense Dolphin Club (@hydrasense) was giving away 50 baby showers!  Of course I had to enter.  I told my sister and mom about it so they could also enter.

On My 25th I got a call from Kevin at Vibrant Marketing.  He said I was the luck recipient of one of the baby showers.  I think the poor man went deaf I screamed so loud.  He even had to wait for me to calm down before he could perform the STQ (Skill Testing Question).

Immediately after I hung up with Kevin, I rang Angela and told her of our good fortune.  Since there were already three other baby showers planned, we decided to piggy back the free shower along with one of the others, rather than having a fourth.  I got in touch with the hostess and made all the arrangements.  We were set for Sunday June 12th.  What the prize included was: balloons, cupcakes, shower games, prizes and a huge basket for the mom-to-be along with two Dolphin Club Ambassadors to co-ordinate the event.

My mom, my daughter and I arrived a bit late as major construction got us turned around.  When we arrived the Don’t Say The Word Baby game was already underway.  The Ambassadors did a great job running all the games and talking about the sponsors products.

I was a bit worried that the guests wouldn’t have a good time because they were mixing their marketing messages in with the games.  I had nothing to fear as everyone had a great time.  They loved all the prizes.  They thought the basket Angela got was fabulous.  I even saw many of the mothers sign-up for The Dolphin Club on the iPad that was passed around.

At the end we all had cupcakes – YUMMY! – and got a big pink or blue bag full of samples and coupons.

A month later, on Wednesday July 13th 2011, my new niece Kinsley was born.

Better than a win!