It’s that time of year again.  Last Saturday was The Michigan Wolverines’ Winners Sweepstakes Club Annual Spring Meeting.  How fun!!  This year’s theme was It’s a Jungle/Zoo Out There.  I didn’t dress up, but many did.


You can see the full album on my Facebook Fan Page.  (If you have a picture you would like to add into the album, please email it to me.)I don’t enter all the drawings available as I can’t use stamped envelopes or postcards, but I always participate in:

  • the Pot Pourri drawing (bring in $3 of sweeping supplies for each entry, limit 2) for a chance to win a bin full of sweeping supplies,
  • the Scratch Lottery Ticket drawing (bring in a $2 scratch ticket for each entry, limit 5) for a chance to win $100 in scratch tickets,
  • the Charity Donation drawing (bring in a donation to the annual charity for each entry, limit 10) for a chance to win gift cards,
  • the Prize Donation drawing (bring in a prize to be given away at the end of the day),
  • the 50/50 drawing,
  • and of course the Super Sweeper Raffle (tickets are $1 each or 7 for $5) for a chance to win a heap of prizes.

Alokozay Tea gave me two amazing gift packs for me to donate.  How did I not photograph them?!

I had a lucky year as I won two prizes; a 7″ Android tablet and a Christmas gift basket.

Also, as usual, lunch was amazing.  I had two plates and skipped dinner.  I think I’ll revolt if they ever stop serving the chicken.  It’s the best.

I have only missed two meetings since I met Al Sayward, the meeting’s main coordinator.  (I want to be sure to give a shout-out to his entire club as the event wouldn’t be run so smoothly without everyone pitching in.)  I missed 2007 as we won a trip to the Coor’s Light Banff Peak Party.  I chose not to go to the 2011 meeting as it was too difficult financially and emotionally in the midst of our divorce.  For some reason I never blogged about the 2012 meeting.  I wonder why as Stephanie and I had a blast!  I don’t even have any photos.


Read about past meetings here:

2006: The Winning EDGE | vol 2 | issue 9

2008: Spring Meetings

2009: Michigan Wolverines’ Spring Sweepstakes Meeting

2010: The Michigan Wolverine’s Annual Spring Meeting

Did you know that Wolverine Winners was the first sweepstakes club in America?  Their spring meeting started a year before the annual convention.  Next year’s theme has yet to be determined, but if you would like to attend in 2014, here are the details:

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 11- 4 PM
Location: Gazebo 31104 Mound Rd, Warren MI
Fee: TBD, but this year it was $50 USD

For additional information, contact:

Allen L Sayward
PO Box 463131
Mt Clemens, MI 48046-3131

Hope to see you there!!