cleveland ohDay 2 | July 27th

John, Sandra, John’s brother Bill and his wife Jeanne took me out for breakfast at the Roxy Cafe.  They having the funniest menu with little jokes scattered throughout disguised as menu items.  After we had our fill of a great diner breakfast I started my trek to Cleveland OH.

The drive took much longer than planned as it poured rain off and on.  Upon arriving at Tom (IWONCONTESTS) and Leigh’s, Leigh and I became fast friends.  Instead of getting work done, Leigh and I went shopping.  (You know you’re a mom when … you put back everything you picked up for yourself and buy your daughter the cutest shoes.)  Upon our return Tom and I organized all the workshop packages.  We covered the entire living room floor as we sorted.  Poor Roscoe (their dog).  He didn`t know what to make of all my stuff.

Carolyn & Tom

Then Tom and Leigh took me out for dinner at Rosewood Grill.  Delicious!  After dinner Tom entered sweepstakes and I caught up on email.

Day 3 | July 28th

The morning didn’t start well as my email file was corrupted and I spent the morning trying to fix my computer.  I worked on solving the problem until it was time to leave for the workshop.  Upon our arrival we met another #CQTour sponsor; Udderly Smooth.  (If you have yet to try their cream, get some, and you’ll be smoooooth.)  Linda Kuzior, Director of Operations, met us with the cow and dozens of prizes!!

Udderly Smooth

The attendees at this workshop were interested in learning about Twitter and Pinterest, so we spent most of the workshop learning about hashtags and pinning.  It was wonderful having Linda in attendance as she was giving her perspective as a sponsor each step of the way.  (Be sure to follow Udderly Smooth on both Facebook and Twitter for more winning opportunities.)

Cleveland Workshop

Sadly, I didn’t get the final photo before a few people had left the workshop.

As we had missed lunch, and I had a long drive ahead of me, Tom took me to Chipotle for an early dinner.  (I think I have eaten there every day since!)  I arrived at Ron and Teresa’s after dark.  Upon arriving I joined them out back enjoying wine and the bonfire.

Thankfully Ron is a computer whiz and after chatting for an hour or so, he helped me find the solution to my email problem.  I then promptly made a back-up on a flash drive.  I think it’s time for a new computer.


Not to leave anyone out, I am also holding an online #CQTour Giveaway Bonanza with 26 prizes valued over $1200!

SHORT RULES: Open to residents of the United States. Ends at 11:59pm ET on August 22nd 2013. Entries can only be made via the Rafflecopter widget on my Facebook Fan Page. FULL RULES are within the Rafflecopter widget Terms and Conditions.

crw 0613 headshotCarolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is the author of You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter. She teaches others how to find, organize, enter and win contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. To-date others have won over $1,000,000 using her Online Contesting System. With over twenty years experience as a Marketing Consultant, Carolyn also helps companies create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.