And the winner is...
Got a phone call about an hour ago advising me I was this week's winner of Dave's Rainy Day Giveaway. Prize: $1000.00. Not bad at all. My biggest cash prize to date and a dream come true, actually, as now I can finally pay off my credit card bill that I've been having such a hard time with.
I've been entering this drawing for at least a few weeks over at Hypersweep.com and was somewhat confused when I received an e-mail this morning- the last day of the drawing. The e-mail was supposedly from the folks at the drawing asking me to call them regarding my entry at "the earliest possible convenience". Rather odd, as I've never had folks running a drawing have me call them to claim a prize. They normally call you. I figured it was probably a sales pitch for something so was thinking of blowing it off.
Then, about an hour after that, I get a call and it's the same guy that sent me the earlier e-mail. He told me I was one of five finalists in the drawing and he had to ask some questions to make sure I was eligible for the prize. After the questions he says he was lying and that I was the winner but he wanted to make sure I was eligible first. Cool!
So he sent me an affadavit that most sweeps make you fill out when you win and a W9 IRS form. I had some problems figuring out how to open and print both forms as I don't have MS Word on this computer any more, but I finally got that done.
I'll fax both of them back after getting the affadavit notarized. That assumes I can figure out how to do that using my newly installed MS Fax program. It's a bit odd compared to my old Mighty Fax.
If this all works out, by the end of the month I won't have a credit card balance anymore.