With so many marketing ideas being centered around giveaways and contests it’s hard to even remember which ones you’ve entered. And I hate to lose some that I enter, I’ll be the first to admit I sometimes hit my hand on the desk in an “aww shucks” moment and feel bummed. Not that I think I deserved to win over anyone else but that I really wanted the prize.
What irks me even more is when I realize some of the winners don’t value their winnings. They either never bother to pick them up, send their mailing address or going to the event they won tickets for. They don’t seem to understand that since they win many other interested parties who submitted their entry didn’t. Or when I win and know the seat beside me was drawn for in the contest too but it remains empty.
So many people say if they win the lottery they’ll donate some of their winnings to charity. I fear this is an empty statement in an effort to try to “win the big one” but for some the big one may be what you’ve already won and didn’t claim. If you’re not going to appreciate it don’t enter or if you do and win but find you can’t go or claim it afterall let the contest host know so they can re-gift it. Or hold a contest yourself to pass it along.
Karma is out there in whatever form you want to believe and when you win something you don’t want please remember someone else does want it and lost.
Thanks for reading,