A while ago I decided to start entering competitions. Nothing long-winded or complex, just the two-minute jobbies I get in my email every day. Any kind of competition that requires sending an email, or clicking through to a site and answering a question / filling in a survey etc., I enter. I get enough spam that much more won’t cause any hassle, and I use Gmail’s firstname.lastname@example.org formatting so I can see exactly who’s been selling my address on.
Today I won six free dance lessons for me and a partner! Not at my local class (which might not last much longer, but more about that some other time), but at a Worcester school who run regular six-week courses. It’s where I learned the American Smooth and Argentine Tango. I’m not sure what I’ll do yet – I might hang on for an advanced jive – but there’ll be plenty to choose from. Great stuff!