Now I know I should get out more - but to a housewife gambler* like myself - this was like winning the Euromillions
NB note to self - as soon as sodding computer stops updating - get on lotto site and buy ticket for tonight's draw.
Note to readers - I am not a member of Gamblers Anonymous - even though from the first few lines of this post it looks like I might need it.
My post title is referring to an email that I got today. It wasn't in the Spam - so therefore I reasoned it's real! I opened it. Still looked convincing. I was totally ignoring the fact that why on earth would they want me with only a few ( but highly intelligent and worthy ) followers, with relatively few page views a day - MOSTLY MINE - even though I keep turning myself off!!!
But in my inbox nestled a wee message saying 'Product Testers.'
It looked like this .
Testers Needed For:
Sign Up Now To Become a Product Tester!|
If you are selected, you will be able to test a brand new
Dyson DC28 vacuum, and keep the product after testing is complete.
Step 1: Register with our site (for free)
Step 2: If you are chosen, use the product for 7 days and
write a thorough review.
Step 3: Keep the product for your own use, if you wish!
So ( being incredibly naive ) I eagerly beaverly clicked the sign up link.
Instantly I suspected, it was not real. Well, to be fair - I think I knew - I did what any self respecting person would - I got on to Twitter and asked a couple of bloggy pros! One said - if it's too good to be true - then it isn't!Cheers BB! - One of my first followers! Damn you real life proverbs and sayings! The other I think is going to explain the whole review process thingy! Which is a jolly lovely thing to do. So thank you Jane - northernmum - a terrific Blog and a lovely lady who I tweet!
I also have emailed Dyson! I have attached the link and asked them if it's real and if it isn't - would they like me to test out a new
If they reply - I shall update you all! Fingers crossed for a shiny new dyson!
* Housewife Gambling - can be found at the twitter hashtags #hwg & #housewifegambling.
It's creator is the lovely Lynda - @Pescispen - and we play this to amuse ourselves. Unfortunately she is poorly at the moment and has been for a good few weeks - so been unable to play. ( Gawd woman your house must be a RIGHT TIP )!!! Get well soon honey x
It all began when I tweeted ( rather interestingly I thought ) how I'd been up with the larks, had 15 loads of washing on the line, mopped the floor and changed the beds - she replied I'll see you the bed change and raise you a complete hoover through and a full roast dinner cooked or something along those lines! it just made me giggle. No money changes hands!! If you want to join in - come and find me on twitter - I'm @rachelradiostar!
Right O, gotta get a wriggle on. I have to go to town ( boo hiss ).
I also plan to make a Manchester Tart. If this goes well - it will be tomorrow's post!