Monday, March 30, 2009

Another frugal way...

How's this for being frugal?

My workplace participates in the Pride in Healthcare Competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Hospital Association. I had to write an essay of 300 words or less describing what motivates me to work in healthcare. Just for entering I received a $5 gift certificate from the hospital gift shop.

I entered last year and won a $50 gift card to a local restaurant which my husband and I used for an anniversary dinner out!

Well, I found out late last week that I won grand prize this year! Here's what I won: an overnight stay at the Kalahari (a family friendly indoor water park hotel), dinner and reception, and a gift certificate for $125 in their spa to be used anytime! I am so excited!

The essay sure didn't take long as 300 words is only a few paragraphs. Being an occupational therapist is work that I love, so it was easy to speak from the heart and describe why I work in healthcare.

Think about different ways you can be frugal and enter workplace contests or other giveaways. It's another avenue for freebies. My kids will enjoy the overnight stay, and my hubby and I will get a date night as well:)


  1. Wow..that is very exciting. Wish I could do that at my job and win!! HEHEE!! Congrats!

  2. Congrats Kendra. I am sure it probably beats my high of getting 5 Soft Soaps for the price of 1 before Wags fixed thier glich.


  3. Great for you!!!! You rock!!! You deserve.