I've personally only won movie tickets. ETA: Oh! And Gloria Estefan concert tickets--1996, maybe? No offense to Gloria or her fans but I didn't want them. I must have been trying for something else. And I think I won caps hockey tickets once. I rarely try though--if I win something its a fluke.
My mother used to be obsessed with our local radio station contests. I know she won a beta VCR (80s), and some money. If there was a contest where 10 or 20 people would have a chance to try a key in a car, or to open a house, etc. she was usually one of those people.
They did a lot of those contests where you had to keep track of things over a period of weeks. I remember there would be a chart or list near the phone, that we weren't allowed to touch.
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FAKO TU: 730 (Too poor to check the real scores these days!)
3 nights/4 days in Las Vegas, plus tickets to a show, a couple free dinners & some gambling credits. We didn't gamble of course but I got to see what the inside of a casino looks like! We had to sit through a really pushy timeshare presentation, but it only made it better. We used the free vaca as our next-to-last weekend together before he went to Iraq
My husband told the timeshare salesman that he was leaving for Iraq in like 3 weeks, so this wasn't the best time to make a purchase like a timeshare. The salesman told him, "No offense sir, but this isn't about YOU." Wow! We laughed for HOURS.
I won a vacation. 4 days/3 nights in Playa Del Carmen in 2003 - I think it was. You signed up and they called my name on the air. I called in with like 2 mins to spare and got my vacation. At the time there was a list of places you could chose to go and I chose an all-inclusive resort. My best friend and I went together and had a ball. We got stuck in Cancun and missed our flight and ended up staying the night at this guy's house that we met while we were there. He had a fabulous house and he put us in a taxi back to the airport the next day. It was a great trip.
7/11/08: EQ: 635, TU: 658, EX: 607 10/10: TU 634, EQ 626, Ex 626 9/14/2012: TU 622, EQ 660 10/16/2012: TU 731, EQ 706 - finally on my way!
I never win anything, but my brother does. He calls our local rock/metal station all the time. They know him now! He spoke to Dee Snider once and I think he got to meet him once, but I'm not sure.
His best win: trip for 2 from NYC to California to see Mick Jagger film a video of a concert. Got to meet Mick after the show and take a picture with him. Later at the hotel, he had drinks with Sean Penn and Lars Ulrich. I'm so jealous!