These Shoes Were Made (for walking) From Plastic Bottles

This momma just won herself a new pair of shoes.

Honestly I am not the type of person who enters online contests so, by default, that makes me a person who does not win online contests.  That is, until about three weeks ago, when I did enter a contest and actually won.  By the way, those cookies were darn good.

On Sunday I get an email from my neighbor with a link to a shoe promotion Dasani and New Balance are doing on these groovy sounding shoes that are made from recycled plastic bottles.  She explains that she does not usually enter such contests but a friend of hers did, won shoes, and nothing bad came of it.  Later that day I get a second email from my neighbor that is full of exclamation points, not my favorite mark in the punctuation family in case you were wondering, stating that she won.  Fine.  I decide to try to keep up with the Jones so I click on the site, enter the obligatory information, and click the big button to see if I am a winner.  I am not.

Life continues as normal and I have completely forgot about my status as a loser.  Monday morning madness of getting the boys dressed, fed, and out the door to school went well and I am home dinking around on the computer to avoid folding laundry and vacuuming the house.  I see an email from New Balance that I received yesterday telling me I can try again the next day.  Well, I think, today is another day.  This time since they have all my personal information that they will do God knows what with, I only have to enter my email address and push the magic “Did You Win?” button.  Yup – got myself a new pair of shoes.

Mine will look like the ones on the left. Not the sexiest shoes I have ever owned, but I don't often stop what I am doing (chasing my boys around or serving up some mac and cheese) and think, dang it, why didn't I put on my sexy shoes this morning?

Would you like to try?  Click here.  Oh, and in case anyone is wondering, no one is paying me to promote this site or these companies, blah, blah, blah.

Unless anyone has anymore contests for me to enter and win, I guess I will go fold that laundry now.

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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6 Responses to These Shoes Were Made (for walking) From Plastic Bottles

  1. So, I apparently won too. That is too weird – so is there a glitch in the system or no one wants these shoes? Or is it a scam? I just hope I get some shoes! I like free! Thanks

  2. shoes says:

    I don’t know what it is, but I hope we get some free shoes. 🙂 Free is good, free something-I-will-actually-use is great!

  3. you won!! congrats! I never hear about anyone ever winning these things. but wait – did you get the shoes yet? (j/k)

  4. Jodi says:

    I tried, but didn’t win. Let’s see if there really is a glitch. BTW, I do like new balance shoes, I have a new pair of them. 😉

    • shoes says:

      Rats! Well, you can always try again if you wish – it took me two times. I have a couple New Balance shoes which I like because they come in narrow sizes (I am a triple A – very narrow).

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