...if you know when to volunteer and for what..
Last summer I believe I wrote about how volunteering to work Bingo got me a great parking space at the high school home football games...Just the other day, someone mentioned that they had not seen me at Bingo for awhile. Hey, I got what I needed from bingo - time to move on...(just kidding, BoosterMan, if perchance you are reading - I need that space for one more year).
I helped at the Prom fashion Show one night last week- telling the guys how good they looked and yes their tie was straight - and you can be as funny and flirtatious as you want as long as you are not obscene....
And while I am backstage, the event coordinator is announcing the winners of the various vendor raffles. I had had a plan...and it worked!
You see, my son will be a senior in the fall; that means pictures and parties and...
So I put my raffle tickets on the photographer and catering items (and a lil jewelry cuz a Mom has to look good next to her ham of a son).
And it was my lucky night...
I spent $25:
$5 to get in and get chance at door prizes (nada)
$5 on 50/50 raffle which was worth $170 but I did not win that either
$10 on vendor raffle tickets
$5 on bottles of water (donation) - of which I drank three (hey, someone told me it was spiked, but I am pretty sure they knew nothing)
It was a profitable night because I won!!!
- A Lia Sophia bracelet valued at - I couldn't tell ya because, silly me, I thought I only had to check what was in the bag at the drive-thru lane of fast food joints...yeah, there was an empty box in there...but I have connections and I will get my just desserts.
- A $100 gift certificate for a catered dinner:)
- A $75 certificate for a photographer. now, I hate to be an ungracious winner, but I will not be using that certificate; the vendor rep was definitely a salesman - maybe even a perv; he had to give me a sales pitch before he would give me the gift certificate. What do ya think that $75 dollars would cost me?
- The best for last...A gift certificate for a free sitting, one 8 x 10 and two 5 x 7 prints from another photographer - whose parents I know and who needs help with her website; I figure I may get senior photos taken care of - between the certificate and a little bartering of my hidden talents:)
All and all it was a good night. And I was still up way past midnight because I was so excited (or maybe that was the jet-fuel supplement G-Man has talked me into trying for a few weeks...).
Next I am working on college scholarships...