I recently sat with myself and thought about the hundreds of surveys I’ve filled out over the years. You see those surveys at the bottom of your shopping receipts. Well, I’m the schmuck that fills out the survey at the bottom of those receipts for each and every single shopping trip I take. It’s actually quite depressing to think of how much time I’ve spent doing this, because I’ve never won anything! Home Depot, Target, Walgreens, Jewel, etc. Filling out these receipt surveys is a steady routine I have had for nearly 10 years, and now I’m starting to feel a bit scammed. I’ve never known anyone or even heard of anyone winning any of these $5,000 shopping sprees to Home Depot, $3,000 monthly cash prizes to Walgreens, $500 weekly gift cards to Target, etc. So, I’m sure I must be getting scammed.
These companies are getting all my valuable information in the form of honest answers about their company and I keep coming up with the big, fat goose egg. I’m realizing, I could have been doing so many things with that extra time over the last decade. These last 10 years have been my “prime of my life,” “enjoy your youth” years, and I’ve been on a damn computer filling out stupid receipt surveys. I have easily wasted at least a good 2 weeks of my life if you add up all of the time. I can’t get that damn time back. At least with the lottery, you hear of people winning. So what the hell, Home Depot, Target, Walgreens, Jewel, etc. What gives? Is this your clever plan to get free market research? You crafty bastards… you got me good!
If these companies have stolen your precious moments of youth too, and you feel my pain, let’s rise up and demand we hear about all of these supposed weekly and monthly winners… if they really do exist as these companies claim. But, here’s my dilemma. Do I just throw in the towel, cold turkey, and give up all hope of winning, because I think I’ve been duped all these years? Or do I hang in there on faith that my persistence has to pay off one of these days, since I’ve already committed so much of my valuable time. Decisions, decisions.