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The Time Muma and I Almost Won a VW Beetle- #KinderMom

The year is 1997. I am a senior in high school. I have my driver’s license and an ugly 1978 4 door Chevy Nova to go with it.

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I dream of driving a car that reflects my personality. The Chevy Nova does not reflect my personality. The VW Beetle that just came onto the market in 1997 does! Not only is it adorable, bright and bubbly it also has a flower holder in the dash board. I want a VW Beetle. Alas my part-time job working as a hostess at the restaurant at the country club will not pay for a brand new car.

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My mom (Muma) wants a new car too. She is driving an old, grey, Ford Escort Station Wagon. I don’t think that it reflects her personality any more than my Chevy Nova reflects mine.

One day over breakfast Muma and I see that a local heritage society is selling raffle tickets for $100 a piece. The grand prize is a brand new, 1997 VW Beetle. We look at each other and instantly decide that we are each going to contribute $50 towards the ticket and in 2 months we will be the winners of a brand new Beetle.

My mom and I are like a couple of kids, giddy with excitement, as we count out the $100 to the man behind the counter. We go out to the parking lot where the Beetle that we are sure will be ours is parked below a canopy. We press our faces to the window and look at the Gerber Daisy inside the flower holder. We chat about how we will decide who will drive it first (a coin toss), what kind of flowers we will put in the flower holder (we both agree the Gerber daisy looks pretty fantastic) and who our first passengers will be (as long as they are really nice to us my dad and sister).

Beetle-cheesecake-2We go home that afternoon and spend the next 2 months dreaming about our new car, anticipating how good it is going to feel to win and waiting for the phone call where we are named the winners of the new VW Beetle. 2 months and 1 day later my dad brings the newspaper in. “Ladies, I’m afraid I have some bad news…” he begins. He turns the newspaper so it’s facing us and we see it. Photos of someone else claiming the keys to our VW Beetle. Their face is giddy with excitement. They are sniffing the daisy in the flower holder. They are driving away in our new car.

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We did not win… but it’s ok. You win some and you lose some, but the excitement that my mom and I shared for those 2 months, the anticipation, the dreaming, the memories… that will last us a lifetime. And that my friends is almost as good as winning a car… almost.

Why am I telling you this story? Because Kinder Canada has their Crack’n Win contest going on right now!

Kinder-Crack-and-WinIn every specially marked Kinder Surprise you have a chance to win a Fiat 500 Pop, a family trip to Orlando, family movie passes and sweet treats from Kinder.

ScreenShot2014-01-08at21817PM_zps0b6452dfJust look inside the plastic capsule on the toy assembly paperwork or embossed on the toy itself. The PIN’s format will be similar to this: DCXXX. Enter the code on the Kinder Canada Facebook page, check your pin and see if you are a winner! While you are there make sure to like the Kinder facebook page to keep up to date on the latest Kinder new and offers.

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One more thing, whether you win or lose, the real prize is the memories you are creating with your family with Kinder. You just can’t help getting a smile on your face when you crack into a Kinder Surprise.

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“Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own”

Tell me… What is the biggest prize that you have ever won? Has there ever been a prize that you hoped that you would win so much that you lived and breathed it?

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