The 24th Annual National Sweepstakes Convention – Day 2

I got up early as I had an interview on Good Morning Utah.  While I had breakfast, I watched the sunrise over Salt Lake City.

sunrise over Salt Lake City

Then I got ready for my TV Interview and headed to the station.

I clean up pretty good :)  lobby at ABC 4 Utah

The station had a camera set-up in the green room.  A cameraman came in, filmed me talking off the cuff about the convention, the hobby, my book, etc.  He said this segment would be airred later that day.  At that moment I thought I was really lucky to have two segments air in one day (similar to what happened when we went to Calgary AB).  Then I began to wait to be called into the studio.  In the meantime, Sue (who was in the studio for her makeover reveal) and I began to chat.  She heard me talking about sweepstakes and I discovered she was a fellow sweeper.  We chatted and I waited.  Then the show was over and I had not been called into the studio.  I thought I had made an error and wasn’t on their first morning show at 9am Good Things, but on their second morning show at 11am The Daily Dish.  So Sue and I kept chatting and chatting and chatting. At 11:30am we realized the green room was empty.  It then occurred to me I may have misunderstood the Producer and the little segment I filmed two hours prior was all I came in for.  Sue and I went out to reception, asked if I was needed for anything else and was told no.  Too funny.  Only me.  Who else could sit around a television studio for 2 hours for nothing?  (I call crazy events like this in my life “Carolyn Adventures”.  Thankfully, they are always fun!)  Sue was really sweet and drove me back to the hotel.

I arrived in time to grab a quick bite of lunch and begin to help Tom (IWINCONTESTS) out on his table in the vendor room as working a table alone is hard plus we were promoting our join #CQTour workshop.

Thursday evening was the convention Meet & Greet.  It is always a wonderful opportunity to connect with newbies (attending their first convention) and old friends.  We each had 10 tickets for the Pick-a-Prize raffle.  I put 5 in for a $50 gas card and 5 in for a Guess purse.  I didn’t win either. It’s OK as there is a lot of prizes to be won over the course of the weekend.

Afterwards I went to my room, put my PJs on and attempted to blog.  Where out room is situated in the hotel, we have very weak WiFi, so I headed out to the lobby to get a better signal.  Of course I found a group of friends chatting.  I sat down, chatted until 1am and got no work done.  Brent (Online-Sweepstakes) commented on how if it’s after 9pm, I am always in my PJs.  It’s true, I like to be comfy.  Besides I won them (a $50 Joe Fresh gift card) so how could I not wear them.

If you want to be part of the fun, next year’s convention will be held from August 27th-31st, 2014 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando FL. Details can be found on the #25Orlando convention website (to be live soon).


Carolyn WilmanCarolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is the author of You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter. She teaches others how to find, organize, enter and win contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. To-date others have won over $1,000,000 using her Online Contesting System. With over twenty years experience as a Marketing Consultant, Carolyn also helps companies create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.

2013-06-29T06:48:51+00:00 June 29th, 2013|Road Trip|1 Comment

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.

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  1. Christina Zawadiwsky June 30, 2013 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Sounds like you’re having a great time! The two hours in the studio doesn’t seem to have been wasted, either, as you got to talk to Sue. You’re making so many new friends and connections!

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