Are Twitter Contests Worth It? Hell Yeah! I won a Kelty Tent!

by Leila on June 12, 2011

Are twitter contests worth it and all the hype? Well, I wondered that when I entered to win a Kelty Tent! I’m really unlucky… or at least I am led to believe based on the years of constantly losing any game of chance! I always try to enter contests online and have yet to win anything… until I got the exact prize my kids and I really needed before we kick off our camping summer: A Kelty 4 Dome 3-Season Tent!! Winner winner chicken dinner!

Every Friday The House Boardshop does a Freebie Friday giveaway on Twitter. I found this contest because it was retweeted on my twitter feed and in another window I happened to be looking up Kelty tents. I thought why the hell not right? The contest involved tweeting them what my favorite memorial Day or camping memory was. I linked up my Karate Kid and Family Bonding camping post from last month. I then crossed my fingers, toes, legs and eyes and hoped that I would be picked.

I was on the phone with my friend Becky when I got the message that I was the winner. I screamed in her ear. I don’t think she appreciated that! I seriously could not believe it. Perfect timing too since we are going camping this month!

When it arrived we could not wait to try it out. It seriously took me less than 10 minutes to set up and the simple pole design made it easy which is very important when camping as a single Mom. The first thing I noticed was the quality of the materials and the poles are aluminum and very sturdy.

I love the mesh roof so we can watch the stars (and bugs) on beautiful nights. My daughter is excited to fall asleep staring at the stars. I’m just hoping we don’t see Mothra!

The rainfly comes with factory taped seams and has mostly full coverage. It is a three season tent and I can already tell that it will hold up well to the rain we get in Southern California and the ventilation is great to reduce condensation. The size is exactly as they state, 4 person, and it is the right size for my two kids and I. We don’t need a ton of tent space and there is plenty of room for our duffle bags and plenty of gear lofts.

I’m looking forward to giving this tent a good go on our three night camping trip this month. Thanks again House Board Shop for the rad giveaways and sweet gear like this! You made this family of three very happy!

About Leila DontSpeakWhinese

Leila, aka The Ninja, is the advocate for all things not whining. Parenting is fun when everyone stops b*tching! She is the Mom of a big blended family of five awesome kids. They ninja kick through life together. Oh and she is a total jackass.

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Mama Wants This June 13, 2011 at 1:24 am

Wow that is really awesome! Congratulations! Sounds like a perfect camping trip is coming up. Look forward to reading about it after 🙂


Anonymous June 13, 2011 at 4:00 am

Thank you!! I’m SO excited about this! I started or ended all my phone conversations with “I WON A TENT!” for a week! Maybe thats why the telemarketers stopped calling 😉 


Theresa July 26, 2011 at 2:37 am

Hmm, nice tent. Now you can sleep in it with your kids in the backyard every night… yay for you!


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