Prize Patrol was definitely the highlight of the event! Demonstrators were given colored wristbands in their backpack; mine was Old Olive. At various times in the general sessions, the speaker would announce a prize patrol and show a combination of products up on the screen the lucky winners would receive. We would all scream and drool and hope our color was called. I was talking to a person who won a prize patrol in the first session and she said she had never won before in the seven Conventions she had attended, so I didn't get my hopes up very high. As time went on, I still hadn't won, but it appear surely we would all win. But while I waited, I was quite content with the several all-attendee Prize Patrols in addition to the My Paper Pumpkin and Undefined kit. Everyone won the Tags 4 You stamp set, Real Red Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit with coordinating Oh Goodie stamp set, and the Yippee Skippee! stamp set. And then in the final general session, they called Old Olive and I won a Thanksgiving set of prizes! The next prize patrol won a Christmas set of prizes and I got a little envious. I decided to approach someone carrying their Christmas prize patrol to ask if they would trade. I was shocked that the first person I asked said yes! So now I was the proud(er) winner of the Special Season stamp set, Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the Gold & Silver Stampin' Glitter (but I gave the nice lady the gold for her willingness). The next Prize Patrol was Gumball Green, the color my friend, Heather, was waiting to hear. And then the final color to end Convention was Crushed Curry. Only 25 demonstrators had this colored wristband (due to it being the 25th Anniversary) and those lucky winners each received-get this-every stamp set in the Holiday Catalog. WOW. I totaled up the free stuff I won: about $250 worth, almost the price of the Convention. Now to start creating!
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