And no, Bluefly doesn't drain me because of my slow internet connection or because it doesn't have that Fendi bag I'm dying to buy. No, it's because of their constant contests, giveaways and promotions. That. I. Never. Win.
WG1 and I have similar morning routines in that we both get up, shower, get dressed, and go our separate ways to work. Around 9:05ish, both of us appear on Gchat and proceed to complain about we have once again not won the Bluefly daily giveaway.
9:35 a.m. WG1: i got heel stuck in a grate
9:37 a.m. WG2: i got hay fever
9:10 a.m.: WG2: wardrobe malfunction
9:13 a.m.: WG1: heel stuck in grate!
You would think these conversations would be about real encounters on our way to work. However, WG1 and I have not recently gotten our heels stuck in any grates or had any horrible wardrobe malfunctions within the half hour it takes to get to work (though it is possible). These are in fact the conversations we had every morning this past spring as we played Bluefly's "Spring In the City" Giveaway. Last spring, WG1 and I faithfully spun the Bluefly's spring giveaway electronic wheel to see if fate would let us win a $10,000 spring wardrobe. Alas, we never won and the rigged wheel of fortune never spun us fates that would allow us to wear a designer that didn't have the number 21 on the label.
Bluefly gave us a mini-break for the first months of summer. No contests or giveaways presented themselves. But last week, I got an e-mail in my inbox from WG1 urging me to get daily reminders to try and win Bluefly's "The Designer ABC's Giveaway". I could win $1,00o luxury "loot" by choosing the correct shopping back out of the three presented to me.
I gave in and subscribed myself to receive daily reminders to play this taunting game that I know will never really materialize any loot or money for a designer wardrobe. And everyday WG1 and I commiserate about how we still haven't won anything. Sure, every once and while Bluefly will let us "win" $30 off any purchase that day. But really what can I do with that? Thanks Bluefly, I'll be sure to use my next paycheck to buy a leg of one of those designer pants (yes, I can only afford one leg at a time).
It's frustrating. But I come back for more everyday.
I'm WG2 and I'm addicted to Bluefly's online giveaways.