I know what you mean.....I used to think there was no point to entering all these contests but once I won that Allure prize I started to devote some time to it every day. I'm not obsessive about it (my husband might argue that point though....) but I try and enter all the "one entry" ones. The instant win/daily entry ones are more frustrating....unless I win one of course!
And....we are all winners....that is true. I just like that surprise rush (and a little of telling hubby I told you so) of winning something for nothing.
Enjoy the 39 degree temperatures! I moved to FL from VT so I am not missing the cold weather yet...maybe next year?? I LOVE wearing sandals in December!!