People Who Have Won A ‘Lifetime Supply’ Contest Shared What Life’s Now Like And Holy Hell It Sounds Awesome
Winning a lifetime supply of anything has always been a dream of mine. It could be pistachios and I’d still feel like I’d won the lottery. From the very first time I saw someone win a lifetime supply of Ricearoni on The Price Is Right I’ve been curious about what life would be like after winning, and now I know. Below I’ve collected stories from real-life winners, people who either guessed the right number of jelly beans or won a lifetime supply of something from a game show or swindled the cable company into giving them free internet for life. These people are all living the dream, but I’d just like to add that we ALL won a lifetime supply of freedom by being born in America, so in that way we’re all winners here:
Not so much won, but my mother in law has free broadband for life. Company needed to run a line through her garden, MIL says sure, but I want free internet forever, hasn’t paid a cent in two years and the disruption to the back garden was minimal and easily fixed.
We had to write a one page essay on anything one year in class and my friend wrote about how he loved paprika as a Fuck you to the teacher. She mailed it to some spice company and now they send him a jar a month and he hates it.
I have a friend that did an Arby’s commercial years ago. They gave him an Arby’s card that can be used for up to $20 or $25 a day. It’s like a gift card that gets topped off daily.
Only bad thing is he can’t save the credit to make a big purchase. It has a cap of $25
I have a friend who won 1 year worth of Chipotle… he gained about 30 pounds, never got pussy from it, and his Colon is probably now a semi-colon ; :
Edit: To clarify it was 3 free “meals” per day for 1 year, they even gave him a stainless steel card that he showed them, it was dope.
When I was a kid I won 2 free Blockbuster rentals a month for life. Was awsome for a while now it’s not going so well….
I won a years worth of burgers from jack in the box in college. They gave us 156 cards that would literally work for any burger or sandwich on their menu. I gained about 15 pounds and then I started to use them as trading tools to get my stoner friends to do stuff. It started with “If you run down to 711 and get me a Gatorade I’ll give you 1 burger card”, then turned more into things like “you drink that bong water I’ll give you 3 burger cards”… it was glorious. The cards definitely didn’t last me a year.
obligatory not me but a friend. a friend of mine won a lifetime supply of pizza from pizza hut. they calculated his age, the average pizzas a person consumes per year, did some mathemagical calculation and fed ex’d him a check for $37,000. In my book he won.
A friend of mine won lifetime Sonic on a radio contest. Every month he gets a Sonic gift card for $200 and he takes everyone up there for a free meal and spends the rest buying random peoples’ meals.
I’m really into competitions, and although I’ve never won a lifetime supply of anything I’ve won a years worth of cheese. Twice. The first time was 12 vouchers but for the second one they actually send me two massive fuck-off cheese wheels, they were like 25lb each. I cut them up and filled my fridge and freezer (and the fridge and freezers of my friends) with cheese. It actually froze/defrosted really well, I’ll be eating that cheese for ages.
Not a lifetime supply, but my grandpa enters every contest imaginable, and once won free tampons for a year. My sisters and I got to take them because my grandpa doesn’t have a uterus. The things he had to post on Facebook to get entries were hilarious – – all things about being a strong, independent woman. That man has no shame if it means he can win even something completely useless to him
My high school geometry teacher’s son won a contest where he was featured on boxes of Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese and also got a “lifetime” supply of it. He had a picture of it/a cut out of the box on his desk which was hysterical and all I remember was him complaining about how sick he was of mac n cheese.
Won a lifetime supply of knives. I guessed correctly how many sheets of paper the knife could stab through. After I broke the first two, I was told my third was my last one. Apparently, the knives were supposed to last a lifetime.
My aunt won a lifetime supply of rice-a-roni from ‘The Price is Right’. She used to get them faster than she can use them, but now (understandably) she is sick of it so she just stockpiles them in her rice-a-roni closet and donates hundreds of boxes of them at a time.
yes. she has a full closet of rice-a-roni. The neighborhood kids love her.
Won a lifetime supply of Chuck Taylor converse. Basically they sent me 12 vouchers for a free pair of converse. You could pick high or low top and the color. I think I still have one of the pairs, and the rest I gave to friends and family.
I won a lifetime supply of coffee beans for having guessed how many beans were in the tall glass jar during a competition.
They arrive faster than I can use them, but the beans are high quality and make fun gifts for friends who like to grind & brew.
Our elderly neighbours won a lifetime supply of Snickers. We have a very large family (parents plus 10 kids) and the summer I was 7 my father was injured at work. While waiting on workers comp to be paid, our electric, water, and gas was all shut off. Our neighbours ran a hose to our backyard for water, an extension cord for a microwave, and gave us dozens of cases of Snickers. We lived the entire summer on candy bars and ramen. I can’t stand the stuff now.
Won a lifetime supply of free coffee from a brew shop in town. I guessed correctly how many beans were in a tall plastic cylinder. Shop closed 5 months later.
My friend won free chicken from Raising Cane’s for life(chicken finger chain). In order to claim his chicken, he had to present the card given to him. After a few months of free chicken, his wallet was stolen, putting an end to his free chicken. Somebody was VERY happy when they saw that card in his wallet.
I won a “Lifetime supply” of jelly beans in the 2nd grade. My teacher had a giant jar of them on the table and tons of students guessed how many beans were in there.
I remember thinking, “I’m just gunna write down the biggest number I can, that way I’ll stand the best odds of winning” (kid logic)
So I wrote “999” because Zelda games taught me it’s the biggest number ever
There were 1,000 jelly beans.
Students were amazed.
Teacher thought I was a savant.
Jelly beans lasted me about 6 months and I think my mom threw the rest away.
Grandpa negotiated free cell service for life for him and his wife when the cell company wanted to put up a tower on his farm. After a few years they started getting charged because the tower was bought by another company and they wouldn’t respect the deal
I won a year’s worth of icecream. The deal is for one pint a month. Here’s the kicker, I live on the other side of the country from the icecream shop. My parents love it though.
Shoutout for ‘butt chug’ reference!
Won a lifetime supply of mouthwash.
Fucking rad, I butt chug that shit on a daily basis.
My wife won a “lifetime supply” of pet food for our cat. They didn’t even bother sending product, they just tacked another few thousand dollars onto the $10k cash prize. That was a nice little windfall. The only weird thing was that it was paid as a stack of maxed out Visa gift cards. You can’t really pay things like mortgages and credit card bills with what amounts to a credit card, so we ended up using the gift cards for things like groceries. It’s pretty amazing how far your paycheck goes when your bill for food and incidentals is effectively zero.
Dominos Pizza at a raffle. It was a “lifetime supply” Basically was a book with 4 tear out coupons a month for like 20 years. Used it maybe a dozen times. After about 2 years I tried to use it and it becomes such a pain, nobody knows what to do, the computer won’t take it, they have to call corporate support # on the ticket. Takes like 30 minutes on the phone to order shitty pizza for free. So basically it will never be used.
I went to school with a kid who’s mom won a lifetime supply of aluminum foil. They wrap EVERYTHING in foil. His whole lunch every day was wrapped in foil: sandwich, fruit, ect…and then they make one of those baking pouches, and that’s his lunch bag. When we had like desert potluck his cookies came wrapped in in foil. I asked him about it once and he said they even wrap all their Christmas presents in it, and they still get too many boxes of it. They give it away to friends and family.
My friend and I were in a competition at an arena football game to win “Free pizza and beer for a year”. The first person to kick a field goal from like 15-20 yards would win. Apparently their definition of a years worth of pizza and beer is 12 24 packs of beer and a large Rocky Rococos pizza per month for 12 months. We had to pick up all 12 cases of the beer from a distributor at one time so we had a party.
My mother won a “lifetime” supply of Pez on Let’s Make a Deal. It was a few cases of dispensers and candy.
This is truly fucking amazing:
The SkyDome held a naming contest back in 1987, two years before it opened in downtown Toronto. The contest winner (picked at random from the many “SkyDome” entries – a play on the stadium’s retractable roof) received a lifetime supply of tickets for any event at the Dome.
The stadium has changed ownership multiple times and even the name has changed (it’s now the Rogers Centre), but the prize is still being honoured. There’s a good article about it here.
These glorious stories keep going on and on, and my jealousy continues to grow. If you’re interested in checking out the rest of the responses you can head on over to the AskReddit Thread where they came from, and if you’ve got a story of your own about winning a lifetime supply of anything you can drop them down below in the comments!