What would you do with a lifetime supply of Mars candy bars? Sure, they'd taste delicious for a while, but eventually you and everyone you know would get sick of the sugary snack. Sometimes being a forever winner is not all it's chalked up to be.
Some people win lifetime supplies from now defunct companies, and others win prizes they can't even use. A lot of irony comes with some of these contestant winners, as does the question, “Where are we going to put all these apples?” Just like anything in life, winning a lifetime supply can be amazing or it can be a burden. These people who won lifetime supplies of something shared their stories with the Internet, and in some cases it's hard to decide if they were super fortunate or not so lucky after all.
This Man Donates Mars Bars To His Local Food Bank
Redditor /u/PiratePegLeg wrote that he won a lifetime supply of Mars Bars when he was 15 years old. He said that he received a box of 30 chocolate bars delivered every single month. The free candy was pretty great for the first six months because he could share with his friends. However, he said that after about a year, the sugary treat became a burden, and he couldn't even give them away. The Redditor's solution was to donate the Mars Bars to a local food bank every few months.
Enough Soap To Last A Lifetime Delivered All At Once
Redditor /u/Pchanizzle wrote that his parents received a lifetime supply of bar soap after buying a water softener. However, the company opted to give the couple their lifetime supply, which consisted of thousands of soap bars, all at once. Over 22 years later, they still have plenty of Lan-o-Sheen brand soap left.
This Man Tested Toilet Paper Then Won A Lifetime Supply Of Charmin
It was over 20 years ago when Redditor /u/Buddhabear1 fell in love with a brand of Charmin toilet paper infused with baby oil. However, after he left Southern California, he could no longer find the product. After contacting Proctor & Gamble, he was informed that they discontinued the line. They then asked him if he wanted to be a product tester.
He agreed and tested different kinds of toilet paper over the course of two weeks. He answered a few questions regarding his experience with the products. After completing the survey, he was told that in order to compensate him for his time, he would receive coupons in the mail. Now, over 20 years have passed and every single month, he receives a coupon for a free pack of Charmin toilet paper.
This Family Took A Cash Payout Over Free Video Games
Redditor /u/Jake382 and his family were shown the money. After playing McDonald's Monopoly, they won 8 EA Sports games each year for life. However, two weeks later the company contacted them and offered the family a cash option of $24,000 instead of the games. Upon the insistence of his mother, who cried when the company told her about the cash, they took the payout.