I seldom join contests in Facebook, but I have a friend who has won more than a few times. Imagine my surprise when I found out that I won a Fender guitar strap in November last year, though I only learned about it this May.
I always check my messages and notifications. Clicking the message icon displays a list of the most recent ones. However, I never noticed the labels above the list that says Inbox and Other. When I did notice the Other label, it appears that I have an unread message. I won a guitar strap and I did not know it!
I quickly went to Gluttone’s Facebook page and saw the comment stating that I won. I immediately sent a message to the owner to ask if I can still claim my prize, six months after I won. Luckily, I was told that I would still get my guitar strap. Yes!
The message sent to me was from the owner’s personal Facebook account, not from the company page. I am not sure if that was the reason that it did not appear in my Inbox. Nevertheless, this experience taught me one thing: always check the Other section of your Facebook messages. Who knows, there might be some good news waiting.