Raise your hand if you've ever entered a contest and said "I never win anything." Or, maybe you have won a contest and didn't actually collect your prize. Well, we had two people who entered two contests nearly a year ago, won and collected their Sacramento prize packages just in the past two weeks.

Krista from South Dakota won the 5-day all expenses paid "Land of Food & Wine Contest," trip, sponsored by California Travel & Tourism Commission and Gold Country Visitors Association. She and her boyfriend had what Krista described as "a trip we'll never forget."

They arrived in Sacramento, stayed on the
historic riverboat Delta King in Old Sacramento
and the next morning drove the 4 hours to Yosemite National Park where they spent the day. The next few days were spent traveling along historic Highway 49, visiting wineries, taking a cave tour, biking along the lake, eating at renowned restaurants, even sampling Sake at the Gekkeikan Sake plant in Folsom.

Michele from the Bay Area won an overnight stay and wine tour at last year's Sunset Magazine travel show. "Beautiful and quiet, and breakfast was divine," said Michele about her stay at Amber House Bed & Breakfast, which is right in the heart of the city. She and her family celebrated her son's birthday at the wineries in Gold Country. Her son said "it was the best birthday ever."

Now, you don't have to enter a contest to have a good time in the Sacramento area, but if you find one to enter, take the chance because you never know if it's finally your turn to win.