Have you ever participated in the FabShopHop online? I have several times and have come out with gift certificates and things a couple of times as well. Mom even won some neutral fabrics once that was awesome.
I have also participated in shop hops her locally. The San Diego Quilt run as well as the Southern California Quilt run. Both of which are awesome it was fun to see the shops that you don't normally shop at and make friends with people you didn't know were so close. Being that I have moved too far north of San Diego to be able to participate and enjoy the time in the shops to look at the new gadgets and gizmos and the new lines of fabric, I have resorted to shop hopping online.
There are quite a few shop hops when you actually look at it. They are kind of hard to keep straight and keep track of. Last night I decided that I was going to participate in the Mystery Quilt Dash. Its actually Mystery Quilt Dash #6. If you haven't seen it or have never tried it, its pretty easy there are 7 shops that are participating and when you have found the Mystery blocks much like the bunny for FabShop, you will have all the clues to Mystery Quilt #6. This would be a great thing to do when you don't have the ability or the motivation to actually sew or quilt. I reccommend taking your time and looking through the shops but you don't have to.
So who's up for the Mystery Quilt Dash? Who's going to join me? It actually ends on January 14th but, there will several others that I will try to post as they come along. You can always sign up for the FabShopHop that will be ending this month.