You've got a chance to win up to $5,000 by listening to us, but just how far can that money go?

If you've been spending some time with us, you know that we have several chances for you to win up to $5,000. In fact, you have three chances to win each and every weekday by listening for code words and entering them on our website. It's an easy way to make the holidays extra merry and bright.

Sometimes I think we forget just how much money up to $5,000 is.

So, allow me to break it down for you. Because I'm a basic gal, I enjoy a good Starbucks run. I allow myself the treat of Starbucks once a week... otherwise it would get seriously out of control and I'd be Star-broke! I reward myself at the end of the week with breakfast and a laarrrrrge coffee, which typically costs me about $10.

With up to $5,000 I could treat myself with that same order 500 times.

And since I'm only making that trip once a week, at $10 a trip, that $5,000 could cover my weekly reward for the next nine-and-a-half years. That's almost 10 years worth of Starbucks! I don't know what's more surprising... that my coffee fix is covered for years to come OR that I could potentially spend $5,000 on just coffee over the next decade.

Either way, that's a lot of cash!