I use to say the same thing. However, thanks to Amanda, I started entering giveaways (occasionally at first...now I"m addicted. It's my drug of choice. hee hee ). Since I started entering in November, here's what I've won.
There maybe more, but I think that's it. Basically, I've won over $750.00 worth of stuff...in 6 months! Yes, it takes time to enter. But I do not spend my time couponing or giveaway entering until everyone is asleep for the night.
Basically, my suggestion is take the time to enter giveaways when you find them. You can win too! If you want a list of some good websites, let me know and I'll get them for you!