3/2/13

How to Win a Sweepstakes

Over the years, I've won lots of great prizes from sweepstakes. Whenever I tell people about what I've won, they often say, "I never win anything. How do you win so much?" I ask them if they enter to win and their answer is something like "sometimes." Well, that's not the way to win a sweepstakes. The odds of winning a sweepstakes depends on the number of entries and the number of entries by each entrant. If it's a one-time entry only, then you only get the one chance to win. If it's a daily entry, weekly entry or monthly entry, you can increase your chances to win prizes in that sweeps by going back regularly and entering again. I've only won a few prizes that were one-time entry sweeps. Most of my wins were ones I entered over and over. So first, you need to enter consistently.

I also look at entering sweepstakes as a hobby. I don't enter expecting to win, but hoping to win. You need to be persistent at entering because even if you don't win something the first month or the first four months, you will eventually win because it's all about the numbers. The more you enter, the better your chances of winning. The longer you enter sweepstakes, the better your chances of winning more great prizes. This requires a bit of time on the computer each day, but most people already waste tons of time on their computer anyway. Instead of playing games where you don't win anything, play instant win games and maybe you'll instantly win a trip to Daytona 500 like I did in 2009.
I've won several trips, tons of t-shirts, kitchen stuff, video games, a computer, and a media server. I've won a flute, a pair of diamond earrings, shoes, food, stuffed animals, and even a dining room table and chairs. You can find sweepstakes all over the internet to enter. There are also directory sites that list available sweepstakes and giveaways. Some of them even have a function to track which ones are daily entries so that it's easy to go back and enter again. So just be persistent and consistent and let me know when you win something amazing!
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8 comments:

  1. I enter sweepstakes all the time but never win anything. I just keep trying.

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  2. I totally agree with u..entering is like a part time job for me..I am now keeping a list of stuff I won by month for this year..my top prize so far is an IPAD2..still waiting to win big one--big bucks :) thanks!

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  3. Ive won several in the few months that Ive been entering giveaways. Ive gotten a couple nice things but never anything BIG. Im still waiting for the big win. I usually dont bother with any of the ones with a ton of entries though bc they have so many entries and I dont have time to do enough of them to make a difference. But i totally agree with you about being patient and constant. I havent won many lately and Its annoying but im sticking with it and hoping my next win will be something awesome this week! I cant stand to hear ppl say that they never win anything..they must not be entering enough. Some of the giveaways do take over your stuff, like facebook, email and pinterest. and twitter. Ive already met my limit of facebook pages i can like and that will def limit the # of entries I can get on a giveaway that has rafflecopter so now I prob wont win as many. But thanks for the post! Great advice just when I feel like giving up :) Ill try to stick to the ones where I know Ive already like that page or follow them on twitter

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  4. I enter sweepstakes all the time,and it took a while,but I started winning some now.I win more doing the blog contests.I have never won any thing big yet,but I'm still trying.I told my husband that one of the days I'm going to win a big one.He said he hopes it's for a million dollars.

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  5. I've won a few things: I won a great trench coat, books, but my most recent is a bunch of beauty products that I should be getting any day now.

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  6. I heard a tip once that if you are entering an in-person drawing, to fold your entry ticket accordian style. It'll take up more space in the box and have a greater chance at getting picked.

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  7. I heard a tip once that if you are entering an in-person drawing, to fold your entry ticket accordian style. It'll take up more space in the box and have a greater chance at getting picked.

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