I am SUPER excited about the upcoming Sweepstakes Convention/Cruise! It takes place from Sep. 23-30, 2017! I believe there may be a few spots still available for anyone who wants to find out more about this fun and (sometimes) profitable hobby. The Sweepers Escape is bound to be fun and informative, plus you can’t go wrong with stops in the US & British Virgin Islands as well as the Bahamas!!
(1/22/14) I received a call informing me of probably the biggest win I’ve ever received!!! I am the GRAND PRIZE winner of the Swarovski Passport to Sparkle Sweepstakes!!!! I won $1000 worth of Swarovski jewelry AND a 5 day trip for 2 to Rio de Janiero, Brazil!!! Included in the trip is a jeep tour of the rainforest, $1000 worth of spa services and $1000 spending money!!!! I’m grinning from ear to ear!!!!!
Yet another Goodreads win! (7/22/13) In today’s mail, I received “Grocery Makeover – Small Changes For Big Results” by Julie Feldman, MPH, RD. Goodness knows I can use the reminder about healthy eating. Her book gives some great facts and doesn’t just talk about which foods we should be eating, but what specific benefits each can provide. Hooray for Monday wins!! (It’s a bit of a superstition, if you may, in the sweepstakes community that a Monday win guarantees another win sometime later in the week. I’m pretty sure it’s always worked for me, even though sometimes the following win is something as small as a candy bar. So, I’m looking forward to whatever the rest of the week will bring!!)
One of my favorite hobbies is entering sweepstakes and contests. While the wins are sometimes few and far between, in my sweepstakes entering history I have won some amazing prizes that include:
- A trip for 2 to Jamaica (Borders bookstore mail in entry)
- A 40″ Flat Screen HDTV (Budweiser mail in entry)
- $1000.00 Cash (Online Entry – 12 Monkeys Promotional Sweepstakes)
- $100.00 gift card for Omaha Steaks (mail in entry – Dallas TV show promotion)
- Trip for 2 to Nashville for a private concert by Wynonna Judd (mail in entry – Alli)
I’ve also won numerous t-shirts, gift certificates for dining out, DVDs, free candy bars and other fun stuff.
If you’d like to try your hand at winning, here are two publications I subscribe to that have listings of sweepstakes to enter as well as tips to help you win!
SweepSheet – A fantastic resource with very helpful information and tips for winning!
Online Sweepstakes – A GREAT listing of available sweepstakes, broken down into categories. Organized by date, prizes to win, expiration date, type (daily, instant win, weekly, one time) Free membership is available, but Premium membership allows access to more “winable” sweepstakes.
Sweepstakes Mania – I haven’t had a chance to really explore this site, but it’s well organized and visually appealing and had a good listing of current sweepstakes.
How to Win Sweepstakes – Advice on how to make the time you spend entering more productive.