Saturday, March 15, 2014

Here's Your St. Patrick's Day Parade!

In case you aren't able to get out to enjoy the weekend's St. Patrick's Day festivities, here's a parade you can participate in, for the chance to win a trip to Ireland!

The Fantastic St.Patrick's Parade

For this competition, you will build your parade float, then see how many votes your float can get on Facebook. The twenty floats with the most votes will be entered into the first prize drawing. All other entries will go into the second prize drawing. You'll need to hurry, though, as the deadline for entries is Tuesday, March 18, 2014!

*First prize is a seven night trip for two to Ireland.

*Second prize is a two night trip for two to Ireland.

Trips include airfare and accommodations. Winner and travel companion must be 18 or older at time of travel. No value is stated for prizes.

And if you're in need of some festive decor for the parade, here's some free St. Patty's Day printouts...
Free St. Patrick's Day Printables

Good Luck!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Increase Your Luck in Winning, Part 3 of 3

In the world of contests and sweepstakes, there are simple ways to use skill to increase your luck in winning. Some have to do with the way you enter, others are matters of creating a positive attitude. This is the final article in our three part series. You can find part one here.

Enter Contests Whenever Possible

Most contests rely on some type of skill. Look at your strengths, and utilize them to help you win. If you are a trivia nut, enter trivia contests. If you love to cook, enter cooking contests. There are fishing contests for anglers, talent contests for musicians and writers, and just about anything else you can come up with, so don't doubt that there is a contest in the area where your strengths shine.

Release Expectations

This utilizes skills in building patience, which is a necessary part of the process. It also helps with enjoying what you are doing in the present, and not getting caught up in what the future results will be. Enjoying the fun and relaxation offered in what you are doing now is what will keep you going, and in keeping going you know that you will in turn increase good luck and win. Releasing expectations also releases stress. There is a difference between expecting it and knowing it. Expectations can stem from a belief that something will happen. This type of knowing comes from realizing that things are already set in place in order for it to happen. You may not know exactly when or how often it will happen, you just know that it will.

Picture Yourself With What You Wish to Receive

Stories abound about those who have won large amounts of cash and then went broke a short while later. A sudden influx of wealth into one's life will undoubtedly create some changes, and for one who isn't prepared for it, this may be followed by making some rough decisions. By preparing yourself mentally you will increase your skills in making the proper choices, and also create good luck by developing a knowing that the winning will come.

If you need a new vehicle, envision yourself as already driving it. If you want cash, picture yourself as already being debt-free. There's no need to spend an inordinate amount of time in doing it, a few short minutes when you have a chance throughout the day will suffice.

Keep in mind that these are just rules of thumb, so be creative. Sometimes you will have more time to devote than you will at others, so be easy on yourself and always remember to keep it fun. That's part of the gift of increasing luck!

Good Luck!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pamper Yourself!

Take a little "me time" to enter these sweepstakes today, and you just might win still more pampering later on...

Dove Purely Pampering Instant Win

*350 instant win prizes of a sponsor-selected Purely Pampering Prize Pack. ARV $28.

One play per person per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends May 15, 2014.

Westgate Park City Adventure Sweepstakes

Grand prize is a three day/two night stay at Westgate Park City Resort and Spa (located in Utah), with a $200 Edge Dining Credit. ARV $598.

Winner is responsible for transportation.

I found no limit on the number of entries allowed, though the rules do state that you can gain bonus entries through social networking. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 21 or older. Ends April 1, 2014.

The Big Easy Sweepstakes

*Grand prize is a trip for two to New Orleans. Includes airfare from within the U.S., three night's stay at the Roosevelt New Orleans, a 50 minute couple massage at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, A $1,000 gift card, and more. ARV $4,800.

One entry per person/email address, with up to four bonus entries available. Open to legal residents of the 49 United States and D.C., excludes Rhode Island. Must be 21 years or older. Ends March 31, 2014.

Today's Bonus

Answer a trivia question for your chance to win a pampering package from author Eloisa James...
Eloisa James March 2014 Contest

Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sweepstakes for NCAA Fans!

It's that time of year again!

Coke Zero NCAA Gr8 Fans Sweepstakes

Prizes are awarded according to "rounds," for this sweepstakes. Currently, the "second round" is active. Entry periods for rounds are as follows:

Second Round starts February 17, 2014; ends March 21, 2014.
Third Round starts March 22, 2014; ends March 23, 2014.
NCAA Sweet Sixteen starts March 24, 2014; ends March 28, 2014.
NCAA Elite Eight starts March 29, 2014; ends March 30, 2014.
NCAA Final Four starts March 31, 2014; ends April 5, 2014.
Championship starts April 6, 2014; ends April 6, 2014.

Prizes are as follows:

*64 second round prizes: A desktop basketball globe. ARV $8.74.

*32 third round prizes: A Coke Zero Final Four basketball. ARV $35.

*16 NCAA Sweet Sixteen prizes: An SKLZ mini-basketball hoop. ARV $37.

*8 NCAA Elite Eight prizes: An autographed basketball. ARV $40.

*4 NCAA Final Four prizes: A $500 gift card. ARV $500.

*1 Championship prize: Trip for 2 to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four. ARV $5,000.

Entry by text is also available for this sweeps. Text GR8FANS to short code 26739.

One entry per person per day, regardless of method of entry. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends April 6, 2014.

LG Locker Room Sweepstakes

*Grand prize is a four day/three night trip for two to the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four in North Texas, traveling April 5, 2014 through April 8, 2014. Includes airfare, hotel, game tickets, a $500 check, and more. ARV $6,750.

*One first prize includes the folowing: LG Washer and Dryer pair, 55" Class LG Smart TV, LG G Pad. ARV $4,550.

*Four second prizes of a 47" Class LG Smart TV. ARV $1,300 each.

*Eight third prizes of an LG G Pad. ARV $350 each.

*10 fourth prizes of an LG Countertop Microwave. ARV $160 each.

One entry per person per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. 18 or older, 19 or older in Alabama and Nebraska; and to 21 or older in Puerto Rico. Ends March 29, 2014.

2014 Bracket Challenge

This sweeps actually starts on March 16, 2014. You can sign up early, and start to make your picks once they are seeded on that date. You must become a registered user of the website in order to enter. Points are awarded for your correct picks, and the grand prize winner will be picked in a random drawing from amongst those with the top ten percent in points.

*Grand prize is four 2015 Final Four tickets, (tickets include semi-finals and final game) and a $6,000 check for travel and accommodations. Total ARV $10,000.

Runs through the final game of the tournament, scheduled for April 7, 2014. Open to legal residents of the U.S., Canada (excluding Quebec), and Puerto Rico, 18 or older, or the age of majority in their place of residence.

Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Cabbage at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every week!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Money, Money, Money!

Money, money everywhere, and not a dime to spend... Well, maybe not. In any event, win won of these sweeps and you'll still get a good bit of cash flow. In the meantime, remember to scroll back through previous posts to get those daily entries in! You can right-click any link to open it in a new window or tab, so you don't lose your place : )

2014 March Frozen Food Month $10,000 Sweepstakes

*Grand prize is $5,000

*5 first prizes of $1,000 each

One entry per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends at 12 noon Eastern Time on April 25, 2014.

Sheplers $10,000 Cash Giveaway

*Grand prize is $10,000

One entry per person. Open to residents of the 50 United States, and to international Sheplers customers - subject to the laws of their individual locations, 18 or older. Ends April 6, 2014.

Win $7,000 a Week for Life

*Grand prize is $7,000 a week for life, with a guaranteed minimum payout of $1,000,000 (Yes, that's a million dollars)

If you choose to enter by mail to increase your chances, I'd recommend giving the same information as the web form requests, as the rules do not specify what information the mail-in entry must contain. Also, it's probably a good idea to add the giveaway number for this specific sweeps, with a line stating something to the effect of "Giveaway 3080".

Generally speaking, most sweeps ask for this information to be mailed on a regular postal-regulation sized post card, or a plain 3x5 card or piece of paper in a business sized (#10) envelope. This sweeps does not specify, so you could have some fun with your entry on this one, if you feel artistic.

The above link is for Facebook entry. One online entry per person/email address per day, unlimited mail-in entries allowed, though each must be mailed separately. Online entry is only open to residents of the U.S. and U.K., mail-in entry is available to Canadian residents, void in Quebec. Entrants must be physically located and currently residing in their country of residence. Online entries must be received by 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on April 21, 2014 to be eligible for this drawing.

Today's Bonuses - Entry by Mail

For the chance to win a hundred dollars...
FirstPlus Cash Back Sweepstakes

For your chance at a thousand dollar Visa gift card...Open to residents of California
Cold Cash Sweepstakes

Good Luck!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday Mashup

It's a Monday Mashup! With St. Patty's Day right around the corner, luck is in the air! Whatever that pot o' gold is that you've been looking to find at the end of the rainbow, you just might find it here today!

L'eggs Lucky Egg

*Grand prize is a trip for two to Las Vegas. Includes round trip airfare, hotel for three nights, a $1,000 Visa gift card each - for a shopping spree with a L'eggs stylist - for winner and for guest, an additional $1,000 gift card for winner - to cover any additional expenses associated with the trip, a beauty makeover for winner and for guest, a check for $25,000 for winner, and more. Total ARV of grand prize package is $34,000.

Trip must be taken between September 1 and October 31, 2014, or entire grand prize is forfeited.

*8 Weekly prizes of $1,000 each.

One entry per person/email address per day. Open only to women who are legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 21 or older. Ends April 28, 2014.

Nutrena Farm Team Challenge

*Grand prize includes the following:

One Randall Burkey Premium Fiberglass Coop, ARV $1695.00.
30 forty or fifty lb. bags of Nutrena Country Feeds or NatureWise brand goat, sheep, rabbit, llama, mini pig, or poultry feed, ARV $450.00.
One Happy Hen Treats Package, ARV $85.00.
One copy of Fresh Eggs Daily by Lisa Steele, ARV $17.95.
One Nutrena Egg Apron, ARV $50.00.
12 Pullet Chicks (choice of either Barred Rocks or Rhode Island Reds from Ideal Poultry), ARV $37.00.

Total ARV of grand prize package is $2334.95.

*One weekly winner each week will receive a prize package including the following:

One Nutrena Egg Apron, ARV $50.00
6 forty or fifty lb. bags of Nutrena Country Feeds or NatureWise brand goat, sheep, rabbit, llama, mini pig, or poultry feed, ARV $90.00
One Happy Hen Treats Package, ARV $85.00; (Package includes 1 case of 10 oz packages of treats)
One copy of Fresh Eggs Daily by Lisa Steele, ARV $17.95

Total Weekly ARV of $242.95 per Prize Package.

One entry per person/email address. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, 18 or older. Ends April 30, 2014.

Ragu Better & Better Sweepstakes

For this sweeps, you are allowed 2 entries a day. One entry is awarded for logging into the sweeps, and another entry is awarded for voting for the recipe you find the better of the two shown. Bonus entries are awarded for certain social networking and other activities, so see the rules if you'd like to increase your chances!

*Grand prize is a trip for four people to Rome, Italy. Includes round trip airfare, six night's accommodations (two rooms, double occupancy), a $2,000 check for spending money, and travel agent services. ARV $14,950.

Weekly prizes are also being awarded. Currently, the sweeps is in entry period 3, which ends on March 10 (today). Remaining weekly prizes are as follows.

*Period 3 * $250 Visa gift card for groceries.
*Period 4 * Oneida Hard Anodized twelve piece cookware set, OXO Good Grips fifteen piece kitchen tool set; a three piece three quart bowl/colander set; a Betty Crocker Cookbook; an apron; and oven mitts, ARV $350.
*Period 5 * $550 Bed Bath and Beyond gift card, ARV $550.
*Period 6 * Le Creuset cookware set, ARV $600.
*Period 7 * Cuisinart toaster oven; a Cuisinart Grind-and-Brew twelve cup automatic coffeemaker; a Cuisinart PowerBlend duet blender and food processor, ARV $740.
*Period 8 * $850 Visa gift card for cooking classes.
*Period 9 * Ten piece stainless steel cookware set, ARV $1,000.
*Period 10 * A check for $2,000.
*Period 11 is for the grand prize drawing.

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends May 6, 2014.

It's National Reading Month!

Good Luck!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Your True Story, in Digest Form, Could be Worth $5,000!

It's time for another Sunday Quickie!

Have you ever thought you'd like to just sit down and write your stories? Well, now's your chance. You don't even need to take the time to write a whole book for this version, yet you could still win as much as $5,000 for doing it! Yay!

100-Word True Story Contest

For this contest, you are asked to write a true story about yourself, in 100 words or less. The expected number of contestants for this contest is 5,000.

*Grand prize is $5,000, plus winner's story will be published in Reader's Digest.

*One runner-up will receive $500.

*Six finalists will receive $100 each.

Entries will be judged using the following criteria:

Uniqueness 50%
Writing style 25%
Universality of appeal 25%

Entries must be suitable for a general audience. You may enter as many times as you like, though each entry must be a different topic. Your entry will become the property of Reader's Digest, whether you win or not, so be sure not to use something you'd want to publish someplace else.

Open to residents of the U.S. and its territories, including Puerto Rico, 18 or older.Ends March 14, 2014.

Today's Bonus

For Elvis Impersonators...
Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair's Second Annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Preliminary Round Contest

Good Luck!

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