Friday, July 18, 2014
Today's sweeps are from some of those brands that are instantly recognizable, the brands that many have grown up with.
As you may have noticed from today's pic, I won the instant win prize from today's first pick. If you have been playing the "Cottonelle Take a Spin Sweepstakes," from the April 30th It's Instant Wins-Day! post, then you can use the same log in information to enter this sweepstakes. Otherwise, if you do not already have a Cottonelle account, you will need to create one to enter.
The Soft Scrub sweepstakes is pretty straightforward. The amount for the grand prize could give you a nice trip, with the taxes in an affordable range. Even the free product would be a nice win, as they always are.
Betty Crocker is giving us the opportunity to vote for the recipes that will be featured in their 2015 calendar, with the opportunity to win one, too. These calendars always look so nice in the kitchen area, and are filled with inspiration and good recipes. So, this would be a nice win, too!
Lastly, we can't forget the Purex Sweepstakes!
The Cottonelle Wipe and Win Game
* 1,000 winners will each receive one $5 Target gift card.
This sweeps has a limit of one instant win prize per person/email address, for the duration of the promotion.
One game play per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends October 15, 2014.
The Soft Scrub Summer Getaway Giveaway
* Grand prize is a $1,750 gift card toward air fare and hotel accommodations. ARV $1,750.
* 20 winners will each receive one Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care Lemon. ARV $1.97.
One entry per Facebook user per day. Open to legal U.S. residents, 18 or older. Ends August 11, 2014.
Vote to Win: 2015 Calendar Challenge
You must become a member of the Betty Crocker Website to enter, or you must log in if you are already a member. This sweeps is currently in entry period two, which ends on July 22, 2014.
Entry period three is July 23 through July 29.
Entry period four is July 30 through August 5.
* 50,000 Prizes of one 2015 Betty Crocker calendar, each. ARV $5 each prize.
One entry per person/email address per weekly entry period. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older, who are members of BettyCrocker.com. Ends August 5, 2014.
And from Purex...
“Celebrate the Red White & Blue with Purex No Sort!” Sweepstakes
Thursday, July 17, 2014
So, the exciting news is out. Lay's has chosen the four finalists in the 2014 "Do Us A Flavor" Contest. This was a bonus contest on the March 2, 2014 post, Design a T-Shirt for a Chance to Win a Trip to Hawaii! (Plus, Maybe Win a Million).
I had 21 entries in this contest. Alas, I did not receive a winning email telling me I was a finalist. Oh, well. This news is still a good way to learn what the judges like, and to hone those skills for next year's contest!
Congratulations to the finalists!
Lay's newest flavor: Cappuccino?
This article popped in from "All You" magazine as I was doing this post, so I thought I'd add it...
Improve Your Odds of Winning Online Sweepstakes and Contests!
If you like Reed's soda, and would like to win the cash equivalent of some stock...
Celebrating 25 Years of Reed's Ginger Love
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Today's sweepstakes offer an eclectic mix. Travel to an air show in Oregon, win some cool toys, nab an instant win. A Caribbean Jazz Cruise sounds quite fine. Then, too, so does cruising on a new Vespa. Of course, with all this going on, what woman couldn't use some good makeup?
Jack Link's Win a Wild Ride Sweepstakes
This sweeps has four entry periods, with the current one ending on July 31, 2014. Each entry period offers its own grand prize.
* Entry period one prize: A trip for two to Portland, Oregon for the Oregon International Air Show. ARV $4,100.
* Entry period two (ending September 1) prize: A SeaDoo Spark jet ski. ARV $4,999.
* Entry period three (ending October 1) prize: A Polaris ATV. ARV $12,299.
* Entry period four (ending November 9) prize: An Arctic Cat Snowmobile. ARV $8,299.
Instant win prizes:
* 500 first prizes: A gift code for one Jack Link's branded t-shirt. ARV $8.
* 500 second prizes: A digital code good for three 1.5 oz bags of Jack Link's Jerky. ARV $5.55.
Limit of one instant win prize per person.
One play per person/email address per day, bonus entries available. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends November 9, 2014.
Win a Caribbean Vacation for Two on The Jazz Cruise 2015!
You must create a JazzTimes account to enter this sweeps, if you do not already have one.
* Grand prize is a vacation for two aboard The Jazz Cruise on January 25 – February 1, 2015. Prize includes air fare to the port of debarkation, and one deluxe veranda (ocean view) state room for two, along with all related taxes, port charges and gratuities. No ARV is stated.
One entry per person/household/email address. Open to legal U.S. residents, currently living in the U.S., 21 or older. Ends September 1, 2014.
If you'd like to win a Vespa...
Niagra USA Presents 90 Days of Summer
For plenty of makeup prizes...
Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Lemons & Limes at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Strategies and ways to win are always a hot topic amongst sweepers. Each has found something that works, to keep those wins coming. Many are inclined to share. So, today we explore some more winning tips.
As for me, I think one of the best tips (alongside increasing your chances through daily entries, and using instant win strategies) is to enter consistently. If you are newly into a sweepstaking hobby, it may take a few months to get things rolling. Don't let this discourage you. Once you start to enter on a regular basis, over a period of a few months or so, you will be entered into a wide range of sweepstakes.
Some of these sweepstakes will end quickly, while others will last for several months or even a year. By entering regularly, you are creating momentum. Basically, you will have a large pool of entries, in a wide variety of sweepstakes. As some sweeps end, and new ones begin, you generally start to see wins coming on a more regular basis. It's nearly impossible not to.
The bigger goal isn't necessarily about increasing your chances of winning any one particular sweepstakes (though you could call this a "sub-goal," as there will always be certain sweepstakes that you want to put more time and effort into). The bigger goal is about exponentially increasing your chances of winning... Again, and again, and again. This is what being consistent does.
In the end, once you get into it, the game of sweepstakes is such a fun game, that it really isn't as hard to be consistent as it would seem!
Here is what another sweeper (and author) has to say...
On the Website mentioned in this video, there are a number of blog posts offering strategies for winning under the heading "How to Win."
Enter as often as you wish. New prizes each Wednesday!
Dial FroYo Giveaway
Monday, July 14, 2014
As you may have noticed, I recently updated a few things here, adding a new page specifically for Book Giveaways. The sites on this page offer ongoing book giveaways, with new titles and authors at any given time. This page will allow book lovers quick and easy access to sweeps that they won't want to miss!
In doing this, I also added a new site to the "Ongoing Sweeps and Giveaways" page, so you may want to check these two pages out. These are anchored with the two links you will see at the top of the blog (under the header), so you can access them effortlessly.
With this, today's sweeps offer the coveted three Cs of sweepstakes... Cash, Cars, and Computers!
Wyndham Rewards One Million Dollar Sweepstakes
To enter this sweeps, you must become a member of Wyndham Rewards (if you are not already). This entails no more than the filling out of a sweeps form would.
* One U.S. winner and one Canadian winner will each receive a two night trip for two to the "event." Trip includes air fare, accommodations, a $500 Visa debit card, and more. At the "event," each winner will have the opportunity to choose one of 50 envelopes. 49 of the 50 envelopes contain a $10,000 winning message, and one envelope contains a $1,000,000 winning message. Winners receive the amount contained in their chosen envelope.
One entry per person. Open to Wyndham Rewards members (whether you've been one, or are joining for the sweepstakes), who are legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Canada, and who are at least 18 and the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Ends September 15, 2014.
* Grand prize is a base model 2014 Kia Soul and a check for the title, registration, and any tax obligations. Total ARV not to exceed $20,000.
One entry per person/household/email address, with bonus entries available for referring friends and/or social sharing. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends July 31, 2014.
Equip Your Space Sweepstakes
*Grand prize package includes: One HP ENVY Phoenix Desktop, one HP ENVY 27 IPS LED Backlit Monitor, one HP 2 year Next Day Exchange Service for Consumer Monitors, one HP ENVY 17 Notebook, one HP Slate 10 HD 4G Tablet, one HP Slate 10 Tablet Stand Case, one HP Slate 10 Tablet Stand Case, three HP 61XL Black Ink Cartridge, three HP 61XL Tricolor Ink Cartridge, one HP 3 year Care Pack for Printers, one HP LaserJet Pro Printer, two HP 2-Pack Black LaserJet Toner Cartridges, one HP 3 year Care Pack for LaserJet Printers, two 5 Ream packages of Paper, one Platinum Financial Calculator, one HP SmartFriend 6 Month plan, one 2 Year Notebook Warranty with Accidental Damage Protection, one Beats Solo 2 HD Headphones, one HP Premier 3 Blue Backpack, one HP Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, one HP HD Webcam, one HP Wireless Keyboard, one HP 32GB USB Flash Drive, one HP Black Wireless Mouse, one HP USB 3 Port Replicator, one HP USB External DVDRW Drive, and a $5,000 USD Bed Bath & Beyond Shopping Spree.
Total grand prize package ARV $10,008.
* 10 first prizes, each including: One HP Slate 7 Extreme Tablet, one HP 2 yr ADP & Standard Exchange Service for Slate 7, and a $250 Bed Bath & Beyond Gift Card. Total ARV $500 each prize package.
62 second prizes, awarded as daily Instant wins, each including: One HP Chromebook 11 and a $250 Bed Bath & Beyond Gift Card. Total ARV $530 each prize package.
One play per person/email address per day, with bonus entries available for certain activities. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec), 16 or older. Ends September 7, 2014.
If you'd prefer a Honda...
Machinima E.Honda Challenge
If you're just looking to win something cool...
WIN: The Southern Tier Summer Essentials prize pack!
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Birds & Blooms magazine, along with Country magazine are looking for your videos of outdoor animals. These can be animals like squirrels, birds, and others you would see in the wilds of your backyard, or they can be other types of wildlife, and even farm animals.
The main points are that they be animals you would normally find outdoors, and that your video be touching in some way. It could be heartfelt, humorous, or could cause some other emotion in the viewer.
This contest has two rounds. The first round will be judged by a panel of judges. 12 finalists will then move on to the second round for public voting, to determine the grand prize winner. The expected number of contestants for this contest is only 150, so the odds look quite good.
* Grand prize is $1,000.
* 12 finalists will each receive $100.
(Technically, this means that the grand prize winner actually ends up with $1,100 total.)
Videos will be judged based upon the following criteria:
50% Quality of video
25% Emotional response caused by content of video
Videos must be no longer than 60 seconds, with a file size no larger than 5 GB (for ease of uploading, recommended size is 50 MB or less). See rules for supported file types and other details.
Outdoor Animal Video Contest
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18 or older. Ends August 29, 2014.
If you're a fiddler...
Fiddle Festival and Contest Announced in Greenville
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