Thursday, February 8, 2007

The top ten reasons to be a sweepstaker...

Reason number 10

"You can be the only person you know who's not a thief and still has three TVs in every room!"

Reason number 9

"Unexplained trips to the post office!"

Reason number 8

"Stamps are oooh-so-very cheap!"

Reason number 7

"You could end up rich!"

Reason number 6

"You get to learn a whole new language and say things like NAZ and DOB!"

Reason number 5

"Vacations, vacations, vacations!"

Reason number 4

"Online entry!"

Reason number 3

"Things like... Free ice cream for a year!"

Reason number 2

"You can do it in your bathrobe!"

And the Number 1 Reason to be a Sweepstaker is...

"Sweepstaking rules!"

Best Sweepstakes Newsletter

For quick entry... text by cell phone!

Pizza Hut "The Cheesy Hunt" Sweepstakes

Enter daily to win a Grand Prize of $30,000. Five first prizes of a $4,000 Gift card for an entertainment package at the retailer of the sponsor's choice, twenty second prizes of a $400 Pizza Hut Gift Card, and 500 third prizes of a $5 Gift Card for music downloads.

Enter Daily, Ends March 24, 2007.

To enter, text either the word "bites", or the code word found in the Pizza Hut Commercials to 843488 (THEHUT).

Online entry also available here: Cheesy Hunt Sweepstakes

There is also unlimited entries by postal mail, so if you prefer this method, be sure to check the website as the instructions are listed on the landing page.

Lifetime Romantic Escape Sweepstakes

One Grand Prize of a luxurious spa getaway for two to Daytona Beach. Ends February 15, 2007.

To enter, text the word ESCAPE to 58463 (LTIME).

Online entry here: Lifetime Romantic Escape Sweepstakes

By Jennifer L. Thompson


Fun accessories for your cell phone!


There are several methods available for entering sweepstakes. Some can be entered with online methods, others using standard entry forms available through various venues (such as at stores carrying the sponsor's goods, or on the labels of the sponsor's products), and still others utilizing standard postal methods. If you have a cell phone, there is also a growing trend towards entry through text messaging.

Most sweepstakes will offer multiple means of entry. Many have both an online entry form, and an offline address to send entries via postal methods. The way you choose to enter is merely a matter of personal preference, and may also have to do with the tools you have available. If you are new to sweepstaking, and wish to enter through multiple venues, there are a few basic items that will get you started effortlessly and with ease.

Obviously, anyone who has access to a computer with online services can enter online sweepstakes, and someone with a cell phone can use text messaging. For postal methods, there are a few supplies that are generally accepted as standard throughout the industry, and are commonly used items according to the official rules of most sweepstakes. These supplies can easily be found in the office supply section of almost any department store, or at your local post office.

If you have not yet done it, and wish to add postal entry to your repertoire of entry methods, this simple list of tools will get you started, and the rest is up to you!

Blank 3"x5" Cards

These are used as an entry form for filling out personal information, such as your name and address, and must be the type without any lines. These are sometimes referred to as index cards.

Blank 3"x5" Papers

When this is specified, it must be paper (not the stiff cards) in order to be qualified for entry.

Number 10 Envelopes

These are standard 4 1/8 x 9 1/2 inch business sized envelopes. If no specific size is stated in the rules, others are acceptable, however, keeping these on hand is a good idea, as many sweepstakes will specify this size as a requirement for entry. Of course, you will also need stamps to go along with this method of entry.


You can buy these already stamped at your post office. They come in a standard size of 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Occasionally official rules will specify using a different size, such as 4x6 inches, however, this is the exception rather than the rule.

In a nutshell, though no one of these things is absolutely required in order to enter sweepstakes, with these supplies on hand, you will have enough to give yourself a well-rounded realm of opportunity with multiple means of entry.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Here are six contests and sweepstakes from around the U.S. and Canada. Some are limited to regional entry.

Win Tickets to the Boys' Sweet 16

Located in Lexington, KY, though no requirements are stated in the official rules as to residency requirements for entering.

One winner will receive two tickets to the National City/KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournament in Lexington, Kentucky's Rupp Arena, March 14-18, 2007, including all semi-final games and the championship game. Enter once, contest ends March 7th, 2007.

Enter HERE

Garlic Fest 2007 Sweepstakes

Open to residents of Palm Beach, Broward, Martin, Indian River, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Hendry counties in Florida

Grand prize is eight single day admission tickets to the Garlic Fest in downtown Delray Beach, along with four backstage passes for the "Sister Hazel" and "The Alan Parsons Project" concerts. Four first prizes of four single-day tickets good for any day of this year's Garlic Fest. Sweepstakes ends February 8, 2007. The Garlic Fest runs Friday February 16th through Sunday February 18th, 2007.

Enter Here

Houston Eats Giveaway

Prize is from a restaurant located in downtown Houston, TX, with sweepstakes entry open to U.S. residents.

One prize of a $25 Gift Certificate to Cabo will be given away daily. Entries must be received by noon on February 23, 2007.

Enter Here

Arch Madness

Open to residents of Illinois and Missouri who are 18 years of age or older, and who have not won a prize from KMOV radio in the last 90 days.

Two Grand Prize Winners will each receive four single-session ticket vouchers for the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, held March 1- 4, 2007, at Scottrade Center, located in St. Louis, Missouri. Each prize package includes a one night stay at the Crowne Plaza St. Louis, one on March 1st, and the other on March 2nd. Contest ends February 18, 2007, one entry per household. Prize package valued at $300 each.

Enter Here

Enter for a chance to win tickets to see a RACHAEL RAY show taping in New York City

Open to residents of metropolitan Rochester, New York, or within the broadcast area of CW-WHAM or 13WHAM-TV in Rochester, New York.

This contest starts February 26, 2007, so be sure to mark it on your calendar, however, it does not state the number of tickets that will be given away.

Enter daily,one prize per household. Grand Prize winner will be selected on Monday March 19, 2007.

Enter Here

Win a Lightspeed Fusion Kayak from the Vancouver Sun and the Vancouver Boat Show

For residents of British Columbia, Canada.

One lucky winner will be awarded a 12'1" Fusion Kayak with accessories, valued at CDN $1,633.95. Only one entry per email address allowed, contest ends February 9, 2007. Need not be present at the show to win.

Enter Here

By Jennifer L. Thompson

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