Friday, February 14, 2014

For Lovers of the Great Outdoors...

Love is in the air...

Fortrex 2014 Giveaway

This sweeps has five monthly prize drawings, with one winner chosen for each, with drawing dates as follows:

*February 28, 2014
*March 31, 2014
*April 30, 2014
*May 30, 2014
*July 1, 2014

Each individual winner will receive one bow-mount Fortrex trolling motor, valued at $1,509.99.

One entry per person/email address, limit of one prize per person. Open to legal residents of the lower 48 United States and D.C., excluding Rhode Island. Entrants must be 18 or older, or the legal age of majority in place of residence. Ends June 30, 2014.

Wild Wilderness Giveaway

One grand prize winner will receive all of the following:

*Titanium Original Instructor Belt, 5-stitch
*Safepacker, Government size, right-hand
*#1440 Duffel, gray
*Precision Rifle Deployment Pad, in Coyote
*Ultralight Titanium Shepherd's Hook Pegs for securing pad (4x)
*Ultralight Titanium Hooked Pegs for securing pad (2x)
*Surefire T1A mini flashlight
*Giles Bag
*#1447 Stuff Sack
*Sonoran Bandana, in Bamboo
*Rite-in-the-Rain 25-meter Zeroing Target pack
*Slimline AccuBag, Limited Edition Red
*Kong high-quality utility carabiner
*50’ Paracord
*G.A.S. Pack, in Realtree
*Slimline Dump Pouch
*Fisher Contractor Tool Pen
*Flag bandana
*Bug Pack, Limited Edition OD canvas (2x)
*Wilderness Low-Profile “Trees” Logo Cap
*1-1/2” Safepacker Shoulder Strap
*“Overkill Never Fails” Wilderness logo sticker
*“That’s Not Your Bag” Tag

ARV of this prize package is $1,000.

One entry per person. Entry subscribes you to the email list. Open to U.S. residents 18 or older. Ends March 31, 2014.

Redneck Blind Giveaway

This sweeps has three grand prize drawings: April 15, August 15, and December 15, 2014.

Each grand prize winner will receive one 5x6 Redneck blind and stand of winner's choice, including shipping within the contiguous United States.

In addition, one monthly prize drawing will award, one winner, one Redneck 80lb T-Post Feeder model FDR-TP

No value is stated for these prizes, though you can bet they'd be worthy!

One entry per person/household/email address per week. Entries do rollover into subsequent drawings. Open to legal residents of the contiguous United states, 18 or older. Monthly giveaway ends on the 15th of each month. You will receive emails from Redneck Blinds by entering, though you can opt out at any time.

Today's Bonuses

If you're good with fishing and hunting photos...

2015 Calendar Contest

Send in your photos for a chance to appear in The Northwest Outdoorsman 2105 calendar, plus win prizes!

If you like bird watching...

It takes only 15 minutes of bird watching to participate in The Great Backyard Bird Count, and if you are inclined to take great pictures of birds, they have a photography contest you can enter while you're there!

Good Luck!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sweepstakes for Musicians!

Today's sweeps are geared for those starving artists we all know and love. You know, the one who would pass up breakfast, after staying up all night working up a new tune, just to go to bed on time. Then, it's up at three in the afternoon to raid the frig, pump up on some caffeine, and start all over again...

Of course, who wouldn't want to win these?

Win a Signed Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass with Case Sweepstakes

Grand prize includes:

One Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass - ARV $1,165.00
One guitar case - ARV $215.00

This sweepstakes offers different rules for different locales - U.S., Canada, or Europe. For the U.S., sweepstakes is open to legal U.S.residents 18 or older, or the age of majority at their location, whichever is greater.

I found no indication of how many entries are allowed, though it is very clear that each entrant must use an email address that specifically belongs to the entrant, and must be able to prove that it does. Apparently, someone is used to people fighting over whose prize the winning entry actually is.

These things in mind, I'm guessing one entry for this prize. According to this press release, Epiphone is hosting a monthly sweepstakes, each month until September 30, 2014. Hence, I'd think one entry per month, for the duration, is a safe bet. Of course, as always, it's your entry, so do what you will : )

Win A Vip trip for 2 to See Metallica live at the Sonisphere Festival in the U.K

This one will have Metallica fans drooling...

Grand prize includes all of the following:

One trip for two to Knebworth, England. Trip includes two tickets to see the Sonisphere Festival, including Metallica live in concert at Knebworth Park, England on July 4-6, 2014, and to have a meet and greet with Metallica. Trip includes coach airfare, hotel for five days/four nights, local transportation to the Concert, and $200 spending cash. ARV of trip is $4,200.

One Signed ESP LTD Kirk Hammett White Zombie signature electric guitar. ARV $500.

One Deluxe Edition of “ Metallica Through the Never” 3D Blu-Ray Set. ARV $100.

Total ARV of grand prize is $4,800.

One entry per person. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 18 or older, who have the proper travel documents necessary for international travel, all at the time of entry. Ends February 28, 2014.

Win a Limited-Edition Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Guitar from Los Lonely Boys!

Grand prize is just what is stated above, as far as I can tell. The rules hold no prize description, as it seems to be generic rules they might likely use across the board, so no ARV is stated. They do, however, redirect you to a page that lists the guitar's MSRP as $209, currently on sale. The pic the sweeps offers shows that the guitar is signed by the band members. This being said, it is sometimes difficult to ascertain how much the signatures would add to a prize value. Good prize, in any event!

One entry per person. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada, 18 or older with a valid ID. Void where prohibited. Ends February 28, 2014.

In the end, it seems musicians are perhaps not very good at making rules... but they sure do make a lot of fabulous music : )

Good Luck!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cold getting to you? Spring into These Sweepstakes!

Yes, this winter has been a long one for so many. Yet, this, too, shall pass. If you're ready for the warmth of spring, these sweepstakes just might give you that warm-fuzzy spring feeling that you've been longing for.

American Cleaning Institute 2014 Sweepstakes

Grand prize is an electronic gift card for the amount of $2,500, plus a corporate check to cover taxes.

One entry per person/email address. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., and Puerto Rico, who were 21 years or older as of June 19, 2013. Ends December 31, 2014.

Ok, so maybe spring cleaning wasn't on your mind just yet...

Win a Trip for Two to Miami!

Grand prize is a six day/five night trip for two to Miami, with all kinds of fun stuff to do. A one-hour private windsurfing lesson, a half-day of deep sea fishing, and more. Air fare, lodging and car rental are also included, plus, a check for $1,500 to cover incidentals. But wait, there's more! ARV $10,000.

28 Instant win prizes are also being awarded, though what they might be is undisclosed in the rules. When I played, it was for a Travel Channel MP3 player arm band. You will need to answer a Travel Channel trivia question to play the instant win game. The answer is provided with a hint.

Still, if you'd win the grand prize, that's a trip that ought to warm you up.

Daily entry. Open to legal U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., who are 21 or older, or who are the age of majority in their place of residence, whichever is greater. Ends February 28, 2014.

Win a Trip to Live in the Vineyard!

Grand prize is a trip for two to Napa, California, with tickets to attend various events for "Live in the Vineyard," lodging, transportation, meal allowance, and more.

ARV $2,300

It couldn't get much "springier" than this!

One entry per person/per email. Open to legal U.S. residents (excluding territories, people professionally associated with Sutter Home Wine, and where prohibited)21 years or older. Must travel for events scheduled in April, 2014. Ends February 28, 2014.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sweepstakes with Olympic Prizes!

As the Olympics continue to be the center of the world's eyes, you can go for the gold, too, from the comfort of your own home. Enter these sweepstakes for a chance at your own Olympic-style win!

Win an Olympics Prize Package from Pop-Tarts!

Three winners will each receive a prize pack containing the following:

One Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Unfrosted Strawberry Reusable Tote
One box of Limited Edition 2014 Team USA Pop-Tarts
One Pop-Tarts lip balm
One pair Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts U.S. Olympic Team Gear gloves
One Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts U.S. Olympic Team Gear hat
One Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts U.S. Olympic Team Gear Tshirt
One pair Oakley Sunglasses
One $50 iTunes giftcard
One iSound Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

ARV of each prize package is $200.

Daily entry. Open to U.S. residents 13 or older. Ends February 28, 2014.

The TD Ameritrade 2014 Team USA Sweepstakes

*Grand prize is a four night trip for two to the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, during the month of August, 2016. Prize package is valued at $32,000.

*First prize (ARV $10,000) is a two night trip for four to an Olympic Training Experience at the winner's choice of training camps in one of the following cities:

Colorado Springs, CO
Chula Vista, CA
or Lake Placid, NY

*10 second prizes of a $500 Visa gift card

Enter daily. Open to legal U.S. Residents 18 or older. Ends March 28, 2014.

Bonus Sweeps

If you feel you may need some training to get to the Olympics...

Warm Up and Win Sweeptakes

*Grand prize is a Dartmouth Prize Package Getaway.

Prize package includes:

Hotel accommodations for three days/two nights in a junior suite at Hanover Inn Dartmouth.
2 breakfast meals for two people at Pine Restaurant.
One dinner for two people at Pine Restaurant.
Two one-day ski tickets to the Dartmouth ski way.
Two dog sled tickets for one day of dogsledding based on reservation availability at the facility.
Snowmobile rental from Northern Extreme Snowmobiling in Bretton Woods for winner and one guest. Rental is valid on Sunday - Friday and is an all-day rental, maximum of 8 hours. Snowmobile rental is not valid February 15 - March 1.
Whoope Pie Amenity upon arrival.

ARV of Grand Prize is: $1,448.00

*One first prize of a 2014 - 2015 Ski NH Season pass. The Season pass can be used at all Ski NH member resorts. Season pass is only valid during the 2014 - 2015 ski season.

ARV of First Prize is $1,250.00

*One second prize of an Omni Mount Washington prize package. Prize package includes:

Hotel accommodations for three days/ two nights at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel.
Hotel stay is only valid for a mid-week stay, Sunday - Thursday. Expiration date: April 1, 2015.
Snowmobile rental from Northern Extreme Snowmobiling in Bretton Woods for winner and one guest. Rental is valid on Sunday - Friday and is an all-day rental, maximum of 8 hours. Snowmobile rental is not valid February 15 - March 1.

ARV of Second Prize is: $708.00

*One third prize of Elan Black Magic Women's skis with bindings.

ARV of Third Prize is $600.00

*500 Instant Win Prize of a $1 Gift Card claim code, good for a music download.

ARV of Instant Win Prize is $1.00 each

Daily entry. Open to legal U.S. residents 18 or older. Ends March 3, 2014.

Good Luck!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sweepstakes that Help with Laundry!

Laundry is the never-ending chore. Your clothes will always need yet another washing. If you've got the laundry blues, never fear. Bust those blues with these sweepstakes!

Fall in Love with Ultra Packs Sweepstakes

20 prizes of a one year's supply of Purex Ultra Packs each, in the form of an gift card. Each prize is valued at $60.

Open to legal U.S. residents 18 or older. One entry, per person/per email address/per day. Ends February 28, 2014.

Once you've entered, click the "promotions" tab on the navigation bar, to the left side of the screen, for more sweepstakes from Purex.

Better Home and Gardens Daily Sweepstakes

To win the laundry package prize, you will need to enter on February 28. It includes various "make-laundry-easier" items to sort, hang, and iron your clothes. Each day offers a different prize, so this particular prize drawing is a one day event, as is each of the others.

You will need to become a member of BHG to enter, which will basically entail entering your name and basic information, and choosing a password. Once this is done, you can log into your account to enter any of their sweepstakes, without having to enter all your information again.

They offer a good selection of sweepstakes, so it can be a worthy endeavor to check into every once in a while. Most sweepstakes are shared amongst sister publications, though, so they do have a much wider audience. On the bright side, you can win a lot of prizes!

Just remember to notice any check-boxes for emailed newsletter subscriptions, and to uncheck those that you don't want.

Personally, I have won several magazine sponsored sweepstakes, and I love them. You always know you'll be getting something great, no matter what it might be!

Good Luck!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Write Your Story to Win Some Cash! Free! (Do you have a favorite place to travel?)

It's time for another Sunday quickie, for a fun way to spend your Sunday afternoon! It just might win you some cash!

Winter 2014 Inspiration Travel Writing Contest

First Prize - $1,000
Second Prize - $500
Third Prize - $250

All prizes paid through Paypal, in U.S. dollars. Winning entries promoted on "We Said Go Travel."

Judges "are looking for an article about a place that inspires you to spend your time with no regrets." The theme is "inspiration."

You may submit up to five entries of 500-800 words, with one photo, each. Each entry must be your own original work, previously unpublished. Open to all travelers, from all countries, of all ages. Entry must be family-friendly, and well-written in English, or translated to English. Ends February 14, 2014 at midnight PST.

Bonus Contests

This is open to those 40 and older. Though the site offers a free weekly contest with a $50 prize, with winners up for the $100 quarterly prize, they are holding a specific contest for St. Patty's Day, which you can read about here - Good Luck and Fortune Contest.

Enter by February 24, 2014, at Midlife Collage.

The following contest is for students in grades 8, 9, and 10.

Anthem Essay Contest

Entries must be submitted by March 20, 2014.

If you're simply down-and-out, and just want to write

The SLF Working Class/Impoverished Writer $750 Grant

Apply by February 28, 2014.

Good Luck!

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