Friday, March 7, 2014

Increase Your Luck in Winning, Part 2 of 3

In entering contests and sweepstakes, there are simple, yet effective ways to use skill to increase your luck in winning. This is part two of a three part series. You can read part one here.

The following guidelines will help to increase your luck, bringing in more of those winning moments.

Enter Daily

This simply increases your odds. In allowing yourself to fit at least one entry a day into your routine (the skill of time management), you will ensure yourself to keep on winnning. It also has the simple effect of releasing expectations, allowing your mind to rest at ease. Though you will be able to rest assured that you WILL win in doing your part, there is no stress involved because there are lots of ways for the winning to come.

Check All of Your Emails

Often times a winning email will come without an identifying subject line, so it may appear as just another newsletter or other generic email. In checking all of your emails you will be sure to receive any winning notifications. At the same time, it takes just a moment to unsubscribe from any unwanted emails while you're doing so, in order to make it easier to find what you are looking for. This involves skills in being thorough.

Create a Ritual

This has to do with creativity skills. Your ritual may entail something as simple as getting online and entering sweepstakes while your drink your morning coffee, or something more involved such as getting out the art supplies and taking a couple of hours to go through from beginning to end, decorating envelopes to sending them off. Whichever way you decide to do it, make it something to look forward to, and it will create a positive attitude. This positive attitude creates positive energy that in turn will bring you luck!

Read About Others Who Do Sweepstaking

Here you are using skills in connectivity. This just helps to keep it real. Some have a tendency to be a bit skeptical, and to think that nobody ever wins. This simply is not true. In reading about the experience of others, we keep the reality that everybody who does sweepstaking wins. This brings us, in a sense, a form of "collective luck"!

Next week will be part three, the final part of this series.

Good Luck!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Here's some Pinterest-ing Sweepstakes...

Pinterest is becoming a popular sweepstakes spot, with more and more brands offering creatively designed sweepstakes that use it. Hence, for these sweepstakes, you must have a Pinterest account before you can enter. Unless, of course, you'd want to mail in your entry, in which case you can sometimes find the address and other necessary info in the sweepstakes' rules (when alternate entry is offered).

If you don't already have a Pinterest account, it only takes a few moments to create one, and it's free.

Generally speaking, with a Pinterest sweepstakes, you are usually required to pin something from the sponsor, or something related to the sweeps, onto one of your boards. Sometimes the sponsor will require you to create a new board with a specific name for the particular sweepstakes you are entering. Along with this, there may be other qualifiers, such as filling out a form with your contact info and possibly a link to your sweeps pin.

These things in mind, not everyone will qualify, so the chances of winning are increased by the simple manner of elimination. Just remember that attention to detail is the key to your qualifying to win!

Renuzit Pinterest Promotion

For this sweeps, you are asked to re-pin a pin from Renuzit's boards, with the hashtag #RenuzitAromatherapy. Each day, a winner is picked from pins with this hashtag. Prize is the item that the winner pinned, with a maximum value of $50. A gift card may be substituted for the actual item.

A total of 21 prizes will be awarded.

Unlimited entries are allowed. Open to legal U.S. residents, exlcuding Puerto Rico, 18 or older. Ends March 31, 2014.

Rock Your Resolution with Sargento Snacks Sweepstakes

This sweeps has a total of three entry periods. Entry period one is over, and entry period two is currently active, ending on March 15, 2014. March 16 starts entry period three, with the last day to enter on April 15, 2014.

One prize package per entry period is being awarded, as follows:

*Entry Period 2: 30-minute fitness consultation with Jay & All-Star Package DVD’s, $500 gift card to Sports Authority for fitness attire, $150 AMEX for new workout equipment/shoes, 5-pound dumbells, yoga mat, fitness ball, stability disk, fitness belt and stackable snack container.

*Entry Period 3 Prizes: Breville Juicer, FitBit Sleep & Activity Wristband, Birchbox Ultimate Collection, $150 gift card, Sargento Snacks coupons, Sargento Snacks coolers, Snack Girl to the Rescue! Book, Stackable snack container, snack containers and snack bowls set.

Total ARV of each prize package is $1,000.

For this sweeps, you must also follow Sargento Cheese on Pinterest.

Your first pin counts as one entry. Though you may add more pins to your board, only the first one counts, and entries are not judged. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Official Rules.

Today's Bonus

Though this is not a current sweeps, the article does offer some interesting insider perspectives on how Pinterest sweepstakes work, along with some sound facts and figures...
Kahlua Scores with Pinterest-Driven Holiday Campaign

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

Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Time for a New TV?

TVs have been advancing in the realm of high tech since they were invented. Today's home theater experience is a far cry from "the way we were," back when families gathered around the bulky television in the living room, to watch something in black and white as they fiddled with the antenna.

Now, internet connectivity has broadened the expanse of what watching television is, and the antenna is a rare sight. Home theaters are even becoming common. If it's time for you to upgrade your TV viewing experience, these sweeps could take you there.

Vikings Most Epic Moments Sweepstakes

*Grand Prize: An “Epic Tech Package,” including the following: a 55” LED smart television; an Xbox One, including a 2nd wireless controller with Play and Charge Kit; Bose Acoustimass speaker system, an Apple TV, 4 Gildan hoodies, and 4 Gildan T-shirts. Total ARV $2,892.

*Weekly Prize: 4 weekly prize winners will each receive an Apple 16G iPad Mini, and 2 Gildan hoodies and 2 Gildan T-shirts. Total ARV of $489.00 each.

Three entry periods remain for weekly prizes, with the current one ending on Friday, March 7.

One entry per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends March 20, 2014.

NewEggFlash Carnival Sweepstakes

*Grand prize: One Changhong 50" 1080p LED HDTV - LED50YC2000UA. ARV $499.99.

* First prize: One AAXA P300 Pico/Micro Projector with LED, WXGA 1280x800 Resolution, 300 Lumens, Pocket Size, Media Player and HDMI, Li-Ion Battery, DLP Projector. ARV $389.99.

*Second prize: One AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX. ARV $199.99.

*Third prize: One Intel NUC Kit DC3217BY Intel QS77 2 x 204Pin Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz HD Graphics 4000 Integrated by CPU Chassis. ARV $179.49.

*Fourth prize: One Turtle Beach PX22 amplified universal gaming headset for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. ARV $69.99.

One entry per person/email address. This sweeps is void in Rhode Island, open to legal residents of the other 49 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends March 31, 2014.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Enter to Win a New Lawn Mower!

Though it may seem that spring will never arrive, soon spring yard work will take a starring role. These sweepstakes could help you get it done.

Husqvarna Smartswitch Zero Turn Mower Giveaway

*Grand prize is one Husqvarna RZ46i zero turn lawn mower. ARV $2699.95.

Winner must pick up this prize at a Husqvarna dealer.

One entry per person. Must first "like" the Husqvarna Facebook page to enter, which can be done right from the entry form page. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States who are of the age of majority in their state. Ends March 31, 2014.

Bob Villa's $5,000 Spring Spectacular From John Deere

*Grand prize is one Z235 EZztrak Riding Mower, ARV $2,499 (MSRP), and a customized John Deere garage storage system, including delivery and installation, ARV $2,500 (MSRP).

One entry per household per day. Open to permanent legal U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. I found no age limit specified, though it does mention that a legal guardian may have to submit some things if the winner is a minor. Ends March 31, 2014.

Your Best Yard Sweepstakes With John Deere

*Grand prize is a John Deere Tractor (X300 with 42-inch deck with a 7 bushel rear bagger system attachment) and a $1,000 check. ARV $4,500.

This sweeps is through "Better Homes and Gardens," so you can just log in to enter if you've entered any of their sweeps before. If you haven't entered through BHG before, you'll have to create an account, which only takes a few moments.

One entry per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 21 or older. Ends May 31, 2014.

Today's Bonus

For those who'd like to write a Troy-Bilt review...
Product Review Sweepstakes

Good Luck!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Win Some New Appliances!

Are those knobs getting grubby? Is the lettering wore off and impossible to read any more? Has your oven stopped working? Is that weatherstripping inside the refrigerator door falling off? Has your washer quit working again? Or, do you just want some new appliances, for whatever reason?

Despair not, my friends, these sweepstakes are just what the doctor ordered.

20 Mule Team Borax Give Your Laundry a Boost Sweepstakes

*Grand Prize is a Whirlpool Duet 4.1 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer in White, Energy Star, Model # WFW70HEBW and a Whirlpool Duet 7.4 cu. ft. Electric Dryer in White, Model # WED70HEBW. Total ARV $1,599.98

One entry per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends March 31, 2014.

You Pick Two Giveaway

*Grand prize - Three winners, one per month (March through May), will have the opportunity choose two GE Appliances, with an aggregate MSRP of up to $5,000, from a list of select GE appliances; plus an additional $200.00 for installation. Total ARV $5,200.

Winners can choose their two prize picks from the following appliances:

*Gas or Electric Range
*Microwave Oven

This sweeps has three ways to enter, so you are allowed a maximum of three entries. Entries do roll over into subsequent drawings, but you must enter by March 28, 2014 to be in all drawings. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 21 or older. Ends May 30, 2014.

Jenn-Air Designed to Inspire Sweepstakes

*Grand prize is a suite of Jenn-Air appliances to be selected by the winner, not to exceed $26,000, plus a collection of AD100 design books chosen by Sponsor (ARV $500).Total ARV $26,500.

Shipping is included in this prize, installation is not.

One entry per person/email address. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends October 31, 2014.

Today's Bonuses

For the chance to win $10,000 in Ikea gift cards...
Discover Your Dream Kitchen Sweepstakes

Contest for Trade Professionals...
2013-2014 Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest

Good Luck!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Design a T-Shirt for a Chance to Win a Trip to Hawaii! (Plus, Maybe Win a Million)

For today's Sunday Quickie, you can spend your day designing t-shirts for Spam, for a quick way to "earn" a trip to Hawaii if you win! If not, it will be good practice for the next t-shirt design contest that comes along. In any event, it's still a fun way to spend some time on a Sunday!

The Spam Spamtastic T-Shirt Design Contest

*Grand prize is a 5 night/6 day trip for two to Hawaii for the Spam Jam Festival. Includes airfare, hotel, ground transportation, VIP treatment at the Spam Jam on April 27, 2014, and more. ARV $5,000.

You will find on your first visit to this contest page, that it is open to Australia, Guam & Indonesia, The Phillipines, and the United States. The things discussed here are from the U.S. rules.

The judges are asking contestants to design a t-shirt that demonstrates the contestant's love of the Spam brand. As always, entries must be in good taste, and must be your own original work. In addition, your entry must not have been previously entered into any promotion, nor distributed in the media, and your entry must be in English.

You may upload up to three photos to use in each entry. Photos must be in .jpg or .png format, and cannot exceed 5MB in size. They also have templates available to use, which you can simply add your text to. The templates emphasize the use of humor.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

Creativity – 50%
Originality – 25%
Authenticity – 25%

Enter once daily, though each entry must be a different design. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends March 7, 2014.

Today's Bonus

For the chance to win a million dollars with your own potato chip flavor...
Lay's Do Us a Flavor

Good Luck!

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