Saturday, June 21, 2014

Today's Instant Win!

Today I won a coupon for a free can of Pam for Grilling, from the bonus sweeps on the May 30 "A New Grill Could Be in Your Future" post! Thanks, Pam!

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Gaming Computer, Something from Devious Maids, and a Trip to Nashville!

Well, with today's dream gathering of sweepstakes, you could while away the hours entering sweepstakes on your new computer, while a maid cleans your house. Then, you and a loved one could whisk away to Nashville for a good time... and return home to a nice clean house! What fun!

If It Can Game... by AMD

Two weekly drawings are left, with the current one ending at midnight Central Time on June 22, 2014.

Two winners (one per weekly drawing) will each receive an HP - ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook 15.6". ARV $600.

One entry per person/email address per weekly drawing. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (escluding Quebec), 18 or older. Ends June 29, 2014.

Devious Draft

This sweeps is offered in the spirit of sports, so you will pick your "team" each week and earn points, though winners are still determined by random drawing. There are weekly prize drawings as well as a grand prize, with the current drawing period (drawing #10) ending at 9:59:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 22, 2014.

* Grand Prize is maid service for a year. ARV $4,680.

* Weekly Prize #10 is a monthly delivery of flowers for a year by ARV $720.

* Weekly Prize #11 is a Marc Jacobs “Wellington Classic” purse. ARV $1,250.

* Weekly Prize #12 is a beauty consultation with Sephora makeup artist and a $500 gift card to Sephora. ARV $500.

One entry per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends July 13, 2014.

USA Today Sleep Inn Nashville Trip Giveaway

* Grand prize is a trip for two to Nashville, TN, which includes a $2,000 Visa or Amex gift card for round trip airfare from major airport nearest winner’s residence to Nashville, and a $750 Choice Hotels gift card for use at any Choice Hotels. Total ARV $2,750.

One entry per person per day, with bonus entries available for social sharing. Open to U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico), 18 or older. Ends July 14, 2014.

Save 55¢ when you buy any ONE (1) Snyder's of Hanover® Pretzels (16oz. or larger).

Good Luck!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Upcoming Sweepstakes Conventions!

If you're feeling like the Lone Ranger with your sweepstakes hobby, never fear. There are plenty of others out there. In fact, there are enough to congregate at conventions!

If you'd like to have a chance to meet some of them, and to win some nice prizes and have a good time, all in the realm of what could simply turn into a really fun (working?)vacation, then you're in luck. Well, you're a sweeper, so of course you're in luck!

Here's what's happening for sweepers in July and August.

Empire Sweepstakes Convention

This convention is in Newburgh, New York, on July 18 and 19, 2014.

Sun, Prizes, Fun 25th Annual Sweepstakes Convention

This convention is held in Orlando, Florida, beginning on August 27 and running through August 31, 2014.

Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Cucumbers at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fourth of July Sweepstakes!

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. The joys of summer fun, enveloped in the celebrations of our nation's independence, combine for an experience like no other day can offer. It is the epitome of everything American.

As the holiday approaches, here are some sweepstakes and contests to get you in the mood!

Wrangler Western Meet Me in D.C. Sweepstakes

* Grand prize is a three day/two night trip for two to the Jason Aldean “Burn It Down” Concert in Washington, D.C. on Friday, July 25, 2014. Includes air fare, accommodations, a $300 gift card, a $500 Wrangler gift certificate for a new wardrobe, and more. ARV $3,830.

One Facebook entry and/or one Twitter entry per person. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec), 21 or older.

Boot Barn 4th of July Yeti Cooler Giveaway

Your entry will opt you in for Boot Barn emails.

* Grand prize package includes the following:

1 Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler in hard to find blue
1 Justin Camo Hat
7 red solo cups
1 Jason Sturgeon Cornfields and Coal CD
1 extra large bandana
1 Duck Dynasty Cup
1 Duck Dynasty t-shirt
4 $25 Ariat Ticketmaster Ticket Cash
1 flashlight
4 koozies
1 red solo cup opener
4 Boot Barn key chains
2 Boot Barn pens
1 Carhartt pocket knife
1 frisbee
1 Chippewa thermos set
4 flavors of gourmet BackRoads jerky

Total ARV $500.

One entry per person. Open to legal residents physically residing in the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends July 3, 2014.

Today's Bonuses

For Minnesota residents...
July 4th, 2014 Rifle & Green Laser Giveaway

If you'll be in San Antonio, and are into eating Twinkies...
The 3rd Annual 4th of July Twinkie Eating Contest 2014

If you're into something more traditional, and will be in NYC to watch...
Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

Save $1.50 when you buy any TWO (2) cans of Lucky Leaf® Pie Filling.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Inspiration from Our Canadian Neighbors

Though the bulk of the sweepstakes that we Americans will enter are for U.S. residents, many will include Canada, as well. On some occasions, other countries will be included, and less commonly, some sweeps will be worldwide. These restrictions have to do with laws regarding sweepstakes, and occasionally to shipping restrictions and other factors.

Sweepstakes are a game, and must be regulated this way. They must be set apart, so they don't fall into the realm of gambling, or other things (such as raffles) that may be restricted to charitable organizations and the like. Lotteries are yet another thing that must be differentiated. It is for the safety and protection of consumers and businesses alike.

These things in mind, our Canadian neighbors are quite active in the sweepstakes game. Quebec, of course, has the strictest laws, so is often excluded, however, the rest of the nation is in to win!

This video offers insights, along with facts and figures, on our Canadian counterparts and how they play the game. It also touches on the other side of the coin, from the marketers point of view. Along with these things, it shares some of the hardships that some may experience when they choose it as a lifestyle.

In watching these types of videos, I find that I don't always agree with certain strategies. For instance, I very rarely buy products just because they offer a sweepstakes (only if the sweeps offers something of great interest, and comes with a product I either already use, or would like to try anyway). By law, you are not required to make a purchase to enter any sweepstakes, so there will be an alternate form of entry available.

Still, I have found numerous new products that I continue to purchase and to enjoy, after I have won them in a sweepstakes. It's a fun way to try-before-you-buy, regardless of what a product may be.

At the same time, it is up to the individual player as to what strategies to use, and it is good to keep an open mind. Perhaps something here will be of interest to you, for use in your own strategy. On another note, you may find something to help you to avoid some of the pitfalls that others have encountered.


Today's Bonus

For a rockin' good time...
Win a Trip to See Dave Matthews Band Live

Good Luck!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Enter to Win a New ATV or UTV!

Getting through the mud, climbing hills, splashing through the water, all of this things are just so much more fun with the right kind of vehicle to do it in... which is what you could win if you take the time to enter today's sweeps!

Whitetail Institute's Polaris Ranger Sweepstakes

* Grand prize is a Ranger Crew 900 EPS in Pursuit Camo. ARV $16,199.

* 17 weekly prizes of a $100 gift certificate redeemable at

The current weekly entry period ends June 19, 2014.

One entry per email address per week. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends September 14, 2104.

Polaris Win One Give One Polaris Ace Sweepstakes

* Grand prize consists of two of the new 2014 Sportsman Ace model. ARV $14,998.

One entry per person/email address. Open to legal residents of the U.S., D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the legal age of majority in their place of residence. Ends July 15, 2014.

Redneck Riviera Text to Win Contest

To enter, text the word 'redneck' to short code 33233. You will then be asked for your email address, which will opt you in to receive emails from several sources. This is required to enter.

*Grand prize is a custom Redneck Riviera Polaris ATV. ARV $15,000.

One entry per email address. Open to legal residents of the 49 contiguous United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends November 15, 2014.

Today's Bonus

For some cool gear...
The 'Garmin Virb Action Camera' Sweepstakes

Save $5.00 when you spend $18.00 on any OFF!® products including: OFF!® Personal Insect Repellents and OFF!® Area Insect Repellents.

Good Luck!

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