Friday, March 18, 2016

Rushing Through Friday?

It's Friday once more. With the weather finally warming up a bit, maybe you have big plans. Perhaps you are rushing through your Friday, trying to get everything done, so you can do something else!

Today's sweepstakes are here for you. These are quick to enter, so will only take a few moments of your time. You can still get your sweepstakes thrill in today, even though you may be rushing! Yay!

The prizes are so worth it, too!

Steak-Umm for 1 Year Giveaway

* 37 winners will each receive coupons with a total redemption value of $260, that can only be used toward the purchase of Steak-Umm products.

One entry per household per day. Open to legal U.S. residents, 18 or older. Ends March 24, 2016.

Lucky Chair Giveaway

* Grand prize is a La-Z-Boy Nolita model chair. ARV $1,200.

One entry per person per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), 21 or older. Ends March 31, 2016.

Good Luck!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Enter to Win Big Ticket Prizes!

Today's sweepstakes bring big ticket dream items into play. Things that most people will take out a loan to get, if they can ever get them at all. Things that so many people spend time dreaming of!

Still, even winning one of these items doesn't make it cheap. In going through the rules of the second sweeps today, it noted that the winner is required to pay the sales tax.

This wouldn't be bad, except that a person also has to pay income tax on any big winnings. So, this definitely brings the cost of a big win up, and seems to be a double tax, or something. I'm certainly no tax consultant, but it seems rather unusual to me, to see sales tax on an item you have to pay income tax on. I'm having a difficult time wrapping my head around this.

Yet, this being the case, you're looking at sales tax at around 7% in the area that I live, and income tax - at its highest - at about a third of the price (this could be less, depending upon your total income and on how well you can barter the "Fair Market Value" of the prize. Check out this article). So, total taxes paid at the upper end could wind up being around 40% of the Fair Market Value.

At this rate, you could still possibly have to take out that loan to cover these costs, if you didn't have a way to scrape up the cash to pay the taxes. Personally, I prefer debt-free living, so I would likely just sell something else to cover the cost of the taxes on the new item, if I'd need to. Either way, the prize still comes at a greatly reduced cost, as opposed to an outright purchase.

In the end, it may be just the way for someone to make a dream come true!

These are merely my own observations and thoughts on this matter, based upon many years of entering sweepstakes. Someone else may have a differing view of these same things.

What do you think?

NOS Energy Drink ‘Fire Up’ Sweepstakes

* Grand prize is a custom NOS vehicle. ARV $50,000.

* First prize is a two night trip for two to the Seattle, Washington area. Includes air fair, accommodations, a VIP experience with Chris Forsberg either on August 4th or 5th, 2016, two tickets to a Drift Race August 4th or 5th, 2016 in Monroe, Washington, and $200 spending cash. Total ARV $8,000.

* 100 Second prizes, each a NOS Energy Drink hoodie. ARV $40, each.

One entry per person/email address. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., at least 18 and the age of majority. Ends April 30, 2016.

Buck Knives Edge of a Legend Fishing Sweepstakes

* Grand prize #1 is a Dream Boat Prize Package. Includes a G3 Boats Angler V185F Aluminum Boat with trailer & Yamaha SHO 150 outboard motor, and much more. Total ARV not to exceed $63,805.75.

* Grand prize #2 is a Kayak Fishing Package. Includes a Jackson Kayak Coosa HD, 2016, and much more. Total ARV not to exceed 4,242.60.

* Grand prize #3 is a Backyard BBW prize package. Includes a Bradley Smoker Smoker, a Bradley Smoker Grill, and much more. Total ARV not to exceed $2,217.94.

* Each month has a new instant win bonus prize. The prize for March includes Lew's merchandise items, Buck Knives Clearwater Fillet Knife Set (0027RDS & 0023RDS), and Astral Porter Shoes. Total ARV $565.86.

One sweepstakes entry per person/email address via Website entry, and one entry per person/email address via Facebook Entry. See rules for mail-in entry, by which you may enter once daily. You may play the instant win game daily, which automatically gives you an additional entry for the Grand Prize drawing, each time you play. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C, and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18 or older. Ends June 30, 2016.

Today's Bonus

Open to AL, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, NC, NH, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WI, and WV. This game requires a code, which you can get with a purchase at Speedway, or by mail. Prize is a Limited Edition Rockstar/Attitude Toyhauler. ARV $50,000. Weekly prizes also available. Ends March 30th.
The Rockstar and Speedway Revolt Grand Prize Sweepstakes

Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Games for Everyone Giveaway!

Today's giveaway brings fun for the whole family! One lucky winner will walk away with a bundle of family activities, and the gleeful adoration of his or her kids! What could be better?

Thank you to everyone for your participation!

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Games For Everyone

Welcome To The Games For Everyone Giveaway!

Hosted by: Michigan Saving and More

Sponsors: Brio and Ravensburger

Ends 4/10

We have games for everyone from 6 months to 99 years!

Lets take a look at all these great prizes.

If you would like to order any of these please click on the picture and you will go to the Amazon link!


BRIO 130 Anniversary Pull Along Horse

130 Anniversary Pull Along Horse Baby Toy

$25.99 rv

See the review HERE.



brio horse

Countryside Horse Set

$69.99 rv

See the review HERE.



Motion Wobbler Baby Toy

Motion Wobbler Baby Toy

$13.99 rv

See the review HERE.



remote control train

Remote Control Travel Train

$40.54 rv

See the review HERE.





$30.00 rv

See the review HERE.



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Statue of Liberty - 3D Puzzle

$28.49 rv

See the review HERE.

Someone is going to win all of these!

This is a total retail value of $209.00!!!

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Also a big Thank You to our Sponsors!

Blushes 'n Dimples Makeovers...Beauty re-defined!

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsors in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States and Canada Only. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 4/10/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering on!

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Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Enter to Win Some Nifty Small Kitchen Appliances!

Today offers such a thrilling lineup of sweepstakes! With these, you have the chance to win some of the small kitchen appliances you may have always wanted! These are not just your everyday items. These are those unique things that could greatly expand your kitchen talents and abilities!

First there is a commercial microwave. This is stated to be a space-saver design, meant to fit in a smaller kitchen or small spaces. My bet is that the commercial grade will stand up to the test of time.

Then, there is the wondrous meat grinder with a patty maker attachment. I remember my mom using a hand-crank meat grinder when I was a kid. I always found that tool so interesting! In more recent years, I have developed an interest in making homemade sausage and whatnot. A meat grinder like this would set those dreams free!

Finally, there is the fabulous home freeze dryer. If you are into culinary adventures, as I am, you will see the great potential that this appliance offers! Wouldn't you just love to get creative with one of these?

Sharp Commercial Microwave Giveaway

* Grand prize is a R-21LCF Sharp 1000 Watt Commercial Microwave. ARV $560.

On entry per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 18 or older as of March 8, 2016. Ends March 23, 2016.

Bolder Burgers Giveaway

* Grand prize consists of One Weston #8 Meat Grinder (33-0201-W) and one Auto Rapid Patty Maker Attachment (07-0901-W). No ARV Stated.

No entry limit stated. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends April 3, 2016.

Win an In-Home Freeze Dryer!

* Grand prize is a freeze dryer.

* First prize is a smaller home freeze dryer.

ARV up to $3,100.

One entry per person. Open to legal residents of th 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends March 31, 2016.

Good Luck!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Spring 2016 Sweepstakes!

Oh, yes, it's that most glorious time of the year, once again! The weather is warming, buds are sprouting, and flowers are springing to life! Birds are singing, hearts are beating, and spring sweepstakes are finally here!

Today brings the splendid opportunity to win a delightful picnic basket ensemble, a grill set, and more. Those are quite the spring things! Then there's the chance to whisk away to California, to enjoy some time in Sonoma. It sounds like such a lovely trip! Finally, there is the chance to win your choice of either a new car, or $10,000! Perhaps a spring road trip is in your future...

Gold Peak Spring Promotion

You may alternately enter this sweeps by texting GOLDPEAKSPRING to short code 26739.

* 50 Grand prizes, each a picnic basket. ARV $40, each.

* 50 First prizes, each a grill set. ARV $36, each.

* 25 Second prizes, each a cutting board. ARV $20, each.

* 100 third prizes, each an apron. ARV $8, each.

One entry per person/email address/mobile number per day, regardless of method of entry. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends March 31, 2016.

The Clos du Bois Spring in Sonoma Sweepstakes

* 2 Grand prizes, each a three night trip for two to San Francisco, California. Includes air fare, accommodations in the Sonoma area, and $700 spending cash. Total ARV $3,200, each.

* 4 Bi-weekly prizes, each a basket containing picnic dishware and a wine bottle tote. ARV $100, each.

One entry per person/email address per day, with bonus entries available. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 21 or older. Ends April 26, 2016.

Funds for Causes Spring 2016 Sweepstakes

* Grand prize is winner's choice of either a 2016 Nissan Altima S, ARV $24,000.00; or $10,000 in cash.

One entry per person with free method. Entries also awarded with donations. Open to 18 or older. Ends April 30, 2016.

Good Luck!

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