Mar 19 2009

Do you enter sweepstakes?

I consider myself to be a lucky gal when it comes to winning stuff. I’ve won all kinds of nonsense for being the correct caller on the radio, and then there’s my crazy story of being a contestant on The Price is Right.

So how come I’ve never been much of a sweepstakes entrant?

I guess I’m too lazy.

After reading this post on Freebies4Mom, I became a bit more intrigued. Maybe I can win things to help my family save money. Some companies give away thousands of free product or free product coupons as sweepstakes prizes. And, somebody has to win those grand prizes.

I’m going to start entering sweepstakes by following the suggestions of Heather at Freebies4Mom and Sweetie Sweeps.

Will I win big? I won’t count on it. But surely I’ll win something eventually. I’ll keep track of my efforts and report back to y’all.

Do you enter sweepstakes? Have you won?



11 Responses to “Do you enter sweepstakes?”

  1. Sweepstakes rule #1

    Never invite anyone to enter a contest with you. It decreases your chances of winning. ;)

    – Nate

    Nate @ Debt-free Scholar’s last blog post..Why Take CLEP Tests?

  2. I really want to know the whole Price is Right story! What game did you play?

    I enter giveaways fairly often on blogs. I’ve won a book and a design for my baby announcement. Both off ohamanda.com. I also won a teeny tiny scrapbook on another blog. I think that’s it. But still, it can’t hurt to try!

  3. That is awesome you were on the Price is Right! I want to hear more too!! :)

    Mrs. Money’s last blog post..Bloggy Giveaway! Custom Blog Header

  4. Hi Kacie,

    I’m glad you got a chance to read the articles. I win something almost every week and it has definitely made a difference in our family’s lives. Each year we win at least 3 big things like a TV, a trip, $5,000 (which was a first), or a car that makes a HUGE dent in our income. And then we win lots of smaller things like $25 gift certificates or $100 in gas too.

    I used to spend a lot of my time clipping coupons and saving that way but now I guess I just spend my time entering sweepstakes to add to our income.

    Just about anything you do helps though. I figure everyone has their “niche” so what works for me might not work for you and vice versa. That is the beauty of the Internet. You will definitely find someone interested the same things you are.

    Good luck to you. I hope you win lots :-)

    Do you “specialize” in a particular frugal or money-saving topic on your blog? If so, I would love to have you be a part of my new site, http://www.lifeinthefreeworld.com. I just started it and am looking for bloggers. There is NO work. I would just write up a paragraph about what you offer on your blog, add your picture or button and a link back. Let me know.

    Wendy (Sweeties Sweeps)

  5. That’s funny. I am just the opposite. For example, I have NEVER won anything at any sporting even I’ve ever attended. I’ve never even caught one of those lame squishy balls they always throw out into the crowd. Just once! That’s all I asked for! Just once!

    Great post.

    Trevor @ Financial Nut’s last blog post..Finding and Maintaining the Right Balance In Needs, Savings, and Wants

  6. I enter contests all the time and actually win too. Recently, with the new house, everything has slowed down but I am still winning books and things (mostly from blogs). I have won trips, ipods, movies, etc. It is one of my favorite things to do.

    I also won a pretty cool cruiser bike that I featured on my blog:
    http://danitime.blogspot.com/2008/08/wanna-go-for-ride.html

    Dani’s last blog post..Can I Interest You in a Rhyme Instead?

  7. I dont know if my last comment went through, so if i double comment, sorry. I enter contests all the time and win fairly regularly. Now with the new house I am behind, but I am still winning some books and stuff. I have won trips, ipods and even a bike which I blogged about:

    http://danitime.blogspot.com/2008/08/wanna-go-for-ride.html

    Dani’s last blog post..Can I Interest You in a Rhyme Instead?

  8. I have won some in the past. I won a Zune mp3 player from pepsi points worth $140 and I won $20 from Coke through Sweeties site. I plan to kick it up when I get a better computer.

    Tricia

  9. I won a few small prizes when I used to devote a lot more time to entering sweepstakes. I guess I’m just not that lucky. One tip I can offer though, if you enter contests on smaller, lesser known websites, your odds are better, since fewer people are entering.

    Betsy Bargain’s last blog post..Cook Up a Crock of Gold For Less Green

  10. I won a few small prizes when I used to devote more time to entering sweepstakes online. I guess I’m just not that lucky. One tip I have though, if you enter contests on smaller, less well known websites, your odds are better, since fewer people will enter.

    Betsy Bargain’s last blog post..Cook Up a Crock of Gold For Less Green

  11. i must admit that i love contests. however, due to time constraints, i don’t. i have recently entered a few online contests and won a free book. i haven’t considered sweepstakes because i didn’t think the stuff would be worth winning. good luck and i can’t wait to see what kinds of things you win.

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