Mar 26 2009

Sweeps update: I’ve won 4 times

As I mentioned last week, I thought I’d give entering company-sponsored sweepstakes a try. I’ve been entering about 25 daily. Today, it took me 16 minutes to enter all of them.

So far, I have won:
  • A candy bar
  • A jar of salsa
  • A t-shirt (I opted not to accept that prize, as I have plenty!)
  • $5 Subway gift card
Nothing special, but fun anyway. Plus, I’m entered in a bunch of grand prize drawings, so maybe I’ll win one of those. Hope so!
The first day of sweeping was the most time-consuming. I had to find the ones I wanted to enter (I used recommendations from Freebies4Mom and Sweetie’s Sweeps ). I had to read the rules and entry requirements, and I had to decide if I wanted to go for those prizes.
Also on the first day, I had to fill out a full entry form.
But on the second day and each one after, entering was a breeze. Most sites allow you to enter your email and password you set on registration day 1. Logging into those sites is extremely fast.
I enjoy playing those instant win games. Since it doesn’t take much time, I’ll probably keep entering. Even better if I win one of the big prizes.
I told my husband that I won a t-shirt, and he decided he wanted in on the action, too. He is entering sweepstakes as well now, but only the ones that don’t state “one entry per household.”
He’s a few days behind me and has only won a t-shirt (also rejected that prize).
We’re optimistic for future winnings!


6 Responses to “Sweeps update: I’ve won 4 times”

  1. Congrats on the free stuff! Free is always good, and it’s always fun to win.

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  2. Haha, well done! It’s amazing how much you can win if you just take the time to participate.

    There are a ton of sweeps forums out there where people can post the things they’ve won — some people seem to live off their winnings! Trips, cars, clothes, cash, you name it. It’s amazing.

    Best of luck, Kacie!

  3. awesome! I just started entering yesterday. I spent an hour entering a ton of blog giveaways and found out today that I won 2 dvds!! There aren’t very many big company giveaways that I found yesterday that I’m interested in.

  4. Kacie,

    From the looks at the time you wrote this post you are staying up late like I am. That is my favorite time to enter instant win games, early in the morning when most folks are asleep so the odds are better.

    I have won some really good things from instant win games ($5,000, trip to Disney, $100 in groceries) and most offer lots of prizes so they are a good bet.

    On my site I have sweeps organized by type of prizes, winnability, and how many times you can enter so it makes it easy. Just pick a category and away you go.

    Good luck on your new adventure.

    Wendy (Sweetie)

  5. Congrats on your first wins! Now I am sure you have the bug. Hope many more wins come your way!

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  6. It’s great you’re winning, It’s reminded me how much I like to enter to win…got to do more of these sweeps! Anyway, what I don’t understand is rejecting a prize (the t-shirts) Wouldn’t that make the company not so positive about you and giving away prizes? Also, couldn’t you just give them away to someone who needs them? Just wondering. Thanks.

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