If you are ready to try your hands at sweepstakes, we are here to encourage your desire. For this purpose, SA recommends being well prepared for giveaways which are coming soon. Our listings allow you to focus on newly added and active prize-giving activities rather than expiring ones. However, our service includes an archive of links to out-of-date sweeps that enables members of our community to be aware of previous results.


The best way to avoid this pitfall is by choosing a prize that will primarily appeal to users who may be interested in your brand. If you offer a generic prize such as an Amazon gift card you will likely be inundated with entries from disinterested users, but if you offer up your own product or a highly another highly targeted prize you are far more likely to limit entry to those with a real interest in your brand.
If you do have your own website then it's generally a good idea to embed your campaign within the site. All Gleam users have the ability to embed their sweepstakes in any page that accepts basic HTML. This could be a blog post, a page on your website or on a third party site/social network that allows you to insert code. Facebook for instance will allow you to run a sweepstakes within a tab on your Facebook page.
People who are entering sweepstakes online for prizes regularly have their own methods, but the general idea behind it is the more you enter, the more likely you are to win. If a sweepstakes offers daily entries, bookmark the page and enter every single day until it ends. When you want a prize that is given away weekly, make a point to enter each week.
As a hobby, sweeping predates the internet, and shares some DNA with couponing, the spendthrift pursuit that spawned a TLC reality show (a similar show about sweepers was filmed but never made it to air). Some of today's sweepers got their starts subscribing to print newsletters and filling out endless piles of carpal tunnel-inducing mail-in entry forms. But with brands both big and small trying to harness the power of the web, there are more sweepstakes out there than ever before.
Thank you for a great article. I have been interested in “Free” things from the internet. One day, I was thinking to have my own website to broadcast ” freebies” but I don’t know how to start getting the information. Is it ok to just post the freebies that I get from subscribing from other websites in my website or I need to get permission from the company who own the freebies.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchasing does not improve your chances of winning. The Dream Big Sweepstakes is open to residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 18 or older. Void outside the United States, in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on 6/01/18 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 11/30/18. Drawings held on/about 9/14/18 and 12/14/18. Click here for Sweeps Facts and Official Rules. Sponsor: TI Media Solutions Inc., 225 Liberty St., New York, NY 10281.
She's not alone. There are "sweepstakes clubs" all over the United States and Canada where sweepers meet to trade tips. At a sweepstakes club meeting in Reisterstown, Md., members listed everything they had won since the last monthly meeting: Twelve Lindt chocolate bars. $30 worth of free makeup. Three movie passes. A one-gallon tailgate jug. And the biggie at this particular meeting: $500 in cash. The club awarded that member a prize . . . for winning the biggest prize!

NOTE: You will be able to access the sweepstakes entry form after your vote. The National Geographic Partners in Preservation Sweepstakes will award one Grand Prize Winner a trip for 2 to Washington, D.C. The Vacation Sweepstakes Prize Package includes: up to $1,750 to be used towards round trip air transportation from a major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.; double occupancy standard hotel accommodations for 2 nights; $500 Gift Card to be used towards meals; admission for 2 to the National Museum of African American History and Culture; an exclusive tour 2 to President Lincoln’s Cottage; a copy of the National Geographic: The United States of America book; National Geographic Geno DNA Ancestry Kit; and an exclusive tour of the National Geographic campus. 4 FIRST PRIZES: A National Geographic Geno DNA Ancestry Kit and copies of select National Geographic Magazines and select National Trust and National Geographic items. ARV: $200. 
The next contest-entering innovation is auto-complete software. Some Web browsers, including Chrome and Firefox, store your name and address and help you fill out forms with a single click. Wilman prefers software called Roboform, which she says has more features. She estimates auto-complete software cut her contest-entering time in half and points out that it eliminates typos that can disqualify you. "Auto-complete" software is different from "auto-submit" software. The latter promises to enter thousands of sweepstakes on your behalf but is prohibited by most contest rules.
The ultimate aim of your sweepstakes is to grow your audience and drive relevant actions which will help your business grow. This means you want to be directing the campaign towards your target audience, and your prize selection plays a major role in achieving this. If you offer a generic prize such as an Amazon gift card you will entice entry from users who want to win the prize, but have no real interest in your brand or offerings. These users are highly unlikely to become loyal followers or customers and they won't contribute towards any of your desired business outcomes, so it's best to avoid them by offering a prize that appeals primarily to your target market.

"A lot of companies don't like sweepstakers. They think they make for poor engagement," says Contest Queen's Carolyn Wilman. Thompson says she has seen giveaways on Instagram banning sweeping-only accounts. But sweepers argue that they're consumers too, and are just as likely as anyone else to try new products or pass on recommendations to friends.
1. ELIGIBILITY: This giveaway is open to residents of the contiguous 48 states plus Alaska and Hawaii who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees of Sheplers and vendors of Sheplers are ineligible. Prize winner will be required to complete, execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and a publicity release (where legal) within (48) hours of prize notification.

jmclou01 won a set of golf clubs worth $3,500 from the 2018 PGA Tour MetLife MatchUp sweepstakes; a Google Home Mini, backpack and serving tray worth $131 from the Canadian Living Back to School contest; two run of engagement passes to Assassination Nation from Sunrise Records, and two sets of headphones from the Kinder 50th Birthday Wish & You Could Win contest.
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