The website has been going downhill for years, but what had kept it strong was its active members. The community used to be very open, welcoming and helpful. If you are not white, Christian, and heterosexual, you are not welcome. While disagreements between members happened, they were allowed to be resolved between them. However due to neglect, outdated tools, out of control moderators, decline in quality of sweeps listed, and the protection by the moderators towards particular members, I would not recommend this website or forum to anyone. The members that used to make this a great website are long gone, either banned, driven off, or gone on to better websites with better management and sweep offerings both for free and for the same cost as OLS. There is nothing left but a bitter, neglected, racist, bigoted shell, offering low quality sweepstakes and a broken website.
To enter in such volume, Wilman and other sweepers leverage technology. First they find out about hundreds of available sweepstakes and contests from websites like Sweepstakes Advantage and Sweepstakes Fanatics, which list legitimate giveaways and sort them by entry frequency and prize type. They also subscribe to newsletters such as Sweepsheet and I Win Contests, for similar information. Most websites and newsletters are free, but you can choose to upgrade to a premium membership for about $30 to $50 a year.
Imagine if you ran marketing department at your organization and were able to get 100,000 people to try a new product using a coupon for free sample. Not only did you reach a wide base of potential customers, but you avoided expensive traditional advertising costs such as billboards, newspapers, magazines, or even radio and TV commercials. Now imagine that 5% of those 100,000 individuals ultimately decide to buy the product outright. That is 5,000 sales for the Company! Now let's take it a step further, and put some dollars behind this example. Say the product that was originally being offered as a coupon for free stuff was actually priced at $10. You do the math. Those 5000 sales are going to result in $50,000 back to the seller! Better yet, if the product is of ample quality, those consumers will recommend the product to their friends family and so on,expanding the sales exponentially.
A sweepstake is a type of contest where a prize or prizes may be awarded to a winner or winners.[1] Sweepstakes began as a form of lottery that were tied to products sold.[2] In response, the FCC and FTC refined U.S. broadcasting laws (creating the anti-lottery laws).[3] Under these laws sweepstakes became strictly "No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win", especially since many sweepstakes companies skirted the law by stating only "No Purchase Necessary to Enter",[4] removing the consideration (one of the three legally required elements of gambling)[5] to stop abuse of sweepstakes.[5] Today, sweepstakes in the USA are used as marketing promotions to reward existing consumers, and to draw attention to a product.[2] By definition, the winner is determined by luck rather than skill.[6]
A sweepstakes can provide you with an outstanding opportunity to generate some user feedback. You can use our Question actions to ask users for product feedback, suggestions for improvement, personal preferences or anything else you would like. This is a great way to gain some useful insight into your customers and figure out how you can potentially improve your offering.
8. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but, not limited to, fraud, virus or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) cancel the Sweepstakes and award the prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Safeguard Against Scams   Watch out for scams and sweepstakes that sell players' information. Some sweepstakes throw in special offers that must be opted out of by unclicking tiny boxes at the bottom of the online entry form. Skip anything that asks for a credit card number. A legitimate sweepstakes would never ask for it. And never pay money to enter a sweepstakes. The purpose of contests is to generate buzz for a product or brand, not for them to make money from players.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Sweepstakes starts on 3/29/18 at 12:00:00 PM ET and ends on 2/11/19 at 11:59:59 PM ET. See Official Rules for instructions on how to enter without a purchase, entry period dates, odds of winning, prize details and restrictions, etc. Open only to legal residents of the 50 US/DC, 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor: Vision Service Plan.
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5. Requirements of Potential Winner: Potential winner must continue to comply with the Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner (or parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to sign and return to Administrator, within 5 days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, a Declaration of Compliance, Liability & Publicity Release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize and to fulfill any such other requirements as determined by Administrator. The potential winner will be required to provide the Administrator a mailing address (no P.O. Boxes) for prize fulfillment purposes within 5 days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize and to fulfill any such other requirements as determined by Administrator. If a potential winner fails to provide a Declaration of Compliance, Liability & Publicity Release or any other requested information (as applicable) within the required timeframe, he/she may be disqualified and forfeit the prize. In the event that the potential winner cannot be contacted, forfeits the prize, or is disqualified for any reason, Administrator will select an alternate potential winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries, up to 3 alternates. If the alternate potential winners are disqualified, the prize will not be awarded. Prize will be fulfilled approximately 8 to 10 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.

Stephanie Beaver began sweeping after the birth of her daughter, who required neo-natal intensive care that resulted in a $30,000 medical bill. Breanna Pollard, a college student in Texas, sweeps to offset the cost of tuition and textbooks. But sweeping isn't quite as reliable as a paycheck. "You can't choose what you win," says Lesley Gagnon, a 45-year-old in Iowa, noting that gift cards and prize packages won't pay your rent.


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Of course, that doesn't mean they don't also have strategies for downplaying how much they sweep. Never having an e-mail address that includes the word "sweeps" is tip number one (that rules out my plan of registering "heather.schweeps," a play on my last name). Cunningham advises, "Whenever you enter from Facebook, you really want to make your page look like a consumer's. I keep a clean profile because sometimes sponsors will investigate and search people's profiles."


WinPrizesOnline.com is a sweepstakes aggregator with an interactive community identifying the highest quality sweepstakes so that users can quickly find and enter them. Users get free access to sweepstakes from across the Internet. The Web site also has a sweepstakes community with forums and interactive comments where users can swap hints and information about general strategy as well as specific sweepstakes.
Freaky Freddies is another long-established listing site, and its freebies tend to be more valuable—and come with fewer strings attached—than the items other free-stuff sites dig up. It covers everything from teaching supplies to food samples. In addition, Freaky Freddies collects deals from other services that list free items, saving you the trouble of checking each website yourself.

Enter to win a trip for two to a college football championship game where you’ll get to compete during half time to win $100,000 for college tuition – 20 Winners! Of the 20 people selected to compete, 5 people will win $100,000, 5 people will win $25,000, and 10 people will win $2,500! Video submission is required.  Eligibility limited to ages 18-24.
Woman’s World wants to make your great day even greater with chances to win wonderful sweepstakes and giveaways! Along with feel-good content and heartwarming human interest stories, you can now make entering to win the most popular prizes in home, cash, tech, and more, as part of your everyday routine. It’s easy and safe to enter! Woman’s World is part of the Bauer Media Group and will never sell or share your information (that’s why we only ask for your email address so we can contact you if you’re a winner!). So feel secure and inspired to make every day a winning one. Every entry counts, so keep coming back to enter the prizes you love most to make winning a reality. And see what our latest group of winners have won plus read up on more frequently asked questions. We’re rooting for you!
Also, the junk email part is a given. You are gonna get those no matter whcih site you join. Now the value may differ, but it’s gonna be there. There is now ya around it since that’s how these companies make their money and can afford to do this. They basically are selling ad space (within the emails) to those advertisers and hoping you will become a customer.
Aside from the drama, the burnout, and the potential for riches and glory, some people think sweeping is just plain fun, relaxing even. "Instead of going out with my friends this Saturday night, I literally just canceled my plans," says Nicole Tantype, a 22-year-old from St. Louis who has been sweeping for four years and estimates she's won over $4,000. "I'm gonna stay in. Little do they know I'm entering sweepstakes." She pauses and adds, "Well, they probably have a clue." Audrey Bernhard echoes the sentiment, "I hate to say it's like a gambling high, but in a way it is."
How to get free Steam keys? Well... you are in the right place! Free Steam Keys is a popular online gaming community and aggregator powered by Steam fans. Members submit, find and share links for ongoing Steam giveaways. Free Steam Keys lists thousands of legitimate Steam giveaways in one location visited by gamers daily. We will find all the free Steam games, Beta keys and DLC codes we can! You just need to choose a giveaway, follow the instructions and redeem your key!

GoFreebies actually lists legit freebies, but the stuff they offer you at first is like on a lot of similar sites where you have to complete gold, silver, and platinum offers to receive it. I just skipped it, because I’ve learned not to create an account. My favorites are FreebieShark.com, Sampleaday.com, Getitfree.us, vonbeau.com, and munchkinsandwich.com. If you’re willing to provide feedback in exchange for full-size products, I use BzzAgent, Crowdtap, Influenster, and Swaggable. I get the most from Crowdtap, but you have to go on there pretty regularly to get chosen.
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.
Safeguard Against Scams   Watch out for scams and sweepstakes that sell players' information. Some sweepstakes throw in special offers that must be opted out of by unclicking tiny boxes at the bottom of the online entry form. Skip anything that asks for a credit card number. A legitimate sweepstakes would never ask for it. And never pay money to enter a sweepstakes. The purpose of contests is to generate buzz for a product or brand, not for them to make money from players.
Enter October Southwest Vacations Sweepstakes by October 31, 2018, for your chance to win a trip for two to Costa Rica! This prize includes round-trip travel on Southwest Airlines for the winner and a guest; a four-night stay at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica; and transport to/from the airport/hotel whilst in Costa Rica. Enter today for your chance to win this getaway!
Adds Clarke: "I see some people on these sites who enter everything, and I'm like, 'Why are you doing that?' One time I think it was for a beach towel. You're spending all your time on a beach towel? I'll go get you a beach towel." Not to mention, sometimes sweepers go after a grand prize and end up with a much less appealing second or third-place options. That's how Ambrea Kuhn ended up with her worst prize: "It was one of those fold-up Frisbees. I had no idea what it was, and it flipped me in the face." Sweeper Dawn Dodge's oddest prize was a bacon-scented alarm clock iPhone accessory. (She doesn't own an iPhone.)

The website owner has long since disappeared and left the website to sit in ruin, only keeping it barely functioning enough to collect member's hard earned money and even that is hit and miss. His girlfriend rarely makes an appearance as well, and is who the moderators send you to when there is a problem with your account not being credited, but due to her own lack of attentiveness it can take days to receive any form of response, if at all.
Hey, It's Free! has been hawking free goods—movie tickets, beauty products, magazine subscriptions, groceries, gift cards, and more—since 2006. It stands out from other freebie sites because of its human curation: The Hey, It's Free! community submits a lot of the deals, ensuring that the offers are vetted and good-quality. The site also clearly states any hoops you have to jump through to obtain your free prize.
Adds Clarke: "I see some people on these sites who enter everything, and I'm like, 'Why are you doing that?' One time I think it was for a beach towel. You're spending all your time on a beach towel? I'll go get you a beach towel." Not to mention, sometimes sweepers go after a grand prize and end up with a much less appealing second or third-place options. That's how Ambrea Kuhn ended up with her worst prize: "It was one of those fold-up Frisbees. I had no idea what it was, and it flipped me in the face." Sweeper Dawn Dodge's oddest prize was a bacon-scented alarm clock iPhone accessory. (She doesn't own an iPhone.)
Almost SIX years! I’ve gotten everything from household items such as laundry soap to personal care items like deodorant and shampoo, clothes for me and my kids. I even got a free mattress – twice!! Many freebie sites such as GOFreebies give the runaround and claim they’ll send samples when in reality they DO NOT. Gofreebies does list some real samples, but it’s so hard to figure out how to actually get them and they mislead us into believing they have “warehouses full of free stuff to give away.” That is just not true. That’s not how freebie sites work. Real free sites may do giveaways (such as sweepstakes which have a limited number of prizes to random winners), but mostly they aggregate offers from real companies who are offering free samples or free things, or they may figure out ways to get free things in stores using specific coupons on items on sale so the item ends up being free. In short, most of the websites on this list are not actually very good!
Also, the junk email part is a given. You are gonna get those no matter whcih site you join. Now the value may differ, but it’s gonna be there. There is now ya around it since that’s how these companies make their money and can afford to do this. They basically are selling ad space (within the emails) to those advertisers and hoping you will become a customer.
No one likes to cut out coupons, but every little discount helps. Checkout 51 solves the issue of having to carry around piles of coupons by showing you the discounts you can get on everyday items, like toothpaste or bananas. Once you purchase an item that appears on the app, all you have to do is upload your receipt within a certain timeframe to get cash back. The app even gives you recipe ideas for items you've purchased.

A trip for winner and up to three guests to take the WOD on the Waves Cruise January 21 – January 25, 2019. Trip package includes round trip, coach-class air transportation for four (4) from a major airport, one nights' accommodations at a hotel. One OceanView Balcony room for up to 4 guests on the WOD on the Waves Cruise; $500 spending money; and travel agent services. ARV of the Reebok WOD on the Waves Sweepstakes $7,900. Promotion expires November 30,2018.
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