Buried on the Web sites was information about this resulting in a $9.99 monthly charge on my cell phone bill. These were premium text scams, third party companies get you to enter a PIN and accept their charges. While premium texting is a great way to pay for ringtones or use your mobile phone to donate to the Red Cross, it's also an easy way to trick you into paying $10 a month or more into a black hole.
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 However due to neglect, outdated tools, out of control moderators, decline in quality of sweeps listed, and the protection by the moderators towards particular members, I would not recommend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.
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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.
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Google Alerts let you receive an email when new information that matches a specific search term is posted to the internet. If you set up a Google Alert for terms like "sweepstakes" and "contests," you can sit back and let notices of new sweepstakes come straight to you. Read this article for tips on setting up Google Alerts (they're free and easy).
The Pennzoil AutoZone Big Game Sweepstakes will award one Grand Prize Winner a trip for 2 to attend Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta, Georgia from February 1-5, 2019. The Vacation Sweepstakes Prize Package includes: round trip coach class airfare for 2 between the major commercial airport closest to winner's residence and Atlanta; 5 days and 4 nights hotel accommodations at a hotel as selected by Sponsor arriving on Friday, February 1, 2019, and departing on Tuesday, February 5, 2019; entry to the Big Game for 2; and $1,000 Visa Prepaid Card - Win Money, 2018 Cash Sweepstakes, Sports Tickets Sweepstakes. 
* No purchase or payment of any kind necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not increase your chance of winning. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. The Fall into Cash Sweepstakes begins on August 23, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET and ends on October 23, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C., ages 18+. One entry per person daily in addition to 30 bonus entries available during the sweepstakes period. See official rules for details. Three winners will be randomly selected on or around October 27, 2017. The grand prize winner will receive a check for $5,000 dollars. The second prize winner will receive a check for $500. The third prize winner will receive a check for $250. Approximate retail value of all prizes is $5,750. Sponsor: Quicken Loans Inc. 1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226. Subject to full rules available here.

Twitter proved to be an interesting new venue for contests. I entered nine contests there. Most seem like ploys to get more followers, including some very legit-looking contests from designer Vivienne Tam, and a Web site I know and like called DealsPlus. But many Twitter contests looked completely bogus, including one offered by a guy with 72 followers and a page rife with typos.
all the online sweepstakes you find are just a bunch of bull$#*! especially PCH iI have been entering online contests for years & I never won a damn thing their all full of $#*! just trying to sell your info but, winloot is for real since I won $10.00 cash 3 times playing their keno game. Sincerly dont waste your time with any of the other because I play them all

A Purchase Does Not Increase Your Chances of Winning.  Very important to note, especially when a Sweeps is run by a Magazine.  There is usually a link to click to Enter the Sweeps without Subscribing or Without making a purchase. Also, most Sweeps have an AMOE (Alternate Method of Entry) outlined in the Official Rules.  This usually involves printing your information on a 3x5 index card and mailing it to the sponsor before the Sweepstakes end date. I've won a few prizes like this because most folks do not like to put forth the effort of filling out and mailing the cards.
6. GENERAL RELEASE: By entering the giveaway, you release Sheplers, its vendors or promotional sponsors and each of their respective affiliated companies (including parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries), directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or with the acceptance, possession, or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light). Sheplers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other giveaway materials.
Only Play the Best Odds   Start by entering the most winnable sweepstakes and instant win games. A winnable sweepstakes is one that gives better odds for winning a prize. It might be a sweepstakes that offers more prizes (1,000, 2,000, 10,000, etc.) so more people have a chance of winning. It might be a sweepstakes that is being held for one day, week or month. The less time the sweepstakes is available for entering, the fewer people who will find out about it. Or, maybe it is restricted in some way. It might only be open to an entrant of a certain age group, or teachers, military members, or maybe just open to residents of a particular state. By focusing on the winnables, players have better odds of winning a prize.
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.
On Twitter, you may be able to find lists of businesses or influential accounts that you can follow in columns using apps like Tweetdeck or Hootsuite. Twitter also has a handy geotagging feature that lets you see tweets within a set radius of your location. Using Tweetdeck or an advanced Twitter search, you can run a radius search to find these local tweets. (For example, you can search near:"Washington DC" within:15mi in Tweetdeck or a Twitter search box.) Keep these in a separate column you can glance at over the course of the week.

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.
The Grand Prize winner will receive the following prize package as follows: Round trip airfare for 2 to the Bahamas, accommodations at the Green Turtle Club, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Bahamas, 2 tickets to the Sun Sand and Steaks event and an optional entry into Steak Cookoff Association cook-off. Dates are Feb 21-24 2019. One entry is allowed in the GrillGrate Sun, Sand & Steaks Sweepstakes. The promotion ends October 14, 2018. 
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