To streamline things, some sweepers are more selective about what they go after, as well as what they accept. "The first year I got into it, I entered everything and got a lot of stuff that was like, 'Eh, what am I going to do with that?'" says Gagnon. "I'm pickier now." Sweepers have also been known to turn down prizes they'd rather not pay taxes on; taxes are mandatory for prizes with values over a certain amount. Jennifer Joyner, a 31-year-old sweeper in South Carolina, explains, "If it comes down to a trip, it's got to be something that's once-in-a-lifetime, because the value of most of them is just not worth the taxes. I can plan something myself for a lot less. It's got to be something like a trip to Antarctica, something crazy."
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).
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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.
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.
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.
Expect junk snail and email. The Sponsor is using the Sweepstakes to increase their visibility and prospective Customer Base. Their goal is to create a mailing list, increase their FB page 'likes' or develop qualified leads to sell their products. The Sweeps Prize is an incentive for you to Sign Up for their newsletters or get on their mailing lists. Most Sweepstakes give you the option to Opt Out of future communications before you hit the Submit button so take advantage of that when possible. However, some sweeps mandate that you are a "current subscriber" to their website, blog, FB page, etc. in order to be eligible to win the prize.
5. PRIZE ACCEPTANCE: The winner may be required to complete a W9 form for tax purposes, as all tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of the winner. Consult your tax advisors and/or financial advisors regarding the tax implications. The winner may waive their right to receive a prize. Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable. Sheplers makes no guarantee of the prize value. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may, at the sole discretion of Sheplers, result in the winner's disqualification and the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize. Except where prohibited, participation in the giveaway constitutes a winner's consent to the publication of his or her name and image (pictures provided by the winner or pictures taken by Sheplers) in online promotional announcements and other promotional material from Sheplers and to the inclusion of his or her name and image in any other related publications or websites for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation or additional compensation.
Shopkick gives you points (or "kicks") for visiting retailers. When you walk into participating stores, all you have to do is turn on Bluetooth and enable location services and the app will add kicks that you can later redeem for gift cards. You can also get rewarded for scanning the barcode on an item, linking your Visa or MasterCard, or submitting your receipts for rebates.