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.

3. PRIZES: One (1) winner will receive $10,000 in cash from Sheplers. Prizes are not redeemable/exchangeable. No prize transfers. No substitutions are allowed. Prize will be awarded in the form of a check. All decisions made by Sheplers are final. Maximum retail value = $10,000. Odds of winning depend on the number of people who enter the giveaway.
2. HOW TO ENTER GIVEAWAY: To enter, visit us at: SHEPLERS $10,000 CASH GIVEAWAY and submit your information. Giveaway begins on or about July 25, 2018 at 9:00:01 a.m. Central Daylight Time ("CDT") and ends October 25, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT. Entrants are limited to one (1) entry per person during the giveaway period. If Sheplers determines any entry is fraudulent, duplicated, or lacks required information, the entry will be eliminated from the giveaway. As a condition of entering this giveaway, you will be asked to provide certain personal information about yourself, such as your name, email address, and phone number.
Then there is the problem with the forums themselves. Full of increasing negativity and crackpots. Racist jokes are allowed, anti-gay, bigoted comments are allowed, and if reported for being offensive, the person reporting them are told they are aggressively attacking the racist and that they will be banned. Over the last 18 months, it has only become worse, reminding this member of websites like Stormfront. Any member who publicly challenges those members, is immediately banned, as are their spouses. It does not matter if you are a paying member. Any attempt to contact the owner about this development has gone unanswered.
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."
Thanks for the shout out Deb! I am also a big fan of Vonbeau. Jamie and her husband run the site. I have a great deal of respect for them!! They’re very nice people, and are conscientious and vigilant about what they post to ensure the online safety of their followers. We bounce things off each other before sharing sometimes, so that we’re sure to only post real, legit freebies. In my opinion, you can’t beat that philosophy from a freebie website standpoint!
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]

NOTE: You will be entered into the Publishers Clearing House Win $2,500 A Week Forever Sweepstakes after you complete the online entry form and your entry is processed. There is no purchase or fee necessary to enter. If you do not want to subscribe to anything, keep clicking "Continue" and "Skip" until your entry form processes. **Upon receipt of you entry, a SuperPrize Number will be assigned to you at Publishers Clearing House headquarters. If your SuperPrize Number matches the winning Prize Number in Giveaway 11000, you will receive the $2,500 A-Week-"Forever" Prize. GRAND PRIZE: $2,500 a week will be paid for life to the winner and thereafter to one other natural person designated by the winner. Winner may elect to take a lump-sum cash payment in lieu of all weekly payments - PCH.com Publishers Clearing House Win $2,500 A Week Forever Cash Sweepstakes.  


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.
If you ever searched for free stuff online, you probably noticed that it doesn't take long to find yourself surfing in a sea of scam offers with no tangible goodies. You also probably stumbled across multiple survey sites linked to other survey sites, which then linked to EVEN MORE survey sites. This is a common theme when browsing sites offering free stuff by mail. Not only can this be extremely frustrating, it can also be dangerous. Many of these sites have been created to steal not only your money, but your personal information as well, which is then used for who knows what.
Sweepstakes with large grand prizes tend to attract more entries regardless of the odds of winning. Therefore, the value of smaller prizes usually total much less than that of the top prize. Firms that rely on sweepstakes for attracting customers, such as Publishers Clearing House and Reader's Digest, have also found that the more involved the entry process, the more entrants. Businesses often obtain marketing information about their customers from sweepstakes entries. Here, products are for free as well as company does not ask for specific knowledge for giving the answers in the contests.
Enter the Guitar Center Presents The Bohemian Rhapsody Sweepstakes by October 10, 2018, for your chance to win a trip for two to New York for a private VIP screening of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody on October 30, 2018. This prize includes round-trip airfare for two; a one-night stay in a hotel; tickets to the film; ground transport whilst in New York City to/from airport/hotel; a signed Vox amplifier; a Bohemian Rhapsody engraved Shure microphone; a Queen Vinyl album collection set; and Bohemian Rapsody film soundtrack on CD. Enter today for your chance to win this $3,700 musical getaway! Good luck!

Referrals also play a role in some contests, meaning you have to be strategic about your alliances. "I have learned the hard way that you really gotta pick and choose who your sweep friends are," says Melissa Cunningham. Still, sweepers are quick to point out that some online spaces, including the aforementioned Sweeties Sweeps, have reputations for being positive and encouraging. "It doesn't stop me from winning," Wendy Limauge says of educating aspiring sweepers with her site. "I've taught everything I know about sweepstakes to the public and it still hasn't stopped me."
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. 

You might be following some promising accounts, but there's still a chance you'll miss opportunities amid all the online noise. To avoid this, you can set up pings for keywords that will help filter your tweets and emails. When running a search in Tweetdeck, I generally include terms such as "giveaway," "RT to win," or "win tickets" that are most likely to be included in a social media manager's promotion message. You could also specify a target item, whether it's a newly released book, travel, or electronics.
To be clear I work at WynZyn. The entire business is about sweepstakes. We aggregate 1,000s of other companies sweeps from around the web. Aggregating sweeps is not unique, there are 5 or so other companies who do this as well. What we do to make our offering more enticing is - when you enter those 3rd party sweeps you get bonus entries from WynZyn into the WynZyn weekly sweeps. It’s also a pretty great place to stay organized. WynZyn - Login
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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