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.
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Contest managers want a winner who promotes the brand, is excited, and will spread the word to his or her followers after winning. For social media contests especially, there's a big benefit to choosing a winner who has a decent personal following. Often the rules favor those who best represent the brand by meeting some arbitrary criteria for the "best" comment or entry.
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."
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Wilman's own innovation is her method of sorting contests into folders. "When I first started entering contests and sweepstakes, I would often get confused and enter one that was already over or enter more times than was allowed," she said. Now she enters one-time sweepstakes and puts them out of her mind. But for sweepstakes that allow multiple entries, she creates daily, weekly and monthly folders to keep track of how often she is allowed to enter. Then she enters as many times as she can for herself, friends and family.


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.
I've been using their site daily since 2007, and I've hated the site the entire time. The people running it, especially in the forums, are a bunch of inbred, uneducated rednecks. If you dare criticize the site and ask for improvements or complain about issues, you are openly ostracized on the site and put on their blacklist. Many of the bloggers who advertise giveaways on their site are part of the clique, and if OLS blacklists you, you are also blacklisted on these blogs.
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.
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.
Contest managers want a winner who promotes the brand, is excited, and will spread the word to his or her followers after winning. For social media contests especially, there's a big benefit to choosing a winner who has a decent personal following. Often the rules favor those who best represent the brand by meeting some arbitrary criteria for the "best" comment or entry.
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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.
There are lots of other databases, but in my past searches for easy ways to win money and other prizes, I've found these two to be the best. Online-Sweepstakes has a paid membership option (roughly $3.50/month) that gives you access to lots of other sweeps as well as ways to organize the sweeps you've entered in the past. They also have a feature for paid members that will open up several different pages of contests at once to cut down on page load times.
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.
When looking for potential brands to partner up with, there are a few important factors to keep in mind. Firstly, you don't want to partner up with anyone selling a competing product, as this can take the focus away from you and cannibalise the impact of your campaign. Secondly, you want to make sure that you partner with complementary brands whose audiences are likely to be interested in what you do.

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.


Hello, try visiting Techaways International Contests, Giveaways and Freebies. Although its Philippine based, there are lots of international giveaways and freebies that you can browse. The site is updated on a daily basis and there are lots of freebies and giveaways like smartphones, laptops and action cameras. Thank me by upvoting this comment. Thanks

I've been using their site daily since 2007, and I've hated the site the entire time. The people running it, especially in the forums, are a bunch of inbred, uneducated rednecks. If you dare criticize the site and ask for improvements or complain about issues, you are openly ostracized on the site and put on their blacklist. Many of the bloggers who advertise giveaways on their site are part of the clique, and if OLS blacklists you, you are also blacklisted on these blogs.
You may receive multiple entry opportunities into our ongoing Giveaways. Various presentations of these Giveaways using various prizes/prize values may be presented to the public. The winning entry will be eligible for the prize configuration promoted in the Bulletin or pch.com offer from which it comes. A winner's prize may be supplemented up to the maximum amount of the Giveaway at PCH's option. You are allowed to enter daily in the Cash Stash PCH Sweepstakes.
Because of their potential for abuse, sweepstakes are heavily regulated in many countries. The U.S., Canada, and individual U.S. states all have laws covering sweepstakes, so that there are special rules depending on where the entrant lives. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission exercises some authority over sweepstakes promotion and sweepstakes scams in the United States. Notably, sweepstakes in Canada, Australia and several European countries require entrants to solve an (elementary school level) mathematical puzzle or answer a (fairly simple) knowledge question or solve a (trivial) fill-in-the-blanks guessing competition, making it (in theory at least) a contest of skill, in order to overcome requirements that would classify sweepstakes as a form of gambling under their country's legal definition. There are similar laws in Brazil, usually requiring an answer to an easy "giveaway" question.
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.

4. SELECTION & NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all valid entries received. The winner will be notified of their prize via e-mail or phone on or about October 28, 2018. Winners must respond by email or phone call within three (3) days to receive the prize. If the winner does not respond within three (3) days, a new winner will be selected by Sheplers.
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.
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.
GetitFree is nothing but a fake. They say in emails that you either qualify for a certain sample or that they need your info to verify it, but once you get that far, you do offers and surveys. Normal and fair, right? Guess what? Once you run that gamut, you get matched to some OTHER samples, on another website, just to run the whole thing again….and again. It’s all fake!
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.
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!

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.
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.

Updated April 3, 2018: New samples are up for grabs right now, as SampleSource just released their Spring samples this morning, so hurry up if you want to get in on the action. This time around, you can qualify for up to 8 samples on a first come, first serve basis until the samples are gone. [Read More] SampleSource Offers Free Samples with No Strings Attached – New Samples Now Available


There is a tradition of office sweepstakes (known as office pools in the U.S.), which are usually based on major sporting events such as the Grand National and the World Cup. Entrants pay an equal stake for each horse/team they draw out of the hat before the event. The winner then takes the pot. For horse racing events, the pot may be split between the horses which come first, second and third.
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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