The Steps to Take When Entering Your First Sweepstakes
Posted: Jun 26, 2014
I've been sweeping for a good amount of my life and let me tell you, it can be highly rewarding if you know what your doing. Following some of the most basic rules and doing your research about each sponsor who is hosting a sweepstakes can help you weed out the bad from the good.
Of coarse you're not going to win all the time, but if you know the right places to look and the best times to apply to sweepstakes, you can increase your odds of winning. There are illegal ways such as vote farming to win sweepstakes but many sponsors are cracking down on these cheaters and revoking them of their wins. Don’t waste your time trying to receive extra votes to boost your chances of winning. This will result in failure as well as wasting your precious time.
This is why you want to play by the rules and win sweepstakes fair and square. It is much more rewarding if you win after competing fairly and you’ll have a lot more time to apply to more sweepstakes.
As I’ve said before, I've been sweeping since I was in my teens and won my first sweepstakes when I was 18. I still have that prize to this day and it’s been nearly 20 years since. The fact that I didn't spend any money and won something that you couldn’t get anywhere else was extremely enticing to me. After that day, I had caught the sweepstake bug and haven’t been able to get rid of it since.
Every sweeper encounters this feeling once they have won their first sweepstakes. It makes all that time and effort applying for sweeps completely worth it. This is why I want to share my knowledge that I have attained over the years to help other people become more successful in winning sweepstakes prizes.
So what do you need to know to get started Sweeping?
First, you should know all the different types of sweepstakes that exist and which ones are the best to participate in.
- Text message
- Drop Box
- Online / Internet (Twitter or Facebook)
When I started sweeping, Mail-Ins, Radio and Phone Sweepstakes were the most popular and the only ones really around. If you’ve every called in to win radio tickets then you have participated in a Radio sweepstakes. Most people don’t even realize that they’ve engaged in these drawings, yet they probably have multiple times within their lifetime.
Nowadays, Online sweepstakes are the best to partake in. They are the easiest and quickest to apply to. Take Twitter Sweepstakes for example. These sweepstakes are some of the easiest to apply to and literally take less than 30 seconds to enter. When I say this, it is not an understatement. If you already have a twitter account, all you have to do to enter some contests is follow a sponsors profile and then you have entered. It’s really that easy. Then after applying, you will receive an instant email gratification stating that you have entered successfully.
This is why I love Online Sweepstakes the most because they are the fastest to opt into and you can join hundreds in a day.
I have plenty of other information about Sweepstakes contest that I want to share but I would rather split it up into different articles so it's easier for the readers to navigate. Sweepstakes have been a passion of mine for a long time and if you are interested in becoming an avid sweeper, there is no time better now to start.
Florida Native - Writer and Kite Surfer. 4 dogs. 1 Parrot. Things get interesting.