Ready to enter that online sweepstakes or contest? Use these strategies to improve your odds, no matter the prize.
Find and Win More Sweeps
A simple Google search can lead you to countless giveaway opportunities, but the results are unfiltered and unwieldy. Instead, target your search as described below to find legitimate sweepstakes that give you the best odds of winning.
Aggregator websites such as contests.about.com sift out scams and categorize current promotions. Sweepsheet.com sends out a biweekly newsletter with information and entry tips, based on years of research. At $6 for a single issue and $52 or $60 for an annual subscription (26 issues), it’s well worth it if sweepstakes are your hobby.
Sunday newspaper inserts provide local businesses a platform to advertise their latest enter-to-win opportunities.
Sweepstakes clubs are where gung-ho contestants meet up on a regular basis to share tips and socialize. Look for one near you at sweepsheet.com.
Social media sites belonging to your favorite retailers, restaurants and brands—local and national—often run contests and sweeps, especially on Facebook and Twitter.