One question I’m asked frequently from non-sweepers is what could they win if they entered? My answer: Just about anything you can think of! Of course there are more common prizes like trips, cash, clothing, cars, jewelry, gift cards, etc. There are more specific prizes like tickets to a particular game or event. There are experiences, like race car driving lessons. But it doesn’t stop there.
Prizes can be very specific and, if it’s not one you are particularly looking for, can even seem a bit strange. How about an invasive medical procedure? You can win that! CBS Cares ran a Colonoscopy Sweepstakes. Another procedure – right now a contest local to me is offering free removal of a “bad tattoo” to the winner of its photo contest. Other very specific prizes I have seen are replica models or to scale figurines of various characters, a three foot tall piece of chocolate, “strange” foods in large quantities, and much more.
But in between the common and strange prizes, there are many other types of prizes to win. If you can think of a prize, there just may be a sweepstakes or contest to win it. Try searching for the name of the prize you want to win plus the word sweepstakes and see what comes up. Also, don’t forget that many sweepstakes listings sites will offer a list of sweepstakes by prize type.
Have you won any prizes you would consider unusual? Do you usually enter to win unusual prizes? Let me know in the comments what your thoughts on this are, and if you have further suggestions for seeking out sweepstakes with unusual prizes.
Also, don’t forget to get your entries in to the giveaway in my January 31st post!