May 19th: Day Five
On my fifth day I entered sweepstakes for eight hours and entered 257. Why did I enter so many more today? Having trouble finding enough sweepstakes to enter (after doing my dailies and finding as many new ones as possible), I resorted to entering amazon giveaways at https://www.amazon.com/ga/giveaways. Prize values on these giveaways are smaller, but there are a lot of them and they are easy entry, so you get much more entered in a smaller amount of time.
If you are curious about some of the websites I’ve been using to find sweepstakes, here is a list of some of the big ones I rely on daily.
http://sweetiessweeps.com/ (I am a paid member of the Secret Site)
https://www.sweepsadvantage.com/ (I am a paid member of their Plus site)
https://us.coca-cola.com (Once you sign up click “Rewards”; You can enter codes or AMOE)
and I follow a Facebook Group called Sweeping Together where links are posted
May 20th: Day Six
I was ill today so I took the day off from sweepstakes. I will try to extend the experiment by one day to compensate!
May 21st: Day Seven
On my seventh day I entered sweepstakes for eight hours and entered 259. Entering seems to be going faster now that I have a longer list of dailies created in my spreadsheet, where I just have to click the link and form fill the entry forms. While I am doing less searching because I realize many of the best sweepstakes aggregate sites list the same sweepstakes, I again entered many Amazon giveaways.
I also won a small prize today in a Miller Lite instant win game of a “cannypack.”
May 22nd: Day Eight
On my eighth day I entered sweepstakes for 7 hours and entered 123. For the 8th hour, I watched and participated in a Facebook Live Q&A put on by Tom, the owner of https://iwincontests.com/. I am not yet a member of this paid sweepstakes site, but I am definitely considering joining.
Here are some of the things I learned during the Q&A:
- Tom has won 56 trips!
- He mentioned an app you can use for text-to-wins, but I did not catch the name (maybe Future Text?). The idea is, if you want to submit the text at a time when less people may be entering, such as the middle of the night, you can schedule it.
- His thoughts on free sites versus paid sites were that too many people were entering the contests on free sites. With paid sites you often get low entry or lesser publicly known sweepstakes, increasing your chances.
- He said that there is a difference between entering to enter (not being selective) and entering to win.
I did submit a question ahead of the Q&A about how to find enough contests to enter if you are entering all day, but this was not chosen to be addressed during the Q&A.
May 23rd: Day Nine
On my ninth day I entered sweepstakes for 8 hours and entered 207. This included receiving a mailer with a number to bring into a local car dealership for the chance to win up to $20,000. My number got me a $5 Target gift card and the opportunity to hear their shpiel. I also won a Kindle book from Amazon today.
And here is a great daily sweepstakes to enter because it has a lot of prizes: Marlboro Find 27 Sweepstakes.
May 24th: Day Ten
On my tenth day I entered sweepstakes for 8 hours and entered 152. The reason my entering total dropped today may have been due to entering a lot of contests where you are required to watch a video. The videos on Sweepon are usually brief but they were being choppy and sluggish today. The videos on gleam contests can be as short as a few seconds or even 20 minutes or longer! I am not sure yet whether it is worth watching them to enter or get additional entries. Hopefully it will pay off and I will win some prizes from these!
I also spent part of my time entering Coke sweepstakes. Although each one has an AMOE (Alternative Method of Entry), I have been collecting cola caps for some time and so I spent time entering codes. What I noticed in general today is that I have been avoiding Facebook or Instagram giveaways where you need to post a comment, as well as skill contests. Perhaps when I hit a wall in searching for new sweepstakes, I should give these a shot!
Another thing I noticed today was that for many smaller sweeps by smaller companies I am having difficulty locating rules and determining end dates and entry frequency. Does anyone else run into this problem?