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4 Tips After You Won Entering Sweepstakes

4 Tips After You Won Entering Sweepstakes

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You won a Sweepstake! Winning a sweepstake can be fun and exciting! But how do you know it’s real and not a scam. After you won, now what do you do? Here are my 4 Tips on what to do after you won a Sweepstake.

There is nothing more exhilarating than to get an email stating that you won a Sweepstake!

I have won many things. Lots of small prizes and a few big. I’ll never forget when I opened my email to see that I had won a 3D TV, 4 pairs of 3D glasses, a year’s worth of Wheat Thins and a year’s worth of Coke Zero. This was a grand prize and the company picked one person from each state. How did I know this was real? What are the steps in winning something big? How did I verify this? 

Step One

I used sweepstakestoday to complete sweeps. So the first thing I did was to go on the site and look up the Sweepstakes name. He has a button at the top of the main page that says, “Search Sweepstakes.” I was able to search even after the Sweepstakes had expired. When you get an email, letter or phone call, they will tell you the name of the Sweepstake. I did a search on the website of the name of the sweeps. It did come up and then I recall entering this one. 

Step Two

In the email I received about my win, there was a name of the sponsor. I looked up the company and asked did they feature this contest. It was confirmed and they connected me to the person in charge. This is important because even if a number is listed, I like to not just accept it without doing my own research. After all, there are many scams out there. Although I knew I entered the sweeps after searching, I still wanted to verify another way. When you win something big, they do need more personal information from you. It’s for their own taxes etc. So you cannot afford to give away personal information if this is not legit.

Step Three

Sometimes in Sweeptakes you have to sign an affidavit and get it notarized. I had to do this for about 3 or 4 of my wins. Most smaller wins, there is nothing to do but get your prize.

An affidavit is a sworn statement in writing made especially under oath. In this case you have to prove who you are in order to get the prize. When you get it notarized there will be a small fee. I paid $10 to the notary. I went to a Fedex store to get this done. It won’t be hard to look up places in your area who have notary services.

Step Four

I notice most sweepstakes will tell you they will notify you if you win. This is not always the case. I notice in smaller prizes, I may get notified or it just shows up to my house. 

In conclusion, It’s very exciting to win a sweepstakes. I have used my wins to give away as a gift or just to enjoy for my family. Stick with the major companies and the methods I did to verify the win. If you make sure you actually entered a contest, contact the sponsor to verify, you are good to go. Always be careful of emails because I am constantly getting emails of wins that I never entered. Scams and fakes are out there but don’t let that stop you from entering a real sweeps and getting real prizes. I wish you the best!


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Tips on Winning Sweepstakes Online

Tips on Winning Online Sweepstakes!

Do People Really Win Sweepstakes? YES! I won over 70 prizes!

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There’s no better way to get company recognition than through entertainment and games. Sweepstakes are a great way for companies to increase their reach, generate interest in their brand, and drum up interest with contests. I used to win prizes from completing online sweepstakes all the time. However, things like raising kids, working and other events got in the way, but I still wish I had kept up with them.

Let me share my experience in completing sweeps. Hopefully you will be a winner too! 

Tip 1-on winning

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First of all, be consistent. When I did win online sweeps, I was playing at least 3 to 4 times a week. Instead of having to constantly type your name and information, get Robo Form. RoboForm is an application that enables you to autofill your personal information including passwords. This comes in handy when you are trying to do several sweepstakes. Here is the link to the Roboform site.

Tip 2- on winning online sweeps.

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Secondly, play often. There are different types of Sweeps. Some are one time submission, daily, bi-weekly etc. The one time is easy because you can fill out the forms and be done with it. Daily can be a challenge, but it’s important to complete at least 3-4 times a week. I often would multitask by watching TV, talking, or doing other online things when I would fill it out. Using Robform is a plus because it fills out your basic information. 

Tip 3- how to play sweeps.

Thirdly, use a reputable website. There are a lot of fake-looking websites that you need to be careful about.

When I used to enter sweepstakes, the main site I used was It is very organized. In addition, the owner does the research and gives detailed information about the type of contests available.  One of the things I love about this site is the comment section- it can come in handy when you enter a contest and need a special code. Here’s my video with more details about this site.

Tip 4-new email

email used for sweepstakes

USE a separate email!

Sweepstakes are fun, but it can be tiring to receive a constant stream of promotional mail from the companies.

Nonetheless, using a separate email and then unsubscribe later on is the best way to handle unwanted emails. I’m normally not deleting them until it’s over.

Tip 5-make sure it's legit

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A lot of sweepstakes winnings may take a long time and contestants don’t know when the win notification will come, so it can be hard to keep track on what you entered. There are also contests that can sometimes last for months before they close. If you are contacted that you are a winner, check the search bar on Sweepstakes Online to see if you entered that particular one.

For more information on the steps to take once you have won click here

Tip 6

list of major companies play online sweepstakes

Stick with companies that you know or with a website that does the searching for you. Most of the prizes I won were through Sweepstakestoday or well-known companies. For instance, If Kraft offers one on their site, I would enter it. 

Here's a list of items I have won.

I have won over 70 items and here are a few:

A list of prizes I won from online sweepstakes.


4 Coffee Mugs in Nestle Sweeps 

SanDisk Ultra Robot figurine 

One free digital download in Tum-E sweeps 

coupon for free REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cups 

Ultimate Movie Experience Sweepstakes! You’ve won a $5 Amazon Code 

$50 Visa Gift Card from Kellogg’s (forgot the name of the Sweeps).

Starbucks Free Coffee for a year 

Free Bottle of Eucerin 

Several $2.00 & $1.00 coupons for Eucerin 

2($50 Gift card to Petco) 

$100 Target Gift card. 

Ghirardelli candy

cloth from chevon 

Ziploc sandwich freezer bags 

$20 visa gift card 

Larabar bar 

Nine Snickers bars. It was an instant win 

Mossy Oak Camouflage Jacket. 

One year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens 

$50 value pedometer from Extra and a coupon for free gum. 

FREE package of any Thomas product 

A Nyquil T-shirt 

Coke Zero t-shirt 

Won Free dog food

A $50 gift card to Petco.

3D-HGTV Samsung T.V.

4-3D Glasses

Free diet Coke O (a year’s worth)

52-coupons for Wheat Thins

Free milk in the form of coupons 

So the answer is YES!!!  You can win sweepstakes. All of the prizes above did not come all at once or on my first try. It does take time and consistency to keep on playing. My motto is Somebody has to win, why can’t that somebody be you!

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