After High Stakes Sweepers aired, one of the fears I saw brought up over and over again within various sweepstakes forums and chat rooms was, “The more people that take up sweepstakes as a hobby, will mean less prizes for me.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
It’s a case of January at the gym. Each January thousands of people make the New Year’s Resolution that this will be the year they lose the weight, get fit and take on a healthier lifestyle. They join the local gym in droves. Regular members suddenly find it harder to get time on their favourite piece of equipment, find floor space in the class they love or book time with their trainer of choice. By the end of March, you would never had known, for awhile, there had been any change. Why? Because you don’t lose 20, 50 or 100 pounds over night. It takes effort, work, willpower, a change of lifestyle and patience.
Sweepstaking is no different. You (usually) don’t become a grand prize winner immediately. It takes effort, work and a change in lifestyle. When a newbie doesn’t win $25,000 cash, the luxury cruise or the new car within the first few weeks they give up and just like March at the gym, you would never have known for awhile there had been in influx in hobbyists.
Seasoned sweepers always follow the 3 Ps: Patience, Persistence and Postage. Now, postage is fading away as mail-in sweeps become further and fewer between, but the first two adages will never change. I also like to remind sweepers that there are enough prizes for everyone, even if more people are entering on a daily basis. Companies in the U.S. spent $3,000,000,000 last year running promotions and it’s only growing. (I know I didn’t will all those prizes myself!!)
Remember you were once a new sweeper too. So instead of fearing a glut of new sweepers, be a friend, because you can’t lose helping other’s win.
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