Will I Lose Out on Winning if I Can’t Answer My Phone?

Posted on: March 31st, 2015 by carolyn

I received a set of unusual questions from Wendy. She is deaf and afraid she could miss out on winning a prize if the sponsor or ad agency can’t contact her by phone. I couldn’t see any company not trying to reach the potential winner, but I didn’t have a concrete answer for her, so I reached out to other promotional marketers.relay machine (more…)

Where Does a ‘Professional’ Sweeper Come From?

Posted on: March 30th, 2015 by carolyn

pigNot only do I help people learn how to win, but I also work with marketers on their sweepstakes promotions.

The question that irks me the most from marketers is, “How do we get professional sweepers to stop entering our giveaways?”

Are you kidding me?! ACK!

I have to gentle explain that I do not earn my living winning, neither do my fellow hobbyists, and do they know where sweepers come from?

They respond, “No.” I tell them, “You do.” (more…)

Do You Deserve to Win?

Posted on: March 29th, 2015 by carolyn

Do I Deserve to Win?I know your first response to my question would be yes, but do you really?

My favorite teacher, life, coach, author, and client, Robert Ohotto hosted a thought provoking radio show last week: The Soul of Money, followed by a video: Creating Abundance by Activating the Soul of Money. They were an expansion on his podcast: Creating Abundance by Giving Your Soul Financial Currency.

It struck me that what he was teaching dovetailed into one of the most popular questions I receive: How Do I Win Big? (more…)

How to Tell if Your Sweepstakes Notification Email is a Scam

Posted on: March 28th, 2015 by carolyn

How do you know if the sweepstakes win notification email you just received is a scam?

Here are your clues to a legitimate win:

  • You remember entering.
  • The email comes from a company you can search on the Internet (the sponsor, an ad agency, etc.)
  • You can contact the notifier by phone or email directly.
  • A release form or affidavit is attached. (A copy of the official rules may also be attached.)


A Sweeper’s Adventure

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by carolyn

The best part of this hobby is what money can’t buy and what you can’t win. The adventures and memories you make on this prize-filled journey are priceless.

Jenny posted this on Facebook yesterday. It was so funny I asked if I could share it. (I know we are kindred spirits as I now have proof I am not the only one crazy adventures happen to!) (more…)

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