I wouldn’t be the Contest Queen if I didn’t offer you opportunities to win prizes. I have contacted all the companies, PR firms and agencies I know to garner sponsorships and prize donations for my upcoming road trip. Now I am asking you to help me up the ante to obtain both sponsorships and donations, so I can offer you the best prizes and the most chances to win online and off.
My first priority is in-kind sponsorships as they are the least expensive form of advertising for sponsors with the greatest return. Do you have contacts at any company or organization for any of the below products or services? I am seeking: (more…)
How do you keep track of what to enter? One of the keys to winning is to be organized. It’s one way you can ensure you do not inadvertently disqualify yourself.
There are various types of online entry sweepstakes: singles, daily, weekly, monthly and unlimited. Once you determine the entry parameters you can determine your next step. If it’s a single entry contest, I enter right away and delete it. If it’s one of the other types I bookmark it in a folder. I currently use RoboForm, my favorite online sweepstakes organizational and entry software, but you can use Favorites in Internet Explorer, Bookmarks in Firefox or Chrome. I have folders labelled: daily, weekly and monthly. I skip unlimited entry sweepstakes as I barely have time to enter the dailies. (more…)
Last year I blogged about AVEDA’s Style To Win competition. I was invited to the grand finale, but had a scheduling conflict and was unable to attend. They liked what I wrote so much, they asked if I could I blog about it this year too. In early February I posted Enter a Contest & Follow Your Dream. Again, I was invited to the grand finale and this year I went! It was an evening filled with fashionistas, stylists, paparazzi, journalists, bloggers, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, lights, cameras and excitement. (more…)
My blog post Finally, A Company That Gets It!! created many questions for readers. Mass Luminosity CEO Angel Munoz granted me an interview and answered your questions.
Could you please explain why an entrant would be considered a cheater if they don’t use a capital letter for the first letter of their name, for example?
That’s an odd question as it establishes the idea that we categorize people as cheaters for not following our instructions. That’s simply not the case. What we have said is that we want the entries not to be all in lower or uppercase. To understand why, you first need to know that contrary to most giveaway organizers we are not a spam company, and we do not sell, rent, lease or allow any third party to view, manage or use the information collected during our promotions. We approach our work with a very high degree of honesty and commitment. Therefore, we want our giveaways to be fair and equitable. One of the most common techniques that cheaters use to beat giveaway integrity checking systems is to create different accounts with the same name, but with different case combinations and abbreviations. Our system looks for those discrepancies, and will not select a winner that uses those odd mixed case techniques. We do not want our honest participants to be negatively impacted by that process and request that they use proper case sentences and full names during the registration. (more…)
In light of my blog post Today’s Draw — DO NOT ENTER! I felt it prudent to share a few FREE membership-based websites that are legitimate and safe to enter.
I have personally met with the owners of both SweepToKeep and WinJunkie and have spoken to RoyalDraw. As Robert Ohotto states, “Energy doesn’t lie.” Both my business savvy and my intuition tell me these companies have sound business models combined with honest intentions. If you have been a member of either Sweep To Keep, Royal Draw or WinJunkie since the beginning, you have noticed their slow growth. This allows them to balance the free entries, advertisers and growth so they can provide the prizes promised in a timely manner.
Only having dealt with the new President of WannaWin via email, I can’t speak to their current business model, but I have never heard of a winner not getting their prize. I have only heard it is hard to win. Logic dictates that with WannaWin’s contests being open worldwide, the odds will be lower than any other site, therefore each giveaway will be harder to win, but not impossible (or fraudulent). (more…)