Amongst the Mishmash

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 by carolyn

chickenA week ago I was scrolling down my Facebook feed and came across a video by Ruth Pople. She owns a backyard farm, a blog, and is a sweeper. I didn’t have a chance to watch it, so I wrote her name down and went looking for it later.

Amongst the mishmash of animal videos on her YouTube channel, there was this one about winning sweepstakes. It was so out of place, fun and odd I thought I would share it with you. I love how the video captures her personality.

Do you ever post videos about anything sweepstakes related? Prizes, lessons, winning adventures?


BlissdomHeadshotsLR-37 squareCarolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.

The Zen of Winning

Posted on: May 3rd, 2015 by carolyn


Today while I was working in my garden, not entering sweepstakes, I realized I was participating in the zen of winning.

I know you must be asking yourself, “If she isn’t entering sweepstakes, how can she be winning?”

Good question.


Is It Harder To Win? –Part II

Posted on: May 2nd, 2015 by carolyn

phoneGeoff sent me this question and it prompted me to realize there was more to the question Is It Harder To Win?

Hey Carolyn,
I have a bit of a blog post idea for you that’s somewhat unique and I’m not sure if I’ve seen it written anywhere before, but do you find that when entering radio phone-in contests that sometimes you have a better chance of getting through with a landline than you do with a cellphone? I don’t know if it’s just me, but I find I almost never get through to contest phone lines with a cellphone, I’m usually more likely to get a busy signal. Perhaps maybe landlines dial faster on redial than cellphones do? I also remember that years ago when Canadian Idol was still around, they had voting tips listed on their website and they said that if you have trouble getting through to the voting lines then you might have a better chance of getting through with a cellphone as opposed to a landline. They listed reasoning for it, which I barely remember, but it had something to do with cellphone calls apparently having more of a direct routing, but this was posted probably over a decade ago.


Do I Have to Pay to Get a Prize?

Posted on: May 1st, 2015 by carolyn

The answer should be no, but it’s maybe.

It all depends on the rules. If it’s in the rules and you agree to the rules, then you are obligated to pay. It could be the shipping on a prize, the airport taxes or even you having to go to the sponsor’s location to pick-up the prize in person. (Read Taxes on Winnings for various ways you legally have to pay for a prize.)

That said, you should never have to pay to receive a prize. Especially when it isn’t in the rules.


Is it Harder to Win?

Posted on: April 30th, 2015 by carolyn

question mark 6

Hi Carolyn
Has the quality of contests/prizes increased or diminished since you began contesting? Why do you think this is?


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