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Dad & Me Photo Contest Winner

CONGRATULATIONS to Alicia of Winchester, VA who won a $100 Amazon Gift Card donated by Sweepstakes Advantage!


On Monday July 27th at 9:00pm ET, my guest was Linsey Knerl, writer at Wise Bread and co-author of 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget (which I was featured in).

Here are the URLs that Linsey and I spoke about during the show:

Sweeping 101: What the Real Winners Know
Linsey’s Wise Bread Blog

If you missed the show, you can listen to it here.

On Monday August 10th at 9:00pm ET, my guest will be Joyce Schwarz(@joycecom) author of The Vision Board, (@visionboard). What is Your Winning Vision? We will be discussing how you can create a vision board to attract in wins, along with whatever other wishes, dreams or goals you may have.

On Monday August 24th at 9:00pm ET, my guest will be Rob Salerno (@hollywoodprize) President of Hollywood Prize, Online Promotions Group and Cinnamon Entertainment. Hurray for Hollywood We will be discussing the hobby of contesting from a marketer’s perspective and how it can be improved for both parties.

You can listen live online and to ask questions you just enter the show’s chat room. You can also dial-in, (646) 200-4857, to listen to the show and ask questions. If you want to ask a question but are not able to listen live, email it to me in advance and you can hear your question(s) answered in the archived show.

Listen to the Contest Queen on internet talk radio  

Do you know someone that you think would make a fantastic guest for my radio show? Email me your suggestions and we’ll see if they are a fit.


Joyce Schwarz (@joycecom) has donated some AMAZING prizes to be given away on With The Contest Queen.

For the August 10th show Joyce has donated a 1/2 hour career consultation with Joyce Schwarz via phone, valued at $250!

For the August 24th show, Joyce has donated: 1) an autographed hardback first edition copy of The Vision Board book, valued at $50! and 2) a Vision Board Party Planner Kit, valued at $100.  The kit includes: two CDs, 16 VIP/Spiritual leader's podcasts (exclusive to this offer), The Vision Board book and a copy of Joyce's other bestselling book Successful Recareering.

Are you interested in an inexpensive way to advertise your business? Donate a prize and I will promote your company, product or service in my e-newsletter and on my radio show. Please contact me directly.

CONGRATULATIONS! To Terry of Fairport, NY and Sandy of Arkansas City, KS won a one-year subscription to Sweetie’s Secret Sweeps!

Contestor News
State Your Case on YouTube!


Play State Your Case on YouTube. Watch the video and to learn how to play.


Good Karma

Visit Wish Me Lucky and have fun helping to spread the lucky winning karma around the world.


Have contestor news you would like to share? Send any news and announcements to:


You're a Winner

You never know when you are going to win!

Good morning and thank you for all you info. I entered the Monthly Family Bailout Sweepstakes and became their April winner for the $10,000 payout. I am now financially free of creditors calling that I owe them money. Since I'm on disability, this has allowed me to clear my mind and start taking care of myself in better ways. I'm not taking little bits of money each month to chip away realizing that it takes a long time to catch up. I have seen that light at the end of the tunnel and it feels great. I hope that someone reading your newsletter will be encouraged to go the and enter. It’s easy. All you do is enter your info daily, and they might be a winner. This sweep is open until December 31, 2009. Like with any sweep, it's all a matter of luck, be in the right place at the right time.
Berwyn, IL

Have a great story to share? Send me your story to share with the contesting community.

Tips and Tricks

Play games and win on Twitter!

Follow Prize Geek (@PrizeGeek) and be automatically entered to win Daily prizes.

TIP: You need to check your @ replies and direct messages (DM) on Twitter at least once per day if you are entering tweeting contests, or you could miss out on a prize.

Follow Tweet-a-Prize (@Tweetaprize), follow clues, submit answers, and be in to win prizes from that week’s sponsor.

Follow Tweet2Play (@Tweet2Play), DM SPIN, collect points and you can instantly win.

Have a great tip? Send me your best tips to share with the contesting community. Remember “You Can’t Lose Helping Others Win”.

Our Contest

The Issue 14 Winning EDGE subscriber winner of a Twice Lucky Necklace is: Regina of Greensboro, NC! Congratulations!

Learn how to be a Winner!
Win a copy of You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter in our next draw.

Would you like a pocket full of mad money? Would you like to cruise around town in a brand new set of wheels? Would you like to bask in the tropical sun? These are just some of the prizes available to be won in sweepstakes and contests today. In You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter, learn how to take advantage of the different ways to win cash and prizes everyday by learning the modern methods and technologies of sweepstaking.

If you are receiving this e-newsletter directly from me you are already entered! Please forward this newsletter to your friends so they can sign-up and have an opportunity to win too!!

Your Questions Answered

Many new subscribers are asking similar questions to ones I have already answered. To read those answers, check our 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009, archives of Your Questions Answered.

Hi Carolyn,
I am a newbie and have a question about entering sweepstakes. I am in California USA and use a UPS Store for my mail. It is a street address and is NOT a P.O. Box. My concern is I see many sweepstakes rules that stated: DO NOT USE P.O Boxes. This may even void a win. Would my UPS store address be considered a P.O. Box in the eyes of the companies presenting the sweepstakes? I would hate to use my UPS address (which I use for all my mail) then win something and not be able to get it do to an interpretation of "P.O. Box".
Thank you,
Murrieta, CA

Hi Ann
I have a UPS box too. You are OK because, legally, you cannot say your P.M.B. (Private Mail Box) is a P.O. Box. Using my U.S. address as an example, here is how I would enter my PBM on a sweepstakes form:

Carolyn Wilman
1623 Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304-1745

Carolyn Wilman
1008 – 1623 Military Rd.
Niagara Falls NY 14304

Also, at UPS, they will sign for any packages or letters couriered to you. At the USPS they won’t.

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