As many of us have more time to pursue activities that have sat on the back burner, it’s the perfect time to update or upgrade your sweepstakes hobby. For the next few months, on Saturdays, I will feature a different sweepstakes aggregate/newsletter/website for you to try something new, plus win a prize they donate.

In 2006 I wrote the following about YoWinner’s predecessor in You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter:


Canadiannetstakes is owned and operated by Promodem Media Inc. They post all the contests they manage for their clients on this site. Promodem’s contests tend to be fun. For example, many not only have a standard entry feature, but they also have games that, if played, garner the contestant bonus entries. Sign-up for their e-newsletter and receive announcements as to when new contests are posted.

WOW! Everything has changed!!

Canadiannetstakes morphed into YoWinner in 2009. Promodem Media Inc. is now My Brother Darryl (MBD, a web design and development agency owned). Although MBD creates and manages sweepstakes, just like Promodem did, YoWinner is community-centric. The majority of contests are posted by the members of the site and members can comment on every post.

As MBD creates giveaways, they designed the current site format on their experience as sweepstakes managers. There are five key areas you can sort contests: All, Country, Prizing, Types, and Order By. Then there is a My Contests area, where you save each promotion you want to return to on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The system even counts down the time to your next entry window. No remembering. Plus it disappears when it expires. No organization skills required. As each sweepstakes opens in new window, you can still use RoboForm. Best of all membership is free.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
SHORT RULES: Win one (1) of three (3) $25 Amazon Gift Cards. (ARV $25 USD each.) Open to the United States and Canada. Ends at 11:59 pm ET on Monday, May 25th, 2020. Entries are only accepted in the Rafflecopter widget above.

Have you ever used YoWinner?