It’s about to get crazy! Are you ready?

This isn’t a new topic. I write about this topic each year as it can be overwhelming, and I want you to be as prepared as possible.

Sweepstakes Season giveaways are also known as Advent Calendar Sweepstakes because many companies host 12 Days of Giveaways or 24 Days of Giveaways. December 12th is the busiest day because it’s the last day of entries for those that started on December 1st and the first day for those ending on December 24th, hence Double Double Day.

To increase engagement, companies host giveaways across all three main social media channels: Facebook, X, and Instagram. (Sometimes two, cutting out X, which I expect will be more frequent this year.) They are either giving away one prize per platform or one prize from all entries.

It is essential to read the rules to determine:

  • your eligibility,
  • how they are selecting the entries,
  • how many prizes are being given away,
  • and if you have to pick up the prize.

If they do not have proper rules, message them and ask. You can’t afford to waste time entering, especially in December, and take my advice to heart from previous years:

  1. Make a list.
  2. Do what you can.
  3. Let it go.
  4. Prioritize your sweeps.
  5. Choose your channel.
  6. Start stashing in January.

As busy as it gets, this hobby is supposed to be fun, not stressful, so remember to breathe, have fun, and maybe sip on some spiked egg nog while you sweep.