Flying First Class For Fifty Cents

The USPS unveiled their Five Year Business Plan entitled "Plan to Profitability".  Under this plan we can expect to shell out 50 cents for every sweepstakes entry we mail, if the proposal takes effect.  Of course, many of us sweepers are like squirrels, hoarding our collection of "forever stamps" like walnuts for the long winters of postage stamp increases.  But, does it makes sense to purchase all these forever stamps since sweepstakes with a mail-in entry option becoming fewer and farther between? Possibly.  Let's say that there is a sweepstakes with three methods of entry-online, text, and mail-in. Most people will probably enter via online or text, with a much smaller portion entering by mail, especially if postage costs half a buck for an entry to be mailed (unless you were one of the aforementioned fiscally savvy squirrels)!

Entry Pool Example:

Online: 45%

Text:    45%

Mail:    10%

At this point, it's all speculation on how entries are drawn.  It depends entirely on each judging agency.  Do they assign a specific number to all entries and then draw a winner, not so good for the snail mailer, or do they they choose a third of entries by each method of entry, hooray! for the snail mailer-smart move squirrel!  Be smart, read the official rules.  Weigh your options for entering sweepstakes by mail when there are other modes of entry.  Think smart and win often!

Be like a squirrel girl...


Taco Bell Unlock The Frustration-PS VITA

I was reading a post by Tyler Schirado at GameRant about the PS VITA promotion Taco Bell is sponsoring and how easy it was to win a prize by simply copying the winning URL extension and texting it.  Hopefully Taco Bells get's this corrected and sends the cheaters scuttling home without a coveted PS VITA prize. Read more of Tyler's post.




If you use your SHAZAM app on your smart phone during the Super Bowl tomorrow, you could get find yourself and a friend each sitting behind the wheel of a brand new Toyota Camry!  


Found out abut this cool sweepstakes from Wireless and Mobile News


Where Is the Love? General Growth Properties

Find some sweepstakes love! Grab your smartphone and head out to the mall!  Locate and scan love-themed QR codes hidden throughout participating GGP malls for a chance to win $10 Shop Etc. Mall Gift Cards and a chance to win the Grand Prize-A trip to Kauai, Hawaii!




Cheers, California Sweepers-Prohibiton May Soon Be Over!

A new bill is going through the California legislature that could effectively end the ban on alcoholic beverage makers' sweepstakes for the state.  The time has come for sweepers in California to uncork, er, uncap your Sharpie, pick up a phone and call, email emotionally with emoticons, or go see your assemblymen in person and let your voice be heard.

Bill Information:
SB 778

How to locate your Representative:

May we all, very soon, raise a glass of Chardonnay and toast our fellow Californian sweepers, waving that "all-expenses-paid trip" affidavit from Gallo.



Year of The Dragon Stamp Sweepstakes

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, I'm giving away 4 sheets of Year of the Dragon (forever) stamps!  Each sheet of stamps is valued at $5.40.  It's easy to enter using Rafflecopter below.  Four people each will win one sheet of twelve stamps.

Who couldn't use a few lucky stamps on their winning sweepstakes envelopes? 

Sweepstakes begins 01.29.2012
Sweepstakes ends 02.29.2012

USA only

Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Never forget another event again with Google Calendar

If you enter sweepstakes that have restrictions, such as one entry per week, month, quarter, etc, it can be hard to remember when you last entered.  I rely on my Google calendar for reminders now.  It's very easy to use.  Let's say, for example, that I find a great weekly sweepstakes, cool!  I don't want to miss out on this one!  I open my calendar, click create event, add whatever information I want into the calendar, I usually just add the link I need for the sweepstakes in that field.  There is also an area for notes, etc.  I choose when I want to be reminded, the frequency I want to be reminded, and when I want this series to conclude.  With my Google Calendar , I never miss entering restricted sweepstakes anymore, and I win more prizes that I really want!  Try it for yourself; best of all it's free!



Albert Nobbs Sweepstakes

Award-winning actress Glenn Close plays a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland.  The kicker for me is Sinead O'connor is on the soundrack!  Hear "Lay Your Head Down".

Enter here to win a 4 day/3 night trip for two to New York City. Hotel and airfare provided by Funjet
Vacations and Sheraton Hotel & Towers.

:: Roadside Attractions - Theatrical Film/Movie Distribution Company based in Los Angeles, CA ::


Conduit-Mobile World Conference 2012 Barcelona


Exciting information on the Mobile World Conference is here.

Entry via Twitter



Tweet: Using the tweet below add why you want to attend MWC...it's Barcelona, isn't that good enough?

Fly me to #MWC12 because ___ @condit #ConduitMWC12




"You Can Get It If You Really Want"

I often find myself singing aloud, or, as it may be, humming, if anyone is within earshot, per my vocal coach's advice, Jimmy Cliff's "You Can Get It If You Really Want" while entering sweepstakes, or just about anytime the mood engages me to let loose and belt out those positively rhapsodic lyrics.  Whether sitting at my computer, my chunky fingers somewhat nimbly typing on the keyboard, clack, clack, clack, clickety, clack, clack..., scanning a QR code into my smartphone at Victoria's Secret, "Uh, ma'am, I'm really not a pervert, I'm just entering this sweepstakes, see, look, don't call security", texting special codes to well-loved sponsors via SMS, or gasp!, actually sitting at my sweepstakes office/closet-think Virgina Woolf's "A Room of One's Own", hand writing entries and envelopes to be delivered by the good old USPS, Jimmy Cliff is with me. 

Future posts on my site will include:
  • Posting sweepstakes that i find interesting
  • News about this wonderful hobby
  • Methods of entering sweepstakes
  • Surveys-I value your opinion
  • Essays and musings of well, about me and sweepstakes, of course!

With literally thousands of sweepstakes being offered, i know that if i try, try and try, I'll succeed at last.  
I know you will too!