Sweepstakes are a gamble. They are typically used as a promotion strategy to introduce new products. But if you are lucky, they offer a good chance to make some quick cash and earn grand prizes. There are several sweepstakes available online, that you can participate in. However, it’s impossible to enter all of them. Here’s how to maximize you earning potential from sweepstakes.
1. Google search – Google’s your go to place for all kinds of sweepstakes. It’s a broad search that gives you every type of sweepstake, allowing you to choose what you want.
2. The prize – Instead of only typing “sweepstakes”, narrow you search based on the prize you want to win. Examples include for cars, travels, grocery items. You can also customize you search based on the end date.
3. Sweepstake sites – Like you have coupon sites, there are sites dedicated to sweepstakes. They collect and display information about and links to such contests making it easier for you to choose. They are updated on a daily basis and so give you the most recent.
4. Magazines – There is nothing wrong with the gold old way. Monthly magazines also provide information on the latest sweepstakes and giveaways. Most of the magazines today have an e-version or they manage and operate a website.
5. Stop by at blogs – Bloggers post sweepstakes and contests as a strategy to attract traffic to their platform. Thus, they scour the web for not only the latest but also sweepstakes with grand prizes.
6. Fewer entries – Most participants run for the popular sweepstakes. If you are really looking to raise your chances of winning, go for those that have fewer entries. Some are restricted to specific local areas disallowing people from other states or countries to participate. Sweepstakes are also designed to target a specific gender or age group.
7. Stick by the rules – Every contest has its set of rules. And, if you really want to up your chances of winning the grand prizes they offer, you have to play by the rules. There is no two ways to it. It includes simple things like the maximum number of entries, referrals and ways to get extra chances. Missing out on even one of the rules can get you disqualified.
8. Correct info – All sweepstakes ask you to provide personal information such as your name, email address, street address. Make sure it is accurate and up-to-date. If you do not want to mix sweepstake alerts with your personal messages, you can set up a separate email account.
9. Enter more often – Opt for contests that allow you to enter more often. Contests with bigger sponsors usually allow you to enter once every day. It is sometimes not possible to do so every day due to constraints of time; however, it significantly increases your odds of winning.
10. More prizes – There are sweepstakes that will have just one winner and those that offer multiple prizes. It is obvious that in case of the latter, the prizes will be of a lower value, but you can at least expect to win something. No matter how small, it will motivate you to enter more contests in future.