As I have talked about in the last few posts, autumn is here and the holiday shopping season is right around the corner. Every year there are a couple toys that end up being the most popular children’s gift of the season. I remember back when parents were searching high and low for “Tickle Me Elmos”, but not having children myself, this stuff is not usually on my radar. This year however, I stumbled across what might be the toy of the year.
If you haven’t seen a Xeno Monster toy before, it’s really cool. Essentially it’s a completely interactive toy with eight touch sensors and audio inputs that will interact with your kids. They can play different kinds of games with Xeno using a free app. It’s kind of hard to describe all the things this thing can do in a blog post, so check out this video of a couple kids reviewing it:
Pretty neat, eh? I don’t know what this thing is going to cost, but if it is anything like the Tickle Me Elmo fiasco of years past, I’m sure it will be a pretty penny. Today however, I wanted to share a contest to win one of these toys for your kids.
If you’re interested in entering visit: http://www.christmastoysite.com/page/Win-Xeno-the-Monster.aspx
In our last post, we talked about a sweepstakes that might help pay off some of that credit card debt you may have. Today we have another contest which has a similar theme, but instead is aimed at increasing your personal income. Rewarding Essentials is giving away a “Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit Business Builder Giveaway”. The product set is valued at $300 and is intended to get you started in selling essential oil products.
If you’re interested in learning more about Rewarding Essentials, visit their homepage at http://www.rewardingessentials.com
If you would like to enter for your chance to win the business starter kit, check out their Facebook entry page at https://www.facebook.com/rewardingessentials/app_228910107186452
Always always, good luck!
As the holidays approach, wouldn’t it be nice to wipe out some credit card debt ahead of the Christmas shopping season? In the spirit of giving we sometimes overburden ourselves with debt and it compounds as time goes by. Today I found a sweepstakes that might help alleviate some of that pressure.
According to the sweepstakes website:
CardCommercials.com is hosting its first sweepstakes to help people pay off their credit cards. There are four ways to enter, each of which only takes a few seconds. We are offering a $300 cash prize to the winner. The cash prize can be used to help pay down a credit card, take a vacation or whatever you wish. The sweepstakes will run from September 8th, 2014 – October 6th, 2014 and a winner will be chosen on October 7th, 2014. Each person can enter up to four times, once per method. The winner will be notified via the method they used to enter.
If you’re interested in entering, entries can be done through: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and a blog comment at their website.
Visit http://cardcommercials.com/content/contest/ for full details and rules.
It’s June everyone and the summertime is finally upon us. It’s a time for going to the beach, taking a vacation, and generally having a great time after being cooped up all of 2014. Today’s giveaway is for a beautiful Pentax X-5 Digital Bridge Camera. This is a state-of-the-art piece of equipment with 26x optical zoom that will be perfect for taking pictures of the memories you make this summer. The contest is open to age of majority in your locality and a winner will be drawn on June 30th 2014.
For your chance at this great prize visit: https://www.facebook.com/The1ThaiMassage/app_353857011337584
With the summer nearly upon us, there are a lot of great concerts happening and concert tickets are a great prize to win. When most people think of winning concert tickets, they think of entering radio station contests by being caller 9 (or 100… whatever the station chooses). In my book “The Art of Winning Sweepstakes & Contests”, I talked a bit about how I dislike that style of contest. I much rather enter contests through radio station websites, because it is easier and it doesn’t require the time commitment of being by the radio when the chance to call is announced. In addition to this, you might be eligible to enter in multiple markets, but may not get that radio station locally. For instance, if you lived in Boston, but there was a radio station in Springfield giving away tickets, then you probably are eligible to enter based on the state you reside. However, you won’t get the station broadcast locally and streaming a radio station over the internet often has a delay which would kill your chances of calling in at the right time.
Another avenue to go is Facebook or other social media contests. These can be great ones to target, because they are so plentiful. To kick things off I wanted to share this contest which enters you to win tickets to a One Direction contest in either Washington or London. I’m not a a One Direction fan myself, but kids absolutely love this boy band. The rules state that the winning person will get two tickets to the venue of their choice, though travel and accommodations will not be included. All the same, this is an incredible value because these shows often sell out making the tickets potentially very expensive items.
If you would like to enter the contest, head over to:
I’m always on the hunt for new sources of sweepstakes and it seems like places to go for them are constantly changing. This week I came across a new source I wanted to share. It’s called Sweepstakes 13 and it seems they have a huge listing of various sweepstakes. The site is free to register for and the listing options remind me of other sites I have enjoyed over the years.
Sweepstakes 13 breaks out their sweepstakes by expiration date, prize type, and entry frequency primarily. Another feature that will be beneficial to those of you looking for sweepstakes outside of the United States is the “location” listing of contests. It seems like there is a lot of sweepstakes listed for our friends in Canada and the United Kingdom under that category.
Sweepstakes 13 is also running a couple sweepstakes of their own that are worth looking at. The first one is a contest for a $500 gift card that they will be doing every month. The second contest and one that I would really love to win is a trip to Vegas!
You can check out the $500 gift card contest by clicking here and the Vegas trip by clicking here.
Good luck everyone and happy sweeping!
This winter has been long and snow filled for a good chunk of the United States this year. Some of you reading this might be getting even more snow right this moment if you live in the Chicago area. Here in New England it was pushing 60 degrees and I took advantage of it with a nice jog by my local reservoir.
As is evident from the pictures, the landscape is still frozen, but as I jogged in a t-shirt and shorts it was clear to me that Spring is finally on the way. Spring brings some great opportunities to enter various contests. There are many festivals and fairs that take place during this time, which usually feature many local contests. While it’s true that you can get a lot of sales calls by submitting entry forms at these venues, it’s well worth it for the the great odds that such small contests offer. Often times, the prizes are pretty big!
One Spring inspired sweepstakes I thought I’d share with you today is from Carnival Savers. They specialize in helping with the planning of kids carnivals and all the supplies that go along with these events. They are offering a lucky church, school, or other non-profit the chance to win a $250 Kids Carnival Prize giveaway to help with putting on a Spring event for the kids. If this sounds like something that would be benefit you or another organization you’re affiliated with, then you will want to check this contest out.
You can enter via Facebook at: http://woobox.com/idii76
Alternatively, you check out their contest page on their main website at: http://www.carnivalsavers.com/blog/enter-our-spring-carnival-giveaway-250-in-carnival-prizes-for-your-school-or-non-profit-kids-carnival/
Best of lucky and happy sweeping!
Tablet giveaways continue to be all the rage this year. If you haven’t held an iPad mini before, the thing is amazing! Go to any Apple store and you’ll see crowds of folks coveting these expensive little devices. Apple continues to be the best in show and here’s another opportunity for you to win one of your very own. What I like about this contest is that there are multiple ways to win. The best way to maximize your odds in contests like this is to enter in very way you can. I think creative submissions like the the t-shirt competition can be intimidating to some folks, but I’d encourage you to give it a shot. Flexing your artistic muscles can be both fun, as well as profitable!
If you would like a chance to win your own iPad mini, check out: http://www.yugster.com/blog/91-win-an-apple-ipad-mini
Ah, the joys of home ownership. You can’t truly appreciate it until you buy your first home, get everything moved in, and then realize how much is left to be done. I live in a great neighborhood and a wonderful apartment, but it is dated. Very dated. As in, pre-World War II kind of dated. The bathroom is one of these areas that is in need of an upgrade. After a trip down to the local hardware store and the running of a few numbers, I quickly found out that this project (along with my kitchen, which also needs rehab) is going to take a while.
Wouldn’t it be great to win some of the things I need. That’s why I have set out to look for contests that can help me acquire some of the supplies I need. Most sweepers chase money, cars, and vacations. While it might not be in that listed order, it is usually one or all three of those that people most badly want. I on the other hand am more interested in things that I have an immediate need and use for. That is not to say I don’t have a need for money, vacations, or a new car. My point is that I like sweepstakes that offer the best odds. Why chase the same contests that everyone is entering when you could compete for things you have an immediate use for and better odds of winning. It comes down to a time + value + odds equation. I talk in great detail in my eBook, “How to Make Money Winning Sweepstakes and Contests”, about how you should calculate a sound strategy based on the odds in any given contest.
In the spirit of winning my dream bathroom, I found a small contest from Plumbersurplus.com that is giving away a beautiful new faucet. The faucet is by Moen Kingsley and is in brushed nickel, which would look great in my bathroom. The contest has two methods of entry. One is through Facebook and the other is using your email address. It’s open to all 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia to people 18 years or older.
If you would like to try your luck at winning this beautiful piece, enter at: http://www.plumbersurplus.com/sweepstakes.aspx
Contest runs from February 17th 2014 until March 3rd 2014.
As always, best of luck to you all!!!
Continuing on the theme of technology and the greatness of all things mobile, I have another great mobile tablet contest for you all. This one is to win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet. Yugster.com is giving away a tablet to a lucky contestant and there are several ways to maximize your odds.
Tablet contests are all the rage these days and with good reason. Mobile technology is the future of the internet and more of us are using that to access the internet every day. What I would love to see is a Roboform mobile addition or something filling that purpose. Filling in our name, address, and other personal information becomes tiresome on mobile apps. Sometimes it is made easy by Facebook automatically populating information on our behalf, but not always. If anyone reading this is a programmer, let me assure you that there is demand for something like this. Chop, chop, get on it!
If you are interested in winning your very own Google Nexus 7 Tablet, visit: http://www.yugster.com/blog/90-win-a-google-nexus-7