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How to Win Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes are random drawings for attractive prizes sponsored by different organizations to grab attention to their goods. One does not need to purchase anything for entering a sweepstakes despite the common belief that winning is not possible without purchasing the sponsor’s product. Many people do not know that here, purchase is actually prohibited by some laws. Most of the winners of sweepstakes do not buy the product at all and the sponsor is trying to make this known to all in hopes of creating a spirit which says ‘anyone can win fair and square’. Usually, a third party (judging agency) is hired to handle these contests/sweepstakes to guarantee a balanced competition.
Sweepstakes are ubiquitous. If one decides to enter a sweepstakes, he will not have much problem finding it. However, the problem relies on the right choice of sweepstakes (which are heavily promoted in the radio, TV and papers). One should always be careful not to miss any exciting sweepstakes or similar contests. When sitting in front of a TV, he should keep a pen and paper to quickly write down the required information for entering. Likewise, he should seek sweepstakes-offering forms when shopping in a big mall. Then, newspapers (mostly Sundays’) also tell you about these sweepstakes.
Entering a sweep stakes should be preceded by a purchase of cards (3x5), paper (3x5), envelopes (#10 if not smaller), pens and a clipboard. Working on a single job at a time is highly recommended. In addition, one should enter the sweepstakes following the rules precisely. One can also take part in a lot of sweepstakes online. Although one has to subscribe to an online service, he can save money since there is no postage cost involved. The only major demerit of online sweepstakes is time. It takes a considerable amount of time to track down sweepstakes to ender. Many of these online sweepstakes do not have a deadline and they offer less attractive prizes. Most of them are limited to merely one entry per person which rules out any possibility of multiple entries. Online sweepstakes are being offered in increased numbers now-a-days. Companies are perceiving sweepstakes a decent way to tempt people to register, give a referral and fill out a survey in their website in order to enter. Although there are no hard and fast rules regarding which sweepstakes to take part in, it is usually wise to try some and avoid others, judging by their traits. Read on.
Although entering as many as sweepstakes as one can find might make some sense, being selective skyrockets the probable success rate. Entering several sweepstakes copious times is much better than entering copious sweepstakes one time each. Getting the odds in one’s favor is the best chance to win, statistically. In general, one should definitely try those sweepstakes which are technically more favorable. Firstly, one should go for those which have numerous valuable prizes. It is pretty obvious since the more these prizes are in numbers, the better chance one has of winning. Another prospective sweepstakes is the one shown in radios and TV. Since it is tough to remember those quick instructions on the TV, the number of contestants usually does not go up that much. One can certainly take advantage of this by using a VCR. Taking part in local sweepstakes is another good idea as the entries there are far less compared to a nationally promoted sweepstakes. As an icing on cake, very attractive prizes are offered by a few of those local sweepstakes. Sweepstakes that are restricted to a targeted audience (a certain age group, for instance) could also prove to be lucky for an individual. Last but not least, there are the second chance drawings which might seem unlikely at first, but actually is worth giving a shot. Most of the time, prizes like instant-win or college-and-win go unclaimed where sponsors offer a second chance drawing in the game section of the sweepstakes. This could work big time since many people do not bother to enter the second chance drawing for the prizes that were not claimed previously. One is also encouraged to enter a contest if he is good in freehand writing or cooking as these contests have far less entries than sweepstakes. However, these skill contests, most of the time, requires a purchase.
Both general and online sweepstakes are gaining mass popularity day by day. One should act smart while participating in these sweepstakes in order to increase their chance of winning.
About the Author: The Author of this article plays online sweepstakes.You can get more information on sweepstakes on his website.