Tolerating Sweepstakes and Contests Dry Spells

People enter sweepstakes and contests with high hopes of winning a new car, cash and family vacations. Little prizes keep them going, stoking their hopes for a really big one. But everybody who's been playing sweepstakes and contests for a while hits a dry spell when they can't even win a small prize. This is a real downer, and it takes professional fortitude to get through it.

How To Spot Sweepstakes Scams

Your giveaway dream win can quickly turn into a major hassle if the email announcing you were a winner was actually one of the many sweepstakes scams trying targeting the gullible. Providing your private info to the scammers compounds the problem, and this is technically being “phished,” a victim of identity theft.

Kids Sweepstakes

Many kids sweepstakes are Disney trip and product giveaways, and others promoted by cable TV channels such as Nickelodeon. Kids can win contests promoting vacations for the whole family, toys, free product coupons, gaming systems like Playstation, computers and even time at summer camp.