A Look Back: Entering Sweepstakes In 2002

It has been more than 10 years since I began entering online sweepstakes and contests, and a lot has changed since the first time I tried it. Even though I took many breaks from this hobby, my commitment to it is solid. I was able to witness many changes over the past 10 years, and will talk about...

Do You Care What People Think Of Your Sweepstakes Hobby?

The word seems to be spreading “out there” that most sweepstakes and contests are legitimate and not “a scam” as generally believed years ago. Blame the popularity of social media for this. It seems that every large company has a fan page and is running a sweepstakes these days. When...

How Sweepstakes Administrators Should Notify Winners

Let’s say you’re running your own sweepstakes or contest, and you’ve picked a winner. Now what? You’ve got to notify the lucky winner, and hopefully get a response in case you need shipping info or whatever. Most sweepstakes administrators prefer to notify winners using email. If you...

Sweepstakes And Contests In 2013 And Beyond

Sweepstakes and contests have always evolved. With the popularity of the Internet these changes seem to be happening much quicker. If you should stop entering giveaways for a few weeks or more, and then return to it, you’d likely see subtle changes to the hobby in the interim. With this in mind, here...
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