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.

Sweepstakes And Contests By Month

If you are a veteran at entering sweepstakes and contests, you already know they're cyclical — running on a holiday schedule throughout the year. For those unacquainted with contests and giveaways, here's a basic rundown on how the sweepstakes and contests schedule looks by the month.

Family Vacation Sweepstakes

It's great winning a family vacation sweepstakes and working with marketing companies that help you book a trip win for yourself and the kids. While the majority of vacation giveaways are intended for two people, many sponsors of food sweepstakes and Disney, Inc. run family vacation sweepstakes.