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Sweeps Success Story: Dr. Oz Winners

by Freebies4Mom on November 9, 2010 12:30 pm

I’ll be the first to tell you I’m not a fan of time-sensitive giveaways like the Dr. Oz Giveaways on November 2 but I still have to tell you about them because I know a lot of my readers can with them! Due to high traffic on time-sensitive giveaways there are often technical problems.ย  Sometimes you even win and you don’t even know it!

Here is Betsie’s “Sweeps Success Story”:

“I actually commented on the Dr. Oz giveaways saying that I was glad I didn’t spin my wheels over it given that I had spent half the day already trying to get the Today show deals that morning – well, when I first entered my info on the Sketchers giveaway it told me sorry, but I wasn’t one of the first 800. ย At 4:58 this afternoon as I was shutting down my computer at work I got an email saying I *was* one of the first 800! I’ve already ordered the shoes (they gave us a coupon code to make them free online) and can’t wait for them to come. ย Thanks SO much for telling us about all these things – I’ve never won anything in my life, I’m so excited!-Betsie

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{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

Colleen November 9, 2010 at 12:48 pm

My first big win! I recently won the $500 Target gift card from the Barilla mealtime moments sweepstakes. I got an email that I just about sent to the trash because it looked suspicious, but then I read that it was a prize “fulfillment”! Yippee! Christmas is going to be a lot lighter on the wallet this year!

I also won a one month supply of Pillsbury Toaster Strudels from their instant win and yesterday, the UPS man dropped off a box from the Outdoor Channel. Inside the box was a bbgun scabbert/case and scope. My husband was pretty excited because we had recently bought a bb gun.

Even though I won this back in August, I just received my grill basket from the “I Can’t Believe its Not Butter” sweepstakes-very good quality, excited to use next summer!

I’m definitely going to keep entering sweepstakes, its a fun hobby!

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Kristi November 9, 2010 at 12:48 pm

I got an email from Target last night telling me I won the Dr Oz $50 gift card. I forgot all about it. What a nice surprise. This will come in handy for Christmas shopping.

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Holly November 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I agree w/Colleen. I’ve just been entering sweeps, mostly instant win, for about two months. I haven’t spent too much time on it, but I do enter consistently, and I’ve won Barnes & Noble gift cards, a Sears gift card, REI long underwear (sounds funny, but is really nice!), ballet tickets, and yesterday I found out that I won one of the Dr. Oz $50 Target cards! On top of that, I’ve won a lot of of little things like Halls Drops, a stuffed animal, a book, a scrapbooking kit, etc. It is fun, and it makes checking the mail even better.

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rachael November 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I got an email yesterday that I had won a $50 gift card, Thanks for posting this!

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eunice b November 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I’m with the other ladies about receiving a confirmation email that we won the $50 Target gift card…this is such a blessing, and I didn’t spend too much time on Dr Oz, but did check back to see if Target had loaded later in the afternoon. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Esbe Chic November 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I won the shoes too!!!!

i was sooo stoked!

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Allyson November 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I won the $50 Target gift card.. Super excited!!!

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Amanda November 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm

I also tried to win the Dr.Oz sketcher shoes and was told I was not one of the lucky 800 winners. To my surprise I received and email this past weekend telling me I had one a pair of those shoes. I can’t wait to get my shoes.

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Julie November 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm

I won the free 90 day membership to 24 Hour Fitness on the Dr. Oz website. I was sooo excited, but that didn’t last for long, when I realized we didn’t have a 24 Hour Fitness any where near where I live. The closest one is 2 hours away. Oh well, I can at least say I won something….I guess?

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katie November 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Got an e-mail yesterday saying I won Target also it was my B-day nice gift.

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Donna November 9, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I also got an email that said I won a 50.00 gift card. This will really come in handy during the holidays.

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Meghan November 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I also got an email yesterday saying I won the $50 Target GC! I was so excited after I had spent over an hour trying to get the page to load! Persistance really does pay off when it comes to these kinds of giveaways! With a baby due in the next few weeks, this GC will really come in handy! Thanks F4M for all you do!!!

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Kate November 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Last week was a pretty good week for me- I won a Stainless Steel cookware set, a $500 travel voucher, and the Sketchers- all contests I found directly or indirectly from freebies4mom!

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Scott Carroll November 9, 2010 at 2:03 pm

When trying to enter the Dr Oz give aways, the screen kicked back with Sorry all 800 pairs are gone… I had initially gotten in before 3PM and knew that this had to be wrong. I entered with my wifes info and then with mine. Both times it kicked back Sorry all 800 are gone! Oh well I tried. Imagine our surprise last week when she got the email saying Congratulations you won a pair of Sketchers!… She ordered hers and we were happy. To my additional surprise, I also won a pair. We were super lucky, we won 2 of the 800. We didn’t do any good on any of the others, but that is okay! Thanks Freebies 4 Mom!

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Shannon November 9, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Congratulations to all…I too was on the Sketchers website well before 3 p.m. My entry kept getting kicked back telling me I had entered the wrong captcha, which I didn’t do. This happened about 4 times before I finally got the screen saying I wasn’t one of the 800. Congratulations again to all the winners.

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Anissa November 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I heard about the Dr Oz giveaways about 30 minutes before they started and decided to try for the Target GC (much better odds I figured) and the hotel stay. A minute before the start I refreshed both screens and noticed the Target one seemed to be having difficulty so I clicked over the the hotel page and suddenly saw the form! I quickly filled it in (auto fill in/memory) and clicked submit and saw the message that I was one of the 300 to get it! A few minutes later I had two emails stating that I would be hearing from them in a few weeks, and earlier last week I got the confirmation number for redeeming my points! This came at a perfect time as my father was recently hospitalized and had multiple brain surgeries and that meant I was unable to redeem my biggest win to date (a trip to NY) as it was set to expire, so a hotel stay took the sting off a little. Thanks so much for posting it!

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MaryEllen November 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm

When all the giveaways went live I noticed that the Target gift card and the Skechers pages were loading really slowly, but that the hotel stay was coming up really fast. I tried for that one and got it! Yay!

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Mama bear November 9, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I was hoping that I would get an e-mail saying I won a Target gift card! Congrats to those who did! I did receive the MegaRed Omega-3 capsules in the mail yesterday! I had no idea I even won those.

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Maria November 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Thank you! My 1st winning sweeps! ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t know I won the $50 Target card ’til I read your post today about the Sketchers winner so I decided to check my e-mail. I had to do a search for all “Target” mails and whee, I got a congratulations email from them yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again for posting!

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Judy November 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Really wanted the sketchers can’t afford to pay that much for them got my info in very fast hit submit got error try again ,three times I filled it all out then it said sorry all gone.was disappointed but tried for Target card went right through and got email yesterday saying I had won . I am very excited.Thanks for keeping us informed.

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Jennifer November 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I agree these short-term opportunities can be a pain, but this one wasn’t too bad since they had many giveaways going at the same time it split the traffic up a bit. I won a Target GC and just wish I had it in hand already as I need to go there soon and take advantage of a few deals. : )

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lisa November 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I had the same thing happen to me with the shoes. I entered early and it said that all 800 were gone but then I got the email saying I won them as well! So, thank you!

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Jasmine D. November 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I just received my confirmation e-mail that I won the $50 Target gift card from Dr. Oz show. I was super excited!! I’m a single mom on a tight budget, so I’ll be able to get my toddler some Christmas toys. I entered some of the other sweeps and won halls drops and 1 year of PostEgram from QuikenLoans.

I check in daily for freebies and now sweeps.

thanks Heather for a fun and great website!

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MP November 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

I agree with Heather I am not a big fan of these time sensitive giveaways.
They always crash and I filled out the forn and submitted immediately at 2pm and got an error message
Those are 4 the birds!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Karen November 9, 2010 at 5:15 pm

My only complaint on these is it seems to favor those with the best internet connections. Mine is in the medium range but I really feel for those who still have dial-up.

Also I think they should have a limit of one win per mailing address to spread the wealth. On the Dr Oz giveaway I heard of someone who won 4 of the different prizes and 2 of the same prize even. I couldn’t even get any of the pages to load. After almost an hour and a half I got the MegaRed page to load. I still dont know if I won that. It said I had already won so I dont know if it went through or not. Good thing I took a screenshot just in case.

Congrats to those who did win!

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haely November 9, 2010 at 5:40 pm

I also won the free 90 day membership to 24 Hour Fitness nothing else from that givaway and also found out the closest one was an hour and a half away ๐Ÿ™ so that was not good, BUT 2 days ago I won an Xbox from Burger king so I’m very happy now.

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Kelly November 9, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I won the shoes as well and ordered them! Cant wait to get them. :O))

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Kathy K November 9, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I guess I pulled the hat trick of Dr Oz giveaways. A few minutes prior to 3pm I happen to refresh the Sketchers page just to see the form pop up, so I submitted my info.. then going back to Freebies4mom’s page I put in my information for the Eye Exam and behold had a PDF pop up to print for it. This is great because I have no eye coverage and really need an exam to see if my glasses need to be changed. About a half hour into the whole ordeal I kept watching people say the Target site kept saying come back at 3pm Tuesday… so figuring I have nothing to lose I started trying to put in for that, at about a quarter to 4 it finally let me submit my information. I too got the email that I was one of the first 5000 for the Target Card. Last Tuesday was a good day for me!!

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Dianna November 10, 2010 at 6:18 am

wow congrats to all of you, that giveaway stunk for me- but I’m not bitter, lol, it happens, and I know people who did win, like so many of you and that’s a blessing for them, and who am I to begrudge other people happy stuff?? Besides, I have my days, that day just clearly WAS NOT one of them, lol…but again, congratulations to those of you that did win!

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shannon November 10, 2010 at 7:08 am

I also won the $50 target gift card. I really wanted the shape ups too but I was so dead set on the gift card that I didn’t bother checking any of the other links. Today I also won a $25 Little Ceasars gift card. Before this my biggest win was a $50 set of new make-up from covergirl

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Holly November 10, 2010 at 7:40 am

I somehow got in for the shoes & and free hotel room stay. It was a pain and had to refresh a lot..never could get the Target contest to load, I ended up refreshing one last time on it at 4 pm and left the room..came back and the form was loaded! but when I clicked submit it said they were all gone, I was out of the room too long ๐Ÿ™ Well at least I got something!

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Paula November 10, 2010 at 8:03 am

I got my email on Monday letting me know I won the $50 Target Gift Card. I was thrilled! It will definitely come in handy for Christmas shopping (or maybe something for myself). Thanks again! I love your site.

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JACKIE November 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

I was on that site the day of the promotion and it was so confusing i signed up on the sketchers site that day but i was confused i didnt know where to enter what to enter.

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Kelly November 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

When did you all find out about the hotel stay with Dr. Oz.? I was told that I was one of the ones that won but I haven’t received any email yet.

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Sarah M. November 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I had my husband diligently refreshing his Web browser the day of the Dr. Oz giveaways. He got an e-mail yesterday stating that he won the $50 Target card! Very exciting. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks.

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Jenny M. November 11, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I just wanted to say thank you…I hadn’t had time to check my emails for awhile and i just so happened to open your email the day of the Dr. Oz giveaway and was at work so I had to be a little sneaky to try to win. I too had trouble pulling up the page…actually the target page didn’t load up for me until after 3pm so you can guess my surprise when I saw a winning email from target.com. I screamed so loud, I scared my 3 year old to death! I never win anything. So thank you…I wouldn’t have heard about it on my own.

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Shawna Pence November 13, 2010 at 9:59 am

I won the sketchers shoes from Dr OZ give away. I was excited!

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Holly S. November 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm

A couple nights ago I won a PS3 pack from the MyCokeRewards sweep. I was so excited and even more so when I learn that my kit comes WITH the Play Station console and all the extra goodies. Hopefully my husband can teach me how to use it now. lol

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Laura November 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I didn’t think I had won anything but the free Pearle Eye Exam.
A couple days after the contest, I got an email saying I had won the Skechers, and a few days ago I received a bottle of MegaRed.
What a great surprise!

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Tiffany L. November 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

i just got my $50 target gift card in the mail today. thanks again, heather!

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Christine Jensen November 18, 2010 at 10:12 am

I won a $100 Cabellas gift card in the Gear up for Outdoors Sweepstakes last night! It is supposed to arrive by email in the next 10 days….so awesome because my son wants an airsoft gun for Christmas and now I can get him one!

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Glam November 21, 2010 at 1:14 am

I won the $50 gift card to Target and got it in the mail Wednesday!!!

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Kim November 27, 2010 at 8:35 am

Thanks so much for posting all of these contests…. I play daily, I even have my 2 year old in on the action. (She loves all of the interactive ones and she points to the various pictures and helps me choose which one to pick.) Today we were going through the normal bunch and I WON THE GIFT OF GAMING!!!!! PS3 prize pack. I can’t even contain myself. I went running, laptop in hand to my hubby in the front yard. I was screaming and jumping and causing such a comition that my neighbor blowing leaves actually came running over to see what was going on. I’m thrilled and I wanted to thank you for helping to make my day!

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Sandy O November 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

Thank you so much for your site! I know it’s a cliche- but I never win anything! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t say this any more because of your site!
Yesterday I found out I won Loveable Labels and today, while I finally had a moment of peace from my 3 year old and 7 month old, I played the Burger King Xbox sweeps and WON! Amazing! My husband is finally a believer and promised not to give me a hard time for “wasting my time” any more! Happy Holidays!

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ShellB January 17, 2011 at 11:49 am

Yes, you have heard it before…I never win anything!!! Until I found Freebies4Mom!!! I cannot tell you how its the little things in life that please me…LOl!! I won the toaster strudel, and today I won a $50.00 Quantum Rewards Mastercard through Dentyne….woo-hoo!!! Thank you so much for your site…you make all of us HAPPY!!!

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Heather January 17, 2011 at 11:51 am

Thanks for encouraging everyone and congratulations on your recent wins!

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