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2 Freebies4Mom Readers $5,000 Richer

by Freebies4Mom on March 19, 2009 2:21 pm

I shared a new sweepstakes with Sweeties Sweeps one day, and the next day she won $5,000 instantly the second day she played it! Of course she is an expert at playing and winning sweepstakes, but I feel like I had a little bit to do with it since I’m the one who first told her that the Burger King BK Big Shots Instant Win sweepstakes existed. Then I heard from Hannah, one of my readers who heard about Sweeties Sweeps through reading Freebies4Mom. Guess what? Hannah won $5,000 also in the same sweepstakes! So there you go, my readers really are lucky! I helped two of my readers each win $5,000.

It’s true! Here’s Wendy’s story about how I helped her find this sweepstakes earlier than she would have otherwise. She goes into more detail about her winning story at Sweeties Sweeps and has a wonderful conclusion about how giving is rewarding.

“Heather sent this sweepstakes to me on March 10 in the evening so I decided to post it the next day on my site, Sweeties Sweeps. When I post a sweeps I always check it out and enter it at least once. I was writing up the rules for my site on one window and entering on the other window. It was around 4:30 am and I couldn’t see straight at that point. I had to blink a couple of times and really think about what was happening because all the screen said was “Congratulations, you are an instant winner“. It didn’t say what I won so I didn’t know. I knew I had won either the $5,000 AMEX card or the $5,000 trip to Florida because they were the only prizes being given away. It took 24 hours before I got the confirmation email that told me I won the $5,000 AMEX card. I just received it today and I’m SO happy.


Freebies4Mom and Sweeties Sweeps made a good team. Heather and I help each other find winnable sweeps and valid free offers. We share both with each other. If Heather hadn’t shared this particular sweepstakes with me I wouldn’t have won. Oh, the power of teamwork. Thanks Heather! You’re the best!” -Wendy

I wanted to share Hannah’s story with you so we can all congratulate here and with hope it will inspire you! She just started blogging at Frugally Farming Family

“By now everyone has heard of sweepstakes and people winning big. Until recently, I did not believe it would be possible for me to win anything more than a coupon for something free. Little did I know, I was going to win one of the grand prizes in a sweepstakes.

In January a friend of mine was talking about how she went to CVS and spent $0.64 and saved over $200 in one trip! I thought that was amazing. She mentioned a blog which helped her find her deals, so I went home to check out the blog. I had tried couponing before, but it seemed too time consuming as I am a home school mom of six (ages 4 months to 7 years!), and we also have a small farm! The first week I started, it was actually triple coupon week at one of my local grocery stores. Unfortunately, at that time I could not find a blog with deals for that store, so I did the deals myself. I ended up spending less than $45 for well over $300 worth of name brand groceries. Granted, it is not as good as my friend did with her $0.64 trip, but I thought I did well for a beginner.

After that week I was hooked! I started looking for more blogs and more deals. That particular week there was a bloggy giveaway carnival which is how I discovered Freebies4Mom. I started looking at her site and found a post about the”10 Most Winnable Sweeps.” I thought I would try them and see if I could win. At the time I was not consistent in entering. After a few weeks, I finally won an instant win game. The prize was a coupon worth $4 for a free product. A few days after that, Freebies4Mom had a post about how to win sweeps with a link to Sweeties Sweeps. I began looking over her site and reading her tips as well as following her tips for winning.

Until late last week I did not believe it was possible to win a very big prize. On Wednesday of last week, I entered the sweepstakes mentioned on Heather’s and Wendy’s blogs as I have been doing every morning. However, I was only entering the sweepstakes that were listed as “the most winnable” sweepstakes. I decided to look at some of the other sweepstakes. I saw the one for Burger King. I read Sweetie’s post on how to enter and decided to enter. I registered and requested the free entry codes through email. I immediately received the email and entered the first code. Upon pressing enter the screen said I was a winner, and they would contact me within 48 hours to tell me how to claim my prize. I honestly thought I had probably just won a value meal or a Burger King Whopper. The next day, I received an email that I had won a $5000 Value American Express Card with instructions on how to claim my prize. I thought it must be a scheme, and that I would still have to go through a drawing and was only a potential winner. I called my husband and read the email to him. He encouraged me to call the number in the email. I called and left a message, but she returned my call within fifteen minutes. She said I had indeed won, and all I had to do w
as to sign the papers and get a notary signature. She said I could even fax or scan and email the information to her and encouraged me to do whatever was easiest for me to get it in by the deadline. I went Friday morning and had the paper work notarized. I emailed the paperwork on Friday afternoon. On Monday, I received my prize via Fed-Ex!

I am just your every day ordinary person. As I already said, I am a stay at home, homeschooling mother with six children ages 7, 6, 5, 3, 2, and 4 months. We have a small farm where we raise beef and have a vegetable garden. My husband is a Project Manager for a tool and die Company. We are just ordinary people living an ordinary life. God has blessed us. We have also learned winning is possible. Although I have not decided what to spend the money on at this point, we can definitely use the money. Thanks so much Freebies4Mom and Sweeties Sweeps helping others win!” -Hannah

Go play those sweeps with Freebies4Mom and sweeps with Sweeties Sweeps! Learn more about frugal living from Hannah at Frugally Farming Family.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

John March 30, 2009 at 6:45 pm

This is a responce for Natalie. Try copy and pasting the code into the box. I have no problem doing it that way. Good Luck


Anonymous March 26, 2009 at 8:50 am

Heather, I enter about 20 sweeps a day. I have not won anything yet, but…..I keep on thinking positive. I am a laid off grandma and could use some cash. I will hang in there and thank you and Sweetie for the fun sweeps.


Anonymous March 24, 2009 at 3:36 pm

I personally don’t like sweeties sweeps because I thing she is trying to copy you with her new “sweeties swag”So I no longer visit that site.Rhonda


Natalie March 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm

I am super glad for a HS mom to win such a great deal. HS on one income is always a challenge, extra money is a huge blessing. But I have a question about the sweeps: odd that the last digit of the code is not displaying, so it only allows 6 digits. How is one supposed to enter the sweeps? Doesn’t make sense to me? I know it’s not my comp. I tried 3 different codes and the last digit or letter just doesn’t type no matter what. And it’s supposed to be a 7 digit code, but only 6 type in. ANyone has had this problem?


frugalfarmfamily March 21, 2009 at 11:43 am

Hey, Heather! Thanks for the post! It looks great! I have been sending a lot of people to your blog both through email and my blog. I really appreciate your site! I am so thankful for my win! Hannah


Lea Ann March 20, 2009 at 10:47 am

Thanks for posting such a great story about REAL winners. So, even though I couldn’t win a dang jar of Pace Picante sauce I’m happy that these moms won some big money and maybe I’ll just keep trying!


Renee' Simmons March 20, 2009 at 5:46 am

This is totally awesome! Congrats to the winners! And to having a great blog!


John March 20, 2009 at 3:28 am

Thanks to Sweetie for posting the My Coke Under the Cap Sweepstakes. I have won TWO $20 debit cards. Feb. 24th and Mar. 18th.


Anonymous March 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Its so good to see average everyday people win these sweepstakes, it makes me believe that one day I can do the same.


Mom is Broke March 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Just wanted to let you know I gave you an award. you can head here to grab it!


Christina March 19, 2009 at 5:43 pm

What inspiring stories! Makes me realize I should pay more attention to those sweeps!


Wendy (Sweetie) March 19, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Hi Heather, isn’t it amazing how working together can do so much good. I have readers that tell me everyday that they have won something because of my site. I love helping people win. I am especially glad that Hannah won the $5,000. Wendy


Nellie Butler March 19, 2009 at 4:40 pm

I’m pretty new to couponing on the internet, and felt pretty good about finding this site. I don’t know about doing sweeps, but it certainly looks like it has paid off for these guys. Congratulations!


Angie Marion March 19, 2009 at 2:50 pm

I know… isn’t it great?! Wendy has taught me alot and now that I found you, I’m going to stop by more often!


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