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Sweeps Tip: Have a Winning Attitude

by Freebies4Mom on December 2, 2010 12:30 pm

Sweepstakes are games of chance where many will enter and few will win. Some of my readers have fun playing the daily “Sweeps 4 Mom” for a chance to win something. It is a commitment of your time to play sweepstakes and only you can determine if it’s worth your time to enter them. If you are easily frustrated, have an unrealistic expectation of winning on a regular basis, or you are simply short on time then I do not recommend playing the daily sweepstakes.  I post a variety of freebies, coupons and deals with the hope that you’ll find something that interested you. I help people win the sweeps simply by telling them which ones have the most or best prizes.  And I remind them to play daily just like I do.

Recently there was an amazing opportunity to win an XBox from Burger King and over 218 of my readers won.  I played every day, and even in the middle of the night on some days.  I did not win, but I had fun trying.  I’m not disappointed because I have a winning attitude:  “I will win a great prize eventually!”  I don’t know when, but as long as I’m having fun trying I will keep playing.  And of course I love to hear what you’re winning!  So when you feel frustrated or let down when you don’t win, please remember to have a winning attitude.

For more winnable sweeps and to learn strategies to help you win, go visit Sweeties Sweeps to play and win!

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Jacqueline October 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm

sweetsies sweeps costs money and Im a single parent of 2, full time student as well as my mom’s Homecare provider because she has stage 3B Lung Cancer, I cannot spare much money & I cannot spare the $25 on a chance I may win something.

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Tiffany December 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Well said. And I love that you kept the post open…..kept me playing seeing all the other winners that you had! Plus I had so much joy for all the people who were soooo happy when they won. I played the entire month from day one and I won with only 3 days left. I would not have kept playing had I not seen all the other winners. Thanks so much!

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Dianna December 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I feel similar to you~ I just KNOW that I’ll win something sometime, lol. I don’t know what or when but I enjoy the hobby and I enjoy the anticipation of the possibility of winning- so for me it’s fun, it’s harmless, it costs me just a bit of time and one day it might REALLY be cool if I’m patient and persistent enough:)

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Jay December 3, 2010 at 10:47 am

I did have a winning attitude. It was fun to try to win Hubby joked that he would never complain about the time I spend entering giveaways if I won the Xbox. Darn-i didn’t win:)

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Tammy December 3, 2010 at 10:02 am

I just have the trill of trying, and it’s always fun to win too.. But only some can so good luck too all 🙂

Merry CHRISTmas…..

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Melissa P. @Mel4Him December 3, 2010 at 8:41 am

You are so right Heather. I didn’t win either but I know there will be more opportunities for other contests at other times. Take for instance the contest I did just won. It was for a Tamron DSLR Camera Lens that has a ARV of $449. The contest was run on the Digital Photo Magazine site. I never thought in a million years that I would win but I got the Congrats email last night. You just never know. The more you play and enter, the more your chances are of winning. I’m loving it!

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debbie russell December 3, 2010 at 8:32 am

I have been playing the sweepstakes from Heather now for about 6 months. I have won several times and was a grand prize winner in the Tornado game. Heather’s site is one I really trust and can count on getting a reply from her for any question that I may have even though it may be a dumb one.
I apreciate everything she does from saving every penny to winning. I did not win the X-box but that is ok. Thanks Heather!!!!!

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AVM December 3, 2010 at 7:11 am

I think the posting of winners caused a winning frenzy and as a result stirred up some disappointment in your readers. I enjoy visiting your website daily, but during that xbox sweep, I stopped visiting and went over to sweeties site. I liked the way she shut off her comment section for that sweep and didn’t make a big deal about it. The xbox sweep was treated like all the other sweeps she lists.
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I agree with Susan. I love your site, but that whole XBox episode created some very unrealistic expectations and frustrations from many people. You almost made people believe they were going to win no matter what, and setting up false expectations like that is not nice, even if the intentions are good. What people don’t realize is the more hoopla being created by you for your 100K fans, the less chance everyone has of winning when so many more people are playing. Hope you take this in the right spirit for future sweeps – just a gentle criticism and I really still enjoy your site

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Anja December 2, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Very well put, Heather. You give us all a great opportunity to win. I haven’t won any big prizes, but I appreciate the ones I have won…like diapers last week! Thanks for all you do!

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Susan December 2, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I think the posting of winners caused a winning frenzy and as a result stirred up some disappointment in your readers. I enjoy visiting your website daily, but during that xbox sweep, I stopped visiting and went over to sweeties site. I liked the way she shut off her comment section for that sweep and didn’t make a big deal about it. The xbox sweep was treated like all the other sweeps she lists.

Now that the xbox winning frenzy is over, I’m back enjoying your website.

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Heather December 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm

well said Heather! i never win on sweeps, so when i won the xbox i literally feel off my chair!!! thank you so much for your site and i keep telling all my friends about it 🙂

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Tiffany December 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Great post to remind everyone to stay positive and have fun….Thanks all you can do……I also try to play every evening when the kids go to sleep…..I play all the ones you post….I have won a few things some halls and some toaster strudels…and just the other night I won the $250 visa gift card from Tree Top!!!
Thank you Heather for all YOUR hard work to keep up this awesome website!!!!

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Betty December 2, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I play when I have time. I will go days, even weeks w/o playing sometimes. If I win something I don’t need at the time, I will give it away to whomever needs/wants it ie. the Picaboo free 50 cards. I almost always never win the things I really want/need 🙁 I (my kids) really wanted me to win the Xbox, which I didn’t. The bright side is, I don’t have to buy the $50 games for it like I have to for our wii.

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Kimberly M December 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm

I recently won a Pillow Pet (something that my daughter has been driving me crazy for) on another blog’s giveaway. That was enough for me!! It’ll put a smile on her face for her birthday and “hopefully” end the daily “MOMMY I WANT THAT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE” every time she sees one…lol.

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CJ December 2, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I think I could be the only entry in a contest and still not win! I am the unluckiest person ever! I just dont have the patience to try every day and not get anything. I want to win the Toaster Streudels so badly!!

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Heather D December 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I have had many sweeps pass by that I didn’t win, even when it seems everyone else did. However, I know that I have also gotten very lucky too! We have to remember that it is free to play these games and it is usually a marketing campaign for that company. No one is intitled to play or win. Take it for what it is, and you may just get lucky!
I’m very thankful that Heather introduced me to sweeps and freebies and I have been following her now for over two years.
This month I have won; 2 bags Halls, 7 boxes of Playtex Gentle Glide products, $40 in sears giftcards, $50 Cabelas giftcard, first prize winner in Corona Beach giveaway(webber grill, and $90 gift card, $20 itunes giftcards, $25 from StateFarm.
I’m very thankful! I play everyday.

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Amanda Simon December 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Well said Heather. I know for me I am always shocked when I win something. I look at playing daily sweeps and instant win games as the one part in the day where I can zone out and have about 15 min of time for just me. I homeschool my autistic second grader so it is never dull, but I sure do look forward to being able to relax and play something for me. I can’t tell you how many times I have been having a terrible day and then I win something… it may not be big or it may be… but it makes me stop and realize how blessed I am.

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Krista Lawler December 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Exactly! I won the Xbox but would love the struddles. But if I dont win its ok… I already really won by finding this blog and benefiting from it. Thats truly a win to me!!

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Stephanie H December 2, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I agree! Thank you for all that you do!

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Yvonne Lindsay December 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I love you attitude! My Nanny used to always say keep on the sunny side of life! Thanks for reminding me!

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Dan Hoy December 2, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I will not lie I’m disappointed I didn’t win one, but realize I’m not gonna win everything. I play daily only missing on crazy days. My disappointment is ok though, why?? Because I have won many item although smaller they add up. 12 boxes of strudels, 5 bags of Halls, several house party’s star wars, febreeze, hersheys cookie, and many other items. If I figured out a rate of pay I’m sure I’m making nearly $10 per hour I play. Good enough for me, and when I do hit a LARGE ITEM it will just be a nice bonus.

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Christi Meyer December 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm

I so appreciate your page and all that you do for us freebie lovers!! If it wasn’t for you and others like you, I would never have discovered this wonderful world of freebies. I look forward to those instant win games every day. I play every day & have won some wonderful things. Today’s post says everything about the type of person you are. Always helping others & staying gracious & humble. Thank you for everything you do.

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kat December 2, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Very well said Heather! I have to say that there were times that I was very discouraged.. But I remembered that there are thousands of people trying for the same thing. I eventually did win..thank goodness because our Christmas was going to be really slim for my 4 year old. Thank you for all the tips you give on a daily basis. I have learned how to stretch a dollar and how little things can mean more than stuff.

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