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Sweeps Success Story: Winning Small Prizes is Worth Your Time

by Freebies4Mom on January 26, 2011 12:30 pm

The reality is that most of us are winning small prizes, and that’s really my goal when I blog about sweepstakes.  I want to help the most people win the most prizes. Ruth emailed me to reinforce what I believe, that for many of my readers it is worth their time to enter the daily sweeps to win small prizes. Keep playing Sweeps 4 Mom and winning small prizes.

Here is Ruth’s “Sweeps Success Story”:

“I never really got into sweepstakes entries, except for the occasion one here and there.  However, the time spent has paid off well.  Since you give them to us all in one place, it is easy to take 10 minutes and enter them all. I have won cough drops, toaster strudels, and most recently a Tony’s pizza. Yesterday I received a wonderful surprise.  A $20 check from the Crisco What’s for dinner? sweepstakes. Just wanted to thank you for all you do.  Being frugal is more than a hobby for me — — it is a way of life, and I love it!”

-Ruth

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Have you won a big prize (or you have an entertaining sweeps story) thanks to Freebies 4 Mom? Please share your story by leaving a comment here and I may feature it as the next “Sweeps Success Story”!

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristin January 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm

My husband has won $1k, a 46″ TV, an IPOD touch, and courtside Rockets tickets in the past year. 🙂

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Danielle M January 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I have won a lot of small prizes and have been very pleased: cough drops, pasta and sauce from Barilla, chocolate drops from Hershey, cake and cookie mixes from Safeway/Betty Crocker, etc. It was only recently that I won a couple of bigger prizes (a hundred dollar gift card from PUMA, an iphone3 otter box defender case and ipad otter box defender case from AT&T). I haven’t won a grand prize yet and I may never, but it is fun in the attempt.
The day I play expecting to win or don’t enjoy it anymore is the day I will stop playing. To be honest, it is fun enough knowing that there is something coming in the mail for me. I’m adult enough to admit it :-P.

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Ellen S January 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I have also won a lot of small food prizes. Sometimes I get surprises in the mail which is great, I even won the $250 Kellog’s sweepstakes. Hopefully something bigger and better is waiting for me down the road, but until then I will be happy with whatever I get. Thanks for letting me know what sweeps are out ther.

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Barb P. January 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I hadn’t won many prizes and then I won an Xbox Kinect! A few days ago I received a $25.00 Target gift card..complete surprise! Recently I won toaster strudels twice and on Monday I won a Playstation Move system!! I love this site and can’t thank you enough for doing all the leg work and putting it all together! It’s so easy and it takes me 10 min’s while drinking coffee to play the sweeps! Thank you!!

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Lauren January 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I play everyday! With the links you supply, I won several bags of Halls, 8 boxes of toaster strudles, gift cards, t-shirts, gift cards and my latest win was from the dippin dots/despicable me contest!!! I’m still waiting for my big win!! Thank you Freebies 4 Mom!!

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Lindsey January 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Since I started playing sweeps in November I have won:
A giant fortune cookie (1lb)
Dog treats
A bag of organic lollipops
Toaster Strudels x9= 36 boxes
Halls x4
A box of Mentos
A jar of lollipops
(3) 6 packs of Unwind
Squiz cards
1 qt of Similac
Jello Tshirts x2
Ghirdelli Brownie Mix
Select 55 Hat
Select 55 Tshirt
Select 55 Prepaid $55 card
$15 Starbucks card
$5 Starbucks card
$20 HSN GC
Avon Flip For It
Wireless Keyboard
$50 GC to Overstock.com
Kids Tennis pack (4 Wilson Tenis rackets w/ balls)
$5 Walmart GC
PS3 bundle from coke x2
12 pack of coke
$10 Dollar General GC
Pack of Dentyne gum
Pink ball from Santa Claw game
$10 GC to snapfish from Tyson

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Melissa M January 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I love entering IWG and blog giveaways. I recently just started in October and since than I have won numerous things. My biggest win was in 09. I won an all inclusive airfare include trip to a 5 star resort in the Riviera May, The El Dorado Royal. My husband and I had plan on taking it last summer. But we were unable to, I got pregnant and was put on bed rest. But since than I have a lot of awesome things.

Here is a list of some of my winnings since October:

Blog Winnings

12 Halloween Cup Cake covers
2 Brodie and Yeti books
handmade knitted dinosaur sweater
buggy shade for car seat and stroller
knitted owl hat
an interactive advent calendar
Wipe Casel ~ 12-18-2010
2 (1 qt.) Ready to Feed Similac Advanced Bottles of Formula & 2 – $5 Checks for Any Similac Formula ~ 12-7-2010
1 Can Enfamil Formula & 14 – $2.00 of any Enfamil Coupons ~ 12-8-2010
EZ Sox giveaway ~ 12-31-2010
Chiquita Mom giveaway ~ 1-2-11
Personalized Ornament ~ 1-6-11
Prize Package From Ocean Nasal Care -OCEAN Complete, OCEAN Premium Nasal Spray and OCEAN for Kids Plus A Crane Spongebob Humidifier ~ 1-18-11

Facebook giveaways
3-$20 Stride Rite GC won on Cyber Monday
$10 GC to Pizza Hut ~ 1-1-11
“National Lampoons Christmas Vacation” & “Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights” DVD’s ~ 1-4-11

Instant Win Games
Select 55- $55 Visa credit card ~ 11-20-2010
– A t-shirt ~ December

Quicken Loans ~ years subscription to PostEgram
Office Depot~ 2-$30 GC
Coke Rewards- PlayStation Move Bundle for PlayStation 3 . This bundle includes the 2 PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye Camera and Sports Champions game disc. ~ 12-27-2010

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Linda January 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Even winning just one free something, means one less thing I have to budget for! Frugality is a way of life. Thank you so much for putting so much time into everything. 🙂

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MARY K January 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I also have to thank you for all you do for us, letting us know what sweeps are out there and constantly reminding us to play, to not give up, telling that today may be the day we win something; I personally have won few GC for differents stores, they all have come on most needed time… To play every day is worth it for sure, its not a waste of time….
Thanks!!!

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Sandy K January 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I have one Toaster Strudels twice. I just one from Good Feet free inserts with a value of $178.00. I was really happy with that. You can enter on the Good Feet website. I keep playing hoping for another win.
Thanks for your lists of sweepstakes.

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Dolores January 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I can’t understand how some people can win so many prizes. How many email addresses are you using. I noticed someone one 36 Toaster Strudel. I thought there was a limit of winning 3 times. There are always people who try to beat the system and don’t follow the rules.
I’ve been playing regularly for over a year and the only thing I’ve won was a case of Strawberry Milano Cookies and $20 Sears gift card from Coke.

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Katie January 26, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I just started last week and I’ve won a bag of Halls and a tonys pizza!! Yipee!!! I can’t wait to REALLY win 🙂

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Lindsey January 26, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I won 36 boxes you get 4 every time you win, I’ve won 9 times, I play for my mom, my husband and myself 3 accounts 3 times each

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Melissa M January 26, 2011 at 9:51 pm

@Dolores all of my blog winnings I just use one email address. As far as the IWG I use my email and my husbands email. But as you can see, most of my winnings are from blogs.

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Lindsey January 26, 2011 at 9:57 pm

@Melissa I think she was referencing me : /

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Heather January 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm

I won $250 from the Tree Top sweepstakes!

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kristin January 27, 2011 at 8:08 am

I won a 100 dollar gift card from HALLS. I am telling you I loved going to foot locker and getting my reebok easy tone and 4 pairs of socks for FREE….. Thanks for the great sweeps list. It definately makes it EASY and FUN!

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Andrea H January 27, 2011 at 11:50 am

So I don’t play the sweeps very often, I do for a while then get bored with it because I never win. I decided to try again starting yesterday and today I got an email that I won the $10 Olive garden GC and bottle of salad dressing. So, I guess I am going to keep playing the sweeps!

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Adrienne January 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm

This year I’m gonna keep track of everything I’ve won and for January I’ve won $10 credit for Biggest Loser from Extra Gum, and a pack of Halls cough drops.

I usually win the small things here and there, but I continue to try every day. I only use one address for fear of winnng a big one someday only to be disqualified for using more than one email per household. So I play it safe.

I didn’t think it was possible to win the Toaster strudel game, lol.

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MelissaS January 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I was wondering if those who are winning could tell me what time of day they are playing the sweeps at? I was wondering if the chances of winning are higher during certain times of the day. thanks

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laura abraham January 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Today I won the Olive Garden GC & dressing, a $15.00 GC for Kohls-from Huggies. Recieved my $55.00 GC from Select 55-$10.00 GC from Huggies-8 coupons from Toaster Strudel. Also waiting for $10.00 Pizza Hut GC & hair dye! So much fun!!!

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Patricia Malloy January 28, 2011 at 11:46 am

I’m organized with my sweeps and put them in my favorites by month and expiration date. The biggest prize I have won is my gas grill from Aunt Millie’s bread. It’s great. I love cooking on it when it’s decent outside. I also won a $299 GC from Ballard Designs and got a nice side table for my bedroom and a new light fixture for above my kitchen sink. I’ve also won “small” (I feel though that a win is a win no matter the size) prizes– a couple of GC’s from Wendy’s, gas card, food, make up, cleaners–the list goes on. I love it. I am also a couponer–match sales and c/o’s. I have a goal to pay off my house and retire while I’m still young enough to enjoy it. Thanks for Freebies 4 Mom.

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Llt61856 February 16, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I just had to tell you that I not only won a daily $10 gift card in the Dollar General Sweepstakes, but got an email that I was drawn for a $50 gift card too! Thanks for letting us know about these and winning IS possible!!

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Vernor62 March 4, 2011 at 2:54 am

I just won a $50 Mastercard from Dentyne…Thanks Freebies4Mom for posting this sweep!

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Megan Wark April 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I <3 playing the daily sweeps and my daughter enjoys watching me try to win stuff! 🙂 Now i considered myself one of those people who never win anything. I have followed Freebies 4 mom for quit some time now. I enjoy getting small samples here and there! I then started the sweeps and won a tshirt and then maybe a $10 gift card at times. I always tell myself that these sweeps and giveaways for fun and the companies/people having them don't have to in the first place. I always try to thank everyone and not get down and out when i lose. I try daily and if i win YAY but if not oh well there's tomorrow. I use one email address and still have won many things! It is possible and try and try again for those who say they never win. You will eventually! 🙂 My first big item was the xbox 360 with the kinect & game. I was in shock when i saw that. My husband at that point became interested and now plays the sweeps as well! At Christmas time i won a $50 gift card for Target from the doctor oz giveaway as did 2 friends who graciously enough gave me their's. It truly was a blessing at Christmas time and i was more then grateful for freebies 4 mom for mentioning the giveaway and my close friends who took the time to sit there playing for hours. Then for someone to win and donate/regift is beyond words! <3 I since have won many small giveaways such as loads of cough drops, full size suave products, deodorant, $10 dollar general gift card, huggies diapers and pullups and the list goes on. As of Monday 4/18/11 i won a $250.00 visa gift card from Glad! I was about to quit the sweeps for the day and go back when the kids were asleep and do the other half of them. I decided oh just one more since my daughter likes watching the Glad game and i clicked to enter for the instant win and i did! Total shock! 🙂 I play all different times of the day though really. I hear those say at night is best or early morning but i play when i have the time. I am a mom of 3kids and go non-stop. I tell all my friends you can't win if you don't play so never give up!!!

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Megan Wark April 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I <3 playing the daily sweeps and my daughter enjoys watching me try to win stuff! 🙂 Now i considered myself one of those people who never win anything. I have followed Freebies 4 mom for quit some time now. I enjoy getting small samples here and there! I then started the sweeps and won a tshirt and then maybe a $10 gift card at times. I always tell myself that these sweeps and giveaways for fun and the companies/people having them don't have to in the first place. I always try to thank everyone and not get down and out when i lose. I try daily and if i win YAY but if not oh well there's tomorrow. I use one email address and still have won many things! It is possible and try and try again for those who say they never win. You will eventually! 🙂 My first big item was the xbox 360 with the kinect & game. I was in shock when i saw that. My husband at that point became interested and now plays the sweeps as well! At Christmas time i won a $50 gift card for Target from the doctor oz giveaway as did 2 friends who graciously enough gave me their's. It truly was a blessing at Christmas time and i was more then grateful for freebies 4 mom for mentioning the giveaway and my close friends who took the time to sit there playing for hours. Then for someone to win and donate/regift is beyond words! <3 I since have won many small giveaways such as loads of cough drops, full size suave products, deodorant, $10 dollar general gift card, huggies diapers and pullups and the list goes on. As of Monday 4/18/11 i won a $250.00 visa gift card from Glad! I was about to quit the sweeps for the day and go back when the kids were asleep and do the other half of them. I decided oh just one more since my daughter likes watching the Glad game and i clicked to enter for the instant win and i did! Total shock! 🙂 I play all different times of the day though really. I hear those say at night is best or early morning but i play when i have the time. I am a mom of 3kids and go non-stop. I tell all my friends you can't win if you don't play so never give up!!!

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