6 Strategies to Win Sweepstakes

When it comes to winning sweepstakes, it’s all about playing the odds. The more times you enter, the more chances you have to win. Here are some strategies for increasing your chances of winning sweepstakes.

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1. Make a List

The first thing you want to do is make a list of the sweepstakes you want to enter. When you make the list, be sure to include sweepstakes consciously. Don’t pick any and every sweep you can find. Instead, choose ones that have prizes that you would enjoy winning, whether it’s the grand prize or the lowest prize on the list valued at $5.

2. Organize the List

As you make a list, separate items by how often you can add an entry. Some can be entered in once a day or three times a day, while others only once total. Also note when they end, so you can keep track of how many times you can enter.

3. Stay Focused

Entering into sweeps can become like a job and there are more sweeps you can enter than time in a day. Make sure to prioritize what sweeps you want to enter. Choose the ones that have the prizes you want most. Then make sure to add your entries as often as allowed by the rules.

4. Find Sweeps with Lots of Prizes

You’ll increase your chances of winning prizes if there are more prizes to win. The idea of winning a big trip to Hawaii or a convertible is great, but if that’s the only prize, it’s more likely a waste of time. By entering into sweeps that have many levels of prizes, you’ll increase your chances of winning something, even if it’s small.

5. Find Sweeps with a Limited Number of Participants

There are also ways to find sweepstakes that have less competition. These include sweeps that limit entries to only specific states, blogs that have sweeps with only a limited number of followers, local sweepstakes, ones that only have a short window to enter, and so on. With less competition, you’ll increase your odds of getting chosen as a winner.

6. Choose Sweeps That Take Effort

Another way to decrease the competition for prizes is by choosing a sweepstakes that takes effort to enter. Some take skill while others just take a little effort, such as a survey. These may take longer but in the end, you’ll have greater chances of winning.

All-in-all, the effort is worth it in the end. As you enter into many sweepstakes, you may find yourself winning a prize from something you forget you entered, and who knows, maybe it will be a trip to Hawaii!  Get off to a great start by entering RewardIt’s giveaways:

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  1. Mail in sweeps – less people will bother.

  2. on line…

  3. Tay Rios says:

    I think it depends on how many people are entering.

  4. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Online sweepstakes are easier I think. I've only won 1 time from a snail mail contest.

  5. Shelly Rinehart says:

    online sweeps, there are so many fun ones to play.

  6. In this day and age, I think online! There are so many of them out there that you can pick and choose what you enter.

  7. Online is faster and cheaper (if you do not count your time)..Odds are better mail in, but too expensive, unless for a MAJOR prize.

  8. Sammy Gumer says:

    mail in because less people will enter.

  9. Mattisa Moorer says:

    Great tips..keep entering and one day you might win big.

  10. Toni Porter says:

    Fewer people participate in snail mail sweeps now days, so I tend to feel that your chances are a bit better with snail mail. But online sweeps are so numerous and there's a lot more variety, so I tend to stick with those.

  11. Jess Jordan says:

    Prob mail in. Less people do it.

  12. Terry Abshire Riley says:

    Definitely ON LINE Sweepstakes and it brings so much excitement to your day sitting on your couch anxiously awaiting. LOVE YOUR CONTEST, GIVEAWAYS AND SWEEPSTAKES. So very GENEROUS!

  13. Jessi Lanoue says:

    Online, I would say.

  14. Deb Ragno says:

    online

  15. I think I have a better chance at online (at least, that is my experience so far).

  16. Craig Brown says:

    Probably mail in sweeps since I believe less people would take the time to mail it in these days.

  17. I increase my odds by entering many.

  18. I think, mail in. because fewer people will enter.

  19. I don't know. I think it depend how many people participate and how many prizes are available.

  20. Jenni Dubbs says:

    I think you have a better chance at online sweeps.

  21. Jenni Dubbs says:

    I think you have a better chance at online sweeps.

  22. I like online sweeps, been pretty lucky with those!

  23. I like online sweeps, been pretty lucky with those!

  24. Snail Mail you are more likely to win, but you need to consider the costs. I prefer online sweeps, they are faster to enter and only cost me my time.

  25. Snail Mail you are more likely to win, but you need to consider the costs. I prefer online sweeps, they are faster to enter and only cost me my time.

  26. I have an equal chance of losing both kinds of sweeps.

  27. I have an equal chance of losing both kinds of sweeps.

  28. Mike Galas says:

    Totally agree with #6… the harder it is, the less people will participate.

  29. Amy Richard says:

    Online winning is more likely for me!

  30. Charity Smith says:

    Patience is the key to winning.

  31. Gail Boat says:

    #6 is so true…I know people who've won prizes that take a little more effort to enter.