Here at Winloot, one of our favorite things in the world is winning! Winloot.com was created by and consist of a team of people just like that, those who place entering contests, sweepstakes, and giveaways at the top of their priority list. Here are some sweepstakes tips from our experiences.
There are all kinds of opportunities to win online like blog and website contests, Facebook giveaways, and especially the daily contests we provide at Winloot.com. Here are some tips to help you get started and onto winning.
1. Enter Consistently – The majority of people who win sweepstakes do so because they enter on a regular basis. There are actually people who have turned sweepstakes entries into more than a hobby, like Canadian Carolyn Wilman, who is called the Contest Queen and is featured in on ABC News. Most of us don’t have the time to enter 100-300 sweepstakes a day like the Contest Queen does, but being consistent will certainly pay off. It’s a numbers game. The more you enter, the more chances you have of winning.
2. Always Read the Rules – This tip comes from the above article from Ms. Wilman. To quote her, “This is my No. 1 entry tip, because it’s the one thing people do the least. You do not want to inadvertently disqualify yourself.”
3. Follow Sweepstakes Pros – Sign up for the newsletters of people who are serious about sweepstakes and enter consistently. Read their blogs. Just Google “sweepstakes advice” to get started. We like the information provided by Sandra Grauschopf at Contests.About.com for example. There are lots of great listings and posts about which giveaways are legit and not.
4. Become a Fan or Follower of Sweepstakes pros on Social Media – Stay advised of upcoming and current sweepstakes through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites by getting the information from the pros. If you follow or like something Twitter and Facebook will often make recommendations for similar users and pages.
5. Enter Through Every Possible Method – Some sweepstakes offer multiple entry methods: in-person, call-in, mail-in, online and text messaging. If you trust the site, consider entering via all means to maximize your odds of winning.
We hope this article has helped you understand sweepstakes better and will increase your chances of winning. If you win big after using our advice, please by all means let us know!