Why I Love Entering Sweepstakes & Giveaways

I love entering and winning sweepstakes and giveaways and have been doing so for over 5 years.  I started by finding, printing and clipping coupons to save 40% to 60% off my family’s groceries. Eventually, I stumbled onto a blog giveaway and followed the directions to enter.  A few weeks later, I received my first winning email letting me know that I won a package of dove facial wipes!  The prize arrived a week later and it made me so happy because I couldn’t believe I actually won something.  After that, I was hooked and began searching for and entering more blog giveaways.

Over the years I have continued to enter blog giveaways but have also expanded into entering many different types of giveaways and sweepstakes.  I enter thru Facebook, Twitter, websites, Instagram and Pinterest. I enter single entry, daily entry, weekly entry, monthly entry and sweepstakes where you get extra entries for friends who enter through your unique link. I have won many wonderful prizes over the years.  My best prize ever was a trip to New York City which included a $500 shopping spree at the Nine West store!  I had never been to New York or let along anywhere in the East Coast so I had a wonderful time. In fact, I would just love to win another trip to New York City in the near future.  I have also won checks of different amounts, gift cards, high end beauty products, large and small appliances, tablets, smart phones, a computer, a TV and a mattress to name a few things.

One of the best benefits of sweepstaking is winning! That is why I put my time and effort into it because I want the reward of winning wonderful prizes. I love being a winner and receiving great and useful prizes especially ones that I couldn’t afford to buy.  I also love being able to learn about and try out new products.  There are so many products in the world today and this hobby has helped me to understand and know more about different products, what works and what doesn’t work and what products I want and would purchase for myself and my family as opposed to the things that I don’t particularly need or care to purchase.  I have definitely become a much pickier consumer.  It’s not necessarily that I like things that are more expensive because I can’t afford to like expensive, luxury items.  We are on a tight budget and have been hit hard with the tough economic times and job losses and rising costs of everything.  What I do like are affordable products that are quality and enhance and make my life easier and I feel that they are worth their price in terms of the benefit I get out of them to me and my family.

The most important benefit of this wonderful hobby has been that it’s opened up an online network where I socialize with sweepers, bloggers, companies and so forth. As a stay at home mom with a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and 2 kids at home including 1 son born with a rare developmental disability known as “Pachygyria,” I don’t have much of a social life.  I’m not complaining, just being real that my life revolves around managing my Fibro, trying to avoid flare ups and using what physical abilities and energies I have on taking care of my family.  I don’t get out and about as much as most other people do, but that’s okay.  I love my family and I love taking care of my child with special needs.  But thank goodness for sweepstaking because I have met many sweeper friends that are wonderful people that I love socializing with online through Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram. I love sharing sweepstakes with others, helping others out with a vote or entering through their link and getting to know them better.  There are many people with beautiful hearts in this world and I’m so blessed to have gotten to know some of those people through sweepstaking.  The benefit of the friends I have made and the new friends I will make in the near future is worth so much to me that I can’t put a price on it. Whether they know it or not, these friends are all priceless to me and worth more than any prize I’ve won or will win.

If you are a sweeper or you’d like to be a sweeper and reap the wonderful benefits of this great hobby, leave me a comment below just to say hi or share your experience of how long you’ve been entering sweepstakes and giveaways, what you love about it the most, what was a prize that you’ve won that you loved the most or what is the prize you want to win the most.



Enter to win a $75 Toys“R”Us gift card and Duracell Coppertop AA 16 pack of batteries at the Mom and More Blog!

If your looking for fun toys for your kids to play with this Summer, check out the great review of Nerf Blasters by Mom and More.  While your there, make sure you enter the giveaway for a $75 Toys”R”Us Gift card and a Duracell Coppertop AA 16 pack of batteries. I know my boys would love it if I won this prize pack and it would keep them having fun for hours! To enter, click the link –>  Making Memories With NERF Blasters #TRUPowerUpFun  Making Memories With NERF Blasters #TRUPowerUpFun (& $75 Toys “R” US GC Giveaway Ends 6/27)

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Giveaway for one Sample Society Subscription Box from September 2014

Welcome to my new blog!  My name is Shawna and to celebrate the start of my new blog, I’m having my first ever giveaway! Up for grabs is one Sample Society Subscription beauty box from September 2014 that includes $110 worth of products in it.  I’m giving this prize away from my own beauty stock.  This giveaway is not sponsored by anyone but me.

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This prize:  The prize up for grabs is pictured above (actual picture of the prize that I took with my own camera).  It includes the following beauty items:

One Alterna Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream – 1.35 oz Value $9.25

One Tarte Brazilliance Maracuja Self Tanning Face Towelettes – (3) Value $9
One LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face primer – 10 ml? Value $6
One Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream Full Size – Value $85
One Givenchy Fragrance Dahlia Divin Fragrance Sample – Value $1
This Giveaway:
  • Will run from May 2nd- May 16, 2016
  • Is opened to the US only age 18 years of age +
  • Must complete the first 3 mandatory entries and all entries must be in the Rafflecopter entry form.

Here is the what you need to do to ENTER this giveaway  First of all – you must follow me via BlogLovin and complete the first 3 mandatory entries as listed in the Rafflecopter below. I will be verifying all entries at the time of the winner drawing!  Once you have completed with the mandatory entries, then you have the option to complete extra entries. In order to enter via the Rafflecopter, See the Rafflecopter link at bottom of this post! PLEASE allow the form a minute to load. If it does not load after that, try refreshing the screen or opening the giveaway in a new browser.

Here is the rules/procedures of how I’m running this giveaway – One winner will be chosen via random draw within 48 hours of this giveaways closing at which time I will contact the winner via the contact email entered into the Rafflecopter. Winner has 72 hours to respond to the email with information needed for me to send out the prize won. If winner does not respond withing the 72 hours, then another winner will be drawn.  Prize will be sent out within 1 week of winner responding with correct information that I need to send him or her their prize and I will send to the winner’s email the tracking number of the prize sent.  Winner must sign with the shipping company or post office for prize when delivered so that I can make sure that the winner receives their prize. If the prize somehow gets lost or damaged during the shipping process, I’m not to be held responsible for that.  This is not a sponsored giveaway as prize is from my own personal beauty stock.

Enter via Rafflecopter here (click on the link)