Do people really win sweepstakes and giveaways?

Yes! Real people do win giveaways and sweepstakes. In a 3-4 month experiment I entered thousands of contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. In that amount of time I won the following things: 

  • Clinique Moisture Surge 7 ml
  • Robitussin® Simple Acts of Relief”, Blanket
  • (9) coupons for free Mars candy bar
  • $5.00 Groupon credit
  • 25 box tops
  • Package of 3 white Hanes  t-shirts
  • $8.00 Gift card to Dunkin Donuts
  • Thomas’ Toast and Win Instant Win Game”, One Free product coupon
  • T-Mobile VIP Zone”, $25.00 Starbucks Gift Card
  • Hershey’s – NCAA March Madness Sweepstakes”, One Free Reeses Product
  • $25 Gift Card to
  • Indulge with Oikos sweepstakes”, Coupon for free yogurt cup
  • GUM® Brush Like a Jedi™ sweepstakes”, Star Wars toothbrush prize pack
  • Vitaminwater® snow day at mt. hood meadows”, (2) All day lift tickets
  • Box of rum turtles and a rum cake
  • Humpoglyphics Instant Win Sweepstakes”, 25.00 virtual gift card.
  • EBook: Growing Culinary Herbs In Containers
  • ReNewell Body Care line
  • Oransi Fridge Purifier
  • EZ stringer
  • Mirassou branded Wine Opening/Serving Kit
  • Mommy Pads
  • Country bob bbq sauce
  • Coupons for the following FREE products: Idaho Potatoes, 4 Candy Bars and Monster energy drink.
  • Coupon for free bottle of Purex laundry detergent from Purex Sweepstakes
  • Newborn Necessities book
  • Coupon good for one (1) free DOLE Fruit Bowls or DOLE All Natural Fruit in Plastic Jars
  • Miami Vineyard LIVE” CD
  •  Benecos Mascara
  • 16 x 20 rolled canvas giveaway
  • Pack of Gum from Extra
  • Educational Insights Grandma’s Trunk Game
  • The Harvey Prince Ageless Perfume
  • Simply Bath Salts Giveaway
  • Hard Rock Water bottle
  • Sassy Girlz Jewelry Giveaway - random jewelry
  • Famous Dave’s Tanner
  • $5.00 gift certificate to
  • Butterfly Kaleidoscope Necklace
  • Lightning-Fast Spanish for Kids and Families book
  • Garden in your pocket Tote
  • $15 Gift Certificate to
  • 2 Dog magazines at All Things Dog Blog
  • Voucher for a free Bloomin’ Onion from Outback Steakhouse
  • HONEST TEA Instant Win and Sweepstakes! Honest Tea T-Shirt
  • 2 bottles of Vitacrave gummy vitamins.
  • Annie’s Certified Organic Rising Crust Pizza
  • ENJOY thermal spray and shine spray
  • Free Bag Coupon – One coupon for Free Bag of jerky from Oh boy Oberto IWG
  • Springtime TuTu and Barrettes
  • SC Johnson giveaway
  • YoBaby Yogurt
  • Guylian Chocolate Giveaway
  • Send a Flying Greeting Card
  • Cloth Tablecloth and 8 cloth napkins
  • $10.00 Target Gift Card from T-Mobile VIP
  • Zero Water Filter
  • Light up beach ball from Dole Refresh and win sweepstakes
  • Over the moon cup
  • Song download from the Windows phone-free time machine
  • $10 K-Mart gift card
  • 2. Dale and Thomas Popcorn
  • Earth Bath
  • Magnificent Ambersons E book
  • Eco Vegan Meat Substitute
  • Exersaucer Jump and Learn Jam Session
  • Clipa Silver
  • Thirsties Duo AIO diaper
  • Monkey Bunns Cloth Diaper
  • $10 Itunes Gift Card
  • Coconut Oil (Tropical Traditions)
  • Barney DVD
  • $100.00 Vintage Pearl Gift Card
  • Harvey Prince Perfume (another bottle)
  • $50.00 Philosophy Gift Card
  • FSTG Product Coupon
  • Dawgs Shoes
  • $75.00 Baby Harmony Gift Basket
  • Oxylent Vitamins
  • 2 bags of Craisins
  • $10.00 Song download code

There were probably a few others that I forgot to document and I didn’t include the 4 giveaways / sweepstakes I won and never received my prize. Yes, that does happen occasionally. I’m not bragging (maybe a little), I just want to let everyone know that entering contests and giveaways IS worth your time. Plus, its super fun to get things in the mail. During the time I was entering, I was getting at least one package in the mail every day. It felt like Christmas!

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  1. Heather! says

    Wow, nice haul! How on earth did you limit it to a few months, though? I started a couple of years ago and, as you may have noticed from my very regular entries here, I am totally addicted! :) At least my addiction brings things to my family instead of taking them away. I DO have to work to balance the time I spend entering with time spent on other things, however.

  2. Mike W Davis says

    I have to agree with Heather–Wow wow wow–impressive—as for myself I really enjoy giveaways–now sweepstakes are a little different–lately I have to admit that I have been slacking and the fact that the emails are not getting sent to me why? I have know idea. I have even missed almost two weeks of not making it to one of my favorites–”the Dollar Monger” We have had some iddues here at home. But maybe things have settled down some that I might be able to do some again. Well Sarah all I can say is you keep up the great works—and win-win-win!

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