No, I don’t mean I am one who sweeps with a broom…although I do that too! I mean, I am now on my way to becoming a sweepstakes queen! After seeing the show High Stakes Sweeper that premiered on the TLC channel in August, I decided to try my luck at it. I quickly found some good websites that explained the whole process, the dos and dont’s, along with super long lists of open sweepstakes to enter. The more I read, the more excited I became. After all, I am a stay-at-home mom and a night owl, and with school back in session, I have a lot of time on my hands. I also loved the idea of winning things for my family, especially money, during these hard economical times. And wouldn’t it be awesome to win a totally paid for vacation?! Heck yeah, sign me up!!
After spending a day or two researching, I started entering sweepstakes. I bet I entered around 300 in just the first 2 or 3 days! Some of them were one time entries, some where instant wins and others were daily/multiple entries. For the daily/multiple entries and instant wins, I book marked each site and always made sure I went back every day to re-enter. It has actually become kind of a daily ritual for me whenever I get online, whether it’s early in the mornings after I get the kids off to school, or late at night after the kids are tucked in bed. Within the first 2 weeks, I won a gift card for $100.00 from Better Recipes. My husband was very skeptical about the entire thing. In fact, he wouldn’t believe that I won anything until I received the card in the mail. And even though it was an American Express gift card, he was skeptical about there actually being money on it. Ha! I showed him!
I have been sweeping on an almost daily basis since late August and so far, I have won the gift card, 2 adult tickets to see Puss In Boots when it opens in theaters, and a box of oatmeal. Yes. A box of oatmeal. Don’t hate! When I won the box of oatmeal, it had been almost a month since I had won anything (one of those dry spells the experts talk about I reckon), so as soon as it notified me I had one (it was an instant win spin thing on Facebook), I immediately ran to the bedroom where my husband had just gotten in bed, threw my arms up in the air in victory and squealed “I won another prize!!!!” Oh, he got really excited, thinking I had won more money or a vacation package. “What did you win?” And I said, ” A box of OATMEAL!!!!”. You should have seen the look on his face. It was priceless. The first thing he did was pick up his phone, while laughing, and posted it all on Facebook. Whatever! I didn’t care….I won a box of oatmeal I didn’t have to pay for! Yeah, I’m awesome. LOL!
I still haven’t won anything big yet, but I”m not going to give up. It’s just a matter of time. And when I win, you know I’ll be blogging about it! Stay tuned!