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Win a Mohawk Home Rug

>> Thursday, June 23, 2011

I love a beautiful rug, and despite entering many contests, have not managed to win one.  This is my first introduction to Mohawk Home Rugs, and they are beautiful!  There is a giveaway right now on the 3 Princes and A Princess BlogEnter to win a 5'X8' Mohawk Home rug.  Ends 7/15 
Here is my favorite (to the right!):

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SwimSpot.com $50 GC Giveaway at Sew Me Mine

>> Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Now that it is officially summer, how is your swimsuit?  Are you in need of a new one like me?  Head to Sew Me Mine and enter to win a $50 GC to Swimspot.  They have great suits and there is a great review at Sew Me Mine
My favorite suit is shown to the right. Ends 7/1 
Giveaway link: SwimSpot $50 GC Giveaway

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Win a Thabto Mood Mug set of 3 mugs

There is nothing like that first cup of coffee in the morning!  The feeling of "ahhhhhhhh" that settles over me just sets the day into gentle motion.  I have a favorite (big!) mug that I usually use and it's just part of the routine to have the right mug.  Thabto has designed a unique set of mugs that just might be a new favorite.  They have faces showing a variety of moods.... sleepy seems perfect  :)  I learned about them at Momma Told Me where there is a great review and giveaway for a Thabto Mood Mug set of 3 mugs.  Head over to read about these mugs and enter the giveaway.

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>> Sunday, June 19, 2011

Win Cold Stone Creamery GC at The Bragging Mommy! Yummy!  On these hot days nothing refreshes like ice cream!  Head over to The Bragging Mommy for a chance to win a $10 Cold Stone Creamery gift card.  There will be 5 winners - maybe we'll both win!  Ends 7/1

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Enter to win a Cisco Linksys E4200 Router

Since you are reading this, you are probably a serious computer user like me! We need good quality internet connections, and for me that includes a good router.  I found a great review and giveaway at The Bragging Mommy.  Head over by 6/29 and read a thorough review and enter to win a Cicso Linksys Router at The Bragging Mommy.  Good luck!

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Prefense Hand Sanitizer

Head over to FunFritzFamily for a review and giveaway of Prefense, a wonderful all-natural hand sanitizer.  As a teacher I use a lot of hand sanitizer, so I was particularly interested in the "no-alcohol" feature of this sanitizer because it really dries out my hands. Here is the link: Prefense Review and Giveaway.   Good luck!  Ends 6/20, so hurry!

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Win Chooka Rain Boots

>> Sunday, June 12, 2011

I would still love to win Chooka Rain Boots.  I never thought to wear rain boots till I saw these boots.  There are all kinds of great designs - one perfect for you! To the left is my favorite. Head over to Sweeps4Bloggers for your chance to win, and to read a great review.  Ends 6/27.

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Summer Fun - Bubble Hurricane Machine Giveaway at Tatum's Family Reviews

Now that the hot weather is here to stay, outdoor fun is on my mind.  I found a fun giveaway item over at Tatum's Family Reviews.  Head there for a chance to win a Bubble Hurricane Machine made by Funrise Toys.  Giveaway ends 6/21.

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>> Thursday, June 9, 2011

Want another opportunity to win a great bathing suit set from Essential Swimwear?  I did. So I entered at Burning Moon's Inside Advice.  There is a great review there, plus a chance to win a bathing suit top and bottom of your choice from Essential Swimwear. Here is just a sample of their great products.
Ends 6/10.

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Win a Swimsuit set from Essential Swimwear

>> Thursday, June 2, 2011



After losing quite a bit of weight I am in line for a new swimsuit, so I've checked out some great sites via giveaway links.  One of the best so far is Essential Swimwear.  What I like best is that the suits are modest!  It is hard to find a swimsuit that covers all that I feel should be covered, but Essential Swimwear has lots of styles I really like.  They also sell suits as separate tops and bottoms, so you can get exactly what you need.


Check them out and try for a chance to win your choice to top and bottom at Yours To Win.  There is a great review there, and lots of options for entries.

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Try again to win a powermat 2X

I've tried quite a few times to win a powermat, to no avail.  I hate all the power strips, cords for the AC adapters, etc. and would love to use a powermat and control the chaos!  So here is another chance for one of us to win.  Just head over to 2 Boys One Girl = One Crazy Mom for your chance to win.  Read more about the Powermat charger line and accessories here.

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Win a Powermat!

>> Monday, May 30, 2011


If you are like me and have cords everywhere trying to keep your electronics charged, then this giveaway is for you!  Here's your chance to win a Powermat 2X and eliminate all those cords!  Head over to Confessions of an Overworked Mom today for your chance. You can read all about Powermat and all the great options if offers here

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Win a Contigo Auto Seal H2O Bottle at YoursToWin

>> Saturday, May 7, 2011


Head over to Yours to Win to enter for a chance to win a Contigo Auto Seal H2O Bottle.  It comes in a variety of colors and the winner will get a bottle just like the one reviewed.  Head over and read the great review to learn it's fabulous features and enter to win one of your own!

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Chooka Rain Boots Giveaway at Momma Told Me

Why don't I ever think to wear rain boots?!  I can't think of any time I even considered it since I was a kid, but one look at the adorable boots at Chooka has changed that.  The boots come in many styles, colors and patterns.  Here are my favorites (Classy Stripes and Abstraction):



Head over to Momma Told Me blog for a fabulous review and a chance to win these boots! You'll learn all the great features of these boots and have lots of ways to earn entries. It's all part of an amazing Blog Pop! The giveaway runs till 5/16. Check it out!

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Win Proflowers Gift Code

>> Sunday, April 24, 2011

Just in time for Mother's day there is a great opportunity over at The Bragging Mommy. Enter to win a $50 gift code from ProFlowers in her Make Mom Smile This Mother's Day with ProFlowers review and giveaway.  I have ordered from them myself and have been very happy with their flowers and service. One time they flowers did not last and I called customer service and they were replaced immediately.  These days it really is all about customer service for me - and ProFlowers gets an A+.  There are lots of other The Bragging Mommy reviews and giveaways, so head over today!

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Lots of New Instant Win Games

>> Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wrigley's Vive tu Música with 5™ IWG & Sweepstakes
ENDS 5/1/11

YOU CAN VOTE (AND SO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN) 5X per day!

Enter: http://www.vivetumusica5.com/
Rules: http://www.vivetumusica5.com/vivetumusica_iwgsweepsrules_en.pdf

Instant Win Prizes: 

  • (2) Apple® iPad® - (16 GB) $500
  • (25) XBOX® Kinect® Latin Dance $360
  • (50) Apple iPod Touch® - (8 GB) $240
  • (25) 5 Gum® - A year's supply (awarded as 70 packages of gum) $110
  • (75) 2 $50 Stub Hub® Gift Certificates $100
  • (100) Skull Candy® Ear Buds® (1 pair) $20
  • (125) Vive tu Música with 5™ Custom T-Shirt $15
  • (100) iTunes® Gift Card ($10 value) $10
Herbal Essences Lock In Your Look and Win
ENDS June 30, 2011

Enter: http://herbal.promo.eprize.com/lockin/
Rules: http://herbal.promo.eprize.com/lockin/display_page?page=rules&locale=en

Instant Win Prizes:
  • TWENTY (20) FIRST PRIZES: A $25 Target® gift card. ARV: $25.
  • TEN (10) SECOND PRIZES: A $25 lululemon® gift card. ARV: $25.
  • TWENTY (20) THIRD PRIZES: A $25 Gap® gift card. ARV: $25.
  • TEN (10) FOURTH PRIZES: A $25 1-800-Flowers® gift card. ARV: $25.
  • TEN (10) FIFTH PRIZES: A $25 Gaian® gift card. ARV: $25.
  • TWENTY (20) SIXTH PRIZES: A $25 Macy's® gift card. ARV: $25.
  • FORTY-EIGHT (48) SEVENTH PRIZES: A $15 Panera® gift card. ARV: $15.
  • SEVENTY-FOUR (74) EIGHTH PRIZES: A $10 Starbucks® gift card. ARV: $10.
  • EIGHTY (80) NINTH PRIZES: An Herbal Essences Shampoo & Conditioner Set. ARV: $9.81.
Limit: One (1) Instant Win Game prize per person.

Dove® Men+Care™ - TOURNAMENT TO COMFORT
ENDS 6/20/11

After you get to the golfing lesson screen, there's something to click near the bottom (in read) to skip to the instant win game.  You don't have to do the golf game!

Enter: http://content.dove.us/mencare/
Rules: http://content.dove.us/mencare/Promotions/TournamentToComfort/Default.aspx

Instant Win Prizes:
Round 1 Instant Win Prizes (110 total): One (1) signed item from a Sponsor-selected golf professional and one (1) Dove Men+Care Retail Gift Pack (ARV: $110 each). (4/6-4/27)

Round 2 Instant Win Prizes (90 total): One (1) $50 GolfSmith Gift Card and one (1) Dove Men+Care Retail Gift Pack (ARV: $60 each). (4/28-5/15)

Round 3 Instant Win Prizes (90 total): One (1) $50 GolfSmith Gift Card and one (1) Dove Men+Care Retail Gift Pack (ARV: $60 each). (5/16-6/2)

Round 4 Instant Win Prizes (90 total): One (1) $50 GolfSmith Gift Card and one (1) Dove Men+Care Retail Gift Pack (ARV: $60 each).(6/3-6/20)

Cub Cadet - Learn. Choose. Play.
ENDS 6/24/11

Enter: https://www.cubcadet.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/EPrizeStatus?storeId=10051&catalogId=14101&langId=-1
Rules: https://www.cubcadet.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PopupDisplayView?storeId=10051&catalogId=14101&langId=-1&pageName=en_US%2fCubcadet_General%2fePrize_RulesandRegulations_2011.html

Instant Win Prizes:
  • TEN (10) FIRST PRIZES: A Legacy Wall Clock. ARV: $100. 
  • FIFTEEN (15) SECOND PRIZES: An Ultimate Laptop Pack. ARV: $65. 
  • SEVENTY-FIVE (75) THIRD PRIZES: Nifty Fifty T-shirt, size, style and color determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. ARV: $15. 
  • SEVENTY-FIVE (75) FOURTH PRIZES: A Gnarly Flashlight. ARV: $15. 
  • THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE (325) FIFTH PRIZES: Meet the Mighty Mug. ARV: $7. FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY (550) SIXTH PRIZES: A 50th Flexi Key Ring. ARV: $4. Odds of winning an Instant Win Game prize depend on the number of prizes available divided by the number of eligible Instant Win Game plays. 
Limit: One (1) Instant Win Game prize per person.


AmPm Night at the Movies Sweepstakes & IWG
ENDS 5/31/11

Enter: http://ampm.emarketinginc.net/
Rules: http://ampm.emarketinginc.net/rules.html

Instant Win Prizes:
Grand Prize: (1 winner) $2,500 Best Buy gift card (Sweepstakes Prize)
First Prize: (600 winners) Two AMC Theaters Gold Experience tickets (ARV $15)

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Tungsten Toffee Review

>> Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I was very fortunate to win a giveaway over at Mom in Training which provided me an opportunity to try  Tungsten Toffee 

WOW!!  Now, I am a lover of sweets, even though I am currently working on losing weight.  However, this toffee is worth every calorie.  The flavor I was sent was Espresso Dark Chocolate Toffee, and since I am also a coffee lover this was just perfect.  The 8oz. box is going quickly since I am sharing it.  Here are some of the responses:
  • "Oh, that IS good.  Tell them I'd definitely get this as a gift for someone.  It's that good."
  • "You can really taste the coffee taste, but it's just light enough."
  • "It melts in your mouth!"
  • "Can I have more?!"
So, as you can tell, it's a hit.  The Espresso Dark ChocolateToffee flavor is lightly sweet and a little nutty, and it really does melt in your mouth.  It's not at all overly sweet which some toffee can be.  There is a layer of dark chocolate on top of the toffee that gives your taste buds one more layer of variety in the flavor. I think Peppermint will be next! (I'll have to wait till October when it's available again!

I DEFINITELY recommend Tungsten Toffee and plan to try out another flavor soon.

Thank you to Tungsten Toffee for the chance to try this toffee, and to Mom in Training for hosting the original giveaway.

DISCLOSURE: I received this toffee at no cost to me as a result of winning a giveaway.  All opinions are my own.

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A new set of instant win opportunities!

>> Friday, February 18, 2011

Nationwide Insurance Code Spotter 2011 Sweepstakes & IWG - Ends 11/21/11
This game is for all Nascar lovers!  Some nice prizes available, although the game goes on for quite some time.  So, chances aren't great, but someone has to win!  And I've won with worse odds.  Remember, if these prizes interest you, the tricks are persistence (ENTER EVERY DAY) and timing (enter at "off" times, like 3:30-5:30AM EST). There are sweepstakes prizes available also.  See the Official Rules for details about that portion of the game.


DON"T WORRY ABOUT CODES. They are not needed for the instant win portion. Just click "Instant Win" along the bar near the top.

Enter here: https://nationwide.promo.eprize.com/codes/
Official Rules: https://nationwide.promo.eprize.com/codes/?cid=p1core-tbx10.f.1800/b0104/3cc/73f1ad55.ecafc4fde5095daae6087fad70ff2a93

Instant Win Game Prizes:
TEN (10) FIRST PRIZES: Four (4) grandstand tickets to the NASCAR Nationwide Series™ race at Charlotte Motor Speedway scheduled for October 14, 2011 (seat location determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ARV: $240.

TEN (10) SECOND PRIZES: Four (4) grandstand tickets to the NASCAR Nationwide Series™ race at Bristol Motor Speedway scheduled for August 26, 2011 (seat location determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ARV: $240.

EIGHTEEN (18) THIRD PRIZES: NASCAR Scanner and Headset for use attrack. ARV: $220.
EIGHTEEN (18) FOURTH PRIZES: A set of race binoculars. ARV: $125.
EIGHTY (80) FIFTH PRIZES: A $100 NASCAR.com digital gift code. ARV: $100.
ELEVEN (11) SIXTH PRIZES: A $100 Richard Petty Driving Experience ("RPDE") gift card. ARV: $100.
ONE HUNDRED (100) SEVENTH PRIZES: Season-long track pass memberships. ARV: $80.
TEN (10) EIGHTH PRIZES: JRM autographed Officially Licensed NASCAR® die cast cars. ARV:
$75.
TEN (10) NINTH PRIZES: KHI autographed Officially Licensed NASCAR® die cast cars. ARV: $75.
TEN (10) TENTH PRIZES (awarded in Entry Period 4): $50 NASCAR.com digital gift code. ARV: $50.

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NBA/State Farm Score with a Song Sweepstakes & IWG - Ends 3/31/11

LOTS of prizes - we may all win an mp3 music download :)


Enter here: http://www.scorewithasong.com/
Official Rules: http://www.scorewithasong.com/swas_rules.php

Instant Win Prizes:
(3,000 winners) $5 NBA.com gift code
(2,500 winners) $10 NBA.com gift code
(2,500 winners) $20 NBA.com gift code
(106,061 winners) MP3 music download (ARV $1.65)

Limit one Instant Win prize per person/family/household per day.

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Microsoft® Office 2010 Evergreen Instant Win Game ~ FB users- Ends 12/14/11

Click on the instant win tab at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/Office. You have to "like" them to play. 

Prizes: FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY (460) PRIZES (ten (10) each Week): Office Professional 2010. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $499.99 USD.

Enter here:  http://www.facebook.com/Office
Official Rules: https://microsoft.promo.eprize.com/fbinstantwin/rules.html
rules.pdf
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Maybelline Runway Beauty Game - Ends 4/30/11

Enter here:  http://go.rtm.com/maybellinerunwayvip/
Official Rules:  http://go.rtm.com/maybellinerunwayvip/pop_rules.htm

Play up to three (3) times per day

Prizes:
Grand Prize: (3 (three) available) Grand Prize Beauty Trip to NY Fashion Week during a week in September 2011, for winner and one (1) guest. Specific date of trip to be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Grand Prize package consists of: round trip coach class air transportation for winner and one (1) guest from a major U.S. gateway airport near winner's US residence as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, ground transportation to and from airport in NY City and the hotel, hotel accommodations (one standard room, double occupancy) for 3 days/2 nights, two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars spending money for meals and incidentals, $1000 gift card for winner only to Bloomingdale's, hair and makeup makeover for winner & guest , and two (2) tickets to one (1) Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week Show while in NY City. Event date and all particulars of the event will be as determined by Sponsors. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of Grand Prize: $4,050.00 each.

Runner Up Prizes (one hundred (100) available): Each Runner-Up Prize consists of: $50 Walgreens Gift Card (ARV: $50).

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General Mills/Totino's "Get Behind the Wheel" IWG (US 18+) Ends 5/31/11

OK, fair warning...this one is a bit long.  I don't see a way to skip the racing game.  At the end of the game you can click to find out it you won.  May not be one you choose to spend time on, but here are the links just in case.

Enter here: http://get-behind-the-wheel.com/
Official Rules:  http://get-behind-the-wheel.com/#modal-official-rules

Prizes
2 Grand Prizes: a 3-day, 2-night trip for two (2) to view the 2012 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, in February 2012 (the "Event"). Trip includes round-trip, coach class air transportation for two (2) persons between a major airport near winner's residence (as determined by Sponsor or its authorized agent in its sole discretion) and Daytona, Florida; single room/double occupancy hotel accommodations for two (2) nights; two (2) tickets to the Event, on the date established by NASCAR; $300 check, one (1) pit and garage tour for winner and guest; and RV accommodations in the infield during the Event. (Approximate Retail Value: $5,980).

324 First (or Daily) Prizes consisting of one of the following: (1) $15 Kroger gift card ($15 value) (2) $35 Kroger gift card ($35 value) or (3) $50 Kroger gift card ($50 value).

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Lindt Excellence Discover Your Perfect Pairing Sweepstakes & IWG - 7/31/11
CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!

 OK, here's your chance to win chocolate.  And if you've had it, you know Lindt has good chocolate.

Instant Win Prizes
(2 winners) One-year’s Supply of Lindt Excellence (12 bars per month x 12 months = 144 bars total) and one-year subscription to Wine Spectator magazine (ARV $408.55)
(10 winners) Lindt Gift Basket and one-year subscription to Wine Spectator magazine (ARV $200)
(25 winners) $50 Pre-loaded Bank-issued Gift Card
(50 winners) Ten Lindt Excellence Bars (to be awarded in the form of ten (10) coupons for a free Lindt Excellence bar). (ARV $35)
(30 winners) Lindt Cookbook and ten Lindt Excellence bars and one six-month subscription to Wine Spectator magazine (ARV $100)
(50 winners) $25 Lindt Gift Card

Enter here: http://www.lindtexcellencesweeps.com/
After you register there is a button to "GET A UPC" to enter without a code.
Official Rules: http://www.lindtexcellencesweeps.com/Rules

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Lindt Perfect Match Sweepstakes & IWG - Ends 4/8/11
MORE CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!

Enter here:  http://www.lindtperfectmatch.com/
Official Rules:  http://www.lindtperfectmatch.com/display_page?page=rules

Instant Win Prizes
Prize A: (4 winners) Trip for two to the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, FL. Trip package includes roundtrip, coach-class air transportation for two from a major airport near winner’s home (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to Miami, FL; 2-nights' accommodations at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, double occupancy); and tickets to a tennis event. Terms and conditions of tickets apply. Seat locations determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Winner must travel between March 21, 2011 and April 3, 2011 or prize will be forfeited. Specific dates will be selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Trip must be booked at least twenty-one (21) days prior to departure. Travel must be roundtrip. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Promotion, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Unless child of winner, travel companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure or a sibling/friend of winner with the appropriate parental permissions and releases and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. If winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, travel companion must be winner’s parent/legal guardian. Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Sponsor is not responsible if tennis event is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except as in Sponsor’s sole discretion. ARV: $2,500. Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value.
Prize B: (11 winners) $100 Lindt gift card (ARV $100)
Prize C: (12 winners) $50 Lindt gift card (ARV $50)
Prize D: (11 winners) Lindt gift basket (ARV $45)
Prize E: (11 winners) Gift Tower of assorted Lindor Truffles (ARV $45)
Prize F: (16 winners) $25 Lindt gift card





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Latest Prize arrives

>> Saturday, February 5, 2011

Just to encourage those who have not won to keep trying, I wanted to share that my latest prize arrived - 12 coupons for free boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios.  Here is a link to my post about this contest.  Give it a try.  You can enter quickly after the first time (just enter your email on the first page, and then click the "Click here if you can't see the game" link at the bottom left of the game screen - the first time you have to enter your address, etc.)  It literally takes seconds to enter after the first time!

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The next round of instant wins

Schick Play it Smooth IWG - Ends 7/31/11

Enter here: http://www.schickplayitsmooth.com/rockband/instant-win.php - You'll have to register once, then when you return to enter again you just enter your email. THEY SEND AN EMAIL THAT INDICATES IF YOU WON OR NOT.
Official Rules: http://www.schickplayitsmooth.com/rockband/rules.pdf

You can enter once per day for a chance to win some decent prizes. The game goes for a while, but there are 425 prizes! Good luck. Let me know if you win!
First Prize: (200 winners) Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller (ARV $279.99)
Second Prize: (25 winners) Rock Band 3 Special Edition (ARV $140.00)
Third Prize: (50 winners) Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard (ARV $79.99)
Fourth Prize: (100 winners) Rock Band 3 Game (ARV $59.99)
Fifth Prize: (50 winners) Rock Band Country Track Pack 2 (ARV $29.99)


Huggies Enjoy the Ride - $15 Amazon.Com Gift Card Contest & IWG  - Ends 3/31/11
 
You must be a member of the Huggies® Enjoy the Ride Rewards Program.  Follow the instructions to log in and play the Instant Win game by redeeming 2 Point(s) from your Enjoy the Ride Rewards Member Account.   Scroll down the page and check "Yes, I accept the official rules and regulations" to be taken to the login page and then the instant win.

Enter here: http://www.huggies.com/en-US/rewards/instant-wins/details/143
Official Rules: http://www.huggies.com/en-US/rewards/play-to-win/rules/instant-wins/143

There are 1080 prizes to be won - a $15 Amazon GC! Great odds here, folks! (Contest began Feb. 1)


General Mills / Family Dollar Feeding Dreams 2011 Sweepstakes & IWG - Ends 2/28/11
(Note: Void in AK CA DC HI MT OR WA)

Win for your self and a school!  You could win a $10 Family Dollar GC for yourself and 50 Bonus Box Tops for a school (selected at registration).

Daily Entry at: http://generalmills.promo.eprize.com/fdfeedingdreams2011/
Official Rules: http://generalmills.promo.eprize.com/fdfeedingdreams2011/rules.html

Instant win prizes:
FIFTY (50) FIRST PRIZES. First Prize is one (1) $10 Family Dollar gift card and 50 Bonus Box Tops. Sponsor will award Bonus Box Tops to the BTFE-eligible school indicated by the winner at registration. ARV: $15.


Pop Secret's Pop, Camera, Action Sweepstakes & IWG - Ends 3/31/11
Again, great odds here!   2000 winners of a Netflix Gift Suscription (ARV $19.09) and the contest only lasts 2 months.  Hope someone wins!  Please come back and comment if you win. That gives all of us hope!

Enter Here: http://www.popcameraaction.com/   No need to do the whole game.  Here is the shortcut way"

  • Fill in your email and click "Don't have a UPC" and it will fill one in for you.
  • Next screen click "Direct Play" or something like that.
  • Next screen click "skip" to see if you won
Official Rules: http://www.popcameraaction.com/rules.htm

Instant Win Prize: (2000 winners) Netflix Gift Subscription (ARV $19.09)

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Blog Giveaways Galore!

>> Friday, February 4, 2011

I have ventured into the world of entering blog giveaways and am loving it!  I've learned about so many products I had never heard of and am hoping you will check them out too!

dB Logic Earphones
For all of you who care about protecting your hearing, here are some great sounding earphones. Head over to The Bragging Mommy and read about dB Logic Earphones with SPL2 technology. This technology "intelligently modifies the sound wave to closely match the profile of the original sound wave, while keeping the overall volume level at a level that can help avoid hearing loss."  Last day to enter is February 17th @10:00 am MST.

$90 CSN Stores Gift Card
Who couldn't use a $90 GC?  And this one is good at any CSN Store. I'd never heard of CSN before this blog giveaway adventure.  With over 200 online stores, they have a store for just about anything!  I'm into decorating these days so I'm enjoying the Home Decor selections.  But most of all I love the selections at the Classroomfurnituredirect.com store since I am a teacher. to Cuckoo for Coupon Deals and enter to win this GC.  Last day to enter is February 9th at midnight Eastern Time. 


$50 Red Envelope GC
Yet another great giveaway over at Cuckoo for Coupon Deals!  This one is for a $50 Red Envelope GC.  Red Envelope is a great place for all kinds of personalized gifts. Considering the winter weather we are having where I live, it's no surprise that I like the Waves of the Pacific Bath & Body Spa Basket.  

I'll just pretend its summer and I'm on the beach! Anyway, head over to Cuckoo for Coupon Deals for your chance to win!  Last day to enter is 2/5/11.


Veronica’s Treats: Classic Mini Cake Pops
Earlier this year I remember trying cake pops when a child brought them to school for a birthday celebration. They were wonderful. Over at Granny Loves Gift Baskets you can read a review about Veronica's Treats: Classic Mini Cake Pops and enter for a chance to win! The pictures alone will make your mouth water. Head over and maybe you'll win! The last day to enter is 2/14/11. Good luck!

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Some new instant wins to try

>> Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pepsi-Cola - Max Vend And Win Sweepstakes - Ends 6/30/11

Here is an easy one to win.  There are 20,000 shirts being given away!  It won't take more than a couple of tries (once per day). I already won mine.  When you win you will be taken to a page to choose your size.  Who can't use another shirt!  I won my shirt already :)

Enter here: http://maxvendandwin.com/ 
Official Rules: http://maxvendandwin.com/rules.html


Honey-Nut Cheerios Non-Challenge - Ends 6/28/11
This one offers a chance to win a year's supply of Honey Nut Cheerios (awarded as coupons for free boxes).
Also, you don't really have to play the little game.  Near the bottom on the left (after you enter your email) is a link that says "Click here if you can't see the game" or something like that.  Just click that to find out right away if you won.  Most games have this and you can just click it, find out if you won, and move on to another instant win game.  If does not affect your chances of winning at all. I won this one already :)

 Enter here: http://honeynutcheerios.promo.eprize.com/nonchallenge/ 
Official Rules: http://honeynutcheerios.promo.eprize.com/nonchallenge/display_page?page=rules&cid=p1core-tbx08.f.1800/afd43/7c/fd88210e.0aa561e2ecec24112bf698ab3940b09e 



Dannon Small Steps - Ends 2/28/11
In this game you have the chance to instantly win:
Groceries for a year (awarded as a gift card for $7,800) - 3 prizes awarded
Groceries for a month (awarded as a gift card for $550) - 50 prizes awarded
Groceries for a week (awarded as a gift card for $150) - 100 prizes awarded

This game goes in my "MUST PLAY" bookmark folder because the game is only about 5 weeks long, so there are several prizes on average each day.  There is a link under the spot to add a UPC which says "Don't have a code. Click here." Clicking that will enter a bunch of 999999999999 which is their free UPC code to enter with. You can enter 4 times per day! Good luck.

Enter here: http://dannon.com/smallsteps/
Official Rules: http://dannon.com/smallsteps/official-rules.html


California Wine and Dine Getaway Sweepstakes - Ends 2/14/11
This one only lasts one month and has lots of prizes, so it also is in my "Must Play" category.  It's sponsored by Harry and David and I love their products. The instant win prizes are:

TEN (10) FIRST PRIZES: Taste of the Valley Double Discovery gift box assortments. ARV: $79.95. 
TEN (10) SECOND PRIZES: Super Moose Munch Mmm-able Tins. ARV: $49.95. 
TWENTY (20) THIRD PRIZES: All-Occasion Delights Double Discoverygift box assortments. ARV: $49.95. 
FIVE (5) FOURTH PRIZES: Creamy & Dreamy Cheesecake Samplers. ARV: $39.95. 
THIRTY (30) FIFTH PRIZES: All-Occasions Tower of Treats gift box Collections. ARV: $39.95. 
TEN (10) SIXTH PRIZES: $25 Harry and David gift card (terms and conditions apply). ARV: $25. 
FIFTY (50) SEVENTH PRIZES: Chocolate truffleassortments. ARV: $19.95. 

Enter here: http://harryanddavid.promo.eprize.com/valentine/ 
Official Rules: http://harryanddavid.promo.eprize.com/valentine/rules.html

I'm still trying to win this one!  Good luck!

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Earth-Friendly Giveaways

>> Saturday, January 22, 2011

As I continue on this new journey of blog-hopping, I've noticed that a lot of reviews and giveaways are related to Earth-Friendly products.  So I thought I'd gather and share some of this type of giveaways, many of which I have entered, too!

EcoUsable® Review and Giveaway at ABCD Diaries
This is a review and giveaway for stainless steel water bottles in many great designs and colors. Read the review and enter the giveaway at ABCD Diaries  Ends 2/2


Planet Wise, Inc. bags at The Baby Bottom Line
Here you will find a great review and giveaway for reusable bags from Planet Wise, Inc.  I've entered to win these at a few different blogs, but so far no luck.  I really love the sandwich wrap bar which can double as a placemat!  Check it all out at The Baby Bottom Line blog. Ends 2/5/11 

Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
Love green cleaners?  This one is for you.  Head over to Confessions of an Overworked Mom for a review and giveaway for Simple Green.  I won Simple Green multi-purpose cleaner in an instant win contest some time ago (I think that's how I got it free) and I used it in my classroom. I felt good using something I knew was safe for the students.  You can read more and try to win Simple Green here. Ends 1/29/11.

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Hurry - Low Entries and Ends Jan. 22 11PM HST

What are you waiting for! Here's one of those great opportunities to get something great for free.

There is a giveaway by MommySalad of a Slapwatch. There will be 2 winners and there appear to be only 37 entries as of this post.  Enter RIGHT AWAY!  Enter here:  MommySalad Slap Watch Review and Giveaway.  She does a great review and your chances to win are good!  Good luck!

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Money Savvy Pig Giveaway by ABCDDiaries

>> Friday, January 21, 2011

Time is short, but I just found a giveaway that I LOVE and want to pass on.  Teaching kids to use their money well is such a challenging task.  The Money Savvy Pig bank is a great addition that makes learning to divide the money you get fun.  It is a clear blue bank (at least in the picture) and has 4 slots for money - DONATE, SAVE, INVEST, SPEND. Children divide their money into those separate parts of the bank and see how their different categories compare.  I think it's ingenious!  Try to win it ABCDDiaries.  Contest ends 1/21!!

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>> Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Halls Pop a Drop – ends 3/31/11
Use these codes to enter: 1254663237 and 1254663239 (These are the free UPC numbers they give you when you call the 800 number in the official rules)

There are 500 prizes a day.  I won a coupon for a free bag of halls a few times.  You can win that 3 times.  Other prizes are available :
$1,000.00 (awarded in the form of a check) (15)
$500.00 (awarded in the form of a check) (20)
A pair of sneakers (awarded in the form of a $100.00 Foot Locker(tm) GiftCard )(150)
$100.00 Gas Card Prepaid MasterCard (175 available)


Herbal Essences: Something Beautiful is About to Blossom - Ends 2/28/11

250 prizes – include a variety of store gift cards or Herbal Essences product collection including shampoo and conditioner. (You're also automatically entered for a chance to win* the sweepstakes grand prize $500 USD gift card!)

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More instant win links

>> Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dole Aloha Sweepstakes/Instant Win - ends 4/7/11 (12 weeks of prizes!)

This one offers different instant win prizes each week.  There are 10 first prizes each week of a $25 gift card (each week it is for a different online store - Home Depot, Amazon, Cooking.com, etc.).  Each week there are also 75 second prizes of a coupon good for one free DOLE Fruit Bowls 4-pack or DOLE All Natural Fruit in Jar.  That's 80 prizes per week - not too shabby!

Enter here: http://dole.promo.eprize.com/juice/ (daily entry)
Official Rules: http://dole.promo.eprize.com/juice/rules.html (This is a link to open a PDF of the rules.)


ConAgra Foods' - Hunt's "Host the Ultimate Chef Party" Sweepstakes/Instant Win - ends 2/28/11

Besides a sweepstakes prize of a house party (see rules for details), you can win a $25 Walmart gift card (75 winners) or a Chef Duran cook book (65 winners), or a $1 coupon for a Hunt's product (3000 winners).  You are bound to win at least a coupon!  I did!
There is a third part that has you collect ingredients for a recipe and if you collect all of them you get a free product coupon.  There are 2000 of them available.
Enter here: http://hunts.promo.eprize.com/chefparty/  (Daily entry - the first time you have to enter all your info - after that you'll enter your email only for the daily entry)
Official Rules: http://hunts.promo.eprize.com/chefparty/rules.html (link to a PDF for rules)


Let me know if you win!

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Pink Owl Pillow Giveaway - EDIT: ENDED

Here's a chance to win an adorable Pink Owl Pillow (handmade!). This giveaway is hosted by Subtle Southern Snapshots and ends 1/20. It's easy to enter! There are a few other contests offered there also. Good luck!

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EatSmart Scale Giveaway

OK, for all those of us trying to lose weight, here is another great giveaway. Over at Making Ends Meet there is a great review and giveaway. The brave blogger even shows herself on the scale to show how easy it is to read the display! The giveaway goes till Jan. 26th. Head on over to read the review and enter the giveaway. Good luck!

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Enjoy chocolate without the calories! - EDIT - ENDED

>> Saturday, January 15, 2011

Here's another chance to win a great smelling candle!  This time it's a Chocolate Drizzled Candle from North Fork Gifts. All the chocolate without the calories. The giveaway is being offered on the Confessions of An Overworked Mom blog and ends on 1/21.  There is a wonderful review of a vanilla lavender candle and instructions for entering the giveaway.  While you are there check out the site because there are lots of other reviews and giveaways. I also went to the North Fork Gifts website and they really have all kinds of great smelly stuff.  Check them out here. My favorite scent is peppermint and they have several things.  I plan to try one out!  Good luck!

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Win a Glade Sense and Spray - ENDED

I found a great giveaway for all those like me who love smelly stuff! Over at the ChicNSavvy Reviews blog you can read a great review of Glade's new Sense & Spray and enter for a chance to win one.  I had one with a different design a while back and my students loved it!  They came into class each week and said "It smells GOOD in here!" - Yes, some did that every week.  And they were right.  Unfortunately it eventually got knocked off my desk and cracked.  This new model of their automatic air freshener actually looks like it will take a little more knocking around.  The thin plastic was my only fault with the one I had before.  It has a motion sensor and so it only sends a spray into the air when there are actually people there to enjoy it, which made it last a long time.  Go read ChicNSavvy's full review and enter to win this great product. Last day to enter is 1/17.  Here is the link:  http://chicnsavvyreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/enter-to-win-new-glade-sense-spray.html

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More instant win games

>> Friday, January 14, 2011

Dentyne Pop 'N' Play Instant Win Game - ends 3/31/11
Daily entry:   http://www.facebook.com/Dentyne?v=app_114823498591300

Prizes:
First Prizes (10): Samsung Epic 4G mobile phone from Sprint along with three (3) months of free service on a Simply Everything Plan with premium data add-on. (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $829.96 each)
Second Prizes (270): A $50 Quantum Rewards Prepaid MasterCard(r).
Third Prizes (900): A Dentyne Safe Breath Alliance t-shirt. Exact size of t-shirt will be at Sponsor's sole discretion. ARV: $15.00 each.
Fourth Prizes (3,600): A $1.29 Amazon.com Gift Card* for MP3 music downloads.  UPDATE: I won the Amazon GC
Fifth Prizes (3,100): A coupon redeemable for a single 9-piece pack of Dentyne(r) gum.

Below is one with lots of prizes and its only one month long!  Decent odds here!
Harry and David California Wine and Dine Getaway 2/14/11
Daily entry: http://harryanddavid.promo.eprize.com/valentine/
Official Rules:  http://harryanddavid.promo.eprize.../rules.pdf

Sweepstakes Prize: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: A trip for two (2) to California Wine
Region: Healdsburg, California. (see rules for more info)

Instant Win Game Prizes:
1st prize (10): Taste of the Valley Double Discovery gift box assortments. ARV: $79.95.
2nd prize (10): Super Moose Munch Mmm-able Tins. ARV: $49.95.
3rd prize (30): All- Occasion Delights Double Discoverygift box assortments. ARV: $49.95.
4th prize (5): Creamy & Dreamy Cheesecake Samplers. ARV: $39.95.
5th prize (40): All-Occasions Tower of Treats gift box Collections. ARV: $39.95.
6th prize (10): $25 Harry and David gift card (terms and conditions apply). ARV: $25.
7th prize (70): Chocolate truffle assortments. ARV: $19.95.

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Let's get started winning!

>> Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Here are a few of my "must enter" instant win games.  I try to do these every day because the odds seem good.  

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries
Here's a great contest for those of us with a morning sweet tooth.  2000 people a week are winning a month of toaster strudels (coupons for 4 free boxes).  With a little persistence you are bound to win!  Enter every day. Good luck! Ends 2/7/11  UPDATE: Forgot to say I won 2X this already.  You can win up to 3 times. Stick with it! There are lots of prizes.

Enter here: http://strudelsmiles.pillsbury.com/
Official rules: http://strudelsmiles.pillsbury.com/display_page?page=rules

Tony's Pizza
Here's a chance to win all kinds of great prizes including iTunes Gift Cards, a Wii, $50 and $100 VISA cards, pizza, and a chance at a $500 VISA card. Enter every day! Ends 4/9/11

Enter Here: http://www.tonys99daysofmore.com/
Official Rules: http://www.tonys99daysofmore.com/rules.html


Red Baron Pizza
 Do you see a theme here?  I do love pizza, and I'm clearly hungry.

Enter Here: http://redbaronpizzapromo.com/2011-Q1/
Official Rules:  http://redbaronpizzapromo.com/Rules.aspx

ONE ENTRY per person.  I entered and did not win.  I recommend waiting a bit and picking an odd time to take a shot at this (like 4 or 5 AM Eastern).  There are quite a few prizes - pizza for a year and some serious VISA gift cards (from $50 to $750) I wish I'd paid more attention that it was one entry.  This ends 2/11/11.

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Getting started winning

I have really benefited from the advice of my sister-in-law, the queen of freebies!  I have learned a lot and have decided it's time to start sharing.  I plan to share links to contests and sites where you can win stuff for free.  Instant win games have been my specialty so that is what I will share about first.  There sadly are people who have found ways to cheat in those games, but I have legitimately won a lot of great stuff (ipods, gift cards, gaming systems, etc.) and it really is possible.  I have just begun to enter blog contests and will share links to them, but am not yet proficient enough to share advice on them. 

My first bits of advice to those who are new to contests:

1.  Create an email that is just for contests
This is the MOST IMPORTANT advice. I say this because you WILL get spammed and your email will be shared.  Not all sites will share your information, but many will and you just have to accept that. You must use a real email address and a real street address when you register for games because this is where they will send the prize if you win and the way they will contact you about your win.

2. Be persistent
You win by random luck most of the time, so the more you enter, the better your chances. Enter as often as the contest allows.  Also, even if you don't win instantly, there is usually a sweepstakes involved and you are entered in that as well.  I've won several times through the sweepstakes end of the game (most notably $100 gift cards to online stores!)

3. Timing is everything
 Most instant win contests are based on a set time for winners.  Random times are predetermined as winning times.  If you sign in to play at that moment (or are the first after that predetermined time) you win.  SO...if you wake up in the middle of the night, or get up early, etc., that is the time to enter.  I have a bookmark folder called "Enter in the Middle of the Night".  In that folder are the contests I really want to win and which seem reasonably possible to win, ie. lots of prizes.  I open all the windows in that folder and enter all the contests in a matter of minutes (unless I just really need sleep!).

4. Ignore those random "You (may) have already won!" type emails (and regular mail, too)
If you did not go to the site or sign up for emails from a site, ignore those emails that tell you can win or have already won something.  At best they are trying to confirm your email address is a real one, and at worst you will end up with a virus.  After you have entered an instant win game you will often get emails from the company sponsoring the contest, and unless you opted out when you signed up you may get other emails about future promotions.  These are reasonably safe. Otherwise, do not open the email and certainly do not respond!  You have not suddenly won a lottery where a random email address was chosen...blah, blah, blah.  Stick to contests where you go to them to enter.

5. Save winning email confirmation and take screen shots.
When you win there are 2 wise things to do.  First, take a screen shot of the winning message that pops up and save it.  It is useful in case there is a problem later and a prize doesn't arrive. The screen usually has some sort of confirmation number, and you screen shot records the time/date as it shows on your screen (I use the snipping tool in Windows 7 for this).  Second, if they send you a confirmation email (they usually send it very shortly after you win) save it!  Again, you'll want it in case the prize doesn't arrive.  I've replied to that email or otherwise contacted the company a few times because a prize didn't arrive, and only once have I ended up with no prize (never got an answer).  Once in a while something just happens, but when you contact them they usually take care of it.

6. (NEW)  Skip the game!
You usually can skip the game to find out if you won.  Look for a small link to click, usually near the bottom of the game, which says "Click if you can't see the game" or "Click to skip the game".  It will take you right to the screen that tells you whether you won.  Playing the game HAS NO IMPACT ON WHETHER YOU WIN.  It's all based on the time you enter.

That is my initial advice.  I'll add more ideas as they occur to me.  Be sure to look at the sidebar (Places for Free Stuff) for links to sites where you can win!  GOOD LUCK!

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About This Blog

I have really benefited from the advice of my sister-in-law, the queen of freebies! I have learned a lot and have decided it's time to start sharing. I plan to share links to contests and sites where you can win stuff for free. Instant win games have been my specialty so that is what I will share about first. There sadly are people who have found ways to cheat in those games, but I have legitimately won a lot of great stuff (ipods, gift cards, gaming systems, etc.) and it really is possible. I have just begun to enter blog contests and will share links to them, but am not yet proficient enough to share advice on them.

My first bits of advice to those who are new to contests:

1. Create an email that is just for contests
This is the MOST IMPORTANT advice. I say this because you WILL get spammed and your email will be shared. Not all sites will share your information, but many will and you just have to accept that. You must use a real email address and a real street address when you register for games because this is where they will send the prize if you win and the way they will contact you about your win.

2. Be persistent
You win by random luck most of the time, so the more you enter, the better your chances. Enter as often as the contest allows. Also, even if you don't win instantly, there is usually a sweepstakes involved and you are entered in that as well. I've won several times through the sweepstakes end of the game (most notably $100 gift cards to online stores!)

3. Timing is everything
Most instant win contests are based on a set time for winners. Random times are predetermined as winning times. If you sign in to play at that moment (or are the first after that predetermined time) you win. SO...if you wake up in the middle of the night, or get up early, etc., that is the time to enter. I have a bookmark folder called "Enter in the Middle of the Night". In that folder are the contests I really want to win and which seem reasonably possible to win, ie. lots of prizes. I open all the windows in that folder and enter all the contests in a matter of minutes (unless I just really need sleep!).


That is my initial advice. I'll add more ideas as they occur to me. Be sure to look at the sidebar (Places for Free Stuff) for links to sites where you can win! GOOD LUCK!

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