Saturday, January 29, 2011

Some new instant wins to try

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: 
Official Rules:

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: 
Official Rules: 

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:
Official Rules:

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: 
Official Rules:

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

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for letting me know- it's so embarrassing because I am a coder and know html- see what happens when you make one little typo! Look forward to a post about basic html- prob sometime this week ;-) Thanks for having my back- I'll remember that ;-)


I recommend starting with "Getting Started." That page contains some information to help you get started and provide the best chance of winning. Good luck!

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!