Saturday, January 15, 2011

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:

1 comment:

  1. Woohoo! Just found out I won this one :) As I said before, persistence is the key. Keep entering contests, and you will win some.


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!