Friday, February 18, 2011

A new set of instant win opportunities!

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:
Official Rules:

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 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:
TEN (10) NINTH PRIZES: KHI autographed Officially Licensed NASCAR® die cast cars. ARV: $75.
TEN (10) TENTH PRIZES (awarded in Entry Period 4): $50 digital gift code. ARV: $50.


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:
Official Rules:

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

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


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

Click on the instant win tab at!/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:
Official Rules:

Maybelline Runway Beauty Game - Ends 4/30/11

Enter here:
Official Rules:

Play up to three (3) times per day

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).


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:
Official Rules:

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).


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

 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:
After you register there is a button to "GET A UPC" to enter without a code.
Official Rules:


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

Enter here:
Official 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

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Latest Prize arrives

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!

The next round of instant wins

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

Enter here: - 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:

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:
Official Rules:

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:
Official Rules:

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:   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:

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

Friday, February 4, 2011

Blog Giveaways Galore!

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 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!
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!