However, I kept plugging away at it, and today I received a surprise check for $25 in the mail. Yippee!
The thing is that this prize promotion has not only an instant win portion, but also a regular sweepstakes portion. That means that every entry into the instant win is also an entry into a regular drawing. And this particular sweepstake is giving away a ton of prizes in its regular drawings! 1,600 cash prizes, to be exact, divided up into monthly drawings.
This is a really good reminder that we shouldn't give up on winning too quickly. A lot of instant win sweepstakes have regular drawings as well, at least for a few grand prizes, so even if the "Sorry" message comes up every time you enter you could still be a big winner. So even when it seems like you'll never win, keep trying - you never know when a great surprise might show up at your door.
To see the people who have already won prizes in the Transitions - Spin and Win Sweepstakes, check out the Transitions.com - 2007 Winners List. Who knows, if you've been entering, there may be a check already on its way to you! If not, now's a great time to start.