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How Many Sweepstakes Do You Enter Daily?

By June 30, 2010

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One of the most common questions I get about sweepstakes is how many sweepstakes should be entered every day. For example, I received an email from Steve in Lake Villa, IL who was counting up how many sweepstakes he enters every day and started wondering how many sweepstakes other About.com Contests readers enter.

So I thought I'd put the question to you: fill out my easy poll to share about how many sweepstakes you enter daily.

Personally, I aim to enter around 50 sweepstakes daily. When I have some extra time, I get up to 75 to 100 sweepstakes.

Entering daily is an important part of winning regularly. It doesn't have to take long -- even 15 minutes a day can give you enough time to enter a bunch of valuable sweepstakes. If you have trouble fitting sweepstakes into your day, check out How to Find Time to Enter Sweepstakes.

Having a sweepstakes strategy can help you maximize your entry time. Here is an example of a simple way to keep up with sweepstakes entries.

If you're limited on time, it's also important to be as quick as possible when entering. Here are some tips on faster sweepstakes entry that can help you raise the number of sweepstakes that you enter daily.

If you'd like to win more, make it a goal to raise the number of sweepstakes you enter every day, even if it's only a few extra entries a day. Every entry that you submit is a new chance to win fantastic prizes!

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March 30, 2009 at 9:46 am
(1) Greg says:

One thing I’ve started doing recently is separating in my web browser’s bookmarks the daily sweepstakes that only require an email address to enter. Those are super quick to enter. Even if I don’t have any time on a particular day, I can at least enter those. It can literally take less than two minutes to “Open in Tab Group”, paste (Ctrl-V) my email address and hit “Submit” in each.

March 30, 2009 at 10:09 am
(2) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

That’s a great tip, Greg, thanks for sharing!

March 30, 2009 at 12:26 pm
(3) Steve from Lake Villa says:

Gee, Sandra, that was quick. Thanx.
Here’s my tip. First, when I save each web site to my Favorites, I edit the name of the entry, first to simplify it but also to display the final date that the sweepstakes is over. For example, it might read “HGTV Dream Home (Feb 15)” or whatever. Then I re-order the sweeps from top to bottom in order that they will end so that as i come up to the date then all the sweeps which end on a given day can be deleted. HTH

March 30, 2009 at 12:44 pm
(4) Steve from Lake Villa says:

Me again. Sandra mentioned this before in one of her newsletters but I want to mention it again. Using FoxFire helps tremendously in doing sweeps. You can open ALL the bookmarks with a single click of the button presuming you have all your contests under a single section in your bookmarks. It’s located at the bottom of your listings and it’s called “open all in tabs.” I also use Google toolbar to fill in common fields. This works just OK, not perfect, but it’s a big help regardless.

March 30, 2009 at 9:06 pm
(5) Lynn says:

I also load my daily entries into one folder in Firefox. I add the weekly or monthly ones in other folders. I also started bookmarking the one time only’s w/expiration date in yet another folder. This is a good way to keep track of those and delete when contest is over.

June 30, 2010 at 12:46 pm
(6) thema!lman says:

All I can say is that ever since I found this blog, I’ve been addicted to online contests. I haven’t mastered these tricks that have been suggested to keep track of dailies….I think I might start, thanks for the tips!

June 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm
(7) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

That’s great to hear, Thema!lman! Good luck!

June 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm
(8) Ken B says:

I use Firefox for just entering Sweepstakes; I have mine organized in folders and like FF because it allows you to open up multiple bookmarks with just a click. I Also use IE for Twitter and Facebook Sweeps. I multitask when I do them; With Windows 7 I can have several different programs running and I can get them done in no time.
I use Roboform and that allows me to save a lot of time filling out the forms.

June 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm
(9) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

That sounds like a great method, Ken B!

June 30, 2010 at 11:05 pm
(10) Joseph Skidmore says:

I have found that using RoboForm has helped me to enter a lot more in less time, I also use tabs and keep each contest dated for ending.
So far this year I have won almost $800 in cash and prizes.

July 7, 2010 at 9:44 am
(11) Jim B says:

I keep all my links in a word document. I currently have 61 sweeptakes that i enter daily and i add to my list from your new sweepstakes web page you provide. Thanks!

November 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm
(12) Fluffsmom says:

I do that too. I have them numbered. (Right click select all then click numbering box at top.) So I know how many I am currently entering. (122 BTW) When it ends I delete it. Any special needs like UPC or essay I type next to it so I can copy and paste if needed. This is fast for me. I dont like bookmarks anymore with all the search engine upgrades. I started with 50 per day late august and I have just keep adding and adding. I have only won very small things but many of my sweeps just ended or have not ended.

July 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm
(13) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Thanks for sharing your system, Jim B!

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