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What Did You Win in December, 2011?

By January 1, 2012

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The New Year is here, but it still feels like 2011 to me. Before we say goodbye to the old year, let's take a minute to look back and talk about the sweepstakes prizes that we won in December.

For me, December was really busy, and my sweepstakes entries slacked off a bit. Nevertheless, I won a few prizes including a $100 pair of noise-canceling headphones from Overrunz.com and a $200 chocolate fondue set from MomCentral.com. I'm hoping to start the New Year off strong with some good end-of-the-year wins.

How about you? Tell us what you won, big or small, in prizes in December. I'm looking forward to hearing about all of your great sweepstakes wins! And here's wishing you all a happy, healthy, and lucky New Year!

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January 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm
(1) andrea says:

After entering contests for over 3 years now, and I mean faithful every day, a list longer than my arm, I have never yet won anything.

January 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm
(2) Shawn says:

A blanket from serta

January 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm
(3) Wendyrc says:

I won a $100 Walmart gift card (MCR), $25 Visa Gift Card (Dollar General Race to Win),$10 off and free shipping to Red Envelope (Lindor), Coupons from PetSmart, $10 Book cash(Nestle), Robitussin Blanket, 2 Movie Tickets (Xfinity) and a free movie rental from Blockbuster. Good Luck to all in 2012!!!

January 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm
(4) Ron says:

Won a blanket from Robitussin and my wife won $10 cert from Reading is Fundamental. We won numerous RIF certificated during the life of the contest. Great reason for entering as they gave money for books for children.

January 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm
(5) Treknott says:

I think this was the month I either won or actually received a $50 e-gift card for water bottles (really cool custom ones), a spare tire tube for my bike and South West Airlines FF miles worth about $150. All in all a pretty good month.

January 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm
(6) Derek says:

Nook Color via Lindt Chocolate (sweeps ongoing)
$50 Zappos Gift Code
2 Movie Tickets + 2 Large Drinks via MyCokeRewards
20oz Coke via MyCokeRewards
Candy Bar via Mars/NFL (sweeps ongoing)

2nd best month thus far. :)

January 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm
(7) SJL/JJP Residence says:

December 2011 Wins:

A $50 Macy’s Gift Card from INC Giving Spree Instant Win

Taunton Press “Ultimate Woodworking” Sweepstakes 2011 (Fine Woodworking Magazine) $4,413.93 worth of tools.

One Robitussin Blanket

Wishing you an abundant 2012…may all of your wishes come true! Keep sweeping!

January 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm
(8) W-W says:

One Robitussin cap, just won a Robitussin blanket today

January 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm
(9) tryinginchgo says:

so who’s winning the big cash prizes and cars? New to the sweeping thing but only entering big prize sweeps. Any thoughts on all there hearst mag sweeps?

January 1, 2012 at 6:37 pm
(10) Kelley says:

-2 tickets to the Kings/Coyotes game in LA this week
-$500 Dell gift card

January 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm
(11) J says:

I won a Nook Color! I love it, too.

January 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm
(12) Cheryl says:

I won a Dell laptop from Staples PC a day giveaway. I love it! I haven’t won anything for two years, so this was needed.

January 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm
(13) ten1942 says:

I must be related to Andrea!!!

January 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm
(14) Robert says:

I only have one win, tickets to a LSU football game that I won on the Circle K promotion with Coke Zero.

January 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm
(15) somry says:

i’ve been pretty faithful entering these contest nearing a year now and i haven’t won anything either.

January 1, 2012 at 11:20 pm
(16) Jacki says:

I won a $25.00 gift card form Family Dollar….I hate to admit this…..Jack FM called me around 1st of December…I didn’t know the amount in the jackpot…amount. was..$$14,000.00..Oh well, someone won it the next day and they sounded like they really needed it, not that I didn’t, I believe that God has something else for me to win….I really do……Good Luck to all in 2012!!!!

January 2, 2012 at 1:09 am
(17) david fike says:

won an ipad from nickelodeon, $500 nordstrom giftcard, $600 national tire store giftcard(ram trucks), nescafe dolce coffeemaker, mini fridge(amp), $25 red envelope certificates(lindt), $50 giftcode (yahoo sports), $50 giftcode (tommy bahama)

January 2, 2012 at 2:39 am
(18) Sabrina says:

First off, thank you Sandra! I won a $25 red envelope gift card, a robitussin blanket, umbrella and hat, a maybelline mascara, a movie ticket from moviefone, a stouffer’s sautes for two and 18 candy bars from Mars/NFL. Pretty good month!! Thanks again Sandra!

January 2, 2012 at 5:08 am
(19) Steven B says:

First of all, I’ve been entering daily for probably 10 years and never really won much until this year. But boy was it a big year!!!
I won $1000 worth of Wagyu beef from Craig Norman. In fact we just had 2 of the steaks last light.
I won a trip to Nashville to the CMA Fan Fest in May and stayed at Opryland which was beyond awesome.
I won an Android Xoom tablet which I really like.
I won a snuggie and a blanket.
But our biggest win of a lifetime came in the form of a simple email stating that I had won $10,000 from the Larry Crowne movie sweepstakes (don’t remember the exact name of the contest)
So it just goes to show you that persistence pays off. Folks tell me all the time “gee, you’re lucky. You should enter the lottery.” I tell them that luck has nothing to do with it. I spend a minimum of an hour a day in sweeping. Usually more. And I don’t do it entirely for the prizes. I do it because I enjoy it. When I am sweeping it’s sort of like meditation for me. I kind of zen out and it’s relaxing and enjoying and that’s part of why I do it.
So, hang in there. One thing we are doing with our prize money is going on a cruise and we are leaving this coming Friday.

January 2, 2012 at 10:57 am
(20) laura says:

Been sweeping since August!!! Have not won anything! What am I doing wrong?

January 2, 2012 at 11:24 am
(21) tme4mllr says:

This year I’ve won the Robitussin blanket & hat, Wonka candy bar & 10 Lindt candy bars. I’m hoping for something big from all those sweeps that ended on Dec. 31st! :) Good luck everybody!

January 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm
(22) Jessica H says:

I had a good December…a few little prizes, but still i’ve been a winner :) I won a mechanical pencil from Uniball, a 12 pack of coke, a hat from Robitussin, a months membership to LA fitness, Maybelline mascara and 1000 Marriott reward points.

January 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm
(23) Cathy C says:

In December I won 2 movie tickets plus 2 large drinks from Coke, 2 Hollywood movie tickets, and from Facebook I won, 2 free bras and 2 pair of socks from Hanes, an Eggland’s Best prize pack and an HK Anderson pretzel prize pack. All fun gifts. Thank you Sandra for all you do! Good luck in 2012 to all!

January 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm
(24) Sonja says:

I won (1)movie tickets for 2 to see Cowboys vs. Aliens (2) from HEB grocery store $300 Southwest Airlines gift card (3) Robitussin blanket ….I am feeling pretty good about 2012! Best of luck to all! Be blessed this New Year!!

January 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm
(25) Sonja says:

I won (1)movie tickets for 2 to see Cowboys vs. Aliens (2) from HEB grocery store $300 Southwest Airlines gift card (3) Robitussin blanket ….I am feeling pretty good about 2012! Best of luck to all! Be blessed this New Year!!

January 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm
(26) Carole Hudgens says:

I won an essay contest for the movie “Letters to Juliet”. The Grand Prize was a trip for two to Verona, Italy. We had a fabulous time.

January 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm
(27) Carole Hudgens says:

I won an essay contest for the movie “Letters to Juliet”. The Grand Prize was a trip for two to Verona, Italy. We had a fabulous time.

January 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm
(28) Brittany says:

I won 2 movie ticket vouchers from Sun Maid! We saw Sherlock Holmes, and enjoyed it very much.

January 3, 2012 at 11:18 am
(29) AdrienneJ says:

I won a Netbook form Club Tyson Back to school prize wheel, a grill utensil set from Hersheys, poster from x factor contest, 2/25 dollar gift cards from AARP create the good contest, $25 dollar tgif gift card, 2 movie tickets and two drinks from mycokerewards.

This all in my first year and I only started this summer around July!!!

January 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm
(30) Tina says:

It has been a pretty good year. All small wins since I don’t enter for the cars or trips because I could never pay the taxes.
Won 10 my coke reward points, 2 uniball mechanical pencils, a hat and umbrella from Robitussin, 2 movie tickets, an awesome ice scraper from Fargo, a purse from Kate Spade NY (worth $375.00-very exciting!), a 100 dollar gift certificate for Fatheads and a $75.00 Visa card from Camel that I haven’t received yet. I’m a very, very happy sweeper :)

January 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm
(31) Bonnie Tooley says:

I won a horseshoe nail cross. unfortunately it was stolen from my mail box. My mail carrier remembered delivering it. So at least i won it.

January 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm
(32) Beverly says:

December, started out not so great. I was in the hospital, because I had a brain stem stroke. When I got home I had an email that I had won a $500. gift card from Eastbay, “win your wish list”. I said thank you God for saving my life, and thank you for this win, it will be so helpful for Christmas. Three day later, I received an email that I had won $6,000 from Coca-Cola/Hibbett Sports, “Any Football Game”. God has blessed me, I have been very fortunate.

January 5, 2012 at 12:31 am
(33) Brooke says:

Congratulations to everyone!! December was wonderful. I won 2 Fandango movie tickets, Burt’s Bees Cuticle Cream Mini, a $25 gift card to Finish Line & a t-shirt, a TechGuru magnet, a year’s subscription to Lucky Magazine, a SoftLips 2-pack, a pair of autographed Soffe shorts, a beauty bag from Dr. Oz, a $30 code to a House of Blue’s event, a bottle of Trésor Midnight Rose perfume, and a $10 Live Nation Concert Cash code. I also received a check from the Gold Hunter’s game that I won in November. Good luck to everyone in the new year! =)

January 5, 2012 at 12:45 am
(34) Brooke says:

I also won 3 $50 gift cards from Visa.

January 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm
(35) kevin says:

won a 3000.00 refridgerator in the bob vila 24 days of christmas giveaway

January 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm
(36) Cindy says:

I won a Nescafe Dulce Gitusto Coffee maker and a Robitussin Umbrella.
I can use both, so I am very appreciative of both.
Now, I just need to win a car, cash and/or gift cards, or a trip to the Superbowl. :)
Congratulations to the other winners and Good Luck to all!!

January 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm
(37) Bethany says:

Won $25 from PCH search and a $25 NFL.com gift card and chocolates for entering a UPC in the Dove chocolate giveaway. Someday I’ll win big but the little wins keep me going.

January 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm
(38) Kevin says:

I’ve been entering sweepstakes for over 20 years, it’s an addiction I believe. I’ve never won anything over $500 yet. In 2011 I was told I won a $652 rifle. But after waiting 3 months. I contacted the agency who were running the sweeps and they said none of the other(1st prize) winners tried to claim their prizes. So they couldn’t give me mine? I was pretty bummed. :( I won a few gift cards, some cough drops

January 6, 2012 at 12:15 am
(39) Ann says:

$100.00 Best Western Gift Card
Reese’s Premium Stadium Seat Cushion
Robitussin Umbrella
Robitussin Free Cough Syrup
Nature’s Bounty Fish Oil Capsules
Then Jan 3rd a $25.00 NFL.com Gift Card

Started sweeping in September and went 3 months with nothing and wondered if I would ever win anything. December made up for it. :)

January 6, 2012 at 7:15 am
(40) Brenda S. says:

1 Dove free chocolate bar coupon, 1 Dove free ice cream coupon, pair of gloves from Nyquil/Dayquil, 2 free snickers coupons, $25 American Express gift card from season of surprises (ends 1-31), 20 box top for education for local grade school, 3 music downloads from ConAgra Scan it Score it. I love the instant wins!!

January 6, 2012 at 9:40 am
(41) CathyB says:

I won several of the Burt’s Bees instant giveaways,Petsmart Coupons,$25.00 red envelope coupon, the weird one was the beginning of December. I received a call I had won the 2011 Real Cash giveaway, of course my heart started pounding,after the opening statement the line went dead! Now I am only left to wonder, the number was blocked and they never called back. Hopefully 2012 will be a much more win filled year. Happy New Year everyone and good luck.

January 6, 2012 at 11:03 am
(42) Karen says:

I won the T-Mobile Sweepstakes which was three T-Mobile gift certificates; 2 for $500 and 1 for $439.88

I won a ten dollar gift card from Family Dollar

I won new RUSK DeepshineOil Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner in the Lucky Breaks contest back in November. I am still waiting for RUSK to send me the prize.

I guess our T-Mobile bill will finally go down to zero for awhile.

January 6, 2012 at 8:28 pm
(43) Barbara says:

I can happily report I won the $5,000 grand prize in the “Living the Country Life- Honda Built To Work Sweepstakes”! Super exciting!

January 8, 2012 at 2:49 am
(44) Peachyallday says:

I won some Rachel Roy earrings from her Haiti collection..it was a twitter contest..pretty excited since she’s my favorite designer.

January 9, 2012 at 12:45 am
(45) LIsa says:

I won a 250$ Gift card form Sierra Trading Post..

Thank you Sandra…I entered the online contest on your lovely website.

I look forward to a great year of prizes!

January 17, 2012 at 9:25 am
(46) Kimberly Opdyke says:

I apparently won one of eight second place winnings in Philip Norelco’s “Upgrade Your Morning” sweepstakes. The UPS man just delivered a Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush (ARV $299), with no paperwork or message, just the toothbrush. The only “fit” is that sweepstakes, which also includes a $1,200 Espresso machine, and a $100 nightlight. (ARV $1,750 for each 2nd place winner.)

Still not sure, since I never received notification of any sort, but you can bet I’ll be answering my door tomorrow!

January 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm
(47) Diana says:

It’s so encouraging to read about all of the really nice prized everyone has won. I just started entering sweeps in October, and it’s been really fun! So far I have won:
L’Oreal Mascara (never received it!)
Robitussin Cough Syrup & Blanket
Sealy Blanket
Ronzoni (it pays to eat pasta)- $100
ERA Detergent
Wonka Candy Bar
StriVectin skin care products
but the coolest was winning a MacBook Air in December!
Good luck to everyone this year :)

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