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Did You Win Any Sweepstakes Prizes in April, 2012?

By May 1, 2012

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Hello, everyone! Are you ready for the new May sweepstakes to enter? I'm looking forward to seeing what great prizes sweepstakes sponsors have in store for us this month!

But before we jump into that, let's take a look back over April 2012. Did you win any sweepstakes prizes? Big or small, I'd like to hear about them. Just click on the "comments" link below to tell us about your wins.

Last month, some people were dissatisfied because they only won small prizes after all the time they put in to entering sweepstakes. And yes, that can be so frustrating! But remember that entering sweepstakes is a hobby and not a job. You don't get paid an hourly rate in prize value. Instead, it's a mixed bag. You get the frustration of going weeks (or months!) without a win. You get small prizes that make life a little easier and a little more fun. And now and then, if you stick with it and don't let those dry spells get to you, you get prizes that are really exciting -- unique experiences like a trip somewhere you never dreamed of going but absolutely love (like Charl's Trip to Egypt) or a real life-changer (like Natalie Bostelman's Million-Dollar Win).

But to get there, it helps to have fun with sweepstakes, even when you're not winning. Read 5 Reasons to Love Sweepstakes (Even When You're Not Winning Big) for some inspiration. And get inspired by reading about other people's wins in this thread. You could be next!

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May 1, 2012 at 8:46 am
(1) Alexis T says:

I won 21 prizes in April. Mostly smaller items from a bag of Hot Tamales (my favorite – yum!) to a $25 gift code to Macy’s, where I bought $28.50 worth of nylons and only paid $3.50 cash!

I won four tickets to a musical at our University and my husband and I took my nephew and his bride to Spring Awakening, a production that was on par with the Broadway Touring show, which we saw a couple years ago.

Put a few prizes in to the “gift stash” for birthday and holiday gifts and enjoyed free Entemman’s coffee cakes.

Looking forward to winning in May.

Good luck everyone and keep smiling and winning!

May 1, 2012 at 9:02 am
(2) Josh says:

I won a pair of concert tickets and a $50 gift card for travel worth $200 from Dollar General’s MegaFan Sweepstakes. Thanks for posting all of the sweepstakes links!!

May 1, 2012 at 9:51 am
(3) CathyB says:

Thanks for all your work with providing all of these sweepstakes on one site. Alas I didn’t win anything for April, I did receive my Chalice yesterday from the Stella Artois sweepstakes it was rather exciting. Good luck to us all in May.

May 1, 2012 at 9:53 am
(4) Alison says:

I just started sweeping, and I won a pair of movie tickets from the Nabisco Battleship Sweeptakes and ten free music downloads from a FedEx Sweep. Thanks, Sandra, for posting so many contests!

May 1, 2012 at 10:30 am
(5) Karla says:

I started entering contest eight months ago, I enter 50-75 a day. I have won NOTHING!

May 1, 2012 at 10:30 am
(6) Luella D. says:

We just won a $5000 family vacation from Welch’s! We are so excited about this! I want to enter more sweepstakes for chances to win other prizes! :)

May 1, 2012 at 10:48 am
(7) Sue says:

Wow! I won 350 s.f. of pergo flooring from All You Magazine!
I also won an appetizer at Outback Steakhouse from Quicken Loans.
Thanks for your daily efforts making this possible for me.

May 1, 2012 at 10:59 am
(8) treknott says:

Thanks for all of your hard work in posting the sweepstakes. Yours is the only forum, source i use. So accurate and informative.

I won a chalice and a free music download. That’s all folks ;-)

May 1, 2012 at 11:07 am
(9) Chris Gately says:

It’s been a while since I had a win… then… 4 instant wins. I have 4 bags of Oberto Beef Jerky coming my way. Hopefully with so many big prize sweeps ending in April I can carry that luck over to May.

May 1, 2012 at 11:10 am
(10) Jacca says:

I won a pair of AH HOMMES sneakers from Finish Line.

May 1, 2012 at 11:14 am
(11) laura says:

I am a little late.. but I did win pet treats in March.. looking forward to May!

May 1, 2012 at 11:50 am
(12) Sarahwillwin says:

I won a $500 American Airlines gift card. That was my first big win since I started sweeping in Oct. April treated me well.

May 1, 2012 at 11:52 am
(13) Sarahwillwin says:

And I have to give a big thanks to those who voted for me in the About.com voting forum!!! Those votes helped me win.

May 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm
(14) Pat says:

April was full of small wins, so it’s been fun if not profitable.

A pack of dental supplies from Crest

Several gift codes from Total Rewards, for their casino, Home Depot, Macy’s etc. When we win that trip to Vegas, there’s a partly paid for dinner waiting for us.

$5 Dollar General GC from Everyday Clean. Wish there was one closeby.

KRE-O Transformers Lego for the grandgirls

Lots of Oberto zonks but one free bag, making the time entering worthwhile

Several prizes of Coke Zero/Coke Rewards Points from Subway and Battleship sweeps

Assorted ring tones and song downloads which, like the large number of Avengers comics and posters I won, don’t really interest me. I’m only in those sweeps for the larger prizes.

That’s it. Looking forward to May, luck to us all. Sandra, you are awesome. Thank you.

May 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm
(15) Cathy C says:

I only won a few small things in April…socks from Hanes, a sippy cup, $10 Pizza Inn Gift Card, Free Pizza buffet from Incredible Pizza and a cleaning pad from Libman mop. Still fun to play and see CONGRATULATIONS…you are a winner! Thank you Sandra, for all your hard work every month!

May 1, 2012 at 4:26 pm
(16) Steven B says:

I won a $2000 CyberPower gaming computer. I just got it last Friday and I am using it now.
And today I won a t-shirt.

May 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm
(17) Maria says:

I won Hersheys Peanut Butter Cups. April was a really slow month but that’s okay as I am hopeful everyday that I will win something.

May 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm
(18) Beverly says:

I had several small wins, Dole-show off your salad $4.99 coupon, a Coke from Coke Zero, 3- $4.99 coupons from Enternman’s, $5. gift card from Dollar General-Everyday Clean, and gift pack of Jersey Shore merchandise APV $75. from MTV Summer Get-a-way. A lot of nice sweeps ended in April, lets hope to see many big winners. Thanks Sandra for all that you do for us. A little early “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY”, I know you’re having a great time with that new little baby.

May 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm
(19) Carmen says:

Banner month for me:
* kitchen scale (haven’t received yet)
* several craft books, a novel and a tip book
* ribbon
* soil mix
* craft kit
and I just found out today I won a $150 Visa gift card!

May 2, 2012 at 3:21 am
(20) Derek says:

After quite a nice 2011 I don’t think I won a single thing since last December, until about a week ago when I got a $5 Amazon gift code from Microsoft. Hopefully the start of a new streak. :D

May 2, 2012 at 7:13 am
(21) Jon F. says:

I won free pasta. Haha. Not the most extravagant but I’m still thankful for it..

May 2, 2012 at 8:36 am
(22) LuckyDeb says:

Thanks for all your work on this site, Sandra! After many months of winning nothing, in April I won $5000 in the Western Union sweepstakes! This has really inspired me to keep entering – good luck to all!

May 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm
(23) Paula says:

I won a trip to California, $25 visa from Camel, 6 SCI fi movies from I am Rogue, Hot Tamales. So all in all good month for me. Palm Spring is a resort sweepstakes run by local news company.

May 3, 2012 at 12:05 am
(24) Brooke says:

Hi everyone! April was nice; I’m always thankful for any prizes I win!!! In April, I won a case of Chobani yogurt (it had a total of 12 cups – 4 of each of their 3 new flavors), Softlips Gloss, an Amazon music download, a can of Pringles, a Lindt Excellence Bar, Aveda T-shirt, Gummy Vitamins, Chickfila Stuffed Cow, and H20 Cream. Good luck everyone :)

May 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm
(25) Sherry says:

Had two wins for April was a cool one~A Coors Lite Mavericks 2011 Champ led lite…love it..and a Bumble and Bumble gift card to one of their salons for shampoo and blow dry

May 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm
(26) ANITA says:


May 3, 2012 at 7:49 pm
(27) John K says:

Did sweeps afew years ago won some small things. Then sorta got busy in life and stopped for the most part. But Hey came back about December 2011 and in April won a $450 visa card from a Ford sponsored contest. Now to win the Ford. Its a great hobby. Thanks

May 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm
(28) Jamie says:

Starting sweeping last August and finally won something over $1,000. I was one of the Grand Prize winners in the Kimberly-Clark Every Day Clean, Every Day Savings Sweepstakes. My prize is a $6,000 gift card to Lowe’s. I was getting ready to quit sweeping because of the hours I spent everyday entering, but I think I’ll keep going for a while. :)

May 3, 2012 at 11:17 pm
(29) Eileen Kennedy says:

i haven’t won anything

May 4, 2012 at 10:01 am
(30) Wanda Taylor says:

My husband and I had an okay March and April
I won $200 Visa card in an area NCAA contest.
We both won sirloin steak dinners in the “you’re the boss” with Ryan Newman
I won a $10 Family Dollar gift card and a $25.00 Nascar gift card (M&M we win you win) and we both won free reese’s cup in the Hershey giveaway and we ended April with a win in the Dale Jr Car giveaway on facebook. My husband won a hat
Good luck to everyone this month and maybe it is time for a Big win in the Taylor household. It’s been 6 years since the car win.
Thank you Sandra for all your hard work bring this newsletter to those of us who love to win prizes.

May 4, 2012 at 11:38 am
(31) Joan Young says:

I finally won, I got second prize of 250.00 from Budding,s, Thank You for all your great tips. J Y

May 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm
(32) jenny says:

Won instant Revlon makeup this month. No big wins since I started sweeping in February. But Im grateful for the little wins :D

May 5, 2012 at 12:24 am
(33) Lori says:

Month #3 of “Sweeping!” My April wins ….
$50- NFL gift card, free Pringles, $8- Dunkin’ Donut card, Reese’s peanut buttuer cups, Stella Artois chalice and Hot Tamales! I am hooked!

May 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm
(34) Jaylene says:

As usual, didn’t win a thing. I keep entering but at last to no avail. I guess being Irish isn’t lucky for me.

May 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm
(35) Shari says:

April was better than March. I won ipod shuffles, $10 iTunes gift cards, a $50 code for MLB (whatever baseballs is), free coupons for juice, pasta, Entenmanns :-) , lip gloss, Snapple package, and a Dollar General gift card that will be given to a relative who is in college. Small wins for me, have not won anything major from sweeping. Still waiting to win a laptop, iPad, a smart phone, and a gift card with a large amount, like $500 or $1000. Can’t seem to win those types of sweeps. Good Luck to everyone for the month of May. Really do like this site, Sandra does a lot of good work with this site, don’t know how she does it .

May 17, 2012 at 8:34 am
(36) margaret wooten says:

said i won 1000 $ gife card~~but didnt show how to receive it~when called the # says mail box is full ? went to best siite ~ n~ still no answer ? so did i really win or was it just to get me to look over and see what best buy has to offer ????

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