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What Did You Win in May, 2012?

By June 5, 2012

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I'm a little late with my question -- sorry, guys! -- but I'd still love to hear about the prizes you won last month. Did anyone have a lucky May? Did you win any great prizes, or any small ones that make life easier or more fun?

For me, May started off well with a win on the very first day -- free Thomas' English Muffins. I also won a $25 cash card, which I put toward a Mother's Day present for my mom, and my own very first Mother's Day netted me a Mom's Central prize of a set of pampering beauty products from Cindy Crawford.

How about you? Click on the "comments" link below to share your own good news about prizes you won in May!

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June 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm
(1) Dinah B says:

I won a $50.00 check from Huntington Bank. It was a cash sweeps.

June 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm
(2) Cathy C says:

Unlike you, Sandra, I did not win until nearly the end of the month. I won Remedy Spray and a Teeth Whitening Kit from Dr. Oz, a movie ticket to Madagascar 3, a Radio Flyer toy car (for my grandson), 4 tickets to our local Zoo and $100 gift card from Carter’s. Ended up being a great month. Thanks for all you to do keep us informed of new contests!

June 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm
(3) Mike Dunton says:

Pretty lean for me as I won a free can of Monster Energy drink and a free music download.

June 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm
(4) Annmarie W. says:

May seemed a bit slow, but I won a few good prizes: $100 Stanley Steemer GC from a blog; Video game from Airheads Candy; $25 iTunes GC from a blog; Brownie sampler from a blog; and a Software download from a blog.

June 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm
(5) jenniferedit says:

I won the DVD and CD to “The Week with Marilyn” as well as a $500 gift card (well, actually it was a code worth $500 to use online) to gorjana griffin and $50 for DailyCandy Deals. Not a bad haul….

June 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm
(6) Brooke says:

In May, I won: signed country memorabilia (a Trace Atkins Picture), $50 gift card to See’s Candy, a spatula from Good Cook, a CocoaVia tote, $70 American Express gift card, Glad Freezerware, a case of Wonka chocolate, Vaseline, a Weber Kabob Set, and Physician’s Formula Face Powder. Thanks for posting the sweeps Sandra, and thanks to everyone else for posting wins! I love reading about every single win!! Good luck to everyone in June!!! :)

June 6, 2012 at 9:47 am
(7) Mike says:

I won a 50$ Gift from Omaha Steaks (windows phone), and an ipod nano (TumeYummie).

June 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm
(8) Shawn T says:

nada zip zilch :P

June 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm
(9) Beverly says:

I had a nice month of small wins, mostly on facebook.
Skinny Cow facebook- product coupon
Texas Roadhouse fb-free entree coupon
Visa Prepaid fb-$10 MP3 gift code
Guess 30 Gifts in 30 Days-$100 shopping card
Thomas English Muffins FB- free product coupon
Dole Bliss fb- $22. blisful prize was a cooler packed with products
Cost Plus World Market RIO Getaway fb- $100. gift card
Arby’s fb- $5. gift card
AOL-$100 donation in my name to USO Operation Phone Home
Camel-$25 Mastercard online code
Cocoa Via fb- coffee tumbler and frother
RewardIt fb and twitter-$25.Amex card,(my first twitter sweep & first twitter win)

June 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm
(10) Pat says:

My only win of any significance was a duffle bag from the AMP Energy Dale Jr. Sweeps.

There was also a box of English Muffins but that may have been in April.

Otherwise some Coke products/coupons from Subway and Battleship, a bag of Oberto jerky, again that may have been actually April, not sure.

On the other hand Husband won $300 on a slot machine earlier today. It all counts!!

Luck to us all for June.

June 7, 2012 at 12:42 am
(11) Alisamon says:

Didn’t win a thing! :( I’m fairly new to this and trying not to get discouraged. Still trying every day!

June 8, 2012 at 1:37 am
(12) Dianne says:

The best prize I won was a $100 check from the Redman contest weekly prize. Also won: $25 gc from MyCokeRewards/Hess, 2 bandini bras, Smirnoff shot glasses, $5 gc from Windows Phone, 3 bottles of VitaCraves, 4 movie tickets to Battleship, $25 gc from Camel, $25 gc from Lindt Chocolates to Red Envelope and few candy bars and Cokes. It was a good month. Thanks for all the help and info!

June 8, 2012 at 5:42 am
(13) T. A. says:

I won @ pch.com by searching = a Movie Fandango Ticket worth about $12.50 but in order to claim the prize I had to join two of the choices you provide like Netflix etc. so I never claim it because I do not want to spend money I do not have. I am unemployed so it’s not really winning for me

June 8, 2012 at 8:14 am
(14) Holly says:

This is my first month of sweepstaking. I haven’t won anything big yet, but it sure is exciting. My first little win was a pair of free movie tickets to see Battleship. We’re going on date night!

June 8, 2012 at 9:00 am
(15) Melissa says:

Thanks for all your help! I just started sweeping in April. In May I won some movie tickets to a theater in Washington from the Washington Post : Three bags of Craisins from Ocean Spray, $10 and $25 Red Envelope gift cards from Lindt, $15.00 Amazon.com gift card from Clorox, and Avenger’s movie poster and digital comic book from Hershey’s. I’m so happy I’ve won some things so far!

June 8, 2012 at 9:02 am
(16) Richard Rangel says:

I won a beautiful guitar in May. It is a Gretsch Duo Jet George Harrison tribute guitar. Valued at $3500. I always enter guitar giveaways and this is the first one I have won. It is also the one I wanted most.

June 8, 2012 at 9:10 am
(17) Melissa says:

Thanks for all of your help! I just started sweeping in April. In May I won: two movie tickets to a theater in Washington from The Washington Post, $10 and $25 Red Envelope gift cards from Lindt, $15 Amazon.com gift card from Clorox,and Avenger’s movie poster and digital comics from Hershye’s. I’m so happy I’ve had some wins in my first month!

June 8, 2012 at 9:24 am
(18) CathyB says:

I won a Thomas’ English Muffin Free coupon, rather a lean month, onto June, good luck to all!

June 8, 2012 at 9:59 am
(19) sheila3321 says:

I won the Red Vines 3rd annual licorice day sweepstakes for $5,000 in Visa gift cards with one entry. This was my biggest win yet in my 40 years of entering sweepstakes!

June 8, 2012 at 10:16 am
(20) sarahz13 says:

I won a $50 Amazon gift card from the Quick Office giveaway, a Kinect Sports game from the Skittles/Starburst/Gummies IW, a clean prize pack from the Kiwi Shout giveaway, and a Cars Land sweeps activity book.

My ARV for the year is creeping closer to $700 so far for the year, so hoping to bump that up with a bigger win this summer.

Thanks all! :)

June 8, 2012 at 10:18 am
(21) bjcastle says:

My wins lately have been few and far between, only two wins in May.
A hoodie from Hanes FB, and a gift basket of olive oil from Yarden Wines FB.

June 8, 2012 at 10:23 am
(22) mike says:

I won a free steak dinner, can of monster, a tshirt and cooler bag, and a couple glasses .

June 8, 2012 at 10:59 am
(23) Elsie Balov says:

At the end of the month I had an instant win and got a 2 nights stay at the JW Marriot in Chicago.

June 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm
(24) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Very nice, Elsie Balov! I hope you’ll have a great stay in Chicago!

June 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm
(25) Chris says:

I won a weekly prize in the Verizon Prometheus sweepstakes. My husband and I get to go to Hollywood to tour Fox movie studios and have a private screening of the movie, along with airfare, hotel accommodations and $200! This was my first big win and I am thrilled!

June 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm
(26) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Chris, the Prometheus trip sounds amazing! I hope you and your husband have a blast!

June 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm
(27) c. cayton says:

I have entered contests and sweepstakes for 20+ years and have won ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! I think these are a bunch of junk for them to get our e mails and slam us full of junk to delete delete delete. I think they are FIXED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!just as I think the election is fixewd , and the stock market, and anything else political or F R E E in this country.

June 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm
(28) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

They’re not fixed, C. Cayton, but if you’re getting a lot of junk, it sounds like you’re signing up for some giveaways that aren’t on the up-and-up. I have a lot of tips on how to improve your chances of winning and how to protect yourself from spam on this site. Maybe some of those articles might help you. Good luck!

June 9, 2012 at 12:58 am
(29) lisa lo says:

3rd prize which was a snake or lizard habitat instead of the trip to the galapagos.
Then a snack gift basket, mermaid doll, step 2 wagon…

June 9, 2012 at 8:49 am
(30) Ann K. says:

Free Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Free Sirloin Steak Dinner from Outback
$5.00 Nature’s Bounty
$5.00 Dollar General Gift Card
and the best one
$100.00 Target Gift Card

Not too bad, but was away on vacation and couldn’t enter every day.

Thanks Sandra!

June 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm
(31) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Congratulations, Ann K.! That’s a nice haul, especially with missing some time entering!

June 10, 2012 at 8:18 am
(32) MK says:

I won the Southern Living Grand Prize Flyaway! R/T airfare to Nashville, 2 nights hotel, 2 tickets to the CMT Awards, 2 sets of Vera Bradley Luggage! $3200 value! We had a Blast!! I took my 18 yr. old niece!

June 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm
(33) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

That sounds like so much fun, MK, congratulations! How nice that you were able to share the trip with your niece, that must have made some unforgettable memories.

June 10, 2012 at 10:52 am
(34) Trish says:

In April I won a week’s worth of diet food but nothing in May. Past winnings were an Xbox for myself & my brother, in 2009 I won a trip to Hawaii to see the Pro Bowl – THANK YOU BRIDGESTONE!!! What a CLASS ACT GROUP THEY ARE!!!! Got to meet Peyton, Eli & dad Archie Manning, they were SUPER NICE. Peyton as you might expect is SMOOTH as silk, Archie a warm, proud father & Eli was the big surprise. So humble & sweet! He is NOW MY FAVORITE!!! There were about 30 of us & WE ALL GOT ONE ON ONE TIME with EACH ONE OF THEM. AWESOME!

I won my sister a trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2009 & she took me! Yea! We stayed at “Rose Hall” (all inclusive) & had fabulous food, beautiful beach & great sister time!

I won one of my brothers/his wife a trip to Lake Tahoe & they had a beautiful 2 story room, dinners each evening, a boat cruise w/meal & a carriage ride, also was 2009.

This year I have won my Daughter-In-Law an ipad & another brother (I have 5) a Kindle (wasn’t the Fire unfortunately but he is still enjoying reading from it).

This year has been slim & it IS DISCOURAGING but you can’t win if you don’t enter.

THANK YOU SANDRA & about.com for the contest info. When it’s on your site, I know it’s REAL.

June 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm
(35) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Trish, those are some fantastic prizes, congratulations! Thanks for the compliments, too!! :)

June 10, 2012 at 3:58 pm
(36) emma johnson says:

hi, thanks for allowing me to make a comment. Ive put in sweepstakes for three months, have not won a thing. What am i doing wrong? Help . ty. Emma johnson

June 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm
(37) Nina P says:

I was runner up in Zumiez Bamboozle Sweepstakes. I won tickets to the festival as well as a 50$ giftcard.

June 13, 2012 at 12:57 am
(38) Cathleen Clark says:

After several months of very lean winnings, things picked up a lot! I won a $50 gift certificate to Amazon, several small things like juices, a $25 to Olive Garden, and best of ALL, an Ipad from Leite’s Culinaria. I am very happy and I must say, Mr. Leite is a very nice man. Really runs a class act with his website. Thanks and good luck to us all!

June 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm
(39) Teresa S. says:

I have been entering contests and sweeps religiously for a couple of weeks now & still nothing. I am entering blog sweeps, face book ones, daily, weekly and monthly. trying to keep positive & persistent & be patient.

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