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Which Sweepstakes Prizes Did You Win in April, 2013?

By May 2, 2013

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Hello, everyone! It's (a little past) time for our monthly prize roundup. I'd love to hear what you won in April! If you won a sweepstakes prize, big or small, click on the "comments" link below to let me know about them.

For me, my very first prize notice came on April 1st, which is always uplifting. Despite the date, it was not an April Fool's joke, but a copy of a book from Harper Collins. I received several instant wins, including a Walgreens gift card, plus some cleaning products and more.

Now it's your turn. I'm looking forward to hearing about your good news! And if you didn't win last month, here are lots more chances to make May a winning month:

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May 2, 2013 at 9:15 am
(1) CathyB says:

Well I won a free Revlon mascara that isn’t on the market yet from a facebook sweep. I also won a skinny cow chocolate candy coupon for a free bag. I also thought I won a $25 visa card from the Suave Shine Sweeps, the game told me I won, had me post it on facebook, it also told me I would receive a follow up e-mail to confirm, I never received it, so I e-mailed Suave, I was sent a standard answer that if I didn’t receive a follow up after 48 hours I didn’t win. So even though game told me I had won, had me post it on facebook I had won, apparently I hadn’t. So I went from being excited about the win to being now unhappy with Suave. So even If you think you have won, you may not have won.

May 2, 2013 at 9:22 am
(2) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

CathyB, I’m so sorry that happened to you! But you’re right, especially with instant wins, it’s prudent not to get too excited until the confirmation comes through. Sometimes, unfortunately, those games are buggy, which is SUCH a huge disappointment.

May 2, 2013 at 9:27 am
(3) Derek says:

April showers mostly, lol. Just a few $5 auto parts store coupons and a yogurt. Bring on 05/2013!

May 2, 2013 at 9:31 am
(4) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Derek, here’s hoping that those showers bring May flowers! :)

May 2, 2013 at 10:46 am
(5) Derek says:

I definitely wouldn’t say no to a bouquet made of $10k. ;) Hope you have good luck too!

May 2, 2013 at 11:17 am
(6) David says:

No winnings in April, too bad PCH didnt show on 4/30 with the million dollar check!! Seems like the volume of new contests(other than creative entry and trips) has slowed a good bit lately. Usually find a good 60-70 to enter daily and after 4/30 contests closed, down to about 45. Is this the seasonal trend? Sandra, bet you can comment on the seasonal trends with your years of experience in this.

May 2, 2013 at 11:18 am
(7) Chris says:

It’s been a while since I won anything, then I got a letter in the mail. I did not win the Hawaiian Vacation, but I did win a Bushmaster – Rainsuit.

Still sweeping daily!

May 2, 2013 at 11:24 am
(8) Pat says:

Free Yopa Yogurt

Cleaning Cloth in the Libman’s

Better Homes & Gardens magazine free subscription

Twice won $25 Target gift cards from Start Fresh Buy New

National Parks collection warmer and oils from Air Wick

Dove Body Wash from Suspects clue game

OK month–can’t complain [saving that for the never ending winter we're having---it's May 2 and several thousand kids are having a snow day!!]

Regarding the Suave win-no win above. I would take my complaint directly to Suave, just as I would if I had bought a defective product. I’ve also started keeping proof of my instant wins by copying and pasting the winning screen to email that I send to myself.

Luck to us all for May, which hopefully will finally bring spring.

May 2, 2013 at 11:56 am
(9) NANCY says:

Nothing big unfortunately :( I won a Reeses Candy Bar, Yopa Yogurt, Breakfast Bars … on the Internet. From a local radio station (via Internet) I won 4 tickets to an art festival. Still waiting for the Big Ones!

May 2, 2013 at 11:58 am
(10) NANCY says:

That reminds me reading your comments … They said I won something online but I never got it. Can’t remember what it was now but I recall thinking if I get it cool. If not, no worries.

May 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm
(11) Maria says:

I won a cereal pack from Kashi (a facebook sweepstake). I am excited abouth that one. I hope May brings us all really cool winnings. Good luck.

May 2, 2013 at 1:26 pm
(12) Rachel says:

I guess April was Ok for winning. The movie tickets and the Ikea gift card are the best.
4/3 entemans $4.49
4/8 $100 Ikea
4/9 libman cleaning pad
4/14 tote bag coke $2
4/14 year of elle mag/ from john frieda
4/15 year of parents mag from purex
4/16 yopa $1.25
4/17 twix
4/23 twix
4/26 twix
4/28 fandango movie trek into darkness $31

May 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm
(13) Cathy C says:

I won a few small things this past month; 3 coupons from Entenmann’s, Libman mop pad, L’Oreal hair color, Skinny Cow candy and several $5 off coupons from O’Reilly’s. Still happy for the wins. Thank you Sandra for all your hard work. You still make it easier for us to enter sweeps!

May 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm
(14) rita leonard says:

best month ever. Several coupons for entemanns, a visa gift card fro mclorox, a $25 target gift card, a $250 Visa gift card from newtons, a $25 target gift card from frito lay. a $50 gift card for Kansas City Steaks and two movie tickets from Sun Maid. Usually win one or two things so this was a banner month.

May 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm
(15) valerie says:

Congrats to the winners!

I had a pretty good April:

The Dove Truth files were especially kind to me but I won quite a few small prizes; something almost every day.

4 $12 E-movie Cash Rewards from the Who Deserves Excedrin the Most Sweepstakes

$20 gift card from the Do Us a Flavor Sweepstakes at Walgreens

Free game of bowling from the Tony’s Strikes Again Facebook Sweepstakes

Micofiber Cleaning Pad from the Libman’s Big April Giveaway

4 Coupons for free minicakes from the Entenmanns’ MiniCakes Try Us for Free Sweepstakes

Free Bag of Lays Potato Chips from Roundy’s Do Us a Flavor Sweepstakes

$5 Coupon for Charmin from the Baby Got Back Sweepstakes

Free Mike and Ike Candy from the Mike and Ike Spin and Win Game

HOT TAMALES® candy by playing the HOT SLOTS game

Green Mountain Coffee Regular Variety K-Cup® Portion Pack Sampler from the Green Mountain Coffee® The Perfect Cup Sweepstakes

6 $5.00 off $5.00 coupons from the O’Reilly Put Cash in your Pocket with Lots of Loot Sweepstakes

$5.00 Amazon card from the Envision Sweepstakes (not a win, but an apology because of a hacked webpage)

19 music downloads from the Dove Truth Files

11 Dove® Free Product Coupons (Bar or Body Wash) from the Dove Truth Files

$10 Amazon Gift Card from the Dove Truth Files

6 $5 Amazon Gift Cards from the Dove Truth Files

Thanks to Sandra for all the support and advice and thanks to the sponsors for the great prizes.

May 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm
(16) Mary says:

I won a voucher for a free Yopa yogurt! It may be small but it’s a start!

May 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm
(17) carol umble says:


May 2, 2013 at 5:23 pm
(18) Felice says:

In 2010 I won a cruise for two on one of the Royal Caribbean ships; a platter of deli food for 12 from Honey Baked Ham, and two other good prizes I don’t recall.

Since that time I have not won anything at all. It’s disappointing, as I enter at least 20 sweeps daily.

Thank you Sandra for your newsletter – most people wouldn’t know where to go to send entries.

Here’s to more wins for all!


May 2, 2013 at 6:34 pm
(19) Carol says:

Had a few online wins in April…

Purex – subscription to Better Homes & Garden
Dove – $10 Amazon gift card
Twix – candy bar

Won several prizes locally, toys, gift certificates, restaurant cards in raffle baskets which was very nice.

May has started off good..
Do us a Flavor contest – $5 Hannaford gift card

Always nice to have a win, no matter how small, to start the month

May 2, 2013 at 7:11 pm
(20) Mary says:

In April I won a coupon for a free Rees’s peanut butter cup. That’s it.

May 2, 2013 at 7:19 pm
(21) Esther says:

I, I hate to put a damper on this, but I have been the winner for three of the big sweep stakes, but as yet, I’M still the winner for the next one too, but as yet, nothing has happen is it they just have to say that to keep you arouse for winning and really your name and address get lost? I have been playing almost every night for the exception of the times I have been in the hospital and all I wanted to do is get well so, I would not loose my place to win. Can you please tell me if I’m playing the games to much or what I could be doing wrong that I don’t win, but you keep telling me in the winner. I hope you will give me some kind of answer because I’m lost with this and my family says I’m crazy for still believing in you. Help!!!! Thanks Esther

May 2, 2013 at 8:10 pm
(22) Julius Bufkin says:

I won OREO Cookies $4.49and imusa Lava Rock Molcajete & Pestle. A coupon from Yolop

May 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm
(23) Felicia Wesley says:

I haven’t won anything since June 2012. I hope to win something soon

May 3, 2013 at 12:34 am
(24) Elaine Swartz says:

Won a weekend at Hyatt Regency in Century City, CA, via a Facebook contest! Now I just need to win airfare to get out there! Very excited!

May 3, 2013 at 6:21 am
(25) shelby m. says:

My wins are 4 entemans mini cake coupons free yopa yougurt coupon 2 twix candy bars $10 itune card $5 Redbox card Better Homes & Gardens magazine free subscription free box of hair color movie reel coasters $25 AMC movie card…. . . . very thankful for all of the wins ……..Good Luck everyone!

May 3, 2013 at 7:45 am
(26) Cori says:

I just started sweeping and I won a hardcover book autographed by the author – gold medalist Gabby Douglas! I also won some cleaning products. Beginners luck? :)

May 3, 2013 at 10:29 am
(27) vanessa martinez says:

March and April were slow months – but I’m still grateful
Apr-13 Cox Ultimate Wicked Tuna Experience $3,408.40
Apr-13 Sole Society $50.00
Apr-13 Gordman’s Facebook Giveaway – Scarf
Apr-13 Make up Bag Vix Paula Hermanny $49.00
Apr-13 Winnidixie $20.00
4/29/213 Mamba Instant Win $50.00

May 3, 2013 at 11:49 am
(28) gloria says:

I won a $10 Walgreens card, $20 Itunes card, Hershey peanut butter cups and a twix candy bar. It’s fun!!!

May 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm
(29) Donna says:

Coleman Grand Prize
3 person tent
60qt rolling cooler
LED lantern
2 different grills

My son and grandson are ready to hit our state parks.

May 5, 2013 at 1:11 am
(30) Sara says:

I won a trip for four to the Bahamas for five days four nights from Atlantis Legendary Sweepstakes. i entered once.

May 5, 2013 at 6:51 pm
(31) Gina says:

I won a $300 gift card to FLOR from Working Woman Mag.

May 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm
(32) Melissa says:

I won two things in April. Dr. Lewinn by Kinerase face lotion from Self.com and Vaseline spray lotion from a Vaseline facebook giveaway. Not big wins but still nice ones!

May 6, 2013 at 10:37 am
(33) Buddy L says:

One of the 50 Apple $500 gift cards from the DAP/|Apple sweepstakes found on your site. My wife is thrilled with her IPAD with retina display. Oh yeah and don’t forget the Yogurt and 3 $25 gift cards we’ve won from sweeps and work contests.
I engraved the IPAD so the grandsons know it isn’t theirs. HAHA

May 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm
(34) Gloria says:

For April I won A $20 I Tunes card, Twix, Reeses, $10 Walgreens card.

May 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm
(35) emma johnson says:

Hi Sandra and All. Today i got a letter from marden-kane and that i had won 20 dollars in there “Positivo Sweepstakes”. Second win for this year. Wow! Good luck to all. Emma Johnson

May 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm
(36) Beverly says:

I didn’t post my wins in March because I didn’t want to appear as if I was bragging. But, I decided to post now to give you fellow sweepers encouragement to keep on sweeping. I had a very steady year of wins in 2012 and then Jan 2013 came and it dried up. My wins dropped off to practically nothing. Jan and Dec was the worst dry spell I had ever experienced. Then March came and it started raining on me. My first win was a $1,000 Home Goods gift card in 1 Million Facebook Fans sweep, the card can also be used at Marshall’s and TJ Maxx. Next, I won a trip for 2 to Hollywood CA in Pur Minerals Beautiful Trip sweeps. It includes spa treatments, Warner Bros Studio tour, a helicopter coast tour and a gift card for food. I continued thru April with a lot of small wins such as,L’oreal hair color, Cacique yogurt, $10 Bath & Body Works, 1 yr subscription Parents magazine, free box belVita, Beer bucket gift set from Jack Daniel’s Honey Hysteria, box of Skinny Cow chocolate candy, 3 Entenmann’s snack cakes, jar Grey Poupon in the Chase, drumsticks from Grizzy, $15 Itune & $10 Fandango movie tickets in Camel Pleasure switch, $5 Target & SIGG water bottle from the Summit on the Summit, $100. Bonefish Grill in Crazy for love sweep, Head and Shoulders gift set $14.81 in Damage Rescue sweep, tumbler in Brew Over Ice, mini speakers in Coke Share the Fiesta and a Jordana lip gloss. All I can say is that I’m very, very thankful for the big and small wins. Don’t give up, keep sweeping and it may start to rain on you. A special thank you goes out to Sandra for keeping us informed for all of these wonderful sweeps. I love reading about all of your wins and I wish you all good luck and may God bless.

May 7, 2013 at 4:13 am
(37) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Beverly, thank you SO much for sharing! Those are great prizes, and I do feel very encouraged to see what you’ve won. Congratulations, and here’s hoping that May is just as good or better!

May 8, 2013 at 2:43 am
(38) April says:

I have never won anything and I have been playing for a long time. I also buy alot from them as well so you would think thati would get at least $100.00 dollars or something . I guest I’m just not lucky enough!!!

May 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm
(39) nancy says:

I won A $1,000.00 gift card from She Knows, that was great .first time time I ever won..thank you ..

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