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Who Won Sweepstakes Prizes in July, 2013?

By August 1, 2013

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There were a lot of exciting sweepstakes running in July, including McDonald's 2013 Monopoly Game and many others. So who won some of those great prizes?

For me, it was mostly little prizes, a few instants here and a few there. How about you? Big or small, I'd like to hear all of your good news from last month. Click on the "comments" link below to tell us all about it!

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August 1, 2013 at 10:25 am
(1) David says:

No winnings in July. Considering I have been spending at least 3 hours a day entering contests for many,many months, only 1 decent win this year is discouraging. Notified in January of that win and nothing worth mentioning since then.

August 1, 2013 at 11:08 am
(2) Rachel says:

July started out kind of bleak. I had last won something on June 22 which was a $25 MasterCard. Day after day, hour after hour I had no wins. That was until July 6 when I had an instant win in the Brew Over Ice- a tumbler OR a sampler pack. I still don’t know which it will be. I won a $50 Tommy Bahama Card, a $25 Target card. A bonus prize from Thermacare (I don’t know what that is). An instant win of a movie ticket in the Moviefone sweepstakes. 2 Tickets to see the Wolverine and 2 Tickets to see We’re the Millers. In the Hershey’s Smores instant game I won the barbecue set. A $25 Master Card from Camel. And just yesterday, the last of the month, a $100 gift card to Ikea. So it turned out to be the best month really.
David: I hope things get better for you.
And everyone else, I hope to hear of some other good wins and good luck in August!

August 2, 2013 at 4:48 am
(3) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Wow, Rachel, how exciting! Glad to hear that the month turned around so quickly for you!

August 1, 2013 at 11:22 am
(4) Pat says:

Normal month. Nothing great, but enough to keep my going for sure.

A really nice big salad/serving bowl from Almond Accents Saladbration.

A few food prizes from McDonalds Monopoly, plus 3 $10 EA gift certificates, a Redbox rental and 40 Coke Reward points, plus a lot of entries for the car.

Scotch Blue Tape and a big painting tarp.

Had a disappointment with Margarittaville. I won the cutting board and sauces. Sauces never came and I can’t get a response on that. The board did, but it’s slate, and it arrived broken. After many emails I did get a replacement, but it’s only half the size of the original. I’ve given up, but it’s veeeeery frustrating. It’s not like wins happen every day and then to have it be a problem is just sad.

On to August. Seems like as Fall approaches, we start getting some great contests, with football and the holidays in view.

August 2, 2013 at 4:10 am
(5) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Pat, I’m sorry to hear about the problems you had with the Margaritaville win! That’s just awful. Here’s hoping that the Fall brings some great (unbroken!) prizes for you!

August 1, 2013 at 11:51 am
(6) Nancy says:

OMG I won a Trip to NYC from B-Glowing which includes makeovers, facials, manicures and haircuts for myself and a friend AND they sent me a whole box of beauty products!

I also won a Harmonica from Marlboro.

August 2, 2013 at 4:09 am
(7) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Wow, Nancy, that NYC vacation sounds amazing! I hope you’ll have a great time! :)

August 1, 2013 at 1:25 pm
(8) Maria says:

I won a few little things in July. I won a tee-shirt from Tic Tac, $10.00 gift card to Little Caesars from Pepsi, I also won a Brew Over Ice instant prize, but I also do not know what it is. I won a couple of instant prizes from a Purina sweepstakes (cat food). I also won some of those instant prizes from Mcdonalds including a $10.00 EA Sports card or whatever it is. I am giving that one to my oldest nephew. I hope August brings us many winnings.

August 1, 2013 at 3:04 pm
(9) Jen says:

I won a few small things and 200$ gift card in the kellogs scare scholar game. :)

August 2, 2013 at 4:08 am
(10) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Oooh, a $200 gift card sounds great, Jen!

August 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm
(11) Lisa says:

Won a bag toss game from Corona ($85), grill set from Challenge Butter ($55), Budweiser scarf, e- book and calls from Juicy Juice, $10 and $25 gift cards from State Fair Corn Dogs and medium fries from McDonald’s.

August 2, 2013 at 4:07 am
(12) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Congratulations on your fun prizes, Lisa! :)

August 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm
(13) Linda Garrett says:

I won the Spaghetti Warehouse Family Reunion Dinner for 16 people at my local restaurant. I have already called and made the reservations…we are going for my birthday. I was so excited!!!! I was disappointed in The Texas Chainsaw Sweepstakes that I won in May. Grand prize was a trip to Miami to the Miami Madness Festival. I won first prize, which was a DVD of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. They informed me of my win by phone, but never sent an email or letter. The gift was to arrive in 4-6 weeks….and it has been 10 weeks. I did a little research and called the company that organized the contest. They have no information of me winning….and neither do I since it was just a phone call!

August 2, 2013 at 4:07 am
(14) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Sorry that you had trouble getting your DVD, Linda Garrett, but what a fun way to spend your birthday! I hope you have a blast!

August 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm
(15) Chelsea says:

I won a trip to Philadelphia from Budweiser to attend the Made in America music festival over Labor Day Weekend. Includes the plane trip, hotel stay, passes to the festival, VIP welcome banquet and swag bags. Also heard there’s going to be complimentary Budweiser, so that’s a big plus! :) Super excited!

August 2, 2013 at 4:06 am
(16) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Wow, that sounds amazing, Chelsea! I hope you have a fantastic time!

August 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm
(17) Marlene says:

I won 2 instant wins, one from BIC Soleil the Fakkai summer hair products worth $100. The other was from Punchies Sour Candy which is my favorite candy! 6, 2oz bags of candy and bag and a tshirt.

August 2, 2013 at 3:36 am
(18) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Two very fun prizes, congratulations! :)

August 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm
(19) Rashad says:

I won free donuts for a year from Entenmanns! (52 coupons each redeemable for a dozen)

Not too shabby! I love their donuts.

August 2, 2013 at 3:35 am
(20) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

MMmmm, yum, Rashad! Congratulations! :)

August 1, 2013 at 7:10 pm
(21) Jennifer says:

I won a Smashbox primer (not yet received). On the McDonald’s Monopoly front, I’ve won four food prizes, three movie rentals, and 40 My Coke Rewards Points. Still waiting for a cool trip, a car, a major shopping spree, or an iPad! :-)

August 2, 2013 at 3:24 am
(22) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Congratulations, Jennifer, and good luck in August! :)

August 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm
(23) Shane says:

Two hours a day keep the sweepstakes at bay apparently.

August 2, 2013 at 3:23 am
(24) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Ugh, sorry to hear it, Shane! Here’s hoping that effort pays off in August!

August 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm
(25) pat says:

My wins for July:

1) Kuerig Coffee Maker (with International Delight Creamer, Coffee Mug, and K cups)

2) McD’s free sandwiches and fries

3) $200 gift cert from Kellogs

4) Biscoff coupon worth $4.50

5) EA $10. coupon

August 2, 2013 at 3:22 am
(26) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Nice prizes, Pat! My sister has a Keurig coffee maker, and I love it. I hope you’ll enjoy yours, too, as well as the rest of your prizes! :)

August 2, 2013 at 11:21 am
(27) Derek says:

$100 gift card from that ‘Hey America, What’s your ID?’ sweeps. – Which is interesting cause I thought that was an IW game and I never won on IW that I remember. I’ll take it tho. :D

Also two bags of dog food from Purina.

August 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm
(28) kayMI says:

been entering 6 to 8 hours a day and filling out lots of job applications been slow for all….I won a free bag of M@M’s and a free single song from an artist never heard from and two McDonalds french fries…It has been extremely slow for over 2 years but keep hearing the truck go down the road and the mail person and My door and dreaming of winning a big item Been entering 30 years this month and never won anything over $2000 so praying for some fun surprises and keep dreaming and dreaming….CASH, TRUCK, CAR, CASH, CAR and fun surprises and trips in Michigan…smile great hobby and fun dreaming and thanks for all You do……KEEP DREAMING and praying for miracles My word s are BELIEVE and TRUST

August 4, 2013 at 3:16 pm
(29) CathyB says:

I won a 2 full size Milani lipsticks, didn’t receive notification they just showed, I wear them everyday! I won a Bic pen. Both contests where on facebook. I totally slacked off presently, I think I got burned out on no wins. Hopefully with the fall there will a lot more interesting contests.
good Luck everyone!

August 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm
(30) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Congratulations on your wins, CathyB. I love winning prizes that I can use every day! Here’s hoping for even better wins in the upcoming months.

August 4, 2013 at 9:17 pm
(31) PW says:

I won Mcdonalds breakfast sanwich and med fries. I hope Aug. is a bigger win month for me.

August 5, 2013 at 1:14 pm
(32) bee says:

I’ve been entering contests faithfully every day for a year now and I only won a set of movie tickets to Monsters Inc last month when it came out :(
What’s the trick to winning!?! ;)

August 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm
(33) darla says:

I won a $100 gift card to Dean & Deluca courtesy of Real Women of Philadelphia!

August 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm
(34) BCG says:

July was a fun month for me. I won 2nd prize in the Natrol sweepstakes — a 3 month supply of vitamins and supplements…good stuff. I won 2 center stage tickets to see Blondie in Concert in September. I won a t-shirt from the Bic Flickers sweeps. I won 2 t-shirts from the M&M’s sweeps. But like everyone else, I’ve got my sights set on that $400 million PowerBall this wednesday. LOL.

August 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm
(35) Russell Murray says:

Usually July winners are not announced until August. Even much later. A better question is what prizes you received in July? If so:

I got back July 10th from 4 days at the Marlboro Ranch. A $3300. trip in which was my 1st trip and we were treated as kings and queens. I took a non-smoking guest who received $2200 in gifts and credits. Marlboro way over-spent $5500 Be prepared, this took no less than 6 Fed-ex Trucks and one UPS, and 8 or more phone calls, plus keeping your guest informed. This experience taught me to Trust what Rules say, what Administrators say, and your worries are over until you get back again. I would go back in a heartbeat, unfortunately paying taxes, will slow down winning another trip for this year.

I received a wonderful jacket, hat, carry-on bag and shirt from Mobile One. Racing. They called me on the phone and asked my sizes, then it took 3 weeks from that.

I also had a very nice soccure shirt from Coors Light, A t-shirt from Swisher Sweets. Swisher said I had won per email. Save all emails until the prize arrives. Six weeks later I replied and asked about the shirt. They then told me I had not won after all. I asked how could they mean that since I was number one person on their list as a 2nd chance winner? Within another Day, I got an email saying I did desire a shirt and it came in four days. My friend and I think someone was trying to make off with a case of t-shirts, only I caught them in the act.

I got a bottle opener from Back and Mild and Newport has yet to post the 5 $50,000 winners, which they promised to on 7-22. Do you know about that?

got to go…………Russell

August 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm
(36) Randy says:

Timing is EVERYTHING!!!

I won a 4 day/3 night trip to the Bahamas in a recent sweeps, but my wife and I were on a missions trip when the email came. By the time we figured out what happened, the response period had passed and we had forfieted the trip. Oh well, at least I know winning is really possible. Can’t wait to make this my retriement gig!!

August 5, 2013 at 4:41 pm
(37) A. Lee says:

I have been entering almost everyday for at least 2 hours since May and no wins yet, not even instant wins….I must not know the secret to winning.

August 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm
(38) carol says:

I’m a little late in replying this month. Was on vacation and used a prize from last year to do my first ever spa visit, which was wonderful.

July win’s – Tickets to local museum
– Amazon gift card – library contest
– $10 Live Nation code
– Bon Jovi tickets

August 8, 2013 at 6:04 am
(39) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Congratulations on your wins, Carol, and especially on your spa visit. That sounds sooooooo nice!

August 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm
(40) cindy says:

My advice to everyone is to keep at it….I”ve been entering about 5 days a week for a year now….Won lots of little things tshirts, tumblers, nail polish, etc…. but this month i won first place in Aarons Bristol race sweeps!!!!! A 60 inch LG plasma TV….so it does pay off !!!! Keep at it and Good Luck

August 8, 2013 at 6:03 am
(41) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Congratulations, Cindy, on a fantastic win! I bet that television is going to be so much fun to watch! :)

August 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm
(42) terri weber says:

Hey Sandra!
Love your site. I spend hours and hours here every day.
We just won a $500 Best Buy card in the Frigidaire “Gallery French Door Refrigerator contest. Woo hoo!
Thanks for all you do.

August 8, 2013 at 6:01 am
(43) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Thanks so much, Terri, and congratulations on a wonderful win! Best Buy shopping sprees are soooooo much fun! :)

August 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm
(44) mike b says:

A month delayed in my response but I won a trip to LA to the American Music Awards which is going to be in November from 7-11 . This will be my third trip in a year and a half i’ve been super lucky!!

August 8, 2013 at 6:01 am
(45) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Congratulations, Mike B, on winning a trip to the American Music Awards. What fun! I hope you have a great time :)

August 6, 2013 at 3:18 am
(46) CJ says:

While I didn’t technically win anything in the month of July, I did receive a $50 prize from the Fast & Furious contest from months ago. Horay!

August 6, 2013 at 5:07 am
(47) Karin says:

July was not great for me. Usually July is a very slow month for some reason, it was slow last year too. I won a pair of shoes, lip gloss, and either some coffee or a tumbler. With my luck it is probably a tumbler which will add to my collection of tumblers. Everyone will be getting one for Christmas. Still have not won an iPad yet, started entering to win a laptop, but haven’t won that either. I only seem to win small prizes, can never win anything big. I’m sweeping daily for at least 3 hours and not winning anything that I really want. It’s starting to get like a boring job, so I’m going to slow down for August. Good Luck to all the other sweepers, hoping your August wins are plentiful.

August 6, 2013 at 8:35 am
(48) Denise Fabiano says:

I won some local contests. I entered every radio contest on the radio web sites in the 3 states close to me. I won tickets to Bowzer’s Doo Wop Party Concert, and tickets to The Mavericks concert. I also enter the lottery’s second chance drawings with losing tickets. I won a Cadillac prize package~~a fleece jacket, sunglasses, a coat and a laptop bag. Nothing in national contests (yet)

August 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm
(49) Peggy Armijo says:

As I see it, any win is a good and fun win. I returned from the Mexico trip I won from Margaritaville, in May… it was enlightening from an historical standpoint and we were surrounded by nature’s beauty in Playa del Carmen..so appreciative for this amazing win…it is the biggest win I’ve had, so far. Our travel, food, and entertainment at the resort was all included. Out-of-pocket expense was solely for time away from the resort and souveniers, and tips. July’s wins brought me $50 in products from Fit and Fresh and a beauty gift bag worth $58 from

August 10, 2013 at 4:37 pm
(50) Jennifer Sawyer says:

I won the Blackberry keep moving tour! I won a z10 blackberry and 10000.00 delta travel vacation.

August 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm
(51) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Jennifer, wow, that’s an amazing prize! I hope you’re going to take a FANTASTIC vacation. Congratulations!

August 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm
(52) Carolyn says:

First time to win anything more than a coupon in years of contesting/sweeping! This month I won a $75 whole foods gift card and a 2 night stay w/ breakfast at the Opryland Hotel. Woo hoo!

August 25, 2013 at 6:46 pm
(53) Diana says:

Hi Sandra,

I always enter sweepstakes for my husband and myself and about 3 weeks ago I won a prize in my husband’s name from Marlboro…he doesn’t use computers so I do it for him. He won a Garmin Echo 150 Fishfinder. After a long dry spell it was nice to win this prize. Thanks for all the great sweepstakes you have on your website.

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