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My 22 Best Sweepstakes Tips Ever

Follow These Best Sweepstakes Tips and Win More Prizes!

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Want to win more? My 22 best sweepstakes tips ever will put you on the path to winning more prizes and enjoying sweepstakes entry even more!

1. Don't Expect to Win Quickly

The best sweepstakes tip I've ever heard is to not give up too quickly. To win, you need patience, patience, patience... and then a little more patience. Keep in mind that winning your first prize can take months, and that the only way around a dry spell is to keep entering until you win. Here are some articles to help you stay patient:

2. Use a Separate Sweepstakes Email

Setting up an email to use just for sweepstakes entry is a huge help in recognizing wins, avoiding spam mails, and detecting scams. Using a separate email address just for sweepstakes entry is definitely one of my best sweepstakes tips.

3. Download Roboform and Texter

Roboform and Texter are two programs that I find indispensable when it comes to entering sweepstakes. Roboform saves my entry information so that I don't have to type it in by hand (which is slow, boring, and potentially harmful to my hands and wrists!), and Texter allows me to make shortcuts for long text snippets. Unlike Roboform, Texter also works with Flash sweepstakes, greatly speeding up my entries. Read my reviews of these great sweepstakes tools for more information:

4. Set Aside Time to Enter Daily

Entering sweepstakes consistently is the best way to get a large number of entries over time. Set a goal for yourself to enter sweepstakes every day. If you're short on time, enter only a few of the ones you most want to win, but try not to let a day slip by without any entries. Best of all is if you can set aside some time for yourself, and focus on sweepstakes entries during that time.

5. Enter as Quickly as Possible

The less time you waste with your entry forms, the more sweepstakes you'll be able to enter in the time you have available to you. This doesn't mean that you should rush -- especially the first time you enter a sweepstake, you should read through the rules, and it's always a good idea to visit the sponsors' websites if they have interesting products. But the more you can streamline your entry routine, the higher you can raise your odds.

6. Daily or One Entry Sweepstakes?

I often receive the question, "Should I enter daily or one-entry sweepstakes?" Ideally, the answer would be "both," but really the correct response depends on your sweeping habits.

If your time is short, focus on entering sweepstakes that only allow one entry per person - no one will have better odds than you do, and you can enter a bunch of these sweepstakes in a limited amount of time. If you have more time, enter daily sweepstakes. Most people don't enter every single day; if you do, your odds will be higher.

7. Use a Sweepstakes Strategy

A sweepstakes strategy helps you cut down on wasted time, while avoiding duplicate entries. Here are some tips on setting up a strategy that works for you:

8. Read the Rules Before You Enter

Before you enter a sweepstake for the first time, be sure to read through the rules first. The only thing worse than wasting time entering a sweepstake that you can't win because you're not eligible is losing a prize because you didn't follow the rules correctly. Even when you're trying to enter sweepstakes as quickly as possible, going through the rules pays off in the long run.

9. Don't Get Disqualified

Are there terms you still don't understand after reading the rules? Could you be making a mistake that could get you disqualified? Get to know some of the top reasons for disqualification, so you can avoid making them yourself:

10. Use Sweepstakes Referrals

Many sweepstakes give you the option of multiplying your entries by telling friends and family members about the giveaway. Using referrals is a great way to get much better odds of winning the prizes you want the most. Learn more about using sweepstakes referrals: Continue to page two to read more great sweepstakes tips!

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