Most sweepers dream of winning big. But if you only enter sweepstakes with big prizes, you'll probably be waiting a long time to see your first prize. And during that long wait, it's very likely that you'll lose your motivation and stop entering sweepstakes, ruining any chance of winning.
This is one reason why it's important to create a good mix of sweepstakes to enter every day. I win many small prizes every month which might not change my life, but which certainly make it easier and more fun. That doesn't mean that I give up on entering big sweepstakes -- only that I make sure to balance them with sweepstakes with lots of prizes, big and small.
The size of the prizes is only one aspect of a good sweepstakes mix. Here are some things to consider when deciding how to spend your sweepstakes time.
- One Big Prize vs. Lots of Smaller Prizes
Big prizes are more attractive, while sweepstakes with lots of prizes have higher chances of winning.
- Daily vs. One Time Sweepstakes
One-time sweepstakes give every entrant the same odds of winning. But daily sweepstakes favor the people who are dedicated enough to enter repeatedly. More Info: Are Daily or One-Entry Sweepstakes Easier to Win?
- Contests vs. Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes are faster and easier to enter, but contests tend to have fewer entrants and favor skill. More Info: 5 Reasons to Enter Skill Contests
- Local vs. National Sweepstakes
National sweepstakes are easier to find, but local sweepstakes tend to have far fewer entrants. Radio sweepstakes are a good example of local sweepstakes that have better odds of winning. More info: How to Win Radio Contests
- Difficult to Enter Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes that take extra time or effort to enter can slow down your sweeping, meaning that you can get to fewer sweepstakes in the time you have available. At the same time, the difficulty entering will discourage others from entering, which means the odds of winning could be higher.
The perfect sweepstakes mix for you depends on your taste and how much time you have to enter sweepstakes. But by adding a good range of giveaways to your daily sweepstakes mix can help you win more often and more regularly.