The Disadvantages of Creative Presentations:
Creative Presentations are sweepstakes where the prizes are shared by many different companies. Each sponsor's version of the sweepstakes is a separate "presentation," which is where the name comes from. For more information, see What Are Creative Presentation Sweepstakes?
In many cases (although you should read the rules of each sweepstakes to be sure) you can enter once per entry period on each sponsor's website.
At the end of the sweepstakes, one presentation will be chosen at random from all creative presentations involved in that sweepstakes, and the winner will then be drawn from the people who entered at that site. That means that unless you enter on every site that presents the sweepstakes, you could spend a lot of time entering a creative presentation and not have a chance of winning at all.
So the two main disadvantages of creative presentations are:
- They take a lot of time to enter.
Entering on every site offering the creative presentation can be time-consuming, especially when the sweepstakes allow daily entry.
- The odds of winning are very low.
Furthermore, because you have a lot of different websites promoting the creative presentation, it has a wide reach. It's likely that more people will hear about the creative presentation and enter it, lowering the odds.
Advantages of Creative Presentation Sweepstakes:
So the odds of winning are even longer than with most regular sweepstakes with comparable prizes, and they can take up a lot of time that you could be spending entering other sweepstakes. However, there are some reasons why it could still be worthwhile to enter creative presentation sweepstakes:
- The prizes can be very large.
Sometimes, the prizes are so amazing that it's worth spending some extra time to enter creative presentations. It's not unusual for creative presentations to award tens of thousands of dollars in cash and other attractive prizes.
- Sometimes, other prizes are offered, too.
Some creative presentations offer smaller prizes in addition to the grand shared prize which are not shared across all presentations. These other prizes could have decent odds and be worth the time to enter.