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How to Win Prizes with No Effort

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Did you know that you could be winning prizes for everyday tasks like going for a walk, playing a game, or watching TV? Find out how. Entering sweepstakes is a lot of fun, but it is time consuming. If you're having trouble finding time to enter sweepstakes, there's good news: you can win prizes for things you are doing anyway. Here are some ways you can win prizes without making any extra effort.

1. Win Prizes While Searching the Internet

Win Prizes by Searching the Internet
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Just about everyone today uses internet search, whether it's to find sales leads at work, today's movie times, or recipes for dinner tonight. And if you do your searching through a Search and Win website like Blingo, you can get chances to win every time you do a search, with no extra effort required:

2. Win Prizes for Recycling and Other Green Activities

Win Prizes for Recycling and Being More Green.
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Recycling is one of the most important things that we can do to help the environment (not convinced? Read more about recycling from About.com's Guide to the Environment). And if your city is participating in RecycleBank's home recycling program, you can earn points just for doing your regular recycling. Redeem the points for rewards like travel, electronics, gift cards, sweepstakes entries, and more.

If your city isn't participating in the RecycleBank program, you can still earn rewards with other green activities like recycling your electronics, joining eBay's Team Green, or using the Gconomy Visa Card. Thanks to Treknott for this tip!

3. Win Prizes for Exercising, or Just Getting Moving

Get Moving and Win Prizes with Plus3 Network.
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It can be hard to get motivated to get out and exercise, but the Plus3 Network is encouraging you to get moving by giving you the chance to win prizes.

To enter, just track your daily activities. Activities can be hard-core exercising like hiking or mountain biking, or it can be much more low-key, like walking, playing table tennis, or doing chores.

Depending on the difficulty of the exercise and the time you spend exercising, you can earn money for your favorite charity. Plus, you can win prizes from Plus3 and from various sponsors. So not only do you get encouragement to be healthier, but you also win prizes effortlessly. This was another great tip from Treknott on the Sweepstakes Forum.

4. Win Prizes for Playing Online Games

Win for Playing Online Games.
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Playing online games is a great way to take a quick break from work or pass some time while having fun. And many online game sites are offering the chance to win prizes just for playing. Here are a few of them:

5. Win Prizes for Reviewing Books

Win prizes for reviewing books.
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Sometimes when I finish a book, I can't wait to tell the world what I thought about it. If you love to share your opinions about the books you read, you could win prizes at the same time. Many of the companies on the list of Book Sweepstakes Sites offer prizes for book reviews. You can also check your favorite book sites to see if they offer review sweepstakes.

6. Win Prizes for Watching TV

You Can Win Prizes for Watching TV.
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Yes, even watching television can be a way to win great prizes, if you use RewardTV. Just visit the site each day and answer trivia questions about the television shows you watched the day before. You earn points, which you can use to enter sweepstakes with prizes worth up to $10,000. You can also take surveys about television to earn more points.

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