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Reader Stories: Have You Ever Won Sweepstakes When You Were About to Give Up?


Are you thinking about giving up on sweepstakes? If so, you might want to read these stories from other About.com readers who won prizes when they were on the verge of quitting. If any of these people had thrown in the towel a little more quickly, they would have missed out on fantastic prizes.

That's not to say that you should just keep on doing what you're doing if you're not having fun. But if you're feeling frustrated, there are better options than giving up altogether. Read How To Beat Sweepstakes Burnout and Stay Motivated to Win Prizes for ideas.

4MyFamily Wins a PSP for Christmas on the Verge of Giving Up

This year has not been a good one. ZERO wins over $5 value. I'm still entering 3,000 overall entries a month, I still want to see the brown or white truck stop in front of my house. This is my lowest…More

QueenBetsey Finds New Motivation with a Subway Gift Card

I had not won anything since Jan 3 (about three months) and was very discouraged. Things are very busy right now with work and school. I had lots of homework and was just ready to throw in the towel.…More

Chatab Wins $3,000 on the Verge of Giving Up

I felt like giving up because I knew I was spending a lot of time doing the sweeps, not that I was letting other things go but still after not winning much I was about to give up. I enter about 200 s…More

J Goodsell Wins a $2,500 Shopping Spree at Publix Before Giving Up

We had won several small prizes before, but I thought no way would we ever be this blessed, after all, I won 1 of the top prizes given away, and I ate 4 free at Publix.There were ten thousand dollars…More

Splash Was On the Verge of Quitting when a Flood of Wins Appeared

I wasn't winning. I was trying to learn twitter and facebook at the same time and threw my arms in the air several times. Still do that. Its getting easier, but I'm not giving up yet. Also, I deserve…More

Tanya's Dry Spell Broken by a Trip to Ireland

I'd been entering sweepstakes for nearly a year without any major prizes. I was starting to think I was wasting my time. Out of the blue, I got a phone call that I had won an amazing vacation. Now I'…More

Sandra Wins a Bedding Set Right Before Giving Up

I was entering a sweepstakes that was giving away a lot of instant sweepstakes prizes plus a big collect-and-win prize. Every time you entered, you got a different letter to make up the winning word.…More

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