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Readers Respond: How Long Did It Take to Win Your First Sweepstakes Prize?

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finally won

In the early days of the internet, I enterd a lot of sweepstakes, but only ever won something small and silly like a refrigerator magnet. But, I recently won a facebook contest and a blog contest, both for items in the 250 dollar range that I really wanted and would have purchased anyway! So I'm pretty excited and hooked.
—Guest thislady

Used to win big

I started entering contests when I was a teen, before the internet. I won a jewelry shopping spree, $100 in free groceries, refrigerator and numerous CD's on the radio. Since I started on the internet I haven't had any big wins. Just candy and a cup cozie(they spent $10 to ship a .50 item, I wish they had just sent me $10 lol!).
—Guest travel4me

Expensive dimmer switch

I have been entering contests since before internet and all I ever won is a dimmer switch.....put all the hours worth of work into that and it has to be THE most expensive dimmer switch in the entire world!
—Guest lilobe

Big Local Win

I started locally and entered my daughter for free braces and oral surgery. She won. $8,000 for free braces and surgery. Then I thought I was lucky and started sweeping in October 2011. I have only won a blanket, hat, and free subscription of BHG. Just waiting for another win!.
—Guest Cheryl

I started winning within an hour!

I started sweeping just once a month for 2-3 hours for a fun thing to do when I remember back in October. The first thing I won was a Twix candy bar, then I received a large poster in the mail from Pepsi, then I was notified I won an Xbox 360 bundle with Kinect and a game in December and then just today I was notified via Fed Ex that I won a full expense paid trip for 2 to Maui Hawaii!!! I cannot wait! The winning is steady and doing awesome for only 3 months of sweeping!
—Deegurrl83

Movie Tickets

I'm a college student and I was looking for some ways to make extra money.. I love sweepstaking even though I have only won a pair of movie tickets I still have faith (: oh ive been doing it approx 2 months maybe..
—Guest Kiara

Movie Tickets

I'm a college student and I was looking for some ways to make extra money.. I love sweepstaking even though I have only won a pair of movie tickets I still have faith (: oh ive been doing it approx 2 months maybe..
—Guest Kiara

1 week

My first win was a O 'Neil sweater! It was worth $54, so a pretty good win for 1 week!
—Guest Gwen

First Day

Day one I won an iPod shuffle. I though "that's okay I guess" But then I read the prize list. That sweepstake only gave away 100 iPod, so I was pumped. On day three I won a 200.00 gift card. So I am convinced
—Guest Jeff

3 days

I had always entered sweeps occasionally but never won anything. Then I started entering religiously and on my third days I won a free twix bar and a $10 gift certificate. It's important to remember that a lot of sweeps don't end for months after you've entered, so do some instant win games in the mean time to tide you over.
—Guest Madea

First Win After Two Months of Sweeping

It took me two months to win. I won a $500 giftcard for Best Western. That's a several night stay! Be persistent and you will will!
—Guest Alecia

Yea!

After one year I finally won a pair of jeans. They are too small but I WON AFTER 1 YEAR
—Guest Rickey15

First win

I won after only 2 weeks. I was expecting to be trying for months, so it was quite a surprise.
—Jp9999

a week or so

I started 4 years ago, and won a candy bar or something small. Took about a month before more decent prizes came in. First nice prize was a digital camera, then a ps2, ipod, basketballs, tons of gift cards from $5-$100, a Nintendo ds, walkie talkies, and a vacation to Montreal. That was just 6 months of sweeping. I took a break, but am getting back into it. If you put an hour or 2 everyday, the prizes start coming in. Takes patience and faith.
—Guest jeffman

winning is everything

Ive been doing it for a month now. Ive entered hundreds of sweepstakes since I have the time. I won a ballcap tshirt and a gym bag which made me very happy considering i spend several hours a day doing sweeps. Just hang in thier your time will come.
—Guest bill

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