From the article: Managing Your Sweepstakes Time - How to Create a Good Mix of Sweepstakes
I have a list of sweepstakes that I try to enter every day, but sometimes I need to go through and weed out the ones that aren't worth entering anymore. Do you do the same thing? What makes you give up on entering particular sweepstakes? Share Your Reason
What makes you give up
- The never ending questions that the companys keeps coming back with they never end.
- —Guest James
- The company sent "prizes" Mickey mouse lapel pin then requested receipts for purchase of coded items two weeks later. I also do not like that most Disney family sites freeze up or tell me everyday that I neede to wait for a verification email before entering...never receive any email. Lastly I hate the magazine ones. I clicked no thanks, emailed do not send as reply to order confirmation. Got bills today for two magazines. I don't think that recipe and other contests are up my alley. I think creating new recipes is someones job. 401k doesn't come with the prize!!!!!
- —Guest Ceci
mailing in to get free codes
- I give up on any sweeps that requires you to mail in a request for a free code. Don't mind if they send me an email for an extra step, just not snail mail. How ancient is that?
- —Guest robp
- I generally stop entering given sweepstakes if it becomes apparent after several entries that the uploads are slow and that the websites are malfunctioning. I have also dropped sweepstakes that attach "personal survey type questions" to the form and each time you enter the questions have changed. It is as though they are slowly building a profile on you. I don't like that; thus, I do not enter those type sweepstakes.
- —Guest Peggy
- WELL I REALLY NEVER GIVE UP I`M PERSUIT IF NEVER WON ANYTING JUST GOT SATISFACTION BECAUSE I NKOW DO IT MY BEST
- —Guest LUIS BECERRIL
Just took a break
- Just took a month and 1/2 off when my daughter and granddaughter were visiting from Alaska.
- anything that wants me to upload pictures of myself, family, or friends. Plus If anything wants a detailed story, I don't mind writing a couple lines but don't require me to submit a minimum...and lastly vacations. It sounds fun, but when it comes down to it, if I actually won I have no idea when then heck I could get away to go.
- —Guest Courtney
Lack of prizes!
- # One rule 2 be a successful sweeper- PATIENCE! Mine wears thin at times, especially when I should be entering every single day!
- When they have unlimited entries per day, I mean some of them are 100 x a day or unlimited entries. I do not enter them because I think they are a waste of my time. Another reason is when I go to a reliable web site and it gives me a virus warning. I usually send them an email and wait and try again. I had this happen to me recently on pointclickhomes site.
- —Guest haawwkeye
Slow Load, or When Sweepstakes is a Trap
- On my creaky old computer equipment, I can't always enter when there are ads jumping all over the page... it just won't load. For example, I can't use that Weinerschnitzel site, and I can't play the games on some websites. Also, I give up when some sweepstakes are traps. You can't enter Publisher's Clearinghouse without signing up for a lifetime of spam. And that U.S. Weekly site makes it look like no purchase is required to enter the sweepstakes, but that's a scam. The button for the option to enter without a purchase does not work. The button for four free trial issues is the only one that works, and it immediately generates a notice to your email address that says that you owe them $51.48 and the amount is due, so there's nothing "free trial" about the offer. (btw, I'm enjoying your blog here, Sandra.)
- Some of the sweepstakes webpages do not monitor them and either they don't work, or not properly, and they have incorrect information in them.
- —Guest Donna773
- I think all responsible sweeps should have a link in the rules [not the entry form] allowing contact with questions or problems with their proceedures or the site. This could eliminate isp problems or point directly to them while giving the contestant a better view of the sponsors, who all deserve our support in appreciation of them offering sweeps with desired prizes.
- —Guest sweeper42
giving up or giving in
- I abhor the idea of constantly entering my b'date, a simple check box as in many sites stating "i am over ...". this is usually in the rules and falsely checking the box reason to disqualify. Sites that have apparent broken links bug me, I often have to manually enter the site for their current link. I have also had to re-enter to get the link after the site say my add. exists please login here. the worst for me is the above, but when the "captcha" doesn't work, I want to place their security device in the appropriate file. I have even taken pix of my screen and had others view the pix and agree that I am not blind. Unsubscribe links are a science of their own and a warning posted for the user to READ the text carefully as some are traps with their wording. I have received the same junk-mail from 7 different senders in one day. Why are alcohol related contests not allowed in Calif. when tobacco sites are? Great job with this site [ I sometimes use sweepstakes advantage to fill in
- Any contest that has multiple pages really bugs me and I tend to give up on them.
- —Guest bandon54
Giving up on sweepstakes
- My number one reason would be that the site does not take autofill. I may enter it a few times but then get annoyed at having to type my entry.
- —Guest LT
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