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April 22nd, 2011

Sweepstakes are not gambling

At some point or another, you have seen different contests known as sweepstakes offeredon Television, in the mail, or over the radio. For those that are a little confused on whatsweepstakes are, they are contests of chance that are held by companies, usually with thepurpose of either promoting their company or a product.

Before we continue, it should be pointed out that by a “game of chance”, we are notreferring to something like casino slots where you must risk money in order to win aprize. Most sweepstakes are done either by mail or some type of online submission.There are some sweepstakes that are connected to buying a particular product, but eventhose usually have an alternate method of entry, such as postal mail.

Prizes that are available in sweepstakes cover a broad range. Some sweepstakes offeronly a grand prize, which can be anything from a particular sum of money to a trip to aluxurious destination. Some sweepstakes offer multiple prizes and even tier-based prizes.For example, some sweepstakes may offer gift cards or small denomination prizes to a setnumber of participants. They may then offer a larger prize to yet another set of players,and finally the grand prize would be awarded to the overall winner.

Unlike casino based gambling, sweepstakes offer contestants the chance to win cash andprizes without any risk to them. In return, the companies running the contests get a formof mass advertising that typically helps to either drive sales of products or get their nameout into the public in a meaningful way. If you have never entered a sweepstakes, lookaround for one that interests you and enter. You can win if you don’t play.

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March 29th, 2011

This morning I came across a site that I hadn’t noticed before – It’s something that may be of interest to readers, so I thought I’d include a quick post about it. lists coupons from thousands of online-only stores.  Let’s say, for example, that you’re planning a trip to Home Depot this afternoon.  A quick search on GoGoShopper comes up with dozens of coupons from Home Depot.  Each coupon includes the expiration date, so you can be sure you’re getting only active deals.  Clicking on  a coupon will take you to the specific items that are on sale, which saves you valuable searching time.

If you like saving money, check it out.  I know I will.

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April 30th, 2009

Win the U.S. 2009 Tour Ticket and Trip Giveaway

Complete the online entry entry form to be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Fray as they tour the US. Included is roundtrip airfare to Las Vegas to see the boys perform at the Pearl. Make sure you read the official rules. I wish you luck! 129871.750935887&type=10&subid=

Entry Frequency: unknown
Age: 18+

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June 1st, 2007

Temporary Publishing Freeze

Hi folks. Sorry for the lack of updates yesterday – we normally publish between 10 and 20 new sweepstakes per day. We’re doing some upgrades and maintenance to our publishing tools, and will be back online with a huge batch of new sweeps very soon.

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