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Old 02-14-2007, 02:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am. I seem to have decent luck with them. Last year I won a bunch of stuff by entering contests listed at www.online-sweepstakes.com I bought a premium membership to get access to all the sweeps that they list.

So far this year, I've won a $1000 Merry Maids gift certificate and a juggling set (which I gave to dh for his bday). Being snowed in, I've been spending the morning entering sweeps, so I've got my fingers crossed.

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I like entering contests but I NEVER win. I think the last time I won something was a 50/50 draw in grade 10!
My half sister on the other hand is the luckiest person I know. She's won 3 Tv's plus a whole bunch of smaller prizes. I'm always tempted to put down her name instead of my own when I enter contests :P
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Can't seem to edit my first post.

I like the online-sweepstakes.com website because they list all the contests that companies are running, all in one place. You can enter giveaways for all different things.

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I never win, but I'm all about free stuff. I lurve sending away for freebies.
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I never win anything either. Dh won a flat panel monitor a few years ago.
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I don't. I'm always paranoid that the contest is merely a front to get my personal information which would then be sold to other companies. I loathe junk mail (and spam) so I try to avoid it at all costs!

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I don't. I'm always paranoid that the contest is merely a front to get my personal information which would then be sold to other companies. I loathe junk mail (and spam) so I try to avoid it at all costs!

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I don't. I'm always paranoid that the contest is merely a front to get my personal information which would then be sold to other companies. I loathe junk mail (and spam) so I try to avoid it at all costs!
me too... although I'ld LOVE to win a $1000 merry maids gift... I'm so jealous!

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I never win anything... but!

I send away for free stuff all the time (livejournal.com/freestuff is AMAZING)

and I do paid surveys. : My favorites are $5 a pop, and you get 2-4 a month, but there are some that I do where you can 'buy' paypal gift certificates with points. It took me about 3 months to get enough points for a $30gc.

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In college I won a week long trip to Aruba for two by entering a silly mall sweepstakes. I ALWAYS enter contests on paper, although I've never done it online... I feel like that could turn into a BAD addiction. Sometimes it drives my husband nuts because of the junk mail thing, but we're so inundated by it anyway I just recycle away!

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