It is a misconception that only lucky people win prizes in sweepstakes. Of course, not everyone has a windfall but when you enter a sweepstakes contest, you have an opportunity to win a grand prize. So, the key is to increase the number of opportunities rather than relying on simple luck. Isn’t it reasonable that if you have more entries in a number of sweepstakes you increase the possibility of winning at least one of them? Thus, luck is not necessarily the only factor to be a successful Sweepstakes player. A sweepstake is a game. And like any game, it needs a game plan to win.
Step 1: Get rid of the inhibition that all sweepstakes are only for lucky folks. Take small steps. Start by entering in smaller sweepstakes with small prizes. Don’t get too ambitious and start by entering contests with grand prizes that promise you millions of dollars. You might not win the promised prize and end up being disappointed on your first try. This might turn you off from sweepstakes completely. Enter sweepstakes that have prizes like small home appliances, gift vouchers, or high-end brand goods. Such sweepstakes have a higher probability of a win.
Step 2: Enter sweepstakes that run for shorter duration. Sweepstakes that run for longer duration will obviously have a large number of people participating. A short window ensures that the number of entries will be quite less and your odds of winning will a lot more.
Step 3: Create a separate email address specifically for participating in sweepstakes contests. Now, all sweepstakes are held online. Thus, they compulsorily require participant to enter their email addresses. Having a separate sweepstakes address will prevent your personal email id from being cluttered. Also, you won’t have to sort through piles of unread mails in your inbox to look for that sweepstake email that would win you the perfect juicer.
Step 4: All sweepstakes require you to fill up a lot of forms. Most of these forms require the same information you. It gets tedious to enter the same information repeatedly. You can download form filling software. These are free and automatically fill out your forms from previously saved information.
Step 5: Read the rules. Read the rules. Yes, the first sentence has been repeated. No, this is not a typo. We have mentioned the step about reading rules twice because this is a very crucial step. Read the rules carefully before entering any sweepstake contest. Not following a single rule may result in a disqualification. So, read the rules.