Thursday, June 26, 2014

I like to win

I have a hobby.. OK, so maybe it borderlines on an obsession. I love to enter contests, giveaways, and sweepstakes. I enter them every day and I've won some pretty awesome things. My most recent win was a $100 Amazon gift card but I have also won a Keurig, makeup, cash, books, and multiple other gift cards including Amazon, Target, and Walmart.

I love the thrill of winning and scoring big but I also do it because the extra cash and prizes really come in handy. I use my winnings for things I need around the house, paying bills, and treating myself to some of the more expensive things I love (like a new Coach handbag) but would not normally purchase because of the price.

On average I win at least one contest or sweepstakes that I enter a week. Of course there are some weeks where I win nothing at all and other weeks where I win more than once. I think the key to entering contests and winning is patience and persistence. Chances are you will not win anything right away but don’t get discouraged. Keep entering and you WILL win.

A website that I often use to find new contest to enter is ContestChest. What I like about ContestChest is it helps you keep track of contests that you entered via their site and it also allows you to set filters for the specific types of prizes and entry methods that you prefer. Oh yeah, it’s also free to use. You can’t beat that. Another great perk is they have their own contests that they run weekly and monthly. There is a monthly referral contests and also a monthly contest for members that have added contests they found online. The weekly contest is a newsletter contest. Their newsletter contests are easy to enter.. Just find the code listed in your daily newsletter and enter the code on the website and that’s it.. you’re entered to win for the week.

Do you like to enter sweepstakes? Do you have a favorite website or blog you use to locate new contest to enter? If so feel free to leave me a comment and let me know.