Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sweeping The Nation

Pronunciation: \-ˌstāks\
1 a: a race or contest in which the entire prize may be awarded to the winner; specifically : stakes race b: contest, competition
You can see where this is going due to the definitions above. People all across the world are beginning a new trend: Sweepstakes entering. Actually, it's not a new trend. People have been entering contests and sweepstakes for years and years- but it has recently become popular again. There are several reasons why one may "sweep:"

  • Some may be on a low, fixed income, and the prizes they will help them in that.
  • It's a hobby to some. Other people have hobbies like golf or scrapbooking. "Sweepers" have contests!
You may be wondering what "sweep" and "Sweepers" mean. Both of those refer to contests/sweepstakes. "Sweepers" are those who enter sweepstakes on a daily basis. "Sweeps" means to do the action of entering.

Here are a few things you must/can consider if you want to become a sweeper.
  1. It takes a while for some to win. Just keep a positive attitude and you'll become successful in your wins!
  2. You can join sweeping communities (like where you can meet other contest lovers like yourself and get to enter all the contests you like!
  3. Pick and choose your sweepstakes carefully. If a specific one doesn't feel right to you- don't enter. There's plenty of others that may tickle your fancy.
  4. It would be a good idea to create a separate e-mail account if possible. Entering contests can sometimes generate alot of e-mails and this specific e-mail can help you weed out the wanted from the unwanted messages.
  5. Be truthful when entering your address. If you win a prize over $500 (and it does happen), they will need to verify where to send your prize.
Now, you are all set! You can enter as many or as little sweepstakes as you like. So go ahead- start entering and good luck!!!

Amanda K

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