Variety is the spice of life....


Prize(s) - Varies daily

End Date - December 29, 2008

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I love sweepstakes that have different prizes everyday - it really tosses up the monotony of sweeping. These prizes are pretty good, although they aren't 1k prizes or anything.


Dream Trip to Alaska

Sweepstakes Title/Link - The Prescribe the Nation Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - 8 day/ 7 night trip for 4 to Alaska.

End Date - February 26, 2009

Entry Frequency - unlimited

Simone's Thoughts - Garrett & I have always wanted to win a trip to Alaska and maybe this is the one. This one does break the bank with the ARV - 25K - but it sounds like it is worth it for all that is included. They are also giving away 5 double spa gift certificates a week.


Free car work - Awesome!

Sweepstakes Title/Link - AutoVantage 20th Anniversary Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - 1 annual payment of $1,750.00 for 20 consecutive years

End Date - December 31, 2008

Entry Frequency - 1 x person

Simone's Thoughts - Looks like you get the $ every year in January for 20 years, so at the very least it would make Christmas free every year.


Gotta love the holidays!

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Sears Golden Wish Ticket Online Instant Win Game

Prize(s) - tvs, trips, cash, jewelry, appliances, tools, etc.

End Date - December 24, 2008

Entry Frequency - 1x daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - December is the best time of the year for sweepstakes and this one is a great illustration of that fact. There are so many prizes, I don't feel inclined to list them all. Believe me, its worth your time to enter this one. It is an instant, so either instant gratification or instant disappointment.


A lesson in ARV that may be worth it to take.


Prize(s) - 7 night/8 day trip for 6 to the Dulce Suenos Villa in Manzanillo, Mexico

End Date - January 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - OK, the ARV, or approximate retail value, on this win is $19,800. The way sweepstakes work in the US is anything you win over $600 you have to pay taxes on (this is the easy version of the tax law - I know its more complex, but that is the gist of it.) So, if you win this trip you will pay taxes on almost 20k. How much you pay will depend on your tax bracket, but the thing to remember is you aren't getting a vacation for free on this one. That being said, this would be the most awesome trip to Mexico ever and thats why I posted it for you. Not to mention, those 5 friends and or relatives will love you forever for taking them. Check out the villa - have fun drooling!


For my friends up north....


Prize(s) - Snowmobiles or a trip to Quebec

End Date - December 14, 2008

Entry Frequency - 1x per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - I am really glad I don't have to drive in snow anymore. Yes you learn how to drive in it, but its still dangerous no matter how much you learn. You could definitely argue that I face more danger living in a metro area in the south than driving in snow 6 months a year, but its still more pleasant. So for my friends up north dealing with the ice storm - this sweeps for you!


Right near da beach....

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Nim’s Island Fiji Getaway Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - 6 day/5-night trip for four to the Fiji Islands

End Date - December 31, 2008

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - I have always wanted to go to Fiji and I think winning a trip is about the only way I will ever get there. It is really expensive to fly there, much less afford the hotels. This trip is a great length and is for 4 people.


A new car!!!!

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Saturn Wrap it Up for the Holidays Giveaway

Prize(s) - 2009 Saturn Aura 14 XE or a 2009 Saturn Vue XE

End Date - December 31, 2008

Entry Frequency - 1x person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Yeah, its a Saturn, but its free - so who cares?! I'm pretty sure no one is going to turn down a new car.



Sweepstakes Title/Link - 12 Days of Handbags Giveaway

Prize(s) - Various purses

End Date - December 24, 2008

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - I am quite a tomboy, but I love me some purses. I have a Kate Spade purse that I won via gift certificate @ Bluefly and it makes me feel so pretty. There is little better in life than a fancy purse. Win one and feel beautiful - even in this recession!


Home shopping starts to pay off....

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- QVC 12 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - 2008 smart fortwo vehicle or $18,000.

End Date - December 12, 2008

Entry Frequency - 1x person/ phone number

Simone's Thoughts - I think if I lived somewhere other than TX, I might drive a smart car. I just can't picture myself in one next to all the H2s on the road. Not that I want to be in the hummer, I just don't feel safe sharing the same road with them in this car. Luckily, there is a cash option and I can always use cash! They are giving away 18 grand prizes and countless smaller prizes.


Almost makes you want to kiss her instead of Portia!

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways

Prize(s) - varies

End Date - December 19, 2008

Entry Frequency - daily per person on weekdays only

Simone's Thoughts - see my thoughts for Rachel Ray's giveaway and substitute in Ellen's name.


50 lb container of parmesan cheese anyone?

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Sam's Club Membership

Prize(s) - $100 Sam's Club Plus Membership and $900 gift card

End Date - December 31,2008

Entry Frequency - 1 x per household

Simone's Thoughts - In this economy we should all be buying in bulk. While I fundamentally oppose Walmart, if someone is giving me free money to shop there, I'm not going to turn it down.


Foosball + Hockey = Tockey?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Rich and Covino’s Tockey Table Giveaway

Prize(s) - Top Shelf Tockey table

End Date - December 12, 2008

Entry Frequency - 1 x per person

Simone's Thoughts - I have never heard of this, nor have I played it. I do love foosball though and its always a great thing to have a bar game lying around the house!


Lots of Pretty Things...

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Madberries.com Syle Wins, Every Day

Prize(s) - varies

End Date - ?

Entry Frequency - daily per person per prize

Simone's Thoughts - Normally I wouldn't just post an entire site of giveaways, but Madberries has so many and I am way too busy to be posting them all for you. If you like girly stuff like jewelry, handbags, makeup, and clothes - this is the giveaway for you. Every day they add about 5 more items to giveaway and each giveaway lasts a week. If you register, you can enter each giveaway a lot faster!


You can be the hit of the neighborhood!

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Win Your Own Backyard Pub

Prize(s) - Custom backyard Guinness pub and various regional prizes.

End Date - January 1, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1 x per person

Simone's Thoughts - While I normally steer clear of prizes with exorbitant ARVs ($25,000 for a custom bar,) this one seems like a fun win. There are also regional prizes that involve a kegerator which has always been a dream of mine.