Money and LA

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Advil $25K Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - $25,000 and 2 night trip for two to LA to go to the Ellen DeGeneres Show

End Date - November 30, 2009
Entry Frequency - daily per household
Simone's Thoughts - I think $25K would help me stay on vacation a little longer...


Bah humbug!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Amtrak Trip to London Sweeps

Prize(s) - 7-day/6-night trip for four to London, England

End Date - September 13, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - Only 2 more days of vacation left, so I am dreaming of other vacations. Trip to London would be nice. Note that if you win this, you have to travel around November 3, 2009.


I'm sure it will float better than this

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- ESPN Ultimate Fishing Giveaway

Prize(s) - Bass Pro Shops fishing package worth over 80K

End Date - July 5, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - Here is the real coup de grĂ¢ce for ya. This is a heck of a package as you can see on the entry page. They are also giving away another 5 Bass Pro Shops packages. You do have to be registered to enter this one, but if you enter sweeps with any regularity, you will re-use it over and over.


Oh what a tangled web we weave

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Shimano Rod Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - 2010 Toyota Tundra and a Skeeter bass boat

End Date - July 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1x per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Nice prizes on this one. There is also a fishing sweepstakes you can enter on this site where you post pics of your catches. You can win big money if you happen to break records.


Don't boat drunk!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Honeywell Speedboat Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - 2009 Custom Fram Nordic Boats USA 22’ Evolution Speedboat and Extreme Custom Tandem Trailer

End Date - December 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - weekly per household

Simone's Thoughts - Ok, my personal thought on these boats is that they kill people. The people that tend to buy them are the same guys that jack up there trucks. As my friend would say - you really just want to tell them you are sorry about their small package. People go too fast and generally don't have the skill to drive these boats at that speed. That being said, I would sell this baby in a second and pocket that cash!


Take me fishing

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Takemefishing.org Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - Triumph Boats 1700 Skiff and E-Z Loader boat trailer

End Date - July 24, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Fishing was an important part of my childhood. Every summer my brother and I would spend 2 weeks with my grandparents at a cottage in upstate NY and we fished constantly. I still enjoy it, and will be instilling those values in my son (once he can hold a fishing rod.) There is actually a pretty fun game on this site as well where you can win the instant.


Summer, summer, summer time!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Early Times Boat Sweeptakes

Prize(s) - Triton VT 17 aluminum bass boat with a Mercury 50 ELPTO engine and trailer

End Date - July 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - I am still on vacation this week and all week I will have sweepstakes for boats or other watercraft posted in celebration of summer. While its tempting to post sweepstakes where inflatable boats are the prizes, I will keep my sense of humor in check and give you guys some good ones. On this one you have to have the best guess for how many feet of line are in this boat.

Hint from official rules: The boat is filled with boxes of line: Stren Original (175 yards/525 feet) and Stren Super Knot (220 yards/660 feet)


Sometimes the snow comes down in June

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Mike's Hard Lemonade Airstream Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - Airstream Flying Cloud travel trailer and other smaller prizes

End Date - September 1, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Ahh the Airstream. I know gas prices suck right now, but its an Airstream! I know there is a little kid in you that wishes you spent every summer tooling through the national parks in an Airstream with your family. Go ahead dream the dream - maybe you will even win!

Note: You do need a code to enter this, but you can get it online.


It may not change the world, but it still makes me feel better

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Red Roof Inns Prius Giveaway

Prize(s) -2009 Toyota Prius and countless other prizes including 1,000 one night stays at their chain

End Date - September 8, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I know the Prius has gotten a lot of press for not really getting the gas mileage it claims, but its still better than a Hummer (the car.) America seems obsessed right now with fake 'Green.' Millions of products that claim to be green, but really aren't have flooded our markets. At least this car can make a claim that it is trying and at some level succeeding in decreasing our fuel consumption.


Drivin in my car, livin like a star

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Adult Swim Kia Soul Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - 2009 Custom Painted Kia Soul

End Date - June 28, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - I normally wouldn't recommend entering for a custom painted car because they are generally overvalued and difficult to get rid of. This one really isn't marked up much at an sponsor given ARV of $18,595. With ATHFs following I doubt it would be that hard to get rid of if you didn't want it. It does have an awesome paint job though, but maybe I just think that because I am a fan. I actually own a Meatwad beanie.



Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Bosch Mustang Sweep

Prize(s) - 2010 Ford Mustang GT
First prize - A trip for 2 to learn how to drift

End Date - June 30, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - I went to school before this drift phenomenon, we just did donuts in the parking lot. I don't know if I would really want to 'drift,' but I suppose if it was in a safe environment, it might be fun. I know that sounds really lame, but I have a kid so give me a break!


Get you a hemi

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- WIX Filters Dodge Challenger

- 2009 Dodge Challenger

End Date - October 15, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - I am going on vacation until July so this week we will be doing car sweeps and next week will be boat sweepstakes. Its a HEMI, what more can you say?


Cash and laundry

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Spray N Wash Cash Sweep

Prize(s) - $8,000 and a new washer & dryer

End Date - December 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Just another cash money sweep for ya'll. They are giving away quite a few cash prizes besides the grand prize listed above. In December specifically, they are giving away 68 $100 prizes.


I will win a trip to Hawaii

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Lifetime Hawaii Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - 6 night trip for 2 to Oahu, HI and $5,000

End Date - July 5,2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - I have never won a trip to Hawaii, but would love to go. This one seems pretty pimped out, although you would probably want to keep good records on comparable prices to knock down that ARV.


It pays to tweet!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Pantech $25,000 Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - $25,000
(daily prize) Pantech Matrix Pro phone

End Date - July 6, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - As most everyone that knows me is aware, I avoided social networking sites for a really long time. I still don't have a facebook, or a myspace page! The reasoning is 50/50 between a lack of time to care about a page about myself and not really wanting to deal with anyone on a personal level that I didn't initiate contact with. That being said, I do have a twitter page. Two main things attracted me to twitter: there is a character limit on posts and I could get extra sweepstakes entries through it. Now you can get extra sweepstakes entries through facebook on some contests, but just not the same amount as with twitter. So I finally caved and haven't looked back since. Here is a way you could win $25,000 on twitter - and I can't think of a better reason than that to sign up. If however, you still aren't convinced on the twitter forefront, you can also enter this by email.


100th Post - A New Car

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Autotrader.com Sweep

Prize(s) - $50,000 that can be applied toward the purchase of a new vehicle listed for sale on AutoTrader.com

End Date - December 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - So this is my 100th post, so I figured I would make it a good one. I especially like the wording (straight from the official rules) on this one. "can be applied toward the purchase..." That seems to indicate I could also choose not to apply it to said purchase, just giving me $50,000 to play with. FYI - you don't have to play the game after you enter in order to get your sweep entry.

BTW - Does anyone remember the Hot Wheels listed above? They had little doors that smashed when you hit them and then you would just spin them back to 'good as new' form. So cool!


Cash Money Ya'll!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- WE Cash Giveaway

Prize(s) - $5,000

End Date - June 30, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Cash is one of the best prizes you can get. Now I don't consider it the best prize - unless it is over $100,000. The reason I say that is that I am fairly sensible with my wins, so any cash usually goes towards fixing up the house, savings, or paying bills. A trip win is usually more fun. If, however, you are talking about a crapload of cash, I would be able to be sensible and have fun!


Family Reunion

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Hanes Family Reunion Disney Sweep

Prize(s) - 5 day/4 night trip for 20 to Walt Disney World Resort
(weekly prize - 16 of them) 5 day/4 night trip for 4 to Walt Disney World Resort

End Date - September 30, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - In a little over a week, family and I will be heading up to VT for the yearly family reunion. We have always talked about an extended family vaca at Disney, but have never done it. I love sweeps that bring families together. A technical note on this sweep - make sure you set a password as due to a glitch it registers you for an easy return entry whether you create one or not. If you don't create one, you will not be able to re-enter without resetting your password (that you didn't create.)

BTW - The pic is of Neuschwanstein Castle which Disney used to model his castle at Disney World. If you ever go, the hike to the top of the neighboring mountain is exhilarating, but after hiking up it myself and finding a gondola at the top, I would suggest taking that and hiking down!


Dads get prizes in June

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Mastercraft 100 Days of Summer Sweeps

Prize(s) - (4) Yamaha WaveRunner with trailer
(4) Four sets of Mastercraft tires for the life of your car
(60) $100 Bass Pro Shops GC

End Date - September 8, 2009
Entry Frequency - 100x per household (or daily if you like as sweep only runs that long)

Simone's Thoughts - Father's Day is in June, so many of the sweeps this month focus on "manly" prizes. Jet skis, tires, bass fishing - all are present in this sweep. I will probably post more of these throughout the month, but this one is a good start!


A bike a day

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Fat Tire Bike Sweeps

Prize(s) - (1 a day) New Belgium Schwinn Cruiser bike

End Date - September 7, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - DH and I went to Fat Tire several years ago on a trip to CO and had a blast. The picture above is from that trip. Great beer and eco friendly. So enter and reduce your carbon footprint (or drink a beer and pretend you are doing something good for the environment - cause you are!)


Afternoon Delight

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Sunny D Spa Sweeps

Prize(s) - $5,000 SpaFinder.com GC & $900 travel voucher.

End Date - October 17, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - Ahh the forever out of reach spa trip. I know I always think to myself - "one of these days I'll treat myself to a spa trip." Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that unless I win one, that will probably never happen. Here's hoping!


Kickin off summer with a bang!

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Oprah's Summer Giveaway
already registered? - try here

Prize(s)- varies - car, cash, trips

End Date - August 29, 2009

Entry Frequency - per person/email on weekdays

Simone's Thoughts - It looks like you need a code word to enter this, but according to the official rules - "If you did not watch the Show, you can click on the "What's the Word?" link on the Website for instructions and a link to the section of the Website where the Word of the Day can be found." (This a great example of why its important to read the official rules.) Oprah is famous for giving away prizes to her studio audience, and it looks like this time we all have a chance to win.