Margarita pizza!?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Margherita Italy Trip Sweep

Prize(s) - 7 day, 6 night trip for 2 adults to Tuscany, Italy & a $5,000 certified check

End Date - August 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1x per 24 hours per person

Simone's Thoughts - If only that pizza was made from margaritas! Well I'm pretty sure the wine in Italy will make me not care.

Sweepers conundrum

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- General Tire Car or Cash Sweep

Prize(s) - 2009 Subaru STI or $10,000

End Date - August 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - unlimited

Simone's Thoughts - The classic sweepers dream - car or cash. Lucky for you chance will decide for you in this one. An online envelope game will decide what you win. You do need a cell phone number to enter this one.


Don't you wish it was a little Chile-er?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Travel Channel Chile Sweep

Prize(s) - 7 night trip for 2 to Santiago, Chile

End Date - July 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - It was 104 outside today and I know I could use a little Chile right now. If you answer the question correctly, you will get an extra entry daily. Travel channel has been doing 1 of these each month for a while, so check back next month for another.


Mmmm chocolate

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Jet Blue Chocolate San Fran Sweep

Prize(s) - 3 day trip for 2 to San Francisco, CA to attend the 14th Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival

End Date - August 21, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1x per household

Simone's Thoughts - I love chocolate and have never been to San Fran, so this would be a win win. You may want to check to make sure Jet Blue flies to an airport near you before you enter. You must travel on September 11-13, 2009.


Summer = Cash

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Honda Summer Cash Sweep

Prize(s) - Grand prize of $5,000 and 4 instant prizes a day of $50 debit card

End Date - September 8, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email but only 3 x per person

Simone's Thoughts - This one has interesting entry guidelines in that you can only enter it 3 times maximum per email. Although you can enter every day, you can't enter more than 3 times. Still thats 2 times more than if it was a single entry!

I know my pic doesn't have anything to do w/ Honda, but I was just feeling nostalgic for my first car ever. I miss the ol girl sometimes.


Dream closet, here I come!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Little Black Dress Wines Dream Closet Sweep

Prize(s) - The grand prize is a $5,000 closet makeover package consisting of product, design, delivery, and installation of the Easy Track organization solution, as well as a $10,000 Zappos.com gift certificate for shoes, apparel, and accessories.

End Date - November 30, 2009

Entry Frequency - unlimited

Simone's Thoughts - Ahh the dream closet. This makeover would completely over-value our home. As much as I start drooling when I think of $10k I could spend at Zappos, I will be refraining from entering this one for tax reasons. I just can't justify paying taxes on essentially $15,000 worth of shoes and closet. Not to mention, I have no clue where I would come up with that money for taxes and it would be heartbreaking to try and sell shoes I won.


If money was no object...

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Mentorship Vacation Sweep

Prize(s) - A Vocation Vacation of the Grand Prize winner's choice valued at $549 - $2499 based on selection

End Date - August 17, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - We have all been asked that question, "If money was no object, what would you do?" I honestly don't know for sure what I would do. I really think I would enjoy restoring works of art, but I could also do tournament fishing! Not to mention the good old standby of doing nothing and loving every minute of it. I found out about this group a few years ago and thought 'What a cool idea!' Best case, you get to try out a job before actually committing to the education or preparation for a career change. Worst case, you get a cool vacation. Just remember this trip is for one person only.


Ahh the spa

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Essence Mag Spa Trip

Prize(s) - Spa services for one day in your hometown, dinner for two at local restaurant, and makeup gift basket

End Date - August 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I love my family, but sometimes I just want to get in my car and drive. Nothing would be better than a spa trip at the end of that drive. This is a nice compromise as you don't have to go on vacation, but still get the spa! Plus you can have dinner with that special someone at the end of your day!


Cash, Purse, & Sunglasses!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Lifetime Handbag & Glasses Sweep

Prize(s) - Grand Prize Winner will be able to choose one handbag and one pair of sunglasses from a selection of designer handbags and sunglasses designated by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and will also receive $500 cash.

End Date - August 11, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I really better win this for being so nice to share this with you. Not a big prize, but a great one! The only bad thing is that the sponsor gets to pick the selection you choose from. Maybe they will have great taste though! You won't be getting a Chloe (just based on the ARV of $1,480,) but it will still be worth more than most of us would spend on a purse & sunglasses.


Sweep It & Keep It Week

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Bloomingdales Sunglasses Sweep

Prize(s) - a week’s worth (7) pairs of sunglasses, including two pairs of Fendi, one pair of Emilio Pucci, two pairs of MICHAEL Michael Kors, one pair of Carrera sunglasses, and one pair of Kate Spade sunglasses.

End Date - August 2, 2009

Entry Frequency - unlimited

Simone's Thoughts - All to often as a sweeper, you find yourself entering for things for other people (kids, husbands, wives, parents, etc.) This weeks sweeps are all things you would want to keep for yourself. These may not always be the $20,000 prizes, but they are the ones you remember, because you really, really wanted to win them!

BTW - With this sweep you are signing up for a newsletter. This is a great reason to have a dedicated sweeping email!


Its all about the O

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Overstock 10K July

Prize(s) - $10,000 paid directly to creditors

End Date - July 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - Overstock has been doing this sweep 1x a month for a bit now. Technically it ends at the end of this month, but look on overstock next month for the new one that may come. While this isn't technically cold hard cash as the money will be paid directly to your creditors, that is probably what you would have done with it anyways. If you are the rare individual who has no debt, leave this one for the rest of us!


New background

As you all can tell, I changed the background on my blog. Let me know if you like it, hate it, wish I would have just left good enough alone etc.

BTW - I got it from Scrap-E-Blog where she has free backgrounds!

How many half shirts do you think this would buy?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Ask.com $100K Sweep

Prize(s) - $100,000 & trip to NASCAR champions week in December 09. Also tons of smaller prizes.

End Date - July 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - All jokes aside about NASCAR fans, 100K could take you a long way. DH watches NASCAR and I find that it works better than any sleep medicine.

You have to correctly answer the trivia question in order to be entered. So look it up!


When was the last time you used a pay phone?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- ATT 25K Sweep

Prize(s) - $25,000 plus they are giving away a monthly prize of $1,000

End Date - December 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I remember using pay phones back in the day. I used to carry a quarter in that little pocket in my kangols so that I could call in an emergency. Now you rarely see them, much less anyone on them. I guess at least they can still be used as secret entrances into magical places!

Note: Open only to legal residents of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin


Double your pleasure

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Wrigley's 15K Sweep

Prize(s) - 2010 Mustang or $15,000 cash alternative. Several smaller prizes as well.

End Date - July 27, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts
- As you can tell, I am excited about the new Harry Potter movie that comes out this Wed. DH & I won't go see it for a few weeks, but still psyched! Twins, doublemint, wrigley - get it?


Cash week begins

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Hellmann's 20K Sweep

Prize(s) - $10,000 to keep & $10,000 to give away

End Date - July 15, 2009

Entry Frequency - unlimited

Simone's Thoughts - While unique prizes are fun, very little if anything tops cold hard cash. This week all the sweeps will have cash as at least one of the prizes. Nothing is better than giving and this sweep allows you to get and give!


Cycling Fanatic's Dream

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Versus Long Tour Sweep

Prize(s) - 11 day trip for 2 to France to attend the 2010 Tour de France

End Date - July 26, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1x daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - DH loves the Tour. If he could take off the entire time and stay glued to the TV to watch it, he would. I have a feeling, this would be better. Plus, who can say no to 11 days in France. Normally I shy away from exorbitant ARV sweeps, but this would be worth it.



Sweepstakes Title/Link
- McDonald's $1000 Sweep

Prize(s) - $1,000 Visa GC & a $50 McDonald’s Arch Card ( they are giving away 130 prizes - 10 per week)

End Date - August 2, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - When I go to McDonald's I eat the two cheeseburger meal. I suppose I never outgrew the original cheeseburger of my youth. I prob only eat there 12 times a year, but its amazing how nostalgic a taste can be.


Mo Money, Mo Problems

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- BBB 65K Sweep

Prize(s) - $50,000, $5,000 Bed Bath & Beyond GC & a $10,000 check to be awarded to a postsecondary educational institution of winner's choice

End Date - September 8, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Can't go wrong with money. BTW - you can buy a shirt with this pic on it at Threadless for 9 bucks! Note from the official rules - In the event the potential winner does not designate a qualified postsecondary institution for the donation, Bed Bath & Beyond reserves the right to award only the check & Bed Bath & Beyond Gift Card portion of the Grand Prize, or to disqualify the potential winner, & at its discretion, select an alternate winner.


Gators anyone?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Bealls Orlando Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - 5 day trip for four to Orlando, FL and many more instants

End Date - August 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Unlike many people, my dream vacation is not Florida. That being said, I have never been to Disney and figure I should do it at least once. With 5 days in Orlando, I could take in Gatorland too! Please be aware that this sweep is void in the following states - Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia (good reason to read the rules!)


Home Improvement or Trip?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Thermacare $5k Sweep

Prize(s) - Your choice of trips, kitchen products, exercise equipment, or a GC to a home improvement store (all worth $5,000 each)

End Date - July 15, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - Ahh the ultimate dilemma. Do I spend money on improving my home or going on vacation. Well, if you win this, you can decide. Enter quick as this one ends soon!


A trip for the kids

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Space Camp Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - 6 day trip for one kid aged 9-18 to Huntsville, AL to attend Space Camp

End Date - July 19, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - I can't enter this one as I don't have any kids this age, but I know that some of you must. I do know 1 person (who shall remain unnamed) who went to space camp. When I was a kid, it always sounded like an awesome adventure, but definitely out of reach. This seems like it would be a great win for any family. This trip does have to be used by July 19, 2010 - so probably next summer. If you win, you might want to save the news till at least Christmas time as they won't be able to use it for a bit (unless you can work out this summer with the sponsors.)

As a side note, you don't find many sweeps to go to Alabama, this is probably the only one you will see outside of Talladega and visitor's bureau sweeps.


Still Dreamin of Hawaii

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- King's Hawaiian Sweep

Prize(s) - 7 day trip for four to Hawaii (3 trips given away)

End Date - August 14, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Well today is our first day back from vacation and I wish I could be on vacation forever. Its great to get back to our day to day schedule, but it would be nice to have the option to be on vacation whenever we like. I would settle for this trip though! They are also giving away some gift bags and 40 $100 gift cards to certain supermarkets.


Where do we go now?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Delta Sky Miles Daily Giveaway

Prize(s) - 100,000 Delta Miles (1 given away a day)

End Date - July 27, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Few things are better than miles to do with what you please. I will be officially back from vacation tomorrow and wishing I was back on vacation! Perhaps I will win this and keep the dream alive. Click where it says "Don't have a code" to enter.