Do you know the way to San Jose?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Pita Pit Costa Rica Sweep

Prize(s) - 6 day trip for two to San Jose, Costa Rica

End Date - September 30, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - Ahh Costa Rica. Not much more to say on that. Enter, win, go.

Vegas Baby!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- TBS Vegas Sweep

Prize(s) - 3 night trip for 2 to Vegas and $10,000

End Date - November 15, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - DH & I have only been to Vegas once on a trip I won out there a few years ago, but we had a fun time. I wouldn't mind going back if only to get to go out to see the Hoover Dam. Last time we went I was in a walking boot recovering from breaking my leg, so we couldn't do much. Not that gambling and collecting hooker cards isn't fun, but it would be nice to get another trip. Since DS is only 1 year old, I think a pure gambling trip is out of the question for now. This sweep does require a code, but a free one is provided for you online.


Not worried about gas, but want to drive anywhere?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Six Flags Jeep Wrangler Giveaway

Prize(s) - 2010 Jeep Wrangler

End Date - November 1, 2009

Entry Frequency - unlimited

Simone's Thoughts - I have to admit, we have a Jeep Wrangler. My husband always wanted one and a few years ago we got one. Sucks on gas mileage, but you can drive through a creek if you want.


Couples only dance

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Pevonia Ultimate Grenada Trip

Prize(s) - One week trip for 2 to LaSource in Grenada

End Date - August 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - Since I did kids yesterday, this one is for the adults. Our son is just too young for us to leave him for a week at this point, but for everyone that can get away, this trip would be great! The ARV on this one is $15,000, so hopefully a pretty luxurious trip. In any case, if you win, save those receipts so that perhaps you can claim a lower FMV on your taxes.

Note: This a couples only resort, so you won't be able to try and work with the sponsor to weasel your kids in after you win. This really is only for adults.


How will I ever afford this?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Carter's 529 Sweep

Prize(s) - $25,000 529 plan scholarship

End Date - September 15, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - With the rising cost of attending school, it makes me grimace to think of how we will afford to send our son. So, in my normal planning manner, I am hoping to win him money for college. Here is one for all the other parents out there whose children's college funds consist of hopes and dreams, but no money. Please be aware there is no cash alternative for this one, just the money for the 529.


Cash, trip, but what to wear?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Lifetime Project Runway Sweep

Prize(s) - $25,000 & a 3 night trip for two to NYC. They are also giving away a weekly prize of $1,000.

End Date - November 12, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I don't watch Project Runway, but its not because I don't like the show, or the channel, or the cast. I just don't like it enough to DVR it and make time for it outside my work schedule. In any case, I wouldn't mind winning some cash and a trip to NYC!


A Night in Paris - Well Maybe 3

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Woman's World Paris Trip

Prize(s) - 3 night trip for four to Paris, France

End Date - August 27, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I spent 2 weeks in Paris during college and I still didn't get to see everything I wanted to. Trips to Europe for more than 2 people are few and far between and this one ends on Thursday, so enter quick!

Note - You will have to become a member to enter, but they have sweeps all the time, so its worth it.


A family reunion everyone can enjoy

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Real Simple Family Reunion Sweep

Prize(s) - 4 day trip for up to 16 to Atlantis, Bahamas.

End Date - September 24, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per email

Simone's Thoughts - With an ARV of just over $37,000 you might have to try and get some donations from the family members attending, but they would prob consider it worth it to attend. In either case, this sounds like a lot more fun than your typical family reunion.


Get your teeth updid

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Dear Doctor Dental Makeover Sweep

Prize(s) - Dental Makeover Package worth $5,000 - $30,000

End Date - May 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - We have dental insurance, but of course it doesn't cover much of the big costs or cosmetic dentistry. This would be nice to have enough money to do a bunch to your teeth.

PS - You guys are welcome on the picture. There are some seriously gnarly pictures of teeth out there.


One of the elusive top 3

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Rodale Nissan Sweep

Prize(s) - 2010 Nissan Altima & various weekly prizes

End Date - March 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - weekly per household

Simone's Thoughts - Most sweepers strive to win something big. A car is usually in their top 3 most wanted wins. We won a car a few years ago and it was AWESOME. Nothing in sweepstakes feels better than getting a call about a really big win. I hope everyone gets to experience that feeling at least once in their lives.


Gas Money

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Progressive Gas Money Sweep

Prize(s) - $3,000 given away weekly

End Date - March 14, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - With gas prices going up again, we can all use money for gas.


Los Cabos Dream

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Discovery Los Cabos Sweep

Prize(s) - 4 night trip for four to Los Cabos, Mexico

End Date - August 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - Continuing my 'plan ahead for winter' theme this month. I just like dreaming of cold and tropical places in the heat of the summer. I have never been to the Baja Peninsula, and this seems like a decent trip.


Planning Ahead for Winter

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Johnson & Johnson US Virgin Islands Sweep

Prize(s) - 6 night trip for 2 to your choice of St. Croix, St. John, or St. Thomas, USVI

End Date - October 15, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I use the term winter very loosely as here in TX we may not even really have one. I am hoping for some form of winter this year, but who knows. In any case, I still want to be on a beach.


Shoes make everything better

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Us Weekly Shoe Sweep

Prize(s) - $500 Zappos.com GC (3 given away)

End Date - August 24, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1x per person

Simone's Thoughts - I had a horrible day yesterday, but when I came home I had the shoes pictured above waiting for me at the doorstep. Plus I got them on sale for $13! The only thing better than a cute pair of shoes is getting them at a massive discount. You could buy some nice shoes with this prize.


Playground for you, playground for them

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Nestle Playground Sweep

Prize(s) - Residential play set, $3,500, & a $30,000 donation to KaBOOM!

End Date - October 29, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - This really is the best of both worlds because you get to help and get something for yourself. The form asks for a donation code, but underneath it there is a place to click if you don't have a code - go there.

Note - installation not included.


Ahh the little hunter

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Carhartt 10G Sweep

Prize(s) - Grand prize is $10,000. Loads of instants to be won.

End Date - December 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - I grew up in Texas, so I didn't know what a Carhartt was until I married my bow hunting Vermonter. I can understand why they are so useful though in a cold climate. Either way, no matter where you live $10,000 will keep you warm. Side note - my son owns a camo onesie. 2nd side note - Technically you can enter this one 15x a day by going to all these different entry sites, but I just listed one here - so its daily.


Bienvenido a Miami

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- InStyle Miami Trip

Prize(s) - 3 day trip for two to Miami, FL & a $1,000 GC

End Date - August 17, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - We have been to South Beach twice and DH cannot stand it. He says everyone is fake and shallow and honestly I can't disagree. I still enter to win trips there because we haven't ever been to the Everglades and I feel that would be worthwhile. Also the food is good and I can get over the shallowness as long as there is something pretty to look at. There is only a week left to enter this one, so get on it!


This camcorder flippin' rocks!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Little Debbie Flip Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - Flip Ultra camcorder (350 to be given away)

End Date - September 30, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - I have a Flip, albeit not an Ultra, and it really works well. We have a nicer full size camcorder and of course it takes better movies, but in a pinch and for its portability, the Flip works great! The odds on this one are great, so go win one!


A rarity

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Fonseca Twin Vines Portugal Sweep

Prize(s) - 6 day trip for 2 to Portugal

End Date - September 30, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1x per household

Simone's Thoughts - Not many trips to Portugal come up in sweepstakes. It would be a mistake not to enter this one.


This prize makes me all misty eyed

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Canadian Mist Outdoor Prize

Prize(s) - $5,000 home improvement store gift card & and outdoor refridgerator

End Date - August 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1x per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Get it? Canada, geese, mist? In any case, $5,000 can get you at least something for your house.


Tape up a win

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Scotch $10,000 Sweep

Prize(s) - Grand prize is $10,000. Also 10 first prizes of a $500 visa gift card and many free mag subscriptions as 2nd prizes

End Date - February 28, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I confess, I love painters tape. You can use it for so many cool projects and it really is a godsend when re-decorating. I'm pretty sure $10 grand would make me love it even more!

BTW - If you want to buy the hat in the picture, you can do so here.

Deadliest Catch

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Sportsman's Warehouse Fishing Trip

Prize(s) - 6 or 7 day sport fishing trip in Alaska during the summer of 2010

End Date - August 15, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1x per person

Simone's Thoughts - Not really clear in the rules if this is a trip for 1 person or 2. I'm entering on the hopes its 2. Its worth if for the chance to go to Alaska.