Get out and play

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- North Face Sweep

Prize(s) - $5,000 North Face GC (10 given away)

End Date - December 24, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Just because its almost winter doesn't mean you can't still get out and enjoy the great outdoors. You could definitely get the gear of your choice with this amount of play money!


Holiday. Celebrate.

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Reader's Digest Holiday Sweep

Prize(s) - Lots of prizes including a trip to VA, oven, Nikon 3000, and much more

End Date - December 25, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - Here is another of the holiday sweeps. Lots of prizes to be had. Check out the full list here.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- o.b. Antigua Sweep

Prize(s) - 7 night trip for 2 to St. John's, Antigua; also 25 instant wins of $100 SpaFinder GCs

End Date - December 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - On this day of feasting, many of us will be surrounded by family. And many of us will be thankful for the opportunity to be around our family. Many of the same people will be ready to strangle them all by the end of the day. In honor of our love/hate relationship with family, I give you a chance to get away. Just looking at this picture makes my heart flutter with joy.


Black Friday!

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Radar Online Black Friday Sweep

Prize(s) - Black Friday Gift Back (check description on page for details)

End Date - November 27, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I don't normally advise entering for gift bags as they usually have a bunch of overpriced crap in them that you can't use unless you live in LA or NYC. This one has some great stuff though and is accurately priced. You can win everything you wouldn't buy yourself!


Cash for that stash!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Lenovo Holiday Sweep

Prize(s) - $10,000 grand prize & $1,000 daily instant prize

End Date - December 30, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - With the holiday season almost upon us, this sweep would certainly help with presents. Now, you probably won't get the money in time, but you could pay off a credit card with it!


Pizza the Hut

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Schwan's Pizza Sweep

Prize(s) - 50 Freschetta free product coupons and 50 family friendly DVDs

End Date - December 5, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - When my MIL told me that she had never seen Spaceballs, I was shocked. Sometimes I don't realize that not everyone has been exposed to the comedic stylings of Mel Brooks. In any case, while this prize isn't the biggest in the world, pizza for a year would be helpful for anyone's budget.



Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Adidas All Star Sweep

Prize(s) - 4 day trip for 2 to the 2010 NBA All Star weekend in Dallas, TX (3 trips given away)

End Date - January 15, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I could personally care less about professional basketball, but as a gift to all my sports loving readers I am posting this sweep. They are also giving away some smaller prizes as well.

P.S. - Sorry the post is a little late today, still sick as a dog.


Minty fresh cash

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Snapple Free Rent Sweep

Prize(s) - $1500 in gift cards (10 left to win)

End Date - November 27, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - This would make for a great holiday if by some miracle the sponsor fulfilled the prize that quickly. Either way, with 10 prizes, good odds on this one.

You will need a UPC code to enter. Here is one from the web: 0-76183-16367-2


Gummy Bears

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Black Forest $100K Sweep

Prize(s) - $100,000 grand prize; first prize is 5 day trip to Yellowstone

End Date - April 30, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Does anyone else remember that cartoon from the 80s about gummy bears? I swear the 80s was king of crappy, yet campy cartoons. Well maybe for $100,000 you can forget that memory.

Here are some codes from online you can use to enter:

74406 BF Juicy Oozers Sour Gummy sharks
74407 BF Juicy Oozers Sour Sanded Fun Fish
74408 BF Juicy Oozers Gummy Fun Bugs
74409 BF Juicy Oozers Cherry Gummy Sharks
74410 BF Gummy Strawberries


Imelda Marcos Fantasy Giveaway

Sweepstakes Title/Link -
Famous Footwear 10K Sweep

Prize(s)- $10,000

End Date - December 31st 2009

Entry Frequency - Daily Per Person
Simone's Thoughts - That is a lot of shoes.


Probably can't buy this...

Sweepstakes Title/Link - WebMark Car Sweep

Prize(s) - Acura of your choice; 4 first prizes of a 5 day cruise; daily prize of $25 GC

End Date - January 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - Chance to win a car, a cruise, or cash. All the top three.


Enjoy our wild America...

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- GE National Park Sweep

Prize(s) - 6 day trip for 4 to your choice of either Yellowstone National Park in Jackson Hole, WY; Dry Tortugas National Park in Key West, FL; Grand Canyon National Park, in Flagstaff, AZ; or Smoky Mountains National Park in Knoxville, TN; Weekly prize of $250 Visa prepaid card as well

End Date - January 3, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Well technically this isn't camping as the sponsor is providing hotel accommodations, but it is to the national parks. You really can't go wrong there.


New wood floors

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- TLC Lumber Liquidators Sweep

Prize(s) - $5,000 worth of flooring from Lumber Liquidators

End Date - November 18, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I would love to have our upstairs done in wood floors. This would certainly help that process.


New wheels

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- CBS Dodge Sweep

Prize(s) - 2010 Dodge Journey SXT (4 given away); also 10 prizes per day of your choice of an iPod Nano, Rock Band game, or Bose headphones

End Date - December 2, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1x per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Besides the fact that they are giving away 4 of these cars, the daily prizes have really good odds. You only have to enter once too! All in all, a perfect sweep.

Note - you only have a shot at the daily prize on the day you enter the sweep, but if you wait till the end you will only have a shot at one of the cars as they are picking one grand prize winner a week.



Sweepstakes Title/Link
- National Geographic Mediterranean Cruise
after you enter once, click here to enter again

Prize(s) - 14 day Mediterranean cruise for two including airfare to port

End Date - November 19, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - As many of you know Garrett and I are happily booked on vacations for next year, so I won't be entering to win this one, but you should. Many people would consider this one a trip of a lifetime. If you don't really want it, don't enter though as you will pay taxes on this one with an ARV of $24,580. The taxes you will probably pay would be worth it for the trip IMHO, but that is for you to decide.

After you click the vote button the sweepstakes entry form will pop up.


Bluelight special

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Kmart $50K Sweep

Prize(s) - $50,000 grand prize; $100 Kmart GC daily and other smaller instant wins

End Date - December 25, 2009

Entry Frequency - 10x daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Ahh November, start of the holiday sweeping period. November is usually when all the holiday sweeps start rolling in and the dreaming begins. While it is a little more of slim pickins with the economy the way it is this year, there are still some good ones.

You don't need a code to play the instant on this one, but if you want to enter for the $50K, you will need a code. I posted some below. If you sign up for their email, you can get more. Also, they will put them in circulars, on store signs, and on receipts.

Children Charmin Bounce Tide Cookie


Tweet your way to the Olympics

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Vick's Olympic Sweep

Prize(s) - 4 day trip for 2 to Vancouver on February 18-21, 2010 to see the Olympics

End Date - January 4, 2010

Entry Frequency - 2x daily per person (1 on entry form & one via twitter)

Simone's Thoughts - Technically, the tweet is just an extra entry daily, but still an entry is an entry. My only concern with this trip would be the ARV. It is listed in the rules at $18,674 and honestly I'm not sure how much you would be able to mark it down for FMV. I have a feeling that a large portion of the ARV is in ticket prices to the Olympics and that can't be cheap. Either way, you won't get another chance to go to the Olympics in Vancouver, so definitely once in a lifetime trip.


Give a little bit

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- All You Charity Sweep
Cooking Light Charity Sweep
My Recipes Charity Sweep
Real Simple Charity Sweep

Prize(s) - 12,500 cash for you & 12,500 cash to a charity of your choice

End Date - December 22, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per email at each site

Simone's Thoughts - I really think that my favorite sweeps are ones that allow you to share the wealth. Maybe its because I work in non-profit and truly believe that some of the best in people is brought out when they give of themselves. In any case, this sweep is a win win. Money for you and money to give away.

This sweep is being held on 4 different websites. You can enter at each one daily.


Your kid is so stylin!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- The Children's Place Sweep

Prize(s) - $2,010 The Children's Place GC; also 80 smaller gift cards given away

End Date - November 30, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I love the Children's Place. They have awesome sales and their clothes are really cute. Plus they are easy to wear - no unnecessary buttons for me to hassle with. You could buy a lot of clothes with this, and maybe even buy some to donate to needy kids for the holidays.


Need a new kitchen?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Farmland Foods Sears Sweep

Prize(s) - $5,000 Sears GC (4 given away); $1500 Sears GC (10 given away)

End Date - February 28, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Really good odds on this one as they are giving away 4 of the $5,000 grand prize. I figure even if you don't need a new kitchen, you can find a use for a $5,000 Sears GC.



Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Church's Tekken Sweep

Prize(s) - $10,000, video game console, & Tekken 6

End Date - November 29, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - I happen to like the Tekken and Street Fighter series of games. I gravitate towards games that enable me to play just by randomly pressing lots of buttons at great speeds on my controller. Not that I didn't play Zelda growing up, but nowadays I just don't have the time or energy to devote to really solving games. Even if you don't like video games, you can appreciate the $10,000 grand prize!