And again and again and again and again

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Omron Trip Sweep

Prize(s) - 8 day Caribbean cruise for 2 with Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas, airfare to port & $2,700; also they are giving away a 5 day trip for two to Maui, HI, car rental & $2700; weekly prize of heart monitor and body monitor

End Date - January 5, 2011

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Every January there is a flood of year long sweeps. These are sweeps you can enter all year long - hooray! (sarcasm intentional) I personally prefer sweeps that don't hang around like some unwanted party guest all year long, but some people love them. For me they become the bastard stepchild of my sweepstakes. Sitting at the back of the line, having been pushed there by sweeps that end earlier. Yelling at me in a pipsqueak voice "Hey remember me? Only 8 more months until I put out!"

I also find it amusing that a company that wants me to have a healthy heart is encouraging me to sit in front of my computer for over a year entering their sweep.

So I figured I would jump the gun and give you guys one you can enter for MORE than a year. Enjoy!


Vegas in style

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Boost Mobile Vegas Sweep

Prize(s) - 3 day trip for four to Vegas to be taken in March 2010 with lots of extras (3 trips given away); first prize of a 32 inch flat screen HDTV (5 given away)

End Date - December 31, 2009 (TOMORROW!)

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Awesome trip? No doubt! Worth the taxes on the ARV of $13,770? That one is for you to decide. If you like Vegas and were going to go anyways, the taxes might be worth it for you. I would enter and if you win, check with a CPA first before accepting the prize. That way you will be prepared. Get on top of entering this one, it ends tomorrow!


The world is a zoo

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- THQ San Diego Trip Sweep

Prize(s) - 3 night trip for 4 to San Diego, CA & $560

End Date - December 31, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Now that I have a kid, I can appreciate the trips for four to family friendly destinations. I don't think there is a bad time of year to visit San Diego and while we aren't entering for any other international trips that have to be taken this year, there is still room in the calendar for a domestic. This prize includes 1-night premium tent accommodations at the San Diego Zoo - how freakin cool is that?


Got any plans for 2011?

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Tennis Channel Australia Sweep

Prize(s) - 8 night trip for 2 to Australia & tickets to the 2011 Australian Open

End Date - January 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - This one is for all my fellow planners. This trip must be taken Jan 9 - 19, 2011, so if you like planning in advance, this trip's for you! I personally don't have anything planned for that January at this point, so I'm entering.


Italy here we come

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- CNN Italy Trip

- 7 day trip for two to Venice, Italy

End Date - January 3, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Ok, I know this is selfish of me, but I am sooo entering this one! Yes, we are going to Rome in September, but if we won this we could extend the trip and include Venice. That would make the trip of a lifetime even better!


Happy Holidays

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- ABC Christmas Sweep

Prize(s) - $25,000; lots of local prizes as well

End Date - December 25, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1x per household

Simone's Thoughts - So I might have blog posts tomorrow or Friday and I might not. Haven't had a chance to as of yet and I might not. If not, enjoy your holidays and I will post again on Monday!


Smart car for two!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Little Debbie Smart Car Sweep

- Customized smart car; 4 prizes of a year supply of Little Debbie cupcakes given away monthly

End Date - March 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - I don't think I could drive this down here in TX will all our ginormous cars. I just wouldn't feel safe. I do see them down here, just not for me. That being said, I'm sure some of you would, so enter away! Maybe you could ask them for cash, or at least a non-customized car - don't count on it though!


Christmas in New York

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Macy's NYC Sweepstakes

Prize(s) - 2 day trip for 2 to NYC & $1,000 Macy's GC

End Date - December 24, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Something about seeing the tree and walking in the brisk air just screams holidays. So in celebration of the season, here is a NYC trip. Granted, its only for 2 days, but it would be a nice jaunt. Lots of instant wins on on this one too.

Observation - The model pictured has a really long neck and I'm not sure this shirt is the best choice.


Man pack

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- ESPN TV a Day Sweep

Prize(s) - 32" HDTV, Xbox 360, & a $100 Blockbuster game card

End Date - January 3, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - TV, Xbox, games - you'll be the hero of the family with this win. Plus with one given away a day, odds are good. This is through ESPN, so you will need to be a member to enter, but its free and you will use it all the time for sweeps. Next week is Christmas, so while I am going to attempt to post a sweep a day, I might not on the holiday. Hope everyone has a good one!


AMEX is picking up the tab

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- AMEX Winter Cash Sweep

Prize(s) - $5,000 AMEX card and lots of smaller cash instant win prizes

End Date - January 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Money is always good, especially around this time of year.


Somewhere warm

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Aerosoles Bahama Sweep

Prize(s) - 5 day trip for 2 to the Bahamas; also 20 first prizes of $100 Spafinder GCs

End Date - January 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - Seeing as how its been so nice and cold here in central TX this winter (cold for us at least) I find my mind dreaming of warm sandy beaches. We are going to Mexico in January, but it just can't come soon enough for my frosty toes!


Someone else to cook dinner

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Hallmark $25k Sweep

Prize(s) - $25,000 and a catered dinner for 20 (4 given away)

End Date - December 24, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1x every 24 hours per person

Simone's Thoughts - This is a nice win for the holidays - someone to cook your dinner & cash money! Sorry for the later post this morning, was up till 3 finishing up our holiday card.


Prius anyone?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Overstock Prius Sweep

Prize(s) - 2010 Toyota Prius

End Date - December 29, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - 2 more cars to be given away on this one, so hop on it and you might have a hybrid in the new year!


Arby's... yum

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Arby's 10K Sweep

Prize(s) - $10,000.01 grand prize; 1 $5,00.01 prize per day; 6 $50.01 Arby's GC per day; 30 $5.01 Arby's GC per day

End Date - December 27, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Sorry today's post is so late. Didn't get to it last night and then had a hair appt this morning and have been running around since. Anyhoo, better late than never right?! Figured I'd give you an extra good one to make up for it!

Fun fact- I won't eat at Arby's because when I was a college student back in the day, I threw it up all over the outside of my car out the window while driving. Still makes me sick if I smell it.


Great odds for a phone or TV

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Samsung Phone/ TV Sweep

Prize(s) - Samsung 40" LED TV (1 given away daily); Samsung Behold II cell phone (1 given away every hour)

End Date - December 23, 2009

Entry Frequency - hourly per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - This one has really good odds. Now there are probably a lot of people entering as well, but if you remember to enter it every hour that you can, you should at least have a shot. Note that unless you are an hourly winner of the phone, you can't win the TV as the winner of the TV is drawn from the hourly winners. You will have to become a member and confirm via email.

This is a T-Mobile phone.


Money for tools

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- DIY 25K Sweep

Prize(s) - $25,000 and weekly prizes of tools

End Date - December 28, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - No, you don't have to be a tool to win this cash. Nor do you have to purchase tools with the money. You do have to enter though.


Rescue Pack!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Staples Laptop a Day

Prize(s) - HP G71-340US laptop & printer

End Date - December 25, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - So I won a laptop back in September and still haven't received it. This is the life of a sweeper. Having to constantly be on top of sponsors to send out promised prizes. If you want to enter this world of the unknown, roll the dice... maybe you will win!

NOTE - The laptop pictured is not the one you will win.


Clean house... sigh

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Dyson Sweep

Prize(s) - Dyson DC25 Blueprint vacuum (5 given away)

End Date - March 1, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - DH & I are college kid bachelors. We may look like a suburban family on the outside, but inside we are stupid comedy, Wii lovin' slobs. Neither of us was born with the cleaning gene. We would rather buy new underwear than do laundry - we are those sort of people. When DS came along we had to mature quickly on the cleaning front. Never mind the fact that we were both in our 30s and should have done that a long time ago. In any case, to welcome ourselves to the age of clean, we bought a Dyson. It was the best $500 we ever spent on cleaning crap. We still don't clean as much as we should, but I vacuum all the floors about 2x per week and the Dyson makes them look awesome!

I realize this isn't the most excited sweep, but if you don't already have a Dyson, enter it - you won't regret it!


The out of reach Disney trip

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- HGTV Disney World Sweep

Prize(s) - 5 day trip for four to Walt Disney World in Orlando

End Date - December 28, 2009

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - We have won most of the common trips through my sweeping (NYC, Vegas, etc.), but there are still some that elude us. One of the most common trips we haven't won is the Disney World trip. Maybe this is the lucky sweep!


A year of frozen crap food!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Hot Pockets Eat Free for a Year Sweep

Prize(s) - 182 coupons for a 2-pack box of Hot Pockets (30 prizes given away weekly)

End Date - December 24, 2009

Entry Frequency - weekly per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Let me preface this by saying that we get organic local veggies delivered 1x per week through Greenling. (If you are in Austin & want a discount code, let me know.) That being said, I would take this and put it to good use. Unfortunately, I bet whomever wins this will gain weight during the year that they use it. Lets hope all those preservatives don't cause cancer too!

I don't usually post weekly sweeps because I think they are a pain in the ass to enter. I never remember to go back and enter them weekly. I am posting this one because the odds are just so good!


The ultimate holiday gift

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Brownlee Jewelry Sweep

Prize(s) - Diamond solitaire ring in 14 karat white gold

End Date - December 20, 2009

Entry Frequency - 1x per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Having received my engagement ring on Christmas, I can honestly say that diamonds are a great gift to unwrap. This ring would make someone really happy!


Lots of groceries

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Hellmann's Groceries Sweep

Prize(s) - $10,000 check

End Date - January 8, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - This would buy a lot of groceries. They are also giving away 3 $50 grocery gift cards away to the top scorers in the memory game. So if you are good at these things, go for it! Otherwise, at least play it 1x daily to get the extra sweep entry.