Holiday Bonus

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Discovery Egypt Trip

Prize(s)- 10 day trip for two to Cairo, Egypt

End Date - May 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - This one is a bonus for everyone checking my blog on this Memorial Day holiday. This sweep ends today so get to it!


Bling Ring

Sweepstakes Title/Link - US News Ring Giveaway

Prize(s)- Platinum& diamond engagement ring from True Knots

End Date - June 8, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per person

Simone's Thoughts - There are many different ways that companies handle online sweepstakes and email is one of them. I have Gmail as my sweeps account and I have a 'canned response' set up for email entries. This way I don't have to keep typing in my contact info.

In order to enter this one, email your name, address, daytime phone number, and age to: giveaways@usmagazine.com. Put "ring giveaway" in the subject line.


Fun versus Finances

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Dockers Sports Trip or Cash Sweep

Prize(s)- 12 trips for two (over a course of a 12 month period) to attend 12 major sporting events, beginning October 2010 OR a cash alternative prize of $15,000

End Date - June 30, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - While this truely would be the trip(s) of a lifetime for my hubby, paying off some debt would be much more prudent. Plus I'm sure we couldn't get this much time off from our jobs. Ahh the American dream realized. Not to mention paying taxes on $45,000 worth of trips would really hurt come April.


Sex and the City

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Sex and the City NYC Trip Sweep

Prize(s)- 3 night trip for 2 to the Plaza Hotel in NYC

End Date - June 14, 2010

Entry Frequency - 5x per household (1 for registering and extra for optin in)

Simone's Thoughts - We get to NYC as often as we can, although living in TX, its not as often as I would like. To be fair when we lived in VT we only went 1x a year then. That being said, I jump on trips to NYC so we can visit my uncle. This one is a nice one, although I would prefer a longer stay and a trip for 4, but hey you take what you can get!


Backyard Makeover Time

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Unilever Backyard Makeover Sweep

Prize(s)- Up to $10,000 for a backyard makeover (3 awarded)

End Date - July 5, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - We could definitely use this. Our backyard is yearning for a makeover. Just be aware its not just a 10K check, but specific way to use 10K for your backyard.

You have to submit a photo of your family grilling or around the grill. The drawing is random though, so doesn't have to be a masterpiece.



Sweepstakes Title/Link - Sprint Ford Escape Hybrid Sweep

Prize(s)- Ford Escape Hybrid; also 50 first prizes of a Samsung Reclaim phone

End Date - June 30, 2010

Entry Frequency - 2x per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Don't know if I would keep this or sell it. It would be tempting, but I would have to see how I liked driving it.


Either Or

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Sealy Diamond Instant

Prize(s) - Choice of a 1.5 ct 3-stone diamond ring & $1,500 or a 6 day trip for two to Diamondhead, HI & $2,250 (4 total given away); also lots more diamonds as other instants

End Date - July 20, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ IP

Simone's Thoughts - Diamonds are overpriced, trips to Hawaii aren't. My advice if you are so lucky as to win this one, would be to take the trip. On the lesser prizes, I would prob pick the diamonds.


Tech Chic

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Vital Juice iPad Sweep

Prize(s)- 16GB iPad & pair of Christian Louboutin shoes of your choice up to $1k

End Date - August 30, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per person

Simone's Thoughts - This will sign you up for a newsletter if you enter, but if you enter as many sweeps as I do, you have a specific email for sweeping and don't really care about another newsletter. Its worth it for the prize in my mind.


Makeover Gift Card Style

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Sunset Makeover Sweep

Prize(s)- a $5,000 Cash Prize from Sunset; a $1,000 Benjamin Moore Gift Certificate; a $2,000 Sunbrella Gift Certificate for 25 Yds. of Fabric; a $5,000 Kohler Gift Certificate; and an Agio Outdoor Dining Set, valued at $1,500.

End Date - daily per email

Entry Frequency - July 30, 2010

Simone's Thoughts - Normally I'm not a big fan of makeover sweeps that involve lots of gift cards, but these are actually pretty good. The fact that it comes w/ $5K cash helps out w/ the inevitable tax burden.


Indian Tigers

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Tigressa India Trip Sweep

Prize(s)- 8 night trip for two adults to India; also 3 first prizes of a $1,500 Tigress√° Carpet GC

End Date - August 20, 2010

Entry Frequency - 3x weekly per person

Simone's Thoughts - I have always wanted to travel to India. Unfortunately this trip specifies adults, so its a no go as we couldn't take the little man. Someone else should enjoy it though!



Sweepstakes Title/Link - Comcast 3D TV Sweep

Prize(s)- 54" 3D HDTV & Sony VAIO Z Series laptop; also instant prizes of the 3D TV, Sony VAIO, & Fandango tix

End Date - July 15, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Honestly, I'm not a fan of 3D tv. I really don't think the technology is that much better than it was in the 70s when they stuck stuff out toward the screen. Plus it gives me a headache. But on the other hand, there's a golden band... and he loves it.


Trip, TV, phone, & cash

Sweepstakes Title/Link - LG LA Trip Sweep

Prize(s)- 3 day trip for two to LA, CA, in 2011, LG 57" LCD TV, Blu-ray home theater system, LG Ally smartphone, $2,000 gift card; also LG Ally smartphone & $1,000 gift card (50 given away)

End Date - June 20, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - This prize has a little something for everyone.


Free Groceries

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Prevention Groceries Sweep

Prize(s)- $1,000 GC to your local grocery store

End Date - August 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - I rank free groceries right next to cash as one of the best wins you can get. Its an expense that never goes away and being free of it, even for a little bit helps everyone.


Diamonds in ring form

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Helzberg Diamonds Ring Sweep

Prize(s)- 2 Carat TW cushion cut three-diamond Helzberg Radiant Star anniversary ring

End Date - September 17, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - I'm sure this ring isn't worth the $8,499 they think it is, but it sure is pretty!



Sweepstakes Title/Link - Constellation Wines $5,000 Sweep

Prize(s)- $5,000; also 50 first prizes of $100 Visa GC

End Date - July 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - FYI void in CA & TN (like all alcohol sponsored sweeps)


Panama Canal Cruisin'

Sweepstakes Title/Link - GE Panama Canal Cruise Sweep

Prize(s)- 10 day Panama Canal cruise for two; also giving away a $250 Visa GC weekly

End Date - July 7, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - I'm the sort of geek who gets pissed when she visits Niagara Falls because there isn't more information about the amount of electricity it generates or the engineering behind it. It stands to reason than that I would love a glimpse at the Panama Canal. This would be a very unique and fun cruise.


Swimsuit season

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Land's End $1,000 Sweep

Prize(s)- $1,000 Land's End GC; also daily prize of $100 LE GC

End Date - May 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - Swimsuit season is upon us and in my opinion, Land's End does the best job of creating swimsuits that hold everything in AND last from season to season. You could buy an awful lot of them w/ this win.

As a side note, as you may have noticed, I have stopped posting pics. Lack of time is to blame. Hopefully no-one really cares enough to notice.


Trips and cash

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Simon Trip & Money Sweep

Prize(s)- 5 day trip for two to Hyannis, MA, Miami, FL, or Las Vegas, NV; also instant wins from $25 - $1,000

End Date - July 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Nice choice of trips and lots of instant money wins. Not much more to say except "ENTER THIS".


Clean up your act

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Electrolux Washer/Dryer Sweep

Prize(s)- Electrolux Washer & Dryer + $2400

End Date - May 13, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Vote for your fav mom idol in order to win.


Vacation to anywhere

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Hostess Vaca Sweep

Prize(s) - A trip for 2 to anywhere in the world (up to $10,000); also giving away a Flip Mino HD daily

End Date - June 15, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Can't really think of a better vacation than one to anywhere that you want. The only thing that they could have done to improve this would have been to up the ARV as you really can't go to Antartica on this amount of money. So really its anywhere in the world you can go to for under 10 grand for 2 people. Add in the fact that they are giving away a Flip a day and you have a really good sweep on your hands.


Updo your home

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Cost Plus World Market 10K Sweep

Prize(s) - $10,000 Cost Plus World Market GC

End Date - June 12, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - It seems like I just posted one of these 10k at Cost Plus sweeps, but I know it wasn't this one, so here is another one.