Really Nice Makeover

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Healthy Hair Makeover

Prize(s)- $3500 makeover

End Date - November 30, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Makeover sweeps are fairly common, but its rare you see one with an ARV like this. For $3500 you should be able to get a pretty nice (non-surgical) makeover.



Sweepstakes Title/Link - Groupon Sweep

Prize(s)- $500 Groupon credit; also lesser prizes of a $250, $100, & $50 Groupon credits

End Date - November 20, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - I love Groupon and $500 could go a long way with the right deals.


NYC Family Fun

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Aeropostale New York City Sweep

Prize(s)- 4 day trip for four to New York, NY & $1,000

End Date - November 7, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - I just booked a trip for myself to jet off to NYC on a little me time trip. The airfare was from a sweepstakes I won, so in honor of that, here is a trip to NYC. Sweeping is a great hobby to win trips, its one of the most common things you can win and has enabled us to take vacations places we might not have been able to.


Explore our wild america...

Sweepstakes Title/Link - National Geographic Trips Sweep

Prize(s)- Period 2: 8 day trip for two, Feb. 12-19, 2011, to La Paz, Mexico
Period 3: 20 day trip for two, Oct. 21-Nov. 9, 2011, to South American cruise to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Period 4: 12 day trip for two, March 13-24, 2011, to South Africa

End Date - November 20, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per person/email/ entry period

Simone's Thoughts - Did anyone else grow up watching Marty Stouffer? His show was so awesome, although I'm sure a naturalist letting a bear live in his house is probably not considered kosher anymore. This sweep is about as research based as they come.

The first entry period is over, but the rest are available. The entry periods for the different trips are below, just take note of the tax burden before you enter - some of these have a very high ARV.

Entry Periods

2 -  October 24 - November 6

3 -  November 7 - November 13

4 -  November 14 - November 20



Sweepstakes Title/Link -Marmot Facebook Ski Sweep

Prize(s)- 5 day trip for two to Jackson Hole, WY

End Date - December 15, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per household

Simone's Thoughts - While I don't claim that my blog is non-biased, I do try and include sweeps I won't be entering every now and then. In general, I tend to shun ski sweepstakes that have to be used during ski season since I don't ski. So here is one I won't be entering since you have to use it by April 2011.

FYI - This is a Facebook sweep. If you haven't jumped on the facebook train yet simply for sweeps, you really should. More and more sponsors are moving that way.


Saint Martin/ Maarrrrtteen

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Details St Martin Trip Sweep

Prize(s)- 5 night trip for two to the La Samnana resort in St. Martin & a $2,000 Visa card for airfare

End Date - November 16, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Love that there are different spellings based upon which side of the island you are visiting. Make sure you don't accidentally subscribe on this one - just click no.



Sweepstakes Title/Link - Nestle Pellegrino Trip

Prize(s)- 4 day trip for two to attend the Pellegrino Chef Competition in Napa Valley, CA (trip is March 2011)

End Date - daily per person/email

Entry Frequency - December 31, 2010

Simone's Thoughts - Pellegrino is just fun to say... I'm sure this would be a fun trip.


Holiday cash

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Food Network $4500 Sweep

Prize(s)- $4500 and cookbooks

End Date - November 29, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - I love cash and I love cookbooks, so this would be a win-win for me.


The prize my hubby never wins

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Best Buy 3D HDTV Sweep

Prize(s)- 50" 3D HDTV, a sound system, & a Xbox console

End Date - November 21, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Everyone knows the story by now, so I'll just say that my husband would be really excited about this prize.


Family Cruisin'

Sweepstakes Title/Link - AOL Disney Cruise

Prize(s)- 4 day cruise for four to the Bahamas aboard the Disney Dream Ship including airfare (4 given away)

End Date - November 15, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - We got to stay in the owner's suite on the last cruise we won and I doubt we will ever be able to top that room on a cruise ship. This one doesn't look that bad though and I would love to be able to take a Disney cruise for our 2 year old. Be aware, you will have to travel Jan. 23-26, 2011.


Cash vs Gift Cards

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Amazon.com Gift Card Sweep

Prize(s)- Ten $10,000 MasterCard GCs

End Date - December 19, 2010

Entry Frequency - weekly per person

Simone's Thoughts - Gift cards can't be used to pay off your credit cards, but if you can take cash off the card you can use that. Just depends. Pretty sure I could find a use for this prize though.

In order to enter, add an item to your wish list from a site other than Amazon.


Dream vacation? Maybe...

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Reily Foods Custom Trip

Prize(s)- $10,000 travel budget for a trip for up to 4 people with a professional travel agent

End Date - December 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - We used a travel agent for our trip to Rome and I hated the experience. I couldn't stay where I wanted, they tried to sell us all this crap, and I felt we paid more for things than we should have. You should still be able to get a good vacation for $10K though.


Well I guess if you are throwing in a car....

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Maxim BCS and Car Sweep

Prize(s)- Nissan Juke, 3 day trip for 2 to the BCS championship game, and a $6,000 Visa GC

End Date - December 10, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per household

Simone's Thoughts - Even though there is no reasonable chance that my team will make it to this game, I can't turn down a car and 6 grand!


Marketing Win

Sweepstakes Title/Link - MLB Car Sweep

Prize(s)- 2011 Chevrolet Cruz

End Date - November 4, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - I think Chevy gets me with their name choices for cars. I just like this one, not sure why.



Sweepstakes Title/Link - Mrs. Cubbison's Grocery Sweep

Prize(s)- $5,200 GC at your grocery store; also first prize of $100 GC at your grocery store (20 given away)

End Date - December 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per household

Simone's Thoughts - This is always one of my favorite prizes ever. I dream of not having to pay attention to what I buy at the grocery store for an entire year....ahhh.


Football Dreams

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Sports Illustrated BCS Championship

Prize(s)- 4 day trip for up to four to Glendale, AZ, on January 9-11, 2011 for the Championship Game

End Date - daily per person/email

Entry Frequency - December 6, 2010

Simone's Thoughts - Usually around this time of year I would be dreaming that my team might make it to the championship. This year I have no such delusions. If your team still has a chance, enter away!


Fiji Cruise

Sweepstakes Title/Link -Teva Fiji Sweep

Prize(s)- 7 night expedition cruise for two in Fiji

End Date - January 15, 2011

Entry Frequency - 1x per person

Simone's Thoughts - Note that you have to travel April 1-11, 2011.


Year of Trips

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Southwest Vacations Sweep

Prize(s)- 7 trip packages (2 air tickets, 2 night stay, and spending money) for 2 to any destination serviced by Southwest Airlines

End Date - November 20, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - You have to use all the trips by the end of 2011


Win a trip where?

Sweepstakes Title/Link - KLM China Sweep

Prize(s)- 4 day trip for two to Guangzhou, China & a tour of the Canton Tower on November 20, 2010

End Date - November 1, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per email

Simone's Thoughts - I'm not the queen of geography, but most sweeps give away trips to the same places over and over, so it quite rare that I see a trip for a place that I have never heard of. When I came across this sweep, I had to look up the city to find out what country it is in. I have saved you the trouble. Still sweeps to China are few and far between now that the olympics is past.


Enter everyday

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Halls Boat & Cash Instant Sweep

Prize(s)- Bonus prizes: $30,000, 2011 Sea Ray boat, 2011 Volvo XC90; regular instant prizes of 4 pack of bicycles, $1,000, and others

End Date - March 31, 2011

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - My life used to be easier and I could be fairly sure that I was going to enter a certain sweepstakes daily. This sweep has a bunch of 'bonus' prizes that happen to be the best prizes, you just have to enter on certain dates. The easiest way to do this would be to make sure you enter it daily (or at least weekly). As far as I can tell all the prizes are instant (even the bonus ones). You can use 1254663237 & 1254663239 as your UPCs.


Elusive TV

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Tiger Direct TV Sweep

Prize(s)-  Sony 54" 3D HDTV

End Date - October 27, 2010

Entry Frequency -1x per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - I've mentioned before how we have never won a big screen TV, so still trying.... Note:
Normally you have to check on Tiger Direct's site to see if you won, but looks like they will email you on this one.