Happy New Year!!! Let's hear from another successful sweepstaker. Maybe it will inspire us all to try and win even more in 2011!
Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm Billie and I live in Iowa with my husband and his 14 year old son. I work as a slot attendant at the Isle Casino. I love entering sweepstakes, giveaways, and getting freebies, including samples. Aside from that, I love movies, all manner of video games/board games/made-up games, and technology. I like to read, but have to find the time.
How long have you been entering sweepstakes?
I've been entering sweepstakes for about 5 years, I seem to go in spurts. I'll enter heavily for a few months, then slack off a bit. I find this keeps me from completely burning out.
How did you discover the hobby of sweepstaking?
I was out of work for a while and spending a lot of time on the computer. I looked around for ways to earn extra cash and found a site that listed sweepstakes, the instant wins drew me in right away.
What is your most memorable or exciting win?
I won a scavenger hunt online sweepstakes for AmericInn Hotels. The prize included $100 Visa gift card and two vouchers each worth $100 to AmericInn. I used the Visa gift card to take my family out to eat at Famous Daves, yum! The vouchers were used for my son's 14th birthday party, he got to have a hotel room with a few of his friends and my husband and I had the room next to them.
What is your favorite way to enter sweeps?
I mostly enter online sweepstakes, though if I run into an in-store sweep, I'll fill out the form. I've recently come into the world of blog giveaways and had some pretty good luck.
Got any tips you would like to share?
Enter, enter, enter, and enter some more! The more sweepstakes you enter, the better your chances. Enter and forget it. Take a break if you need it.
What is your favorite site on the web to find sweeps?
I use www.sweepsadvantage.com. It's free, though they do have some features that you can pay for if you like.
Where can we find you? (If you want to be found)
You consider sweepstaking…
Hobby, Obsession, Relaxing, Fun
What is the prize you dream of winning?
I would love to win a trip to Disney World!
“Enter and forget it. Take a break if you need it.” – that is my favorite tip, especially to take a break. This is a hobby. Once it feels like a job, it's not fun anymore.
Thanks for joining, Billie! Happy wins to you!!!
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