Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Instant Wins and Sweepstakes are Heating Up

The holiday prize games are starting to come in and there are some really good ones this year.  Big brands are really trying to outdo each other with big prize numbers.

Here's a sampling of some of them we've come across the last few days.

27 Days of Giveaways Contest is giving away 1,602 prizes over 27 days, worth $200,000!

Bake Sweet Memories Game (Bake Your Holidays Merrier) is giving away 10,000 free product coupons.

Chevrolet and Conan O'Brien are giving away Twenty Pine Tree Air Fresheners in Twenty Nights (oh, each one "wrapped" in a 2011 Chevy Cruze).  That's 20 cars being given away, worth over $580,000 in total!

American Express Season of Surprises is giving away one $100,000 check, ten $10,000 checks and 2,000 $25 gift cards.  That's over 2,000 prizes with a total value of $250,000.  (See the "more info" button on for the secret to getting a free code without purchase).

Wow.  That's over thirteen thousand prizes worth over one million dollars in just those four.

There's plenty more and new ones are coming in each day.  Now is a good time to really get in the habit of playing every day to get the most out of this fun time of year for prize hunting.

Don't forget to sign in to and mark these as your "Likes" to remind you to play each day.

Good luck!  Let's see how many members take a home one of these prizes!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Top 5 Craziest Sweepstakes Prizes

The world of sweepstakes prizes sometimes gets repetetive.  Another trip?  Another gift card?  A car or motorcycle?  The latest Apple products?  Join the group.

Here's to the brave and brazen who take a risk with their prizes and make things a bit more interesting.

5. Swarovski-Encrusted Gotchi Figure

I know very little about Swarovski crystal outside of I think it's expensive and used to "encrust" things to make them expensive.  I know less about Gotchi Figures.  But I guess put them together and there's someone who really wants one.

4. Nothing

This is a clever prize description to support Jones' "Zilch" soda, with the tag line "Win Absolutely Nothing".

The trick?  The prizes are actually having various bills paid for you for a month by Jones, so you pay "nothing".

3. Bacon

Ok, it's not actual bacon.  They advertise it as bacon, but the prize ends up being groceries (which you could buy bacon with).

But, the second prize is great.  A bacon-shaped USB drive containing Farmland® recipes.  (There's a picture on the site).

2.  Underpants

You don't actually win underpants, but you win a trip to run in the "BVD Underpants Run in Kona".  Who knew there was such a thing?

1.   A Corpse

Well, almost....

Just in time for halloween, Fear.Net is running their "Halloween Hung & Skinned" Sweepstakes.  The prize?

From the Creature Corps' Haunted Attraction Catalog comes "HUNG & SKINNED", a highly-detailed life-sized corpse, suspended from the very wooden rack on which he met his demise. On the rack you'll find implements of torture and pain, while a metal tub sits firmly at the bottom, waiting to collect the victim's bloody entrails as they drip from the lifeless body.

Hurry, this one ends on 10/22.
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