Saturday, January 5, 2013

2012 Stats Review: What Were the Best Games for Winning Prizes in 2012?

2012 has come and gone and we are all looking forward to a great 2013.  Here at, our job is to identify the prize games on the internet that have the best chance of winning. As part of this, we like to look back at the year and see what were the best and worst of the year in a number of categories.

So without further ado...

By the odds

The highest Winly Rank (WR) of the year was the "The Long John Silver's Batter, Boots, Banjos Sweepstakes" that ran from the end of May through mid October.  With 567,192 prizes worth over $825,000, there were a lot of prizes to win so it's no wonder this ranked so high.  The community, though, disliked this promotion by a ratio of 4 to 1.  Doubtless this was because there was a purchase component that forced people who didn't purchase to mail in for free codes. 

Clearly people did not want to take the time to do this because there were no reported wins on this game.

Winning on

The promotion that had the most reported wins from players was the "Oh Boy! Oberto Grab-bag Instant Win".  Eleven different members reported winning from this promotion.

This was followed closely by the "Hershey's Avengers Instant-win Game" with nine.

Both of these were among the highest Ranks (WR) of the year so all is working as planned.

Dollar Weighted

The highest dollar weighted Rank was  "The Pepsi Super Bowl XLVI Game" on January 6.  Traffic was still low on this date and with over $380,000 in prizes that was a great day to play.  

Only one member reported getting a win on this promotion.  

For those who don't know,'s Dollar Weighting feature gives a stronger weighting to prizes of more value.  This helps screen out games that have a lot of small dollar prizes and points you towards bigger prizes that also have good chances of winning.

Most Popular

The most popular game this year with members was "More Ole in Life".

The least liked of all was "3M Your Ticket to the Track Instant Win Sweepstakes".  (Which was a bit surprising, as four members won playing this game).

Crystal Ball

What will 2013 bring?  We're excited to see.  But with over 47,000 game plays tracked (wow!) and
157 prize wins by members in 2012 we expect really good things.

Let us know how you're doing with your prize wins.  We love to hear from you.

For anyone interested in learning more, register for a membership and give it a try.  We think you'll like it so much that you'll join Premium and start enjoying the fun and excitement of winning prizes more often.