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List of Common Sweepstakes Abbreviations

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Here are a list of commonly used abbreviations and slang for sweepstakes. Usually you will find these abbreviations used on sweepstakes message boards or in sweepstakes newsletters and many of them pertain to mail-in entries however, you will also see Sweeties readers using them in the chatroom, on the Facebook Fan page, in comments, and on the secret site so some of these are good to know.

#10 – Business-sized envelope, measuring 4-1/8″ x 9-1/2″
1PH – One entry per household
1PHD – One entry per household per day
1PHM – One entry per household per month
1PHW – One entry per household per week
1PP – One entry per person
1PPD – One per person per day
1PPW – One entry per person per week
Addy, Addie – your physical home address
AFFY – Affidavit (Official paperwork) you need to sign and return to claim your prize
ARV – Approximate Retail Value
DOB – Date of Birth
E/F/A – Employees, Family, Agencies (referring to eligibility)
FB – Facebook
GC – Gift Certificate
GP – Grand Prize
IWG – Instant Win Game
MSRP – Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price
NAZ – Name, Address, and Zip code
NAZT – Name, Address, Zip, Telephone Number
OEB – Official Entry Blank
OEF – Official Entry Form
OGP – Official Game Piece
P/H – Postage and Handling
POP – Proof of Purchase
RECV – Received by
SASE – Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope
SD – Start Date –official start date of sweepstakes/contest
SNAIL – Offline sweepstakes sent through postal mail
SWEEPER – a person who enters sweepstakes as a hobby
SWEEPING – the act of entering sweepstakes as a hobby
UPC – Universal Product Code
USPS – United States Postal Service (regular mail)
WL – Winners List

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