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I know you love hearing what other people win. It encourages us and shows that real people do win sweepstakes. Prizes can come in all shapes, sizes, values, and types. Some make us smile while others help to change our everyday lives. Read just some of the many winner stories that I get sent to me and you will see what I mean.

From Jennifer:

This is my first big win from the FedEx College Basketball Championship sweepstakes. Grand Prize – A 65’ HDTV and $900.

My husband and I went on our first vacation in 4 years (Not a sweep win). We were on our way home and to make things cheaper we took a flight that had a three hour lay over. Well during my flight I received the call from FedEx, thank goodness they left a message. I have a Google phone (Sweetie’s suggestion) and I have received some calls on it, all have been sales calls so I really didn’t get my hopes up. They left a complete message stating I was the potential winner and they would be overnighting me an affidavit to sign and mail back.

I was so in shock that I really didn’t listen to a complete message I had to listen to again after about 30 minutes to really understand all the things she said but she never said what I had won. Since I was at an airport and just had my phone I didn’t really have a way to research what the prize was I could only guess. I was going through some of the things it could be; a trip to the Final Four basketball tourney which could be for this year or next, a TV, or cash. The whole time my husband is saying could it be a box of Wheat Thins, I bet it’s a box of Wheat Thins, I told him they didn’t overnight packages for that type of win. I got home about 5 hours later, researched what it was, and I was in Shock. I have won some pretty exciting things but this is definitely by far the best (it was on my Hope to Win List).

Thanks Sweetie for all you do.

From Christie W:

Well if I haven’t said it enough Twitter is amazing and you know why?…….I won a trip for Two to TURKEY (airfare and hotel at a 5 star hotel for 5 days 4 night) All from from one tweet!!!! I almost fell off my chair when I got the tweet that I had a one in four chance being picked, and then when I won I was jumping up and down in my office. So amazing!!! Looks like there are some black out dates, but we can take the trip any time this year. What a great 40th Birthday this year is going to be.

Here’s my win posted: blog.onetravel.com/news/and-our-final-winner-in-the-tweet-your-way-to-turkey-contest-is

From Jessica:

Oh.My.Gosh. I’m shaking. I was just informed that I’m the grand prize winner in the “Save the Date for the Royal Wedding” Twitter Sweeps by UK Style/Sears!

Prize includes air, room and $600 spending cash for trip to London for three days. Short, but still worth it. It is for the time of the royal wedding, Apr. 27-30th. (Thank goodness my hubby and I already have passports!) All I had to do was retweet the message once every 24 hours. Looks like I’ll be doing more tweeting contests from now on!

Did I mention that I’m literally shaking.

From Jane:

My BF was just notified that he won the first prize in the “Coke Zero 400 Victory Lane Celebration” Sweepstakes which is two tickets to the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona on July 2, 2011. I don’t really like NASCAR, but he does, and he has wanted tickets to a race for a long time now. He is super happy with the win. I entered for him, so I consider it my win as well.

From April:

I just won the following: This is my 1st trip win and I started sweeping in October. My husband is stoked and I love Days of Our Lives. I can’t believe this, I actually won a trip! Woo Hoo!

Congratulations! You have been selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the TurboTax Expert Guide to Salem Sweepstakes!

Three (3) day, two (2) night trip for you and one guest to Los Angeles, CA to attend the Days of our Lives Fan Event. Round-trip coach class air transportation for you and Guest. Three (3) days and two (2) nights hotel accommodations (standard room, double occupancy). Round-trip ground transportation to and from the Days of our Lives Fan Event and the hotel. ARV $4,500

From Kelly B:

I just won the Office Professional 2010. ARV: $499.99 USD.on facebook! (460) PRIZES (10 each week)!!

From Football Mama:

Yay! I am so excited I won a $100 Kmart card in the Clorox spread prevention sweepstakes. I just got the email so maybe my luck is changing. I got laid off at the end of Feb and haven’t won anything since then. Hopefully this means my luck is going to stay in the right direction from now on.

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From Monica Torres:

I have only been sweeping since the end of January. After much thought, I joined the Secret Site on Tuesday. I received a call today that I won 2 tickets to a Spring Training game (100.00 value) and a Minola Baseball Glove (70.00 value). WOO HOO!! My son and my Husband will enjoy the Anaheim Angels VS Cleveland Indians next Saturday. Thanks so Much Sweetie!!!

From Amanda:

YAY! Membership ALREADY paid off!

I just wanted to say that my membership (which I joined last night!) has already paid off! I entered the Wegmans and Sunny D and got a text this morning saying that I won a $50 gift card to Wegmans! Sweet Deal! Thanks for the awesome site!

From Chalyn: Winning my wedding one step at a time

So my better half popped the question on Christmas and after the initial shock and happiness I knew what my mission was… I needed to win a wedding. Well I realized that winning the actual wedding outright was going to be a challenge I decided to try to win whatever I could. Well this weekend I attending my first bridal expo and I won the grand prize… a $500 Gift card to Davids Bridal. Wooooooo Hoooooo. Dress covered. So now all I need to win is the flowers, venue, DJ, invitations, tux, cake, limo, photography, and honeymoon and we’re set lol.

From Lauren:

I am so super excited, this is the first time i have ever won anything like this, but i won a night’s stay at the Great Wolf Lodge Resorts in a family suite and 4 passes to their water park!!! I am super excited!!!

From Janelle:

So having just joined this site in Nov 2010 I am excited to report that I won 250,000 miles from American Airlines valued at $6,250…( my $25 membership fee has definitely paid off). Thank you Sweetie and everyone else who contribute to this awesome site.

From Sarah:

I was the grand prize winner of Tron! 46 in 3D HED LED tv, a Netbook, a game console and game, Rca car, cd/dvd…..Arv 4,072. My first big win! I am so excited!!!

Thank you Sweetie for all your hard work!!

From Keri:

I’m still shaking, I got a call that I was the grand prize winner in the Kettle Brands Real Solutions 2011 sweepstakes (it’s posted on Sweetie’s main site, but I had to share here!)!!!! It’s a choice of 3 trips for two people! This is what I can choose from:

a. Costa Rica – Bajos del Toro and Guanacaste. This Trip begins with travel to Costa Rica (San Jose) and three (3) night stay at the inclusive El Silencio Lodge & Spa, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica, with all meals included. Included is an excursion to Mountain Pine Ridge with lunch in Caracol, Costa Rica as well as ground transfer travel to the Hotel Grano De Oro for a one (1) night stay and full breakfast. Following that, the Grand Prize Winner and the Guest will receive ground travel transfer and four (4) nights at the Capitan Suizo Hotel, Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste, with full breakfast daily and deluxe room accommodations.

b. Tucson, Arizona – Miraval. Grand Prize Winner and the Guest will receive a five (5) night stay at the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, in Tucson, Arizona. This trip includes roundtrip transfers to and from Tucson airport and three (3) meals per day for the Grand Prize Winner and the Guest at the Miraval. In addition, the Grand Prize Winner and the Guest will receive One Hundred Thirty ($130) Dollars per person per day to use for spa and classes at Miravel. If the Grand Prize Winner lives within two hundred (200) miles from Miraval, then the Sponsor may elect to provide the Grand Prize Winner and the Guest with ground transportation to Miraval and no compensation or substitution will be provided for any difference in prize value.

c. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Casa Sueno Tropical Villas. Grand Prize Winner and the Guest will receive a five (5) night stay in a two bedroom/two bath luxury villa in the Casa Sueno Tropical Villas. These Villas are located in the Conchas Chinas neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Included in this vacation package are the services of a private cook who will prepare three (3) meals per day. The Grand Prize Winner and Guest will be required to pay for the food for their meals. The Villas also provide a houseman, maid service, pool service and gardener. This trip includes roundtrip transfers to and from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico airport. Grand Prize Winner will also receive One Thousand (USD $1,000) for food and other travel expenses.

Ahhh, what to pick! I know it won’t be Tuscon, but between the other two is a tough choice!!

I’ve been kind of down lately b/c I haven’t won anything big in awhile, but I felt like something big was coming!! To anybody out there in a slump, let this be encouragement, don’t be jealous! It really is true that if you stick with it and keep on entering, you’ll win eventually!

We are definitely leaning towards Costa Rica, that is really a once in a lifetime opportunity! I just read the rules more and the ARV is $7000! Wow, definitely the biggest prize I’ve won so far! And my boyfriend is one of 20 semifinalists in a sweeps tomorrow to win an $1800 travel voucher. And I won a pair of movie tickets this week, luckiest week ever!

Thanks to everyone here for all the support and fun environment, I love this hobby!

Have you won something you would like to share? Email me your winning stories and I will include them in my next winner’s post.

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Comments

  1. Jamie Herda says:

    Congrats to all of the winners! Lots of trips!!!!

  2. Just wanted to let you know that I asked a friend sometime ago why she took so much pride in what I would call “gambling” and she sat there quiet for a minute thinking, and she replyed “Because it gives me something to look foward to.” and I thought she’s exactly right having some-thing to look forward to can make your life more fun because that’s what life is about, right?

  3. meerkat1 says:

    Congratulatons to the winners thats awesome ! I get excited winning a coupon for a free item and its great when you get items in the mail you dont expect like a box of sweettarts from nestle !March has been a slow month for me so I hope others win big !Lastly I agree sweeping always gives me something to look forward to but what I dont understand is why people get so excited about gifts in farmville or pogo that have no value but i suppose as long as its fun for them and makes them happy thats good !Ill stick to sweeping !always pay it forward !sweeties site rocks !

  4. Congratulations to all you winners! Your stories really inspire me to continue plugging along & entering all I can.

  5. Kellie Ford says:

    Congratulations to all of the winners! These stories inspire me to keep sweeping. Someone has to win, right? 🙂

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