Mail sweepstakes, or also called snail sweepstakes, are a very popular hobby worldwide. Although the new trend is to enter online, many entrants still prefer entering snail sweepstakes. It is called snail mail sweepstakes because ordinary mail is much slower than online mail, or e-mail.
Many snail sweepstakes entrants believe that their chances are better to win with snail sweepstakes than the online version. This is because with online sweepstakes the drawing of winners is completely random, but with snail sweepstakes judges have to draw the winners from a huge amount of envelopes. Snail sweepstakes entrants believe that if they can catch the judge?s eye with their entry, they have a much better chance of winning the competition.
Many snail sweepstakes entrants believe that by using a colored envelope or a decorated card, they have a bigger chance of catching a judge’s eye. Some seasoned snail sweepstakes entrants have a recording system which they use to keep track of their entries and which entry has been chosen as the winning entry. This way they will know for example, whether it was a colored envelope or a decorated card or a postcard. Many use variations of their names and addresses to keep track of their entries. When they receive the affidavit they know by how it is addressed which entry has been chosen.
To many snail sweepstakes entrants, entering sweepstakes has become a lifestyle. Many entrants have clipboard which they use to address envelopes, make qualifiers, or stick on stamps while they watch TV or listen to the radio. They even enter snail sweepstakes while they are passengers on long car trips! Other entrants always keep ready-to-be-mailed snail sweepstakes entries in their cars. When they have to do errands or travel they can mail them.
Some snail sweepstakes entrants even have special rooms or corners in their houses where they keep all their sweepstakes materials and supplies. Most snail sweepstakes entrants have special cards, postcards and envelopes they use for their entries. When buying stationery they are going to use for sweepstakes, entrants should ask for a receipt. When they win a cash prize in the snail sweepstakes, they can deduct their expenses from tax.
A great tip from seasoned snail sweepstakes entrants is to enter sweepstakes with restrictions for which entrants are eligible. This increases their chances of winning because fewer people will enter. Snail sweepstakes which are restricted to certain areas are also a good way for entrants to better their chances of winning. Other requirements like odd-sized cards of envelopes, barcodes or sweepstakes for which entrants have to answer a question also increase entrants? chances of winning.
Guest writer Emma Madison has been an online bingo fanatic for over 7 years. She has written many informative and original articles for the website Online-Bingo.net