I know you’re out there, entering, plugging along and winning so let’s hear some of those stories that keep us motivated to keep on keeping on. Many stories get lost in the shuffle in comments or on Facebook but I wanted to highlight some that have come through recently.
Our first story is inspiring and reminds me of why I have kept entering sweepstakes for so many years.
WENDY !!!WENDY !!WENDY!! We haven’t spoken in a bit, things have been really bad on my end. We are on a VERY tight income, husband and son being disabled I can’t go out to work, so we live on his disability. Needless to say I had to go to toys for tots for Christmas because we had NO money and I also had to go to a food bank just to have some food in the house. Then the day after Christmas my father in law passed away.
So here I sit keep plugging along and trying to deal with the hand I’ve been given. Not throwing a pity party at all, it’s just my reality.
SO ONTO THE FANTASTIC NEWS!!!!!!!!!
I received this email tonight!! Now this will all go on bills but at this point I am just SOOO Thankful. Thanks Wendy for being so great at what you do. Without you I would have never gotten into Sweeping. I am a PRIME EXAMPLE of taking your teachings and applying them.
As the independent judging organization for Comedy Central’s “Thanxgiveaway Wiikend” Sweepstakes, it is my pleasure to announce that your entry in the sweepstakes has been selected as a potential major prize winner. Pending verification of your eligibility, be advised that you have won $1,000 cash (to be awarded as a check).
I stumbled upon your Facebook page and started entering a couple of contests but I never believed I could actually win. I won an IWG and I was hooked. I have been doing this for a little less than a month and I have won a Lowes GC, 2nd prize in the Ironshield car cover contest, a Playstation Move prize pack from Coke, a $75 MasterCard GC, diamond earrings, $50 Express GC, Lindt’s chocolates, 55 hat, movie ticket for Yogi Bear, movie tickets from Gold Peak Tea, Hall’s cough drops, a Playstation game and an iTunes download. We were expecting a sad Christmas at our house. Sweeties saved the day! I am so glad I found you! Thank you for all you do.
Nikki, a Secret site member and first year sweeper exclaims,
I got home this evening to find a lovely envelope from UPS in my door. I opened it up and it says I am the winner of the Office Depot Messiest Office Sweepstakes grand prize of $10,000!!!!
My goal for the year was to try to win a television, I think I surpassed that!! This is the first time anything like this has happened to me! This is wonderful!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH SWEETIE!!
I entered it because I found it on your site!!! I’ve only been sweeping for a few months and I’m really hooked now!!! This is so surreal!! It is supposed to be awarded in the form of a gift card or cards in the amount of $10,000. I wonder if they would give me a cash option? I don’t want to spend all $10,000 at Office Depot.
I got this email today and this was a one time entry and I don’t remember but I’m so happy.
Congratulations, you have been chose as the winner of the Ford “Ones To Watch” Sweepstakes. As our chosen winner you will receive a trip to New York City for you and a guest. The approximate retail value of the prize is $5,000.
Laura B is another Newbie Sweeper and here is her story
Wendy, I wanted to send you a personal note to thank you and let you know how much you have impacted my life. I broke my humerus bone back last year and was stuck in a chair for 6 months and I always played Farmville on Facebook and then somehow I found your site and of course I quit playing the games and started sweeping in August.
Of course my husband laughed at me, his is not laughing anymore. lol But I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work. I never realized there was so much out there to be won.
I feel very blessed to have won what I have and I couldn’t have done it without you. I’m back to work full time know and raise 5 teenagers along with my husband of course but I still find time to enter your sweeps and still win.
Again I just wanted to thank you and let you know what you do is wonderful. I downloaded your track sheet this year so I’m excited to keep track of everything better.
Here is my list of wins for 2010$10.00 Dairy Queen Gift Card$10.00 Quizno’s Gift CardKraft Mac & Cheese bundle approx. $50.00Can’t Believe It’s not butter bundle approx. $50.00Flip Camera approx. 149.00Flip Camera approx. $149.00Moviefone movie tickets approx. $12.00Loaker Backpack lunchbox & etc. approx. $7.00K-mart Gift Card $10.00Loaker Coffee mugs and bag approx. 20.002 NFL Tickets approx. 400.00ESPN gift card $25.00Laquinta Gift Certificate $75.00Verizon Movie Tickets $12.00Shaws floor Cleaner $10.00CBS get Loud sweepstakes bundle approx. $30.00Similac Formula approx. $9.49Huggies Visa Gift Card $10.00Chiquita Beach Cooler approx. $17.00Barilla Pasa approx. $1.99Barilla Sauce approx. $3.99Texaco Gift Card $10.00Grand Turismo PS3 game approx $59.99Word Lock Pad Lock approx. 9.99Philosophy bubble bath & lotion approx. $36.00Barilla Pasta approx. $1.99Barilla Sauce approx. $3.99 Yes won twice on this one.Dell Computer. I love it. approx. $1,386.00Dollar General Gift Card $10.00Office Depot Gift Card $30.00Halls Cough Drops $2.00Halls Cough Drops $2.00Halls Cough Drops $2.00 Won this one 3X trying for the big oneMarlboro Smoke -N- Gril approx. $69.99
SO THE TOTAL IS $2,695.41 NOT TO BAD SINCE I STARTED IN AUGUST SO ONLY 5 MONTHS OF PLAYING . BUT I’M HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME.
So far this year I have won something everyday but I won’t put it on the list until I receive it so I will put that on the 2011 year list
Here are some recent winning stories from Secret site members:
I just got an email saying I won the Fred Meyer Jewelery Text to win contest. This is the prize (4) 3/4 ct. Halo Pendant in 10K White Gold. The approximate retail value is $1,395. Can’t wait to see it. Thanks Sweetie and to all who post contests here.
…and it’s a big one! I won the Texas State Farm Sweepstakes Super Bowl tickets!! 2 tickets to the game and 2 hospitality passes! I am so excited to take my father, he’s been a football fan his entire life and would never have an opportunity like this, if not for my sweeping! Thanks, Sweeties!!
I, too, will be at the Super Bowl!!! My win is courtsey of Bud Light…Staying at the Bud Light Hotel with all the concerts and stuff, too. I am a FANATICAL Football fan!!! VERY excited! Leaving tomorrow!
Enjoy the game! I know I will!!