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Re: Do You Often Enter Sweepstakes, Contests and Drawings?


@lenapecci wrote:

I too enter sweepstakes and contests as a hobby. I enter each day online. I have a

website I use that I joined about 15 years ago. It stores all the sweepstakes and contests.

 

I have won some really great things.

 

Two of my favorites were a $4000.00 GC to Merry Maids!! And I once won Day 10 of Ellen's 12 days of Christmas. The win included a sleep number bed.    


@lenapecci  We have something in common! Sisters in sweeping!🙂😉

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Re: Do You Often Enter Sweepstakes, Contests and Drawings?

I would but I rarely hear or know about any.  I don't buy lottery tickets though.

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Re: Do You Often Enter Sweepstakes, Contests and Drawings?

Never.  

 

Can't be bothered to do it, then can't be bothered when they have your information and continue to haunt you.

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Re: Do You Often Enter Sweepstakes, Contests and Drawings?

I generally don't. 

 

I always buy a raffle ticket from my neighbors' son.  They play baseball and have an annual raffle.   I won the grand prize a few years ago.   I was shocked.

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Re: Do You Often Enter Sweepstakes, Contests and Drawings?

I won an HGTV contest in 2000. I think it was called Flowers, Floats and Football. I won a Ford Escape, a trip for 4 to Pasadena, CA for the 2001 Rose Bowl Parade and football game, a camera and some money.

 

We won $5,000 in a Megamillions drawing once.

 

Uncle Same got a lot of both winnings Smiley Happy.

 

 

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Re: Do You Often Enter Sweepstakes, Contests and Drawings?

Not really.  People who buy handfuls of lottery tickets would probably be better served by regularly contributing to a retirement account.  JMO

 

Having said that, a few years ago I did a couple Publishers Clearing House entries and later received a check for $10 .... Honestly,  I have no idea why ......

 

 

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Re: Do You Often Enter Sweepstakes, Contests and Drawings?


@Wahoogaz wrote:

I won an HGTV contest in 2000. I think it was called Flowers, Floats and Football. I won a Ford Escape, a trip for 4 to Pasadena, CA for the 2001 Rose Bowl Parade and football game, a camera and some money.

 

We won $5,000 in a Megamillions drawing once.

 

Uncle Same got a lot of both winnings Smiley Happy.

 

 


@Wahoogaz  Yes... no matter what Uncle Sam gets their portion of the winnings too.... a fact of life!

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Re: Do You Often Enter Sweepstakes, Contests and Drawings?

Yes...but I never win anything

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Re: Do You Often Enter Sweepstakes, Contests and Drawings?

I used to, but not anymore.   

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Re: Do You Often Enter Sweepstakes, Contests and Drawings?


@SeaMaiden wrote:

@Wahoogaz wrote:

I won an HGTV contest in 2000. I think it was called Flowers, Floats and Football. I won a Ford Escape, a trip for 4 to Pasadena, CA for the 2001 Rose Bowl Parade and football game, a camera and some money.

 

We won $5,000 in a Megamillions drawing once.

 

Uncle Same got a lot of both winnings Smiley Happy.

 

 


@Wahoogaz  Yes... no matter what Uncle Sam gets their portion of the winnings too.... a fact of life!


 

Exactly ... that's why I now usually only enter contests with cash prizes ... I know the tax man will be coming Smiley Happy.