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Sweepstakes....Yay or Nay??

I'll admit, I have entered these contests and sweepstakes the Q has promoted in the past but I'm finding the interest is waning.   You barely hear of any winners and the posting of winners is practically nill.   I know some will say, 'if you're not in it, you can't win it' but it doesn't seem, to me, like it's a 'YaY' any more.   How about you? 

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Re: Sweepstakes....Yay or Nay??


@ciaobella wrote:

I'll admit, I have entered these contests and sweepstakes the Q has promoted in the past but I'm finding the interest is waning.   You barely hear of any winners and the posting of winners is practically nill.   I know some will say, 'if you're not in it, you can't win it' but it doesn't seem, to me, like it's a 'YaY' any more.   How about you? 


 

 

I haven't entered any kind of sweepstakes in years.  And Q doesn't tell who wins (even first name and state) so it makes me suspicious.  Even if they did, it'd never be me.  Besides, I don't need my email on more sites.

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Re: Sweepstakes....Yay or Nay??

I have in the past, but every time I did, I had a noticeable increase in spam from sites I'd never even heard of, regardless of what their 'privacy policy' says.

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Re: Sweepstakes....Yay or Nay??

I'm not suspicious there's anything nefarious going on, but I don't enter any of these sweepstakes.  I won't even rate my experience in a supermarket or any store that asks for feedback if it means I have to give my name, email, etc. to a source I don't already think has that info. Nothing against the companies themselves (wouldn't be shopping there if I didn't trust them) but I hate the third-party involvement.

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Re: Sweepstakes....Yay or Nay??

How funny to comes across this thread as I was thinking the same thing as I trying it this morning. You never hear of anyone winning.

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Re: Sweepstakes....Yay or Nay??

Nay. In the past, I would get notifications from companies I’ve never heard of. I think information is shared and I don’t like it.

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Not any more, very much question them!!!

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Re: Sweepstakes....Yay or Nay??

All I know is that I don't even venture over to the Blogs anymore because the only thing you'll find there is a new sweepstake gimmick.

 

Not interested.

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Re: Sweepstakes....Yay or Nay??

I was going to start a new thread but I guess I can ask here:  Has anyone ever won on the spin portion of the contest?  I think that's totally a gimmick but I can never resist trying. LOL

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Re: Sweepstakes....Yay or Nay??

I’ve had problems with this sweepstakes and the last one.  I’m only able to get into the site to enter on an occasional basis. Most of the time, it doesn’t seem to work. Maybe it’s not compatible with my Apple devices. 

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