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How To Find Online Sweepstakes With Good Odds

Updated on October 15, 2010

Everyone Is Already Doing It.

Winning Online Sweepstakes takes time, effort, and luck. There is no secret formula for how to win sweepstakes. If you have found yourself itching to join in on the hobby and try to win something you are not alone.

Most internet users have entered a online sweepstakes at least once and there are a percentage of those who make an effort to enter anytime they come across a sweepstakes.

Then there are the hardcore sweepers. Thousands of people who consider it a hobby and enter every single sweepstakes they can get their name into.

With all this competition increasing the odds of winning so high that you will have better luck with small pot lottery's, why would you want to join in when there is seemingly a small chance that you would win anything?

You Can Win Too

Everyday someone new comes around and decides they are going to be a dedicated sweeper hobbiest. Today that person is you. The reason being is that even with tough odds, there is that chance you could win.

WIth enough time, patience, and persistance, It is gaurenteed you WILL win something eventually. This is taking into consideration that you are entering many sweepstakes regularly and are putting in a few hours each week towards this hobby. This win could happen tommorow, this win could happen next year, but the odds are, it's going to happen.

Find The Sweepstakes Not Everyone Knows About

Your Best odds for winning is to find sweepstakes with good odds. Good odds mean less people entering. With the hundreds of legitimate sweepstaking sites listing the many thousands of sweepstakes available at any one time, finding an obscure sweep is hard, but not impossible.

The majority of sweepstakes listed are found by the sweepstakes site members. These members submit the sweepstakes for all to see. The best being at

So how do they find sweepstakes not already listed. Try Google search.

The Best Way To Find Obscure Sweepstakes

Back when I was an avid sweeper I did my part in submitting sweepstakes not already listed at my favorite site. To find these sweepstakes I used the sweepstakes rules to get me the most obscure results.

To be a legitmate sweepstakes, a contest must have detailed rules. There are various things that all sweepstakes have to say. Depending on the sweepstakes these do vary. To find google results only for sweepstakes I routinely set my search terms to only include snippets of the rules such as...

"To play by mail"
"Open to residents of the fifty United States and D.C., 
eighteen (18) years of age and older"
"Total Prize ARV"

The Results

Results will vary and most of what will be listed will already be in sweepstakes directories. If your not sure if something has already been listed, do another search using the sweepstakes name, this will bring up anywhere it may be listed.

Pick and choose and play with what parts of the sweepstakes rules you use for searching. Keep in mind that the further back in the google search results you have to look, the harder it is to find for others as well.

Including in your search terms a date will lower the chances of finding sweepstakes that are already over. A good date to use is the end of the current month, or the next month, or December 31st of the current year. For a wider result use just the year.


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      FirstSweepstakes 5 years ago

      Great info, thank you. One of the legitimate sites with highest quality sweepstakes can be found here

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      SweepsForFun 5 years ago

      Honestly the best luck I have had is a new site I found on reddit. It honestly is the best way to find free online sweepstakes at the moment and I think they update the sweepstakes list almost every day from my experience.

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      David 5 years ago

      Pinterest seems to be one of the best places to find easy sweepstakes these days.

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      mark31486 6 years ago from downtown miami

      Nice article. I have one extra point though. It's great to host your own contest. The reason is because most people do know about it. There are only a few people who will know about it. Only the people that come to your site will know about it. Like on my site I am holding a contest in which you can win a $25 walmart gift card. The address is here: Check it out. Like I said only a few number of people will know about it.

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      mmt2966 6 years ago

      Cool hub...I found at site called Seems to be new and updated often. Check it out.

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      Vandeera 7 years ago

      I have been doing publishers clearing house for a few months now hope to finds some new ones with your link.

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      Instant Winner 7 years ago

      There is actually a site that calculates the odds and sorts them for you.

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      randy 8 years ago

      cool sweepstakes i found not really on a lot of sites yet

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      stella 9 years ago

      Great hub. I really like the code snippets you provided in your hub...

      On a different note, a good collection of sweepstakes is available at: ... try it.

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      tiger53 9 years ago

      Where do I put the code In ??????