Every company wants YOU to notice them. Luckily, that means they are willing to put up some amazing prizes, so people like us do notice them. It is easy enough to find contests offered by large companies – they have the advertising dollars to make sure you do. With these contests, there are often lavish prizes – cars, trips, even large amounts of money. There are also lots of entries in these contests, which means lower odds.
Somebody Has To Win. It Might As Well Be You (or me!)
I have enthusiastically said these words too many times to count. It’s true. In each and every contest, there has to be a winner. You should put your name in as many draws as you can, as many times that is allowed. This is how you will maximize your chances to win. I hope to see all of the Contest Mob members winning large ticket items. Unfortunately these types of wins can be few and far between. It can be really discouraging to spend any amount of time entering contests – without seeing results, so this is why you must fill in the time between large wins – with little ones!
How You Can Make Sure You Win All The Time.
I’m serious! You can be winning prizes on a weekly basis! You are just going to have to find contests with fewer entries – and believe me, they are everywhere! The contests in your own backyard are the answer. Here are 5 great ways you can find local contests.
If You Can Tune It In, You Can Google It!
Your radio can be your best friend while looking for local contests! Radio stations have multiple giveaways DAILY! You don’t have to listen ALL day to win a 25% off dry cleaning coupon. Take a note of what radio stations you receive, then check out the website. The website will tell you of the promotions they have going on, and what you need to do to win. By checking out the website – you can pick and choose which prizes you would rather win – and go for it! You might find an entry form on the site itself – which equals good odds, because I don’t think thousands of people are necessarily checking out the website of their favorite stations.
Your Newspaper Is Not Just News.
Scan your newspaper for local contests. It might be an ad for a local retailer, it might be an entry form that you need to dropped off at the mall. Any way you slice it – your local paper is a great spot to scout out your local contests.
Check Your Receipt.
A lot of companies put up a prize for filling out a survey. Read the back of your shopping receipts to see if there is a chance for you to win! Most people save their receipts to refer to when they get credit card bills, or to balance their check book – and some crazy people throw them out! It is safe to say that the majority of the population in your community are not taking their receipts to the computer. Let their loss be your gain! Fill out shopping receipt surveys!
Can I Have A Moment Of Your Time?
I always feel bad for those guys in the mall corridors trying to sell a product or a service. I see them trying to get peoples attention, and I see people doing ANYTHING to avoid eye contact. If you see a ballot box – I say give the guy a chance! Who knows, you might like what he has to say. Either way, you can get your name into a draw, which probably has very few entries.
Do You See Balloons?
Balloons are a great sign! They can mean a grand opening, an anniversary special, a charity event. It can mean many different things. The point is, they are celebrating! When businesses celebrate, they give stuff away! So if you see balloons outside of your favorite grocery store, don’t be afraid to change your shopping day – you might come away a big winner!
Always Take The Opportunity To Get Your Chance To Win In The Low, Low Entry.
Your community is a great place to live, and win! Always keep your eyes peeled for a new chance to win. These 5 points are a really great way to start looking for local contests. You never know when you will come across your next chance to win.
So I will leave you with this….
- Leave no ballot unfilled.
- Leave no Cue To Call unanswered.
- Leave no survey empty.
- and enjoy your winnings!
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