Googling for Fun & Profit

GoogleKay asked this question on my How to Deal with an Overfull Email Inbox blog post.

How to you do Google and get one day sweepstakes or get notified of new car sweepstakes?  I have tried Googling the words “one day sweepstakes” and get junk, or tried “car sweepstakes” “ford truck sweepstakes”.  Is this right?  Do you have other hints?

When sweepstakes first went from paper official entry blanks to online entry forms, Googling sweepstakes was the easiest way to find sweepstakes.  Now, the easiest way to to join an online sweepstakes aggregate site as all the work has been done for you and many of the sites even divide the sweepstakes into various categories making it very easy to search for what you want to enter.

Try Online-Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes Advantage or Contest Girl.

If you still want to use Google, set up alerts.  I have four separate alerts set-up for the words sweepstakes, contests, Contest Queen and Carolyn Wilman.  Then every time Google comes across a link or site with those words, I get an email with the list.

How do you find the sweepstakes you want to enter?


Carolyn WilmanCarolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is the author of You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter. She teaches others how to find, organize, enter and win contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. To-date others have won over $1,000,000 using her Online Contesting System. As a Promotional Marketing Consultant, Carolyn also helps companies create, and viral market, winning promotions.

2013-01-27T19:14:30+00:00January 27th, 2013|Contesting, Sweepstaking|6 Comments

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.


  1. Denys Kelley January 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Great idea. I had never thought about googling for sweepstakes. Now I’ll have to go have some fun. Thanks for the tips.

  2. Dawn Alice January 27, 2013 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Rarely do I enter contests especially on line. I really don’t know why; maybe because it is lack of time or mistrust. We do take lotto all the time and buy tickets in ‘Prize Homes’, which are charity based.
    On the other side of the counter, I do run some competitions and give-aways through my newsletters and facebook page.

    Thank you Carolyn for wishing us all good luck and for your article.

    • carolyn
      carolyn January 27, 2013 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      maybe you should try – since 2001 I have won over $250,000 in prizes including 16 trips – companies in the U.S. last year spent over $3,000,000,000 running promotions, there is a lot to be won!

  3. Wendy Bottrell January 27, 2013 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I like the alerts idea! Best Regards, Wendy {UBC}

  4. Alexa Nernberg January 28, 2013 at 10:08 am - Reply

    I use google alerts.

  5. Cheryl January 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    I’m a member of Contest forum. I also have a lot of contests just come into my inbox thanks to agreeing to receiving newsletters when I enter contests.

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