Today’s Draw – DO NOT ENTER!

Today's Draw

The contest community is a fairly vocal group and complaints about Today’s Draw have been rampant on Facebook, Twitter and online forums for well over a year.  I also got my fair share of emails from concerned entrants on various problems they encountered with them.

I blogged about Today’s Draw in the past including my direct experience with them:

Waiting for a Prize

Waiting for a Prize, Part 2

My Recommendation: STOP ENTERING!

The Watch List

As a business owner and marketer I pride myself on being transparent and providing the best possible level of professionalism and customer service to all those I deal with.  Therefore I expect others to do the same.  Today’s Draw didn’t seem to meet anyone’s standards.  Their poor business practices culminated in the company being brandished in the local news bringing awareness of their fraudulent practices to the general public.

TD scam



This is where it is important to make contest friends so we can not only help each other win, but keep each other safe.

Companies in the United States spent over $3,000,000,000 running legitimate sweepstakes, contests and giveaways.  (Canada can assume a 10% spend rate based on our population differential.)  There are many promotions that are safe to enter, and win.  Let’s not let one rotten apple spoil the bunch.

Stay safe.  Have fun.  And win!


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. With over twenty years experience as a Marketing Consultant, Carolyn also helps companies create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.

2013-05-11T17:52:54+00:00 May 11th, 2013|Contesting, Sweepstaking|5 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. David Balkin May 11, 2013 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    How awful. There’s got to be someone in every facet of life trying ruin things for everyone. Thankfully in this case, it seems like everyone is onto them. I’d like to give them the benefit of the doubt, but the evidence is staggering.

  2. Donna L. May 21, 2013 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the heads up.I just removed them from my contest list.

  3. Investor June 21, 2013 at 1:38 am - Reply

    Mark Stewart ( todays draw )is a fraudster… Just a matter of time before people find out what this guy is up too … He borrowed thousandsssssss from investors as well as friends and family and then skipped town to Calgary.. Beware of this coward …

  4. Kimberly June 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    I was so excited that I won $150 in gift certificates from Today’s Draw on August 4, 2012, but then it all went down hill. Did every thing I was supposed to, sent them emails every month, then got an email around Christmas saying that they’re behind & will get to me. Still nothing. I went to their office on E. Hastings, and they were long gone. Building manager said they up and left a few months ago with no forwarding address. So much for winning!

  5. an old friend June 21, 2014 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Mark Stewart cofounded a new company named Kailo that is doing Health care IT services for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Poor patients that will submit their info to this fraudster.

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