Sweepers Hosting Giveaways – Conflict of Interest?

I had a question I wanted to post for your YouTube question’s people ask. The new trend seems to be people who enter sweepstakes are now hosting sweepstakes of their own. I just wonder if it’s a conflict of interest? I know there are no rules against it but I feel they do it to gain popularity and people will be drawn to their social media pages and use their referral links. What is your opinion on this and should it continue?

Thank you,


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2017-11-28T22:06:21+00:00November 30th, 2017|AskCarolynAnything, Your Questions Answered, YQA|2 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. Teresa Young December 1, 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I have seen sweepers hosting giveaways and thought it was there way of sharing a prize they might have no use for. Gaining followers is the return on the investment of their time. I don’t see it as a conflict.

    Our sweeps club does the same with referral links in our FB group – use one person’s, then post yours etc.

  2. Gail Wright February 21, 2018 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Question : On an entry form, when there is an optional box to check to have the sponsor contact you or send product info., and you choose not to tick the box, do you think you automatically disqualify yourself from the draw ? Your entry could just be direguarded.

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