From The (Contest Queen)

Why I Rarely Submit No Purchase Entries Anymore

May 20th, 2016|

When I first started contesting in 2001 a single First Class stamp in Canada was 47₵. Today a single stamp is $1 PLUS tax, or you can save a few pennies buy buying a book [...]

What You Should Know if You Want to Attend a Sweepstakes Convention

May 15th, 2016|

Many who read my posts are intrigued by the thought of attending a sweepstakes convention, but the fear of not knowing what to expect keeps them at home. I thought it was time I wrote [...]

Mailed In Entries No Longer Accepted

May 13th, 2016|

Fox News reported this story today: Elderly man's Quaker Oats contest submission rejected because… it’s hand-written Yes, you read that correctly. The rules clearly stated all submissions must be sent in electronically. In an ironic [...]

Registration for 2017 Sweepstakes Convention Now Open

April 29th, 2016|

The volunteer committee for the 2017 Annual National Sweepstakes Convention made the following important announcement on their Facebook page today: Before you click on the link below, please read the following. The Maxcel Company had [...]

#AskCarolynAnything is LIVE!

April 12th, 2016|

Well, not at this second, but I will be. I plan to do what many social gurus I admire do, host live Q&As on Facebook during down times such as waiting at airports. What prompted [...]

The 2016 Michigan Wolverines Sweepstakes Club Spring Meeting

April 10th, 2016|

As my daughter Nicole had back surgery last February to correct her scoliosis, and would be home for 6-8 weeks afterwards, the decision was made not to attend last year's wonderful event. On Saturday April [...]

This Sweeper Tops Them All

April 7th, 2016|

On April 1st 2016, Robert Laplaca, an American promotional lawyer, posted this fantastic blog on just how far the insanity of sweeping can go. Amazingly it wasn't an April Fool's joke as Tomoaki Hamatsu, the [...]

Do You Play the Lottery?

April 3rd, 2016|

Following yesterday's blog post on Daily Fantasy games, John Oliver also posted a fantastic video on Lotteries, confirming why I rarely pay-to-play. Yesterday I said: As I learned from Caroline Myss, I have the Gambler [...]

Fantasy Sports, Are They Legal?

April 2nd, 2016|

I came across this Last Week Tonight with John Oliver video this week and thought it was interesting conversation on what is legal and illegal when it comes to sweepstakes, contests and lotteries. If you [...]