From The (Contest Queen)

I Thought I’d Seen Everything

July 7th, 2015|

When I was on my CQ Summer Tour in 2013 I snapped this picture while pumping gas in Melbourne FL.


I thought I had seen everything. I even tweeted there was a contest for everything.  It turns out that statement proved to be more true than I realized. […]

Welcome to Phase One of the New

July 6th, 2015|

I am so excited!! Today I changed hosting services and launched Phase One of my new website.

What Do You Want to Ask Michael Losier?

July 5th, 2015|

Now is your chance to get any NLP (Nero-Linguistic Programing) or LOA (Law of Attraction) question aswered by Micheal Losier himself!

I was a guest on Episode #95 a few weeks ago and asked a question […]

You Must Have a PIN to Win

July 4th, 2015|

My #1 tip is to read the rules, and for good reason.

Currently, Sleeman is hosting a Speakeasy contest. It’s free to enter.

To enter the Contest, you must use a registered Facebook account, which is free. […]

When a Contest ‘Skittles’ Off Track

July 2nd, 2015|

I didn’t think I would be blogging about this topic again, but this week the Skittles contest “Skittle’d off track.

Initially, I blogged about the auction in Dividing the Prizes to:

share my process as a sweeper, […]

How Do You Know You’ve Won a Facebook Contest?

July 1st, 2015|

Clare sent in this question:

How are winners are contacted through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter? Do we have to check back? Are we sent an email or a DM?

This was my reply with regards to Facebook:

If it’s a Facebook Timeline contest, the sponsor will either share your name as a winner in another post, or tag you in a comment on the original post. That means you either have to remember to go back to their page, get notifications, always check your notifications (which you should be doing anyway!) or have awesome sweeping buddies that will let you know they saw your name. The notification icon is a little world/globe.

If it’s just a contest held on Facebook, similar to an online contest, where you fill out a form, you will either get a ‘standard’ email notification or a phone call. […]

Learn How To Win

June 30th, 2015|

Becky left this comment on What is Contestor?:

Thanks a lot for the info, but I’d like to know how to be a contestor for real. The movie I recently watched on Netflix “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio” inspired me to try this avenue of getting things I can’t otherwise buy or achieve.

If you have any info on contests that are currently running, OR on where to look for these rather than giving myself a headache on Google search, please let me know! Any other advice, tips, tricks, etc you have to share, please do so! Thank you.


When Instant Wins Go Wrong

June 29th, 2015|

Anna commented on Dividing the Prizes:

It’s so funny you bring this up Carolyn because I also won a chair from Skittles in their match game in 2013. I won the white chair. You had to randomly select three pictures and I did. It was the first big prize I ever won. I was so surprised when they three pics matched THEN suddenly the game went nuts and logged me out! I contacted Skittles about it right away hoping that me matching the three pictures was registered within their game. They treated me very poorly and talked to me very condescendingly and with much suspicion. I asked them to look into it. They never did. I will never buy Skittles again in my life and tell everyone I meet ever how Skittles owes me a chair which I won fair and square!!! 😀

But I still gave you a like on your page. I hope you get your chair at least.


Dividing the Prizes

June 28th, 2015|

No only do I like to teach others how to win, I also like sharing my process and life experience as a contestor.

Last year I got divorced. It was a long hard road that effected everything, including my business and hobby.

Worse than dividing the assets was dividing the prizes. It was hard enough divvying up the house, but for me it was even harder leaving behind items I won.

The ‘pile of prizes’ we created for the TLC pilot episode of High Stakes Sweepers.


Where Do You Find Mail-in Sweepstakes?

June 27th, 2015|

Alice sent me this question: Just wondering what you would recommend for strategy for mail-in contests? Mail them all at once, or spread them out? Or is it just a crap shoot?!

My reply was: spread them out and every contest is a crap shoot – lol

It got me thinking about mail-in sweepstakes and how few of them are left in comparison to online giveaways. I have not seen an OEB (Original Entry Blank) in Canada since 2006. […]