View Full Version : 2006 -- My year in review

January 1st, 2007, 4:38pm
(I apologize for the XtremeDorkitude of the following post.)

Just did my year-end analysis of sweeping. I estimate I entered sweeps for about 1.5 hours/day on 200 days, for a total of 300 hours.

4059 entered
48 won
$16992.80 total winnings
1.18% average win per sweep
$354.02 average win value

Breakdown by type:
2605 entered
36 won
$13796.83 total winnings
1.38% average win per sweep
$383.25 average win value

1454 entered
12 won
$3195.97 total winnings
0.83% average win per sweep
$266.33 average win value

Wins by frequency of entry:
Single: 10 ($7902.77/$790.30 avg)
Daily: 30 ($6293.99/$224.79 avg)
24-hour: 3 ($2778.85/$926.28 avg)
Weekly: 2 ($10 total; only 1 ARV known)
Unknown: 3 ($6.99/$2.33 avg)

6 grand prizes (5 premium/1 freebie) for a total of $14674.99 for those 6 alone.

When I subtract out my premium membership and my estimated taxes, and divide the result by the hours spent sweeping, it comes to $39.68/hour in net winnings.

What all this tells me is that it's more effective for me to enter premiums than freebies, if I'm pressed for time. AND, dailies are not the waste of time I had suspected them of being.

Here's to 2007, for all OLSers!!

January 1st, 2007, 4:48pm
Thanks for the breakdown. That's pretty good. I looked at your wins, and you got at least three over $1,000. I had more expired sweeps, but I am not even close and have never won anything over $400.

Just curious, did you enter the dailys everyday?

And Congrats! :jump:

January 1st, 2007, 4:55pm
I like it! thanks for the stats!

January 1st, 2007, 5:02pm
Your breakdown is most impressive :grad: and your wins aren't that bad either! :smile9:

January 1st, 2007, 5:07pm
Just curious, did you enter the dailys everyday?

I tried to. I used to work from home (until October), so I had a lot of unsupervised computer time. :D When I didn't have time to enter everything, I tried to hit at least the first page of MySweeps dailies (I show 20/page), and then peruse the new sweeps.

But lordy, I do love this hobby!! And I love the community -- I don't spend much time on the boards, but I can't think of a single person I've met here who hasn't been friendly and helpful.

January 1st, 2007, 5:07pm
WOW....you kept excellent stats!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

January 1st, 2007, 5:11pm
:cheer7: :cheer7: Congrats!!! :cheer7: :cheer7: