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prismperfect
January 21st, 2008, 1:16pm
After a recent win of $10000 in a USPS sweepstakes when I was entering contests casually, I've started getting into entering heavily!

Question being, I have folders setup to separate the ones that are daily one per household, daily one per person, etc. On the ones that are one per person, I enter me, and then refresh or reload the page and enter my husband under his e-mail address (using roboform). Does anybody think that I'll be disqualified at any point doing this? Just wondering if they'll see my entry, then my husband's soon after and not take my entries.

Not sure why they wouldn't he's a valid person with a valid e-mail, but has anybody experienced a slow down in contest winning due to entering multiple people? I make sure the rules state that it's one per e-mail or one per person so it should be okay. Any thoughts?

Tarah716
January 21st, 2008, 1:21pm
Some will DQ you because you're entering from the same IP address, I enter for myself alone. If it's one per house - the same IP address signals you're entering from the same house, meaning you're breaking the rules.

Ladyxmess
January 21st, 2008, 1:32pm
It really depends on what the rules say. In my experience, most will not DQ you.
Always check the rules when in doubt.

jesslag
January 21st, 2008, 1:33pm
This thread should get fun quickly.:blues:

216amyc
January 21st, 2008, 1:35pm
Yes, I think so. I personally think you should only be entering for yourself. You've already won a really great prize...some people sweep for YEARS and never win something that big.

scigrl
January 21st, 2008, 1:37pm
There are some who will be offended that you are entering for your husband. Be gentle folks. She's a newbie...

Ladyxmess
January 21st, 2008, 1:38pm
The OP didn't ask for opinions, she asked for facts...
Always check the rules if you are questioning how to enter. The JA follow the rules they set (in my experience).

prismperfect
January 21st, 2008, 1:40pm
Yes, I think so. I personally think you should only be entering for yourself. You've already won a really great prize...some people sweep for YEARS and never win something that big.

Are you saying I'm being selfish? I mean, if he had the time he'd sit down and do it but I'm doing it for him, it's not like I'm making up a person to get more entries, we genuinely both want to win.

I don't really want to be attacked here, I'm taking the time to enter, it's not like I setup a program to take entries from the rest of you, I do this for hours daily so I'm trying just like everybody else!

fourboys4kristi
January 21st, 2008, 1:43pm
As long as you are not entering both of you on sweeps that say 1x per household then you should be fine. If it says 1x per person/email then they shouldn't care at all.

Tons of people enter for others around here and win all the time. I don't think that entering for your husband or children is a bad thing. I enter for mine because I know what he likes and no way am I gonna let him double enter us on something and get us DQ'ed lol.

prismperfect
January 21st, 2008, 1:45pm
Tons of people enter for others around here and win all the time. I don't think that entering for your husband or children is a bad thing. I enter for mine because I know what he likes and no way am I gonna let him double enter us on something and get us DQ'ed lol.

I agree! I'm not entering everything under the sun and being selfish, I'm only entering items that I will use and enjoy. Please don't hate me, it was just a general rules question.

Trisha
January 21st, 2008, 1:45pm
I believe who you enter is up to you. The people here are not the ones judging these sweepstakes.

Georgie Girl
January 21st, 2008, 1:48pm
I agree! I'm not entering everything under the sun and being selfish, I'm only entering items that I will use and enjoy. Please don't hate me, it was just a general rules question.


Don't let it bother you. There are a hundred different opinions about this - one may be no more right than the next opinion. I have found though that it is a good idea just not to talk about entering other folks - if it's one time per person then I do enter my husband too if it's something we really want. If it's one time per household, I'd never enter myself and then him.

ariel36
January 21st, 2008, 1:49pm
The OP didn't ask for opinions, she asked for facts...
Always check the rules if you are questioning how to enter. The JA follow the rules they set (in my experience).

Looks to me like she is asking for thoughts (and thus opinions). . . .

Does anybody think that I'll be disqualified at any point doing this? Just wondering if they'll see my entry, then my husband's soon after and not take my entries.. .. Any thoughts?

If it's facts that are wanted, then the best thing to do is to email the JA and ask them.

Karen_246
January 21st, 2008, 1:49pm
Big thing is, you'll never know if you are being DQ'd anyway. JA and sponsors aren't going to take the time to call/email you and tell you if you are. I enter for me only, that is my own thing.

I'm a firm believer though that every sweep should be either: 1x per person/email/household/ip address or daily per person/email/household/ip address.

goodthunder
January 21st, 2008, 1:50pm
If it is one per household, it's pretty much self explanatory. If it says one per person, or one per email address, You should both be able to enter as long as you each have different email addresses.

My husband has his own email address to enter, and I have my own. So I figure 2 people, two email addresses, we should be okay. We both have won stuff doing it this way.

bjdotson
January 21st, 2008, 1:53pm
Are you saying I'm being selfish? I mean, if he had the time he'd sit down and do it but I'm doing it for him, it's not like I'm making up a person to get more entries, we genuinely both want to win.

I don't really want to be attacked here, I'm taking the time to enter, it's not like I setup a program to take entries from the rest of you, I do this for hours daily so I'm trying just like everybody else!

I don't think your being selfish, but what you asked is a sore point here at OLS. Some would say, "why not" as long as your following the rules (ie, only doing this on once per person, etc) Others would point out that the purpose of the contest is to increase traffic to their websites. In other words, they want to get different people to see the site. By entering your husband for him, he doesn't see the site. I'm not sure that makes much of a difference. If it was importantant to the sponser, they would clarify in the rules. Eprize has said that they track IP addresses to guard against people not following the rules, but I don't know if that would apply to you. It would be a matter of personal choice, but if you continue, don't admit it here at OLS and if your husband wins, don't say that you entered for him.

Good luck, Hope this helps.

Laurie
January 21st, 2008, 1:58pm
I am WAY too paranoid to enter for anyone but me. If I have entered my DH, it is for something that he, specifically, would want, and then I don't enter for myself. If it's in the rules, just do what you feel comfortable with. I don't think there is any way to know for sure what the JA would do. Personally, I'm too scared!!:yesyes:

ResourcePress
January 21st, 2008, 1:59pm
After a recent win of $10000 in a USPS sweepstakes when I was entering contests casually, I've started getting into entering heavily!


Winning 10 grand while entering casually is great! Congrats!
You might be disappointed if you enter more but don't win more.
It's always luck of the draw.

ffpmpeanut
January 21st, 2008, 2:01pm
There are some who will be offended that you are entering for your husband. Be gentle folks. She's a newbie...



Newbie, she joined os in 2004, she just hasnt posted.

kittyhello72
January 21st, 2008, 2:05pm
as some have already stated RULES RULES RULES. make sure to check the rules because you will never know if you are being DQ'd so why take the chance.

AND then you might be DQing yourself which might lead to the infamous but not sure if it exists but people swear it does just like UFO's and Big Foot BLACKLIST!!

babycull
January 21st, 2008, 2:09pm
Hello poor thing,

I am not a master at this but have been doing it for many years and I enter one entry for me, and one for my husband. (My husband works all day and I do this. I even enter any of his entries at Boat Shows, Home and Garden shows, etc. One reason, I am much faster at it than he and he hates doing it.) Of course, just like others have mentioned, if it says one per email/person/household, I only do one entry for one of us for that day. I'd rather not be DQ'd.

The one thing I am unsure of is the roboform you mentioned, as well as other "automated" programs. I know many major companies don't allow the automation so I actually enter everything somewhat manually. (If I am entering one I've already entered before, my computer pulls up my name after I type in the first letter and every other field when I type in the first letter.) I don't know what they call this and I have asked my internet provider specialists and they say that is not an automated fill program so I should be ok. I am really not sure if I could be using something faster and handier and get away with that. If anyone has any thoughts on that, please let me know.

Thanks and Good Luck! :yesyes:

anjasmom
January 21st, 2008, 2:20pm
\.

I'm a firm believer though that every sweep should be either: 1x per person/email/household/ip address or daily per person/email/household/ip address.

:yesyes::yesyes: wouldnt that make life easier!

babycull
January 21st, 2008, 2:26pm
I agree, it would be easier that way. Actually, one entry per household during the duration of the contest would put everyone on a level playing field and free up a lot of time so we could spread more eggs in more baskets! I like that idea! (Plus it would save people a lot of money in postage on their mail-in entries wherein some people send in hundreds of entries to the same contest, case-in-point, the HGTV DREAM HOME CONTEST! (I am not one of them. When you find out they get tens of millions of entries, what's the use.) I do one per day per person for free on the net for that one.

RockysJewel
January 21st, 2008, 2:32pm
I couldnt' careless what anyone else thinks. If it is one PER PERSON that is exactly what it means. It is not unethical nor cheating, nor selfish for both a husband and wife to enter on a PER PERSON sweep.

No you will not be DQ'd, legally they can't. It says one per person.

Hubby and I have BOTH won small prizes from the same sweep about 3 or 4 times.

ePrize told me direrectly it is OK.

RockysJewel
January 21st, 2008, 2:36pm
Of course we are ALL selfish.... we all want OURSELVES to win....that is why we sweep hehe

Especailly for great trips I really want, you bet 2 entries a day are going in one for me and one for hubby and there is NOTHING illegal, immoral or otherwise about it.

Be free, have fun and hope you win lots !!

I agree! I'm not entering everything under the sun and being selfish, I'm only entering items that I will use and enjoy. Please don't hate me, it was just a general rules question.

RockysJewel
January 21st, 2008, 2:41pm
Robo is not an auto program nor enters on our behalf it only fills in the form. IT is a form-filler. I use it on all sweeps possible and win frequently.


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The one thing I am unsure of is the roboform you mentioned, as well as other "automated" programs. I know many major companies don't allow the automation so I actually enter everything somewhat manually. (If I am entering one I've already entered before, my computer pulls up my name after I type in the first letter and every other field when I type in the first letter.) I don't know what they call this and I have asked my internet provider specialists and they say that is not an automated fill program so I should be ok. I am really not sure if I could be using something faster and handier and get away with that. If anyone has any thoughts on that, please let me know.

Thanks and Good Luck! :yesyes:

barbs
January 21st, 2008, 2:46pm
The OP didn't ask for opinions, she asked for facts...
Always check the rules if you are questioning how to enter. The JA follow the rules they set (in my experience).


Let hubby enter for himself (and pay the OLS $30, which is a PER MEMBER charge).

Embee
January 21st, 2008, 2:49pm
After a recent win of $10000 in a USPS sweepstakes when I was entering contests casually, I've started getting into entering heavily!

Question being, I have folders setup to separate the ones that are daily one per household, daily one per person, etc. On the ones that are one per person, I enter me, and then refresh or reload the page and enter my husband under his e-mail address (using roboform). Does anybody think that I'll be disqualified at any point doing this? Just wondering if they'll see my entry, then my husband's soon after and not take my entries.

Not sure why they wouldn't he's a valid person with a valid e-mail, but has anybody experienced a slow down in contest winning due to entering multiple people? I make sure the rules state that it's one per e-mail or one per person so it should be okay. Any thoughts?

Rules, rules, rules are important. I've heard, (or read) that some sponsors don't mind as long as the person you're entering for has given their permission for you to enter them.

There have been many a winners list supporting the fact that the world IS full of cheaters.

When you freely admit entering other than yourself online, don't expect everyone to see it as legal (or ethical)

Most importantly, everyone has ups and downs with sweeping. Some have streaks, some have dry spells, (some more than others) We obviously can't all win all the time. Good luck..

babycull
January 21st, 2008, 3:49pm
I enter my husband because he does not have time to do so. We are married. What he wins, I win as well. He wins a trip, guess who goes with him. He wins a car, we both drive it. I would guess that about 75% of sweepstakers and winners enter their spouses entries. I don't quite get the point. You don't feel a wife should enter for her husband when they share a computer? I don't understand this. Just because I haven't signed up with a subscription yet, am I now a target of the meanies?

prismperfect
January 21st, 2008, 3:52pm
I enter my husband because he does not have time to do so. We are married. What he wins, I win as well. He wins a trip, guess who goes with him. He wins a car, we both drive it. I would guess that about 75% of sweepstakers and winners enter their spouses entries. I don't quite get the point. You don't feel a wife should enter for her husband when they share a computer? I don't understand this. Just because I haven't signed up with a subscription yet, am I now a target of the meanies?





:clap:

sallykay
January 21st, 2008, 3:59pm
I enter my husband because he does not have time to do so. We are married. What he wins, I win as well. He wins a trip, guess who goes with him. He wins a car, we both drive it. I would guess that about 75% of sweepstakers and winners enter their spouses entries. I don't quite get the point. You don't feel a wife should enter for her husband when they share a computer? I don't understand this. Just because I haven't signed up with a subscription yet, am I now a target of the meanies?

Hey, I do it too, sometimes. Beings you are a "serious sweeper", I think you should use Robo.

I don't know what it would take to satisfy these people who think you shouldn't enter for your husband. How about you get his power of attorney??? That's going overboard, and I don't think it would satisfy some people, and their opinions don't matter anwyay.:attention

fastfreddie1959
January 21st, 2008, 4:09pm
Get a laptop and a wireless router and a post-office box.
Plus hide your referrer.
This way you will have 2 different ip-addys and no way to track back to you.
Nothing more annoying then a nosy webmaster prying into where your
comming from other then there website.
This is my opinion and im sticking to it.:yesyes::laugh::laugh::laugh:
Only thing that is left is there tracking cookies and they can't do
much with those.

babycull
January 21st, 2008, 4:12pm
I will try using robo. Is it roboform? I just went to their website. Is that what you are talking about? I've heard of robofill, too, I think. Unless my brain is just getting foggy at this point. Thanks for the heads up. I could use a break. I think I'm getting carpel tunnel from all this typing.

May we all have lots of surprises in 2008!

Good Luck!:yesyes:

fastfreddie1959
January 21st, 2008, 4:12pm
Hey, I do it too, sometimes. Beings you are a "serious sweeper", I think you should use Robo.

I don't know what it would take to satisfy these people who think you shouldn't enter for your husband. How about you get his power of attorney??? That's going overboard, and I don't think it would satisfy some people, and their opinions don't matter anwyay.:attention

You are 100% correct:yesyes::ohyeah::highfive::twoclap:

216amyc
January 21st, 2008, 4:12pm
Hey, I do it too, sometimes. Beings you are a "serious sweeper", I think you should use Robo.

I don't know what it would take to satisfy these people who think you shouldn't enter for your husband. How about you get his power of attorney??? That's going overboard, and I don't think it would satisfy some people, and their opinions don't matter anwyay.:attention


It's a free country and people can do whatever they want, but why would someone go and ask people's opinions on a public forum if they don't really want to hear what other's think??

barbs
January 21st, 2008, 4:20pm
I enter my husband because he does not have time to do so. We are married. What he wins, I win as well. He wins a trip, guess who goes with him. He wins a car, we both drive it. I would guess that about 75% of sweepstakers and winners enter their spouses entries. I don't quite get the point. You don't feel a wife should enter for her husband when they share a computer? I don't understand this. Just because I haven't signed up with a subscription yet, am I now a target of the meanies?

Aw shucks.

:sob:

lifesfun
January 21st, 2008, 5:52pm
The hgtv house winner, Don Cruz's wife entered for him. She even admitted it on the air and that didn't disqualify him from winning.

Secret1
January 21st, 2008, 6:10pm
The hgtv house winner, Don Cruz's wife entered for him. She even admitted it on the air and that didn't disqualify him from winning.

Also the guy who won a million from deal or no deal said his son entered for him cuz he didnt know how to use the computer or something like that..

judyv01510
January 21st, 2008, 6:14pm
I'm a firm believer though that every sweep should be either: 1x per person/email/household/ip address or daily per person/email/household/ip address.

I would love it. Cut my sweeing down time to 1/2 hour

Txsweeper
January 21st, 2008, 6:23pm
Hey congratulations on winning that awesome sweepstakes!!

Read the rules, if it's 1x per person, per e-mail, you're ok. If it's 1x per household then no.

Again, cool win!

jus_like_honey
January 21st, 2008, 6:33pm
Don't worry about what other people think! If you are following the rules and the rules state one per email/person, you are doing it right! Welcome to the forums, it's going to be a bumpy ride!

I've just recently started using robo, and I LOVE IT! I would also invest the $30 for the premium membership, it's fantastic! Enter you, enter your hubby, hell if your dog qualifies, enter your dog, too! It's no one else's business! I believe the point to all this is win, win, win, isn't it?

All that being said, I've never won anything worth over $100, so here's hoping! Maybe someday! By the way, WHAT A FANTASTIC WIN!!! Many more wins to you!

ETA: I do also wish that all sweeps would be 1X per household!

prismperfect
January 21st, 2008, 7:37pm
I would also invest the $30 for the premium membership, it's fantastic!

I've looked into it but I'm not sure, are there really sweeps that I can't find anywhere else? Right now I go through 5 different sweeps sites daily and I have about 160 daily contests that I enter. From anybody's experience does the premium offer stuff you can't find anywhere else?

margarita_mama
January 21st, 2008, 8:25pm
I've looked into it but I'm not sure, are there really sweeps that I can't find anywhere else? Right now I go through 5 different sweeps sites daily and I have about 160 daily contests that I enter. From anybody's experience does the premium offer stuff you can't find anywhere else?

Well, there are sweeps listed premium here that may be free somewhere else. And then, there are probably sweeps listed here that may not be on any other site. Kinda hard to be specific in an answer to that question.
I gotta know, though, how you keep from DQ yourself if you are visiting so many different sites? OLS has the tools that lets you know exactly when you entered a sweep, how many times you have entered it, and archives that info for future reference in the way of the expiring sweeps.
Not to mention all the time you are spending(actually, wasting) surfing from site to site to enter.
Shazam is a handy feature to use, although I much prefer using roboform to open up my sweeps pages, as it is even faster.
So, really it comes down to just how much time do you want to spend with this hobby. Personally, I'd rather spend my time getting my entries in, and then having a life outside of the internet.The three month subscription is only $12.50...try it out.

prismperfect
January 21st, 2008, 8:31pm
OLS has the tools that lets you know exactly when you entered a sweep, how many times you have entered it, and archives that info for future reference in the way of the expiring sweeps.
Not to mention all the time you are spending(actually, wasting) surfing from site to site to enter.
Shazam is a handy feature to use, although I much prefer using roboform to open up my sweeps pages, as it is even faster.
So, really it comes down to just how much time do you want to spend with this hobby. Personally, I'd rather spend my time getting my entries in, and then having a life outside of the internet.The three month subscription is only $12.50...try it out.


Well I have a folder saved on my pc, that is basically a file of the bookmark (i do this so I can access on any pc in my house, rather than it be in my bookmarks on one pc), and I have them named by expiration date so it organizes them by the date they expire, and I go right down the list doubleclicking them and opening the site, I usually open 10 at a time and go through and enter each one, and it takes me about an hour to do 160 of them.

I don't see where I'm wasting time though, With the premium, wouldn't you still have to surf from site to site? Does it enter the contest for you?

yellowsnider
January 21st, 2008, 8:45pm
Hey~ Even the Prize winner of Defiance,Ohio entered for her whole family :toss:

bbking
January 21st, 2008, 8:46pm
I just enter for me. Hubby very very seldom enters a contest but when he does he wins it..strange I know considering I dont..! He never enters through OLS, if he runs accross one in his travels via the net he enters it then tells me about it. I look it up on OLS and make sure I dont enter it. I feel like its his contest and even if I could enter also he wants to win it worse...and in all honesty I know if I dont screw it up in some way he will win it. Now, if I could get him to enter ALL mine for me then Hey, that would be great..but he refuses. DS does use OLS since he helps me pay for it but only enters for things he really really wants to win and he has a pretty good track record of wins himself. I dont have a problem with you entering for others, its your choice. I look at it this way, if I am meant to win it, I will win it. But then I have learned even if I did enter for others I wouldnt post it on here, nor if I ever had to turn down a trip win (which I never enter anyway) I wouldnt post it on here. Some people are touchy on these subjects and I just wouldnt want to offend them. As far as I am concerned "its all good" anyway you go. Good luck.

sallykay
January 21st, 2008, 8:51pm
I will try using robo. Is it roboform? I just went to their website. Is that what you are talking about? I've heard of robofill, too, I think. Unless my brain is just getting foggy at this point. Thanks for the heads up. I could use a break. I think I'm getting carpel tunnel from all this typing.

May we all have lots of surprises in 2008!

Good Luck!:yesyes:

Yes, it's Roboform--OLS has a link on the front page. And, Hey, I just received the book of "The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio"; can't wait to read it! Loved the movie, too.

retrobruce
January 21st, 2008, 8:58pm
Get a laptop and a wireless router and a post-office box.
Plus hide your referrer.
This way you will have 2 different ip-addys and no way to track back to you.
Nothing more annoying then a nosy webmaster prying into where your
comming from other then there website.
This is my opinion and im sticking to it.:yesyes::laugh::laugh::laugh:
Only thing that is left is there tracking cookies and they can't do
much with those.


FastFreddie?

When using a router, each machine will have its own INTERNAL I.P. address, but they will still share the single I.P. address of the router.

All machines in the network would appear as the same machine to the outside world (excluding cookies on different machines)

Also, most sweeps will not send prizes to Post-office boxes.

sandyy456
January 21st, 2008, 10:55pm
Well I have a folder saved on my pc, that is basically a file of the bookmark (i do this so I can access on any pc in my house, rather than it be in my bookmarks on one pc), and I have them named by expiration date so it organizes them by the date they expire, and I go right down the list doubleclicking them and opening the site, I usually open 10 at a time and go through and enter each one, and it takes me about an hour to do 160 of them.

I don't see where I'm wasting time though, With the premium, wouldn't you still have to surf from site to site? Does it enter the contest for you?

Do you only enter dailies or do you also enter one-time only sweeps? It's the one-time only entries that I'd be afraid of dq'ing myself on. Like you might enter it from here, then from site #3 and again on site #4.

lifesfun
January 21st, 2008, 11:03pm
Well I have a folder saved on my pc, that is basically a file of the bookmark (i do this so I can access on any pc in my house, rather than it be in my bookmarks on one pc), and I have them named by expiration date so it organizes them by the date they expire, and I go right down the list doubleclicking them and opening the site, I usually open 10 at a time and go through and enter each one, and it takes me about an hour to do 160 of them.

I don't see where I'm wasting time though, With the premium, wouldn't you still have to surf from site to site? Does it enter the contest for you?


Just wanted to mention if you bookmark your links in firefox, you can highlight as many bookmarks as you want to open at a time and right click "open in new window" and those you've highlighted will open all at once into separate windows or tabs. It might save you some time and you won't have to double click each one individually.

jus_like_honey
January 21st, 2008, 11:30pm
I've looked into it but I'm not sure, are there really sweeps that I can't find anywhere else? Right now I go through 5 different sweeps sites daily and I have about 160 daily contests that I enter. From anybody's experience does the premium offer stuff you can't find anywhere else?

I'm not sure if other sites don't offer the sweeps that are premium here, frankly I don't look. I used to use another site, but my aunt turned me onto OLS and I've never gone back!

The Seahorse Lady
January 21st, 2008, 11:39pm
First, congratulations on your nice win.

As others just said, it depends on the rules. Always read the rules. If it says one per person then you're ok. If it says one per IP address or one per household, then only enter it under one person's name.

I wish you many more great wins.

InkyPrincess
January 21st, 2008, 11:40pm
FastFreddie?

When using a router, each machine will have its own INTERNAL I.P. address, but they will still share the single I.P. address of the router.

All machines in the network would appear as the same machine to the outside world (excluding cookies on different machines)

Also, most sweeps will not send prizes to Post-office boxes.

:clap:

rooster385
January 21st, 2008, 11:47pm
Until early last year I would enter for myself, the enter some of the better ones in my wifes name and email. I got DQ'd on a couple of nice ones, so I quit doing that. I know reading the rules should prevent that, but I think I just misunderstood those particular ones. Now I take no chances and just enter for myself. Still spending too much time doing this, I think. But there's always that next win coming up.

Debberly
January 22nd, 2008, 12:01am
Let hubby enter for himself (and pay the OLS $30, which is a PER MEMBER charge).

OLS does not have a "PER MEMBER charge." Although a member is welcome to pay for a premium membership.

Why is it that every post I see from your user name comes across as snippy and/or rude. Is it just me? Maybe I'm reading you wrong, maybe I'm not...

prismperfect ~ The only opinion that matters is yours.

lifesfun
January 22nd, 2008, 12:05am
Sandra Grauschopf (about.com) recommends getting a p.o. box when moving, so some sweeps must accept them. I think it would depend on what the rules say.

http://contests.about.com/od/sweepstakes101/f/movingFAQ.htm

barbs
January 22nd, 2008, 5:40am
OLS does not have a "PER MEMBER charge." Although a member is welcome to pay for a premium membership.

Why is it that every post I see from your user name comes across as snippy and/or rude. Is it just me? Maybe I'm reading you wrong, maybe I'm not...

prismperfect ~ The only opinion that matters is yours.

I am snippy and rude - and also snarky and cranky.

So?

(I DO have some good points tho' - I'm too polite to tell someone else they're always "snippy and/or rude". :laugh: )

prklug
January 22nd, 2008, 6:26am
This is just the way I do things.....I have no business telling anyone else what to do....

I only enter sweeps that interest me.
I do not enter for anyone else in my family in addition to myself.
If I find a sweep that would be of interest to a family member, I will either:
1. Enter it using their information and email address if I am not entering it for myself
2. Tell them about it, if it is a sweep that I also wanted to enter.
My DH is not computer savvy and does not have his own email address. I have several and could easily designate one for his use, but I will not. That violates my sense of ethics.

That all being said, do I win much?
Sadly I do not, mainly because I do not have the time to be serious about sweeping every day.

I know that the rules do leave some wiggle room on many sweeps and believe it is up to the individual to decide how to interpret them..

jafarhie
January 22nd, 2008, 9:02am
I believe who you enter is up to you. The people here are not the ones judging these sweepstakes.

That's basically how I feel about it. Personally, I don't have the time or energy to enter someone else let alone myself, but more power to those who do and follow the rules.

Reverie
January 22nd, 2008, 11:21am
Just as sweepers have a wide variety of opinions regarding interpretation of rules, so do administrators, JA and sponsors. Every sweep is different, there is no one answer - the official rules are written to be flexible enough to allow or disqualify multiple entries at the JA's or sponsor's discretion.

But most likely you will never know if your entries have been disqualified so what is the point of believing that you could make a valid argument in your defense. You wouldn't get the chance anyway.

If you are eligible and enter, you will not be disqualified. If you enter for two or more people, you could have all your entries disqualified. If you're willing to take that chance, then go for it.

Personally, I would much rather know that I have a valid entry or entries than always wonder if I'm wasting my time by having those entries disqualified and thus have no entries at all. And if there is the possibility of having my name and the names of all others I could have entered put on a JA's global blacklist as a cheater, there is not a chance that I'm going to let that happen.

wolflady26
January 22nd, 2008, 8:20pm
Some sweepstakes do specifically state in the rules that each entrant must fill out the forms for him or herself. So I'd advise watching out for terminology like that as well as 1x per household, 1x per IP, 1x per computer, 1x per internet location, and similar entry restrictions.

Debberly
January 22nd, 2008, 10:16pm
I am snippy and rude - and also snarky and cranky.

So?

(I DO have some good points tho' - I'm too polite to tell someone else they're always "snippy and/or rude". :laugh: )

Okay, I'm laughing. You got me. :rofl3:

ETA: I almost want to high five you but, then again, you were slamming me. (Not that it wasn't a valid point)

barbs
January 25th, 2008, 8:36am
Okay, I'm laughing. You got me. :rofl3:

ETA: I almost want to high five you but, then again, you were slamming me. (Not that it wasn't a valid point)

Peace between us!

:highfive:

Debberly
January 25th, 2008, 8:44am
Peace between us!

:highfive:

:highfive: :tongue:

scubagirl
January 25th, 2008, 8:51am
I know several people who enter all their family members and win regularly - but mostly runner up prizes or grand prizes with smaller values. None of them EVER beat me in winnings year to year. I only enter for myself (if my husband enters he will do an occasional mail in when I'm not entering it) and I win SEVERAL grand prizes per year (last year was a car, over $25,000, several trips, etc.)

From what I know, there is a lot more scrutiny with the big grand prizes. It's not to say you can't win one if you enter all your family members - but you can't get disqualified if you ony enter yourself.

If you're spending all your time entering family members - then you may be missing out on finding some really good ones with good odds. There's only so much time in a day - and how you use it really affects how much you win.

ritachick
January 25th, 2008, 12:10pm
I'm fairly new around here as well....I do sometimes enter a sweep on behalf of a family member, but if I do then I don't enter myself....I feel it's more fair that way. I also ask them first and get their permission.

I'm also careful about not entering for items I know I won't use....I don't want to take away from someone who could. Sewing machines for instance.....I would not know what to do with one and know I would not sit down and learn to sew...so I don't enter. I'd rather have it go to someone who would use it and appreciate it.

Jut my 2 cents!!

Reverie
January 25th, 2008, 12:30pm
I know several people who enter all their family members and win regularly - but mostly runner up prizes or grand prizes with smaller values. None of them EVER beat me in winnings year to year. I only enter for myself (if my husband enters he will do an occasional mail in when I'm not entering it) and I win SEVERAL grand prizes per year (last year was a car, over $25,000, several trips, etc.)



I agree with this - and my experience has been exactly the same. :smile8:

But I have found that it's pointless to argue ethics on this so I deliberately did not comment on that in my previous post.

And, really, I can only suggest to those who argue that it is ethical or that the rules allow it - ask yourself if you would tell a JA or openly admit it to a sponsor.

If you don't tell them or wouldn't admit it (and my guess is that is the vast majority), then you know the real answer to that question.

QBookie
January 26th, 2008, 6:46pm
I agree with this - and my experience has been exactly the same. :smile8:

But I have found that it's pointless to argue ethics on this so I deliberately did not comment on that in my previous post.

And, really, I can only suggest to those who argue that it is ethical or that the rules allow it - ask yourself if you would tell a JA or openly admit it to a sponsor.

If you don't tell them or wouldn't admit it (and my guess is that is the vast majority), then you know the real answer to that question. :clap: Here, here! What a thoughtful reply. :yesyes: