Old  April 11th, 2014, 6:44am     #1
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I wonder whether any of the people mentioned in the article are amongst us here on OLS.

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The San Jose Mercury News introduces us to a few of the people who are obsessed with sweepstakes. Some have won upwards of a million dollars worth of prizes. There’s one woman who bought “cold cuts by the armful” to win a $50,000 grand prize that she’ll put toward a Mexican cruise with her sons and grandkids. - See more at:

http://www.patspapers.com/story_stac....XWevdnHz.dpuf

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  Old  April 11th, 2014, 7:55am     #2
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Oh wow, I do consider myself a sweepstakes addict but it's a relaxing hobby to me, I don't spend huge $$ on it but I do search out various ways to win.

Back in the "olden days I would spend quite a lot on stamps for the snails and yes, it did pay off, very handsomely! but these days I am all over Twitter, Pinterist, FB, etc.

I actually enjoy the contests the most, I love skill contests and have been pretty lucky with them!

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  Old  April 11th, 2014, 8:43am     #3
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It's not me, I don't buy products to get codes, unless I was going to buy that product anyway.
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  Old  April 11th, 2014, 10:02am     #4
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lol
guess she got very lucky and i do believe she may be from here...come forward woman lol

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  Old  April 11th, 2014, 12:22pm     #5
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  Old  April 11th, 2014, 2:42pm     #6
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Not sure I even believe the "coldcuts by the armful" statement. Although I guess that could back up the "addiction" of it all. It's one thing to enter for "free", quite the other to enter by buying "armfuls of coldcuts" on anticipation/speculation/hope.

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  Old  April 11th, 2014, 3:04pm     #7
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This.
I would never buy armfuls of anything to try to win


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Not sure I even believe the "coldcuts by the armful" statement. Although I guess that could back up the "addiction" of it all. It's one thing to enter for "free", quite the other to enter by buying "armfuls of coldcuts" on anticipation/speculation/hope.

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  Old  April 11th, 2014, 3:46pm     #8
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Totally agree on buying armfuls of products (or even paying to mail in stuff because of postage costs)...why pay to enter? If I wanted to do that I would probably hit a casino or buy lottery tickets. Plenty to enter for FREE, and run by legitimate companies. One of my first rules of entering things is if you have to pay its a scam. Totally a motto to live by.

Think most people would make fun of me, putting in 3-4 hours a day is kind of insane.

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  Old  April 11th, 2014, 4:04pm     #9
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"McDaniel, who values his lifetime winnings at $100,000, said most of his site's "10K Club" members -- sweepers who've collected prizes worth more than $10,000 -- average 50 daily entries."


I enter 50 or more a day and I've never had anything even close to $10,000 in the 10 years I've been doing this.



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  Old  April 11th, 2014, 4:55pm     #10
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"McDaniel, who values his lifetime winnings at $100,000, said most of his site's "10K Club" members -- sweepers who've collected prizes worth more than $10,000 -- average 50 daily entries."


I enter 50 or more a day and I've never had anything even close to $10,000 in the 10 years I've been doing this.
And he knows this how?

He's the owner of an online sweep directory (like OLS).
Once I realized he was tracking my usage at his website, I stopped using it. (many years ago, he and I had a private discussion about something and it all became apparent. When I confronted him about it, he acknowledged he did this).
Um...no thanks. I prefer to enter sweeps without anyone tracking me, thank you.


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  Old  April 11th, 2014, 6:23pm     #11
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And he knows this how?

He's the owner of an online sweep directory (like OLS).
Once I realized he was tracking my usage at his website, I stopped using it. (many years ago, he and I had a private discussion about something and it all became apparent. When I confronted him about it, he acknowledged he did this).
Um...no thanks. I prefer to enter sweeps without anyone tracking me, thank you.
Thanks for telling us this. I didn't know he tracks (have only used the site sporadically). Won't use anymore now that I know this.



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  Old  April 11th, 2014, 7:43pm     #12
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Cool story!
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