Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:18pm     #16
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Get a premium membership and enter as much as you can, but keep it fun and take breaks when you need to.
Great contest!!
  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:22pm     #17
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Keep on entering! This year I won my second car, plus a not-quite-HOF trip for my family that will be an "only in sweepstaking" experience. Thanks for the great contest, I've never been to a convention or to New Hampshire!
  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:26pm     #18
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My favorite win was trip to Deadwood, SD. Deadwood rocks!

When we're free to love anyone we choose
When this world's big enough for all different views
When we all can worship from our own kind of pew
Then we shall be free; We shall be free -- GARTH BROOKS
  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:31pm     #19
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Remember that this is suppose to be an 'enjoyable' hobby.

By constantly complaining about lack of sweeps/lack of wins and the very sweep sites that make the list of sweeps available for you to enter is a negative behavior that reaps negative rewards.

So keep entering, no complaining and keep counting the wins!

  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:32pm     #20
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Favorite wins came the same week -- $10k Home Depot shopping spree and a HOFer SUV/trip.
  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:33pm     #21
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Patience, Patience, Patience.

I have been doing this for 6 years and you have to have patience. The wins will come!

Jason Block
  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:37pm     #22
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Hey KB! Long time no see! Best tip....go to a national convention if you can afford it. It's so fantastic to meet all the OLSers in attendance. Fun times! And, keep entering...you never know! Good luck all!

"It's nice to be important...but it's more important to be nice"
  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:38pm     #23
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if you like to enter alot of the email type contests, where in the body they need your info etc, then set your signature to have all the info
name
addy
email (yes include your email addy)
phone and
DOB (and yes you should give your real DOB esp if they ask for ID to confirm)

when you go to enter the contest, put your mouse into the body of the email
click your signature link
and presto
fast and easy and no worries about typos (esp if you have a fairly complicated email addy )

my wins 2014
MY 2016 wins
MY 2017 wins
mY 2018 Wins
you JELLY?
  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:38pm     #24
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My best win ever was a stuffed Salmonella Germ and a bottle of clorox !

I am not Rocky . I am ~JEWEL~
  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:39pm     #25
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The best tip I can think of is this: Don't worry if you catch a daily entry on its last day, don't worry about how many other entries people can get... just remember that it only takes ONE ENTRY to win! You can't win if you don't enter, so never get discouraged and think, "Oh, I'll never win." Just enter!
  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:40pm     #26
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My Tip- You can't win if you dont enter.
Since joining OLS I have won 2 cars one in 2006 and one in 2008

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  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:45pm     #27
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I'd just like to thank OLS for having such a terrific site! I've only been sweeping for a little over a year now, and OLS has been a tremendous help in locating available sweeps! Thanks for having the Convention giveaway and keep up the good work!
  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:47pm     #28
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Don't enter for things you can't use/don't want/don't even know what it is.
When there is one prize and you have to ask what did I just win it probably isn't something you should have been spending your time on.

MY LOONYVERSE
TIPS ON WINNING
  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:48pm     #29
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My sweeping tip....Go Green!
  Old  May 18th, 2009, 1:50pm     #30
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my favorite win
was fropm a pmoc here.
i won $750 amazon
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