View Poll Results: How often do you get a "good" win?
Once a month or more 7 5.74%
Once every 3-6 months 47 38.52%
Once a year 28 22.95%
Once every couple of year 20 16.39%
People win these things? 20 16.39%
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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 1:40pm     #1
carenyllie is offline
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How often do you get a "good" win?
How often do you, on average, get a good win? And by good I mean, anything valued at $500 or more. Over the years, I've gotten one every couple of months. Until now. I'm due! LOL!
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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 1:42pm     #2
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You are very lucky! I have only won $500 once and it was in an arcade game tournament last summer. I was so excited to take second place.

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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 1:50pm     #3
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You are very lucky carenyllie and that is good.

I get a good win usually about once every 16 months or so and by good I mean with a value over $1000 and I am very happy about that
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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 2:04pm     #4
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Usually once or twice every two months (over $500), think the longest I have gone in the last 3 years is about 4 months but I had cut way back on my sweeps in the month or two before that. Within a month of going back to my normal amount, I was back on track.

That being said, I have had some really great wins that the AVR's have been much less than $500 but because the prize was something I really wanted or the timing was perfect I consider them great wins. Won $100 in free movie tickets the first week of summer vacation which was great for my kids, have won a bunch of visa, walmart, etc GC's ($50-$150) that have shown up exactly when they are needed. So while their AVR were much less than $500 I would consider them great wins and honestly would rather have them then say a $1800 tv or something. I win pretty consistently, usually 3-4 times a month at the very least (and these are not book or dvd wins... in fact in the 3 years I have been sweeping regularly, I have only won a book once and a dvd twice lol)
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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 2:06pm     #5
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Whoops. Didn't read your comment about the $500 or more until after I voted. I count a "good" win as something that will be very useful and that I really wanted. It could be just $10 or more than $500.
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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 2:08pm     #6
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8 yrs of sweeping- 1over $500.00 win a Macbook -a $400.00 dyson -which i love but i consider any win a good win even free products coupons these days are good for me help stretch that budget

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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 2:13pm     #7
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I do not win very often sometimes I do not even have one win in a years time.

The largest win I have ever had was $100 gift code. (which I hope is still valid it is over a year old)

I have been sweeping (snails) for about a year in the 80's and then did not
start up until about 03 or 04.

I invest tons of time (too much, imho) into sweeping with little results.
I am so glad to have found OLS and love the community.

I am thankful for any win that comes my way.

Good luck to all - May you win the sweeps of your dreams.
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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 2:20pm     #8
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I sometimes don't enter for months on end, but to me anything I enter for and get the prize is a good win.

I've only had 2 really good wins (HOF) but I would say several a year are over $500. Sounds like you have a great average. Hope it continues for you.

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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 2:27pm     #9
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About once a year, I usually win a big prize. Last year, it was a FL trip.

However, this year I have not won a single, solitary thing yet! Not even a teensy prize.

There is just no logic to it.
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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 2:41pm     #10
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It comes in goes. Mostly goes as of late. In the last 20 months, I haven't won anything over $500. The previous 20 months before that, I won 5 things over that (3 trips, 1 car, and $500 cash).
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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 2:42pm     #11
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I'm not sure which poll option applies to me. I don't enter for a lot of the big ticket items, like trips, but I have won a few sweeps that were $500 or more in value in the 11 years that I've been sweeping. I guess it averages out to a win of that value every 2 to 3 years.

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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 2:49pm     #12
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I've never won anything over $500. I'm just one of the unlucky (and yes I enter tons of sweeps consistently).
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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 3:07pm     #13
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I have been sweeping since Feb 2010 and I haven't won anything over $500 yet. My most valuable (which is also my favorite win) was a KitchenAid Artisan mixer.
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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 3:26pm     #14
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I usually get 1 or 2 "good" wins a year. I'm due.


Enter. Enter. Enter.
Win! Win! Win!!!
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  Old  August 10th, 2011, 4:06pm     #15
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twice in 2009
5 times in 2010
once this year

no rhyme or reason to it.

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