Ebates Dream Caribbean Cruise Mail-in Sweepstakes

I don’t do humble brags, I straight up brag.
And I’m even nice enough to let you know when I’m about to start bragging.
Like right now, I want to brag about the fact that Ebates paid me to do my Christmas shopping.
How much did I get paid?
Well, that’s none of your business but since you asked….$6.80
It won’t pay my rent.
Or my car note.
Nor is it enough to pay for my kid’s school lunch this week.
BUT I can buy 12 baked apple pies from McDonald’s with it and still have 80 cents left over.
Or I can put it toward a book of stamps and then use those stamps to enter the Ebates Dream Caribbean Cruise giveaway which,when if I win means Ebates would not only have paid me to shop for Christmas but they also would have rewarded me with a cruise just for shopping.
C’mon…you know that’s totally awesome!

You know however what would be even more awesomer (is that even a word?!)
If YOU signed up for Ebates yourself and got cash back each time you made purchases.
It’s painless and free and you’re already shopping anyway, you may as well get some money back.
And you know what would be awesomest (yup, I just made that word up too!), if you used my referral link to do so.
But even if you don’t – I still think the world of you and I want you to know that there is a mail-in option for the cruise (you still have to be a member though to enter this sweep). Maximum of 5 mail-in entries.

Alternate Method of Entry by mail: You may also enter by mailing up to five (5) handwritten 3 x 5 cards with your full name, postal address, email address (the one you use with your Ebates account) and telephone number to

Ebates Sweepstakes, Tell-A-Friend Q1 2015, Ebates Inc.,
160 Spear Street, Suite 1900,
San Francisco, CA 94105.

All contact information provided must be valid, truthful and current. You will receive one (1) entry for each valid, complete card received. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2015 and must be received no later than April 6, 2015. Envelopes containing multiple entries will be disqualified.

Full rules and dets here

Ends 3/31/15

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The Internet Official Mail-In Contest

Cash is king – or so they say – especially since nearly all the time you have to jump through a whole lot of hoops just to get it.
Like the $30,000 in the The Internet Official Contest I’m writing this about.
Or the $5,000 check you get as a consolation prize if you miss out on the $30,000.

This contest involves voting and judging and if you just groaned out loud when you read that, consider this – because of those two things plus all the work that actually goes into this particular contest (read the full dets in the rules link below), very few people will enter which means your odds of winning will skyrocket. This particular sweep does require you to register a domain or domains (again, read the rules – I just skimmed through them) and the snail mail option info is below:

Mail-in Alternate Method of Entry: To enter without purchasing an initial registration of a second-level domain name in the .com top-level domain through a Participating Registrar, hand print your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email address, date of birth, and one (1) second-level domain name in the .com top-level domain on a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper (each, a “Mail-in Entry Form”) and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to

“Internet Official Contest,”
c/o HelloWorld, Inc.,
P.O. Box 5046, Department 816504,
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5046

in order to receive one (1) entry (each, a “Mail-in Entry”). A Mail-in Entry will be eligible for the Contest only if the second-level domain name that is the subject of that Mail-in Entry is (i) unregistered as of the postmark date of the corresponding Mail-in Entry Form or (ii) registered to Entrant during any Monthly Entry Period on a date no earlier than one (1) calendar day prior to the postmark date of the corresponding Mail-in Entry Form.

Limit: Five (5) unique Mail-in Entries per envelope. All Mail-in Entry Forms for a Monthly Entry Period must be handwritten and must be postmarked and received by the respective dates set forth in the above chart with respect to such Monthly Entry Period.

Full rules and dets here
Ends 6/23/15

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Brownells’ EDGE Mail-in Sweepstakes

My best half is a gun enthusiast.
I’m not.
Going to a gun show is like going to Disneyland for him.
I’d rather be tied down and forced to watch all seasons of Keeping Up With The Kardashians than go to a gun show.
He was raised to believe that guns are wonderful for protection so he has a positive image of guns.
I associate guns with thugs, robbers and the like so I have a negative image of guns.
We’re different in that way and that’s okay because differences are healthy in any relationship.

If like him, you love your guns then I bet you already belong to the NRA and probably already have a Brownells EDGE membership but just in case you don’t and you need an extra incentive to get the latter then consider this your incentive because getting the Brownells EDGE membership gets you one entry into this sweep where the prize is a STI EDGE .45 ACP 2011 Pistol with an estimated value of approximately $2,200. I imagine it’s a kick ass gun – I’m also just not going to ask my best half about it because that’ll mean sitting through about an hour of “gun talk” and as much as I adore him, I simply don’t have the patience for that today. If however you want to go the snail mail route with this sweep, you can only enter it one time and that entry (the entry form is provided online, check the rules link) has to be received by May 1st, 2015.

Alternatively, you may mail a 3″ x 5″ postcard (available here – check the rules for form) with your name, address, e-mail address (if you have one), telephone number, date of birth to:

200 South Front Street,
Montezuma, IA 50171.


Full rules and dets here

Ends 5/1/15

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Win a Trip to San Francisco Mail-in Sweepstakes

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of San Francisco?
Me? I think of wine.
And hippies.
But mostly wine.
And strangely freedom. It seems like such a carefree city full of chilled out people I want to be friends with.

Well, if your vision of San Francisco involves staying at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco and enjoying a special private dinner for two with Chef Kevin Villalovos at OneUP Restaurant then I found the perfect sweep for you!You can only enter it ONE time only and that one time has to be before 2/16/15.

On a 3” x 5” index card, legibly hand print or type the following required fields: (1) First name (2) Last name (3) Email address (4) Zip code and mail to:

“Win a Trip to San Francisco Sweepstakes” ShermansTravel Media,
112 W. 34th Street, Suite 2110
New York, NY 10120.

To be considered eligible in the Sweepstakes, AMOE entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 16, 2015 and received no later than February 19, 2015.

Full rules and dets here

Ends 2/22/15

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WOW Trip To The NFL Pro Bowl Join To Win Mail-In Sweepstakes

Fact: Women love football.
And if you don’t believe me, ask the Women of Washington Redskins.
That’s why on any given Sunday during the football season you’ll find some ladies tailgating in stadiums across the country while donning their hot pink jerseys eagerly ready to talk shit as they root on for their teams.
Pink Jerseys are optional by the way – but I do tend to see them a lot.
Personally I prefer to not to wear pink if I’m going to a game but that’s only because I hate the color pink.
I’ve seriously been tempted to start a petition to get that color banned, that’s how much I can’t stand it.

But this post is not about my issues with the color pink.
This post is about an awesome sweep from The Washington Redskins.
They’re on a mission to send one of you to the Pro Bowl this year – as long as you don’t reside in the state of NY, FL or even outside the US (hey, their rules – not mine!) so if going to the Pro Bowl is on your bucket list, hop on this already.
Just an FYI – the 2015 Pro Bowl will be held in Arizona and not Hawaii
But I bet you already knew that because you’re the type of football fan who keeps up with this stuff!
One entry per person and all entries must be received by Jan 16, 2015.

Mail-in: On a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper, hand-print your name, complete street address, email address, home phone number and cellular phone number (area code included), and date-of-birth, and mail entry in a properly stamped #10 envelope to The Washington Redskins, Attn: WOW Trip to the NFL Pro Bowl Join to Win Sweepstakes, 21300 Redskin Park Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147

rules and dets here

ends 1/16/15

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beZilch Post-an-Ad Mail-In Sweepstakes

I’m a certified Craigslist fan.
I don’t particularly care for eBay but if push comes to shove, I’ll use it.
beZilch? I’ve never heard of it until earlier this week and I bet neither have you but if you’re an electronics person you need to listen up because this little site is about to become your best friend.
I love the name.
I love the simplicity of the design – it’s so smooth and uncluttered.
And I love that they’re running a sweepstake where a lucky user could walk away with a cool $2,000.
I don’t know about you but after all this holiday spending, I really could use some cash so if you’re in the same boat as me, then this sweep is for you!
It’s simple really – you can enter by posting an ad or you can enter by mail.
If you enter via posting an ad (and your item sells) and you win too – that’s like double score!
Entries must be postmarked by April 1,2015

Alternate Method of Entry: Entries may alternately be submitted by mailing the following information to the sponsor’s address listed in section 14 below:
[Your full name]
[Your address]
[Your phone number]
[Your email address]

Mail to: beZilch LLC
11172 Heather Grove Lane
South Jordan, UT 84095

Full rules and dets here

Ends April 1, 2015

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Do Something Selfless Today – #ShareHappinessYourWay

My plan for December 25th aka Christmas Day is pretty simple – stuff my face until I go into a food coma.
I know for a fact that my mother is going to buy a boat load of food.
I know for a fact that my brother is going to kill it in the kitchen because he’s a heck of a cook.
I know for a fact that I’m going to eat until I’m completely uncomfortable and can’t even move off the couch.
I’m greedy like that sometimes.
BUT I’m not dumb enough not to acknowledge the fact that there are plenty of people out there who won’t have a meal on their table this holiday season.
Not because they’re lazy or on some fancy starvation diet but because they simply can’t afford food which is why I’m standing 100% behind the #ShareHappinessYourWay twitter and instagram campaign from Burger King and Coca Cola.

This isn’t about me winning a prize, this is about doing something selfless.
I’m asking you to join me by tweeting out or instagramming that hashtag (along with a pic of how you share happiness your way,if you do this via instagram. Pic optional for twitter).Do it JUST ONCE on each platform or just once on either twitter alone or instagram alone because for everyone that uses that hashtag, the sponsor will donate $1 which equals 10 meals to feed the hungry.

So, no prize in this for you but you end up ensuring 10 people somewhere don’t go hungry this holiday season – and I don’t know about you but that high I get from doing something good, doing the right thing feels as good as the high I get when I open up my email and there is a winning notification.

This campaign ends Dec 31 and you can read all the dets here.

Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays. Be Safe.

I love you and I’m sending you a BIG virtual hug right about now! :)

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Visa Checkout 5 Golden Pins Mail-In Sweepstakes

Yesterday I told you about a really cool mail in sweepstake from Master Card so today I figured I would balance things out by telling you about this equally awesome sweep from their rival Visa.
What?? It’s okay to whore yourself out to both of them.
I’m not judging you – okay, I’m judging you but also accepting you for the card-whore you are.

I will ‘fess up and say I’m in bed with both of them.
You can judge me all you want but I’m a sucker for a good deal and when I like what Master Card has to offer, I swing that way and almost inevitably Visa woos me back with some irresistible offer and I go running to them.
Thank God you can’t get STDs from juggling two different cards at the same time!

So how is Visa Checkout trying to woo us now?I’m glad you asked because the Visa Checkout 5 Golden Pins Mail-In Sweepstakes is loaded with goodies like a trip to Paris (hello,getting kissed at the Eiffel tower is number 3 on my bucket list!), and a makeover so you can look even more fabulous than you already do and there is also an entertainment system that will make your significant other bow down at your knees but if any of that doesn’t appeal to you then you’ll be glad to know that one of the prizes is a 5k shopping spree at Gap. Still not impressed? What if I told you that the prizes come with a check to cover taxes? Bet this sweep is starting to look super sexy in your eyes! You can only enter it one time and that entry must be postmarked by the 2nd and received by the 9th of January,2015.

Entry without creating a Visa Checkout Account (via U.S. Mail): To enter by U.S. Mail without creating a Visa Checkout account, hand-print your complete name, address, city, state, ZIP code, email address and daytime and evening telephone numbers (including area code) on a 3″ x 5″ card, and mail, in a #10 envelope with postage affixed, to:

Visa Checkout 5 Golden Pins Sweepstakes,
P.O. Box 918, Plainview, NY 11803-0918.

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 1/2/15 and received by 1/9/15 in order to be eligible. Each mail-in entry will must be mailed in a separate postmarked-and-stamped envelope. Proof of mailing does not constitute proof of delivery.

Ends 1/2/15
Rules and dets here

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MasterCard Priceless Surprises Promotion with Gwen Stefani Mail-In Sweepstakes

Gwen Stefani is not my favorite judge on “The Voice”.
But to be honest, neither is Pharrell Williams.
And no, it’s not Blake Shelton even though I think he’s adorable.
And please don’t get me started on Adam Levine- I watch the show for the contestants, and Carson Daly.
Mostly Carson Daly (hello, does anyone from my generation remember TRL? He’s still as yummy as he was back then!)

But this post is about Gwen Stefani – at least about the Master Card promotion built around her brand.
If you had a master card prior to 12/8/14 then you’re eligible for this promotion.
It’s a long running one with 4 different monthly drawings and each one has a super awesome trip as a grand prize.
*FUN FACT*: did you know that you get access to the “fast lane” if you’re a master card holder? It’s a super cool way of getting rewarded for being a loyal customer and I love to exploit that particular perk whenever I can.
But I’m getting off-track, again.

So, Gwen Stefani, the original Holla Back Girl – or maybe that should be the original UN-Holla Back Girl because you know in the song she says “I aint no holla back girl”…get it?
Okay, I give up, I know you’re just here for the MasterCard Priceless Surprises Promotion with Gwen Stefani Mail-In Sweepstakes so I’ll tell you that you can do unlimited entries but each one must be mailed in its own envelope.

To enter the Promo by mail without making a purchase – you may receive one (1) entry into the Promo by hand printing your name, complete mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, the first 6 digits of your Card, and the words “MasterCard Priceless® Surprises Promotion with Gwen Stefani” on a plain 3” x 5” piece of paper and mailing it in a sealed, stamped and hand printed #10 envelope to:

MasterCard Priceless® Surprises Promotion with Gwen Stefani,
P.O. Box 15104, Bridgeport, CT 06673-5104

Ends 12/31/15
Rules and details here

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Western Union Check ‘n Go & Allied Cash Advance “Send For A Chance To Win” Mail – In Sweepstakes

If you use Western Union to send money and you live in one of these states: AL, AZ, CA, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, and WI then listen up because this sweep is just for you. The grand prize is a tablet but there are also five cash prizes up for grabs. Its running for a rather short time and you have to send in a self-addressed stamped envelope in order to get a free code. Hop on it already!

WU “Send For A Chance To Win” Code Request,
P.O. Box 601,
Garden City, NY 11530-0601

rules here

Ends 12/29

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Dollar General $5 off $30 Scenario For 11/22

We interrupt the regularly scheduled sweeps avalanche to bring you this couponing break.
I kid, I kid
But seriously, this is just something I’m throwing in the mix because I love saving money and I know there are tons of my fellow readers out there who do too that’s why I just came up with this super simple scenario for the upcoming Dollar General 5/30 Saturday (don’t you just love their discount Saturdays, except I preferred the 5 off 25 but hey, that’s another story for another day. For now I’m just grateful they have a 5/30 coupon to play with! Don’t forget to text 5OFF to 34898 to get yours and remember your total must be $30 and above pre-tax in order to use the coupon)

*All coupons for these items can be located using the coupon database (google it) and the coupon amounts are in brackets, sorry I’m typing this on my lunch break and don’t really have time to tidy it up but if you have any questions leave them in the comments section and I’ll answer them.

1.gillette simply venus 2 disposable razors 4ct – $3.75 (- $3/1 coupon)
2.bounce sheets 34 ct (2) – $4 (-$3/2 coupon)
3.tide to go pen(2) – $6 (- $3/2 coupon)
4.icy hot patch 1 ct- $1.85 (- $1/1 coupon)
5.gain sheets 34 ct(2) – $4 (- $1/2 coupon)
6.nivea men shave foam – $2 (- $1/1 coupon)
7.gain flings/tide pods 14ct – $3.95 (- $2/1 coupon)
8.tums freshers 25ct -2.50 (- $1.50/1 coupon)
9.ricola drops 19-21 ct(2) – $3.50 (- $1.50/2 coupon)

TOTAL (pretax) – 31.55
– 5/30 coupon = 26.55
– $17 (coupons) = 9.55 (plus whatever your state tax is)

Not too shabby. Remember using coupons = saving money = being smart!

Now feel free to treat me to a McCafé Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie with that money you just saved! Happy shopping!

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Paypal Holiday Choose Cheer Mail-In Sweepstakes

Who is ready to win some cash – and gift cards- from Paypal this holiday season?
I know I am.
This new sweepstake from Paypal is a two-fer: there is an instant win portion and a mail-in/online portion.
To enter by mail:
Print your name, address, city, state, ZIP code, date of birth (optional), email address and daytime telephone number on a 3” X 5” card, and mail it, in an envelope with postage affixed, to: PayPal Holiday Choose Cheer Sweepstakes, P. O. Box 795, Plainview, NY 11803-0795.

Every mailed in entry = 14 entries into that week’s drawing
Enter daily from 10/27 – 1/4/15
Rules here

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Win a Trip to Puppy Bowl XI in NYC

There’s the Rose Bowl
And the Iron Bowl
And of course the Orange Bowl
Oh, let’s not forget about the Super Bowl
But those are all for humans and this post is not about humans but rather their four-legged buddies.
This post is about your chance to win a trip for four to Puppy Bowl XI in NYC
You can enter daily until 9/1

The Bronx Zoo Puppy Bowl XI Sweepstakes
x 1 a day
Ends 9/1

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FREE Special Advance Screening – ATLANTA

We are having a special advance screening of the new film “WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL” starring Jim Caviezel on Tuesday, August 5 @ 7:30pm at Carmike Movies ATL 14 movie theater. Each person will be allowed to download and print out a maximum of one admit-two pass. Download instructions are below:

1) Go to http://www.sonyscreenings.com/MOMSATLWTGST

2) Click “GET PASSES”

3) Print pass and attend screening
***PLEASE NOTE – Remember to arrive early as screenings are overbooked to ensure a full theater. Seating is first come-first served, and is not guaranteed

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Win A Trip For 4 to the Disneyland Resort

24-hr sweep for US/CAN (ends Friday 10/11): Win one of TWO family vacations for 4 to the Disneyland Resort for the October 26th opening of Thor: Treasures of Asgard, the brand new experience coming to Disneyland! All you have to do to enter is visit the THOR page on Facebook and answer the following question in the comments of the sweeps post: Who would you travel with if you had the chance to go to Asgard: #Thor or #Loki?

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