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

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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Win A Trip To Hawaii Courtesy of Fandango and The Hunger Games

I finally got around to watching The Hunger Games the other day and I have to admit that I was a tad disappointed.
Maybe because everyone had hyped up the movie so much so I had really high expectations but to me it was just okay.
Anyway, I know something that is more than just okay and that is winning a trip to Hawaii!
Excited? You should be because that is exactly where Fandango wants to send you and a guest.
And if you don’t win the trip maybe you’ll be lucky enough to win movie tickets in their weekly drawing…

Fandango – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Sweepstakes
x 1 a day
Ends 11/26

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Win A Trip To LA For A Taping of “The Talking Dead”

If you’re a big fan of “The Walking Dead” then I have a feeling you’re very familiar with the show “The Talking Dead” and I’m also very sure that you’ll be all over this sweep since it involves getting flown all the way to LA just so you and your guest can attend a taping of “The Talking Dead”! Super cool, right?

Spencer’s & AMC’s -‘The Talking Dead’ Sweeepstakes
x 1 daily
ends 10/17

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Fry’s Electronics Wants To Hook You Up With A Sony VAIO Pro Touchscreen Ultrabook

I hope you had a much better day than I did.
What did I spend my day doing?
Praying that my computer wouldn’t call it a wrap. It’s 5 years old and just about time for it to check into computer retirement home. I just need it to wait just a little bit longer until I can win a new one!
And speaking of winning computers, Fry’s Electronics is giving away a brand new Sony VAIO Pro Touchscreen Ultrabook and a whole bunch of other prizes but those other prizes are reserved for contestants living within 100 miles of the Open Golf Tournament location.
So if you’re like me and you could use a new computer, this is a must enter sweep.

Fry’s Electronics – Sony VAIO Pro Ultrabook Giveaway
x 1
ends 10/7

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Daily Giveaway from Fresh Beginnings

It’s a new month so it’s only fitting that we kick it off with a giveaway from a company called Fresh Beginnings.
How long did it take for that to click?
Yes, I’m feeling pretty proud of myself right about now.
Anyway, back to the giveaway, every day for the next 14 days, Fresh Beginnings will be giving away a regular tin of Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies and $10 iTunes Gift Card and then one lucky person will walk away with a 16GB Apple iPod Touch (5th generation) and $10 iTunes Gift Card.
Happy October everyone, hope it’s full of amazing wins!

Fresh Beginnings – Apple a Day Giveaway
x 1 only
Ends 10/14

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Instagram Sweep – Very Unique too!

I was born with a camera in my hand – at least that’s how I explain my love for photography.
It’s more than a love, it’s an obsession.
As a toddler, I recall never wanting to let go of my dad’s camera.
He had one of those huge cameras that seemed so cool back then but would now seem like a dinosaur.
Actually teaching me the ability to capture moments on a roll of film is probably one of the greatest gifts my dad ever gave me. I just wish I had as much time to devote to photography these days.

Why all this talk about photography?
Simple…Mercedes-Benz is currently running a very unique instagram contest that you want to be part of.
The concept is simple and you have to click on the link below and read all about it but I can guarantee you that this is nothing like any other sweep you have ever entered.
The prize is a 3-day road trip for 2 in an all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA, $3,000 for spending expenses, a 36-month lease of a 2013 Mercedes Benz CLA 250 and $4,542.53 to help with taxes.
But you must have an instagram account to enter.
And 5 of the best photographers on instagram get to choose who the lucky winner of the above-described package is.
Told you this sweep was unique.

Mercedes-Benz – CLA Take The Wheel Contest
x 1 per person
Ends 8/14

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100 Reasons You Should Retweet This!

Okay,do you seriously think I have time to type out 100 reasons?
I don’t.
I have things to do like umm…I don’t know what I just know that I have things to do and one of those things is retweeting this tweet from CengageBrain
The prize is $100.
Cold cash.
Now do you get why I chose that particular title?
Good luck.

ps: They are even giving you a coupon to save you $$$ ;)

*Multiple entries allowed
*Ends 9/30

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Back in my day I had a massive crush on the BSB – Howie in particular.
I actually still have a thing for them and occassionally when no one is looking, I burst out a move or two to Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) …judge me all you want but that is a good song!

Anyway, these days kids are all about One Direction and for my Atlanta peeps, I have some codes to a special screening of the 1D movie: ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US.
Parents, you can enter to win a pass for your teen girls.
Grandparents, you can enter to win a pass for your grandkids.
Boyfriends, you would have to be crazy to want this for your girlfriends but hey, you can enter too (they’ll think you’re the coolest boyfriends ever, even as they drool over other guys).
This is actually a Mother-Daughter Movie Preview Party but hey, every 1D fan is welcome!


And now for the fine print:
*Each code = 4 passes (winner plus 3 guests)
*The screening is overbooked to ensure capacity and seating is first come, first served
*Screening date is Saturday, August 10th at AMC Sugarloaf Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

If you can’t make it, please,please I beg you, don’t try and win these passes.I want to give them to people who can actually attend the screening. To snag one of the codes – which will admit 4 people – just leave me a comment below telling me what you love most about Atlanta

Winners will be chosen randomly on Monday 8/5 at noon

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