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    Haven't won anything and have a question?

    I've been doing this for a while now very dilligently and have taken all the advice. Enter a sweepstakes and forget it. My question is: I paid the $30 to join sweepstakes plus and I enter the same sweepstakes in different catagories, like ABC, CBS soaps, that kind of stuff. My question is should I be doing that or is that hurting my chances of winning. Should I just be entering one time in one catagory. Any advice would be appreciated...Thanks

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    Hi kimmie01,

    You mention that you are a SweepsPlus member. I don't see that in your profile. Are you able to see the SweepsPlus forum, and to customize your My Sweeps (create your own categories and save sweeps to those categories)?


    To answer your question about sweeps like ABC, CBS soaps...those are creative presentations, so in those cases, you can enter each of those. There is a thread about those Bauer Publishing sweeps which also explains what a creative presentation is, and gives good advice to check the rules when in doubt. If there is more than one entry point, look for the key words and vs or to see if you can enter at multiple sites (and) or just one (or).

    Here is a link to that thread, which is stickied near the top of Questions and Answers, plus a portion of the discussion:
    http://www.sweepstakesplus.com/forum...ad.php?t=65938




    Quote Originally Posted by amyshulk View Post
    Creative Presentations

    A creative presentation is a series of sweeps, across multiple entry points, where only 1 main {GP} prize is offered.
    Most creative presentations don't disclose how many entry points there are.
    The GP Winner is drawn from only 1 of the multiple entry points, however, individual entry points {sponsors} usually also offer lower tier prizes, that can only be won through those specific entry points.

    Creative Presentations are similar to multi-state lotteries and slots like "MegaBucks" where different locations offer an opportunity for the same prize(s). Noting a sweeps is a creative presentation might imply a sponsor/sweeps is nefarious, when they tell you in their rules. It's sometimes used to allow a bigger prize pool to be offered



    contests.about.com Creative Presentations Answer:


    Creative presentations are a way for companies to pool their resources to offer sweepstakes with huge prizes. The downside is that the chances to win those prizes are much lower for the entrants. The way these sweepstakes usually work is that a number of companies run sweepstakes on their own pages.

    Entrants can enter on each page, sometimes daily. Each page offers a large prize, and they might offer smaller prizes as well. However, when the time for the drawing comes, only one of the participating websites is randomly selected to be the winning contest. That means that if you didn't enter on that particular page, you have no chance of winning the prize. It also means that although many sites may seem to be offering great prizes, only one will actually be given away.

    Creative presentations are attractive for companies who are looking to harvest information from sweepstakes entries. For sweepers, however, they are frustrating because of the extremely low chances of winning.


    author curmudgeon

    A creative presentation is a series of sweeps (2 or more) where only one main prize is offered.

    Pick a figure and it's possible there could be that many sweeps participating.

    When it's time to select a winner, only one sweep is randomly selected from all the sweeps that are participating.

    Then, the winner is randomly selected from those people who entered that particular sweep.


    If you didn't know about the winning sweep and didn't enter it then you can't win.

    The important thing to remember is that there is only one prize to be awarded.

    Occasionally, there will be secondary or lesser prizes offered that are unique to a particular sweep.

    In other words, only the main prize is part of the creative presentation.

    Lenovo is {was} sponsoring 2 instant win sweeps.

    Both are creative presentations. One Grand Prize is $50,000 and the other is $10,000.
    Both offer smaller 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes that are unique to each sweep. Only the cash portion is part of the creative presentation

    There are a few sponsors that disclose all of the participating sweeps in the rules.

    Here is an excerpt from the rules of 3 current sweeps sponsored by Meredith Corp:

    “Enter at Recipe.com, www.parents.com/winmakeover, and www.bhg.com/winmakeover by submitting a completed online entry form.”

    This is the exception rather than the rule.

    Most creative presentations don't disclose how many total sweeps are participating, so you have no way of knowing.

    It could be two or it could be fifty or more. Plus, new sweeps can be added at any time up until the expiration date.

    I usually pass on creative presentations unless the rules disclose all of the participating sweeps.

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    I usually skip all those magazine ones myself. You can spend 2 hours a day every day and never win a thing. I didn't have very much luck over the winter, I tend to think that summer is going to be better...there are more sweepstakes and less people entering. My suggestion to you would be to try different types. I do a lot of dailies, but I have tried some pinterest, twitter, and facebook. I even tried a few mail-in.

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    Thank you, this was very helpful!!!

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    kimmie01,

    Can you log in to Sweeps Plus, see the Plus forum, and customize your My Sweeps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimmie01 View Post
    I've been doing this for a while now very dilligently and have taken all the advice. Enter a sweepstakes and forget it. My question is: I paid the $30 to join sweepstakes plus and I enter the same sweepstakes in different catagories, like ABC, CBS soaps, that kind of stuff. My question is should I be doing that or is that hurting my chances of winning. Should I just be entering one time in one catagory. Any advice would be appreciated...Thanks
    kimmie01

    Paid for PLUS but you show as a regular member?

    Paid for PLUS but you show as a regular member?

    Quote Originally Posted by amyshulk View Post
    To show that you are PLUS in the forums:

    Go into your PROFILE and select MY ACCOUNT then select PERMISSION GROUPS:

    http://www.sweepsadvantage.com/forum...editusergroups

    And check the bubble for:

    +Plus Sweepstakes Plus Members Sweepstakes Plus Member Identify me as a member of this group
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    Hi Kimmie, I don't have any advice on these as I normally skip over them due to the fact that I think the odds are low for winning on these. But I did want to say that I'm on Long Island too and welcome!

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    She shows as a plus now..I thought we did that before?

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