Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sweepstakes Number Overview

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Generally, how many people enter a single sweepstake in the United States? In Canada?


We researched a lot of different web sites to see what we could find on this area, but couldn't really come back with any hard and fast numbers for you. We can tell you though that it is estimated that over 55 million Americans enter the Reader's Digest sweepstakes each year.[1] Can you believe that? 55 million people. That is amazing! With the US population at 298,444,215 that is almost 20% of the entire US population. And if we consider that only 75% of the population is over the age of 18 then that would mean that roughly 225,000,000 people are of the age of majority and are legally allowed to enter sweepstakes. Take those numbers into consideration and you are looking at 25% of the population of the United States likes to enter sweepstakes. That number is mind-boggling.

What about Canada you ask? Do Canadians like to enter sweepstakes just like their neighbors to the south? Well lets make some assumptions there. Lets say that 20% of the population of Canada (32,887,771) enters the Reader's Digest each year. [2] That would equal 6,565,576 people. Now consider the population of people over the age of 18 in Canada is around 72% and we come up with 4,727,214 people

Stay tuned next week as we follow through more questions and answers in our "Sweepstake Secrets Revealed" information booklet.

[1] As reported by
[2] As reported on

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Free Report

As Managing Director of I find that we continually get emails from our members asking such questions as "Are there any tips you could give me?" or "What legislation is out there to protect me?" so we did a little research to see just what type of information there was for the average sweepstake hobbiest. We couldn't believe with the millions of dollars in cash and prizes that are continually given away through online sweepstakes there wasn't a multitude of free sweepstake information for the sweepstake hobbiest to read. What an embarrassment! So we decided to do something about it. We put together a quick information booklet for you called "Sweepstake Secrets Revealed" and decided to submit it through different article directories as a series so you can get the information whenever you want. The idea now is to put together a 15-20 week series that you can follow along to and be well armed the next time you enter a sweepstake.

With all of that in mind lets go to the first question in our series:

Definition: What is a sweepstake? Sweepstakes (also called prize promotions or games of chance) are popular tools for businesses, marketers, and agencies to build customer loyalty and collect valuable demographic information about potential consumers.

A Sweepstakes Overview

A sweepstakes is a promotion in which a prize is awarded to a participant on the basis of chance, not skill. That prize can be monetary or non-monetary, such as a free product or trip. The sweepstakes sponsor cannot require people to purchase a product or to invest "considerable" time or effort in order to enter the sweepstakes.

Here are some basic rules that all sweepstake sponsors must comply with:
1) All sweepstakes must have official rules and those rules CANNOT change once the sweepstakes has begun.
2) Official rules must contain the following kinds of information:
3) A "No purchase is necessary" statement
4) Start and end dates
5) Eligibility requirements (age, residency, and a list of those excluded from participating)
6) Methods by which people can enter the sweepstakes, including a "no purchase" method, such as a 3" x 5" postcard
7) Any limitations on the number of entries per person or household
8) The odds of winning
9) A description of the prize(s) and the monetary value
10) How the winner(s) will be selected and notified
11) Restrictions on receiving the prize(s)
12) The sponsor's name and address

*These are only the most basic considerations. Your sweepstakes will also be subject to federal and state laws, which can vary greatly.

If you don't have time to follow the series, or if you want all of the information today, just go to Download it FREE today!

Best of luck with all your future sweepstake entries.

Randy Norton
Managing Director
Vital Media Inc.
"With ENTERING TO WIN has never been easier"

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

We're back in business

We have finally gotten access to our back end database and are now able to continually update our sweepstakes for you. Thanks to all of those who waited patiently and welcome to all of those that have not yet heard of We now have some great online sweepstakes that are all free for you to enter.

Randy Norton

Saturday, August 04, 2007

More great sweeps for you

Hi all MyFreeSweeps Community readers,

I wanted to let you know that are top notch team of sweepstake sleuths has once again gone above and beyond to find these great sweepstakes for you to enter. Now you can go to these sites directly or simply go to and find them all there. The choice is up to you.

US Sweepstakes (x2)
Lipton PureLeaf (x2)

Canadian Sweepstakes
Revlon Inc.

Have a great weekend,

Randy Norton

Monday, July 02, 2007

Great sweeps for you

Here are some great sweepstakes we have found for you:

Other US Sweepstakes (x4) (x2)

For our Canadian Friends (x4)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

More great sweeps for you to enter

Just wanted everyone to know that we have found some more great sweeps for you from these great companies: X2

You can either go to each of these sites individually or come to to find them all. Whatever works for you.

Have a great day,

Randy Norton

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The $350,000 Dream Home Giveaway

(A) Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will win the Grand Prize, which will consist of (i) a home to be built by Sponsor in the continental United States with a value of approximately Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000) (includes the real property and the house only), (the "Best Built Home"). Total (approximate retail value ("ARV")) ARV of Grand Prize is $350,000. Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to consult with Sponsor as to the location and design of the Best Built Home, subject to the express understanding that all decisions with respect to the location, design, and construction of the home shall be at Sponsor’s sole discretion and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute or change the location of the Best Built Home and to require that it be built in a particular location selected by Sponsor. The home shall be conveyed to the Grand Prize Winner without representations or warranties, express or implied, other than those, if any, provided by any contractor/developer ("Developer") from whom Sponsor has agreed to acquire the home, and other than any applicable manufacturers’ warranties. Real estate transfer taxes, deed recording charges and closing costs, if not the obligation of the Developer pursuant to an agreement with DIY (the "Home Contract") to acquire the home, shall be the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner, as will all future real estate taxes and other expenses related to the maintenance of the house. Title insurance and homeowner’s hazard and liability insurance shall be the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. The Sweepstakes Entities shall not be responsible for construction delays. Condition of title to home shall otherwise be as set forth in the Home Contract.

Find this sweepstakes and many others at