Sunday, January 30, 2011

EXPIRED: Win a $50 Melting Pot Gift Card

Melting Pot Restaurant Locator

How to enter (up to 4 times a day):
1. (1 Entry) Leave a comment (anonymous comments do not count)  You do not need to put your email in the comment - I can still contact you as long as you aren't anonymous.
2. (1 entry) Follow SweepTalk (see link on right side of page)  For continuing daily entries just comment that you are already a follower.
3. (1 entry) Follow me on Twitter Twitter Link  For continuing daily entries just comment that you are already a follower.
4. (1 Entry) Blog about, Facebook Post, or Retweet this Giveaway information.
Easy Retweet, click here. Easy Facebook Post here.
5. (1 Entry) Add the SweepTalk button to your blog or website. (code is available on the right side of the page - just scroll down)  Just leave a comment daily to tell me that you added the button.

You can get up to 5 entries a day.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST February 15, 2011 . Winner will be chosen by  The winner will have 48 hours to respond to email before another winner will be chosen. (US Residents only)

We only feature a few really hot sweepstakes per day.  Fore more online sweepstakes please visit (sites are in alphabetic order):

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Win a Custom Chopper Sweepstakes - Starts February 7


  • No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
  • Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia. Void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and wherever prohibited by law. Contestants register by filling out an online entry form.
  • Contest runs from Monday, February 7, 2011 through October 16, 2011. All entries must be received no later than 4:00PM on the 15th of October, 2011.
  • The Grand Prize is a brand new, never registered 2011 JPM Custom built for Dairyland Cycle Insurance. Bike will be on display at Sturgis, 2011 and Daytona Biketoberfest, 2011.
  • All taxes, licensing, insurance and vehicle registration fees, or other fees, are the responsibility of the winner.
  • Must be licensed driver, 18 years and older to enter and win.
  • Only one entry, per person allowed. No purchase necessary.
  • Only completed entry forms will be accepted.
  • Employees of Johnny Pag Motorcycles or Dairyland Cycle Insurance, or any member, or family members, of any participating JPM dealerships are not eligible to enter.
  • One (1) grand prize entry will be drawn from all entries received for the contest.
  • Drawing will take place Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Biketoberfest in Daytona. The drawing will be held at 3 pm EST. Winner does not need to be present to win.
  • The winner will be contacted within 3 days of final drawing. Winner's name will also be published online at
  • Winners must be willing to allow the use of name, photo and voice for future promotional purposes.
  • In the event of the winner's failure to qualify or claim the grand prize within 30 days of being notified the motorcycle is ready for delivery, an alternative winner will be drawn from those who qualified as finalists. Should that winner fail to claim the prize within 30 days of being notified, no prize will be awarded.
  • All entrants waive any and all claims of liability against all sponsors, agents, affiliates, parent companies and their employees along with any other acting on behalf, for damages, injuries or other losses which relate directly or indirectly to this 2011 Motorcycle Contest Giveaway.
  • Sponsor: Dairyland Cycle Insurance

Staples Ultimate Tax Pack Giveaway

Click the image below to go to enter....


1. NO PURCHASE OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older.

2. ENTRY. The Twitter Tax Pack Giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 am ET on 1/29/2011, and ends at 11:59 pm ET on 2/12/2011 (“Sweepstakes Period”). To enter, a participant must be a @StaplesTweets follower and accept @StaplesTweets as a follower and Tweet on Twitter an answer to at least one of the tax time questions. The Tweet on Twitter must include #TaxPackGiveaway (“Tweet” or “entry”) and @StaplesTweets within message. If you do not have a Twitter account, and you would like to create one, visit In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to set up the Twitter account will be deemed to be the entrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the email address/Twitter account associated with the entry. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connection; miscommunications; failed phone or computer or telephone transmissions; technical failure; jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions; late, lost, incomplete, delayed, or misdirected entries; or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical, or electronic. CAUTION: Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site, or undermine the legitimate operations of the Sweepstakes, is a violation of the criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent permitted by law and to disqualify such participant from the Sweepstakes. In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, bug, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor (defined below) that corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes and award prizes from all eligible entries/Tweets received prior to cancellation. Any user who, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, posts profanity, pornography or other objectionable content on Twitter may be removed by Sponsor from being a StaplesTweets Follower and from participating in the Sweepstakes. Limit five entries per person/Twitter ID per day.

3. RANDOM DRAWING. There will be five (5) winners selected on or about 2/25/2011 from all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted by Sponsor from all eligible entries received. The decision of the judges will be final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winners will be notified by direct message on Twitter and confirmed by email. If winners cannot be reached by direct message within 7 days of first notification attempt, an alternate winner may be selected. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period.

4. PRIZES (5). Each winner will receive prize pack, including the following: a NeatReceipts Scanner, Norton 360 Premier v4.0, TurboTax Deluxe Federal & State with E-File 2010 for Windows, and a Seagate GoFlex 1TB Home Network Storage System. The approximate retail value of each prize pack is $509.96. Prizes cannot be substituted, assigned or transferred by winners. The ARV of any electronics prize listed is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules, and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. If the actual purchase price of an electronics prize is less than the ARV stated herein, the prize winner will NOT be entitled to a check, cash or other form of payment for the price difference. Winners are solely responsible for all applicable taxes in connection with prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value for the original prize in the event of prize unavailability. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Limit one prize per person/household.

5. ELIGIBILITY. Only to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Employees, governors, officers, directors and agents (and their respective family members or members of the same household) of any of the following organizations are ineligible to win a prize: Sponsor, prize suppliers and their subsidiaries, parent organizations, affiliates, service agencies and independent contractors (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”).

6. CONDITIONS. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local laws apply. Winners agree to hold harmless and indemnify Sponsor/Sweepstakes Entities against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising out of participant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or the receipt, use or misuse of the prize. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, entry and photograph for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. Except where prohibited by law, the winners will be required to sign and return within 10 days, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Compliance and Release Form (“AECR Form”) certifying eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, agreement to hold Sponsor/Sweepstakes Entities harmless from any liability arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes, acceptance, use or misuse of prize, and authorizing the use of the winner’s name, likeness, entry and photograph for advertising and publicity, except where prohibited by law. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize. Return of prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and alternate selection. By participating, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and these Official Rules.

7. JURISDICTION: The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Entrants submit to exclusive personal jurisdiction in Massachusetts and agree that any dispute shall be brought in the state and federal courts in Massachusetts.

8. WINNERS LIST. For a copy of the winners’ list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope postmarked by 3/31/11 to: Twitter Tax Pack Giveaway Winners List, 500 Staples Drive, Attn: SBD Marketing, Framingham, MA 01702. Residents of VT may omit return postage.

9. SPONSOR. The Sweepstakes is Sponsored and administered by Staples Contract & Commercial, Inc. (“Sponsor”), 500 Staples Drive, Framingham, MA 01702.

EXPIRED: Free Firecracker Chicken Breast at Panda Express on February 3rd

Panda Express, the nation’s leader in Asian dining experiences, kicks off the 2011 Chinese New Year holiday by bringing back a special menu item for a limited time only – spicy Firecracker Chicken Breast. The Chinese New Year entrĂ©e features strips of marinated chicken breast, crisp red, green and yellow bell peppers, succulent sliced onions and red chili peppers all cooked to perfection in a wok with Panda’s original zesty firecracker sauce. Panda Express will also be offering a coupon for a free single sized portion of Firecracker Chicken Breast to Facebook fans, for one day only on February 3rd, the first day of the 15 day-long holiday celebration.  Click the image below to go to the website and print the coupon:


Friday, January 28, 2011

Win a 2011 Ford Explorer

Enter to Win the Ultimate Winter Package: a 2011 Ford Explorer, a 2011/2012 Squaw winter season pass and a pair of K2 skis!

  • Contest limited to residents of the United States.

  • Must be at least 18 years old to enter.

  • One entry per person.

  • Click the banner below to enter.

    EXPIRED: Bath & Bodyworks: FREE 1.6 oz Candle

    : This weekend only — Bath & Bodyworks is  giving all of our Facebook Fans a FREE GIFT — a NEW 1.6 oz Candle Preview!

    Download the coupon now to try our NEW Escape Home Fragrance Collection. No purchase necessary. While supplies last.

    Win a River Cruise in Europe for Two in a Suite on the SS Antoinette!

    Click the banner below to enter.  Full rules are below.

    European River Cruise for 2 Sweepstakes Official Rules

    Terms and Conditions of the “Win a European river cruise for 2 in a suite on Uniworld’s new Super Ship, S.S. Antoinette.”
    This sweepstakes is run by Uniworld River Cruises, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Uniworld”) 17323 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91316 USA.
    1. The sweepstakes will run on the Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Facebook page. Sweepstakes commences on January 24, 2011 and ends on March 31, 2011.
    2. The winner will be notified within two (2) business days after the Sweepstakes Period ends.
    3. The sweepstakes is open to all individuals 21 years of age and older at the time they enter the sweepstakes.
    4. Employees of Uniworld, their affiliated companies, and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as members of their families, are not eligible to participate in the sweepstakes. All participants must be residents of the United States or Canada.
    5. A total of one (1) winner will be selected and will be drawn at random from all eligible entries collected. One (1) entry per person.
    6. The full name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and birth date listed on the entry are considered to be the participant number for this sweepstakes
    7. Sweepstakes Prize: One (1) 2011 or 2012 Uniworld boutique river cruise on the S.S. Antoinette in a suite for two (2) on Uniworld’s Castles along the Rhine itinerary. For more information about this cruise, please visit:
    8. Uniworld will contact the winner via e-mail and is authorized to pick another winner at random if he/she does not respond within 48 hours. In such a case the rights of the previously picked winner expire. Winners may be asked to show legal picture identification prior to prize fulfillment. Uniworld reserves the right to request written proof of a possible winner’s residence and age before awarding a prize. Additional eligibility requirements, if any, will be determined by the sole discretion of Uniworld at a later date and applicable to the winner.
    9. Prize is not transferable. No cash substitutions. Uniworld may, at their sole discretion, substitute a prize of equal or greater value and prize cannot be redeemed by other persons.
    10. By accepting the prize, the winner will allow Uniworld use of their name and/or likeness at no cost. The winner’s full name and city of residence may be published in print materials and/or online (and not limited to Uniworld’s e-newsletter,,, and
    11. Cruise reservation must be made within 30 days of winning prize on a Castles along the Rhine cruise on the S.S. Antoinette in 2011 or 2012.
    12. The prize winner is responsible for all taxes, costs and other expenses that are not explicitly included in or connected to the aforementioned sweepstakes prize, and agrees that upon accepting the prize he/she does so entirely at his/her own risk and responsibility.Prize winner is responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes on the prize. All federal state and local laws apply. Winner is responsible for airfare, gratuities, and other associated costs of the sweepstakes prize.
    13. Uniworld, in their sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process. Entries that are misdirected, lost, incorrect, incomplete, illegible, or garbled upon actual receipt by Uniworld, for any reason, including without limitation by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, or incompatibility with Uniworld or other third party servers involved in the entry process, will not be eligible. Entries that have been generated by a script, macro, bot or any other automated means will be void and will not be eligible. Uniworld cannot be held responsible for problems with the network, computer hardware or software, or any breakdown or failure that results in the Participant’s entry form or any other information becoming incomplete, damaged or lost.
    14. By participating in the sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to abide and be bound by all of the official sweepstakes rules and the decisions of Uniworld. All decisions regarding the sweepstakes including, but not limited to, selecting the winner shall be made by Uniworld whose decision shall be final, including but not limited to if the entrant fails to abide by these rules, or otherwise acts (a) in a non-professional or inappropriate manner, (b) it is perceived that contestant has an intent to harass, abuse, threaten or annoy any other entrant, Uniworld, their affiliated companies or their advertising and promotions agencies, or © in any other disruptive manner. Uniworld has the right to reject entries that do not meet these Terms and Conditions.
    15. Uniworld will retain all data provided by participants. Uniworld’s privacy policy applies to all this information. Uniworld’s privacy policy conditions are available at
    16. Uniworld reserves the right to cancel or amend the Terms and Conditions, prizes, definitions and any other information, or to cancel this sweepstakes at any time without any form of notice whatsoever.
    17. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Further restrictions may apply depending on region/country of residence. Some participants may not be eligible to enter the sweepstakes due restrictions in their country of residence.
    18. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Uniworld and not to Facebook. The information you provide will be used to alert the winner of the sweepstakes and to provide entrants with services and offers.
    19. Any questions, comments or concerns regarding the sweepstakes should be directed to Uniworld.

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Win Mattress Protection for your entire home from Protect-A-Bed

    Families Encouraged to Share Proven Tips, Funny Stories and Photos
    CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Protect-A-Bed®, a leading provider of bedding protection products, is searching for the best and proven potty training tactics. The company is hosting a contest on its Facebook page ( to capture and share potty training stories. Participants are encouraged to post their proven potty training tips – or blunders – for a chance to win mattress protection products.
    One lucky grand prize winner will win a mattress protection prize pack for their entire household (up to four beds) along with a potty training protection kit. The grand prize winner will also be featured on Protect-A-Bed's website (
    Twelve lucky winners (three per week through the duration of the contest) will each receive one potty training protection kit, a system designed to waterproof and keep a child's mattress free of stains while reducing the amount of time and embarrassment associated with bedwetting. The winners will be randomly selected each week from the pool of contest participants and will be named on Protect-A-Bed's Facebook wall.
    The contest begins Jan. 26 and runs through Feb. 21, 2011 and is open to all United States residents 18 years of age and older. Three weekly winners of the potty training protection kits will be randomly selected and announced each Friday during the contest (Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 11 and 18). The grand prize winner will be chosen by Feb. 25, 2011. Fans of Protect-A-Bed's Facebook page are able to view and "like" their favorite submissions, though a jury of Protect-A-Bed judges will ultimately make the final selection of the grand prize winner based on the uniqueness of their entry.

    Free 1 Year Subscription to Newsweek Magazine

    Offer ends 1/28 (or sooner) so hurry!  Click the logo to sign up.

    250 FREE American Airlines AAdvantage miles for signing up Best Western rewards

    Join Best Western Rewards®, our FREE rewards program, and set your earning preference to American Airlines AAdvantage® miles by Apr. 11, 2011 - new members will earn 250 AAdvantage® bonus miles just for joining!  Click the image below to sign up for this offer: (make sure to use all CAPITAL LETTERS for your AAdvantage number)

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    EXPIRED: Free Bottle of Coffee-Mate

    Mark your calendars.....Free Flavor Friday is coming on Feb. 4! 
    Click the image to go to the Coffee-Mate website.

    New Marlboro Sweepstakes (intended for smokers 21+)

    The new Marlboro sweepstakes has some fabulous prizes!  It's intended for tobacco users only who are 21+ years old.

    (200) Grand Prizes: A Trip to the Marlboro Ranch ARV $4,560 includes: 4 day/3 night trip for 2, round-trip coach air transportation, Ranch accommodations, meals and activities plus a check for $750

    Week 1 - (325,000) Sentry Balls Premiere Ear Buds ARV $9 each
    Week 2 - (5,000) Duluth Pack Classic Medium Safari Duffle Bag ARV $135 each
    Week 3 - (15,000) Coleman 30 Can Soft Sided Coolet ARV $29.99 each
    Week 4 - (5) Winner's choice of either a new Harley Davidson Touring Electa Glide Ultra Limited Motorcycle (estimated MSRP $30,042.80 and a check in the amount of $10,000 or a check in the amount of $40,042.80. total ARV $40,042.80 each
    Week 5 - (5,000) $100 Cash awarded in the form of a check
    Week 6 - (10) 5,000 Gift of Travel Certificate and a check in the amount of $1700. Winner may use Gift of Travel Certificate to create a custom trip. Total ARV 6,700 each
    Week 7 - (15,000) 2 Movie Tickets Hollywood Movie Money Admission ARV $26 each
    Week 8 - (5) Winners choice of either a new 2011 Ford F150 FX Luxury Package estimated ARV $42,910 and a check in the amount of $7,000 or a check in the amount of $49,910 Total ARV $49,910 each

    Click the image below to go to the Marlboro website.  Once you've registered (or signed in), click on "My Marlboro" and then "The Marlboro SNUS Challenge" to enter.

    EXPIRED: Free Korean BBQ at Pei Wei (no purchase necessary)

    Free $1 Check from Miller High Life

    Free $1 check from Miller Beer!  Simply click the beer bottles below, enter your birthday and then click "get sponsored" to fill out the form.  (You may also choose to have your $1 donated to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)

    EXPIRED: Free Ziploc Freezer Bags

    The first 2,500 eligible registrants will receive one box of Ziploc® Brand Freezer Gallon Bags with the Smart Zip™ Seal.  Click the Ziploc logo below to register.

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    EXPIRED: First 5,000 get Tide Washing Machine Cleaner packets (1/26 2pm)

    According to their facebook page:
    Tide Clean clothes start with a clean washer. We'll be giving away 5000 Tide Washing Machine Cleaner packets tomorrow Jan 26th at 2pm Eastern Standard Time! Watch our status updates for the link.

    Note: You must "like" them to see their posts and participate.  Click the logo to get to their facebook page:

    EXPIRED: Free cup of Yoplait Yogurt

    Yoplait is giving away 1 Million cups of yogurt - click the logo below to register and get your coupon for a free cup.

    EXPIRED: Write 11 Reviews and Get an $11 Gift Card!

    For a limited time Write 11 Qualifying Reviews and Get an $11® Gift Card*

    Qualifying reviews must:

    * be written between January 20th and January 31st, 2011.

    * be at least 1 full paragraph long (900 characters).

    * fall within these categories: Home & Garden, Family & Pets, Health & Beauty, Kitchen (excluding food and beverages), Computers and Electronics.

    * be about real products; inappropriate, copied or bogus content will be removed.

    * Reviews in the Auto, Books & Magazines, Food/Drink, Local, Music & Arts, Movies, Office, Travel, Miscellaneous and Websites categories are ineligible for
    payment under this Promotion.

    Git card redemption: "This program ends January 31st, 2011. All Gift Card claim codes will be emailed out within 30 days after the program concludes."

    EXPIRED: Free Chips (full size bag)!

    UPDATE:  Offer is now expired.
    Hurry on over to and login or register to print a *HOT* SmartSource coupon valid for a FREE bag of New York Style snacks (9 oz or smaller – up to $3.99 value!).  If the link doesn't work - click on the photo of the chips above and that should take you to the direct link for the coupon.

    You should be able to print 2 coupons. This coupon is limited and I’m guessing won’t be available for long, so print it while you can!

    Sunday, January 23, 2011

    What is Sweeping?

    Simply put - Sweeping is the hobby of entering sweepstakes and contests.  I used to have a license plate that said "WIN BIG" when I lived in Connecticut.  People would often stop and ask me if I won the lottery or something.  I would chuckle and then tell them I enter sweepstakes as a hobby.  They would often say "Aren't they scams?  Nobody ever wins those things do they?"

    While there are some sweepstakes that are scams (think timeshare companies, unknown travel companies, etc), most sweepstakes that you see on TV, in magazines and on the internet are in fact, very real.  They are usually run by major corporations that are looking to gain market share or spread the word about their products and services.

    Over the years I've met many other "sweepers" including one gentleman who has won 7 cars.  A very dear friend of mine has won really great prizes - like a car, $90K cash from Kimberly Clark/Cottonelle, several trips and tons of other prizes.  My own twin sister has won a Harley Davidson and too many prizes to mention. 

    It can be a fun hobby with some really fantastic benefits.  My husband and I have won trips to places like Hawaii, Italy, Japan, China, Curacao, etc. - places we might not have been able to travel if we were footing the bill ourselves. 

    The best part of this hobby is that you can do it anywhere you have an internet connection.  In the coming days I'll be sharing more information about this wonderful hobby.  Feel free to ask any questions you might have.

    Win a Plane worth $124,000!

    My sweepstakes pick of the day is:

    PilotMag’s “Get yourself a Gobosh” Sweepstakes
    Grand Prize – (1) 700S Gobosh Low Wing Airplane

    Register at Pilot Lounge before completing the entry form. Prize can be claimed at Centennial Airport (KAPA) in Englewood, Colorado. Wiinner or winner’s spouse, son, daughter, mother or father must be certified as a Student, Recreational, Sport Pilot, Private, Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot as of 06/30/11.

    You can also enter by mail. Complete an official entry form available from Pilot Magazine LLC by sending a self-addressed stamped business-size (#10) envelope to: PilotMag’s Get Yourself a Gobosh Sweepstakes 2011, 8001 Interport Blvd. Suite 260 Englewood, CO 80112. All mail-in entries, including addressing, must be hand written, mailed separately in a sealed envelope and have sufficient postage.

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    Our new bed!

    When we purchased our Winnebago motorhome last year, we were hoping to find a motorhome with a king size bed. Unfortunately, the only motorhome in our price range that had a king size bed, within a few hundred mile distance, was a Gulfstream. It had a fabulous floor plan (I mean FABULOUS!) and had a really nice king size bed - but it was a front engine diesel and the interior build quality seemed chintzy - things were already falling apart and it was a brand new coach. We then looked at a used Winnebago Vectra. The floor plan was average, it was a diesel pusher, it had space for a washer/dryer (woo-hoo!), only had a standard queen size bed.....but everything inside felt like high quality and it really felt like it was built to last. It also didn't hurt that it had a lovely cherry desk that was a rare find in a motorhome - perfect for my computer and printer.

    The previous owners had taken out the Select Comfort mattress that came with it - so the dealership put in a brand new standard quality innerspring mattress. We tried to put up with it as long as we could.

    We used to have a Tempurpedic bed when we lived in our stick built house. We were very happy with it and it really helped us sleep better. Unfortunately, it was a king size and wouldn't fit in the motorhome - so it went into storage. We just couldn't stomach spending another $3,000 for our motorhome mattress even though we yearned for the sleep we got on the Tempurpedic.

    So off I went - researching our options. I thought about going to mattress shops - but the prices are always so expensive. I even looked at to see what they had (knowing their shipping was reasonable). I finally found a mattress on Amazon that seemed like it would be a good fit. The reviews were good - the price was right (about $370) - and shipping was free! has been great about returns - so I did't hesitate to pull the trigger and buy it.

    It arrived within 2 days (I have the Amazon Prime shipping memebership) in a box that was about 2' x 2' x 3' big.  It was a bit on the heavy site (about 80 pounds) - but fit easily in the narrow door of the motorhome and through the doorways going back to the bedroom.  We decided to unpack it in the bedroom rather than outside because we thought it would be easier to remove the box than to try to get the big unpacked mattress through the door in the motorhome. 

    The mattress comes compressed and "folded" up inside the box.  That scared me a bit - but as soon as you remove the packaging, it expands nicely and within about 4 hours you couldn't even tell it was ever packed up.  The directions said to allow up to 72 hours before sleeping on it - but it looked ready after 4 hours so we went ahead and slept on it that night.

    We opted to donate our old mattress to a charity (which had been covered with a high end mattress protector so it was basically still new) - but we could have also just listed it on a site like FreeCycle or Craigslist if we needed to get rid of it.

    Our first impression was that it was easily as comfortable as our Tempurpedic was.  It has now been a couple weeks and we're still in love.  We both agree that it's as good as our Tempurpedic was - but at a fraction of the price.

    Win an Airstream Trailer!

    Little Debbie is giving away a beautiful 16' Airstream Trailer. You can enter daily through June 30, 2011. (There are lots of other prizes to win too!) Just click on the Airstream to enter.....

    About Me

    I’m Nancy. I’ve been entering sweepstakes for about 12 years. It all began when my twin sister called me to tell me she won a Toshiba laptop after entering her information on the Toshiba website while shopping for a new computer. I couldn’t believe that people could actually win things on the internet! That was all the encouragement I needed! So off I went, day and night – entering as many sweepstakes as I could find. Months went by and my husband expressed concern that I was spending too much time on the computer and asked me to stop. Thinking about it, I was spending most of my free time on the computer and it was getting out of hand. So, I agreed to stop using the computer for a while.

    About a week later, I couldn’t help myself…..I snuck into the office and logged into my email account. There shining up from the webpage like a bright star, was an email titled “Potential Grand Prize Winner” from Webstakes. (Back then Webstakes gave away a ton of prizes and was one of the major internet sweepstakes administrators.) I could barely contain myself as my excitement grew! I opened it up… said something like “pending verification of eligibility….you have been selected as the potential grand prize winner of a dream vacation. It said my choices were a 7 day cruise or a trip anywhere within the US. I ACTUALLY WON!!!

    I knew my husband would be pretty upset with me for sneaking into his office and using his computer after saying that I would stay away. But I also knew he had been wanting to go to Hawaii or Alaska because he had been to the other 48 states and wanted to see all 50. There’s nothing like a two week vacation in Hawaii to smooth things over! They put us up at the Westin in Maui and the Princeville Resort in Kauai (both were 5 star hotels). It was the vacation of a lifetime!

    Since then I’ve won many prizes – from a car (Subaru WRX from Pepsi) to dozens of trips, lots of electronics, art, jewelry, gift cards, cash – you name it.

    Sweeping has allowed me to do and see so many things that I probably would not have had the opportunity to do otherwise that I want to share these experiences with all of you! It’s my hope that I can help you experience the excitement that sweeping has given me over the years. I look forward to hearing all your sweeping stories in the future!

    I also love to find good deals and help people save money – so I’ll be posting anything interesting I find.

    My husband Noah and I have two greyhounds (Luke and Leia):

    and two adorable one-eyed Maine Coon cats and live in Texas.

    My husband also has a blog (called MyBadDiet) - which is all about food. He knows food! Enjoy! (OK so it’s not really all about food…it’s about travel, anecdotes, etc.)

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    50 Trucks!!!

    Let’s start with a bang!  Here’s a fantastic sweepstakes from Cabela’s.  They are giving away FIFTY Chevy trucks!  It’s a daily entry – so be sure to enter every day if possible to have the best chance to win.  Good luck!