What Happens When You Win?
Do you wonder what happens after you win a sweepstakes? See what to expect and what to look for after you win that big prize! Look for the tips and pitfalls first. Follow these 9 steps to sweeps success.
First, You will get notified.
In nearly every case of winning a sweepstakes, the company or business sponoring the contest will reach out to you. Always make sure your contact information is up to date.
Second, Read the notice very carefully.
Confirm the notice is real and looks legit. Instructions on how to claim your winnings are covered in the notification letter so scan it carefully and look for any signs of a scam.
Third, Contact the person saying you won.
Reach out to the person who says you are a winner and talk it over with them. Confirm they are not a scammer with carefully selected questions and if it legit let them know you are the winner of the sweepstakes.
Fourth, Save and file your winnings.
Before you go any further record the details of your win for tax purposes. Often in the excitement of winning important details are forgotten months later when tax time comes. Do it now.
Fifth, File an official affidavit when required.
Nearly all notifications of being a winner come with a affidavit to fill out and return to confirm you are the winner.
Sixth, Get all paperwork notarized.
The best way to be official is to get all of your paperwork notarized in case of any future legal issues. Notarizing your winnings will keep you safe.
Seventh, Contact the sponsor of the sweepstakes again.
Let the sponsor (business, contact person) of the sweepstakes know that you have completed your affidavit and all official paperwork has been sent to them. Ask them if there are any last steps to claim your prize.
Eighth, Thank the sponsor.
Sponors like a grateful winner. It validates their efforts. It can even pay off more with additional prizes for some people. It is a nice thing to do.
Ninth, Look out for your prize!
This is the fun part! Watch for your prize winnings to come in the mail or by official courier. Courier is typically the most used method from sponsors especially when the sweepstakes included money or large items.
That’s it! Enjoy your sweepstakes win and enter again!
Hammer Stahl Giveaway - GiveawayGrand Prize: A Hammer Stahl 4-quart Saute pan worth $129.95. Hammer Stahl is one of the oldest cookware companies in the North America, founded in 1874 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.Enter to win
1 Prize worth $130
CoinWeek - Coin Giveaway - GiveawayPrize: 2009 Mexico 1 oz. Silver Libertad MS-69 PCGS worth over $300.00! Additional entries for referrals. Entries into this Contest will be accepted from Sunday December 10th, 2017 until 7:59PM on Sunday December 17th, 2017.Enter to win
1 Prize worth $325
25 Days of Holiday Spirit Sweepstakes - Giveaway25 winners will win Various prizes, see entry page for prize of the day worth up to $227.99. Visit everyday to open a new gift!Enter to win
25 Prizes worth $1,000
$500 Visa Prepaid Gift Card Sweepstakes - GiveawayGrand Prize: $500.00 Visa Prepaid Gift Card. Each person may enter once per day during the run of this contest. We suggest that you do enter once daily as this greatly increases your chances of winning compared to just entering only once.Enter to win
1 Prize worth $500
12 Days Of Blick Sweepstakes - SweepstakesWinners will each receive a prize, to be revealed daily at or around 11:00:00 a.m. CST. As the campaign progresses, the number of winners will consecutively decrease. $33,562.20 in prizes. Entries are limited to one per calendar day.Enter to win
78 Prizes worth $33,000
Bob Vila's $5,000 Dream Home Giveaway - Giveaway5 will win a $1,000.00 Ashley HomeStore.com gift card. If you need new furnishings, drive to one of Ashley HomeStore’s many locations, which are locally owned and operated.Enter to win
5 Prizes worth $5,000
Curate Your Own Adventure Giveaway - GiveawayYou can win a $5,000.00 trip of your choice. Choose from hundreds of unique accommodations along California Highway 1 and countless adventures to experience in beautiful San Luis Obispo County.Enter to win
1 Prize worth $5,000
Stuffd Sweepstakes - Sweepstakes15 will win a $250.00 Walmart eGift Card; two sponsor-specified embroidered holiday stockings; and two boxes of Slim Jim Original Smoked Snack Sticks, 0.28 oz, 26 count. Create up to 4 stockings for the whole family.Enter to win
15 Prizes worth $4,500
Holiday Celebration Destination Sweepstakes - TwitterWin a Samsung - 55 inch - LED - 2160p Smart 4K Ultra HD TV ARV worth $1,799.99, From daily delights to the culminating grand prize, there are lots of goodies under our tree. You can even earn extra entries! Enter to find out how.Enter to win
30 Prizes worth $4,608
Beatles “Eight Days A Week” Sweepstakes - SweepstakesGrand Prize consisting of: One The Beatles Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years Deluxe Collector’s Edition on DVD and Blu-ray; One The Beatles Limited Edition The Christmas Records Box Set; One The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 6-Disc…Enter to win
1 Prize worth $1,183
12 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes - FacebookWin a $500.00+ Orion 25qt cooler, a Jackson Kayak Kilroy, a PowerPole Micro Anchor, a Raymarine Dragonfly 5, a Kokatat Predator PFD and a Bending Branches Angler Pro paddle. You may enter on both pages each day.Enter to win
13 Prizes worth $1,100
Yogascapes Retreat Sweepstakes - SweepstakesEnter to win a $1,900.00 six-night stay in Columbia, including meals, classes and more. Airfare is not included. Sign up to enter!Enter to win
1 Prize worth $1,900