Contests are a unique way to increase your chances to receive any of the weird and wonderful randomness floating around the universe.
My best friend introduced me to this concept a number of years ago and she’s won everything from cashmere scarves, to electronics, to trips to Australia (most recently).
There’s actually a whole subculture of people (“sweepstakers” or “contesters”) that devote a certain amount of time each day to entering online or mail-in contests. Check out this other article on Contesting: How to Travel the World For Free to learn more about what you can win!
How you can enter contests:
Basically, the easiest way to start is to go to a website that categorizes these contests from all over the internet and check them out. Linda from contestgirl.com has a great section on contest tips that can give you a great start on the wonderful world of contesting.
You might want to get automatic form filler like roboform to help you enter your information and get through more contests. There are various strategies and methods you can employ to get the “best bang for your buck”.
After that, you want to start entering on a daily basis and wait for the goodies to roll-in.
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Here are a list of more contest sites:
Here is an article that rates form fillers: