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Saturday Sweeps: 1/2/10

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 2, 2010 · 7 comments

I get a lot of sweepstakes sent to me throughout the week by readers and companies alike. I don't often have time to post these, but I'd still like to be be able to share them with you, so Saturday Sweeps will be a new regular feature here on Deal Seeking Mom.

Come back each Saturday, and I'll share my favorite sweepstakes for the week. I'd love to hear about a DSM reader winning big!

  • The HGTV Dream Home 2010 launched on the 1st of the year. You can enter once a day from now to February 19, 2010 for a chance to win this year's Dream Home in New Mexico, complete with car and $500,000 cash.
  • Ladies' Home Journal is giving away a grand prize spa weekend at Canyon Ranch in their Spa Getaway Giveaway, plus four first prize winners will also win spa packages valued at $1,000 each from now through March 5, 2010.
  • IKEA lovers should enter Good Housekeeping's IKEA Room Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $2,500 IKEA gift card through May 31, 2010. Note: Read the fine print to click on the link that let's you enter without opting in to the free trial subscription to Good Housekeeping.
  • All You Magazine's January sweepstakes offers up several chances to win with a grand prize of 25 sessions with an ACE-certified personal trainer to keep you on track with your New Year's resolutions. Enter now through January 21, 2010.
  • New and expectant parents could benefit from the Graco The Heart Knows Sweepstakes Welcome Home Party Package with a grand prize valued near $25,000. Graco will provide airfare and accomodations for 10 people to come visit you and your new addition, complete with a product package, college savings bond, catering, photographers and more. Contest is open to parents of babies born or expected from 04/01/09 to 09/30/10, and you can enter daily until April 1, 2010.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah January 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm

When you sign up for the Ikea sweepstakes, it automatically charges you $7.95 for 12 issues of Good Housekeeping!! I guess I should have read the terms first! Sneaky!!! :(

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2 Tara Kuczykowski January 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Thanks for letting me know, Sarah. I didn't catch that! I'll add a note to the listing. When you receive a bill, you can just write "Cancel" on it and return it to stop the subscription.

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3 Nellie January 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm

There's a spot on there that says if you want to enter the sweepstakes without the trial subscription click here..that's the one I chose

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4 Kristie January 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm

I think this is a great idea! Entering and winning online contests and games is just another thing I do, like couponing and requesting free samples. . In the last 3 months that I've been doing it, I've already won almost $500 worth of gift cards and goodies!

Magazine websites are always a good place to find multiple sweepstakes. Here are some others that have a lot:

In Touch weekly:
http://winit.intouchweekly.com/

Lucky magazine:
http://www.luckymag.com/breaks

Elle:
http://www.elle.com/Sweepstakes

Allure:
http://www.allure.com/freestuff

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5 Swap Savers January 3, 2010 at 8:44 am

Great idea! Thanks for posting about HGTV--I like to enter that one every year.

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6 Jessica-MomForHim January 5, 2010 at 3:58 pm

You should only enter sweeps that you can AFFORD to win because you have to pay taxes out of your pocket for any big wins. So for example, the HGTV house in New Mexico, with car and cash sounds like a GREAT prize, but you'd have to pay taxes on all that loot, which could be pretty high! Just keep that in mind when choosing which sweeps to enter. Do you have the cash to cover your big wins?

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7 Kristie January 5, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Jessica has an excellent point, I was going to say that too. More than once, I believe, the winners of the HGTV Dream home had to give up or sell their house because they couldn't afford the taxes for winning it, or the property taxes, the power bills, etc.

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