McDonald’s wants to award some do-gooders with McCafe Coffee for life! If you happen to know someone who fits this description you should consider nominating them for the Be a Brew Gooder Sweepstakes. In order to make a nomination, visit the online entry page or McDonald’s app and sign up for an account. Once you’re registered you can explain why you’re nominating the person and finalize the entry.
More on the Be a Brew Gooder Sweepstakes
The “McCafe for life” prize is awarded as a big ole’ check for $14,372
In addition to the check, winners will also get a $500 McDonald’s Arch card
The total value of all the prizes in the sweepstakes comes to $148,720
Prize winners will be selected through a drawing around October 8th, 2019
The sweepstakes is broken into 5 different weekly entry periods
In addition to entering online, you can also enter using Twitter or Instagram. In order to do so, you’ll need to use one of the social media platforms to post your nomination. While doing so, be sure to use the tags laid out in the official rules of the contest.
Final Notes on the Be a Brew Gooder Sweepstakes
Sponsor: McDonald’s – 110 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL 60607-2101
Please note that both the nominee and nominator will have a chance won win!
Finally, if you want to find out who the “brew gooders” are, request a copy of the winners list by writing to P.O. Box 1132, Chicago, IL 60690 (always a good idea to confirm who wins the prizes!). If you decide to send a request, please remember that it must be received December 27th, 2019.
Who says going back to school has to be a drag?? It certainly won’t be, if Lindsay Olives has anything to say about it. As an illustration how Lindsay is brightening the back to school season, let’s take a look at its new “Snack” to School Sweepstakes (clever title right??). In order to enter, hop on your computer and fill out the online registration form (you’ll need to include where you get your groceries most often). Once you submit your entry you’ll receive 1 chance to win one of the 4 Grand Prize back to school packages.
More on the Prizes
Each package includes a $400 in retailer gift cards (hopefully some good ones!)
Grand Prize packages also include lunchboxes, notebooks, coupons, and more
In addition to the 4 Grand Prizes, there are also 24 Second Prizes
Each of the Second Prizes is $125 worth of retailer gift cards
The total approximate retail value of all the prizes is $4,999.96
Please note that you can only win one prize
As is true with all sweepstakes, the odds of winning one of these fabulous prizes depends on the total amount of eligible entries. However, if you do happen to win one of the prizes, you’ll receive notice via the email address you used to sign up.
Final Notes on the Lindsay Snack to School Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Bell-Carter Foods – 590 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
You can sign up to receive special offers when entering the sweepstakes
Finally, the drawing to decide who gets the cool back to school stuff will be help on October 1st, 2019. Therefore, you may want to keep an eye on your email around this time to see if you receive that glorious winning message.
You’ll need to submit a short video to join this sweepstakes
The video can be submitted by Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
25 winners will be randomly selected to receive a prize
You can only enter this sweepstakes one time
A copy of the rules is available online
Anyone who’s a fan of Dora the Explorer may be interested in her new “What’s In My Backpack” Sweepstakes. In order to enter, you’ll first need to film a a video that’s no more than 60 seconds in length. Additionally, the video should show you explaining what’s in your backpack. Once the video is complete, you can go ahead and submit it via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to receive your chance to win. You can also submit the video through the sweepstakes site: www.whatsinmybackpacksweeps.com.
A Look at the Prizes
The 25 prizes come as a package bundle (variety is always welcome!)
The most valuable item in the package is a Herschel Daypack ($39.99)
In second comes the Mini Maglite worth $30 even
Third most valuable prize is a Dora t-shirt worth just under $10
Lastly, the package also comes with a bag of chips and a yo-yo
Overall each prize package has an Approximate Retail Value of $83.59
While we’re talking about the winners, each should expect to receive notice sometime around August 19th, 2019. Additionally, the winners will receive notice via the social media platform they signed up with. If you happen to be one of the lucky winners, be prepared to respond to the winning notice within 48 hours.
Final Notes on the What’s In My Backpack Sweepstakes
You must at least 18 to join the sweepstakes and a U.S. resident
The sweepstakes runs from June 27th through August 9th, 2019
Sponsor: Performance Entertainment USA, Inc., 21900 Burbank Blvd. Ste. 300, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
You can enter this sweepstakes once per month until December 31st
There’s a hair/makeup makeover grabs in each month of the sweeps!
A total of 7 prizes are available (so please try to win one of them!)
The sweepstakes opened on June 1st, 2019 (hot off the press!)
Winners will be drawn randomly after each month of the sweeps
Let’s get ready to win! A new sweepstakes is sweeping the nation by storm and NOW is the time to enter. In order to do so, just fill out the entry form and agree to the Official Rules of the sweepstakes by checking the box (it’s underneath the entry form at www.elnettsweepstakes.com). Once you’ve completed this step you’ll receive 1 entry to the end of the month drawing (you can’t win if you don’t put your name in the hat!).
Bonnie’s Highlights and Lowlights (we’re not talking about my hair!)
It’s nice being able to enter again each month (if you don’t succeed try, try again)
Unfortunately, this is a low dollar sweepstakes compared to some we’ll discuss
When it comes to lasting power it gets a solid A (many are less than month)
Overall this sweepstakes gets a 5 out of 10 on “Bonnie’s Bargain Meter”
While the winners won’t be chosen for quite some time, you can find out who they are once they have been. In order to do so, just send a written request to 100 Marcus Drive, Dept.:
MB, Melville, NY 11747. However, the names of the winners won’t be available until February 2020, so need need to rush it.
A Few Final Notes on the Elnett Sweepstakes
If you win don’t bother entering again as you can only score one makeover
The “makeover” comes in the form of a $200 gift card to the Glam App
You can write to the sponsor at 10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001
*Please note the sponsor is none other than L’Oreal Paris
Overall, this sweepstakes is worth getting into if you’re a fan of makeovers (I know I sure am!). So if you are, you may want to think about dropping everything and entering the sweepstakes here: www.elnettsweepstakes.com.
Both promotional formats can be a great source of fun and value
Sweepstakes cater to those who prefer prolonged suspense (in particular cash sweepstakes!)
Instant Win Games give participants immediate results
Since Sweepstakes and Instant Win Games are the only topics I’ll be covering here at Bonnie’s Bargains, I thought it would be a good idea give my readers a bit of an introduction. So without further ado, let’s take a deep dive into this lucrative world of non-stop action (no scuba gear needed).
First, it’s important to distinguish how prizes are awarded in both formats. Sweepstakes typically award prizes by a random drawing at the END of the promotion once all entries are in. The odds of winning a prize is a simple matter of mathematics: the number of total prizes by the number of eligible entries. Meanwhile, Instant Win Games do just what the name promises: award prizes instantly! In order to make this happen, the games usually use a computer system to manually generate “winning times”. If you’re lucky enough to play the game during one of these “winning times” you will instantly receive a prize.
Things to Look for in a Sweepstakes
The featured prize is the “Grand Prize” (usually only 1 but sometimes there are multiple)
Many Sweepstakes offer additional prizes (First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and so on)
Keep an eye out for multiple entries (many allow participants to enter once each day!)
While Sweepstakes are certainly more widespread, many would argue that Instant Win Games are more exciting. For example, only the Instant Win Game format allows you to feel that unmistakable rush associated with the possibility of a sweet prize on the immediate horizon. That said, let’s find out how to spot one.
Telltale Signs of an Instant Win Game
Look for a promotion that asks you to enter a code (these are often IWGs)
Promotions that allow you to interact with and/or “play” something
Most of the time the “Instant Win Game” wording is included in the title
By the way, sometimes a promotion is bold enough to combine both a Sweepstakes AND Instant Win Game. These allow you to experience the best of both worlds by providing an entry to a prize drawing, while at the same time allowing you a shot at an instant prize. This unique promotional “one – two punch” is one of the most sought after experiences in the bargain industry (and one I’ll be reporting on often!).
In conclusion, while Sweepstakes and Instant Win Games vary in style and substance, one important factor will forever link the two: they’re both boatloads of fun! So while you may not win them all (or even one a year for that matter), keep in mind it’s the journey that counts!