Monday, March 29, 2010


So, those of you that don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook may be thinking, PrizeCore, where have you gone?

Well, dear readers, I'm right here and everything is okay, I promise.

The thing is, I'm doing some hard-hitting research into the topic of giveaways, contests, and sweepstakes.  I'm finding what works and what seems like a big waste of time. 

For instance, I have found that taking the time to tweak a good form filler like RoboForm really helps.  It's more powerful than any other Firefox add-on I've found and if you're a single user on a PC, you can even teach it to prefill all the fields on a page.  All you have to do is submit (but make sure you uncheck any ugly subscription buttons...I accidentally subscribed to a grocery store rack-type magazine because I was unwisely entering contests one morning sans-coffee.)

Another thing I've found, that adds to my much-professed belief of "letting it come to you", is that Twitter is awesome for finding good contests and deals.  If you have enough time to put into it, that is.  I've found Twitter to be hard to keep up with, even with the various assortment of ways you can post to Twitter.  One thing that has vexed me is how to keep up with all the daily retweets for giveaways and such.  If I forget, I'm just letting entries and opportunity slip away.  If I'm on my game, I'm keeping what...a spreadsheet or some Twitter-verboten daily retweeting GreaseMonkey script?

What I'm trying to find for you, dear reader, is a happy medium.  Between an OCD fit and a casual hobby, you can find a way to have fun, meet cool people, and cool stuff.

Something else that helps is to make use of your bookmark toolbar.  It works about the same in Firefox, which I use, and IE.  I'm not sure about other browsers, but I'm sure it's not that much different.  What I do is dump my daily entries for sweepstakes, giveaways, and contests into a folder.  Then I open them all up and churn through them.  It takes about a half hour if I hit a good rhythm and have the right music on.  If you have a slower computer, though, it may really take a toll.  I'm doing this on a desktop, but I'm sure a decent laptop would handle opening 40 tabs at once, right?

I may expound on that last topic, so stay tuned.  Because I'm here for you!  ZOW!


Anyway, that's what I've been doing.  Follow me on Twitter and Facebook, and make sure to follow me on the Google Friend Connect, because that big ol' box looks empty.  I'll be sure to keep the cool giveaways coming your way through all sorts of the social-type media outlets!


  1. You've got one more Google Friend Connect in me! Great post, btw! I'm always amazed at technology you find behind the sweepstakes stage.

  2. Hi!

    My name is Kelly Stocks, I work for, a word-of-mouth marketing company that provides free samples to users in exchange for their online opinions.

    We are currently partnering with Durex. They are giving away a 5 day trip for two to stay at the One&Only Resort in Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico. All you have to do to enter is 'Like' them on Facebook (, and click on the 'Wegasm' tab. You can enter every day to win either the trip OR a bundle of Durex products worth $38.

    I just thought that your readers might like to know about this promotion - it's a great prize!!

    For more information on the sweepstakes, visit

    Happy savings!

    Kelly Stocks

    P.S. - This is open for U.S. residents 21+ until December 15, 2010.