5 Compelling Reasons to Join a Sweepstakes Club

How Joining Sweepstakes Clubs Helps You Win More Prizes

Entering sweepstakes can be a lonely pastime, especially since it takes a good win before friends and family members get caught up in the craze. When you are entering by yourself, without any encouragement or feedback, it is easy to get discouraged.

If you are feeling down about your chances of winning, you might want to think about joining a sweepstakes club. Clubs are groups of fellow sweepers who get together on a regular basis to help each other win more contests and sweepstakes. Here are five of the top reasons why joining a sweepstakes club can improve your chances of winning and help you enjoy sweeping even more:

A Good Club Offers Motivation and Encouragement

Group of people chatting at a sweepstakes club.
Image (c) Jon Feingersh / Blend Images / Getty Images. Licensed to About.com.

Other sweepstakes fans are a great source of motivation when you are feeling down about winning. Club members share stories about their recent wins, congratulate you when you receive a prize, and help each other get through dry spells when winnings are scarce.

Although forums and social media sites like the About Sweepstakes Facebook page can give you some much-needed solidarity, sitting down with a group of like-minded people in person is a lot of fun, too.

Club Members Share News about Local Sweepstakes

Three women looking at digital tablet in park outdoors
DrGrounds / Getty Images

Local sweepstakes have some of the best odds of winning because the number of entries they receive is usually much lower than those of sweepstakes which are advertised across the nation. However, hearing about local giveaways in time to enter can be difficult.

There are many effective ways to find local sweepstakes, but no one can look everywhere at once. More people keeping a lookout improves your chances of finding sweepstakes you're more likely to win.

Sweepstakes club members pool their knowledge to help locate great local sweeps before their entry periods expire.

Swap Official Entry Blanks to Make Entering Easier

Entry form
Kirby Hamilton / Getty Images

To enter many local sweepstakes, you need to send your entry information on an official entry blank (OEB) which is only available at the sponsor's place of business. If you don't visit the location that is offering the sweepstakes, you won't be able to enter.

However, sweepstakes club members will pick up extra entry forms and bring them to meetings so that their fellow members can fill them out. This helps you enter sweepstakes that you would never know about otherwise, and it saves everyone time visiting locations around town.

Club Members Trade Contest Tips, Hints, and Strategies

Close-up of connecting hands
ONOKY - Fabrice LEROUGE / Getty Images

Is there anything about your sweeping strategy that could be improved? Are you making mistakes that are preventing you from winning? Do you ever wonder if there's more that you can do to win more often, or to attract bigger prizes?

Talking to other experienced sweepers can help you find out. Learn tips from organizational strategies to new ways to avoid disqualification and win more regularly at every meeting.

Sweepstakes Clubs Offer Giveaways and Exchanges

Group portrait of people looking surprised
Flashpop / Getty Images

Any get-together that features people who love sweepstakes is likely to have its own giveaways. Some clubs use membership fees to pitch in for door prizes, while others will ask each member to bring something small, like envelopes or stamps for mail-in sweepstakes, and pool all the supplies together for a big giveaway.

Another way that you could win at your sweepstakes club winners is through a prize swap. Members bring prizes they won but don't want to swap for a more suitable prize or to give away in a drawing. A prize that disappointed a fellow member could be exactly what you wanted to win!

Ready to Get Started?

 Sweepstakes clubs can be a great way to meet like-minded people, win prizes together, and have fun. If you are ready to join up, ContestQueen.com has a list of active sweepstakes clubs.

If you can't find a sweepstakes club in your area, you could always found your own. Pick a time and place to meet, advertise on sweepstakes forums and local classifieds, and start meeting friends who share your hobby.

Winning sweepstakes doesn't have to be a lonely hobby!