5 Good Reasons to Join a Sweepstakes Club

How Joining Sweepstakes Clubs Helps You Win More Prizes

If you are feeling down about your chances of winning, you might want to think about joining a sweepstakes club. Sweepstakes clubs are made up of fellow sweepers who get together on a regular basis to help each other win more giveaways. 

Entering sweepstakes can be a lonely pastime, especially if you don't have family or friends who are caught up in the craze. When you enter by yourself, without any encouragement or feedback, it is easy to get discouraged.

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 Sweepstakes Club Offers Motivation and Encouragement

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Sweepstakes clubs can help keep you motivated and make sweepstakes more fun. 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. Join a sweepstakes club to find support from people who understand both the fun and the challenges of entering sweepstakes.

Club members swap 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.

Sweepstakes Club Members Share News about Local Sweepstakes

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Sweepstakes Clubs Could Help You Find Sweepstakes You've Missed. DrGrounds / Getty Images

Local sweepstakes have the best odds of winning because the number of entries they receive is lower than with sweepstakes that are advertised nation-wide. However, hearing about local giveaways in time to enter can be difficult.

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

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

Swap Official Entry Blanks to Make Entering Easier

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Swap Official Entry Forms to Get More Chances to Win. Kirby Hamilton / Getty Images

To enter local sweepstakes, you often need to use an official entry blank (OEB) that is only available at the sponsor's place of business. If you don't visit in person, you won't be able to enter.

Sweepstakes club members help each other out by picking up extra OEBs and bringing them to meetings to share.

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

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Sweepstakes Club Members Give Each Other a Helping Hand. ONOKY - Fabrice LEROUGE / Getty Images

Are you entering sweepstakes as efficiently as possible? 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.

Sweepstakes Clubs Offer Their Own Giveaways and Exchanges

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Sweepstakes Club Members Support Each Other So That Everyone Wins More. Flashpop / Getty Images

If you get a bunch of people together who love to win things, the chances are good that they'll start giving prizes away. So joining a club can give you even more chances to win.

Some clubs use membership fees to pitch in for door prizes, while others run 50/50 raffles or 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 prize they like more. A prize that disappointed a fellow member could be exactly what you wanted to win!

Ready to Get Started?

Sweepstakes clubs are 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!