I’m sure you have seen all the tv shows about people who spend a good amount of their time finding, clipping, saving and planning the perfect trip to the grocery to save sometimes incredible amounts through extreme couponing (how do these people not end up on the hoarding shows years later?). There is a new breed developing however and these people are getting all the great deals but without spending anything but time.
Welcome the Extreme Sweeper!
An extreme sweeper is one who spends countless hours entering every and any corporate sweepstakes. With the popularity of social media these sweepstakes are becoming more and more popular. Sweepers are replying, sharing, liking, retweeting, hashtaging anything they can for their chance to win just about anything – most cases the prizes are small, but a wins a win right?
But how lucky can a person get dedicating enough time to this trade to become referred to as a sweeper? Maybe a free hamburger from McDonalds or cup of coffee from Dunkin’ Dounts, but that’s only if you are really lucky right?
Well for one women on twitter it has won her back-to-back, all-expenses paid trips to the NCAA Final Four! That’s right after Wheat Thins picked up the tab last year, Burger King just announced @letsgolakers086 is heading to basketball tournament as the winner of their “Watch like a King” sweepstakes. And this prize pack is no joke – first class airline tickets, four nights in a hotel, all transportation, tickets to both semifinals games as well as the championship game and a mere $1600 to spend while there!
While it is hard to believe one person could be so lucky to not only win one of these corporate sweepstakes but two – her lucky has to have ran out right? Well this isn’t just the second time @letsgolakers086 has been randomly selected to win something. You can see on her Twitter she has also been selected as a winner by Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s SoCal, Applebee’s, GrubHub, El Pollo Loco, Green Mtn Coffee, Air New Zealand USA, 7 For All Mankind, NEST Fragrances, and EVOL Foods to name a few.
So are you ready to try your luck? Good news is this has becomes so popular that there are websites and seminars that have actually been set up to help teach potential sweepers the fundamentals as well as a little about odds. Waste of time or potential for some great free stuff? Either way remember you have to enter to win.
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