Meet Heather, a Sweepstakes Junkie

Meet Heather, a Sweepstakes Junkie Hearing from a sweepstakes junkie can be quite motivating!  We have not had a "Sweeper's Spotlight" post in quite some time, so I was thrilled to hear from Heather.  Sweepstaking can be a tiring hobby, so hearing from others about their winnings is key to staying with it.  The next win can always be just around the corner! Tell us a little about … [Read more...]

Moving a Piano Is Not Rocket Science

Moving a piano is an uphill task, especially when it is done without any kind of professional help, like removals in Sydney. The mere thought of moving a piano is scary, as it can not be dismantled and assembled easily while shifting. It has to be shifted with utmost are while shifting. Usually, piano, due to its bulky size and shape, stays at one corner of the home for generations. Moving a … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight – Bree from Coupons on Caffeine

Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a newly stay at home mom of 2 boys after a military career of 9 years and a full time college student, part time blogger, and toss in a little bit of everything else and you have me! How long have you been entering sweepstakes? Just started 6 months ago. How did you discover the hobby of sweepstaking? Completely by accident! I started blogging … [Read more...]

How Carly Schuna Works from Home

How Carly Schuna Works from Home Are you a rebel? If you absolutely hate abiding other people telling you what to do, when to do it, and how to get it done, then you might be best suited to working from home. For me, being a freelancer is a complete dream come true. I used to have a 9 to 5 office job that I actually enjoyed—the people were nice, the work was fun, and I didn’t feel like a … [Read more...]

How To Find Cheap Family Summer Vacations

How To Find Cheap Family Summer Vacations In today’s economy, it’s more likely that families are looking into getting summer jobs rather than trying to find summer vacation spots. However, if you plan your vacation carefully there’s no reason why you can’t find a cheap family summer vacation that won’t bankrupt you. In fact, with so many people cutting back or eliminating their vacations, it’s … [Read more...]

Sweepstakers Spotlight – Tracy from Cotton Pickin Cute

Sweepstakers Spotlight Tell us a little about yourself. Hi.  I'm Tracy from the blog Cotton Pickin Cute.  I'm a G.R.I.T.S., i.e. Girl Raised In The South.  I live in Jacksonville, FL.  I still think I'm 31 instead of 51.  I'm married to Neil and have 1 son living in N.Y.  I'm the proud Grandma of 3.  I'm mom to 3 fur babies that are still at home.  Who ever knew I would love blogging so … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight – Joann Downie from South Texas

Welcome to the Sweeper's Spotlight.  This is a weekly post that you can find every Saturday.  Hearing other sweepstakes enthusiast's stories is so much fun and very motivating!  I know it makes me want to enter, enter, enter!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tell us a little about yourself. Joann Downie  SAHM of two girls I LOVE entering contests, blogging, facebook, reading live in South Texas How … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight – Kiersten from Wisconsin

Welcome to the Sweeper's Spotlight.  This is a weekly post that you can find every Saturday.  Hearing other sweepstakes enthusiast's stories is so much fun and very motivating!  I know it makes me want to enter, enter, enter!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tell us a little about yourself. I'm Kiersten and I live in Wisconsin.  I love to cook, read, travel, and garden, but my super secret hobby is … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight – Glenda Cates from Fort Worth, Texas

Welcome to the Sweeper's Spotlight.  This is a weekly post that you can find every Saturday.  Hearing other sweepstakes enthusiast's stories is so much fun and very motivating!  I know it makes me want to enter, enter, enter!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tell us a little about yourself. Glenda Cates Fort Worth, Texas. I am married to David Cates Jr. I have one son Charles Wayne Cayes {Wiggles) My … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight – Angie from FFCM

Welcome to the Sweeper's Spotlight.  This is a weekly post that you can find every Saturday.  Hearing other sweepstakes enthusiast's stories is so much fun and very motivating!  I know it makes me want to enter, enter, enter!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a mom of 3 boys.  Married to my soulmate. I blog, craft, and enter sweeps/giveaways.  I work part-time outside … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight – Angie from Ohio

Time to hear from another sweepstakes fanatic!  In only two years of this hobby, Angie from Ohio has already won her dream prize! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Angie and I'm from Ohio. I've been with Brian for 10 years and I have a 13-year-old step daughter and an 11-year-old son. I work two jobs as a medical transcriptionist, one full time and one part time, … [Read more...]

Blog Spotlight – My Little Review Corner

Today the spotlight is on: I am sure this is someone you will want to visit and get to know! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tell us a little about you. I'm Maggie and I live in Canada (yeah Canada!). I'm married and I have three great girls! I'm interested in reading, writing and reality tv as well as finding a balance between work and family life. What is the name of your blog? My … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight – Shari from Ontario

Check out Shari's story.  She hasn't even been entering sweeps that long and she has already won some great prizes! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Shari and I am in Ontario, Canada, near Toronto.  I have 3 young boys, aged: 4, 2, and 10 months (will be 1 in March!!).  My job is a SAHM, blogger, and etsy shop owner.  I love to knit, and sew, usually while watching … [Read more...]

How AnnaLaura Brown works from home

How I work from home successfully and what to avoid to make it work for you. Working from home is full of both challenges and joys.   However, it is not as easy as people would have you think it is. For the longest time I wanted to work from home however, I didn’t know what I wanted to do and it seemed like I would get pitched all the time for business opportunities that for one reason or another … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight – Billie from Rowell Reviews

Happy New Year!!!  Let's hear from another successful sweepstaker.  Maybe it will inspire us all to try and win even more in 2011! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tell us a little about yourself. I'm Billie and I live in Iowa with my husband and his 14 year old son. I work as a slot attendant at the Isle Casino. I love entering sweepstakes, giveaways, and getting freebies, including samples. Aside from … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight – Barbara J. Leonard

Merry Christmas everyone!!! Just wait until you read about what Barbara has won!  Her story has definitely made me want to relight my sweepstaking fire for 2011! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Barbara J. Leonard. I was born and raised in San Diego County, California but now live in South Carolina. I was an elementary teacher for quite a few years but am now not … [Read more...]

Working from home: Pros and Cons

Working from Home: The Pros and Cons When I elected to work from home as a freelance writer, I had little notion of the benefits and drawbacks of such a move.  I expected that certain aspects of the situation would be very appealing, and I was right about that (I mean, who doesn’t want to be their own boss?!).  What I didn’t realize was that there would be an equal number of difficulties … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight – Kayla from The Eclectic Element

I am so excited that my good blogger friend, Kayla, decided to join us in the Sweeper's Spotlight.  Talk about a super sweet person!  I always look forward to her cheery comments and great stories! Check out her answers.  She has won some great stuff and has shared some very valuable tips! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tell us a little about yourself. Hello fellow sweepstakes enthusiasts! My name is Kayla … [Read more...]

How to make money from rebates

  Mail in Rebates are sometimes as far from the front of your brain as cleaning behind the refrigerator is! Little does the consumer know that there is a rebate for just about everything you can think of. And companies are always willing to reimburse unsatisfied customers to save their reputation. Bad publicity can be a train wreck for a product, especially if that customer is a … [Read more...]

Getting the most from coupons

Getting the most from coupons As a Sweep Tight reader, I know I don’t need to sell you on the value of coupons. You’re clearly a deal-hunter! But you may not be getting all you can from coupons. In fact, you may even sometimes spend more because of them! Following just a few tips can help you really cash in on coupons. 1.      Don’t buy what you don’t really want. The reason people sometimes … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight – Steven from Staten Island

Hello Steven...are we related?! I get so excited when I find another person as passionate about sweepstaking as I am.  So many people just don't get it.  Well, Steven has had some wonderful experiences and it's apparent that his fun, positive attitude is really paying off! If you are into sweepstaking (or just meeting awesome people), Steven is someone you should know! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tell … [Read more...]

How to Find Coupons for your Favorite Store

With the holidays fast approaching, you’re going to find that you may be on a budget.  Just because you may be tight on money, it doesn’t mean that you can’t go out, and spend your money!   If you know how to find coupons, you can easily save 10%, 20%, or even more! I wanted to give you some tips that I follow, when I’m looking to save money online.   What you’re going to find out is that when … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight – Emily from Saving with a Plan

I am so happy to have had the opportunity to get to know another sweepstaker a little bit.  I love hearing about other sweepstakes-enthusiast's experiences!  It can also help keep you motivated during a "dry spell".  Hearing about other people winning makes you remember that it does happen! Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Emily and I am a mom to 3 wonderful kids, my family and I … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Frugal Grocery Shopping

3 Tips for Frugal Grocery Shopping In this economic downturn we’re all trying to save money. Of course, we have fixed costs that we can’t lower, like rent or mortgage, car insurance, and more, but we can always turn down the thermostat or look for ways to save on one of our biggest expenses—food. It’s very easy to get used to shopping habits where you just throw anything that looks good in the … [Read more...]

Keeping Up With The Joneses

  Keeping Up With The Joneses Keeping Up With The Joneses is now available on DVD, and it’s a must see movie for anyone trying to get out of debt or for anyone that’s just trying to save money. The movie paints an ugly, but true picture of American consumerism. If you’re trying to get out of debt or save money, I highly recommend seeing Keeping Up With The Joneses because … [Read more...]

Blog Spotlight – Cloth Diapering Momma

Time for a blog spotlight!  Check out Cloth Diapering Momma.  If/when we decide to have kids, I sure know where to go for ideas! Tell us a little about you. I am a RN, a mommy to one darling little girl who is 16 mo old, and the wife to a wonderful husband.  I CD and baby wear.  I also love to write poetry! What is the name of your blog? Cloth Diapering Momma Who do you think is … [Read more...]

Blog Spotlight – The Mama Report

Let's shine the spotlight on Ali's blog today ~ The Mama Report!  She has only been blogging for one week!  Let's show her some love.  I know I am excited to learn some new recipes and score some new deals from Ali! Jen (me):  Tell us a little about you. Ali: Ali from good old Minnesota I enjoying cooking for my family and friends, reading books (especially cookbooks), spending time with … [Read more...]

Blog Spotlight – Saving Memories

Today the spotlight is on Vanessa's blog ~ Saving Memories.  I like her blog as much as I like her answers to our interview.  I really want to start scrapbooking now!  She has quite an eclectic array of interests, so there is always something fun to read about on her blog.  See for yourself!  :) Jen (me):  Tell us a little about you. Vanessa: My name is Vanessa, I am a mom to one teenager … [Read more...]

Blog Spotlight – My Little Anchors

Today the spotlight is on Bonnie's blog ~ My Little Anchors.  Check out our interview below and see why she is a great blogger to get to know! Jen (me):  Tell us a little about you. Bonnie: My name is Bonnie.  I have 2 DD.  One will be 3 in about a month, and the other is just 6 months!  I also have 2 fur babies Punkie and Beans.  My hubby is in the Navy and has been for 10 years now.  I … [Read more...]

Blog Spotlight – Shhhhh! Just between u & me

Today I had the pleasure of getting to know a new blogger. I can't wait to get over there and check out some yoga poses. I started running again, so I could really use them! Jen (me):  Tell us a little about you. Tiffany: My name is Tiffany, I'm a 29 year old mother of 3 beautiful children from Detroit MI. I'm a Student of University of Phoenix and a SAHM who just might lose her mind for … [Read more...]

Blog Spotlight ~ Macaroni Kid

If you are looking for fun activities to do with your kids, check out Macaroni Kid. Since we are both named Jennifer, I will call myself Sweep Tight Jen. Sweep Tight Jen:  Tell us a little about you. Jennifer: Hi!  My name is Jennifer and I live in New Jersey. I have 2 wonderful boys.  I am a publisher for Macaroni Kid, Westfield NJ and I also am starting another business related to … [Read more...]

Blog Spotlight Saveatunities

I am very excited to post the first Blog Spotlight - Saveatunities! Jennie:  Tell us a little about you. Melissa:  Melissa Gregg "Jersey Shore" Everything interests me, I can't keep up with my interests. I have three beautiful babies. Boy...Girl...Boy. 11,7,1 J:  What made you start a blog? M:  Hhhuummm...what made me start a blog ? I have no idea...I guess my love of everything and … [Read more...]

Blog Spotlight

I recently posted that I would like to start a Sweeper's Spotlight.  Well, I would also like to include a Blog Spotlight, as well. If you would like your blog to be featured, please fill out this form. It's a great way to get your name out there and tell us all about you and your blog! CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE FORM! … [Read more...]

Sweeper’s Spotlight Saturdays

Do you enter sweepstakes? If so, I would love to include you in my new weekly post - Sweeper's Spotlight Saturday.  Every week I would like to post about a different sweepstaker.  It will be a way for us to get to know each other and learn some new winning tips! I have compiled a list of questions and if you are interested in participating, CLICK HERE to fill out the form. Your answers are … [Read more...]

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