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Friday, June 18. 2010
A few weeks after posting the State Fair Dream Home promotion, I started getting comments from people asking how to enter their codes. I came to the conclusion that these people did not have Flash installed on their computers, and couldn't see the Flash-based web site for online code entry.
I just noticed another large round of complaints from commenters who couldn't enter their codes online, and decided to investigate again. The promotion requires you to register for an account before you can enter codes towards the promotion. I just tried registering for an account, and got all sorts of error messages.
I believe this promotion is suffering from technical difficulties and I've temporarily removed the post about this promotion from the web site. When I am able to register, log in, and enter a code myself, I'll restore the post. In the meantime, I don't want to tease anyone with details about a promotion with a really, tremendously good prize, but that isn't working.
Please keep in mind that SnailSweeps.com just reports on sweepstakes news. I have nothing to do with the administration or technical details behind these promotions.
Saturday, May 30. 2009
Unfortunately, I think this hobby of ours is on the way out. As the Washington Post and other outlets have reported, postal mail seems to have recently suffered a steep dropoff in volume. I didn't even get any mail last Thursday! I know the mailman stopped by as he picked up my outgoing mail, but he didn't even leave any junk mail for me. The culprits are suspected to be the recent postage hike, and the economy in general.
I'm done with my promise to post a daily snail sweep. One, if this is the direction snail mail is taking, I might start having even more trouble than I've had in the past finding snail mail sweepstakes. More and more sweepstakes have been permitting online-entry-only in the past several years, and I'm sure that trend will increase. And two, I think the pressure of trying to post daily contributed to my avoiding this site for the last several weeks. Working 60 hour weeks doesn't help either.
Tuesday, April 7. 2009
This weekend, I'm going to be doing some housecleaning here at the site. I am starting to get nastygrams from folks about sweepstakes listed at this web site that have expired. This is what I'm thinking of doing:
1. Deleting all posts for sweepstakes that have expired more than 3 months ago
2. Adding the word "Expired" into the title of posts that are no longer accepting entries, but aren't 3 months past their expiration yet
This way, it should be clear to everyone coming to the web site which sweepstakes are open and taking entries, and which have ended and you shouldn't waste your stamp money on.
I think I have a snail sweep you all should like, but I need to wait until I get home tonight to post it. Talk to you later!
Tuesday, March 3. 2009
Saturday, February 28. 2009