Who does not want to win stuff online? We are all suckers for free stuff. How do you find out the best sites to check what is out there for you to win stuff online? Google search does not help much in locating all the free stuff out there for you to win. Many free stuff are also time limited. You need to enter the contest before the deadline to win most of the free stuff.

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Also, if you are running a web site or blog, you may use giveaways to attract traffic to your web sites. It is a great marketing techniques and many pro bloggers use them regularly to attract more subscribers to their blogs. If you know how to do it the right way, it is often cheaper than buying advertisement. In this post, I will discuss four popular web sites that you can use to win stuff online and use them to announce your own free giveaways and here they are:

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Online-Sweepstakes A daily updated popular sweepstakes site. You can sign up for free and browse the sweepstakes as a guest. If you sign up, you can participate in their forum, add your own sweepstakes and create a MySweeps list. All sweepstakes are classified under New Sweepstakes, Expiring Sweepstakes, and Expired Sweepstakes. So, it will be easy for you to check the new sweepstakes category if you frequently visit the site.

Prizey According to prizey, their purpose is to connect brands and products with people who matter to a company. It has a social media aspect. Product users broadcast their life experiences with products they love. In return, the companies publicize their giveaways for users to use and share their experience. It provides a rich platform to facilitate sharing among users and giveaways management by companies.

If you’re running a blog or a web site, the giveaway management tool helps you list your prizes and sweepstakes and other follow up tasks. I have not used this tool. I’m planning to use in the near future to announce some giveaways.

Tipjunkie Giveaways are only a small part of this site. It is a mom-preneur site. Besides announcing and finding giveaways, you can also use the site for submitting tips that you have found on the web or published in your blog. You can also submit tutorials with pictures that are published every Thursday. You can only list your own giveaways if you’re a women blogger and your giveaway is at least $25 in value.

Contestgirl It is a directory of hundreds of sweepstakes and contests operated by Linda. It offers both US and Canadian sweepstakes. You can list your own freebie here. Linda also offers good tips about how to enter 100s of contest everyday in a hour. She is an avid sweepstakes and giveaway participant. Here tips on entering online sweepstakes are worth reading.

I am exploring the idea of using sweepstakes and giveaways as a means of drivig traffic to websites. Though it is not entirely free, but it may have more potential than other forms of paid programming. If you can drive 500 visitors for the a sweepstakes item that costs $100, it is worth pursuing. However, I don’t know the conversion rate of this type traffic. So, I need to do more research. If you know any other website to win stuff online, please list it in the comment.

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