SweepSheet: Sweepstakes Newsletter Review

SweepSheet Has Been Helping Subscribers Win Since 1990.

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SweepSheet's Newsletter Lists Mail-In and Online Sweepstakes. Image (c) Chemistry / Photographer's Choice / Getty Images

weepSheet is a well-established and popular sweepstakes newsletter. Issues are sent out every other week, and subscribers can choose to receive their copies by mail (sent to U.S. addresses only) or online. The newsletter focuses on mail-in sweepstakes, but online sweepstakes can be found on SweepSheet.com's website.

SweepSheet has been helping subscribers find contests to enter since owner Sandy Gulliver first started it in 1990.

In 2008, Patti Osterheld took over as the newsletter's editor.

Published every two weeks, each issue includes a profile of a "sweepstakes fanatic," plenty of hints and tips, and an average of 37 new contests to enter. The newsletter focuses on sweepstakes that are open across the United States so that all subscribers can be assured of having a variety of sweeps to enter. Sweepstakes with especially high chances to win are marked to help members with limited time or postage enter more efficiently.

How SweepSheet Works:

A subscription to SweepSheet includes not only the newsletter itself, but also access to members-only areas of the website, including the Conversation Corner, where subscribers can exchange hints and advice, and Patti's Hot Flashes, which features sweepstakes that are especially exciting or have higher chances of winning.

The newsletter features mail-in sweepstakes to enter, as well as a profile of a "fanatic sweeper," recent winners, tips, and more.

You can view a sample issue to get a feeling for what you'll receive if you sign up.

The online sweepstakes listings offer several sections, including:

  • Website Sweepstakes: A typical listing of online sweepstakes by category with some nice features, such as a "new" icon for sweepstakes you have not looked at before.
     
  • Social Sweepstakes: A listing of sweepstakes being run through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
     
  • All Sweepstakes: Shows you every giveaway available.

The online sweepstakes section offers some nice features, such as the ability to sort the sweepstakes into your own custom lists.

The Conversation Corner is an online sweepstakes forum where you can make friends, ask questions, and share tips and advice that can help you win more prizes.

How Do Sweepstakes Get Listed on SweepSheet?

SweepSheet has a staff of about 10 employees who find and verify sweepstakes. Members can also submit sweepstakes for consideration. It doesn't seem that SweepSheet accepts payments from sponsors to give their giveaways extra promotion.

How to Join SweepSheet:

In order to use any of SweepSheet's features, you must become a paid subscriber. You can find the current prices here. As of August of 2016, the prices range from a single online issue at $6.00 to a two-year by-mail subscription price of $120.

If you decide to join, you can pay by credit card (Visa or Mastercard), by check, or by money order.

Should You Subscribe to SweepSheet:

As more and more sweepstakes directories turn their focus solely on online sweepstakes, SweepSheet is especially attractive to people who like to enter sweepstakes by mail. But their online listings are nothing to sneeze at, either, especially the local giveaway listings.

The editors take great pains to ensure that the sweepstakes they list are accurate, and they work hard to motivate their readers and make entering more fun. 

On the other hand, some other sweepstakes directories offer similar services without charging a subscription or membership fee.

If you're living outside of the United States, this might not be the newsletter for you. The printed version of the newsletter only ships to American addresses and the sweepstakes are mostly open only to U.S. residents.

Is SweepSheet worth the money to you? If the newsletter sounds appealing to you, you can always try signing up for a single newsletter to see if you like it before you commit to a longer subscription. 

If you're interested in other reputable sweepstakes newsletters, check out my review of Sweeping America as well.