I’ve been entering contests for many years. As a matter of fact my blog’s name came about because of it. I was entering contests one day when I came across my first mommy blogs. Having an infant myself I thought this was neat, an online diary of sorts talking about different topics. I was looking for contests and found a future. Serendipity! I recently was asked to try a premium software that is meant to help the process of entering contests and its called Sweepstakes Ninja. This is a monthly paid service.
Basically they pick out some of the most popular contests and with the click of the button the software enters for you. This is not considered a robot because you are physically pressing the button, so it won’t violate entry rules. There is room to add your own contests that you find too. The software is smart enough to know based on user input, that some contests will alert you to bad practices, such as signing you up for subscriptions both digital and physical even after you have said no. That is a nice feature.
For me personally, because I am not taking the time to enter easier to win giveaways (blogs are easy, twitter parties even easier!) I pretty much only saved time in entering contests. It is a huge time saver but unless you are winning at least one thing a month, its not worth it for me. I do not sweep full time either and that might help someone, to save time. But for me it didn’t help me win any more than entering manually. Do I think this product is useful? It is for some. I am a member of a couple very popular sweepstakes list sites and they are both free, with a fee if you want access to higher winning odds or “special” sweeps. This software has a lot of the same contests listed that is on the sites, and the easy button to enter saves time. This is software that is meant for people who do sweepstakes full time I think.
I am more apt to pay a reasonable yearly fee of around $30 than to pay $30 a month, which is very high for someone on a fixed budget. They do offer forums and resources to help you try to win more if you are new to sweeping so that is helpful.
Bottom Line: This software will work for anyone willing to pay a buck a day to save hours entering contests. So yes, this is useful software. Didn’t help me win any more than my usual methods but it did save me time!