Choose which sweepstakes to enter. Not all sweepstakes are created equal. For one thing, if you have to buy something to have a chance to win, don't enter. If you have to complete some sort of program (which usually entails buying things) to enter—–those annoying pop-ups for free iPods come to mind—–don't enter (unless it's realistic to complete and free); remember that a lot of these opportunities are about gathering personal information to bug you with advertising down the track. There are plenty of chances to win without jumping through hoops or wasting your money. Beyond that, your decision to enter should be based on your own preferences. Here are a few things to consider.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase of any kind will not increase your chances of winning. See Official Rules for alternate method of entry. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years old and older. Promotion begins 8/1/19. Enter sweepstakes by 10/31/19 at 11:59pm ET. Enter Instant Win Game by 12/1/19 at 11:59pm ET. Void where prohibited.
Enter the All Kinds of ThanksWinning Giveaway by November 18, 2019, for your chance to win a daily prize of a $20 Reward Card redeemable for a Butterball turkey. Other prize winners could receive a home theater makeover prize package valued at $15,000, an ultimate host package valued at $7,500, or a tailgate party package valued at $5,000. Winners of the Grand Prize, First Prize, or Second Prize may elect to take cash in lieu of the curated prize packages. Check out the details and enter today for your chance to win!
Will your privacy be protected? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is almost certainly "no". Ask yourself: is a lifetime of junk mail, spam, or even sales calls worth the small chance of winning the prize? Probably not. Different sweepstakes offer different degrees of privacy, and they should disclose what they will do with your personal information. Read the fine print, and if you're not comfortable with their use of your information, don't enter. Keep in mind that even companies who claim to respect your privacy will probably sell it anyway; this type of fraud, though illegal, is very common and very difficult to enforce against. This is an especially pervasive problem with online sweepstakes, as they'll often sell your email address to spammers who will bombard you with unwanted emails. That said, keep in mind that you can't really expect something for nothing, and sometimes you may decide that giving away some information is worth the chance of winning the prize.
NOTE: Guess the flavor of the 2019 OREO Mystery cookie. If you provide a correct answer, you will receive 1 sweepstakes entry. Either purchase a package of the OREO Mystery product and taste the cookie or view Sponsor’s Sweepstakes advertisement(s) that contain a clue as to the flavor of the cookie. The Oreo Mystery Flavor 2019 Sweepstakes will award one Grand Prize Winner $50,000 cash in the form of a check. MAIL-IN ENTRY: To receive your sweepstakes entry without making a purchase or providing a correct guess, hand print, on a 3" x 5" piece of paper, your name, street address, city, state, zip, daytime phone number, email address, date-of-birth, and a guess as to the flavor of the 2019 Mystery OREO cookie and mail it in a #10 stamped envelope with proper postage affixed to: OREO Mystery Flavor 2019 – Entry, P.O. Box 5224, Department: 840041, Kalamazoo MI 49003-5224. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by November 11, 2019 and received by November 18, 2019. You will receive 1 into the sweepstakes whether your guess is correct or not for each properly submitted and received mail-in entry.