What’s Happening Around the Net: Contests

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There have been a few contests happening around the web lately, so I figured I would share.


To start, Starwood Preferred Guest has a spin-the-wheel type of giveaway going on.where you could win a trip to Vegas, free nights at their hotels, or SPG points. You get two spins a day and the contest is going until 2/7/14. If you do not have an SPG account you can make one for free here. If you plan on manufactured spending, then it is likely you will have an SPG American Express card at some time in the future, so you might as well make an account now. SPG points are worth about 1.5 cents per point, so they are very nice to have! The contest page can be found here.


Plink is a great way to gain extra money when you are MSing. For example, if you have a Chase Ink Bold or Plus, you get 5% Ultimate Rewards back at office supply stores. Plink offers you 300 Plink points per $60 transaction (500 Plink points = a $5 gift card). That includes the purchase of gift cards. So, you could go to Staples and buy $200 Visa gift cards and get 5% UR points back and 300 Plink points per transaction at Staples. Right now, Plink is having a $500 Amazon gift card (+ more prizes) giveaway and you also get 300 Plink points just for joining, so there is no better time to join Plink than right now! You can join Plink here and you can enter the contest here. Disclaimer: I do get a referral bonus when you sign up for Plink. Thank you for your support!


The last contest I have seem that actually looks interesting is Listia. I have just been getting into Listia lately, but it has been pretty fun. Basically you buy and get free stuff. You “sell” items, which could be a code for a Pepsi promotion, a tshirt, or anything you want to sell. People then bid for your item with credits and the highest credit bid wins. You can then use those credits to bid on other things. Right now Listia has some raffles going on where you can win 250,000 and 300,000 credits. You need at least 1 credit on your account to enter, but you can sign up here and get a free 250 credits when you sign up. Then you can go here to enter the raffle. Disclaimer: I do get a referral bonus when you sign up for Plink. Thank you for your support!

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