Yesterday I told you about all the food that Nikki wins. What a nice way to help stretch her husbands income.
Winning a brand new LG French door fridge gives her more room to store those steaks and other goodies that she wins. I think I'd fall out if that was delivered to my house, all because I entered a sweepstakes. You can't win if you don't enter.
Lets get back to the interview.
TS - Do you work outside the home? Is this a hobby or do you sweep full time?
NV - On top of being a wife and a mommy, yes I enter sweepstakes full time. I average about 800-1,000 sweepstakes entered each day on top of searching for new ones. I am online entering for about 8-12 hours each day. It can be a lot at times, but my wins have been so worth it!
TS - What type of sweepstakes do you like to enter? Online, mail-in, dropbox (in stores) blogs, social media, skill contest or another type?
NV - I love to enter every type of sweep possible. My dailies (those that you are allowed to enter once per day), instagram, twitter, facebook, blogs, and I am just getting more serious about entering mail-in sweeps. The more variety that you have in what you enter, the more you will win.
Do you use your phone to enter sweeps?
Yes, every day! From texting sweeps, to call-in sweeps, to instagram ones. I'm always taking photos wherever and whatever we seem to be doing, because you never when you will need that photo for a sweep!
TS - What are your best tips for staying organized?
NV - Use Google book marks! I stay so organized by simply using this system. Creating folders labeled with my dailies and knowing to go back each day to enter them is a huge help! Time management is a huge key in being able to enter as many as I do in the amount of time that I can get them done. Be organized!
TS - Do you have a strategy?
NV - Whenever someone asks me "how do you do it" or "share your tips please", I always tell them: Consistency, determination, and organization. If a sweeps tells you that you can enter daily, well you'll bet that I enter daily to get my best chance of winning. Have an accountability partner that you can share sweeps with and help keep each other entering during those rough or dry periods (no wins).
TS - Are you the only sweeper in your family?
NS - Yes I am. Occasionally, I'll send a really good sweep that I've found to my sister or even to my parents to enter and they will, but I'm the only truly dedicated one. My dad did win a 60" TV a few months ago by entering a one-time sweep.
TS - Do you belong to a sweepers group?
NV - I actually just met a friend who has been sweeping for 30+ years and she belongs to a group in Philly. I was just invited to attend with her on October 12th for the first time, so we shall see how it goes! I'm excited!
TS - Do you go to sweepstakes conventions? If so what do you like about them?
Nikki and her BFF Rachel, look like they had a blast at the 25th Annual Sweepstakes Convention.
NV - My first sweepstakes convention was just in August at the 25th Annual Sweepstakes Convention in Orlando, Florida. I had such a great time meeting fellow sweepers from around the nation that I communicate with online, on a regular basis. It was great learning new tips and tricks during the meetings and the prizes were absolutely amazing! Two cars were even given away!
TS - How do you stay motivated in a slump? Do you enjoy reading about other peoples wins?
NV - I absolutely love reading and hearing about other's wins! they are so motivating during those slow times. The thing that keeps me the most motivated though would be my sweeper bff and personal friend Rachel. We bounce ideas, prize wins, and sweeps off of each other every day. When one is winning and the other isn't, it's motivating to "try and get a better win" or "have more dailies than the other one". Super friendly and loving competition of course!
TS - What are a few of your favorite prizes that you've won?
NV - Oh goodness. Where do I begin? :) I have won some absolutely amazing things in my almost 4 years of sweeping. I've won over 20 trips.
Get ready for a photo overload. They're too exciting not to share.
Get ready for a photo overload. They're too exciting not to share.
Nikki with her husband Ben in Hollywood meeting Kaley Cuoco from the Big Bang Theory.
Nikki and Ben enjoying another winning trip to Sonoma/Napa Valley, CA, where they got to meet and watch the TrueCar Indy Racing Team.
Ben & Nikki sitting in Mario Andretti's car while at the Sonoma Raceway.
Trip wins aren't just an occasion thing for Nikki. She seems to win on a regular basis. She's been to Orlando, FL a few times. She's also won a trip to Panama City Beach. But that's just Florida. She's also won trips to the following exciting places:
Nikki took her husband and friends with her on one of her many NYC wins. This one included a $2,000 shopping spree in July of this year. Wow, how many of us dream of buying $2,000 worth of clothing and shoes?!
Just a couple of years earlier Nikki won another trip to NYC for a Skintimate photo-shoot with a spread in a magazine.
Nikki looks like she's been modeling for years. She's quite a natural at it. How exciting to have a professional photographer do your photo-shoot.
Just last year Nikki took her mom with her on a $1,000 shopping spree to the Steve Madden store in NYC. She's nearly a NY native after winning so many trips. lol. And yes, believe it or not that is Nikki's mother, and not her sister. You can see where Nikki got her good looks.
Winning tripslead Nikki on some wonderful adventures, like this trip to Bermuda last year.
I don't know if I would ever be able to pull myself away from those turquoise waters of Bermuda. If you're Nikki, I guess you have to go home occasionally to see what mail is waiting for you with plans for your next exciting destination.
There have also been trips to the Bahamas a couple of times. She won a wonderful trip to the Atlantis Resort and had the fun experience of swimming with the dolphins. That's a trip I hope to win one day. Nikki has even won a trip to Italy!! What a hard life, lol.
You've already seen the checks she has won for $10K and $20K yesterday. Nikki likes cash. Don't we all? She's won lot's of $5K checks too. And of course there has been plenty of smaller ones like this $500 win from Corky's Pest Control a few months ago.
I tried my best to wrap Nikki's interview up in this post, but it's just not possible. She's won so many great things that you'll just have to come back again to find out more.
Oh' and I promised you a surprise, didn't I? Remember the hint was that Nikki was VERY GENEROUS! After reading these 2 segments about her, you've probably realized how sharing she is with her family and friends.
Now she wants to share her good fortune with you, by giving Cotton Pickin Cute readers the chance to win a
Lattie iMuz Q9 Android 4.2" x 9.7" XHD IPS screen quad core tablet featuring:
- Dual cameras
- 2GB RAM
- Wifi - 16GB
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 9.7 inches XHD IPS Display
- Quad Core Cortex A9 up to 1.6 Ghz
- 16 GB Flash Memory, 2 GB RAM Memory
- 1.28 pounds
Are you as excited to enter this giveaway as I am to host it? I had planned to put the entry form up on this segment but have decided that it's best to do it on a separate post since this one has so much going on already. Watch for the giveaway to go up in the next 24 hours. Until then, why not stop by and say hi to Nikki on her facebook page here. She'd love to hear from you. I'd like to read your thoughts here too so please leave me a comment. Have you had a win lately? What was it? Do you know someone who wins all the time. Share the dirt so we can all enjoy reading about them.
Hugs & Happy Sweeping Y'all...