Sweepstakes Advantage Review
Finding the right free online contests to enter can sometimes be a tricky business. This is not because entering such contests is difficult. Instead, it is due to the overwhelming number of free sweepstakes available and the tough job of choosing which ones to enter.
Thankfully, many sites exist that simplify this process by listing all available contests in a central place. This makes browsing them and choosing which ones to participate in much more straightforward.
In this SweepsAdvantage.com review, we will look at a site that does just this. We will see how it operates and how you can use it to get your hands on endless free entries.
How Does SweepsAdvantage.com Work?
Simply put, Sweeps Advantage acts as your personal assistant when it comes to finding free online draws and sweepstakes. The site searches the Internet for all the latest draws and then compiles them all in a central location.
It is possible to browse the site and enter any of the contests without registering an account. However, if you want to use any of the other features of the site, you will need to register an account.
There are two different account options: free and Plus. The free account allows you access to a limited selection of draws and a limited number of features. The Plus account, however, gives you full access to all draws and features.
As you may expect, the Plus membership option comes at a price. An annual subscription will cost you $40. If you choose not to pay annually, you can get the Plus membership for $25 for six months, $15 for three months, or $5 per month.
Regardless of which membership option you select, if any, entering the contests listed on the site is incredibly simple. Simply click on the title of the draw that you are interested in participating in.
Doing this will direct you to the main website of the organiser that is running the sweepstake. From here, you will need to follow the onscreen prompt, which differ from draw to draw.
Is SweepsAdvantage.com Legit or a Scam?
We could not find any complaints from the site’s current or previous user base. This is generally a good sign, as it means that the site hasn’t done anything to anger anyone to the point of posting about it online.
This, and because the site is more of a forum for all draws and not actually involved in any of the draws, means that your level of risk incurred by registering is almost non-existent.
The site is relatively easy to use once you have gotten over the number of ads you will need to view. From banner ads that pop up from the bottom of your screen to the ads at the top, side, and bottom of each page, you may soon get annoyed with seeing ads.
The only way to get around this annoyance is to register for a Plus membership. Doing this will cost you $40 but will at least allow you to navigate the site without all these irritating ads.
All navigation on the site is done via a horizontal menu bar that is located at the top of the screen. This menu allows you to navigate anywhere you would want to go on the site and works really well.
The design of the site is also nothing terrible. The only thing that we may complain about regarding the design is that the website looks slightly untidy.
We cannot put our finger on whether this is because of the lack of images on each post or simply because of the way the text is placed. Either way, it wouldn’t be too hard to make the site more aesthetic.
Luckily, the site works well on mobile devices. The only problem with the mobile version of the site is that the ads become even more overbearing on a smaller screen.
Instead, the site simply compiles sweepstakes and free draws and gives you the chance to browse and enter them easily.
There are, however, a staggering number of great draws available. These include prizes that include everything from cash to cars.
There are a number of great extra features offered. Sadly, some of these are restricted for users who have a Plus membership. The additional extras available include:
- My Sweepstakes Category: This great feature allows you to add specific draws to your very own category. This makes it easier for you to find repeating draws that you are interested in and see what you have already entered. For Plus members, you can also add private notes to each draw, see which draws have expired, and create multiple custom categories.
- SweepsPop: This is an interesting addition that we think all free lotto sites that feature multiple draws should have. This feature saves your necessary information and makes it quicker and easier to enter draws.
- SweepsCheck: This allows you to keep track of all the draws that you have entered. It places all the draws that you are participating in in a central place.
- Member Only Forum: If you like talking to other players, being a Plus member will give you access to an exclusive forum. You can use this forum to compare notes with other players or find out which draws others have entered that you may want to as well.
- Additional Information: Below each draw title and description is an excellent list of pertinent information about the draw. This includes any restrictions that apply to who can enter the draw, the closing date of the sweep, how many entries you are allowed, and how popular the listing is.
The site only has two payment methods available. These are Visa/MasterCard and PayPal.
The only time you will ever need to use these payment methods is if you decide to register for a Plus membership. At no other time will you be required to make any form of payment. This is a given considering all the draws on the site are free.
There are no withdrawal options available.
How to Claim Your Winnings
Considering that each contest listed on the site is run by a different operator, there is no set method to claim your prize.
Instead, each contest has its own claims process that you will need to follow if you are a winner. This process can usually be found in the rules relating to the contest.
Thankfully, the site provides a direct link to the rules of each contest. This link can be found in the description of each contest.
Because of this, it is always best to read through these rules before entering a contest. That way, if you are a winner, you will already know what the claims process entails.
The site hosts a relatively decent FAQ section. Here, you will find answers to most of the questions that you may have.
If you cannot find an answer to your question, the site also has a help centre. There are not many answers listed in this help centre. However, it is possible to submit a support ticket to receive help directly.
When submitting a new support ticket, you will need to provide your name, email address, and your question. There is no time stated in which the site will respond to your query.
Aside from these two options, there are no other ways to contact the site.
There are no welcome bonuses or promotions offered by the site.
Rules and Regulations
There are no explicit rules stated regarding who can use the site or register a Plus membership account. In fact, even the terms and conditions fail to mention a single rule concerning this.
We find this strange because most sites impose some form of age restriction on players. However, considering this site merely acts as a forum to direct you to the best free draws, it is not a concern that there is none.
SweepsAdvantage.com Review Conclusion
SweepsAdvantage.com does an excellent job of compiling a list of all the best free online draws and contests. The main advantage of this is that you don’t have to spend time looking for them.
However, the site has gone beyond just listing these sweepstakes by adding a few great features as well. This should mean that we love this site completely. Right?
We would like to say so. But we have one small problem: the Plus membership option.
We understand that certain features of the site should be restricted to members on this option. Even the fact that the forum is only accessible to these members is fine by us.
The problem we have is that specific draws are not shown unless you are a Plus member. This annoys us because the draws are, in any case, free to enter. Therefore, they should be offered to everyone equally.
It may just be our opinion, but we don’t think that the site should be charging for access to draws that others could find themselves if they used the right syntax in Google. Or if they use other similar sites that are 100% free to use.
That being said, and aside from the endless ads, this is still a decent site that is worth taking a look at if you’re OK with those things.