By Erin Huffstetler | 01/28/2015 | 19 Comments
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Do you answer the surveys at the bottoms of receipts? I have on occasion, but this year I’m making a concerted effort to answer them every time I get one. I want to see if I can win one of the sweepstakes attached to them. I’ve always enjoyed entering sweepstakes in my spare time, and I’m just betting that the odds of winning one of these is better than your typical sweepstakes. I can’t imagine many people enter them.
Dollar Tree gives away $1,000 daily, plus $1,500 in weekly instant win prizes. Kroger gives away 100 $100 gift cards and one $5,000 gift card each month (plus they give you 50 bonus fuel points when you complete the survey). That’s quite a bit of money, and I certainly wouldn’t mind adding it to my bank account.
I started my experiment at the beginning of the month, and I’ve already had one small success. I spotted a survey sticker on a package of strawberries that we bought, and jumped online to answer the survey. When they asked how they had tasted, I reported that they hadn’t been very sweet. Then, I proceeded with the rest of the survey, and earned my sweepstakes entry. Much to my surprise I received an email of apology from the company within the hour, along with an offer to refund me for the berries. I wrote back, thanked them for their response, and told them that I had paid $1.99 for the berries. Well, I just received a letter from the company yesterday, and when I opened it, I found a hand-written card, saying they hoped I’d give them another try and a crisp $5 bill! Talk about great customer service.
I’m going to keep plugging away at those receipt surveys to see if I can win something. It doesn’t take much time, and it sure is fun to dream about the possibilities. I’ll let you know if I have any wins.
Do you enter receipt surveys? Have you ever won one of the sweepstakes? I’d love to hear from you.