Sweepstakes Can Get You Coupons

Entering online sweepstakes may sometimes seem like a waste of time, particularly in those that run for days or even months and only select one grand prize winner.  But sometimes your entry can get you some interesting coupons as well.

Banana Republic and Virgin America have partnered in a promotion called “Land the Look,” and, by entering the sweepstakes, you not only try your luck in getting a round trip Virgin America flight, a hotel stay, and Banana Republic gift cards, but you also get two coupons delivered into your inbox.  The first is a 20% off coupon for any full-priced item at Banana Republic stores, and the second, which can be quite valuable depending on where you fly, is a coupon for 10% off your next Virgin America ticket (promo code 54054109).  Both coupons are valid only until the end of this month (March 31, 2010) and the latter applies to trips taken until June 9, 2010 (with blackout dates between May 28 and 31, 2010).

Other sweepstakes frequently come with deals as well.  Entries to contests tied to magazines often give access to discounted subscription rates, which could be interesting if for a magazine you usually read or to which you already subscribe anyway, and sweepstakes run by manufacturers sometimes have a coupon as their final landing page.

If you are looking for coupons, searching online for codes is a first step.  But entering related sweepstakes could be a useful second.  And you never know – your resourceful entry could turn out to be lucky one too!


One Response

  1. But keep in mind that these sweepstakes can be a form of information mining by the merchants. In return for good deals, you are giving up a little bit of privacy. That said, be selective about what sweeptakes you enter and keep an eye on your credit report to make sure the information you shared has not been used against you.

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