I get this question asked a lot. I think the answer has to be, when there are fewer people entering them. I have been met with quizzical looks when I say this. Almost as though I should have a crystal ball in front of me. Let’s think about it for a moment, it is logical that the best time of the year to enter contests is when people are busy doing other things. This would be around Christmas and in the summer. These are boon times for the hardcore competition enthusiast.
During the season from Thanksgiving to Christmas merchants are throwing everything they have at their customers to get them to spend, spend, spend. I am sure this comes as no surprise to you.
This is also a time when they have a lot of competitions available as well.
Traditionally the companies receive fewer entries however. People are too busy during the festival season to enter. Joe and Jane Public are buying gifts, attending holiday parties, visiting family and going to their child’s Christmas play. Whew, they are on over-drive and sometimes entering sweepstakes takes a back seat.
This is of course good for you. Fewer entries means a higher chance of winning. Especially if it is a short entry period.
The end of the year isn’t the only time when the number of entries is less. School vacation time is also an excellent time to enter as people are away on vacation or busy trying to entertain the kids. You will get companies offering 4th of July prizes, barbecues and outdoor eating themes. This is quite a long season and offers an excellent chance for you to win.