Sweepstakes are different than contests. Contests require some skill and time, but with sweepstakes, you simply enter; it’s all about luck. Interested in becoming a sweeper? Here are some secrets to success: Don’t pay money to enter a sweepstakes or contest. Know where to find sweepstakes and contests to enter. Some sites worth checking out: SweepstakesToday, LuckyContests and the Contests page on About.com. Enter often. That’s how you win. It’s a numbers game. You will lose more often than you win, of course, but enter enough sweepstakes and contests and odds are you’re going to win something eventually. If you’re really dedicated, you might want to consider using Roboform, software that fills out contest and sweepstakes forms for you. Many sweepers swear by this, but there is a price ($9.95 for a year’s subscription, or a one-time fee of $30 to $40, depending on your type of computer) and some contests and sweepstakes don’t allow have rules against software filling out forms. Enter for prizes you actually want to win. Otherwise, what’s the point? Good luck! For the full story on entering sweepstakes, with more tips and links to the above sites, visit Living on the Cheap.