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Online sweepstakes have become a huge trend all around the world. Not
only do sweepstakes offer excitement and fun, but great chances to win
big prizes. But, as with any other hobby or passion, entrants should be
able to talk the talk to be truly part of the online sweepstakes
experience.

There are some must-know terms entrants should be familiar with when
entering online sweepstakes. Important terms relating to entries are: 1/H
which means one entry per household and 1/H/...


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Online sweepstakes have become a huge trend all around the world. Not
only do sweepstakes offer excitement and fun, but great chances to win
big prizes. But, as with any other hobby or passion, entrants should be
able to talk the talk to be truly part of the online sweepstakes
experience.

There are some must-know terms entrants should be familiar with when
entering online sweepstakes. Important terms relating to entries are: 1/H
which means one entry per household and 1/H/D is one entry per household
per day, 1/H/W means one entry per household per week, 1/H/M means one
entry per month and 1/H/Q means one entry per quarter or every three
months. 1/P is short for one entry per person. And, as explained above,
/D, /W, /M and /Q can be added as time constraints. Another time related
sweepstakes term is bi-weekly, which means entrants can enter once every
two weeks.

Addy or addie refers to the entrant’s address. Four common used terms are
NAZ, NAZDT, NAZH and NAZT. N means the entrant’s name and surname, A
means the entrant’s address and Z stands for the entrant’s zip code. The
additional DT is short for day telephone, H means home telephone and T
means telephone number.

With regards to the contest or online sweepstakes itself, the following
terms might be helpful. SD means start date, the official start date of
the sweepstakes of contest. Online entry means the method of entering
using the internet. WL stands for the winners list and DD for the drawing
date, which is the last date of acceptance of entries for online
sweepstakes. E/F/A means employees, families and agencies, referring to
the eligibility of entrants.
Other commonly used terms in online sweepstakes are WSL and DOB. WSL
means while stocks last and DOB is short for date of birth. Another
popular term is J/A which stands for judging agency. Most big
competitions use judging agencies to regulate their sweepstakes. P/C
means prices must be claimed by the given date. If winners do not claim
their prizes in a certain period of time, they forfeit their prizes.

When entering online sweepstakes regularly, entrants will soon become
familiar with all the terminology regarding sweepstakes. There are many
glossaries and websites available where prospective entrants can read
more about online sweepstakes and the related terms. It is always a good
idea for entrants to ensure they are familiar with the rules and
regulations, the terminology and all the other details of contests or
online sweepstakes before they enter.

When entrants are familiar with the online sweepstakes terminology, they
can enter as many sweepstakes as they can – and of course stand a big
chance to win great prizes!

				
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