Who Wins Sweepstakes for New Home Décor?
2021 Google results show that over 40,000 people search online for “sweepstakes” each month, proof positive that it’s top of mind.
And every year, an estimated 55 million Americans enter some kind of sweepstakes. ( ~ Google)
At Ballard The Sweepstakes Are Worth It!
117,594 people played to win in the 2020 Ballard sweeps.
- There were 30 secondary furniture and décor product prizes awarded
- The grand prize was $10K Ballard Bucks & a Trip for two to Atlanta to tour Designer Suzanne Kasler’s own home and the Ballard Flagship Store
And you may be thinking, this all sounds too good to be true . . .
Does Anybody Really Win a Sweepstakes Like This?
It seems Paula and Justin P., at home one day in Seneca, PA, thought the same thing. In fact, Paula was so skeptical, she didn’t even believe the email was real telling her they had won the 2020 Big Ballard Bucks Sweepstakes!
Top 3 Questions People Ask About Sweepstakes
- Do Sweepstakes really work-
- Is there really a winner of the Big Prize-
- How do I enter?
Of course, for Ballard’s furniture and room decor makeover Sweepstakes, the answers to those questions are always Yes, Yes, and HERE!
So, Do Sweepstakes Truly Work?
- Interestingly, sweepstakes as a game has been played since as far back as, at least, the 15th century in Europe.
- It wasn’t exactly then the same as what we think of now – entering your name and hoping to get a call or a knock on your door saying you’ve miraculously won something grand. In earlier times, it was putting your stake into a pile which the winner of the contest would sweep up and keep as their winnings.* (Wikipedia)
- But guess what – it’s still a whole lot of fun and it still draws crowds.
- Why do we do it? Brand exposure and excitement. We enjoy it as much as you do.
- These days, you can see the interest. People make tons of comments on the entry page, good and bad (like, for a Capcha they couldn’t solve or products that they absolutely love).
- Yes- you give up your email address – because you want to be contacted if you win. And hey, if you want to win something from us – we want to be your friend!
Is There Really a Winner of the Big Prize?
We’d like to share a few notes from our historical notebook about the sweeps we’ve been running for home furnishing makeovers… and a few of the winners.
“Hi Everyone! We want to let you all know that Mr. and Mrs. Alexander of Wisconsin won our Decorating Personality Sweepstakes from this summer! They are a darling couple, and we are thrilled to help them design their new home with Ballard Designs product. We hope you all have a fantastic weekend—Happy Decorating!”
“Southern Living Sweepstakes, where the Grand Prize Winner will receive a $10,000 Room Makeover by Ballard Designs & a trip to Horseshoe Bay, Texas to see the 2011 Southern Living Idea House! One Entry Per Day, Contests Ends August 15, 2011.”
“Pin It to Win It Sweepstakes. Enter now through April 20th and you could win a $1000 merchandise certificate for Ballard Designs.”
“WE DID IT!! Thank you for sharing the love! Our Nifty Gifty Giveaway is now complete, and we have 80,000 reasons to celebrate!
THE NIFTY: Be on the lookout for your email with the exclusive 20% discount code (it will hit your inbox within FIVE days from today!).
THE GIFTY: The winners will be notified within FIVE days and announced on our page within two weeks!”
“Enter for a chance to win up to $5,000 in Ballard products in our Summer Entertaining Sweepstakes from Domino magazine!”
“We’ve partnered with Cook’s Illustrated Magazine to bring you 4 complete menus. Find them all on our design blog, How to Decorate. Plus, enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win $5k in Ballard items! You can’t turn that down, can you? Yeah – didn’t think so.”
“Five Winners of $1,000 Kitchen Remodel Sweepstakes! We’ve teamed up with House Beautiful Magazine on a kitchen sweepstakes. Five lucky winners will receive a $1,000 Ballard gift card! Enter to win.”
“House Beautiful $7,000 Ballard Designs Sweepstakes, 10/23/17. One (1) Grand Prize: $7,000 Ballard Designs Gift Card.”
“Aug 27 – Nov 15 Ballard Designs is turning 35 and it’s Time to Celebrate. GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Brett S. of Kingsport TN. Grand prize was a Custom Leopard Wrapped 2018 VW Beetle Convertible. Other great prizes included $3,500 to unleash the inner decorator inside you, and a Scratch Off game with 370 winners of a “Leopard is My Favorite Color” tote bag.”
“Hallmark Channel and Ballard Designs launch the “Summer Nights Summer Adventure Sweepstakes,” a new promotion that will reward one lucky viewer the chance to win $10,000 worth of Ballard merchandise to create his or her own backyard oasis.”
GRAND PRIZE WINNERS from Seneca, Pennsylvania. $10,000 grand prize. They traveled to Atlanta to visit the flagship Ballard store, meet Suzanne Kasler, and tour her home. At the store, they redesigned their basement family room with the help of our Design Services team. Their large winner purchases included the Roswell Sectional in custom fabric, Layla recliner, and other products.
How to Enter the Sweepstakes in 2021?
- The 2021 Online Sweepstakes Enter to Win has a prize of $20,000 Ballard Designs Merchandise and Your Free Room Makeover by our expert design services team! Entry dates are 4/12 – 5/31. Winner notified on 6/1/21.
- Note: No purchase necessary to play
- People can enter each day for an extra shot at the big prize, and we have a couple of ways to gain extra
- Earn extra entries by sharing on Facebook or subscribing to our podcast, Youtube channel, or following on Instagram.
- Anticipation is 99 percent of all pleasure… so enter a Ballard Designs Sweepstakes to win!