When Analog Beats Digital: A New Way to Improve Your Odds


The cultural shift away from snail mail to digital communication means mail-in contests are receiving fewer entries than ever — and as we keep sharing: one of the best ways to improve the odds of winning is to find those sweeps with fewer entrants overall. Revisiting the practice of mail-in entries — however seemingly outdated — could dramatically improve the odds of winning, though, so we think it’s worth the extra effort to seek out the “lick-and-stick only” contests. You may need to gather some basics: postcards, stamps, pens and index cards — but devote a little extra time to those snail-mail entries and enjoy a good laugh when people ask you how you keep winning.