The 2 type of automated sweepstakes techniques.
1). Local, These programs / utilites run on your pc using your internet connecton.
2). Remote, they provide the service running on their machines.
Caution should be used with the local version as to not appeared as a robotic type of entry, the major commercial sweepstakes and raffle site have evolved to where they can detect rapid and repeated entries. These sites can also track the ip address of your entry.
If the sweepstake site sees you as a non human type of repeat entry they may disqualify you without notice. It is up to their discretion.
The 2nd type, the remote, I personally would not use. The site may provide the service as advertised, entering your supplied name and personal data into hundreds and even thousands of free sweepstakes and contests, without any effort on your part.
The problem here is that the remote service can easily be detected and identified and all your automated entries may be disqualified. As an example: if a sweeps site sponsored by Any Motors is hit with many entries from the same internet address in a very short time span, with very rapid entry / completion of the entry form. The server at Any motors may detect and identify this unusual behavior and entry activity
Remember that the whole purpose of a sweepstakes, from the promoter view, is to increase awareness and advertise their product or service. Standing in their shoes, I would not appreciate some robot blasting my promotion with multi rapid entries in the sweepstake.
I have seen several online services that promise to submit your personal data into many sweepstakes. Some of these sweeps entry service companies have disappeared from the internet.
The major problem with these auto submit services is that they may use 1 or just a few ip addresses, internet addresses.
This ip address can be detected and recorded by the real and actual sweepstake site, using this ip address they can easily recognize the multi entries from this submitter site.
A ip address shows up like a numeric street address on server logs, an example would be 188.8.131.52. Using this address as an ID, the real sweepstake site can identify your entry as coming from this site/address, this may disqualify your sweepstakes entry. Making it null and void. See the fine print in sweepstakes legalese and you may see they know about auto submit services and ban their use.
Here’s a typical rule / phase located in the fine print/rules of the sweeps. The use of automated software or computer programs to register or to enter the sweepstakes is prohibited and any individual who uses or attempts to use such methods to register or to enter will be disqualified.
The first one, the local, may be okay to use, the 2nd type is to be avoided.
One sample entry site is www.isweepdaily.com This is a safe approach to a semi automatic sweepstake entry. I use it daily with a form filler to entry sweeps daily and without fear of being disqualified.
In summary, the ideal of an auto submit service sounds too good to be true, and it is. You may be automatically detected and eliminated and be disqualified.
Best of luck, you gotta swing the bat to hit the ball.
Author is a daily sweeper at www.isweepdaily.com and a serious lotto player at www.needto.net