Happy 6th Birthday, Snazzywin

I cannot believe it. Snazzywin turns 6 years old today, September 23rd. Where did the time go? In those six years, we’ve had some BIG winners. Many Snazzy people have cashed HUGE checks, many have won vacations, many went to this year’s Big Game halftime show, and just about everybody has won a song download. When I go fishing and catch something barely bigger than a minnow, I call it a “song download.” It’s still a win, but you veterans know what I mean. When you are playing instant win games and you see, “Congratulations!” on the screen and your heart starts racing, right until you discover; it’s a coupon or song download. You tell yourself, “A win is a win, but that could have easily been a big win. Maybe, next time.” It’s the right attitude to have. Most of the wins are small, but it only takes one really big win to wipe away all of the small wins accumulated over the years. Scroll down and keep reading.

Happy 6th Birthday SnazzywinI’m often asked what my biggest win was. It was actually in an instant win game, not a sweepstakes. I won $50,000 CASH. I’ve got to tell you, when you spin up a win like that, you think you’ll be thrilled, but I was in complete disbelief. I thought, “No way. It’s a malfunction.” Less than 5 minutes later, an email arrived with attached documents and I just kept thinking, “This can’t be real.” It was 5:30 in the morning. I was barely awake for the day. The thing that made it seem the most real was the fact that the game was being administrated by ePrize, now known as HelloWorld. I knew they were legitimate, but I honestly didn’t count the money until the check cleared the bank and the whole process took less than 6 weeks to get that check in my hand. The next thing I had to do was pay estimated taxes to the IRS, so many thousands of it disappeared immediately, but what was left, I put to good use.

I’ve told you that story because I want you to know that happened almost 6 years ago. That money helped me create this little website and pay to advertise it online, so you could find it. All of my favorite sweeps and instant win sites had disappeared in 2009 and I wanted there to be a place for people who want to win playing instant win games. I wanted there to be a simple and easy list for people who play the games every day. If you see other sites around the internet with similar lists, it’s a possibility they were inspired by Snazzywin. The one thing that no other site can duplicate is the magic that this site has been infused with. Everything that happened to make this site come to life and stick around through a lot of professional and personal turmoil, it was all very serendipitous. Some people make fun of the name “Snazzywin” and I always tell them that my first two domain choices were already taken. It is true. After my first two choices weren’t available, I sat back in my chair and thought about it for less than a minute, I typed in “Snazzywin.com”, which was available for purchase and I bought it without even a pause. I really didn’t care what it was called, but I wanted it short and I wanted the word “win” in it. I didn’t want there to be any doubt that the site was about “winning.” After 6 years, there is no doubt; it has been all about winning.

This site is really about YOU. It’s about you winning. Don’t get me wrong, I love to win, but seeing you win has given me more personal satisfaction than any job I’ve ever had. I am not responsible for your win because YOU took the initiative to enter, but if I helped facilitate it, I am so grateful. Most people just want to help others in some way, even if it’s small. Many of you have left comments with codes and other tips and have helped me win some prizes, too. I thank you for that.

Here’s to another 6 years of winning!



  • Becky Bartlett

    Happy Birthday!!!! I love this site. I have won so much since finding you, Thanks

  • Daphne Taylor

    I very much appreciate all your hard work! Happy 6th Anniversary, Snazzy!!

  • Terry


  • cowgrl134

    I am so grateful!!! Thanks for all your hard work!!!

  • Kimberly Jones

    I love Snazzywin (and the name) and I visit everyday. I have won a lot a things, almost all small, but enough mid-level to keep me interested. I know that one day I will win that one amazingly awesome prize we’re all hoping for. I seem to be on a ticketmaster win kick at the moment and that is fine by me. Love this site and thank you for being here.

  • Julie

    Thanks snazzy for constantly updating the lists and for doing so for six years! Hope you win some champagne flutes to help celebrate 😉

  • Kathleen Smith

    Happy Birthday! We love your sit e so much! I remember another site actually led mre to you and I have not left yet! Heres to many more!

  • Lauren Stamm

    Happy Birthday Snazzy I’ve won all kinds of awesome prizes with your help, just waiting for the big win! 🙂

  • Stephanie Zangakis

    Happy Birthday and thank you so much for all the wins I had because of you.

  • Steph MommyOfTwo

    When I was a stay at home mom this made getting through birthdays and Christmas soo much easier, I had packages coming in non stop. Thanks so much Snazzy Win and happy birthday <3, If only you knew how much you really help people

  • Victoria H

    Love snazzywin! thanks for all you do.

  • Eileen Richter

    WHAT????? Holy Cow, I cannot believe the win stories. I am happy to win a candy bar;) Thanks so much for bringing this to us, so organized and not too overwhelming. I love to “do the Snazzy” late at night to relax before sleep. But wow, If I won things like you guys are talking about, I’d be so stunned, I’d probably not sleep for weeks! Congrats to all of the big winners and small, and Happy Birthday Dear Snazzy!

  • Arthene Schmitt

    yea happy birthday!!

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  • Anne

    Happy Birthday, Snazzywin! I am very grateful to you for the many wins that I have had since discovering your website.

  • spongemonkey jeff

    Happy tin-versary. Time flies; seems like I was just wishing you a Happy 5th last year. I never hit it big until I found your site (not $50k big – but big in my world) & my past 10 mos has been blockbuster with three $500+ wins. Thanks for a great site & for all you do. Please update status as to the prominence of Snazzy listings within the search engines.

  • BIG Thanks for all of the kind words! I have read them all. You guys are great! The GREATEST!!! I’m so happy you are having fun. It was always supposed to be a fun escape and I can tell from what you are all saying, it is what it was supposed to be. You are having fun! Keep on playing and good luck!

  • Kathy G

    I love this story, thanks Snazzy!

  • Kathy G

    My biggest win was from USA Gold. I won that awesome trip last year with airfare, hotel, adventure, car, and spending money for 4 people. It is so much fun to win, isn’t it?

  • Shaniamini

    Happy 6 Snazzy Years!!