Watch a Preview for TLC's Latest Extremely Specific Special, High Stakes Sweepers (VIDEO)

Did you know there is an entire subgroup of society that spends every waking hour entering sweepstakes and/or obsessing about the sweepstakes they’ve already entered? There is! They even have a name! “Sweepers,” they call themselves.

Is that an unusual way to live out one’s life? Possibly, but who are we to judge? There are many, many billions of people on earth, and many of them live with debilitating pathologies that manifest themselves in a myriad of strange and wonderful ways. This is something to celebrate! In fact, let’s give these people their own show. Call it High Stakes Sweepers, and have it follow an assortment of contest-aholics as they go about the business of filling out sweepstakes applications and waiting around in their tackily furnished apartments for a prize patrol van that never comes. That would make a very good show! I would definitely watch that show! It’s like a high-stakes Extreme Couponing!

High Stakes Sweepers airs this Sunday, August 14 at 10pm.

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Aug 18, 2011
I have been entering sweepstakes for like 14 years now. It is a real nice hobby. I win mostly smaller stuff all the time. I am still hoping for the big wins to come my way. I liked the show because it made me feel like I'm not the only one out there like this. I spend most of my time on Sweepstakes Advantage. It's a good place to find good quality sweeps and the members are real helpful. I can't wait to see the next episode. Maybe I'll learn some good tips! Good luck to all. :)
Aug 14, 2011
Hi I am a sweeper and just love the idea of the show. I do not make as much as these people but it is so much fun to see the Fed Ex truck pull up and you have won something. I know one of the sweepers (RET) featured in the show. All that she has told us is true. Most people may think it is easy to is not. If you don't enter you will not win. Make it a fun thing and don't get discouraged. Your first win is always the one you remember. Good Luck!
Aug 13, 2011
Extreme Couponing is my guiltiest of guilty pleasures, and this looks just as addictive! I'll definitely be watching... and hoping I'm not the only one so that it gets picked up for a full season.

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