Do you avoid your local radio call-in sweepstakes? Do you consider these to be unwinnable prizes? Perhaps you've tried a few times and were discouraged by the constant busy signals or the "all circuits are busy" message. There is a strategy to improve your chances of winning radio call-in sweepstakes and giveaways. First consider the times people listen to their radios the most. That would be weekdays on their way to and from work as well as all day long in their offices. Early morning before work is also a heavy traffic time as many people use a radio to wake them up and continue listening to it as they go about their morning routines.
During these busy times you still have as good a chance as anyone of winning, but you are competing against hundreds or even thousands of other callers to get through and be the correct caller. Evenings and weekends are when most people switch from radio to TV or are busy with other activities which means less competition on the phone lines. As a young stay at home wife and mother with a husband working 2nd shift, I used to win lots of radio call-ins late at night while waiting for my husband to come home. They weren't big prizes, but it was exciting none the less to win tickets to concerts and area events that we could not afford on our own.
Radio call-ins that require listening to another radio or TV program give you even better odds. In 1995 I won the trip of a lifetime to Santa Ynes, California because I watched the required episodes of Hercules and Xena and knew the answer to the question given on the radio the next morning. Since this promotion required more than dialing a number, there were fewer people participating and I managed to get through as the correct caller. In 2000, another radio program required that you get the song of the day each morning the week of Thanksgiving (including Thanksgiving Day) then be the correct caller on Friday and correctly list each song and artist. I was ready and waiting on Friday morning and won a trip for two to Las Vegas.
Whatever you do, DON'T GIVE UP! Keep dialing until you hear them announce a winner on the radio. In 2003, a local radio station was giving clues to their Christmas Sweepstakes prizes each morning and the first person to call in and give the exact prize description would win it. After listening to 3-4 clues I had figured out that the prize was a diamond & sapphire ring and earrings. For the longest I couldn't get through the lines. I heard person after person describe the prize as diamond earrings or sapphire ring, no one gave the exact combination. Finally I got through and told them diamond-and-sapphire-ring-and-earrings and they told me...You Won! I was caller number 56.
Take care and win Big!