Below is an illustration of a typical sweepstakes listing with a brief explanation of its (annotated) main functions.
A. The filing cabinet icon indicates whether or not this sweep is in your personal sweeps folder. Clicking on the icon will add or remove the sweep from your personal folder but will not automatically enter you in the sweep. This is discussed in more detail in Using Personal My Sweeps.
B. This is the active link that takes you to the sweepstakes web site. Clicking on it opens the site in a new window. If that doesn't happen, it is usually because a pop-up blocker on your system somewhere is blocking it. This could be a pop-up blocker in your browser or a third-party tool bar such as Google. We purposely open a sweep in a new window so you don't lose where you are on our site. Our site does not have ads or any irritating pop-ups, so you can set your pop-up blocker to allow our site with confidence that you won't be at risk by allowing pop-ups.
C. The favorite icon indicates whether or not you have bookmarked this sweep as a favorite. Clicking on the icon will add or remove the bookmark, depending. If you are bookmarking the sweep as a favorite, the sweep will be automatically added to your personal "My Sweeps" folder. When you click again, it will remove the bookmark but not remove the sweep from your personal sweeps. The icon states are shown below.
    Sweep is not bookmarked as a Favorite. Click to add the bookmark .
    Sweep is bookmarked as a Favorite. Click to remove the bookmark.
D. The checkbox icon is used to keep track of how many times and when you have actually entered a sweep but will not automatically enter you in the sweep. This is discussed in more detail in Using My Unentered Sweeps.
E. The notepad icon opens the form where you can add private or public notes on the sweep.
F. The notebook icon opens a listing of all the published notes, if any, on the sweep. Item I, which tells you how many notes there are, also does the same thing.
G. The chart icon opens the form that lets you rate the sweep.
H. The stars icon displays the current rating (from 1 to 5 stars).
I. The Report Problem link opens up a problem report form.
J. The 1 Notes link, like the notebook icon (Item E), opens a listing of all the published notes.
K. The Hide Sweep link virtually hides the sweep in the event that (a) you are not interested in it or (b) it was a one-time sweep you have already entered.
A FINAL NOTE: When you mouse over an icon, not an underlined link, it will tell you what it does.