Image by epSos.de via FlickrI like to enter sweepstakes for fun and I have even won a few things. The current offerings for sweepstakes are just not as good as they used to be. I believe that Hostess used to have a million dollar Halloween sweeps but this year they only have a lowly prize. It is very easy to measure the current economic outlook by looking at the sweeps that companies are offering. The only exception is Publishers Clearing House which is offering a bigger than usual mega prize so they must be doing well.