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If you're having trouble finding time to enter sweepstakes, or if you'd just like to shake things up a bit, here's some good news: if you watch TV, go for walks, or read books, here are some easy ways to win prizes for things you are already doing. Search the Internet and Win Prizes While You're Searching the Net, You Could Be Winning. Dominik Pabis / Getty Images Just about everyone today searches the internet to find sales leads while you're at work, get local showtimes for movies, or find intriguing recipes for tonight's dinner. If you do your searching through a website like PCH Search and Win or Bing Rewards, you can get turn those daily searches into chances to win with no extra effort required. While most of the prizes are fairly small, like $5 Amazon gift cards and similar prizes, there are some opportunities to win big as well. For example, Natalie Bostelmann won a million-dollar prize from Publishers Clearing House for an online search. Help the Earth and Win Prizes While You're At It Recycling Can Win You Prizes (and Save the World). Hero Images / Getty Images Recycling our trash is a simple but effective way to help the environment. And if your city is participating in RecycleBank's home recycling program, you can earn points just for doing your regular recycling. Redeem the points for rewards like travel, electronics, gift cards, sweepstakes entries, and more. If your city isn't participating in the RecycleBank program, you can still earn rewards with other green activities like recycling your electronics, joining eBay's Team Green, or learning more about how to save the planet. Win Prizes for Exercising and Getting More Fit Get Moving and You Could Win Prizes. Mike Kemp / Getty Images It can be hard to get motivated to get out and exercise, but there are several apps and websites that encourage you to be healthier by giving you the chance to win prizes just for moving more. For example, Bounts is a UK-based website that lets you automatically earn points for connecting your fitness tracker to your Bounts account. You earn points for your actions, which you can exchange for gift cards or for chances to win instant prizes. Meanwhile, Bodybuilding.com offers regular contests to encourage people to be fitter (and to win some massive prizes while they're at it.) And Walgreen's offers rewards to people who track healthy activities. Blow Off Steam with Online Games and Win Prizes Playing Video Games Can Be Profitable, as Well as Fun. Jedrzej Kaminski / EyeEm / Getty Images Playing online games is a great way to take a quick break from work, to pass some time, and to have some fun. There are many online game sites out there, and some of them attract more users by offering the chance to win prizes just for playing. What could be better than winning prizes while having a great time? If you'd like to give it a shot, visit PCH Games where you earn points for playing which you can exchange for sweepstakes entries or Pogo.com, where you can enter to win daily prizes and collect activity points to win jackpots. Read and Review Books to Be a Winner Love to Read? Win Prizes for Your Opinions. Morsa Images / Getty Images Have you ever finished a book and couldn't wait to tell the world what you thought of it? Well, if you love to share your opinions about the books you read, you could win prizes at the same time. Many of the companies on the list of Book Sweepstakes Sites offer prizes for book reviews. You can also check your favorite book sites to see if they offer sweepstakes prizes in exchange for unbiased reviews. Win Prizes for Watching TV You Can Even Win Prizes While Watching Television. Tom Grill / Getty Images Most people have to admit to killing a few hours a week (or a day) watching television. If you think you've been wasting your time, well, even watching television can be a way to win great prizes. Perk is an app that gives you chances to win for performing various activities including watching or streaming television shows. Shop and Win Prizes Win Prizes for Going Shopping. Sam Edwards / Getty Images If you love to shop, you might as well win prizes while you're doing it. There are several different websites and apps that will help you win while you shop. For example, Shopkick gives you opportunities to win gift cards while you shop. And don't forget those giveaways listed on your store receipts. Many people don't bother responding, so your odds of winning are pretty good. Take Advantage to Get Rewarded for Your Everyday Activities If you are going to be shopping, watching television, or searching the internet anyway, you might as well give yourself the chance to walk away a winner, right? By taking advantage of these winning opportunities, you can enter giveaways easily and get rewarded for the things that you are already doing.