Here's one of the most straightforward holiday sweepstakes I've seen. To enter, go to Acehardware.com, find a gift you'd like and add it to your wish list. If you are a returning customer, sign in with your name and password. If it's your first time shopping on the site, create an account. Ten random people with wish lists will be picked to win $500 toward a purchase on Ace Hardware, which is like throwing your name on a piece of paper and putting it in a hat. The entry period ends on Wednesday with the drawing around the 28th. Good luck!