Giveaways: Sweepstakes, Contests, Where to find Winners & More
2021 has more giveaways with hotter prizes than ever! Winning is awesome – there’s nothing like the thrill! There’s no better freebie than a big valuable prize! For example, we find sweepstakes where you can win a Tiny House, a dream home giveaway, money, cars, trucks (our fav was the Silverado!) There’s smaller prizes too, such as gift cards, tickets to sporting games or your favorite team’s jersey, and so much more. Giveaways where only a few will win are sweepstakes and contests. In other words, Sweepstakes winners are chosen randomly, while Contest winners are chosen by merit, such as submitting the best tasting recipe.
How do Sweepstakes Giveaways Work?
We find the best National Sweepstakes and Giveaways with the best Mega Prizes sometimes worth millions! Or, we find the most winnable sweeps, or those with the most prizes. We also love Instant Win Sweepstakes games (IWG) so you can find out instantly if you won! Gimmie fans have won tons of great prizes in sweepstakes, including vacations, money, vehicles, and electronics such as big screen televisions, smart phones and smart home products – to name a few. Others have won new mattresses, furniture, lawn mowers, barbecue grills and other household items in sweepstakes. Even more have won smaller instant prizes such as full-size beauty products, gift cards, clothes, gasoline and food.
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We have a whole Giveaway Facebook group community of lucky fans who share your need to win big. Use that link to head on over to our Giveaway Facebook group, and JOIN us! We do the work by finding all the best sweeps, and you win! Good luck!
Types of Giveaways We Share on GimmieFreebies
Firstly, Gimmie Giveaways which are sponsored by us (we provide the prizes) are typically only during the holidays. For example, our Holiday Spin to Win series includes many prizes that we’ve purchased to give to our winners.
Secondly, our Holiday Spin to Win giveaways also include prizes sponsored by other companies. In other words, we partner with another company who provides and sends the prizes. The sponsor is the one who pays for the prizes.
Thirdly, we share National Sweepstakes which are 100% legitimate. For example, we share major, national sweepstakes, contests and giveaways that we find all over the place. Obviously, those are sponsored by another company. Some people ask if these are a scam, because they’ve never won one. They’re absolutely not a scam. However, with huge sweepstakes as with the lottery many will enter but few will win.
Fourthly, smaller-scale giveaways which are either contests or sweepstakes from reputable companies. Clearly, in this category the prize may not be a car or a house. However, they’re still valuable and may actually be more winnable. Because, fewer people enter to win so your chances are better.
What’s the difference between Sweepstakes, Giveaways and Contests?
The law defines Sweepstakes as games of chance, where winners are chosen at random. Contests rely more on skill, and winners are typically chosen upon fulfilling certain criteria; according to Realtime Media. For example, to enter a sweepstakes you need only provide your contact information. Whereas, to enter a contest you may need to submit a photo or recipe which is judged against others. Finally, Giveaways is a generic term which covers the act of giving something away.
What are the Sweepstakes Prizes?
There’s nothing quite as exciting as winning a great prize. Typically, a Giveaway prize tends to be higher value than traditional free stuff and free samples. And, some of the smaller giveaways actually gives you much better odds of winning than buying a lottery ticket! Because, there are fewer entries, so your chances of winning are much higher!
Also noteworthy, all sweepstakes and contests have a designated entry period. That means there’s a start date, and and end date. You must enter while the entry period is open in order to be eligible to win the prizes.
What are the Rules?
Due to state and federal laws, every legitimate sweepstakes or contest has a lengthy legal document called its Official Rules. The Sweeps’ Official Rules explain all of the legalities and ensures the laws have been followed in setting up, administering and fulfilling prizes.
Likewise, companies such as Rafflecopter Giveaways and Gleam Giveaways act as an administer to receive entries and ensure rules and laws are followed. An administer or administrator does not sponsor (pay for) the prizes, they just handle the entries and formalities.
Where are all the Sweepstakes winners? Is this really legit?
Every legitimate sweepstakes or contest has its own set of legal official rules. And, in the rules, usually at the bottom, it states where to find out who won. Or, how to receive the winners’ list. Of course, be sure to look all the way through, because it’s usually toward the end of the official rules document. Sometimes it may involve mailing a self-addressed stamped envelope to a specific address. They will then mail back a list of winners. Other times you need to go to a website where winners are listed, after the entry period is over and winners have been chosen.
Do I have to pay for Sweepstakes prizes? Is this a Scam?
No! NEVER pay for a prize! If someone told you that you have to pay to claim a huge prize, they are lying! As our article explains, there are many sweepstakes scams to be aware of. Prizes valued at more than $600 will require forms to file with your taxes. And, you may be asked to sign affidavits, proving your identity as required by law.
Scammers are everywhere. So, for even more ways to keep you safe, learn how to never again fall for sweepstakes scams.
Want Gimmie to Help You Promote with a Giveaway? We are PR Friendly!
- COMPANIES who would like us to review products on GimmieReviews (we are PR friendly), or want to sponsor a giveaway, please contact us. Typically we ask that you combine a review with a product or gift card giveaway for our readers’ benefit.
- Individuals looking for votes, clicks, likes, referrals, etc., in exchange for entries to a sweepstakes or contest should post in our Facebook Free Stuff group thread here. If you’d like to sponsor a Gimmie-hosted giveaway, please follow the steps for companies above.
Here’s a whole list of Sweepstakes, Contests and Giveaways you can enter to win! Good luck!