10 Easy Ways to Find Free Giveaways Online

Find Current Sweepstakes with Your Dream Prizes -- ASAP

Would you like to enter free giveaways online, but aren't sure where to start? There are more legitimate sweepstakes and contests to enter than you might realize if you haven't tried to find them before, but it takes a little digging to find them all. Here are 10 easy ways to find online giveaways and start winning great prizes.

Visit the New Sweepstakes Page:

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The New Sweepstakes List has the latest sweepstakes all in one place. Image (c) Peter Booth / Getty Images

Find all of the newest sweepstakes listed on the Contests website on the New Sweepstakes page. This is a great place to start when you're looking for sweepstakes to enter.

Browse Sweepstakes by Category:

Visit our listings of sweepstakes by category, to help you find the types of giveaways you most want to enter. Search by prize or by sweepstakes type.

Visit Websites of Companies that Sponsor Sweepstakes:

Some companies offer new sweepstakes on a regular basis. By visiting these sponsors, you can be among the first to find out about new contests and giveaways.


Visit Other Sweepstakes Directories:

Aside from ‚ÄčContests, there are other sweepstakes directories that also specialize in collecting links to new sweepstakes as they become available. Here is more information about two of my favorites:

It can be time-consuming to visit a variety of different sweepstakes directories, but it can be fun as well.

Sign Up for Sweepstakes Sponsors' Newsletters:

When you enter sweepstakes, pay attention to the newsletter opt-in options. Many companies offer free newsletters that let interested people know when new sweepstakes go live. Sign up for these newsletters and be among the first to know about new sweepstakes.

Get Referrals From Friends:

Many sweepstakes offer additional entries to people who refer friends and acquaintances to their sweepstakes. If you get a group of people together to share referrals, you can improve your chances of winning while getting the news about great sweepstakes more quickly!

Find Sweepstakes by Searching the Internet:

You can use an internet search to uncover a lot of great new sweepstakes. Try searching for relevant words like "sweepstakes," "prizes," and "contests" along with the current month and year to find brand new contests. To get chances to win while you're searching for new sweepstakes, use PCH Search and Win as your search engine.

Set Up Google Alerts to Help You Find New Contests:

Google Alerts let you receive an email when new information that matches a specific search term is posted to the internet. If you set up a Google Alert for terms like "sweepstakes" and "contests," you can sit back and let notices of new sweepstakes come straight to you.

Use Social Media to Find New Sweepstakes:

Social media is a big way for companies to advertise their sweepstakes and contests. There are a number of ways that you can use social media to stay up-to-date on the latest chances to win:

  • Get my sweepstakes news on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • Use a Twitter client like Tweetdeck to set up a permanent search so that you can see any time anyone writes about sweepstakes.
  • Follow your favorite companies that offer sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Keep an eye on Pinterest and follow people who post sweepstakes. You can find fellow sweepstakes fans by entering some Pinterest sweepstakes yourself and seeing who else posted the sweepstakes' photos or used the sweepstakes' hashtags.

Keep Your Eyes Open!

By simply keeping your eyes open, you can find a ton of sweepstakes offers. Listen to the radio for local giveaways, fill in ballot boxes at the mall, or check out contests offered on products at the supermarket. Local restaurants often give away free lunches or dinners, while the magazines at your dentist's office are usually chock full of prize promotions. For more ideas, check out 50+ Ways to Find Local Sweepstakes.