HGTV Smart Home Sweepstakes 2018: Entry Tips and How-Tos (Expired)

Win a Home, Cash, and a Mercedes Benz Car Totaling Over $1.5 Million

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Note: This sweepstakes has expired, but you can find many sweepstakes with similar prizes on the House and Garden Sweepstakes List.



HGTV's Smart Home Sweepstakes is back for 2018! For the sixth year in a row, HGTV has built a house just brimming with technology to help its owners be safer, conserve energy, save money, and have more fun... and then they're giving that home away. With a little bit of luck and some time spent entering, you could be the winner of this amazing home.

If you don't want to take possession of this Bluffton, South Carolina house, you can also take a cash option making your prize worth about $749,999.

Are you ready to be the lucky winner of the 2018 Smart Home? Here's what you need to know to see if you're eligible and to maximize your odds of winning. Good luck!

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Car Sweepstakes, Cash Sweepstakes, House & Garden Sweepstakes, Mail-in Sweepstakes, Mega Sweepstakes, Daily Sweepstakes


USA, 21+

Start Date:

April 17, 2018

End Date:

June 07, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Entry Frequency:

2 x daily per person

Sweepstakes Prizes:

Grand Prize: The 2018 HGTV Smart Home built in Bluffton, South Carolina, including furnishings and artwork, $100,000 cash, and a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC Plug-in-Hybrid vehicle.

The winner can also choose a cash option of $600,000 instead of the home, and still receive the furnishings, the $100,000, and the vehicle. (ARV: $1,632,985 or $749,999)

Additional Comments:

Online, you can enter twice daily, once through the HGTV website and once through the DIY Smart Home Sweepstakes website.

You can also use the alternate entry method to enter as often as you like by mail. See Should I Enter Online Sweepstakes Online and by Mail for the pros and cons of maximizing your entries by mail.

The 2018 HGTV Smart Home winner will be chosen around June 19, 2017 by the sweepstakes administrator, Ritway. The winner will be notified between June 27th and July 12th, 2018.

The winner may also be required to attend a winner's weekend at the home scheduled for July 13th through 15th, 2018.

Are you worried that you couldn't afford the taxes on such a huge prize? You don't need to be. See Could Taxes Spell the End of the Dream for HGTV Winners? for more information.