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The Best Websites for Finding Online Contests

We’ve all dreamt about what we would do if we struck gold and won a million dollars on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Even if you’ve got the job of your dreams, there’s no doubt you’d appreciate some extra money in the bank! Your chances of winning the lottery may be slim, but the good news is there are plenty of online contests where your odds are much more realistic. Take a look at our three favorite contest websites, along with some surefire ways to increase your odds of winning!

Where to Enter Contests Online

The Contestgirl website doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but this helpful site is a directory packed full of the latest contests and giveaways. Contestgirl takes pride in searching through the available sweepstakes and only documenting the ones that are legit. You could say she’s the fairy godmother of internet contests!


The best thing about Contestbee is everything is laid out in a way that’s easy to read. Everything on the site is hand-selected, making it a safe method of searching for contests. The website is updated several times a day, with each entry including a brief description of the promotion.


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The Balance Everyday is a modern site updated daily to include the latest and greatest contests. What sets it apart from the rest is its modern web design and clean layout. Whether it’s dream vacations or cash giveaways, their promotion directory is one you’ll want to bookmark!


How to Win Online Contests

Of course, there’s no magic formula to winning every single online contest. If there were, we’d be rolling in freebies by now! However, there are several ways to increase your odds of winning. Here are some of our top tips!

  1. Enter local giveaways. Local businesses who are giving away free tickets to a movie or concert likely will pass on someone who lives out of state. Increase your odds of winning by searching for local contests instead! You can do this by running an advanced Twitter search with a radius of your physical location. For example, try searching “near: Chicago, IL.” Be sure to check back regularly!
  2. Search for startup contests. Businesses that have a smaller following and are just starting out tend to run giveaways to grow their audience. The fewer the entrants, the higher your odds of winning!
  3. Apply to sweepstakes with multiple winners. This tip follows the same logic as the one above, but reversely. If a business is selecting multiple winners, this means you have a higher chance of winning. Be sure to get in early and to check your spam folder!
  4. Be active on social media. Put yourself in a marketer’s shoes: Would you want to choose a contest winner who has an inappropriate profile picture or doesn’t actively post on their page? Spend a couple minutes cleaning up your social profiles and posting engaging content.

Pro Tip: Use a dedicated email address for entering online contests, just in case. The last thing you want is your personal inbox full of spam. Don’t forget to check it regularly!

How do Online Contests Work?

Every contest is different, but most online contests or sweepstakes involve filling out a digital entry form. They will usually ask for some contact information like your name, email address, phone number, and sometimes your mailing address. Depending on the nature of the contest, you will either be randomly selected or judged for eligibility.

Whether you’re saving up for a wedding or you’re just having a lucky day, it never hurts to throw your hat into the ring. You never know when you might win big! While you’re in the mood for contest entering, be sure to enter our $500 promotional products giveaway by filling out the official entry form. Who wouldn’t want a chance at winning a free boost for their brand?

Kelsey Brown

Kelsey LOVES to write and she'll always make sure you're using the correct form of "your." But when she isn’t writing, she can usually be found chasing around her two rabbits, hanging at local wineries or watching an episode of Friends for the 574th time.


  1. thesweepsfactory

    Another sweepstakes website that is great to put on this list is thesweepsfactory. This website is an compilation of sweepstakes all around the Internet. You could win all the stuff that you dream of like thousands of dollars in cash, luxury car, trips to exotic places and much more more!!

  2. Meghan

    This is an awesome website to find travel sweepstakes. I love it!

  3. Leslie

    A really good one that I found is They update daily and have big prizes 🙂

  4. Gina Debrason

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  5. Stephen

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  6. rahul

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  7. Akshay Naik

    Hi, I just Wanted to Which sites are best to Find International Sweepstakes?

  8. David Warner

    They’re on almost every Web site and Facebook page: annoying pop-up sweepstake ads offering free vacations and iPods, for example. But can anyone actually win anything?

  9. Amanda Moss

    Check this site out. They have new listing everyday and the site is very easy to navigate and find the type of contest you are looking for. They also have a weekly drawing if you are a subscriber to their newsletter.

  10. Nicole

    Wow! nice one. Currently has launched the Scanning Clans tournament. And the registrations are open now. Seems very interesting. You guys should check it out.

  11. The Duc Motorcar

    Fantastic web site. Plenty of helpful information here.
    I am sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious.
    And of course, thank you to your effort!

  12. Sheri Schneider

    Please enter me into your sweepstakes.

  13. Jacob

    you can also add this

  14. Harmony Bray

    My favorite!

  15. Sona

    Fantastic Site !! Plenty of information..

  16. Pratik Patel

    Nice Collection! Thank You…

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