Cash from national contests can help you pay off debt, finance that dream vacation around the world or send you on a shopping spree in style. But you can’t win the money unless you enter the contests. The odds may be tough but it’s easy to enter online. And, someone has to win, right? Why not good people like you?
The contests listed here represent about $160,000 in cash prizes and that excludes the Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize. The uber lucky person who scores in that contest brings in $7,000 a week for life — not a bad haul for the few minutes it takes to enter.
The Time to Enter Cash Money Contests is Now
Don’t delay in entering contests to win cash. Some of the 2022 deadlines are in October.
1. Dream Bedroom $10,000 Sweepstakes
Do you dream of a bedroom like the ones you see in magazines? A relaxing haven where you can rest without worrying about clutter or mismatched decor? Then the Dream Bedroom $10,000 Sweepstakes from Meredith Corporation is your dream giveaway. And while the sweepstakes is marketed as a way to update your bedroom, the prize itself is a check that you can use however you want.
To enter, go to any of Meredith Corporation’s magazine websites (which include Southern Living, Health, Real Simple and People) and enter your email address. See the full list of URLs where you can enter here. Once you enter, your email will be automatically registered on each of Meredith Corporation’s seven magazine websites.
You can also mail your entry. Write your name, address, phone number and email on a postcard and send it to 1716 Locust Street, LN 428 Des Moines, Iowa, 50309.
You can enter the sweepstakes as many times as you would like, but you can only use each email address once. So if you have a few going for different purposes you should be able to increase your odds.
The sweepstakes close on Dec. 31, 2022. If you mail your entry, it must be postmarked by Dec. 31 and received no later than Jan. 6, 2023. The contest is open to U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico).
2. Fingerhut Sweepstakes
Fingerhut provides credit to help people buy things they need without dealing with large monthly payments or annual fees. And it also holds an annual sweepstake that awards several cash prizes throughout the year.
Fingerhut gave away a $25,000 cash prize in June, and for the remainder of the 2022-2023 contest period, the Fingerhut Sweepstakes is giving away three cash prizes totaling $45,000. The entry dates are as follows:
- Enter by Oct. 31, 2022, to win $10,000
- Enter by Dec. 31, 2022, to win $25,000
- Enter by April 30, 2023, to win $10,000
To get started, go to www.fingerhut.com and enter your email address. If you don’t have a Fingerhut account, you will be asked to provide some basic information like your name, address and birthday. There are four ways to enter.
- Place an order with Fingerhut
- Use your Fingerhut account to set up scheduled recurring payments through your WebBank/Fingerhut Fetti Credit Account
- Use your WebBank/Fingerhut Fetti Credit Account to make on-time monthly payments
- Enter by mail with no purchase necessary
To enter by mail, send your name, address, date of birth, phone number, and email address to 2022-2023 Fingerhut $70K Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 7748, Melville, NY 11775-7748. The email address must be associated with a Fingerhut account for the entry to be valid. The Fingerhut Sweepstakes are open to U.S. residents aged 18 and up.
3. Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize Event
Even if you’re not big into sweepstakes, chances are you have heard of Publishers Clearing House. Rather than just mailing you a check, they show up with a gigantic check and make a big spectacle of awarding it to you.
You might wonder if this is legit; while there are plenty of copycat scammers around, PCH really does give out giant checks to real people just like you.
The PCH SuperPrize Event is offering a phenomenal prize of $7,000 a week for life. To enter, simply fill out this form and submit. A winner will be announced on Oct. 31.
In addition to the SuperPrize Event, PCH has several other sweepstakes, so keep checking the website to see how you can enter to win.
4. Nielsen $10,000 Monthly Sweepstakes
Nielsen is known for its audience research, but you might not know that the company also sponsors monthly sweepstakes where you can win a whopping $10,000!
To be eligible to win, you need to sign up for an account with Nielsen and provide information about your household and the devices you use. Then, you’ll need to download an app to your phone or tablet, or some software to your computer (don’t worry, it’s secure). Your info will be reported to Nielsen so they can see what products and services you use, and they can use your data (along with data from thousands of other participants) to improve these products and services.
In addition to the chance to win $10,000 every month, you can also earn points that translate into a maximum of $50 per year. You can redeem the points for gift cards to stores such as Amazon and Walmart.
The sweepstakes take place once per month until Dec. 31, 2022, so get signed up today for the most chances to win!
5. Walmart August-October Sweepstakes
From now until Oct. 28, 2022, you can enter the Walmart Q3 sweepstakes for a chance to win one of five $1,000 Walmart gift cards for the grand prize, or one of 750 $100 Walmart gift cards for the first prize. That’s a total of $80,000 up for grabs in Walmart swag (and you can buy pretty much anything there, so it may as well be cash).
There are a few ways you can enter to win the sweepstakes:
- Shop at your local Walmart and complete the survey at the bottom of your receipt for one entry.
- Complete an online survey for another entry.
- Send a postcard containing your name, address, phone number and date of birth to 2022 Walmart Sweepstakes, PO Box 228, Macedon, NY 14502-0228. Write-in entries must be postmarked by Oct. 28, 2022, and received by Nov. 3, 2022.
6. Monster Jam 10K Stunt Sweepstakes
Monster Jam is known for its wild and wacky monster truck shows, and this year it’s assembling 10,000 diecast monster trucks to use as part of a one-of-a-kind stunt. To celebrate, Monster Jam is giving away a grand prize to one lucky sweepstakes winner.
The prize includes a fully paid trip to any Monster Truck show in 2023, plus $10,000 in cash. To enter, simply enter your information in the online form. On Oct. 16, 2022, Monster Jam will choose 10,000 entrants and assign each a numbered diecast truck. The first three to land closest to a pin at the bottom of the ramp will be named winners.
The first-prize winner will get a trip for four to the Monster Jam World Finals XXII and a Spin Master Monster Jam Garage Playset. Second-prize winner gets a Monster Jam toys prize pack worth $1,000.
7. ECS Tuning 2022 Sweepstakes
ECS Tuning offers genuine, aftermarket and performance parts for European cars. And from now until Nov. 1, 2022, you can enter the ECS Tuning Sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize of a $10,000 ECS gift card. Even if you’re not into European cars, you can choose a $5,000 cash prize in lieu of the gift card if you win. There’s also a daily instant prize of cash that will be uploaded to the winner’s ECS account (no cash equivalent offered).
There are several ways to enter the sweepstakes:
- Enter your info at ECSTuning.com to enter into the Instant Win Game Play and the grand prize sweepstakes
- Fill out this form to win 10 entries to the sweepstakes
- Make an online purchase on the ECS Tuning website and get a sweepstakes entry for every $1 spent
The sweepstakes are open to U.S. and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) aged 18 and up (though you must be 19 in Alabama or Nebraska, and 21 in Mississippi). You can enter until Nov. 1, 2022, after which ECS Tuning will pick the grand prize winner.
There are many more sweepstakes available for entry, with new ones added all the time, so it pays to keep on top of them to increase your chances of winning some of that sweet, sweet cash.
Ohio-based contributor Catherine Hiles writes about finance, cars, pet ownership and parenting for The Penny Hoarder.