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Instant win sweepstakes are easy to enter and a blast to win. Instead of waiting for a win notification to arrive by mail, email, or telephone you find out whether you've won or not as soon as your entry has gone through. Many instant sweepstakes also offer games to play to increase the fun.

What Are Instant-Win Sweepstakes?

When you enter most sweepstakes, you have to wait until the giveaway ends and a winner is drawn before you know whether or not you will receive a prize.
With instant win sweepstakes, however, you know as soon as your entry goes through. The winning message will pop right up on your computer screen if you are an instant winner. The immediate gratification makes free instant win games a lot of fun to enter, increasing the excitement of winning and helping you to avoid sweepstakes burnout.

How Are Instant Winners Chosen?

The most common way that instant winners are selected works like this: before the giveaway begins, sponsors pick a random winning time for each prize. The first person to enter the instant sweepstakes after that winning time has passed will receive the prize.For this reason, instant win sweeps are one of the few types of sweepstakes where entry times matter.

What Happens If You Can't Win the Games?

Many instant sweepstakes challenge you to play a game, flip a coin, or pick a chest that actually contains treasure. However, your choice rarely has an actual effect on whether you've won or not.
If the winners are chosen by randomly determined times as described above, you will win no matter which chest you choose or when you stop the prize wheel's spin. The free instant games are intended to be fun and add excitement to the sweep.

If you aren't having fun playing the games, look for a link or a button to skip the game.

Many instant sweepstakes offer them, and skipping the game won't influence your chances of winning.

Ready to try your luck? Enter these instant win sweepstakes and you could be a winner today.

 

1. O'Reilly - Gift Card Giveaway
This sweepstakes is giving away thousands of O'Reilly Auto Parts electronic gift cards worth between $10 and $100.
Entry Frequency: 2 x daily per person/email
End Date: January 30th, 2018
Eligibility: Open to the U.S.
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2. Kools - Kool Kash Instant-Win Game
Smokers, get the chance to win one of dozens of cash prizes worth between $50 and $100,000.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person/email
End Date: January 31st, 2018
Eligibility: Open to residents of the United States (void in Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Puerto Rico) who are smokers
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3. RetailMeNot - Subscriber Sweepstakes
Enter to win a cash prize worth $1,000 or dozens of retailer gift cards worth between $25 and $100.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person
End Date: January 31st, 2018
Eligibility: Open to the U.S.
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4. AARP - (re)starting Your Career After 45 Sweepstakes
This sweepstakes is giving away a $1,000 prepaid Visa gift card, a laptop computer, and a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365, and 50 copies of the book Great Jobs for Everyone 50+.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person/email
End Date: January 31st, 2018
Eligibility: Open to the U.S.
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5. Kroger - Game Day Greats Instant-Win Sweepstakes
Over 66,000 yummy food prizes are up for grabs from this instant giveaway.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person/email/household
End Date: February 2nd, 2018
Eligibility: Open to residents of the United States (void in Florida, New York, and Rhode Island)
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6. Pepsi - Score the Coldest Ticket in Town Sweepstakes
Enter to win a free trip for two to the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota or hundreds of other prizes.


Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person
End Date: February 4th, 2018
Eligibility: Open to residents of Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, or Wisconsin
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7. Litter Genie - Cat Scratch Game Sweepstakes
This sweepstakes is giving away $1,000 for the winner and a $1,000 donation to a cat charity plus more than a hundred $25 gift cards to Petco, PetSmart, and Amazon.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person/email
End Date: February 14th, 2018
Eligibility: Open to the U.S.
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8. Coca Cola - Beats & Buckets Sweepstakes
This sweepstakes is giving away a four-night trip for two people to the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio, Texas or 200 other prizes.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person/email
End Date: February 21st, 2018
Eligibility: Open to residents of the contiguous US (void in Alaska) who are students in good standing at their college or university
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9. Snickers and Skittles - Super Bowl LII Rivalry Sweepstakes
Enter to win season tickets to an NFL team of your choice, tailgating prizes, candy bars, or video games. Over 25,000 prizes will be awarded in total.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person/email
End Date: February 28th, 2018
Eligibility: Open to the U.S. (void in HI & AK) and Canada (void in PQ)
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10. Jack Links - Wild Xbox Sweepstakes
Thousands of people will win free Xbox prizes including game consoles and Game Pass memberships for five days, a month, or a year.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person/email
End Date: March 31st, 2018
Eligibility: Open to the U.S.
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11. Butterfinger - College Sweepstakes
Win an outdoor tailgate prize pack or one of 1,000 free instant prizes.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person/email
End Date: March 31st, 2018
Eligibility: Open to the U.S.
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12. Similac Strong Moms - Baby's First Milestones Giveaway
Win everything you need for babies and parents including $5,000 to spend on anything you didn't receive off your registry or instant prizes like shopping sprees and more.


Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person/email
End Date: April 1st, 2018
Eligibility: Open to the U.S.
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