Sweepstakes Directory: Find the Types of Prizes You Want to Win

Different Types of Sweepstakes to Enter and Prizes to Win

 There are so many sweepstakes out there that no one can enter them all; trying will just make you crazy. Focusing your energy on the prizes you want to win the most is a key to being successful (and not ending up with a closet full of prizes you don't want!)

Each sweeper has his or her favorite types of sweepstakes to focus on winning. If you don't have to wade through dozens of giveaways that you aren't really interested in entering, you can enter more of the sweepstakes you do want to win, faster, greatly improving your odds.

So how can you narrow down the hundreds of available sweepstakes to find the ones you want to enter? Use this page to focus on the types of prizes that appeal to you. Whether you prefer to enter only very big giveaways, or you're trying to win a cruise, or cash is what's on your mind, you can find the contests and sweepstakes that speak to you here.

Popular Sweepstakes to Enter:

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Sweepstakes give you chances to win cash, cars, and more. Image © Getty Images / The Image Bank.

These sweepstakes and contests are particularly attractive for sweepers. Some have really big prizes, while others have great chances of winning, or are simply more fun.

Sweepstakes by Entry Frequency:

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Enter these sweepstakes regularly. Image (c) Henrik-Jonsson / Getty Images

These lists make it easy for you to get the most chances possible to win sweepstakes by entering as often as each sweep allows. Set aside a time to enter each of these regularly. For example, many enter weekly sweepstakes on Mondays and monthly sweepstakes on the first of the month.

New and Expiring Sweepstakes:

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Sweepstakes that Just Started or Are Ending Soon. Image (c) Simon-Battensby / Getty Images

Find sweepstakes and contests that have been newly added to the Contests site, or which are ending soon.

Win Trips in Dream Vacation Sweepstakes:

Win a Free Trip to Ecuador.
A free trip to Quito, Ecuador and a Galapagos cruise could be yours, if you enter here. Image (c) John Coletti / Photolibrary / Getty Images

 Enter vacation sweepstakes for your chance to win dream vacations and trips around the world or close to home. Win free trips to visit international and domestic vacation spots from trips to Disneyland to cruises down the Nile by entering these vacation sweepstakes and contests.

Could You Use a New Car? Enter These Giveaways:

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Want to Own a Car Like This? Enter These Sweepstakes. Mohamed Elkhamisy / EyeEm / Getty Images

If you'd like to win cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and other vehicles, then you should check out these fabulous car sweepstakes. All of the prizes in this section include vehicles or related items. Enter to win a new car today!

House and Garden Sweepstakes:

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Lettuce and tomatoes growing in the garden of the 2009 HGTV Green Home. Image © Scripps Network, Used with Permission.

Could your home use a little work? Enter House and Garden sweepstakes to win all kinds of things for your home, from bathroom remodels to new kitchen appliances. You could even win a whole new house!

Keep Up to Date with Technology by Winning the Latest Gadgets:

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Win a Free iPad or Tablet from These Sweepstakes. Image (c) Rolfo / Moment / Getty Images

 Do you love computers, gadgets, home theaters, and other electronics? Save your hard-earned money and win electronics prizes instead of buying them yourself!

Use Your Skills to Win These Creative Contests:

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Get creative and you could win these contests. Image (c) Matt Dutile / Getty Images

Show off your skills in creative contests where you can win prizes with your photography, videos, writing, or cooking abilities. These contests often have great odds of winning, and are a lot of fun to boot!

Sweepstakes for Canadians:

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The Canadian Sweepstakes List offers competitions that are open for Canadians to enter. Image © Arnold Media / Getty Images.

 If you live in Canada, here are tips just for you. Here you can find tips and advice about entering sweepstakes in Canada, as well as links to sweepstakes that Canadians can enter.

Win Fun and Entertaining Prizes:

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Free Ticket Sweepstakes give you the chance to see movies, concerts, plays, and more for free. Image © Diane Macdonald / Getty Images.

Sometimes, it's hard to justify spending money on things that are  just plain fun. That's why it's so great to be able to win entertaining prizes like movie tickets, toys, tickets to see your favorite sports teams play, and more. Here, you'll find giveaways with entertaining prizes.

Other Types of Sweepstakes to Enter and Win:

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Win Some Bling and Lots of Other Cool Prizes. Mark Hoffler / EyeEm / Getty Images

Here are some other fun giveaways that don't fit well into the other types of sweepstakes. Here you'll find sweepstakes you can enter with your kids, prizes for weddings, jewelry and fashion prizes, and more. This is also the place to look for seasonal sweepstakes like holiday giveaways, when the time is right.

Intro to Social Media Contests:

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Woman Winning Sweepstakes at Her Computer. Image (c) Blend Images - Jose Luis Pelaez Inc / Getty Images

Social media contests are one of the fastest-growing types of sweepstakes today. Many people are winning more prizes than ever by turning to social media sites. Find out what social media giveaways are, where to find them, and how to win them!

Blog Contests:

Facebook Contests:

Twitter Contests:

Seasonal and Holiday Sweepstakes

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Seasonal Sweepstakes Celebrate Specific Events and Holidays. Jutta Klee / Getty Images

 These seasonal sweepstakes lists are not available all year round, but are only available during the appropriate season. Check them a month or more before the holiday or event they celebrate.