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 $195,000 in cash prizes and that excludes the Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize. The uber lucky person who scores in that contest brings in $7,500 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 May or June.
1. Refresh, Renew, Redo $15,000 Sweepstakes
If your house could use a little love in order to truly feel like home, check out this contest. Meredith Corporation’s Refresh, Renew, Redo $15,000 Sweepstakes offers a grand prize of $15,000 to one lucky winner. And while the sweepstakes is marketed as a way to update your home, 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 nine 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 June 30, 2022. If you mail your entry, it must be postmarked by June 30 and received no later than July 5, 2022. The contest is open to U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico).
2. Fingerhut $50,000 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.
For 2022-2023, the Fingerhut Sweepstakes is giving away four cash prizes totaling $70,000. The entry dates are as follows:
- Enter by June 30, 2022, to win $25,000
- 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 enter, go to www.fingerhutsweepszone.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 is no purchase necessary in order to enter.
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 $7,500 a week for life. To enter, simply fill out this form and submit. The winner will be announced on June 30, 2022.
Even if you miss the SuperPrize Event, keep checking the website to see how you can enter to win other sweepstakes.
4. Travel Channel $10K Spring Beach Vacation Giveaway
In addition to offering hours of entertainment and escapism, Travel Channel is giving away $10,000 this spring to one lucky winner.
To enter, go to the sweepstakes official website and enter your email address. You’ll then be redirected to a form that asks you to enter your name, address, gender, date of birth and cable provider. Once you provide that information, you can submit your entry. You can enter here or at InvestigationDiscovery.com (or both) twice a day until May 17, 2022.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents aged 21 years and up.
5. Circle K Rock Paper Prizes Sweepstakes
This spring, Circle K has a sweet sweepstake with a fun rock-paper-scissors theme. There will be two grand prize winners, who will each get $10,000 in cash, as well as hundreds of instant winners who could get free coffee or snacks from their local Circle K store.
To enter, go to win.circlek.com on your mobile browser and enter your mobile number. You’ll then receive a confirmation code and answer some questions about your instant prize preferences. After that, you’ll pick a color for your virtual hand and start playing, either against the computer or against a friend. If you already know how to play rock paper scissors, the next part will be easy. Choose your move and play best out of three. If you win, you can choose between two instant prizes that you can claim at your local Circle K store.
You have until July 1, 2022, to register and play for a chance to win a grand prize. Each time you play, you’ll get one entry toward the grand prize.
6. Walmart May-July Sweepstakes
From now until July 29, 2022, you can enter the Walmart Q2 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 July 29, 2022, and received by Aug. 4, 2022.
7. Union Home Mortgage $10K Win Like a Cowboy Sweepstakes
Here’s a fact you probably don’t know: Union Home Mortgage is an official partner of Professional Bull Riders. It might sound like an unusual pairing, but cowboys need home loans too!
UHM and PBR are also partnering to offer a sweet cash prize of $10,000 to one lucky winner. The sweepstakes run until June 30, 2022. You can only enter the Grand Prize Sweepstakes once by filling out this form online.
The contest is open to U.S. residents aged 18 and up, but excludes residents of Alaska, Hawaii, New York, Utah, Rhode Island, North Dakota and South Dakota.
8. ECS Tuning Spring 2022 Sweepstakes
ECS Tuning offers genuine, aftermarket and performance parts for European cars. And from now until May 31, 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 May 31, 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.
Catherine Hiles is a contributor to The Penny Hoarder.