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 $130,000 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 2021 deadlines are in April and May.
1. Love Your Home $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 Love Your Home $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, 2021. If you mail your entry, it must be postmarked by June 30 and received no later than July 7, 2021. 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 2021-2022, the Fingerhut Sweepstakes is giving away four cash prizes totaling $50,000. The entry dates are as follows:
- Enter by June 30, 2021, to win $5,000
- Enter by Sept. 30, 2021, to win $10,000
- Enter by Dec. 31, 2021, to win $20,000
- Enter by April 15, 2022, to win $15,000
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 $7,000 a week for life. To enter, simply fill out this form and submit. The winner will be announced on April 30, 2021.
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 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. After that, you’ll be asked a question to test your travel knowledge. Even if you get it wrong, you can still submit your entry. You can enter here or at InvestigationDiscovery.com (or both) twice a day until May 12, 2021.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents aged 21 years and up.
5. Zyrtec Go All Out $5,000 Sweepstakes
For some, the beginning of spring signals the end of cold winter dreariness. But for others, it means dreaded allergies are on the horizon. If you fall into the latter category, maybe a nice fat $5,000 check will help you feel better.
Zrytec is partnering with Thrillist and Popsugar to offer a $5K grand prize to one lucky winner. To enter, go to goalloutthisspring.com and fill out the form. You’ll need to enter your name, city, state and email, and then answer the question, “How will you go all out this spring?”
The sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents aged 18 years and up. The contest is open until May 20, 2021.
6. Frito-Lay Crunch Your Luck Sweepstakes
Frito-Lay’s sweepstakes awards a weekly jackpot of $20,000, as well as $20 payouts every hour. The prize is awarded via PayPal or Venmo, so you’ll have to have an account with one of those to enter. You’ll also need to register an account at crunchyourluck.com.
To enter, you’ll need a Combined Code, which you can get either on a Frito-Lay product marked for the promotion or by calling a toll-free number and following the instructions. You can enter up to one code per hour for the $20 hourly prizes. The first code you submit each day will also be entered into the weekly $20,000 drawing.
The sweepstakes are open until May 1, 2021, to U.S. residents aged 18 and up.
7. Union Home Mortgage – PBR Home 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 $25,000 to one lucky winner. Even if you don’t win the grand prize, you can still win a super cool PBR-branded belt buckle in the Instant Win Sweepstakes. The buckle is worth approximately $50.
The sweepstakes run until Oct. 17, 2021, so there’s plenty of time to enter to win a cash prize. You can only enter the Grand Prize Sweepstakes once (either via SMS or by filling out this form online), and you can enter each Instant Win Sweepstakes once. Every Instant Prize winner will also be entered to the Grand Prize Sweepstakes.
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 2021 Sweepstakes
ECS Tuning offers genuine, aftermarket and performance parts for European cars. And from now until May 31, 2021, you can enter the ECS Tuning Sweepstakes for a chance to win 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). Most You can enter until May 31, 2021, 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.