How to Get a Wheel of Fortune Spin ID and Win Prizes

Spin IDs: An Easy Way to Win Prizes from a Popular Game Show

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 Have you ever dreamed of being a Wheel of Fortune winner? Even if you're not a great puzzle solver and you never get on the air, you can still win from Wheel of Fortune. Simply sign up for a Spin ID from Wheel of Fortune's Wheel Watchers Club and you'll automatically enter into special sweepstakes and giveaways that Wheel of Fortune offers.

How to Get a Wheel of Fortune Spin ID

Getting your own Wheel of Fortune Spin ID is easy. Simply visit the Wheel of Fortune website and follow the links to join the Wheel Watchers Club.

You can either fill out the registration form or use your Facebook login to sign up. Be sure to watch for a verification email, since Wheel won't activate your account until you have clicked on the verification link in the email.

To be eligible to get a Spin ID, you must be a resident of the United States at least 13 years of age. Read the Wheel Watchers Club's Terms and Conditions for more information about how the personal data you submit will be used and stored and other useful information.

Aside from chances to win, joining the Wheel Watchers Club has other benefits including the chance to get VIP tickets to tapings of the show, discounts off purchases from the Wheel of Fortune eStore, advance notice of Wheel of Fortune events in your area, and more.

Wheel of Fortune also offers special promotions to Wheel Watchers Club members. For example, they offered Sony Rewards Points to Wheel Watchers Club members who entered the solution to the Bonus Round Puzzle aired on each day's show.

Check the Wheel of Fortune website to see the current giveaways, discounts, and special offers that Wheel Watchers are eligible to receive.

How to Win with Your Spin ID

Wheel Watchers Club's giveaways are easy to enter. Once you sign up for your Spin ID, you don't have to do anything else to participate in the drawings.

When you join Wheel of Fortune's Wheel Watchers Club, you'll be assigned a combination of letters and numbers called your "Spin ID." Club members with a Spin ID will be automatically entered into special sweepstakes drawings.

The giveaways you enter with your Spin ID change regularly. Some offer daily cash prizes, others give away $10,000 in cash, and some give home players the chance to win whatever the contestants on that day's episode win.

For the drawings, a Spin ID is chosen at random from all of the active accounts. The winning Spin IDs are announced during that day's show.

If you don't see that day's episode, don't worry. You can log into the WoF website to check if your ID has won recently. But make sure you do this regularly, to be sure you don't overlook a win. You won't be notified any other way; it's the winner's responsibility to check the announcements and claim their prizes.

Having a Spin ID can also give you additional entries into the randomly-drawn giveaways that PCH offers.

What to Do If Your Spin ID is Announced as the Winner

If your Spin ID is picked, you have 24 hours from the on-air announcement to claim your prize by logging into the Wheel of Fortune website, clicking on the "Check Spin ID" link, and following the directions. If you're too slow, you forfeit your prize!

Keeping Your Spin ID Active

To keep drawings from being clogged with abandoned Spin IDs, only active accounts are entered into Wheel of Fortune drawings. So what makes a Spin ID active? Logging into the website regularly.

If you want to be entered, you need to log into the website at least once every six months. That means that even if you're checking the television show to see if you've won, you still need to go to the website occasionally.

What to Do If You Forget Your Spin ID

Go on the Wheel of Fortune website and click on the link to check your Spin ID, and your Spin ID will be displayed along with the news of whether you won or not. You can then jot down your number and keep it handy to check when you watch The Wheel.

What Happened to the 5k Every Day Giveaway?

The 5k Every Day Giveaway is a regular promotion that offers Wheel Watchers Club members the chance to win daily $5,000 prizes. Wheel of Fortune frequently offers this giveaway, but if you're having trouble finding it at the moment, it might not be available at the moment. Wheel of Fortune will occasionally put the 5k Every Day Giveaway on hiatus while they run other promotions.

Odds of Winning Are Long

One thing to keep in mind with the Wheel of Fortune giveaways is that the odds of winning are quite long. "Wheel" is a popular show, and entering is so easy that a lot of people do it. While it's fun to check if you're a winner, don't get frustrated if you don't.

You might want to check out which sweepstakes have the best odds of winning to find other giveaways to enter as well.

Other Sweepstakes to Enter and Win

If you want to find out about more current chances to win free money, check out TheBalance's Cash Sweepstakes List. You can also visit the Instant Win Sweepstakes List for other chances to find out right away if you're a winner.

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