Hobbies Contests Sweepstakes Directory: Find the Types of Prizes You Want to Win Different Types of Sweepstakes to Enter and Prizes to Win Share PINTEREST Email Print Contests Types of Contests Basics Tips and Tricks Dream Vacations Win Money Win Electronics Home and Garden Lotteries Win Vehicles Jewelry and Clothing Creative Contests Scams Learn More By Sandra Grauschopf Writer University of Maryland Sandra Grauschopf has been working in the contests industry since 2002. She is a passionate sweeper, with tens of thousands of dollars worth of prize wins to her name, and she has been sharing advice about how to be a winner for over a decade. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Sandra Grauschopf Updated June 29, 2021 There are so many sweepstakes running at any given time that no one can enter them all, and trying to do so will just make you crazy. While it's great to have an extensive selection of giveaways to win, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Focusing your energy on the prizes you want to win is the key to winning prizes you love. Entering attractive sweepstakes faster greatly improves your chances of being a successful sweeper. So how can you narrow down the hundreds of available sweepstakes to find the ones you want to enter? Use this directory of sweepstakes lists to find and enter sweepstakes that appeal to you. Whatever giveaways you love best, this sweepstakes directory will help you find them. Popular Sweepstakes to Enter: Want to Win Money? Enter These Sweepstakes. imagedepotpro / Getty Images Want to enter some of the most popular sweepstakes out there? The sweepstakes on these lists are particularly appealing, either because they are offering that most flexible of prizes (cash!), they have better odds of winning, or they're offering big-ticket items for their prizes. Check these lists for the most popular giveaways and prizes: The 10 Best Sweepstakes to Enter Right Now Big Sweepstakes with Prizes Worth $10,000 - $29,999 Mega Sweepstakes with Prizes Worth Over $30,000 Sweepstakes with Lots of Prizes Instant-Win Sweepstakes Chances to Win Cash Prizes Sweepstakes by Entry Frequency: Enter these sweepstakes regularly. Image (c) Henrik-Jonsson / Getty Images Get the most chances to win sweepstakes possible by entering as often as each one allows. A good plan is to 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, while dailies can be done while drinking your morning coffee or unwinding in front of the television in the evening. Here are sweepstakes lists based on entry frequency: One-and-Done: Single Entry Sweepstakes and Contests Daily Sweepstakes: Improve Your Odds by Entering Daily Weekly Sweepstakes and Contests Monthly Sweepstakes and Contests Sweepstakes with Unlimited Entries/Unusual Entry Periods Time-Sensitive Sweepstakes: Time-Sensitive Sweepstakes to Enter. Jeffrey Coolidge / Getty Images Here, you can find time-sensitive sweepstakes like newly-added giveaways and sweepstakes ending soon. New sweepstakes are important because you can enter them as often as possible. Sweepstakes ending soon are important because you can ensure you get your final entries in before it's too late. Here are the time-sensitive sweepstakes list: New Sweepstakes Last Chance! Sweepstakes Ending This Week Sweepstakes Ending on the Busiest Day of the Year All Sweepstakes by Expiration Date Win Trips from Dream Vacation Sweepstakes: A free trip to Quito, Ecuador and a Galapagos cruise could be yours, if you enter here. Image (c) John Coletti / Photolibrary / Getty Images Where would you go if money were no object? Enter these sweepstakes and you could let sweepstakes sponsors pick up the tab for your next getaway. Enter vacation sweepstakes for your chance to win free trips to visit international and domestic vacation spots, trips to Disneyland, Caribbean cruises, and much more. Plus, learn everything you need to know about what happens when you win a trip, which hidden expenses you can expect, and more. Here is all the vacation-related information you need: US Vacation Sweepstakes - Win a Trip Within the US Spa Sweepstakes - Win Spa Vacations and Other Relaxing Prizes Las Vegas Sweepstakes List - Win Free Vegas Vacations Hawaii Sweepstakes List - Win Free Hawaiian Vacations Disney Sweepstakes List - Free Trips to Disney World and Disneyland Cruise Free with Win-a-Cruise Sweepstakes Win a Trip Abroad with International Travel Sweepstakes Where to Find Free Honeymoon Sweepstakes Before You Enter Vacation Sweepstakes... Could You Use a New Car? Enter These Giveaways: 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 set of wheels today! Plus, get tips about what you need to do if you actually win a new car. Information about winning a car: Win a New Ride with Car Sweepstakes How to Pay the Taxes on Car Sweepstakes House and Garden Sweepstakes: How to Win Prizes for Your Home and Garden. Paul Bradbury / Getty Images Could your home use a little work? These House and Garden sweepstakes are giving away all kinds of things for your home, from bathroom upgrades to new kitchen appliances, toys and nurseries, grills and outdoor kitchens. You could even win a whole new house! Find ways to enter and win house-related prizes: House and Garden Sweepstakes List Baby Sweepstakes List Gift Certificate Sweepstakes List Food and Drink Sweepstakes List How to Use Sweepstakes to Remodel Your Home on a Shoestring All About the HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes Profile of the DIY Blog Cabin Sweepstakes Keep Up to Date with Technology by Winning the Latest Gadgets: 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? Here are a bunch of great giveaways for early adopters, for people who want to enter sweepstakes on the go, video gamers, and more. Save your hard-earned money and win electronics prizes instead of buying them yourself! Electronics sweepstakes and relevant information: Electronics Sweepstakes List Free Computer Sweepstakes Free iPad and Tablet Sweepstakes How to Win an iPad (and How Not To) Use Your Skills to Win These Creative Contests: Get creative and you could win these contests. Image (c) Matt Dutile / Getty Images Creative contests give you the chance to win prizes for your skills. Whether you're a great shot with a camera, take creative and funny videos, or are a whiz at whipping up new recipes, you can turn your talents into prizes and have a lot of fun to boot! These lists feature the top contests running right now in a variety of different categories: All Creative Contests You Can Enter Now Writing Contest List Recipe Contest List Video and Photography Contest List Where to Find Answers to Trivia Contests Tips for Winning Skill Contests How to Get Votes for Your Contest Entries Annual STEM, Writing, and Fine Art Contests for Kids Sweepstakes for Canadians: The Canadian Sweepstakes List offers competitions that are open for Canadians to enter. Image © Arnold Media / Getty Images. If you live in Canada, this section is for you. Here you can find tips and advice about entering sweepstakes in Canada, answers to common questions, and links to sweepstakes that Canadians are eligible to enter. Information about sweepstakes for Canadians: Canadian Sweepstakes to Enter Age of Majority Laws in Canada Why Do Canadians Have to Answer Skill-Testing Questions? Why Are So Many Sweepstakes Void in Quebec? Win Fun and Entertainment Prizes: 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 entertainment prizes like movie tickets, toys, tickets to see your favorite sports teams play, video games, and more. Entertainment sweepstakes to win: Ticket Sweepstakes - Win Free Movie Tickets and More Enter to Win Toys and Games NASCAR Sweepstakes - Win NASCAR Racing Prizes Win Sports Tickets, Outdoors Prizes, Sporting Equipment, & More Other Types of Sweepstakes to Enter and Win: Win Some Bling and Lots of Other Cool Prizes. Mark Hoffler / EyeEm / Getty Images Here are some other fun giveaways that don't fit into the other sweepstakes categories. Here you'll find sweepstakes you can enter with your kids, prizes for weddings, jewelry and fashion prizes, and more. Wedding Sweepstakes - Contests to Win Free Weddings Kids' Sweepstakes - Sweepstakes for Kids and Teens Jewelry and Fashion Sweepstakes - Win Jewelry, Designer Clothes, & More Creative Presentation Sweepstakes Magazine Sweepstakes' Websites Free Book Sweepstakes Intro to Social Media Contests: Enter and Win Social Media Sweepstakes. Tim Robberts / 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! Here's what you need to know about blog contests: What Are Blog Contests? Find out where and how to enter Facebook sweepstakes and stay safe doing it: Facebook Contests and Sweepstakes to Enter How to Enter Facebook Sweepstakes and Start Winning How to Spot and Avoid Facebook Page Scams How to Use Facebook to Win More Contests If You Aren't Removing Facebook Apps, You Could Be In for a Bad Surprise How and Why to Avoid Facebook Like Farming Enter Twitter contests and get to know the jargon while you're at it: How to Enter and Win Twitter Contests How to Win Prizes With Twitter Parties A Guide to Twitter Jargon for Beginners Pinterest giveaways are popular. Here's how you can boost your odds of winning them. How to Use Pinterest to Win More Prizes Seasonal and Holiday Sweepstakes Seasonal Sweepstakes Celebrate Specific Events and Holidays. Jutta Klee / Getty Images These seasonal sweepstakes lists do not run all year long, but are only available at the appropriate time of year. Check these lists for new giveaways starting a month or more before the holiday or event they celebrate. Here, you can also find expert advice on how to win seasonal contests and sweepstakes: Christmas and Other Holiday Sweepstakes Summer Sweepstakes: Win Grills, Trips, and More Super Bowl Sweepstakes Valentine's Day Sweepstakes Mother's Day Giveaways Halloween Sweepstakes and Contests How to Win Halloween Costume Contests How to Win Pumpkin Carving Contests Conclusion: Being strategic about your sweepstakes entries can help you be more successful and have more fun. If you're not sure which kinds of sweepstakes you like best, try a few of these lists and see which calls to you. Depending on the amount of time you have available, you might be able to work through several of them every day. Good luck!