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What Are Instant Win Sweepstakes?

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Question: What Are Instant Win Sweepstakes?
I've heard about free instant win games - some people have said that they are fun to enter and can keep your motivation for entering sweepstakes high. What are instant win sweepstakes, and how are they different from regular sweepstakes?
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When you enter regular sweepstakes, you have to wait until the giveaway ends and a winner is drawn before you know whether or not you will receive a prize. With instant win sweepstakes, however, you know as soon as your entry goes through. The winning message will pop right up on your computer screen if you are an instant winner. The immediate gratification makes free instant win games a lot of fun to enter, increasing the excitement of winning and helping you to avoid sweepstakes burnout.

How are Instant Winners Chosen?

To choose who will win in free instant win games, sponsors pick a random winning time for each prize before the giveaway begins. The first person to enter the instant sweepstakes after that winning time has passed will receive the prize. For this reason, instant win sweeps are one of the few types of sweepstakes where entry times matter.

How Can I Beat the Games?

Many instant win sweepstakes let entrants play games before they find out whether they've won or not. For example, they might ask you to spin a wheel, flip cards to match three matching symbols, or pick a chest that actually contains treasure. However, your choice rarely has an actual effect on whether you've won or not. If the winners are chosen by randomly determined times as described above, you will win no matter which chest you choose or how you spin the prize wheel. The free instant games are intended to be fun and add excitement to the sweep.

If the Games Don't Matter, Can I Skip Them?

Some instant win sweepstakes give you the option to bypass the game portion of the giveaway. Just look for a link that says something like "Click here if you can't see the game." Skipping the game portion of the instant win will not affect your chances of winning.

Are There Any Exceptions to These Rules?

Of course. Be sure to read the rules of the instant win sweepstakes that you enter to determine how the sponsors have chosen to run those individual sweeps.

Where Can I Find Instant Win Sweepstakes?

The fastest way to find instant sweepstakes to enter is to go to our Instant Win Sweepstakes List. Here, you can find all of the instant win sweeps on our site, in one convenient location.

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