SweepstakesAlthough this term is generally used to cover all kinds of giveaways where people can win prizes, sweepstakes are technically prize competitions where winners are chosen by chance alone. Every entry has an equal chance of being drawn as the winner. Examples of sweepstakes include: BIG Daily Sweepstakes List.
ContestsContests, also known as skill contests or creative contests, always have an aspect of skill to them. For example, the winner might be the person with the best essay, photograph, or recipe, or the winning entry might be drawn from the pool of all people who perform a specific action, such as correctly answering a trivia contest. Examples of contests include:
See the Current Creative Contests list for skill contests that you can enter today.
Instant Win SweepstakesInstant win sweepstakes winners are drawn by assigning certain random moments as winning times. The first person who plays the instant win game after that moment is the prize winner. Examples of instant win sweepstakes include:
- Doritos - $50,000 Instant Win Sweepstakes
- I Can't Believe It's Not Butter - Sprays in the City Instant Win Sweepstakes