Are you looking for free UPC Codes? Some sweepstakes require UPC codes to enter, but that doesn't mean that you have to buy anything in order to get a chance to win. Here are the top ways to get a free UPC Code and enter more sweepstakes.
The first place to check when looking for free UPC Codes for sweepstakes is the UPC Codes
thread in the Sweepstakes Forum. Your fellow sweepers use this thread to share UPC Codes for their favorite sweeps, and help everyone get better chances to win. If you've found codes for popular sweepstakes, pay it forward by posting them here!
2. Read the Sweepstakes Rules for Free UPC Codes
Sweepstakes sponsors cannot require that you purchase an item in order to participate, without violating the laws against private lotteries
. So even if a code is required, the sweepstakes rules will usually offer a method of getting free UPC Codes. Possibilities include providing a free code, giving a link to get a UPC code, or mailing away for a free sweepstakes entry or code.
3. Find Free UPC Codes in the Internet UPC Database
The Internet UPC Database
is a storehouse of free UPC codes for a wide variety of products. Some of these may be outdated or may not include specially-marked sweepstakes products, but oftentimes a hard-to-find code will show up here.
4. Do an Internet Search for Free UPC Codes
If I'm stuck for hard-to-find sweepstakes codes, I do an internet search to find out whether any other websites are offering the free UPC codes I need. It's amazing how often a quick search turns up a free sweepstakes code on a hard-to-find site. Are you unfamiliar with web search? Visit Wendy Boswell's Basics of Web Search
to get started.
5. Write Down Free UPC Codes at the Grocery Store
If all else fails, you can always go to your local grocery store and write down the UPC Code from the products that you need. UPC Codes are usually found on the outside of the product packages, so you don't need to actually buy anything to get the codes you need to enter sweepstakes. If you're not sure what to look for, check out the article, What Are UPC Codes?