How to enter Omaze prize draws for free
Have you heard of Omaze? Recently I’ve had several readers contact me to ask if Omaze is genuine, or a scam – so I thought it was about time I blogged about them.
Omaze.com hosts pay-to-enter prize draws, open to most countries worldwide, with incredible prizes ranging from cars and holidays to unique celebrity experiences – currently you can celebrate Ringo Starr’s 80th birthday with him on a video call!
Unlike most pay-to-enter prize draws, a set percentage of the ticket sales for every Omaze campaign goes to charity – for the celebrity experiences (dinner dates, premiere trips etc.), 60% of the money raised goes to charity, and for other prizes (holidays, cars, etc.) 15% goes to charity. Omaze itself takes 15% of the donations and the remainder is used for sourcing the prize, marketing costs and fees. So far their prize draws have raised over $130million for charities worldwide – find out more on the Omaze About Us page.
It’s certainly an exciting way to donate to charity, with the chance of winning a huge prize – and sometimes a once–in-a lifetime experience! But what a lot of people don’t realise is that every prize draw on the Omaze website has a free entry route. So if you can’t afford to make a donation to charity, you can also enter for free online. Or if you’re not happy about only a small percentage of your Omaze draw entry ticket going to the charity, why not use the free online entry route and then make your donation directly to the connected charity?
Each Omaze free entry is equal to 2,000 paid entries (which would cost $100!). The maximum number of entries is 6,000 entries per person per campaign, meaning you can submit the free entry form 3 times for each prize you’re interested in – receiving the same number of entries as a $300 donation.
How to enter Omaze draws for free
- Browse the Omaze campaigns at www.omaze.com/products
- Choose the campaign you’re interested in, then scroll down the page past the donation amounts.
- Click on the the blue text line enter without contributing
- Complete your name, email and postal address details
- Tick the captcha box and submit the entry form
- You can only submit one form per minute, so if you plan to do your 3 free entries you’ll have to wait a little while for the Submit button to turn pink!
The Omaze Million Pound House Draw
Omaze are currently raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust, the only charity in the UK providing specialised nursing care and support for young people facing cancer. There’s a very special prize on offer in this prize draw – a million pound house in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire – and the winner will also receive £10,000. For this particular promotion, 80% of the proceeds (after the cost of the prizes) will go to Teenage Cancer Trust: Omaze have guaranteed this will be at least £70,000.
As well as the top prize of a house – to be drawn after the promotion ends on 19th November 2020 – there are also thousands more prizes to be won including these ‘early bird’ prizes:
- MINI Electric (prize draw for entries between now and 19 June 2020)
- £10k Tech Hamper (enter before 24 July 2020)
- Tesla Model 3 (enter before 28 August 2020)
Plus there’s a weekly prize draw to win £1,000 cash.
Not only that, but in the grand November house prize draw another 2020 prizes will be awarded:
- 10 x £500 John Lewis Gift Cards
- 40 x £250 Curry’s Gift Cards
- 1,970 x £20 Amazon Gift Cards
How to enter the Million Pound House Draw
If you want to buy a ticket for the draw (including a donation to Teenage Cancer Trust!) you can buy entries at https://omaze.co.uk/pages/enter at these costs:
- £10 for 15 entries
- £25 for 40 entries
- £50 for 85 entries
- £150 for 320 entries
- £300 for 1,000 entries
Look out for coupon codes in the press to get bonus entries too!
Unlike the main Omaze.com draws, the alternative ‘free’ entry route for this particular draw is by post, so you will have to buy a stamp. You can send as many postcards as you like as long as each one is stamped and sent separately (not all together in one envelope).
Postal entries will go into the Grand Prize Promotion (for the house and 2020 voucher prizes) and also the Weekly Cash Prize Promotion – but they’re not eligible for the Early Bird Prize Draws. Your entry (whether it’s paid or free) goes into the £1,000 draw for the week it’s received and all following weekly draws until the end of the promotional period, so it pays to enter early.
If you’re going to send multiple postal entries, the stamp cost will stack up. A £10 online payment gets you 15 entries into the draw – and you would only save 25p if you bought 15 second class stamps for postcard entries.
How to enter the Million Pound House Draw by post
- Write your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, and email address on a blank sheet of paper or postcard
- Send with a 1st or 2nd class stamp to: Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Omaze Scrutineers, Civica Election Services, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW.
Full details on the postal entry method are here.
If you do want to get involved with Omaze campaigns, make sure you check that the draws are open to your country – and have a good read of the rules at www.omaze.com/pages/rules. Omaze also share details of their winners online – check them out at https://winners.omaze.com/who-won
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