How to enter Omaze prize draws for free
Have you heard of Omaze? 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 with incredible prizes ranging from cars and holidays to unique celebrity experiences.
Unfortunately, most Omaze.com draws are no longer open to UK or Australian residents (there’s a long list of excluded countries in section 4(B) of the Omaze official rules). Instead, UK residents should visit www.omaze.co.uk for their regular house giveaways – see the end of this post for entry details.
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 $150million for charities worldwide.
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 usually 6,000 entries per person per campaign (but check the rules for each individual promotion). You will NOT be informed when you’ve reached your entry limit, but any entries over the maximum will be void and ineligible to win. For promotions with a 6,000 entry limit 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, and check the rules – if there are no specific rules for that experience, then check the excluded countries list in the rules. UK and Australian residents are no longer eligible to enter draws at www.omaze.com!
- Scroll down the page past the donation amounts.
- Click on the the 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!
Omaze Million Pound House Draw (UK only)
On their UK specific website at www.omaze.co.uk, Omaze always have at least one opportunity to win a house – only UK residents are eligible to enter these draws, and the ‘free’ entry route is by post rather than online.
Tickets for all Omaze draws cost:
- £10 for 15 entries
- £25 for 40 entries
- £50 for 85 entries
- £150 for 320 entries
Or you can buy a subscription and pay £10 a month, which will give you 30 entries into every current house draw on the 1st of each month, so for some months you’ll get 60 entries as there will be two concurrent draws running. You can skip a month at any time.
Read on for details of the ‘free’ postal entry route!
Win a luxurious house in Dartmoor worth £2,200,000 plus £100,000 cash! The draw closes on 30 September 2023 (3 October 2023 for postal entries).
How to enter the Devon House Draw
If you want to buy a ticket for the Devon draw (including a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support) you can buy entries at omaze.co.uk/pages/devon-ii
Devon – early bird draws & prizes
Enter early and as well as going into the main Devon house prize draw, you’ll also go into an early bird bonus draw! It’s possible to win multiple prizes in these draws, if you bought multiple tickets that are drawn as winners.
- Enter before 10 September for the chance to win a VW campervan
- Enter before 30 September for the chance to win one of up to 10,000 gift cards
Full T&Cs for the Devon draw are here.
When buying tickets you may be offered discounted tickets or 2-for-1 deals for other house draws – remember not to get carried away and only spend what you can afford.
How to enter the Omaze House Draws by post
Unlike the main Omaze.com draws, the alternative ‘free’ entry route for the UK Million Pound House draws 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, all the Early Bird Prize Draws and also all the Weekly Cash Prize Promotions (if applicable). Your entry (whether it’s paid or free) goes into all following weekly and early bird draws until the end of the promotional period, so it pays to enter early.
How to send a postal entry for the Omaze house draws
Write your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, and email address on a piece of paper or postcard (a picture postcard is fine!)
- DEVON HOUSE:
Send with a 1st or 2nd class stamp to: Omaze Scrutineers – Devon II House Draw, Civica Election Services, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW to arrive by 3 October 2023
Full details on the postal entry method are here.
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 – but paying for 15 second class stamps would cost you £11.25
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.
Look out for coupon codes in the press to get bonus entries too!
Looking for free entry competitions?
Be careful about spending money on unregulated pay-to-enter prize draws, as they can be addictive and result in huge debt. If you’d like the chance to win amazing prizes without spending money, there are thousands of free entry online prize draws and competitions open to UK entrants! Check out my blog posts below: