Can you enter Omaze prize draws for free?

Have you heard of Omaze? I’ve had several readers contact me to ask if Omaze is legitimate, or a scam, and if their house draws are genuine. And is it possible to enter Omaze draws for free?

  • launched in 2012 in the USA, hosting pay-to-enter prize draws with incredible prizes – the most popular ones involving unique celebrity experiences. Initially, worldwide residents could enter these prizes draws online for free, but this is no longer an option for UK residents.
  • launched in 2020, and is probably the most well known ‘Win a House’ website in the UK, thanks to their huge advertising budget. Omaze give away multiple houses a year, and only UK residents can buy tickets for the draws.

In the UK, Omaze partner with a charity for every house prize draw they do – and 80% of the profits of each giveaway (after deducting huge marketing and admin costs) are given directly to the charity. Omaze promise this will be at least £100,000 but in practice it’s usually much more. The remaining 20% is taken by Omaze, but the company is yet to make a profit.

It’s certainly an exciting way to donate to charity, with the chance of winning a huge prize – but what a lot of people don’t realise is that every prize draw on the Omaze website has a ‘free’ entry route, as required by the UK Gambling Act. But despite being defined as ‘free’, this entry route actually involves sending off a postal entry for the draw – so it will cost you a minimum of 75p for a second class stamp. If you want to make more than one entry, sending a postcard could actually end up more expensive than buying a ticket online!

Read on for details of how to enter Omaze draws online and by post – and see which is more cost-effective.

Lucky Kevin Johnson won this £3m London house with Omaze in 2023!

Omaze Million Pound House Draw

On their UK specific website at, 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! There are no limits to entry numbers via any route.

Extra prize draws

Buy tickets for the house draws early and you’ll also be entered into an early bird draw to win cars or huge cash prizes. Check the T&Cs of current Omaze house giveaways to see the dates for these early bird draws.

Omaze also give away tens of thousands of ‘Big Dreamer’ gift card prizes too – last year I spent £50 on tickets and won three £10 Amazon gift cards.

For some of the house giveaways, Omaze also offer a £50,000 cash prize for subscribers, who will automatically be entered (subscribers can also send extra entries by post).

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

The ‘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). A second class stamp is fine to use.

Postal entries will go into the Grand Prize Promotion, and the Early Bird Prize Draws (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.

To enter by post, write your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, and email address on a piece of paper or postcard and send with a 1st or 2nd class stamp to: Omaze Scrutineers – (insert relevant draw name here), Civica Election Services, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW.

Full details on the postal entry method are here. You can use a plain or picture postcard – see my tips on how to send a postcard entry

Is it better value to enter by post or online?

If you want 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. Of course, entering online generates a charitable donation too – if you enter by post, all your money is going to Royal Mail.

Do people really win Omaze prize draws?

Omaze draws can have up to a million entries, so your chance of winning a house, £100,000 or a luxury car is one in a few hundred thousand – but there are also thousands of smaller prizes, so your chance of a voucher win is reasonable and many SuperLucky readers have won voucher prizes in the draws. Personally, I bought £50 of tickets and won £30 of Amazon vouchers in 2023. Let me know in the comments if you’ve had a win!

Omaze is a large business with a good reputation, their prizes are guaranteed to be awarded and they give 80% of profits to charity. However, there are a lot of smaller websites hosting unregulated pay-to-enter prize draws, where the prizes may not be given away, there are no charitable donations, and the postal entries may not be included in the draws. Be careful, as these raffle sites can be addictive and result in huge debt.

Looking for free entry competitions?

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:

76 Responses

  1. Mark Fowler says:

    How many people enter Make Me A Winner on average each day?

  2. Clara says:

    I usually enter the Omaze draws by post, as I do surveys and get 12 free stamps a month, so it is not costing me anything. Was never really sure if these were going into the draw as I did not get any confirmation, but last month I did actually win a £10 prize, so fingers crossed for the big one, one day.

  3. Jay says:

    I assume if you win one of these big prize draws for a house etc you’ll have to take part in publicity and there’s no way to opt out of it?

  4. Peter Little says:

    Where is the place to donate and get £50 worth of tickets

  5. How can I find out which radio competitions have the lowest entries?

    • Di says:

      The information isn’t in the public domain – but generally, the competitions that are advertised on air and not online will get less entries – and the phone in comps get less entries than the text in comps. Also, comps involving general knowledge or niche knowledge (eg. football quizzes on Absolute) or embarrassing yourself (singing!) will get fewer entries than comps where getting on air guarantees you win!

  6. Debbie Bishoprick says:

    Just looking at the Omaze website and you can now do a subscription £10 per month for 30 entries into each draw.

  7. Rebecca A. Davenport says:

    Hi. I keep getting the message that the item is “out of stock”. what does that even mean?

  8. tracey says:

    Hi. If i win a secondary prize of ten pound gift card , can i still enter the same draw with a different ticket to try and win main prize <

  9. Gary Beamont says:

    I am currently visiting Ireland (UK resident) and using the Omaze website I’m unable to enter the big prize house draw. The website does not allow me to enter the competition. How am I able to enter it and pay. The site does not recognise my UK mobile number.

    • Di says:

      Omaze blocks you from their websites if you’re not in an eligible country! I would think you’ll have to use a VPN to hide your location, but I’m afraid I don’t know much about VPNS!

  10. Avril says:

    Are the postal entries the only free entries that can be made

  11. Guy says:

    Ive found a fault in their free entry process in which anybody can get 6000(max)free entries with just 2 entry submissions, per prize. I’ve maxed out every single one of drawings I’ve taken part in. I honestly think they secretly choose based on $$ even though they say they don’t.

  12. Linda Francis says:

    I think that you should update your site because I read it as if people are still able to enter competitions free separate to entering the house draws. Can you tell me what has changed
    I have a couple of queries that Omaze will not answer your only option is to trust them
    Example: When you send a free entry via post and you have to include your email address why cant they send you a return email with a entry number, after all if they are inputting your details what is the problem even if it is civica
    Why don’t they give you consecutive numbers for the amount that you have paid for instead of just one, how do you know whether all of your entries go into the draw, quite frankly you don’t, I think that these two areas are very suspect, I would like you to answer
    The concept is a good idea and so are the prizes but without confirmation and based on our trust to them I have doubts

    I do not consider review sites as untrustworthy because people have bad experiences and information can help can help, some maybe false but some will be genuine and I have put the above on TrustPilot but they still do not answer my direct questions they just repeat the same over and over again, not good enough
    Also this about 2000 entries with a free entry it has to be rubbish, why sell them if they are giving thousands away with a free postal entry

    • Di says:

      Thanks for the comment Linda. Firstly – for everywhere except the UK and Australia, you can enter Omaze draws for free at UK residents were eligible to enter all Omaze draws for free until last year. Now if you try and visit from a UK location it automatically takes you to instead – the only draws we can enter are the House draws, and ‘free’ entry is only available by post. SuperLucky has lots of worldwide visitors which is why I have kept the free entry information on here!
      Generally, with postal entries your details aren’t recorded by the promoter. When I’ve asked a handling house about this, they told me that postcards are numbered, and simply assigned a line on a huge spreadsheet along with all the paid entries. When the winning line number is picked and if it turns out to be a postal entry, that numbered postcard/envelope will be retrieved from storage to get the winner’s details.
      Amazingly, most people don’t take advantage of free entries and prefer the convenience of sending a £2 text message (like the big money UK radio comps) – or, like you, they simply don’t trust that the free entries will be included in the draw and prefer to pay the money.

  13. katy dixon says:

    di – after reading your blog i struggled to find any text link to click on – only postal buttons for 1x postcard entry
    am i missing something easy to see or is the tetx link only on certain comps?

    • Di says:

      UK residents can’t enter the comps for free online I’m afraid! The text link only appears for the comps at for global entrants. The only comps we can enter are at with either the paid or postal entry.

      • Sam says:

        Do you know if Channel Islands residents can enter the US competitions – as we are not part of the UK?
        Unfortunately we are not able to enter the UK house draws

  14. James Smith says:

    Came across this blog while researching Omaze to see whether it was worth entering. Its a great read with a lot of effort gone in to it.
    I then spotted the Trustpilot reviews for Omaze, and its quite a horror story. Actors appearing as winners, cash prize winners not getting paid. A review claiming to be from a friend of the Devon house winner from Birmingham – but written with American grammar. Oh dear.

    • Di says:

      That’s interesting James – although I must admit, I don’t trust anything I read on Trustpilot because they just seem to be unbelievably positive, or unbelievably critical! Do you have links to these specific stories? I’ve paid for a couple of entries for the UK house draws (cheaper than sending postcards!), but to be honest I’ve never heard of any winners, even for the small value prizes. Omaze is widely advertised here in the UK though, so I think an awful lot of people take part.

  15. Ollie Woods says:

    Why can’t U.K. residents enter the omaze house competition

  16. keith says:

    they seam to have stoped all links to the, so can come to the conclusion that they are all correct and that omaz is not what it seams

  17. Tony says:

    I’d just like to mention that as per section 4B of the (very well hidden) Eligibility criteria country list; ALL ENTRIES FREE OR PAID FOR, ARE VOID.. Unless you are a US resident.

    Sorry to disappoint. Hope this saves people some time. I discovered it a few thousand of entries in..

    • Di says:

      Wow thanks Tony – I do keep an eye on the rules but hadn’t noticed that at all! I’ve contacted Omaze to ask if UK residents are eligible to enter any of their current experiences at all. Looks like I won’t be off to space any time soon then! I’ll update this blog post accordingly.

      • Di says:

        Just to add – this change has only happened today (25 August). Omaze have confirmed that some experiences launched before today will still accept UK entries.

  18. Hazel Lemar says:

    Hi Di, I have entered the Omaze campaigns before via their ‘without contributing’ route. I know that we can enter these 3 times with a minimum of 1 minute between entries. However I thought that it stopped you after 3 entries but the one that I have just been entering seems to keep letting me enter. What is your experience?

    • Di says:

      Hm, I’ll have to look into this. I’m logged into my account and it’s let me enter 4 times. The updated rules aren’t as detailed as they used to be, although they do state “If a Participant exceeds the Entry Limit for an Experience, all Entries received over the Entry Limit… will be void and ineligible to win.” It’s still 2,000 entries when you use the free route, so most draws with a maximum of 6,000 entries will only let you enter for free 3 times. Maybe they don’t let you know when you’ve reached your limit! I’ll contact Omaze to find out what the deal is, then update the post!

      • Di says:

        Omaze have confirmed to me that :
        “Our system currently doesn’t notify users on the entry submission page when they’ve reached the maximum entry limit for a sweepstakes experience. However, if a user exceeds the cap while submitting entries under one email address, our system will automatically cap the user’s entries at 6,000.”

        You should also be able to see your entry counts on the “Your Experiences” tab of your profile. When you reach the maximum entries allowed, you will see “MAX” displayed next to your entry count.

  19. Sandra Crocker says:

    Does no-one live north of Oxford? Every one I have seen is down south with Oxford the furthest north you have had. Not everyone wants to move south so please explain.

    • Andrew says:

      First of all you say “…you have had” Di doesn’t run the house giveaway. This is a blog that Di Coke runs. It has nothing to do with Omaze and vice versa. Hope this explains?

      They(Omaze) recently ran a house giveaway to win one in Cheshire (well actually Greater Manchester ) I suspect they’ll run other competitions to win homes across the country including Wales and Scotland

  20. Diane says:

    This is probably a stupid question but the entry rules start with PRINT . Does this mean my entry will be be cancelled if I don’t use a printer or does it mean I should write in black capitals using ink?

  21. Ann Sandover says:

    Just wondered as it states plain postcard for the Omaze free draw if a coloured picture postcard would or would not be acceptable

    • Di says:

      It doesn’t mention a plain postcard anywhere Ann, T&Cs state “Print your full name, address, city, post code, phone number (optional), email address and which prize draw you want to enter., on either a postcard or letter” – so a picture postcard is fine!

  22. andy morris says:

    if anyone needs any postcards to enter UK comps..ive got 1000s of the cinema promo ones that the cinemas used to put in racks

  23. Bob Troy says:

    What I don’t understand is that there are NO TICKETS issued or provided by Omaze?

    This is concerning! The general public nor raffle participants have no way of confirming the winner (or none winners for that matter). This holds true for both paid raffle tickets and free raffle tickets.

    • Di says:

      Each ticket you buy will be recorded digitally, and the winner selection process is likely to be overseen by an independent adjudictor (this will certainly be the case for the UK draws which must comply with the CAP Code) to ensure it’s done fairly. Numbered tickets aren’t really necessary in this type of online raffle.

      • Bob Troy says:

        Thank you Di for that. That side of it I assumed such. To me though, that isn’t enough! I want to get a warm & fuzzy about my overall transaction and see better proof. It would be much better to receive verifiable visual confirmation and rid of any suspicion of potential foul play.

        Imagine this – what if all FREE entries go into a separate bin. And that bin doesn’t make it into the mix of the drawing. Who would know?

        Plain & simple (to protect the publics interest):
        Every raffle ticket purchase should be issued a refence number in some capacity.
        Upon the final draw, the winning reference ticket number should be made public.

  24. Fabio Guilherme says:

    hello! I received a promo code when i signed up for omaze in my email! do you know if i can use the code in the same experience multiple times or is cheating?

    • Di says:

      I would guess you can only use it once, and then it won’t be accepted again – but there’s no harm in trying!

  25. Fiona says:

    Am I the only one who doesn’t like this type of competition, because don’t those who are rich enough to contribute more improve their odds of winning? It seems to mean that entrants are not on a level playing field and it simply favours those who have more money. Thanks for the insight into how to do the free to enter draws, but the house one just seems unfair. Can you give me any suggestion that I’m looking at this the wrong way?

    • Di says:

      Well, for the international Omaze draws, the set maximum entry limits apply to free entries AND paid entries – so it is a level playing field! In the UK there’s no maximum limit, so people can indeed spend more for a better chance of winning – but this could apply to any type of purchase-necessary prize draw, raffle or lottery. It’s just a shame we have to pay for stamps and postcards in the UK rather than having the free online entries!

  26. Andrew Williams says:

    Apologies for long post.
    I’ve been entering Omaze competitions and I thought I’d give my tips and advice (not that I’ve won anything )
    These are regarding the American website ( )
    First of all set up an account. You don’t need to give any banking details just email address. I’ll explain why later.

    The prizes on the site range from anything from cars, holidays and house makeovers. Because the site is based in America as you can imagine all the prizes are American only residents. However some of the competitions can be entered worldwide including UK. From what I do know the car competitions are the ones based worldwide (You will have to check to make sure) these are the ones I’m concentrating on.
    The car prizes include the prize of the car plus sometimes extra prizes such as meet and greet famous people and extra money. The cars can be shipped to the UK if you win. I’ve no idea how much this would cost to do or if Omaze covered this, but you can request a cash alternative instead. This is normally 75% value of the car. Now if a car is worth $40,000 75% of that ( $30,000 ) is still a great prize to win. I’ve no idea if the extra cash included with the prize is included.
    To enter each competition cost with the money raised going to American based charities ( or sometimes worldwide). Entries cost from $10 for 100 entries, $25 for 250 entries up to $100 for 2000 entries. However you can enter for free where you get 2000 free each entries. Whether you think this is wrong getting that many free entries can be debated but they offer it so it’s that’s the way it is. If I ever win from free entries I will give a donation to the nominated charity.
    Now back to why to set up a (free) account. For each competition you are allowed three free entries which is worth up to 6000 entries . The site doesn’t notify when you have reached your maximum entry. It keeps allowing you to enter with no notice to say you’ve reached the maximum allowed. The only way to know if you have reached it is by checking your account then having a look on the competition where it will tell you if you have reached the limit. Obviously you can take the decision to not open an account and just take a mental note which one’s you’ve entered but I prefer knowing via the site.
    Anyway good luck.

  27. Ali H says:

    Where do i find the free online entry? I can only see an option for postal entry. Thanks

    • Ali H says:

      Ignore that! I realised i was looking at the uk one.

    • Sandy Chamberlain says:

      Didn’t you want the UK one? – Won a minor prize in Nov in their final drawing of
      Or your interested in the USA Omaze? – I’m in UK and Won 2 minor prizes with USA
      Either way; both Omaze groups offer Free to Enter Postal Entries.
      Email me if want info where to find on either:-

  28. Sandy says:

    No need to split entries over many weeks. As the sooner you get your entries in; the more entry chances you have to win one of their weekly cash prize bonus prizes like the CAR etc. So get them in. Don’t matter how many entries or who enters from within the same house address or use same email address; so long as each and every entry is individually sent in according to their rules and regulations. Read T&C for Free Entry option.

  29. Sandy says:

    If you enter Omaze UK; best to enter as soon as possible; as everyone of your entries (exception their one off entry) that entry ticket is Re entered into every draw Omaze UK has….. including each of their weekly Cash draws and monthly bonus draws. So get your entries in ASAP to get better odds of winning a prize!

    Free Entries; You and household members can enter as many times as they like so long as a new Postcode / envelope entry is submitted for each new entry. Good Luck all.

  30. Kevin says:

    Can multiple people from the same home address use the free entry multiple times for the same prize? I didn’t see anything that forbid it but just wanted to be sure before I have my relatives enter with their unique emails as well. I don’t want my entries voided if it’s not ok to do. Thanks!

    • Di says:

      Yes – you can send as many postal entries as you like, as long as each one is sent separately with its own stamp. Keep in mind with the cost of stamps it may be cheaper to just buy multiple entries online – plus you’ll be donating some of your money to charity rather than the Royal Mail if you do that!

      • Kevin says:

        Thanks but I meant multiple people in the same household using DIFFERENT email addresses VIA the online free entry method. Not postcard. Ive seen many contests limit #of entries to “household” just trying to make sure I havent missed any fine print. Thanks

      • Erin says:

        Question they say on their UK site for postal entries it’s only one entry per postcard or envelope received but it doesn’t actually say they have to be sent separately. So my line of thinking is can’t we just send a bunch of postcards or envelopes inside a larger envelope or package/parcel. Because by their rulings it seems it doesn’t prevent you sending in multiple postcards inside one package but rather that each postcard themselves only count as one entry.

      • Ols says:

        Hi, where in the rules does it say that your entry must have a stamp on it? What is to prevent you from hand delivering multiple entries?

        • Di says:

          Terms state “please send the sheet of paper in an envelope to the following address via either first or second class post..:”

  31. Alicia says:

    Has anyone else noticed that the only winners on the Omaze winners page are ALL americans? Should I even bother entering as British person?

    • Di says:

      I think Omaze is much more widely known in the US, and many of the prizes are aimed at a US audience, so it’s expected that most winners will be American! But it would be good to know the exact percentage of non-US winners.

  32. Sandy Chamberlain says:

    YES Mike,
    At the end of 2019 I WON 500 x FREE Entries into any Omaze USA DRAW; excluding their $Million Dollar Cash / Prize Home Draw. So yes they were Free to Enter Draws. Only a small supplementary prize; but still a Win which could have won a much larger prize. If you Win a Car; you get the option to choose a Cash alternative; or I’m sure they contact a dealership in Winners home Country – unless it’s a unique / antique car. So no tax to pay – import tax if it’s a prize which is shipped. Any prize won by a USA resident is taxable; including CASH.

  33. Sandy says:

    If you enter Omaze be it by your entered into the weekly CASH or monthly PRIZES… The sooner you get your tickets in; the more chances to WIN as every ticket flows over into their next draws round. So get those entries in ASAP as they’ll all count once received and processed. Received by Tuesday and once processed goes into the next drawings.
    Exception is when they offer to do a 2nd Cash Draw; Then only those who met that bonus comps T&C are entered with those tickets purchased only. Hope that helps.

  34. Mike Swaney says:

    Has anybody ever won a prize from Omaze using free entry option?

  35. Sandy Chamberlain says:

    Interesting Read Di. Thanks for Sharing.

    Di I’d appreciate your thoughts on any of these Paid Comps too please. No Free Entries. There’s a few. Do you know if any are not legit and what’s your thoughts? No rush as there’s many I’ve listed. Thanks in Advance DI.

    TripHunters – Win Travel / Trips plus extra draws for other prizes

    Raffolux – a Mix of Prizes both many instant CASH draws plus larger CASH prize and mixture of Items and Goods. Same people seem to WIN.

    Fair Play Competitions

    Cloud Nine Competitions

    WishClix Competition

    Hype Competitions

    Blitz Competitions Ltd

    Dream Car Giveaways – Cash and Cars as prizes

    Dream Vehicle Giveaways – £1,K Cash prize once a month plus CARS as a Prize.

  36. Sandy Chamberlain says:

    I’m doing both; a mix of FREE Entries plus PAID Entries into both the OmazeUSA (Today’s last chance to Enter) and many Entries into the OmazeUK Draw. I enter PAID when they Email me or Post on their FB Page Bonus Tickets when you Purchase Tickets. Like last week I received 30 Entries for £10.00 spent. However, to get my 150 Entries for £50.00 spent; I needed to enter 5 times X £10.00 or I’d have only received 1 lot of 30 free tickets had I Entered as 1 x a £50.00 Entry. . I’m expecting I’ll hold 300 Plus entries in this Drawing by November 19.

  37. Andrew Williams says:

    Hi, just curious to know if you entered to win one of the cars and won the car would there be a tax to pay or would they maybe arrange a similar car in the UK as the prize?

  38. Julie allen says:

    I like it if only I could have a house like that

  39. Frances Heaton says:

    These sound like great competitions to enter, and I think you would be tempted to donate to some of the charities. My only worries are whether you would be spammed, or whether they are complicit with GDPR rules.

  40. mag says:

    hI IF SOME ONE from us ever win, paying or not, please let us know here. Thanx

  41. Gill says:

    “If you do prefer the idea of a postal entry, you might want to split your entries and send a postcard once a week to ensure you have a chance in all the weekly £1,000 draws.”

    The table of entry dates (including the weekly £1000 draws) on the website says you’re entered into every weekly draw onwards from when they receive/process your entry, so there’s no need to send an entry in every week to enter each £1000 draw, you’ll have a chance to enter every weekly £1000 draw from your first entry anyway 🙂

    • Di says:

      Thanks Gill – I hadn’t realised this, so have updated the post to reflect this. Better to get postal entries in ASAP for the best chance of winning then!

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