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.

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 British Heart Foundation. There’s a very special prize on offer in this prize draw – a £3million pound townhouse in London – 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 BHF: Omaze have guaranteed this will be at least £100,000.

Prizes

As well as the top prize of the townhouse – to be drawn after the promotion ends on 26 March 2021 –  there are also thousands more prizes to be won including these ‘early bird’ prizes:

  • Jaguar F-Type Coupe (enter before 1 January 2021)
  • VW California Ocean (enter before 29 February 2021)

Plus there’s a weekly prize draw to win £1,000 cash

Not only that, but in the final grand prize draw another 2001 prizes will be awarded:

  • 10 x £250 Gift Cards
  • 1,991 x £10 Gift Cards

How to enter the Million Pound House Draw

If you want to buy a ticket for the draw (including a donation to BHF!) 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

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 2001 voucher prizes), all the Early Bird Prize Draws and also all the Weekly Cash Prize Promotions. Your entry (whether it’s paid or free) goes into the £1,000 draw for the week it’s received and all following weekly and early bird 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 10p 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- London, 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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24 Responses

  1. 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?

  2. 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 ( omaze.com )
    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.

  3. 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:- 4nrgirl@gmail.com
      GOOD LUCK

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Mike Swaney says:

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

  14. Julie allen says:

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

  15. 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.

  16. mag says:

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

  17. 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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