PayPal Christmas prize draw – win up to £10,000
PayPal have launched an amazingly generous promotion, and are giving away over £4 million of PayPal credit to members in their Christmas prize draw!
Every PayPal purchase or donation you make of £10 or more gets you an entry into the weekly draw – but you can also enter for free without making a purchase!
Read on for full details of this fabulous promotion, which ends on 19 December 2021…
What are the prizes?
Each week three £10,000 winners will be chosen – so 21 winners in total.
The number of smaller £250, £50, and £25 prize winners varies each week, but there are thousands each week. See the table below for a prize breakdown – you can see that week 3 has the most prizes up for grabs, with almost 43,000 winners, so that’s a good time to do your Christmas shopping online with PayPal!
1 – 7 Nov
8 – 14 Nov
15 – 21 Nov
22 – 28 Nov
29 Nov – 5 Dec
5 – 12 Dec
13 – 19 Dec
The total value of all prizes over the 7 weekly draws is £4,553,475!
Prizes will be credited to the winner’s account. The £10,000 will be a cash prize added to your account, but the smaller value prizes must be used to make purchases or donations via PayPal.
You can only win one prize per week. Prizes up to £250 must be redeemed by 31 December 2021, but the £10,000 prizes do not have an expiry date.
How to enter the PayPal Christmas draw
- Go to www.paypal.com/uk/giveaway and click I want to participate
- Log in to your PayPal account (you must have been a PayPal member before 1 November, new sign ups don’t qualify)
- Opt in to the weekly draws – do this by scrolling right down to the end of T&Cs and ticking the ‘I agree to the above terms and conditions’ box then click Opt in
This will register you for all seven weekly draws, but here’s how to get your entries:
- Spend £10 or more with PayPal for one entry
- Donate £10 or more to a charity using PayPal for one entry
- Enter for free by going to this link, scrolling to the end of T&Cs and ticking the box to SUBMIT ENTRY. You will see a response to say you have your free entries into the weekly draw. You can do this once a week. If you have problems seeing these boxes at the end of the terms, scroll slowly or try on desktop rather than mobile!
When you make an eligible purchase or donation, you will receive a confirmation email to say you have an entry in the weekly draw. This may take a while as sometimes the payment only goes through when your order is dispatched.
Not every PayPal payment is valid – pre-approved payments are not eligible. Payments to friends and family are not valid. Buying crypto is not valid.
Download the free PayPal app to track your entries – on the home screen you’ll be able to tap on the icon to monitor your entries, or go to the Rewards tab and tap Track my entries. Entries will reset to zero after the draw closes each Sunday at midnight.
Paid entries will register on the app, but free entries won’t.
Getting your maximum 50 entries
A single tick of the box on the free entry page gives you the full 50 free entries into the weekly draw – tick this box every week to ensure you get your maximum entries.
How are winners informed?
Winners will be drawn at random around 4 days after each weekly draw closes.
Although T&Cs state that winners will be contacted by email or phone, week 1 winners had the credit added to their account with no notification – so make sure you check your PayPal app to see if you have a surprise there (tap the wallet icon on the bottom right of the app screen, then REWARDS at the top).
Or to check on the PayPal website, go to www.paypal.com/myaccount/money/ and scroll down on the left hand menu to see if you have an OFFERS heading with any credit (see below example – I won £25 but £1.83 has been used, so I have £23.17 credit). You will only see the ‘Offers’ heading if you’ve had a win.
Your credit will be added to the payment options when you next checkout using PayPal.
PayPal aim to transfer the prize within 5 days of winner confirmation, although the £10k prizes will take up to 4 weeks.
There will also be a winners list with surnames published here after the promotional period.
You can view the terms and conditions here (you’ll need to be logged in to your PayPal account). You must be a UK resident aged 18+ to take part.
Good luck – and please let me know in the comments if you’re a lucky winner!