FAQs

First off, thanks for visiting Snazzywin.com!

We’re so glad to have you on our website and hope you’ll win lots of prizes! Our entire site is completely FREE for you to use. We do not try to up-sell our visitors with special lists or gimmicks.
It’s all totally free!

The only thing we ask from our visitors is to comment when they win prizes and please do not copy and paste our identical content onto other websites, forums, and blogs. We encourage you to instead, share the link to our site with your friends. We always welcome new visitors and if you don’t tell your friends about us, how will they know we’re here?

If you’re brand new to online promotions, be glad you found this site first.

Be aware that there are many websites that knowingly list and host fraudulent online promotions. Our experienced staff works hard to list only those promotions that pass the smell test. If we’re not sure about it, we don’t list it.

What is an instant win game?

Instant win games are similar to sweepstakes, only instead of waiting until the end of the promotion to draw the winners, entrants can find out instantly if they have won a prize. Instant win games generally do not require any skill to play. The games we list are all free to play, with the exception of those games that may require a unique code from the packaging of a purchased product.

Most instant win games will have the prizes randomly time-seeded throughout the promotion period, meaning the winning times are predetermined at the beginning of the promotion by a computer. The first person to enter on or shortly after the winning time has arrived will win that prize. Any time of day is a good time to win. Obviously, since there are fewer total people online late at night, this time of the day could be an advantage. Just remember, you can win ANY TIME of the day or night. Your odds will improve the more often you enter, so if a promotion allows you to enter daily, you will improve your chances of winning by entering every single day.

How to use our list of instant win games:

If you’re ready to get started entering the games, it’s very easy! You will find a compiled list of current instant win game links by clicking on the Instant Win List link in our navigation bar, near the top of the page. This list of links is updated regularly with new games.

It’s very simple to use our list:

  • Click on the link for the game you want to enter.
  • Type in your information
  • Find out if you are a winner, instantly!

Please pay close attention to the eligibility details for each game as these will vary from game to game.  If you experience any problems entering the game, you can click on the green “comments:details” link below the game on our list and leave a comment asking for help or see if other entrants are having similar problems. Instant win games are prone to malfunctions, so do not be discouraged if a game is experiencing technical issues. If you are still having difficulty, you are welcome to contact the sponsor or administrator, which will be listed in the official rules on the game’s website.

A note regarding our details for each game: Our “comments:details” are formatted snippets based on the official rules and written by a human working for Snazzywin, so there is a potential for inaccuracy. Always consult the actual Official Rules listed on the game’s website if you have any questions or notice discrepancies between the performance of the game and our details.

What do I do if I win?

First, do a happy dance! After that, pay close attention to what the winning screen says. Some games will require you to confirm your address on the winning screen, so do not click off of the winning screen until you are sure whether or not you need to confirm your address. Other games will notify you of prize details or provide a confirmation number, which you should jot down or print. You can also take a screenshot of your winning screen: If you’re on a PC all you need to do is press the “Print Screen” button on your keyboard and open a program, like Microsoft Paint and then click the PASTE button in the program (make sure you SAVE the file before closing the program.) Be aware that sponsors do not accept screenshots as verification of a win, but you might want a copy of the screenshot for your records.

Many games will send winning confirmations and pertinent prize details to the email address you entered with. Winning notifications will vary from game to game and even when you’re told you will receive an email, you might not, so if you’re not sure what to do or if you won, check out the “comments:details” and leave a comment asking your questions if you have any. We have an awesome tribe of Snazzywinners participating in our comments and they’d be more than happy to answer your questions.

Don’t forget to share your good news in the comments attached to each game.

How long will it take to receive my prize?

Generally, the Official Rules will state a time period of between 8 and 10 weeks from the end date of the promotion. The time-frame of prize fulfillment will vary from game to game. Some games will ship prizes within a week of winning, but generally you can expect a wait time of at least 4-6 weeks from the date of winning. If you feel too much time has passed and you’re worried about the fulfillment of your prize, you should check our comments first. It’s possible that other winners are experiencing similar difficulties. You are also welcome to contact the sponsor or administrator of the game, which will be listed in the official rules on the game’s website.

When you receive your prize, please search for the game using the search box in the upper right corner of our blog and leave a comment, so others will know that prizes are shipping for that particular game. It’s always good to hear when winners receive their prizes.

Remember to thank the sponsors.

We would have no website, at all, without the fine companies who sponsor these instant win promotions. Be sure to thank the sponsor when you receive your prize, you can do this using Facebook, Twitter, or Google +. Let them know how much you enjoyed their instant win game and how you hope they will continue to sponsor instant win promotions in the future. Also, let them know how much you enjoyed learning about their brand and products. If you became a consumer after entering their promotion, definitely let them know that. Companies hold free promotions precisely to gain attention for their brands and products.

Don’t forget to have fun!

This website is devoted to the pursuit of free fun with the chance to enhance your wallet with free winnings. If the instant win games are not being kind to you, don’t forget about our Free Stuff, where you don’t have to win to get something for free! We also have FREE sweepstakes listed on Snazzywin. These are simple entry sweepstakes with great prizes that draw winners at the end of the entry period.

Note: It can take a long time to win a really big prize, but if you stick with it and enter promotions regularly your chances will get better and better. The real secret to winning is entering, entering, entering. If you win a big prize, you’ll be so glad you didn’t give up! If you’re feeling discouraged, read our comments for encouragement. People are winning every single day and it could be you, too!

A word from our founder:

“I started entering online promotions in 1998 and it took me 7 years to win a grand prize. 7 years!! I didn’t enter online promotions every single day, but I entered more days than not. It took me an eternity to win a grand prize. Not long after that, I won another and another and another… Eventually, I won 5 grand prizes in just three years. The lesson is: do not give up! Persistence is the key to winning. If you’re feeling discouraged, just take a break and come back when you’re feeling that winning spirit again…

Just know that nobody wins all the time. Dry spells are a part of the process and everyone goes through periods of drought with no wins. Those long droughts make it so much more exciting when you finally get a ‘Congratulations’ screen again. The craziest part about instant win games is that you may go weeks or months without winning anything and then win two or three things right in a row on the same day! It really does happen! Do not let dry spells stand in your way. Enter as many promotions as you can, as often as you can. Luck has a way of turning in your favor when you refuse to quit.” -Melissa Stini