What Are Amazon Giveaways?

Updated on July 6, 2019
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Did You Know That You Can Enter Giveaways on Amazon?

Did you know Amazon has giveaways that you can enter for free products? I am going to go over why and how this is possible.

Here is a giveaway.
Here is a giveaway. | Source

How Do Amazon Giveaways Work?

Amazon giveaways are promotions that people on Amazon can make. The promotions promise to give an item for the winner of the giveaway and Amazon then fulfills the prize.

How Do You Enter Amazon Giveaways?

How to Get to the Amazon Giveaways Page

Open the Amazon website or application. Search giveaways in the top search bar. You should see the giveaway page now. You can now scroll through these pages and try to win the things you want.

The Steps to Enter the Giveaways

For most giveaways, you will need to watch a marketing video to enter. Some have no entry requirements at all. Some giveaways have more steps, such as following the seller on Amazon.

The Amazon giveaway listings page.
The Amazon giveaway listings page. | Source

Amazon Giveaway Helper Website

Scrolling through the list can be tedious, especially if you only want to win certain things, so somebody has made a helper website.

Giveawaylisting lets you filter giveaways with multiple options, and it also shows you the odds of winning in these giveaways.

This website is a nice alternative way to enter Amazon giveaways.
This website is a nice alternative way to enter Amazon giveaways. | Source

Are Amazon Giveaways a Scam?

Do You Really Win Anything?

It is easy to be skeptical when promised free things online. Some people may wonder if Amazon giveaways are scams.

Amazon Giveaways Are Legitimate

Amazon giveaways are not a scam. The promoter must pay the cost of the items and the shipping charges to hold a giveaway. Amazon handles the process of shipping of the items to the winners.

This Amazon giveaway requires you to watch a video to enter.
This Amazon giveaway requires you to watch a video to enter. | Source

Why Would People Give Away Free Things?

This Is a Marketing Tactic

To understand why this system works, we need to think like a seller on Amazon. They are giving away a few products to a few people in return for getting many views. This is a marketing tactic.

People Can Grow Their Social Media Presence

People can require Twitter follows to enter the giveaways. Doing this grows your social media presence and gets your more views.

Giveaways May Lead to Sales

People also have the option of providing discounts for entering the giveaways. Somebody who enters something they wanted to win may end up buying that item instead when given a discount.

The Odds of Winning Are Very Low

Often many people enter the giveaways, and few people will win. You should think of these giveaways as digital sweepstakes and scratch-off tickets.

The odds of winning are low and very specific.
The odds of winning are low and very specific. | Source

How to Win Amazon Giveaways More Often

Enter as Many Giveaways as Possible

Enter as many giveaways as you can. The people who win sweepstakes the most do them consistently and as often as possible.

Doing this won’t dramatically increase your odds of winning but as some gamblers love to say, “You can't win if you don't play.”

Enter Giveaways with Better Chances of Winning

You could also only enter giveaways with better odds. At the bottom of every giveaway, the fine print lists your odds of winning, how you win, and how many people will win. The website Giveawaylisting also shows you this information.

Try to Win Free Books

Kindle books seem to easier to win if you want to win anything at all. But keep in mind most of the authors doing giveaways are newer or lesser known authors. This is a potential way to get free books if you are very patient, though.

Are Amazon Giveaways Worth the Time?

Do You like Sweepstakes?

Do you feel like sweepstakes and raffles are a waste of time? Then I would not bother with the giveaways. This depends on if you want to spend the time entering and win nothing.

Don’t Forget About the Discounts!

One thing to keep in mind is the discounts you get from entering giveaways. Using these discounts is a great way to save some money. I have got some ideas of things to buy doing this myself.

Here is an example of a giveaway discount.
Here is an example of a giveaway discount. | Source

What Are My Opinions on the Giveaways?

I Entered Many Giveaways and Did Not Win Anything

When I first found out about Amazon giveaways, I entered many. I did not win a single giveaway.

I like the Discounts

I am interested in the discounts entering giveaways offer. This seems to be a good reason to use them instead of expecting to get free things.

Here is the giveaway discount. It is shown as Promotion Applied.
Here is the giveaway discount. It is shown as Promotion Applied. | Source

What Do You Think About Amazon Giveaways?

Have you entered any before? Do you think these are worth the time? Have you won something before? Please share your thoughts by voting in the following poll and by making a comment.

Do You Enter Amazon Giveaways?

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      • EricFarmer8x profile imageAUTHOR

        Eric Farmer 

        8 months ago from Rockford Illinois

        @Pamela Oglesby Thanks. I feel the same way about the odds. I do not enter these anymore too often. I wrote about this because I did not see much about the giveaways online.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        8 months ago from Sunny Florida

        I have purchased many items from Amazon over the past few years, but I knew nothing about these giveaways. Your article explained the process very well, so I will check it out but I am not much of a believer in the odds of winning.

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