Tools For Entering Online Contests that are Completely Free

If your contest hobby is new you may be wondering where to start. Knowing the right websites and tools to use will help you get started winning prizes. There are a few tools I find myself using a lot when it comes to my contest hobby. Some may surprise you because they aren't aggregate websites or self professed sweeper professionals. 


Contest Tools & Websites 

Contest entering tools and websites to give you a hand up in winning prizes online. None of my recommenced tools cost you any money. This fun hobby of entering contests should never cost you a dime. Not to learn how, not to gain access to contests and even to buy tools to make entering easier. If you have been told you can increase your chances of winning by paying for classes or using money wasting apps you have been misled. In a very tight economy free is always the way to go.

1) Google Docs (PDF)

Some contests ask for an essay as part of their no purchase needed entry option. Doing this is super easy using Google Docs. Simply open Google Docs and open a new Doc. Write your essay and save it as a PDF in your drive. It's that easy and you can now upload your essay to the contest page. Contests such as the Takis contest ask for a 50 word PDF essay. This tool makes it super easy to enter such a contest. 

2) Google Spreadsheets

Did you hear about the Ontario man who just won the lottery thanks to his lottery tracking spreadsheet? I have always used a spreadsheet for my contest hobby. It's a great way to track your prize wins, have a spreadsheet of your daily entry contests so you never forget them, and so much more. All totally free to use. I have a template that I use to track my wins that you are welcome to copy and use for your own prize wins.  Get your prize spreadsheet 

3) Google Autofill

Google Autofill saves a ton of time when entering a time sensitive instant win contest, or just completing forms. It's super easy to use and completely free.  How to set up Google Autofill 

Some contest bloggers like RoboForm and swear by it. (They get paid if you use it and pay for it)  It is a paid version but does offer a wider variety of options. Always remember anything you have to pay for is a waste of money. You can gain the same results by setting up Google Auto Fill. 

4) Word Counter

When it comes to entering a contest using the no purchase needed entry option, essays are almost always a part of that. Using a word counter to type your essay up, makes it so much easier. It counts your words as you type so you know if you have hit the required number of words for a contest. Then you simply copy and paste to enter whatever contest you are entering. 

5) Adobe Fill & Sign App

When you win a prize in Canada, there are claim forms to complete. These forms come to your email, and they ask that you print them out, complete them and send them back. This is how you claim your prize. It used to be that you needed a printer, and some people have lost out of prizes because they didn't have a printer. Those days are long gone. You can just use an app to complete prize claim forms that even include your signature. 

6) Canva 

When it comes to entering photo contests or photo giveaways on Instagram or TikTok Canva is a great free photo program to use. There is also a paid version, but in all the years I have been using it, I never felt the need to pay. Everything you need is offered in the free version. It's a great way to add flare to your photos and get them a little extra attention.

7) Google Search 

Searching out for contests on your own without aggregate websites is the absolute best way to find better low entry contests and local contests. You will find you can win many more prizes by finding contests on your own. Using Google search the right away is the perfect way to find the latest giveaways and contests close to you. 

Happy Entering! 🍀

Wishing You Good Luck!