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One thing we know from running a sweepstakes directory service is that there are certain prizes that are super popular. Car sweepstakes are among the most in-demand prizes that there are and that means if you want to be a lucky winner, the odds are going to be against you.
However, that doesn’t mean you should forget your chance to win a car or other vehicles, because every single day, somewhere in America, somebody wins a new car.
So, we’ve put together this guide to the best free car sweepstakes prizes and how to maximize your chance to win the vehicle of your dreams.
This seems incredibly obvious, but new cars are super expensive and while we nearly all have a valid driver’s license kicking around the house, many of us simply don’t have the cash to buy a new vehicle whenever we want one. And that means many of us are driving cars that have seen better days and aren’t good for the environment or as safe as they could be.
By entering sweepstakes, you can skip the need for cash and go straight to the vehicle as a prize and that means if you’re a winner, you’re back out on the highway in a much better car for you and the planet. Win-win. Right?
There’s something you should know about sweepstakes vs contests. A sweepstakes, by law, is required to have a free entry route (that is, even if they charge for entries or ask you to swap receipts for entries, you can enter without spending a dime) and it is a random draw.
A contest, on the other hand, is a game involving some element of skill. If you can find a free-to-enter contest, this element of skill can help reduce the number of entries compared to a sweepstakes and give you a greater chance of winning one of the vehicles on offer.
You can find both car sweepstakes and contests easily online. A great source for leads on car sweepstakes is this site, if you join our mailing list, we’ll keep you posted every time that new car sweepstakes cross our radar and that will put you in the driving seat to win prizes.
There are also other websites out there where you can win a brand new Toyota, or a motorcycle, or a truck, etc. and they’re quite easy to find with a Google search.
One very popular place to win a vehicle from is Omaze.com – however, while every single one of their sweepstakes has a free-entry route, if you want to increase your chances of winning, you’re going to have to spend some cash boosting your odds to do so. MInd you, if you win, then you’re going to find that the cash you layout is nothing compared to the value of the prize that you’re driving home in.
This is a great question and of course if your chance to win turns into a car, you’re going to want to know if there are any hidden conditions.
The good news is that the car you win, assuming the sweepstakes is legitimate, is completely free of charge to you.
However, your prize is treated by the government as earnings and that means you will need to pay some tax on your winnings if you want to keep your car. If not, you can always sell it, pay your tax bill and use the remaining money to buy a secondhand car.
If you win a prize, then you need to pay tax on it assuming that prize is valuable enough to trigger the tax threshold of your state. Sadly, a new car is almost always going to require the winner pay tax on it.
The good news is that many of the prizes out there are of a vehicle plus a check to help you pay those taxes, after all, companies want good publicity from a sweepstakes and if you can’t drive the vehicle that you win, you’re going to feel a bit cheated.
The bad news, however, is that the government tends to see all winnings above $5,000 from a contest or sweepstakes as taxable at an incredible 24%! That’s a fairly substantial levy if you won a $40,000 automobile or truck.
We need to warn you, in advance, there are no guarantees that you will ever win a car or a truck – all you can do is maximize your chance to win. That means entering every single possible sweepstakes with a car or vehicle prize and following our simple formula.
Finally, if you really need a car and you haven’t won one yet, you might try auction sites, there are real bargains to be had and while winning an auction may not be “free”, your purchase might be incredible value for money too.
The best way to win a vehicle online is to follow the process above and to stick to it day in, day out.
There are lots of car prize packages out there and while no one can guarantee your chance to win will make you a winner, you cannot win if you don’t enter a lot of sweepstakes.
If you want the chance to win a brand new car, then you should be able to find plenty of vehicle prize packages online and try to win them.
Remember that every day, there are plenty of cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. being given away and it’s as likely that you will win the prize as it is for anyone else to win.