If you haven’t signed up for the 12 Days of Giveaways at Costco.com, you really should. The contest started on December 1 and will run through December 12th. There is a big sweepstakes drawing for a $1500 Costco cash card, but there are also instant win games everyday. You can enter just once per day to win one of the instant win prizes, however, each day you come back you get another entry into the big sweepstakes drawing increasing your chances of winning!
To play, all you have to do is go to the contest page, where you will enter your email address (that Costco promises not to sell or rent to anyone), and then you have the registration page where they ask for your full contact information, your Costco membership number (optional), and allow you to sign up to receive some email newsletters, too. These pages enter you into the Sweepstakes drawing; they have a separate page for playing the Instant Win Games. On the Instant Win Game page there is a calendar-like grid, with a box for each day of the contest. You just click on the current day to find out if you’ve won or not. I have been having my usual luck and have not won anything yet.
The sweepstakes winner will be drawn on December 15, 2008 from all of the eligible entries. It would be great to have a $1,500.00 Costco cash card, huh? But there are some really great prizes being given away as part of the Instant Win Games. Here is the list of prizes that will be given out in the Instant Win Game:
- FIVE, DAY 1 PRIZES: iTouchless Motion Sensor Trash Can. approximate value: $59.
- FIVE, DAY 2 PRIZES: Brother P-Touch 1280VP Labelmaker. approximate value: $39.99.
- TWENTY, DAY 3 PRIZES: Harry & David Classic Holiday Tower Gift Basket. approximate value: $40.
- ONE, DAY 4 PRIZE: Proform Crosstrainer 800 Elliptical. approximate value: $700.
- FIFTEEN, DAY 5 PRIZES: Garmin Nuvi 750 GPS Unit. approximate value: $400.
- FIVE, DAY 6 PRIZES: MOTOPURE H12 Universal Bluetooth Headset. approximate value: $120.
- FIVE, DAY 7 PRIZES: Skyway 3-Piece Luggage Set. approximate value: $400.
- ONE, DAY 8 PRIZE: Sharp 42″ Full HD 1080p LCD TV. approximate value: $1,100.
- FIVE, DAY 9 PRIZES: ViewSonic 8″ Digital Photo Frame. approximate value: $119.99.
- FIVE, DAY 10 PRIZES: Garmin Forerunner 305 personal GPS unit. approximate value: $280.
- ONE, DAY 11 PRIZE: Reebok 8000 ES Folding Treadmill. approximate value: $700.
- ONE, DAY 12 PRIZE: Sharp 32″ LCD HDTV. approximate value: $600.
This is how the Instant Win Game winners will be chosen: “Sixty-Nine (69) random, computer-generated winning times, one for each prize listed below, will be generated during the Promotion Period. Each day during the Promotion Period a fixed number of computer-generated winning times will be generated for the Instant Win Game prize associated with each day (as set forth in Section 8 below). If you are the first player to play the Instant Win Game at or after one of the randomly generated times, you will be a potential instant winner of the prize indicated.” It was so complicated I just cut and pasted from the official rules page.
It takes about 5 minutes to register and play, so really, there’s no reason not to try your luck. You might be just lucky enough win something!