Do you like to play fun little games for the chance at winning something instantly? I do, which is why I kept my paid Pogo.com membership for such a long time. With these kinds of sites, there's definitely no guarantee of winning, but it's nice to know while you're having fun playing that you could.
Some of the sites listed I have tried, others I have not. Please feel free to comment below and let me know what experience you have (if any) with the websites mentioned.
You may know about the Game Show Network from watching it on TV, but you might not have realized that they also have a pretty cool website where you can play lots of games yourself for the chance at actual cash prizes. Do you like watching Deal or No Deal? That's one they have on there, among many others.
Most likely you've heard of Swagbucks. But what you might not know is that they do have a special “games” section where you can win redeemable Swagbucks just for playing.
A website has to be pretty darn fun to use for me to actually want to pay for a “Pro” subscription, but I did with Pogo.com. Please note that you don't have to pay. I actually recommend starting with a regular account and seeing how you like playing the games. You can still win prizes even if you don't have a paid account, so no worries there. The paid account is known as “Club Pogo” and it's $5.99 a month. With this membership you get access to more games, little badges and trophies, and of course more prizes and larger jackpots.
This is another popular website where you can play games and win prizes. I actually don't have experience with this one, but I have heard/seen it mentioned several times. They have all the popular games, like Bejeweled, and then they also have several game show games like Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and the Price is Right.
This is one I just found out about today while doing research for this article. It looks pretty cool … they describe themselves as a “lotto-style sweepstakes” rather than an actual lottery. Just like in an actual lottery, you pick your numbers and then wait to see if you win anything. But unlike an actual lottery, your ticket doesn't cost you money 🙂
This is a site that has been around for a long time. You answer TV trivia for points you can use for chances at cash and prizes.
MyPoints rewards you for all kinds of things, including shopping and playing games through their site. Right now they have a special promotion going where you can like them on Facebook and in return get 15 free Facebook credits to use for games.
Prizes awarded daily at CashDazzle for playing your favorite games online.
Please comment below if you know of any other good gaming sites!