Chipy's Guide to Sweepstakes

This guide will explain in detail everything you need to know about Chipy’s sweepstakes - what they are, how they work, where you can find them, what are the prizes put for grabs, and many more! 

What will you find on this page:

  1. What are Chipy.com’s Online Sweepstakes?
  2. How to know if you are eligible to enter sweepstakes?
  3. What are the main categories of sweepstakes?
  4. What are sweepstake tickets and how many can you buy?
  5. What is the prize pool and what prizes are put for grabs?
  6. How to enter a sweepstake?
  7. How are the winners selected?
  8. How to find out if you won?
  9. How to track your winning ticket’s status?
  10. How to track your sweepstakes?
  11. How to reclaim your prize if you win?

What are Chipy.com’s Online Sweepstakes?

Chipy’s sweepstakes are online gambling competitions for registered users only, in which the participants can buy tickets for a chance to win a prize.

What to know when started with sweepstakes:

  • Participants have the chance to win real money prizes and Chipy.com coins.
  • A user can have multiple winning tickets for a sweepstake.
  • The more tickets a user buys, the better his winning chances are. 
  • Sweepstakes run for a limited period of time. 
  • Once a sweepstake ends, the winning tickets are randomly drawn from the pool of all purchased tickets. The winners will be notified on-site and via email.

 

How to know if you are eligible to enter sweepstakes?

First and foremost, in order to enter a sweepstake, you need to have an account at Chipy.com. If you don’t have an account, you can easily open one for free anytime you want. Also, you need to be logged into your account, before entering the sweepstake.

Moreover, each sweepstake has additional eligibility requirements related to the user level
You can check the minimum level required for entering a sweepstake in the Sweepstake Page, Details section. For example, a certain sweepstake might require you to have at least level 2 in order to enter. 

Sweepstakes Details Eligibility
The eligibility requirement is also displayed on the sweepstakes list page, so it’s easier for you to see what are the available sweepstakes for your current level.

Active Sweepstakes Level

 

What are the main categories of sweepstakes?

Based on availability, you can find 3 types of sweepstakes:

Active Sweepstakes

These are the ongoing sweepstakes that you can enter if you meet the criteria required for this type of competition.
Active Sweepstakes

Upcoming Sweepstakes

Upcoming sweepstakes will start at a later date, which means you need to track them in order to see when they become active. 

Upcoming Sweepstakes

If you’re not eligible for an active sweepstake, you can always prepare for an upcoming one by leveling up and/or collecting coins. Keep in mind that you can only buy tickets for active sweepstakes.

To learn more about how you can level up or collect coins, please check out our “Experience Points and Level Explained” guide and “What Are Coins?”, respectively.

Ended Sweepstakes

Ended sweepstakes are sweepstakes that were finalized (reached their end date), which means you won’t be able to enroll anymore. However, you will be able to see who the winners were, the number of tickets they purchased, and what the prize pool was.

Ended Sweepstakes

 

What are sweepstake tickets and how many can I buy?

The sweepstake tickets are virtual coupons that you can buy in order to participate in the sweepstake. Each sweepstake comes with a set of rules, such as entry frequency and entry limit

  • Entry frequency. This refers to how many tickets you can buy per day. For example: If the entry frequency is 2/day, this means you are able to buy up to 2 tickets per day.
  • Entry limit. This represents the maximum number of tickets you can buy for a sweepstake. For example, if the entry limit is 10, this means you are able to buy up to 10 tickets in total while the sweepstake is ongoing.

For example, if we have a sweepstake with an entry limit of 10 and entry frequency 2 per day this translates into: “You can buy a total of 10 tickets for this sweepstake, but no more than 2 tickets per day”.

Sweepstakes Details Entry Frequency Entry Limit

Take into account that some sweepstakes may also have unlimited entry limits and/or frequency. This means you can buy as many tickets as you want. 
Before enrolling, we recommend that you check out the “Details” section on the sweepstake’s page.

 

What is the prize pool and what prizes are put for grabs?

Sweepstakes come with exciting prizes

The sweepstake winners are rewarded with 3 types of prizes, depending on the sweepstake:

  • Chipy Coins Prizes
  • Real Money Prizes 
  • A mix of Real Money and Coins prizes

 

Prize Pool Explained

The prize pool represents the total amount of winnings for a sweepstake. It is calculated as: no. of winners x prize/winner.

Take note that a sweepstake can have one or more winners and all sweepstake prizes are equal. If you want to know how many prizes a certain sweepstake offers, what the prize per winner is, or the prize pool, feel free to check out the sweepstake’s “Details” section.

Sweepstakes Prizes Prize Pool

 

How to enter a sweepstake?

Now that you have a broader view of what Chipy’s sweepstakes are all about, the next step is to understand how you can enter one. First of all, you need to purchase a sweepstake ticket.

At Chipy.com, we have Free Entry Sweepstakes and Paid Sweepstakes:

  • Free Entry Sweepstakes. Entering this sweepstake is free of charge, which means you don’t need to pay anything in order to enroll.

Free Sweepstakes

  • Paid Sweepstakes. If you want to enter this sweepstake, you’ll need to purchase a ticket. The ticket price may vary from sweepstake to sweepstake and it’s expressed in Chipy Coins, our site’s own currency. 

Paid Sweepstakes

Buy Sweepstakes tickets in three easy steps:

  • Click on the “Enter Sweepstake” button; 
  • Select the number of tickets you want to buy;
  • Confirm the purchase, and the total amount will be drawn from your balance.

If you don’t have enough coins in your balance to enter the sweepstake, or if you’ve already bought all the tickets available for the day/entire sweepstake, you will be notified.

 

How are the winners selected?

Each purchased ticket has a unique identifier associated with it, known as the “ticket number”. Once the sweepstake ends, an automatic random draw will take place. All tickets will have equal chances of being selected.

Sweepstakes Winners
After the random draw ends, the winning tickets are manually validated by our Community Review Team, according to our T&Cs. During the validation process, a generic message will be shown on the sweepstake’s page. 

Sweepstakes Winners

What to keep in mind:

  • The more tickets you purchase, the more your winning chances will increase;
  • A participant can have multiple winning tickets in a sweepstake;
  • Tickets bought by “blocked” users will not make it into the draw pool; keep in mind that only users who contribute to the community and follow our website’s Terms and Conditions can win in a sweepstake;
  • The sweepstake winners will be published on the sweepstake page once the validation is finalized.

 

How to find out if you won?

If you become the lucky winner in one of Chipy’s sweepstakes, you will be notified in two ways:

  • On-site. To check out your notifications, click on the bell icon in the site’s header or check them out in your User Homepage - Notifications section. 
  • Via email. If you have one or more winning tickets, we will send out an email to notify you, which will also contain the instructions you need to follow in order to redeem your prize.

If you want to track your purchased tickets, you can check out the following:

  • User Homepage - My Sweepstake Tickets Section
  • The Sweepstake page - Winners section

 

How to track your winning ticket's status?

The status of your winning ticket will be automatically updated as follows:

  • Details pending. We are waiting for you to redeem the prize.
  • Processing. This status will be displayed after you confirm the prize redeem.
  • Completed. This will be displayed once we have completed the prize transfer.

Sweepstakes Tickets

 

How to track your sweepstakes?

In order to track your sweepstakes, go to your User Homepage, in the “My Sweepstake Tickets” section, where you will find all the information you need to know about each sweepstake you’ve entered.

This is what you will find:

  • The sweepstake’s name with a link to the sweepstake’s page.
  • The status of the sweepstake (if the sweepstake is ongoing or if it ended).
  • How many tickets you’ve purchased.
  • The winning ticket(s) will be highlighted; additional info regarding the winning ticket will pop up if you click on the winning ticket.
  • For real money prizes you need to redeem your prize; go over the required steps. 

 

How to reclaim your prize if you win?

How to redeem a coins prize

If you win a prize in the form of coins, this will automatically be credited into your account, once the draw is finalized and the winning tickets are validated.

How to redeem a real money prize

If you have a winning ticket for a Real Money sweepstake, go to the User Settings page, fill in your payment details, and ensure they are verified and up to date.

Redeem your real money prize in 4 easy steps:

  • Step 1: Log in to your Chipy.com account and go to your User Homepage, My Sweepstake Tickets Section;

Redeem Real Money Prize Log In

  • Step 2: Click the “Redeem Prize” button under the ticket to claim your real money prize; 

Sweepstakes Redeem Prize Button

  • Step 3: If your payment details are not set up on your User Settings page, we will give you instructions on how to set them up. If you already have the details filled in, you can jump to the next step.

Sweepstakes Add or Edit Payment Details

By failing to provide your payment details, we will not be able to transfer you the real money prize. Learn how to set up your payment details.

  • Step 4: If your payment details are added and verified on the User Settings page, we will ask you to confirm the prize redeem to make sure your winnings are transferred into your favorite e-wallet. 

Sweepstakes Redeem the Real Money Prize

You’re all done! After we process the details we will transfer your prize into your preferred e-wallet, according to our T&Cs. Please note that the transfer may take up to 5 business days.

 

Still need help? 

If you’re reading this, it means you’ve successfully walked through our Sweepstakes guide and now you have a better understanding of how everything works. 

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us - we will be happy to help you!