Welcome to my review of Sweepszilla.
I came across this sweepstakes site today while surfing the web. Apparently, members can “access over $10,000 in giveaways” and “a winner is chosen everyday”.
Sounds like an easy way to win some stuff and maybe earn some extra cash.
But is it legit? Read on to find out…
The Sweepszilla domain (www.sweepszilla.com) was registered anonymously in February of 2018.
According to the site, the company running the show is Taptastic, LLC which is based in New Jersey. Other than this, there’s no information on the site about who’s behind this site.
In any case, the site claims that there’s $10,000’s in prizes to be won, and that someone new wins at least $50 every single day. All you need to do is signup, follow the simple instructions and you’re on your way to winning.
Sounds easy (and it is), but unfortunately many of these sites are scams.
According to the official FTC website…
Lottery and sweepstakes scams are one of the most common consumer frauds operating today
So it definitely pays to do your research as you are now, because you never know what you’re really getting yourself into.
The good news is, you don’t have to buy anything to gain entries into the various sweepstakes giveaways. Nor do you have to complete any offers to get your entry ticket.
This is definitely a good thing and goes a long way to establishing the legitimacy Sweepszilla.
It also seems as though people are winning if the ‘winners’ page is anything to go off. This could be legit but to be honest this would be easy to fake, since they are essentially just words on a screen such as “Mary B.” won an iPad in December 2018.
In any case, assuming real people actually do win real prizes, there are still some drawbacks to consider here. And there are definitely some aspects of how this site works that you should know about before diving in.
Here’s what I mean…
How Does Sweepszilla Work?
There are basically three main aspects of this system that you need to understand. Signing up, entering the prize draws and maximising your chances of winning. In the following sections I’ll explain each of these in more detail so you know what to expect.
The very first thing you need to do is register for free on the sweepszilla.com website. And anyone located within the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa can do this.
Signing up is really just a matter of entering your country and email. However, to complete your registration, you need to check your email and click on the link to confirm your email.
And once you do this, you are taken straight to a page where you can start entering to win.
Which is a little odd…
Why? Because you don’t even have to set a password to use your account. You have to navigate to the ‘my account’ section to create a password and complete your account.
This is a little unusual because if you didn’t know this, you’d never be able to log back into your account since you never created a password.
Entering to Win Prizes
Once your account is setup, you can start gaining entries into the various giveaways.
The most common prizes include cash giveaways, gift cards and electronics. And the most notable of all, is the $5,000 giveaway which is featured on the homepage of the members area…
If you click on a given prize, you are taken to a screen which asks you to play a simple game. And when I say simple, I mean it’s VERY easy to complete.
You literally cannot lose these games, so anyone can play these. And this is all you need to do to qualify and gain an entry into the prize draw, so that’s all there is to it.
It’s also worth mentioning that you can gain multiple entries into the various prize draws, by simply repeating this process.
If you don’t want to play the game (because this would get old very quickly), you can click on ‘skip game and collect entry ticket’. This bypasses the game and gives you an entry ticket (sometimes).
I say “sometimes” because (after doing this multiple times across multiple entries) I noticed that they are randomly sending you to third party sites and putting you through all kinds of offers in order to get your entry.
For example, one time I hit the ‘skip’ button I was sent to a site called SweepsMinder, a third party sweepstakes site. Another time I was sent through a whole string of offers which linked out to all kinds of other sites…
I get the feeling that most people would be clicking on the ‘skip’ button to save time and get as many entries as possible. Not to mention the games suck.
So this is how they are making their money off of you.
Not just by the ads you see on the site, but also by linking out to all of these third party sites that they are affiliate with. If you buy from these or complete the offer, they earn a commission.
There’s nothing wrong with this provided they aren’t linking you to scams. I obviously can’t go through every single site they are linking you to, so this is something you’ll need to be mindful of as you see the sites they link you to.
From what I could see, the sites they link out to aren’t scams.
Maximising Your Chances With ‘Zillas’
One unique thing about this site is that you earn ‘zillas’ every time you earn an entry into a prize draw. And you can use these to ‘buy’ even more entries into selected prize draws.
Here’s a screenshot to show you what I mean…
As you can see, I was able to spend ’10 zillas’ to gain 10 entries into a $250 cash giveaway.
According to the site, you can keep on doing this as many times as you like, there’s no limit. So this is one way the site allows you to maximise your chances of winning.
Verdict – Is Sweepszilla a Scam?
I have to admit, I’m a bit on the fence with this site as to whether or not it’s a scam. After going through this site at length, it is hard to tell for sure one way or another.
So I’ll sum up my thoughts and leave it for you to decide…
One on hand, they are not asking you for any money, and you don’t have to complete any offers to gain entries to win prizes. The site is making its money off of ads and linking to third party sites, which means you pay nothing and they still make money.
This is definitely a good thing, because you don’t have to buy anything to win stuff. Which is one of the major things that make these sites scams.
On the other hand, I have some concerns and the biggest one is this- is anyone really winning anything?
I mean, they do have lots of names plastered all over the site. But other than this, where’s the proof? Literally anyone could throw some names up so this is not enough to go off.
If no one is winning anything, then this is really just a way for the people behind the site to earn ad revenue and affiliate revenue. Which means it would be a scam in this case, considering they are outright lying to you.
I also have some concerns about giving some random company run by anonymous individuals, my personal information. This is exactly how people end up getting TONS of SPAM and it can even lead to worse things such as identity theft.
Now to be clear- I am NOT saying Sweepszilla is doing either of these things. I am simply saying it’s a valid concern I have with sites like this in general.
I guess time will tell if Sweepszilla is a scam or a legitimate way to win prizes.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, so chime in to share your experience (good or bad) in the comment section below.
Thanks for reading, I hope this review has been helpful!
53 thoughts on “Sweepszilla – Scam or Legit Sweepstakes Site? [Review]”
Thank you so much for taking the time to try to help educate us. I’m one of these folks that most definitely is skeptical of ALL these things. On the other hand, my friend wants to BELIEVE EVERYTHING!!! Even after he gets screwed, he STILL doesn’t leave the BULLSHIT online alone. I DON’T KNOW what to do where he’s concerned. Anyway, THANK YOU
No probs, glad it helped Michele and appreciate your comment.
They are frauds. I was notified i won 50 bucks. Im.listed as winner on the site. Bit after i confirmed, no money was ever issued. And as others have noted, they dont respond to inquiries. I tried 8 times…no reply, no prize. Who can we report them to?
I am D. Haynes the $1000.00 winner in March 12 2023. I was contacted by email and asked to fill out some legal papers and asked to take a picture with the check when I receive it in the mail. I haven’t gotten the check yet Mar.20th but I will update this if/when I do…
Hey everyone I left a comment a while back that I was informed by email that I had won $1000.00 on Sweepzilla and had to sign W-9 and return. I actually DID receive a check from them and took it to Walmart and cashed it!!!!
Ah… no, I’m calling bullshit on this comment.
Folks, if a site like this asks you to complete a highly sensitive document like a W-9 form – this could lead to identity theft. Do not risk it.
I could be wrong, but it is my opinion that Sweepszilla is a scam. Read the comments from the overwhelming majority of people (and not just on my site).
I feel very frustrated at all these sites. On winloot I won 250 in Dec, 2022’and have not seen a penny. Nor a response to my email. But they have paid me 2/25$wins&a10$win one; of the $25.win was paid by check which I have been unable to cash or deposit.So which is it?scam or legit And what . Goverment agency do we contact to find out?
I won the 20 dollar daily on january 22 michael a. and still waiting for that money. i put 29484 zillas on the 20.
I’m here to report to you today on 12 /25/2022 that I received a message on instagram stating I won 5.4 million dollars through sweepszilla and the guy left a number to call I called he gave me the rundown of what’s to come asked if he could call me back about 6 hrs later he did gave the same spill inbetween those times I got on sweepszilla checked the site that I do enter offen never recall seeing a entry for 5 million so I sent a message letting them know about the fraud call however when looking on instagram site that was sending it to me the link sent me straight to sweepszilla sight that alone made me question the whole outfit if it was legit the phone call was placed from yuma Az not NJ the message I sent got me a response they would get intouch 3 business day or less so when the man called back you could. Tell he was home with screaming kids and wife who shouldn’t yell at leds that way but anyway he said before they was to hand a check over I had to go to Walgreens and of course buys green dot card for 200 I said absolutely not he said do y ou have a bank I said yes he stated that they can do a mobile deposit I said now you for real your a lier hung up will I would say don’t trust
My girlfriend played sweepzilla relentlessly and eventually she was contacted saying she was 1000 dollar winner, that was the last she heard from them, no 1000 dollars, no nothing, if you think this is legit your a retard all they want is for you to keep playing and theyll keep selling your information, how else are they funded? It’s by someone else’s frustration and great disappointment that the stay in a position to keep scamming others
i got a email from sweeps zilla saying i won a 25 dollars Visa gift card over a month ago and haven’t gotten it yet ive emailed and emailed them and never got a reply yet and every time i enter the 25 dollars daily zilla they keep removing my entries for that prize every time I’m beginning to think it’s a scam also I’m going to give it a little more if i don’t receive my 25 dollars daily Visa gift card soon I’m going to stop playing and unsubscribe from all emails. thanks for the reviews ?
I had a similar experience. I won $20 from one of their sister sites and I never received the $20 check. I contacted them several times and no response.
Same it’s fake I won and nothing from them no response either
I got a email, telling me how to find my tickets. I didn’t know I won once in2020,2 times in2021,4 times in2022,1being won yesterday.
I have just found out, I won yesterday on the 7th.I also won twice in 2021, four in2022.They told me how to look for my wining tickets, and they are all on record.
Also you have to confirm your tickets and if you don’t your entry is not valid
I won Sept 4 I click to confirm and there’s no information at all or paperwork just my name there?
I’m still trying to figure out how to claim my entries so they will be valid lol
First for the guy who said they send you to other sweep sites that’s only after you meet your max entrance for the day , I’ve been playing for about 5 month but not every day just when I have time . Today I was told I am a winner I will be back to follow up . The winners page dose seem to be the same names reordered I just thought that they were more decanted and entered every day because every once in a while there will be a new name. I only enter the cash prizes but hope it’s not a scam . Goodluck and hope this helps
So what’s up? I dont see anywhere that you got back on to reply about the verdict on your alleged win? Was it sweepszilla that told you that you won or another sweeps site? What was the prize and did you recieve it?
Were you asked to pay a delivery charge I won a television and they wanted me To pay with a credit card the delivery charge that’s a scam
I have been playing sweepzilla for a few months now haven’t won anything yet but what they don’t no is I’m from Memphis Tennessee land of the scam artist so I see him coming from all angles I haven’t made my mind up about them just yet but I have been getting suspicious because when I go to the winners page that looks like they used the same name over and over again just in different rotations
I noticed that too! When I contacted them about that, they did not reply back.
I have been trying for weeks through e mails about my winnings. Many emails. & NOT 1 REPLY!!!!!! October 14th was the day of my winning ticket for the prize of 77,777.77.
zdays September20,2022 That I wom and I need advise om how to coleect winnigs
I read rules on one of the sweeps and it did not link their privacy statement website to an actual site, so I thought sweepszilla privacy statement was fake. But the rules for another of the sweeps listed on their page had a link to an actual Sweepszilla privacy statement, sweepszilla.com/site/privacypolicy. But you have to read every sweeps’ rules page.
The one for $77,777.777 and another high payout sweep, will not pay it all at once, but over the space of 50 years. What?. I hope the winner lasts 50 years. Most sweeps can opt for a different giveaway than cash or check. And most who are sweeps for a particular gift, e.g. a TV. can also opt to give you cash. The choice is up to them. They usually do not say the “gift” replacement is equivalent to the cash mentioned in the sweep.
Ill take what i can get-I may Live to be 98 – but Only God whether I live 50 yrs .The Bennifacary can have the rest if im walking Jesus
Claim and listed that won 100$ on May 30th with direct reply with correct information to get and never received. Emailed to customer service many times and no response. This is definitely an illegal operation and a scam.
Up as I said in my first post sweep zilla never sent my prize that i suppose to have won it’s going on two months now yes its definitely is a scam they needs to be stopped this is so wrong on all levels I know longer enter entries any longer ive unsubscribe from all emails haven’t heard anything from them for all those that have been scammed by these people we need to report them so they can be stopped from deceiving people
I am waiting on a win of $25 Amazon Gift Card that I requested be paid in cash to PayPal on June 24th. Sent a message via their site asking what was going on and was told someone would get in touch with me within 3 days. Nothing yet. 30 day window on prize payout ends in 2 days. Have actually received money from this company before ($899) but not this time. Don’t know how to explain it or what is going on.
P.S. I am also listed as the winner of this prize on the winners prize page.
They sent me an email and said I won a $50 Amazon card in a daily draw on March 2. On March 3 I selected the Amazon card over PayPal or cash. I got impatient after 2 weeks and contacted their site for customer service. They said thanks for my inquiry and someone would get back to me with 3 business days. After about 5 emails sent in the last 2 weeks I realize the messages go into a black hole as nobody has contacted me. I have ended my time on Sweepszilla that was ill spent for nothing.
I won on sweepzilla and prize craze recently. after claiming the prizes from the winning emails they sent I have yet to be compensated. the wins are from 5/3/2020 and 5/2/2020. they will not respond to my emails.
Everyone Thank-you for your Sweepszilla reviews, I have done entire sweeps on that site for 8 Months kept putting Zella’s in the vault for 250.00 until I had some over 6,000 I have never won anything. A few days ago I found out my tickets were being held, I would go online and over 700 Zella’s would be there. I ask why my tickets weren’t posted still setting and basically ignored. I am glad after reading these posts that I never won a thing, I believe they allow certain people to win such as self, relatives, and friends.I will never be back on that site!!
HATE when that happens! Only thing I could figure out when this happens to me is to mark the email as junk/spam so future emails go to your spam folder.
There is no way to unsubscribe from the emails ! That tells me that it’s not legit !! I don’t want these emails!! But I can’t stop them and I didn’t subscribe to them in the first place!!! Get me off their list !! As far as I’m concerned this is a scam and the reviews are bogus !!
Listen, if I had alot of time and energy to sit and enter sweepstakes I might.. I have spent some time on this site and various others but I get frustrated when I get sent to this site then another on, then another and so on .. all want you to complete this survey so we can match you with “offers”. What a waste.. I can’t hang with that. Sorry, not sorry!!!
not a scam.i won 10.00
Did they send it to you? I supposedly won ten bucks to on December 21st but I haven’t seen the check yet.
I got a check for 50.00 but haven’t been able to cash it yet, due to my own issues bur we will see
Updated i wonder why some people are saying that they have won and most people including me are saying that got a email saying they won but never received the gift i haven’t either i believe the ones that’s saying they recieved their gift are fake how do some receive their gifts and some don’t i don’t believe it sweeps zilla is a scam site i still haven’t received any thing from them it’s going on two months now what that tells you they needs to be stopped
Oh wow, for how many hours of your time?
Yes it is scam….they wont take with small amount!!
I have won 2 times on sweepszilla and I was paid I believe there real
Yea the site real I play all of them winloot send me to i won on this one in Winloot.
I just started playing this game for few weeks and the site sure is a time sucker.I always enter the daily sweeps and the bigger sweeps that are not over a moth to wait.I have played on the win loot site and won there several times.I will prob give this site a few months before giving up.Always play what you have time for or else you will get burn out!
I’ve already won cash, and put in my PayPal account.. legit…
Haven’t won ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, AT ANY TIME. It’s gotta be luck. At most, I’d be appreciative to win just $10,000! Not a million, just $10,000, jeez.
I have been playing several sweepstakes including sweepszilla and PCH for 6 yrs now – & I have won absolutely nothing ! I have played daily . I really believed 1 day I was gunna win something because I was so dedicated. But I can tell u from experience- they are all scams. God will get them sorry ass scam- artist.
I have won and been paid 2500.00 on Winloot, 50.00 on PrizeNow and 50.00 on Rewardit, these sights are legit. Plus they are free though takes a while to play. It definitely is a winner, in my opinion.