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These are giveaways and contests whose prizes are money, services or products for reunions. We urge you to read the detailed rules and requirements, on individual contest web pages linked here. Look particularly for the number of entries you are allowed to submit; some are one only but many others can be entered once a day. Urge your reunion members to enter also to increase your chances of winning. Finally, if you win, please let us know and better yet, send a picture of your prize reunion. We'll celebrate by posting your good news on this page. And so you know we're not kidding! see reports of winners.

If you learn about new contests and sweepstakes, please share the info for us to post on this page, for other reunions to enter.

Wondering who wins these contests and sweepstakes? Take a look at these happy reunion winners!




  • Enter to win from EntenmannsDEADLINE   April 30th, 2017
    Entenmann's - All-Star Sweepstakes
    Enter to win a $17,000 party with the Harlem Gobetrotters, plus autographed jerseys and a year's worth of free doughnuts.




  • enter to win a trip to Kalahari ResortsDEADLINE   April 30th, 2017
    Win a 4-day, 3-night trip for 6 persons to one of Kalahari Resorts 3 locations (Wisconsin Dells WI, Sandusky OH, Pocono Mountains PA). Includes room, resort fee, activity passes, food and beverage credit, arcade card, 6 Mermaid and Flowrider lessons, cabana rental, a spa gift card and $478 cash. (Value $5,000). Transportation not included.



enter to win a trip to Kalahari ResortsDEADLINE   May 5, 2017
Mission® Bring Home a Fiesta Sweepstakes
8 prizes each of a 2017 Ford® Fiesta and $3,000 (ARV of each Prize: $20,159. Total ARV $161,272.



enter to win a trip to Kalahari ResortsDEADLINE   May 29, 2017
Distance is only relative from World Nomads

To enter, tell where you have family ties and share your short ancestral story (150 words) to win a trip for two. Travel back in time, trace family heritage, delve deeper into family legend, connect to your story and culture of your ancestors. (ARV $10,198) Must be redeemed by June 30, 2018.


enter to win a trip to Kalahari ResortsDEADLINE   June 30, 2017
Haribo Gold Bears New Flavor Vote Sweepstakes
VOTE for a new flavor of Haribo Gold Bears; apple, watermelon or cherry.
Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for 4 to Orlando, Florida, including round trip airfare, 5/4 nights hotel accommodations, an American Express Gift Card and a one year supply (120 4-5 ounce bags) of HARIBO gummies (ARV $10,115). Monthly prize winners will receive 4 movie tickets (ARV $50) and daily winners of 1 entry to a family Fun Pass venue or digital reward of 1 $25 gift certificate from Total ARV $43,015



enter to win a trip to Kalahari ResortsDEADLINE   June 30, 2017
Hello Nomad Sweepstakes
First Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing and awarded a prize of $5,000 Cash.





enter to win a trip to Kalahari ResortsDEADLINE  July 3, 2017
Nesquik Summer Promotion

8 Grand Prizes of $1,000 pre-paid gift cards. 20 First Prizes of $500 pre-paid gift cards. 200 Second Prizes of a $100 pre-paid gift card. 




  • Enter to win from Entenmanns
  • Deadline   July 31st, 2017
    Pepsi-Cola - Aquafina Sparkling Sweepstakes
    Enter to win a Sparkling Summer Festival for you and 11 friends in August or September 2017 within a 50-mile radius of winner's residence (ARV more than 3,000) and Aquafina Sparkling for one year.


Enter to win a trip to Orlando
DEADLINE   August 8, 2017

Sheplers $10,000 Cash Giveaway!
One winner will be awarded $10,000 in cash. Imagine what a reunion you could have with this prize!


DEADLINE   September 1, 2017
2017 Family Traditions Contest - Coming together with family and friends at the beach can create special memories as you reconnect with each other. Share your family traditions about a special place, a new discovery or your favorite memories. LIMITED to reunions who have been guests of Emerald Isle Realty on North Carolina's Crystal Coast. First place prize is a one-week reunion on Emerald Isle during the Islander or Sports season! See submission rules which include submitting an essay, photos or video of your favorite adventure at Emerald Isle. Also see stories from previous winners!

enter to win a trip to Kalahari ResortsDEADLINE  September 3, 2017
Nesquik Summer Promotion

8 Grand Prizes of $1,000 pre-paid gift cards. 20 First Prizes of $500 pre-paid gift cards. 200 Second Prizes of a $100 pre-paid gift card. 





Goldbrick Games
Monthly drawing for a new family card game - Perpetual Commotion. Quick re-registration required each month.
Value $15-20.

Ever wonder if reunions really win these contests? Read on ...


Brahier Family Reunion winners of the Tinybeans Ultimate Family Reunion contest.



Congratulations to Diane, winner of our HomeAway "I Am A Cousin" Twitter Contest! Her winning photo is shown to the right.



The Great American Family Reunion Cookbook,
by Lori Nawyn

Congratulations to the 2014 winners!
November 25, 2014, Jessie Larson, Mesa AZ
December 12th, Lovine Moss, Rock HIll, SC
December 18th, Ethel Harrel, Houston TX

Winner of HomeAway's $5000 vacation home rental.
Entries included a picture and brief story about the family entering.
The winner, Arielle Ludwig, wrote this caption: Our family went to St Thomas 2 years ago and stayed at a condo that was next to a creepy abandoned resort.. We kept saying it looked like a scene from Jurassic Park. So we decided to take a picture and added a T Rex in the background.


Natalie Kyles, East Lansing, Michigan, is the winner of the "Reunion to Remember," sponsored by Birmingham Coca-Cola, the Sheraton Birmingham, Jim 'N Nick's Barbeque, and the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau. Valued at $10,000, the prize package includes 20 rooms for two nights at the Sheraton Hotel Birmingham and a barbecue feast for 50 catered by Jim 'N Nick's Community Bar-B-Q. Coca Cola will provide beverages and the CVB will outfit the crew in Birmingham t-shirts.

Cindy Knafl, Oak Lawn, IL, won the 2013 Fun and Games Giveaway box. Congratulations, Cindy! Click image to enlarge.

Charles Ellington, Detroit MI, of the Vincent/ Ward Family Reunion won our Potpourri Giveaway box. Congratulations, Charles!

Hattie George, Cedar Hill, Texas, of the Cooper-Bledsoe Family Reunion won our Cookbook Giveaway. Three of the six books were from other family reunions and Hattie reported that her family is doing a cookbook for their summer reunion! Congratulations, Hattie!

$20,000 family reunion prize from Smucker's

Carmell C. of Provo, UT, won the fourth annual Spreading Smucker's Traditions Recipe and Essay Contest. Her winning recipe was inspired by a treasured dish her mother made for Sunday night dinners. Her unique twist on an old favorite has become a new family tradition which she refers to as a "celebration of family and good times."

Carmell won the $20,000 grand prize to host a family reunion and $1,000 to enlist a personal planner to help with the details. Four runners-up each received a Smucker's gift basket for their delicious recipe. Check for new contests, giveaways and promotions

Wyndham Vacation Rentals $28,000 prize

Krissy Jones of Stevensville, Montana, won Wyndham Vacation Rentals Ultimate Family Reunion Contest's grand prize up to $28,000 for her photo-essay entry, "Wild Leonard Family in Texas." Jones and up to 10 family members receive their choice of accommodation at any Wyndham Vacation Rental, round-trip airfare, one activity and a $2,500 cash card.

Another big winner!
Alexander Wilson of Raleigh NC won a $20,000 cash prize for a family reunion in the Concannon Vineyards - Family First Sweepstakes 2011.

$10,000 reunion prizes
Monique MacGregor won a $10,000 family reunion as part of New Zealand's Anchor's store's 125-year celebrations
. Monique wrote that her family had reunions long ago. "We usually have a hangi (traditional cooking method), go to the cemetery to pay our respects, clean their graves, play sports and go swimming and horse riding." Monique is planning for the extended family – all 140 of them – to get together over Christmas.
Each of ten winners will receive a family reunion up to the value of $10,000.
The winners include a group of 41 moms who met on an online forum two years ago, a family of brothers and sisters who were adopted and have never met, and a family detective tracking their family tree.

YMCA of the Rockies sweepstakes winner

The latest winner is from the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado, where an essay was required for entry. Joan from Slidell, Louisiana, won a family reunion for up to 30 people, 10 lodge rooms, two night stay and breakfast daily. After hurricane Katrina, Joan's family was forced to move farther apart and their planned reunion had to be canceled. Years later, Joan looks forward to her family reuniting at the YMCA of the Rockies and creating new family memories.

Family Tree Magazine and's Family Reunion contest winner is Patricia Skubis, Madison, Wisconsin, whose reunion is with her fourth cousin once removed, Brigit Mose, who visited from Denmark. Patricia's Danish family immigrated to the US in 1888. Patricia's account of how her discovery finally happened will appear in Family Tree Magazine. Runners-up were Linda Mehlinger, whose mystery photo of a lady and five schoolgirls in a rickshaw being pulled by a Zulu warrior led to the discovery of a cousin in South Africa who had pictures of the same people and Pam Ingermanson, whose Norwegian ancestors settled in Idaho lost touch with family who ended up in Ohio.

2011 Grand Prize winner of the KFC Ultimate Family Reunion is Jessica Abrams, Atlanta, Georgia. About 100 members of the Lawrence family celebrated their 26th family reunion for a fun filled day at the Putt Putt Fun Center in Lynchburg, Virginia where KFC catered lunch, provided a guest DJ, putt putt golf, bumper boats, go karts, games and more, all courtesy of KFC. Other winners received KFC gift checks for their reunions.


2009 KFC Sweepstakes winner

More than 150 Satcher Family members were KFC's 2009 Ultimate Family Reunion sweepstakes winners. Family essay writer was Kathleen Satcher Wright, Huntsville, Alabama. The extravagant, three-day event included lavish decorations, red carpet treatment, entertainment, celebrations, music and dancing, door prizes and gifts, KFC food, and the KFC Pride 360 Award.




The Malone Family Reunion was a winner of TVOne's Family Reunion show:
games and competitions among family reunions.
As you can see, the family treasury just got a $25,000 boost

Verizon Wireless winners
The Lathern-Holt Family Reunion of Hawthorne, California, won Verizon Wireless “It's A Family Affair” contest for up to 100 members. The all-expenses paid family reunion is valued at $20,000.

Congratulations Holy Rosary Academy, Union City NJ, Class of 1989!
Thanks to Patty Villegas for entering the reunion video contest, sponsored by Reunions magazine. The class received $100 for their reunion treasury.


2007 Grand Prize Winner Kendie Reich of Maryland with her family.
Prince George's County (Maryland) Conference & Visitors Bureau (PGCCVB)


2006 grand prize winner Prince George County CVB

2006 Grand Prize Winner Yolawnda Rogers of Ohio with her family.
Prince George's County (Maryland) Conference & Visitors Bureau (PGCCVB)



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