NCAA Tournament Contests
The 2013 NCAA Tournament brackets have been released and that means it’s time to start scoping out all of the March Madness contests from around the web. I have a combination of free contests and ones that require a deposit into an online sportsbook to enter. The sportsbooks tend to give out some pretty great prizes, and the entry fee is just a deposit into an account to wager with and isn’t used on the entry.
This year there are going to be 68 teams in the field, but I do not think that any of the contest will factor the play-in games into their brackets. The strange thing is that one play-in game is with an 11 seed, so there’s a decent chance that either Middle Tennessee State or St. Mary’s could make a run.
When entering into these contests, you can either fill one bracket out to use at all of them or mix and match. If you happen to do really well and submit the same one to each, it could make for an interesting beginning of April if you cash in at multiple places!
I’ll keep this list updated as I learn about more contests this year, but if you have any suggestions just shoot me an email and I’ll get it posted. Remember to bookmark this page and send it to your friends, family, or anyone else who will be interested in filling out brackets this year. Why not help them enter free contests to earn some money!
1st Prize: $10,000 Best Buy Gift Card
Grand Prize: $3,000 USD
1st Prize: $1500 USD
2nd Prize: $250 gift certificate to NBC Sports Shop
Perfect Bracket: $1,000,000
2nd-100th: $25 Fox Sports Gift Card
101st-200th: $10 Fox Sports Gift Card
CBS Sports Bracket Challenge
Get in the top 10% of entrants and be included for a drawing to win four 2014 Final Four tickets and $6,000 cash for accommodations.
CBS Sports Round-by-Round
Rank in the top 10% of each round and enter a drawing for the grand prize and runner-up drawings. The grand prize is 2 2014 Final Four Tickets and $500 in accomodations. The runner-up prize is a 16 GB Wi-Fi tablet (iPad).
CBS Sports Facebook Contest
Finish in the top 10% and enter a drawing for 2 2014 Final Four tickets plus $3,000 in cash.
Perfect Bracket: $100,000
Round of 64 Grand Prize: Mini Tablet
Second Chance Grand Prize: MP3 Player
Last Chance Grand Prize: Mini MP3 Player
1st: 32GB iPad 2
1st place: $1000* in gift cards of your choice
2nd place: $500* in gift cards of your choice
3rd place: $300* in gift cards of your choice
4th-10th place: $100* in gift cards of your choice
Easy way to compete with friends in a different kind of format, picking after each round is completed,
Perfect Bracket: $10,000
Perfect First Round: Trip for 2 to the 2012 Final Four with tickets, flight, and hotel
Predict All Final Four teams: Eligible $1,000 Prize
1st Place: $2,500.00
2nd Place: $1,500.00
3rd Place: $1,000.00
Requirement: In order to qualify for any prizes, your account must be active during the 2013 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament; placing at least $20 worth of wagers in each of the three weekends of the tournament.
1st Place: $5,000
Requirements: No deposit required!
Perfect Bracket: $10,000,000
Prize: 100% of the pool
Requirements: $1, $5, $10 and $25 pools that you can enter
4th-100th: 15,000 BetPoints +Extras
101st-150th: 7,500 BetPoints + Extras
151st-300th: 3,500 BetPoints + Extras
301st-500th: 1,000 BetPoints+ Extrast
501st-1000th: 500 Bet Points + Extras
1,001st-2,500th: 100 BetPoints + Extras
2,501st-5,000th: 75 Points + Extras
Everyone Else: 50 BetPoints
Requirements: 1 Entry per each $100 deposited