Entering into free draws online has become a common practice in the world today. In fact, the Internet has become abundant with websites that specialise in allowing you to find these draws easily and without much effort.
These sites are great and shave off hours of searching the Internet to find these draws on our own. This allows us more time spent on entering draws than looking for them.
In this Free.ca review, we will look at a Canadian site dedicated to doing just this. We will see how the site operates and what else you can find on it.
How Does Free.ca Work?
Like we said above, Free.ca searches the Internet each day to find the newest and best free draws that appear online. It then takes all these draws and places them in one convenient location.
To use the site, there is no need to register a user account. Although there is a benefit to doing so. But we will discuss this more later on.
If you choose not to register, you can simply start browsing the website for any draw that grabs your attention. There are plenty of draws available, so this should not take very long.
Each draw that you find will have its own unique Enter Now link that is found by clicking on the draw post. You will need to click this link to be redirected to the official entry website. This site is usually owned by the organiser of the draw.
Once you have been redirected, simply follow the onscreen prompts to complete your entry.
Is Free.ca Legit or a Scam?
Free.ca is operated by Freebies.com, another free sweepstakes site that specialises in free giveaways. Both sites have been in operation for some time and have a fairly good reputation.
This, and the fact that all draws listed are free to enter, makes us believe that this site is entirely legit and you won’t need to worry about any negative consequence of using it.
If you really are still concerned, then there is a way to circumvent your worries. Simply use Free.ca without registering a user account. This way, the site will never have any of your personal information, but you will still be free to enter as many free sweepstakes as you desire.
Generally, we don’t particularly like sites that are too busy. This is because it is hard to see exactly what you are looking for and makes the entire user experience less ideal than a site that uses the ‘less is more’ approach.
This, sadly, is true when it comes to Free.ca. The site is very busy, and there is so much content available that it will probably take you a while to find exactly what you are looking for.
This is not to say that the site looks awful. In fact, were it not for the busyness of the site, it would look quite good. This is due to the decent graphics, muted colours, and easily readable text.
Navigation is managed by two different top menu bars, a side menu bar that features links to other websites, and a footer menu for everything else.
The site works well enough on mobile devices. This is good, considering there is no dedicated app for Android or iOS. However, the site's cluttered look carries through to mobile and makes things look even busier.
There are, unfortunately, plenty of ads visible on the site. These vary from banner ads at the top and side of the page to banner ads that appear as you scroll down and take up considerable space on your screen.
If you are looking for lotteries, we suggest looking at some free lottery sites or, better yet, the best online lottery agents. This is because Free.ca deals exclusively in free draws and sweepstakes, not lotteries.
However, the free draws listed on the site are sorted into prize categories to help you find a draw that suits you. These available categories are as follows:
- Credit Card
- Fast Food
- For Fun
- For Her
- For Him
- Gift Cards
- Health & Fitness
- Movies & TV
- Office Supplies
- Tools & Hardware
Additional features are where Free.ca starts to exceed what we expected. There are plenty of extras available on the site:
- Free Samples: Aside from just free contests, the site also lists all the best places to register to receive free samples. These samples are usually delivered directly to your door and provide you with free products from brands in almost every industry.
- Coupons: If you are somebody who likes getting a deal, then you will love the Free.ca coupon section. Here, you will find all the best coupons that can be claimed either digitally or printed and claimed in-store.
- Rewards: This part of the site seems very similar to the coupons we mentioned above. However, there are some listings here that require you to be part of a company’s loyalty program to claim the reward. These are still great freebies to look at, as you may still qualify for numerous free gifts or coupons.
- Videos: We are not really sure why this part of the site exists. To be honest, it doesn’t really serve any purpose. However, if you are looking for some cool DIY videos or tips and tricks, it might be worth looking at. One thing to mention is that the latest video was uploaded in 2018. So, this part of the site is clearly not paid much attention to anymore.
- Exclusives: As we mentioned earlier in this review, it is possible to register a user account on Free.ca. The advantage of doing this is that you will receive access to exclusive draws held by Free.ca that are only available for members. These draws offer some decent prizes. Sadly, like the videos part of the site, the last listing here is from 2019. It looks like the site no longer hosts exclusive draws for players.
Considering all draws listed on the site don’t require any payment to enter, it is no surprise that there are no payment options on the site. As such, there are also no withdrawal methods.
How to Claim Your Winnings
One common thing amongst all free sweep sites is that they generally don’t have a claims process in place. This is not due to their poor planning or mismanagement, but rather because none of these sites has a hand in the actual running of the draws it lists.
Free.ca is no different in this regard. Each draw listed on the website is hosted by its own individual organiser. As such, it has its own rules and policies relating to how you should claim your prize if you are a winner.
This process is generally listed under the rules for each draw. Sadly, Free.ca doesn’t post these rules with the information about each draw. Instead, you will need to look for these rules on the sweep’s host website.
Free.ca doesn’t seem to offer any customer support. Instead, if you click on the Contact Us link available, you will be redirected to Freebies.com.
Here, you can submit an online contact form. Freebies.com also hosts an FAQ page that can answer most of the questions you may have about how it operates.
Rules and Regulations
Strangely, the Free.ca website only has one regulation relating to who can access and use the site. This regulation stipulates that you must be 18 years of age or older.
We assumed that there would be more regulations that limit the territories that can access the site. After all, the website is built exclusively for Canadian residents.
However, after checking a number of draws, we did notice that most draws do have a territorial limitation on who can enter them. This negates the need of the site to have this rule in place.
Free.ca Review Conclusion
There are some small changes that Free.ca could make that would improve the way it looks and how users interact with it. The biggest of these things is something as simple as posting the rules of a draw alongside the listing, as this would be very convenient for users.
However, this is still a great website to visit if you live in Canada and love receiving freebies. There is no doubt that you will find a draw that is going to grab your attention.
It is made even better by the wide range of available freebies. The coupons and samples set the site apart from many of its counterparts that don’t have these categories.
So, if you are someone who loves getting free gifts, prizes, samples, and coupons, then you should definitely check it out.