If there’s one thing Wheel of Fortune has mastered, it’s giving away amazing prizes. Every weeknight, thousands of people sit down to watch the contestants play word puzzles and win incredible prizes — vacations, cars, big money — it’s all there for the taking, provided you can solve the puzzle before anyone else does.
But the prizes aren’t just for the people on TV! Starting on Dec. 9, Wheel will be giving away cash prizes and Disney vacations as part of the Wheel of Fortune Secret Santa Giveaway! Here’s everything you need to know about the giveaway (including how you can maybe nab some of those sweet prizes for yourself):
What is the Wheel of Fortune Secret Santa Giveaway?
From Dec. 9–20, Wheel of Fortune is giving home viewers a shot at winning what the first-, second-, and third-place contestants on the show win. In other words, a contestant on the show could be your very own Secret Santa! Since Wheel first starting doing the Secret Santa giveaway, home viewers have won more than $2.5 million — sounds pretty good, right?
This year, the Wheel of Fortune Secret Santa Giveaway will be hosted by Vanna White. She’s covering for Pat Sajak as he continues to recover from surgery. Vanna will be joined by some magical friends from Disney, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto.
There will be 30 home viewer winners total — three per show for 10 shows. The best part is that you don’t have to do anything super complicated in order to win. You pretty much just need to watch the show!
Here’s how to enter the Wheel of Fortune Secret Santa Giveaway:
As long as you’re a member of the Wheel of Fortune Wheel Watchers Club, you’re automatically entered into the giveaway! Easy peasy, right? Make a note of your SPIN ID, then tune in to watch Wheel every weekday from Dec. 9 through Dec. 20. If your SPIN ID appears on TV, you could win the same cash and prizes as one of the contestants.
As soon as you see your SPIN ID on the screen, check-in at WheelofFortune.com to verify your number and find out if you’ve won. You have to check-in within 24 hours of the show’s airing, so make sure you’re speedy!
What if you don’t have a SPIN ID?
If you’re not a member of the Wheel Watchers Club, you are not eligible for the Wheel of Fortune Secret Santa Giveaway this year — but before you storm off with a “Bah humbug!” you might want to consider joining the club anyway. While the deadline for the Secret Santa Giveaway was Nov. 24, Wheel of Fortune does a lot of giveaways (they even gave away a whole house!), so maybe you could be entered into the next one!
Either way, the Wheel of Fortune Secret Santa Giveaway definitely beats the typical Secret Santa experience you might have at your workplace. Who doesn’t like receiving cash prizes and free vacations? Not even the Grinch himself could object to free money, right?