How to Win a Dream Home From HGTV

by Mary Strain

Home and Garden Television, or HGTV, is a cable channel that focuses on home and garden topics. Every year since 1997, HGTV has awarded a "dream home" package to one sweepstakes entrant. Recent Dream Home packages consisted of a new, furnished luxury home, plus a new vehicle and $500,000 in cash. HGTV Dream Home sweepstakes can have tens of millions of entries. While there's no surefire way to win, you can improve your chances for the drawings.


Visit the HGTV website to follow the progress of the Dream Home as it's built. The construction and floor plans of HGTV Dream Homes, as well as information about the surrounding community, are posted on HGTV in the run-up to the sweepstakes.


Sign up at to have daily contest reminders emailed to you, so you won't miss any opportunity to enter.


Enter daily, either by mail or online. For online entries, click on the "Sweepstakes" link at the bottom right of the main page to find the contest site. Fill out your first online entry completely. If you disable your cookies, subsequent entries will only require your email address. The rest of your entry information will be added automatically. Entrants are allowed to enter the contest by U.S. mail as often as they wish, with the limitation that entries must be hand printed, and one entry per stamped outer envelope is permitted.


Check the site to see if a second daily entry is available. Entrants in past HGTV Sweepstakes were able to enter once daily on both and sister site


  • check No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
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About the Author

Mary Strain's first byline appeared in "Scholastic Scope Magazine" in 1978. She has written continually since then and has been a professional editor since 1994. Her work has appeared in "Seventeen Magazine," "The War Cry," "Young Salvationist," "Fireside Companion," "Leaders for Today" and "Creation Illustrated." She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta.

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