Originally Posted: Dec 9, 2019
Last Updated: Dec 9, 2019
As another year quickly comes to an end, we’re excited to celebrate the last month of 2019 with our third annual #CXGivesBack Giveaway!
If you participated last year, welcome back: you’re probably a pro at this by now. If you’re new, welcome—we are very excited to get you involved in our daily giveaways, share lots of featured content and scholarships, and, of course, highlight some amazing, charitable companies that not only give back during the holidays but all year round. This is our favorite time of year, and we hope you enjoy these two weeks of fun, learning, and prizes!
The most important thing you should know before we start is that this is a two-week giveaway event. It will last from December 9–20. There will be daily questions, activities, trivia, surveys, interesting content, upcoming scholarships, and more. Every day we will unlock a new day on our calendar below and show you new ways to gain entries into our big final giveaway!
If you complete the daily activity, you will earn a certain number of entries into the final giveaway bundle, which is full of awesome prizes from our sponsors and other companies that give back. You’ll also get a chance to win a small daily prize, with winners chosen at random each day. Throughout the two weeks, we will keep track of your entries earned, then at the end of the last day of the giveaway (December 20), we will randomly select one winner to receive our ultimate final bundle! The more entries you earn throughout the two weeks, the better your chances are for winning the final prize bundle. Make sure you bookmark this calendar so you can easily come back to unlock it each day!
Frequently Asked Questions
How am I giving back?
Each daily giveaway will revolve around charity, volunteering, and generally making the world a better place, whether it’s telling us what your favorite charity is or how you give back in your own community.
When are the giveaways?
There will be a giveaway every day, but the details are under wraps. You have to check the calendar every day to see what’s going on.
How do I win?
Each day, one person who participates in our social media trivia or questions will be randomly selected to small prize! And the cool thing about this is everyone who enters to win any of the daily giveaways will also be entered to win the awesome final prize bundle at the end of the whole event!
Can I enter more than once or for more than one giveaway?
Yes! You can enter every day, and each day you can earn up to four extra entries by tagging friends in your social media responses. Keep sharing, keep trying, and the more times you enter, the better your chances are to win the big final prize bundle.
What do I win?
Four people will win $25 Amazon gift cards, two people will win LifeStraw Go water bottles, one person will a 4coean water bottle, one person will win a 4ocean bracelet, and one person will win Pacha Soap Company's Whipped Soap + Scrub by playing along with our daily giveaways throughout the 10 days.
Then comes the big one: one person who has entered the daily giveaways and/or played along with our polls and trivia will win one big bundle of awesome products from companies with products and missions that all revolve around giving back. The more times you participate from December 9–20, the better your chances of winning the final prize! The final winner will be notified by December 23.
What’s in the bundle?
4ocean* Bracelet and XL logo T-shirt. Every purchase helps cleans up one pound of trash from the sea.
Headbands of Hope* Black Striped and Black Solida Knotted Headbands. For every item sold, a headband is donated to a child with cancer.
Ivory Ella Stargazing Paisley Lanyard Case. This company donates 10% of their profits to organizations that help save elephants.
LifeStraw* Go Water Bottle. Every product sold gives a child in need safe water for an entire school year.
Love Your Melon Mako Cuffed Beanie. For every beanie sold, a child with cancer gets a beanie too.
ME to WE Holiday DIY Rafiki Kit. ME to WE donates half its profits to support their WE Charity, which helps communities lift themselves out of poverty through their holistic, sustainable international development model, WE Villages.
Out of Print Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Pouch. At Out of Print, every purchase donates books and supports literacy programs.
Pacha Soap Co.* 3 Bath Bombs and 3 Bars of Soap. Every product purchased through Pacha Soap Co. supports clean water initiatives, hygiene education, and small business opportunities around the world.
Pawz Retro Round Sunglasses. They donate 10% of their profits to no-kill shelters to stop euthanizing animals.
Sevenly Cotton Canvas Throw Pillow. All the products purchased help raise money for seven different causes.
Skyline USA Socks. For every pair of socks purchased, they will donate a pair to a homeless person. (Socks are #1 item needed in homeless shelters.)
Thistle Farms* Cinnamon Cedar Seasonal Soy Candle. Every product sold helps support the women working to make the products, who survived trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.
Yoobi 1-Subject Notebook (College Ruled), Flat Mini Supply Kit, 13-pk. Sticky Note Set, and 1-Inch Binder. For every item purchased, a school supply will be donated to a child in need in the US.
* These companies have graciously donated their items for our final prize bundle. We’ll be showcasing them later this week, so keep your eyes out!
We wish you the happiest of holidays and hope you enjoy our #CXGivesBack Giveaway! Make sure to follow us on social media @CollegeXpress to stay up to date with our calendar!