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A Comprehensive List of Free NCAA Tournament Bracket Contests

The NCAA Tournament means Free Bracket Contests are Here!

Free NCAA Tournament Bracket Contests are typically used as promotional vehicles, but they are opportunities for people (like yourself) to win free money and nobody can turn down that sort of an opportunity.  A lot of them have big grand prizes and even minor prizes that are quite nice as well, so let’s review these contests so that you can have a better chance of winning something.

Strategy Note:  You will want to enter as many unique brackets as possible to as many contests as possible in order to maximize your chances of winning.

JazzSports Million Dollar Bracket Contest

Sign up and if you use the promo code ‘PICKPUB‘, you’ll get rewarded with a 150% bonus when you deposit.

You get two brackets to submit and a $1 Million prize if you submit a perfect bracket.  If you cannot attain perfection, don’t worry.  The objective is really to get to the Sweet 16 with your teams intact, so don’t get caught up on the upsets.  Focus on who can get to the Sweet 16 when you fill out your bracket.

  • 1st Place is $2,500 Cash
  • 2nd Place is $1,000 Cash
  • 3rd Place is $500 Cash
  • 4th-10th Place earns you a $100 Free Play
  • 11th-25th Place earns you a $50 Free Play
  • 26th-50th Place earns you a $25 Free Play
  • 51st-100th Place earns you a $10 Free Play

It is definitely worth entering this contest, many contests do not give you anything for not being in the Top 10, but JazzSports is giving you something for having a pretty decent bracket.

Enter the contest here.

YouWager March Madness Bracket Contest

YouWager is running a Free Bracket Contest, you get one FREE bracket entry and any subsequent entries are $25 a piece.  You have to make a deposit of $200 or more to get the FREE bracket entry, but you do get a free bonus along with it if you enter the promo code ‘PICKPUB’.

Typically, you would receive a 50% sign up bonus with YouWager, but by using the promo code ‘PICKPUB’ you get an 80% sign up bonus (that’s a 60% boost).  That’s more money for you to use.

Okay, let’s talk prize payouts.

Place Prize
Perfect Bracket $1 Million Free Play
1st $5,000 Free Play
2nd $2,500 Free Play
3rd $1,000 free play
4th $500 free play
5th $300 free play
6th $200 free play
7th $150 free play
8th $100 free play
9th $75 free play
10th $50 free play
11th – 15th $25 free play

Enter the YouWager Bracket Contest for FREE, don’t forget the promo code PICKPUB to get a 60% bonus boost over everyone else.

Intertops $25,000 Bracket Contest

So you want to diversify your brackets and your sportsbooks so that you can line shop?  Intertops has an interesting opportunity for you.  Sign up with Intertops using the following promo codes and you will be able to subsidize your free entry into this bracket contest with ease.

ROOKIE100 – Will match a $100 deposit with $100.  It is a 100% bonus match up to $100.

ROOKIE50 – Will match a $400 deposit with $200.  It is a 50% bonus match up to $200.

Why is that important?  If you wager $100 between now and March 30, 2021, you are eligible to win the prizes in the free bracket contest.  The bonuses you receive would subsidize your entry.

If there is no perfect bracket, the $25,000 prize will be split EQUALLY among the 25 highest scoring brackets.  This means you finish in the Top 25, you get $1,000.  Nobody is going to get a perfect bracket, but you can definitely get in the Top 25 and win $1,000.

You sign up with Intertops first, use one of the promo codes, then go to Special Offers and you find the banner above.

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Yahoo! Sports Free Tournament Contest

Yahoo! Sports is very popular with Fantasy Sports players and they have a free contest as they do every year that the NCAA Tournament is actually played.  You will need a Yahoo ID, but that’s easy to get and FREE.

Let’s get into the payout schedule, they are generous, but what are you going to do with that $1 if you finish between 2001st and 10,400th?

Winners will receive the following, based on the final score of the Tourney Pick’em contest:

Grand Prize: $10,000 plus a Las Vegas getaway (including hotel accommodations) for winner and one (1) guest valued at $10,000
2nd: $3,000
3rd: $1,500
4th: $1,000
5th: $500
6th to 7th: $250
8th to 10th: $200
11th to 30th: $150
31st to 50th: $100
51st to 100th: $50
101st to 200th: $25
201st to 500th: $15
501st to 1,000th: $10
1,001st to 2,000th: $5
2,001st to 10,400th: $1

Join Yahoo! Sports Bracket Contest Now

ESPN Tournament Challenge


So why the image of Bill Walton with a lei?  Pretty simple, if you win ESPN’s Tournament Challenge you get $10,000 in Amazon gift cards and a trip for 2 to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational!

That’s all, one grand prize valued at $18,000.  The field has been set for November 22-24, 2021.

You may have extra motivation to enter if you are a fan of Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Saint Mary’s, Oregon, Notre Dame, Houston or Butler.

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The Official NCAA March Madness Challenge brought to you by CapitalOne

This is straight from the NCAA themselves and their corporate partner, CapitalOne.  They give away some prizes.

CBS Sports Bracket Challenge

There is one grand prize with the CBS Sports Bracket Challenge.  It is a Nissan Rogue and a trip to the 2022 Final Four.  It is valued at $50,000 USD.

Where and when is the 2022 Final Four?  It is taking place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 2-4, 2022.

Join now and maybe you’ll be enjoying Bourbon Street, a Nissan Rogue, and the atmosphere of being at the Final Four!

Bokamper’s Bar & Grill Bracket

Former Miami Dolphin Kim Bokamper has a Bracket Challenge every year for his bars and restaurants.  It is a bit unique in its promotion, so let’s review.

Predict a perfect bracket:  You get a $1 Million (as a 40 year annuity)

Predict 60+ out of the 63 games correctly:  You get $25,000

Win the Bracket Challenge:  60″ HDTV is your prize

Second Place:  $200 gift card to Bokamper’s

Third Place:  $100 gift card to Bokamper’s

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WFOR (CBS 4 Miami) Bracket Challenge

Dan Patrick Show Bracket Challenge

97.5 FM Bracket Challenge

National Round and Overall prizes for the contest.

$1 million prize for a Perfect 64-Team Bracket – this only applies to 64-Team Bracket!

Local Prize

64 Team Bracket: $1000 courtesy of Parx Casino and Sportsbook

Overall Prizes

Overall Winner of Full Bracket – One Playstation 5 Digital Edition, approximate retail value $399, provided by Second Street.
Overall Winner of 16 Team Bracket – One Playstation 5 Digital Edition, approximate retail value $399, provided by Second Street.
Overall Winner of 4 Team Bracket – One Playstation 5 Digital Edition, approximate retail value $399, provided by Second Street.

Round Prizes (Only Applies to 64 Team Bracket)

Winner of Full Bracket game individual rounds – One (1) $75 VISA Gift Card, provided by Second Street.

If you are from Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey – JOIN NOW

KDHL 920 AM Bracket Contest

The most accurate bracket wins $250 cash. If you correctly predict 60 or more games, you win $10,000. If you correctly predict every game in the bracket, you win a million dollars!

Enter KDHL’s 2021 Million Dollar Bracket Challenge

WNKY Bracket Challenge

FINAL FOUR prize winners will receive:

1st Place – Signature Design by Ashley® from United Furniture, Paslode Framing Nailer from MidSouth Lumber & Supply and a gift basket from Liquor Barn

2nd Place – Signature Design by Ashley® from United Furniture, $150 gift card to Nat’s Outdoor Sports and a $50 gift card to Pub By Novo

3rd Place – Signature Design by Ashley® from United Furniture and $25 gift card to Pub By Novo

4th Place – Signature Design by Ashley® from United Furniture

National Prize – Submit a PERFECT BRACKET and you could take home $1 million dollars!

WRAL Bracket Challenge

Million Dollar Challenge presented by GEICO