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Real people do win Visa’s national promotions—from instant win games to incredible sweepstakes!

2012 Winners

Visa 2012 Olympic Games Trip for Life Sweepstakes
The Visa 2012 Olympic Games Trip for Life Sweepstakes gave cardholders a chance to win a trip to the Olympic Games for Life every 4 years beginning 2016. From May 1 2012 through August 31 2012, when cardholders used their Visa cards, they were automatically entered for a chance to win. See the winner.

2011 Winners

The $100K Trip of a Lifetime Sweepstakes
The $100K Trip of a Lifetime Sweepstakes gave cardholders a chance to win $100,000 for their dream vacation. From April 27 through October 31, 2011, when cardholders used their Visa cards, they were automatically entered for a chance to win. See the winner.

Visa You + 10 Super Bowl XLVI Sweepstakes
The You + 10 Super Bowl XLVI Sweepstakes gave cardholders a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl for one winner and ten of their friends. From September 8th through December 27th, when cardholders used their Visa cards, they were automatically entered for a chance to win. See the winner.

2010 Winners

Visa Mega Fan Givewaway Sweepstakes
Visa landed tickets to the hottest events of the NFL season. The Grand Prize included four tickets to a 2009 NFL Playoff or Championship Game, roundtrip airfare, deluxe hotel accommodations and car rental, and a $500 NFL-themed Visa Gift Card for the winner. But it got even hotter. The winner also received four tickets to both the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIV, roundtrip airfare and deluxe hotel accommodations, a NFL Player meet & greet and official NFL Tailgate Party tickets, pre-game field access at Super Bowl XLIV, and a $1,000 NFL-themed Visa Gift Card. And that is scorching hot. To be entered automatically, the winner used their Visa card between September 10 and November 30, 2009. See the winners.

Visa NFL Season Tickets Sweepstakes
One grand prize winner won the ticket of the NFL season. The entire NFL season, to be exact. The Grand Prize was season tickets for two to the winner’s favorite NFL team. To be entered automatically, the winner used their Visa card between December 1, 2009 and February 7, 2010. See the winners.

Visa Olympic Winter Games Trip for Life Sweepstakes
The Visa Olympic Winter Games Trip for Life Sweepstake gave cardholders a chance to win a trip to the Olympic Winter Games for Life beginning 2014. From January 1 2010 through February 28 2011, when cardholders used their Visa cards, they were automatically entered for a chance to win. See the winner.

2009 Winners

Visa Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Sweepstakes
For many, it’s a dream to see the world’s greatest athletes compete at the top of their game; to hear the cheer as an Olympian realizes their legacy, to watch the triumph of a team accepting a coveted medal, and to be a part of a centuries-old global tradition of sportsmanship. Once again, Visa made this dream come true for one lucky fan and his family during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The Grand Prize was a VIP trip for four to the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. The package included airfare, deluxe hotel accommodations, ground transportation, tickets to Olympic events, Team Visa USA apparel, a $500 Visa Gift card and an experience of a lifetime! To be entered automatically, the winner used his Visa® card between November 1 and December 31, 2009. See the winners.

2008 Winners

Visa Fastest Way to Beijing Sweepstakes
For more than 20 years, Visa has been a sponsor of the Olympic Games. Athletes spend their lives preparing for the Olympic Games and Visa helped one winner witness the supreme sportsmanship, leadership, and excitement in person during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The Grand Prize was a VIP trip for two to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The package included airfare, deluxe hotel accommodations, tickets to Olympic Events, Team Visa USA apparel, a guided tour, and a $500 Visa Gift card. There were also 10 First Prize Winners who received a Panasonic High Definition Blu-ray™ Theater, featuring a 58" 1080p Plasma HDTV, and a $500 Visa Gift Card. To be entered automatically, the winners used their Visa® cards between February 1 and April 30, 2008. See the winners.

Visa Inside Pass NFL Sweepstakes
The ultimate NFL experience was in the cards for our Grand Prize winner! The Grand Prize was a VIP trip for two to the 2009 NFL Pro Bowl, a 2009 NFL Playoff Game, and Super Bowl XLIII, plus, exclusive access to hang out with a NFL Player at each event! Each VIP trip package included airfare, deluxe hotel accommodations, tickets to the game, and a $500 NFL-themed Visa Gift card. Then, of course, there were the hundreds of $100 NFL-themed Visa Gift cards awarded as well! To be entered automatically, the winners used their Visa® card between September 1 and December 31, 2008. See the winners

2007 Winners

Visa Inside Pass NFL Sweepstakes
You love a good Super Bowl party, but nothing compares to being there. The Grand Prize winner scored a trip to the Super Bowl—and the Playoffs and Pro Bowl too! The winner even got to hang out with an NFL star at each event! Cardholders simply used their Visa cards between September 1 – December 15, 2007 for a chance to win. You could also enter online. In addition to the Grand Prize, hundreds of First Prize winners received a $100 Visa Gift card. Plus, the Visa NFL Instant Win Game gave fans a chance to win officially lispcensed and autographed NFL footballs, jerseys, and helmets, and NFL-themed Visa Gift cards. See the winners

Visa 2007 Bill Pay Sweepstakes
Paying bills with Visa is a great way to save time and avoid hassles, such as writing checks and missing payments. Cardholders who used their Visa Debit card or credit card to pay regular and ongoing bills February 1 though May 31, 2007 discovered the benefits of Visa bill pay. Plus, they were rewarded with an automatic entry for a chance to win the Visa 2007 Bill Pay Sweepstakes $25,000 grand prize. The more bills cardholders paid using their Visa cards, the more chances they had to win! Even though the promotion is over, you can simplify your life and start paying your everyday bills like utilities, insurance, rent, gym, and more with your Visa card. One lucky winner did and won $25,000!

2006 Winners

The $100K Holiday from Visa Sweepstakes
The $100K Holiday from VisaSweepstakes delivered plenty of holiday cheer to ten lucky cardholders. From November 1 through December 31, 2006, when cardholders used their Visa cards or registered online at visa.com/win, they were automatically entered for a chance to win $100,000.

Visa Most Secure Fans
NFL fans, this was your lucky season! When you used your Visa card from September 1 to December 31, 2006, you were automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two to see your team in rival territory, under the full protection of Visa. You also could enter online. The Grand Prize package included airfare, deluxe hotel accommodations, a $500 Visa Gift card, VIP tickets to the winner's choice of 2006 or 2007 regular season game, limousine transportation to and from the stadium, and a “Secure Fan” escort to the winner’s seats. Plus, hundreds of First Prize winners scored $50 Visa Gift cards. The winning didn’t end there. The Score Big!Instant Win Game gave online players a chance to win a prize package from SIRIUS Satellite Radio, officially licensed and autographed NFL footballs, jerseys, and helmets, and NFL-themed Visa Gift cards. See the winners.

Visa Gets the Bill Promotion
Paying bills with Visa means avoiding late fees and extra charges—and for five lucky cardholders, it also meant putting money right back in their pockets! From February 1 through May 31, 2006, cardholders who used their Visa cards to pay a regular ongoing bill—like cable, phone, or Internet—were automatically entered to win the amount of that bill times 12.

2005 Winners

Visa’s $1.5 Million Holiday Giveaway and the Winville Holiday Instant Win Game
Visa’s $1.5 Million Holiday Giveaway made 2005 the happiest holiday ever for 50,000 consumers—especially the $250,000 Grand Prize winner! From November 1 through December 31, 2005, when cardholders used their Visa cards or registered online at visa.com/win, they were entered for a chance to win $250,000. In addition, 50,000 people won a $25 First Prize! The $1.5 Million Holiday Giveawayalso included a cool way to heat up the holiday season—the Winville Holiday Instant Win Game. The fun, interactive online game featured such prizes as a $500 Visa Gift card and a Hammacher Schlemmer Arcade Legends Full Size Game System valued at $3,695.95.

Visa’s Life Gets Unpredictable NFL Promotion
In 2005, Visa put some new moves on the fans with a promotion as unpredictable as an NFL game. There were different prizes each week of the NFL season, and over a thousand winners. Fans won Super Bowl XL trip packages, plasma TVs, NFL game tickets, Visa Gift cards and more. See the winners.

Join the Journey
Visa offered cardholders the opportunity to win the journey of a lifetime. From August 1 through September 30, 2005, consumers were entered to win a trip for four to the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy. In addition, ten First Prize winners took home a 42" Panasonic HD Plasma TV, plus a $500 Visa Gift card to cover any installation costs!

Bill Pay Summer Giveaway
Paying bills with Visa meant smooth sailing—and a chance to win a $10,000 Grand Prize during the Bill Pay Summer Giveaway! When cardholders used their Visa cards to pay a regular ongoing bill from May 1 through June 30, 2005 they were automatically entered to win one of five Grand Prizes.

Spend Small, Win Big
Small purchases turned into big winnings in the Spend Small, Win Big promotion. When cardholders used their Visa cards to make Visa purchases up to $25, they were automatically entered for a chance to win 100 times their purchase amount, up to $2,500! A new winner was selected for every day of the promotion.

Bill Pay Everyday Giveaway
Cardholders pay bills with Visa because it saves time and eliminates hassles. And with the Bill Pay Everyday Giveaway, paying bills with Visa really paid off for 59 winning cardholders. From January 1 through February 28, 2005, a lucky person won $1,000 for every day of the promotion—just for paying bills with Visa!

The Ultimate NASCAR® Experience 2005
Year after year, Visa and NASCAR deliver pedal-to-the-metal excitement to faithful fans. This year's winning cardholders got revved up about great races, including the Daytona 500 and the Chevy Rock & Roll 400.

2004 Winners

Get Ready for the Game
Visa’s Get Ready for the Game promotion took place throughout the 2004 NFL Season. Grand–prize winners received a trip for two to Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Florida. The grand prize included travel, transportation and accommodations, pre-game parties, dinner with an NFL player or coach the night before the Super Bowl, and tickets to the game. Weekly winners received a $500 Visa gift card to help them get ready for the game. See the winners.

Visa Year of Treasure
With the Visa Year of Treasure promotion, treasure was building for an entire year. When cardholders used their Visa cards during the holiday season, they were automatically entered for a chance to win the total amount of Visa purchases made on their winning Visa card from January 1 through December 31, 2004. That’s an entire year of Visa purchases—FREE!

Bill Payment Sweepstakes
Paying bills with Visa frees up your time and keeps bills off your mind. And when cardholders used their Visa card to pay a regular or ongoing bill from May 1 through August 31, 2004, they were automatically entered for a chance to win one of five Grand Prizes of $10,000 to help pay for a year’s worth of bills!

World Shopping Tour
Can you imagine going on a $150,000 shopping tour with your friends to three of the world’s most exciting cities? That’s what Visa offered cardholders the chance to win in the World Shopping Toursweepstakes.

Ideas Happen 2004
For the second year, Ideas Happen received thousands of innovative ideas in the categories of Community, Self-Expression and Entrepreneur. We were pleased to award twelve winners with $25,000 each to help them turn their ideas into reality. See the winners.

Be There
Visa offered the opportunity of a lifetime to attend five of the most popular Visa sponsored events: Super Bowl, Daytona 500, 129th Kentucky Derby, 57th Annual American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards, and 2004 Olympic Games.

Unlock the Magic
100 winners, 4 days, 3 nights, and one exclusive after-hours Magic Kingdom Party.

The Ultimate NASCAR® Experience 2004
For faithful fans, The Ultimate NASCAR Experience isn’t just an awesome prize, it’s NASCAR Nirvana. Winning cardholders experienced the thrill of the Pepsi 400, Siemens 300, and more.

2003 Winners

Ideas Happen 2003
The twelve winners of Ideas Happen 2003 generated groundbreaking ideas and showed tremendous creativity—and won $25,000 to help bring their idea to life. See the winners.

Everyday Dreams
What would you do with $100 a day for a year? Winning Visa cardholders were given the chance to find out during the Visa Everyday Dreams 2003 promotion! See the winners.

Personal Helper
Extra help for the 2003 holiday season! Imagine receiving help with cooking, housecleaning, travel planning, and more—plus $20,000. That’s what 61 Visa cardholders won during the Visa Personal Helper holiday promotion!