Answers to some of our frequently asked questions are below; you can also read the official rules.

What is the 12-Day Holiday Give-O-Way and how do I enter?
Twelve lucky readers will take home all of the Favorite Things chosen by Oprah. You can enter once per day from November 30 through December 11. To enter the 12-Day Give-O-Way, find the three-digit code from the December issue of O that corresponds to each day of the giveaway and enter it at on the appropriate date. Good luck!

Can Canadians or other readers outside the United States enter the sweepstakes?
Only legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years or older at the time of entry can enter. Unfortunately, because of legal issues and restrictions, it makes it very hard for us to include our global audience in our sweepstakes.

Can I enter without receiving the free trial issue?
Yes. If you look just above the field to enter the giveaway code, there's a sentence that reads, "If you prefer to enter the sweepstakes without starting a trial subscription to O, The Oprah Magazine or if you are already a subscriber, click here," and the words "click here" are hyperlinked. That link will take you to a page where you can enter the sweeps without signing up for the subscription.

I signed up for the free trial issue, but I don't want to receive it or subscribe to the magazine. What should I do?
If you do not wish to accept a free trial issue of the magazine, you may cancel the order by going to If you do not see your order right away, don't worry. It may take a day or two for the order to appear in your account. Once it is available, you will be able to cancel.

My code is not working. Can you help?
Please make sure you are entering the three-digit code that corresponds to today's date. The codes are made up of numbers, so if you are entering the letter "O," try entering a zero instead. Keep in mind that the sweepstakes runs on Eastern Standard Time; if you are in another time zone, you will need to adjust. If you are still having problems, please email

How do I confirm my entry?
Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that individual entries have been received.

If we haven't answered your question, please email for help. Thank you for your interest in the sweepstakes, and good luck!


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