Everyone’s got their Bracket picks for March Madness. But where do you enter your brackets so that you can share them with the world (and possibly win some awesome prizes)? We’ve rounded up some of the best FREE March Madness bracket games for 2017.
You might want to start out by doing some printable brackets. That will make it much easier to enter your picks on all of these websites! You can get one from the NCAA here. Track the brackets live on the NCAA website here.
Even if you know NOTHING about basketball, you can still win. It happens all the time. What have you got to lose (except a little bit of time)?
Most brackets have to be in by Thursday, March 16, before the tipoff of the first game, so hurry up...Good luck!
Countdown to March Madness Tipoff
1. NCAA March Madness 2017 Bracket Games
You can start a group with friends and co-workers, and use the site as a Bracket Manager. Or you can play solo for prizes! If you fill out the entire bracket, you could win a trip to the 2018 NCAA Final Four! There’s also the option to make picks each round, for six chances to win a tablet or a trip to the 2018 NCAA Final Four. View the live bracket here to see how you’re doing.
2. Capital One NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge
If you want to have fun in a group, you get to choose from one of two scoring options: traditional scoring, or a new “upset bonus” option, where players get more points for larger upsets! Of course, you can also play on your own and either not be a part of a group, or join an existing group. Make picks before Thursday, March 16 at noon EST. You get a chance to win a trip to the Final Four…And hey, this is the official game of March Madness.
3. FOX / SI Bracket Challenge
Pick your bracket perfectly and win either Cousin Sal’s LA home OR $1 million cash! That’s what I’m talkin’ about! If you win, but your bracket wasn’t perfect, then you get $25,000. Still nothing to sneeze at! Go it alone, or do it with a group. Play from any device with ease.
4. ESPN 20th Anniversary Tournament Challenge
Compete against family, friends, and other NCAA fans for a chance to win a $10k Amazon gift card (yes, please) and a trip to the 2017 Maui Invitational. You can create up to 25 brackets. Remember to check back before the Sweet 16 begins to enter the Tournament Challenge Second Chance! App available in the Google Play store.
5. Yahoo! Sports Tourney Pick ‘Em
As usual, there are options to play alone or in a group. The best bracket could win you a cool $25k. Join the Celebrity Bracket Challenge to compete against folks like Richard Sherman, Gabby Douglas, Katie Couric, and Antonio Brown. Each celeb’s group has the potential to win different prizes, from an Xbox One Madden Bundle to a Fitbit to gift cards.
6. USA Today Sports Bracket Challenge
This is my kinda contest. You get a chance to win $1k just for entering. Yes, that’s right. Your bracket can suck, but you can still win! 5 lucky folks will be chosen at random for the prize. They offer a printable bracket sheet here.
7. theScore $100k Team Tourney Challenge
Enter with your friends for a chance to win the $100k best overall team prize. If you want to play by yourself, the top prize for an individual bracket is $25k. This one can only be played via theScore app on iPhones or Android devices.
8. Quaker Steak & Lube $1,000,000 Bracket Challenge
Predict a perfect bracket and win $1,000,000 (as a 40-year annuity). If you get 60+ games correct, you could win a 2017 Ford Mustang! 1st place by location wins free wings for a year. Yummy!
9. The Carr Subaru OregonLive Bracket Challenge
First prize is only $250, but hey...it’s free money! Play 3 brackets: the full bracket, the 16-team bracket, and/or the 4-team bracket!
10. ESPN 99.1 FM 2017 Million Dollar Bracket Challenge
If you can correctly predict 60+ games, you can win $10k. Pick a perfect bracket and you can win $1 million! What are you waiting for?
11. Goldberg Jones 2017 Bracket Challenge
The San Diego family law firm is sponsoring a bracket challenge. Join the group on Yahoo for a chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card. Thanks, Goldberg Jones!
12. Lexus 0-60 Bracket Challenge
This one is a little different from the usual bracket challenges. Just pick which matchups you think will reach 60 combined points the fastest. You’re playing for a chance to win a trip for 4 to Las Vegas.
13. CBS SF Bay Area College Basketball Bracket Challenge
The first prize winner gets a $5,000 AMEX gift card, and there’s a $100 gift card up for grabs for each round-by-round winner. This is a national competition, and you do not have to be in the SF Bay Area to win.
14. CBS New York College Basketball Bracket Challenge
No, you’re not seeing double! This is essentially the same challenge as the previous one. The more, the merrier, right? $5k AMEX gift card for first place, $100 gift cards for the round by round winners. At the time of writing this post, it looks like there are fewer entries for this challenge than the SF Bay one (just sayin’). This is a national challenge.
15. WIAT CBS 42 Bracket Challenge
This is a $1,000,000 bracket challenge, along with some cool local (Alabama) prizes. You can sign up for the challenge on Facebook here.
What bracket challenges did I miss? Comment below, and also let me know if you win in any of these challenges!
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