Give a little, Get a lot

Celebrate with us by winning something for you!

For the first 50 days (Oct. 1 – Nov. 19) we are commemorating the Reader‘s 50th anniversary with a prize giveaway!

Without the support of so many readers like you, the Reader never would have survived the past 18 months. As we get set to celebrate our 50th anniversary, it’s our turn to give back to the people that got us here.

Starting Friday, October 1, we’re kicking off 50 Days of Giving.

Every day, we’ll be selecting a winner to receive one of 50 incredible prizes from some of Chicago’s best establishments. We’ll have concert tickets, theatre tickets, gift certificates to popular restaurants and retailers, and more. 

Here’s the best part: Every Reader Revolution member will be automatically entered to win, no matter what giving level you’re at. 

The Reader Revolution is our new monthly membership program, and it’s the backbone of our plan to keep the Reader going strong for the next 50 years.

Only one entry is needed to be eligible to win prizes throughout the entire 50 day giveaway. The sooner you enter, the higher your chances are of winning something special for you or a loved one.  

Official List of Prizes

Official Contest Rules & How to Enter


Abbreviated Rules 50 Days of Reader Giving Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE, DONATION, OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. Sweepstakes runs from 12:01 am CT on 10/1/21 to 11:59 pm CT on 11/20/21. Entrants must be at least age of majority in jurisdiction of residence & legal resident of 50 US or DC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 2 ways to enter: Reader Revolution members automatically entered or send email with 50 Days of Reader Giving in subject line & your name, home address, phone # & email address by email to development@chicagoreader.com. Limit 1 entry per person for the entire duration of the Sweepstakes. Odds depend on # of elig. entries per day. 1 prize per day. Click here for the List of prizes & Official Rules. Sponsor: Reader Institue for Community Journalism, 2930 S. Michigan Ave., Ste 102, Chicago, IL 60616.