The Wheel Watchers Club

Win Cash from Wheel of Fortune Just by Watching the Show

$5K with 'Wheel of Fortune' Hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White
$5K with 'Wheel of Fortune' Hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White. Courtesy Sony Pictures Television

The Wheel of Fortune Wheel Watchers Club is a program that offers points for playing nightly bonus puzzles as well as a sweepstakes offering up to $10,000 per weeknight for viewers of the show. If you're a long-time fan of Wheel, this is a great way to get more involved in the show, play along, and hopefully score some prizes along the way.

How to Sign Up for the Wheel Watchers Club

It's easy to become a member of the Wheel Watchers Club.

Simply register online at the official site (and you can even register with your Facebook account if you want to). The club is open to U.S. residents only, 13 years of age or older. You can only have one account per person, and per e-mail address. That means that members of the same family can each sign up for their own accounts provided that they all fit into the age limit and they all have their own unique email addresses.

Once you register you'll be assigned a unique "SPIN ID" number. SPIN stands for Special Prize Identification Number, and you'll use this number to claim any prizes that you win by watching the show.

Collecting Points

Every night on Wheel of Fortune there's a bonus puzzle played. After the show, log in to the Wheel Watchers Club main page and complete the bonus round solution. You'll get ten points every time you do that. Collect these points and redeem them for rewards, such as electronics and gift cards.

The rewards change on a regular basis, so if nothing appeals to you when you first check in, keep checking back to see what has been added.

Winning Prizes

You can also win $5,000 or $10,000 every weeknight using your SPIN ID. During each show, one SPIN ID number is shown. If that number matches yours, head over to the 5K Every Day page and click on "Check spin ID" to log in and verify the number.

If they do indeed match you win $5,000. Follow the instructions on that page to claim your prize, but remember that there's a time limit so don't delay or you risk forfeiting your winnings.

Wheel Watcher Club members who also hold a Sony Card VISA will win $10,000 in this promotion. Check the rules and information on the Club's website to see if and when this offer is extended.

Sometimes other promos are won, such as trip giveaways or prize giveaways. These are normally tied to the SPIN IDs just like the cash prizes are, so keep watching the show for these opportunities. Occasionally club members can even win the same things as the contestants on the show, which is fun and exiting for viewers.

Pay Attention to the Rules

Make sure you read all of the rules and restrictions on both the Wheel Watchers Club and the Sony Card before signing up. It would be horribly disappointing to have your SPIN ID aired only to find out that you're ineligible for the prize! Also, make sure you check your number frequently so you don't miss out on a prize that you've won.

Good luck!