I know the odds are little but I have entered 119 GA so far and I got nothing xD

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I won my first GA four months after registration.

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I Registered 2 days ago lmao

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same to you thinking you can win win win win all the time you haven't even made any giveaways yet

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i assume you meant shame, not same xd.

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yeah shame on me xD

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what you need to know is simple, winning GA is a low chance, that chance is increased by invite only, group, whitelist and levels.

the higher and more restrictions the less participants, iirc most of the website is level 0 users, so i'd advice making at least one giveaway for even a bundled game, to increase your level and odds.

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https://www.steamgifts.com/stats/community/users
Check the last graph, 85% is lvl 0
Most of them are inactive I guess, like new users only entering couple ga to try the site and never coming back or just giving up because they're not winning fast enough.

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Dont remember exactly but think it was after 2K entries or something.

Join groups if you want to win more. Exclusive groups if you want to contribute and have greater chance.

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and how can I join these groups are they open to everyone ? or you need some kind of invitation and in addition I can't create GA in the meantime it's something bcuz of the quarantine xD

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depends on the groups but there are quite a few that have GAs for everyone. as an example i do GAs sometimes through my Group which gets around 50 or a little more entries

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and can I join your group or I need some requirement to join ?

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https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/6s7BV/kittyvisualnovels-curator-and-some-group-gas

you can also look at the group recruitment discussion tab for more groups there are a ton here and some are without any requirements

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oh and also you only see group GAs once you refresh on this site or you wait a day for it to automatically refresh. To sync you have to press on the arrow near your points and press sync

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wait what ?

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omg thank you :3

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level 0, entered 149 and got 1 ( ´・・)ノ(._.`)

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I gotta say you're super lucky

2 months ago
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Around 700. Later i have found about puzzles and groups which increase your chances a lot.

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I am new to this community so would you tell me more about the puzzles and groups ?

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Welcome to sg! I highly recommend checking out FAQ if you haven't already.

So what i mean is people are making events, jigidi puzzles putting invite only giveaways which you can only enter if you have the link after that. You can check them out in this sub forum.

https://www.steamgifts.com/discussions/puzzles-events

Also there are lots of groups but they have lots of different rules like "if you win you need to share one" or "if you win you need to play in x amounts of time" etc. Also values of giveaways are important to some groups like reduced value stuff. You can again check it under FAQ what reduced value is. Also another helpful link for that CV.

https://www.steamgifts.com/discussions/group-recruitment

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like what

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I'd like to know where I can find groupd and puzzle first and some facts about it if possible like are these puzzles ingame or something else

2 months ago
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You can check above.

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my first thing was checking the FAQ after I joined the site and thank you so much
I will now see if I can join a group or two

2 months ago
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ok thx for this information

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Within the first month I joined I won You think You know Jack 3, but I threw my points at EVERYTHING. Plus I was super lucky because I didn't win anything after that xD
You win more if you do puzzles and join groups.
It's not how much you win, it's what you win.

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I just wanna win something xD even if it is a shitty game no problem xD

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Well if you have games to give away you can join a group. Also if you look in the discussions tab theres always someone doing a cakeday giveaway.

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ohhhhhh thx

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Around 2k giveaway entered id say. Seems correct considering the amount of people entering. winning with only 119 ga would mean you are either super lucky or carefully choosed giveaway with low amount of entries.
Easy math : your probabilty to win is 1/number of people who join the giveaway.

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oh that's a lot tbh

2 months ago
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it took me about 500 entries before I won anything. The lower your level is, the lower your odds of winning.

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omg how, is it something in the code ?

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not really, but a lot of people restrict their giveaways to a certain level threshold. therefore with a higher level you can enter more giveaways and those also have a lower entry count.
=> better odds of winning.

but to be exact, that level stuff is implemented in the backend's code...

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I can't level up in the meantime xD but I'll try to be an active member

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it all depends on what GAs you enter. if you only join GAs for super popular games that are also for level0 you will have at least 2000 people joining so yeah you wont win that but if you just join cheap games then it doesnt take too long. plus the easiest to win is if you check Steamgifts frequently and join the GAs that are just 1 hour long.

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that's what am currently doing thanks ;)

2 months ago
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My first win was from this grup Unlucky 7

2 months ago
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oh thnx I'll see if I can join it

2 months ago
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You can't join at least not yet it is for when u are unlucky like its name says

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I think I will in the next 7 weeks xD I am so unlucky

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I joined in January of 2013, and didnt win my first giveaway until the end of October. So 9.5 months before I won.

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joined 2 days ago lol and I am already questioning myself about life xD

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Never.

2 months ago
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doubt (x)

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Just do the math. You see the number of entries, every entry has the same chance to win, add the chances to get expected number of wins.
You should be at something like 0.05-0.1 expected wins.

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So I see this is the formula of the atomic bomb if you know what I mean lol

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anyways I am just gonna push my odds to their limits by participing in small GA and things like that

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The idea of this site is that you always have a chance, but the less engaged you are (as determined by how many giveaways you host (and the CV points system that goes along with them), primarily), the less giveaways you will also qualify for. At level 0, your odds will always be slim to none, but as you establish yourself, participating in the giving away games part of the site, getting to know other members, joining groups that host giveaways, and so on, your odds will increase. Very rarely does give nothing, enter everything result in good odds of winning.

Me personally, my first game won was Jack Lumber (which was decent for what it is), and IIRC, I had joined around 1200 giveaways before winning that. However, as my participation here grew, so did the amount of giveaways I qualified for, and the amount of games I won also rose, of course.

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I am still a new member so I guess I did well by creating this thread and thanks to you guys now I know more things about the groups :3

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Two weeks after joining. Here's the thing. NEVER think you are going to win. It happens. For some more than others. Try making some GA's. Share with the community. Also, as someone posted, try and join Unlucky 7.

But remember. It can take time. There are people that haven't won anything in months. EG- I'm at 53,022 entries with only 240 wins over 6 years.

Also, don't enter wishlist only GA's. Try some games you might never have heard of or thought of.

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can you please explain more about the wishlist system

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When you joined, the site should have synched with your account. On the main page, there are sidebars for GA's wishlist, recommended, group, entered ad won.
Wishlisted shows all the game on your steam wishlist that are available to enter. EG- Hitman 2 is on your wishlist and it was just put on the new HB choice. So there should be a few available to enter.

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oh I understand now thanks but why not entering those ?

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No, I said don't ONLY enter those. Eneter them and others that interest you.

And maybe a few here and there you would have never thought you'd like.

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oh I understand now and again thank you for the information

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No problem. Happy to have been of assistance.

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It says i won my first ga the next day after the registration date.

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GIVE IT TO ME give me your luck sire xD

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I won seven days after registration. Maybe I was lucky :) I can't remember my total entries until then, though.

2 months ago
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I must say you're lucky

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Everyone wins eventually, just keep hitting the "enter giveaway" button, try to level up and join certain groups.
Also maybe you will earn a spot to someone's whitelist. :)

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and umm what is a whitelist ?

2 months ago
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Have a look here. It's in the "giveaways" section.
More or less whitelist GAs are for "favorite" users :)

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March 21st, 2014: 6 years ago.

Bioshock Infinite.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/8870/BioShock_Infinite/

48,336 Giveaways Entered
I've won 289 games in these 6 years, not including the reroll requests.

"Overall, you've been unlucky, and won 18 fewer gifts than estimated since you first joined."

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bioshock infinite is a great game for a first game to win isn't it

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I guess that's because he's selective like that (you can tell by their name) and only enters for games he actually wants, not just for anything in order to win at least something.
That's a hint on something you posted earlier, wink.

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I just wanna get a game for fun xD idc if it is good or not lol

2 months ago
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If you want to have fun with some new games you should take a look at other discussions:

2 months ago
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I tried some of those and tysm for the suggestion

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Yes it was. :)

LIke everyone else, it "took a long time" to win anything, but that was a very nice win. :)

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I think I won my first game on the second day on steamgifts btw. Edit no it was the 4th

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yesterday I had a 23% to win a GA lol I just saw it in the stats tab but no chance you guys are so lucky xD

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i am not that lucky i am overall a bit unlucky looking at my stats. Edit I am lying again xD I am actually "Overall, you've been lucky, and won 4 more gifts than"

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loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

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9th of Feb. 2013, The Binding of Isaac.
I think it was quickly after I joined, a week or two maybe. Interesting is that I won Counter Strike GO two days layer, my first AAA game won, I was so happy
EDIT: I just checked, I registered on 4th of september 2012, so five months later, but I started actively and more often checking the site around january

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I'd be happy if I win cs go even if it is free lol lucky you

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dont worry youll win at some point .. you just dont have to raise your hopes to much .. cause youll never know when your going to win ..

this only makes you sad :) and hopeless

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my advice for you:

  1. enter for the games you really want to play
  2. check the group recruitment subforum in the discussions tab, and be a member of as amny as you can
  3. there's a member-made unofficial android app ( https://www.steamgifts.com/go/comment/ryDhndF ) , installing is a bit weird, but totally worth
  4. you will win games sooner or later, just be active

Good luck and welcome, friend

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thanks again guys I do have an iphone unfortunately I guess I'll just try it on bluestacks

2 months ago
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about half a year after joining this site, an d half a month after joining Unlucky 7 and playing appreciated........most of my wins are from both of those groups....

2 months ago
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interesting I'll try the groups

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i pushed my lvl to 4 with GA mostly to those 2 groups, i haven't won a thing outside those groups.....and Unlucky 7 you get kicked out after the seventh win...unless you stay as a "Gifter" wich then means you only get to join GA that allows gifters...and to stay as a gifter...you gotta gift stuff, so yeah......Playing Appreciated on the other hand you commit to play within a month of a win more than 4 hours and using their app you gotta get a score above 60-70 to not get kicked out, so no iddlers~

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1 month ago i guess .. its not like youll won so fast mate .. it depends on the system that works randomly ..
mine was 3 days after i got here

in other way it depends on your luck !

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if I get something in my first week I'd be happy

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I joined on 10 Jan 2013. Won one of 25,000 copies of a giveaway on 4 Feb. Won my first normal giveaway on 13 March. Both also in 2013.

2 months ago
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imagine getting nothing in the 25000 copie GA what was the game btw ?

2 months ago
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Galactic Arms Race. An early access game that got abandoned.

I think it was early access, anyway. Kind of dull, procedurally generated weapons.

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sorry but if you are here just to win and not join in discussions (apart of course this one moaning about the fact you haven't won) - you will not be very well liked - so i suggest you make a few giveaways in the mean time and just keep entering - soon enough you might get lucky but thinking you will likely win something after joining two days ago is very funny lmao

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lol you're rude xD I'll try my best don't worry am not greedy

2 months ago
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Keep in mind that we get one of these "Why haven't I won?" threads every month or so.

2 months ago
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What the Mod said. Regardless of the rudeness/politeness from some SG members; past , present and future, the theme of this thread is common and to be blunt... old.

The fact this thread has been so helpful to you, should be taken as a big compliment (and will be as your SG soul matures. ;) )

If you check your profile, don't be surprised to learn you may have already be blacklisted because of the (or any post, it seems sometimes lol) post. The fact I've written this will probably earn me a blacklist or two. lol Don't be surprised if you have been whitelisted too. Even though your asking "noob" questions and making 'noob' "I want to win a game" type comments (which can all be found in the FAQs and multitude of other threads) you've been nice. So this is why I'm guessing your getting more supportive answers on this thread than many often get. ;) Maybe we are all bored in Stay At Home Orders. ;) In my case it is way too early and I'm on my first cup of coffee. :D

There are basically 2 kinds of generalized groups of people who enjoy SG.

  1. Gifters who like to gift. This is the real spirit behind SG.
  2. Winners who like to win: This is the loor, but the odds are always lowest outside private group giveaways and mass promotional freebees.

There of course is a huge 1.5 middle area of balance and polarities between the two, but in general most people who just join SG to win games and not gift are loosely considered selfish/greedy by those who love to gift. Again, generalities, but it will help you see how to tap into the vibe of SG.com. This is also why your ratio of gifts/wins comes into concern for many. This 1.5 area doesn't even touch on the promotional potential and use of this SG site for devs & pubs or how SG.com gains revenue.

Bottom line, keep being polite and try to learn to enjoy gifting for the sake of gifting and you will find SG and community far far more rewarding, even if you don't win any or few games. :) Read the FAQs and follow the good advice in here, like the post from JaayDee above.

On an aside, tangent memory, loosely related...
When I use to be a Bartender & Server decades ago, I had a couple girlfriends at the time who would complain about tips where they worked. My advice to them was, Treat everyone the same and simply don't think about tips until the end of shift closing your bank and receipts. Act as if your base pay is just fine and $ isn't a concern "of yours". What comes comes.. what doesn't doesn't. Remember your job title is "Server", not "Tip Receptacle". Your troubles are not your customers concern, but theirs are yours. They both did that.. Said their tips each went up about 25% that first week. :gearthumbsup: A short lesson in how attitude influences your actions and other's views on them, unknowingly. ;)

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sorry i did not mean to be but we do see a lot and i mean a lot of people who enter giveaways and win giveaways and never make giveaways in return

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Still waiting hahaha

2 months ago
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we have a lot in common xD

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It was nearly a week after I had registered ( after entering around 600+ giveaways), so keep trying. Also, the more you giveaway the more giveaways you are able to enter with less participants

2 months ago
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I am surely whiling to giveaway some games aswell

2 months ago
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after 1 month and half of registration

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after seeing all these comments I must say you're lucky

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Great then :v

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