Although the dates can change slightly each year, "The Ellen Degeneres Show" airs its "12 Days of Giveaways" episodes in the second half of December. Degeneres often has precursor ticket giveaways during episodes in October and November as a prelude to the event.
Getting into Ellen Degeneres' "12 Days of Giveaways" may be a challenge. Often, the audience walks away with thousands of dollars in prizes. Curious fans can find examples and information about previous prizes and giveaways on EllenTV.com. The show frequently gives out Visa gift cards, Princess cruises, tablets, smartphones and computers. Degeneres sometimes issues cash prizes to a select number of fans in the audience.