To win prizes during the "12 Days of Giveaways" on the television show "Ellen," viewers must obtain tickets to the show's taping on specific dates in December, as of July 2015. Tickets are free and are requested online at EllenTV.com, but the dates for the giveaways are in high demand.
After free tickets have been distributed online, there are additional ways viewers can receive tickets to the show's taping. One way is to watch for special announcements on "Ellen" in the days leading up to the "12 Days of Giveaways," during which the show gives instructions on ways to win tickets to the giveaway tapings. During past years, some audience members present at show tapings just prior to the "12 Days" have received tickets for the giveaway taping dates.
In December of 2013, Ellen added a thirteenth day to her "12 Days of Giveaways" and gave viewers a chance to win the prizes from the extra day by entering an online drawing. Prizes from that day included a Ful backpack, a Nintendo Wii game pack, $500 worth of Dr. Lancer Skin Products, a $100 gift card to Target, a $250 Dick's Sporting Goods gift card, along with a pair of Mucks boots and a $400 gift card for Cloud 9 Living.
The show offers other giveaways throughout the year, and viewers can enter to win a variety of prizes by filling out an online form at EllenTV.com/giveaways.