Getting started with Play & Win on BlueStacks 5

What is Play & Win?

You can win exciting prizes, such as gift cards, by completing Quests within Weekly and Bihourly sweepstakes on Play & Win, which is accessible from your home screen on the latest version of BlueStacks 5.

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Once you complete your Quests and unlock the Companion of the Day, you'll be rewarded with sweepstake tickets, that can be used to enter Weekly or Bihourly contests and earn you a chance at winning a prize!

Important information:

  1. In order to participate, you must be signed in to your Google account on BlueStacks 5.
  2. Using a VPN is prohibited.
  3. Earning Weekly or Bihourly sweepstake tickets give you a chance of winning rewards but do not guarantee a prize.
  4. Prizes available to you will vary depending on your region. The prizes shown in this article are used for illustration only and may not necessarily be available in your country

To get started, click on any of the links below: 


How can I participate in Play & Win?

1. Open BlueStacks 5 and click on the "gift" icon on your home screen to launch "Play & Win".

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2. We highly recommend starting your journey by participating in Daily/Bihourly Quests and assembling the Companion of the Day to begin collecting sweepstakes tickets.

These tickets can then be used in Weekly/Bihourly sweepstakes to earn a chance at winning a prize. 

Click on any of the links below for a more detailed description:

What is the Companion of the Day?

Companion of the Day is a fictional object, shown on the left side in the image below. This can be assembled after completing Quests (by playing suggested games) shown on the right-hand side of your screen. 

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Once the Companion has been unlocked, you'll be rewarded with a sweepstake ticket. You can also click on "View prizes" at the top-right corner of your screen to see all the available prizes in your region.

Important information:

  1. Companion of the Day is available for a limited time. Once the time limit has been reached, it is not possible to unlock it later. However, a new Companion will be shown soon after.
  2. To claim your free contest ticket, you will have to come back to the quest page.

What is a Weekly sweepstake?

The Weekly sweepstake is a contest that gives you a chance to win exciting prizes. To participate, you must earn sweepstake tickets which you can collect by unlocking a Companion.

NOTE: The more Weekly sweepstake tickets you have, the higher are your chances of winning rewards. 

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You can see the full list of prizes by clicking on "View prizes" at the top-right corner, under the tab of "DAILY QUEST PRIZES".

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NOTE: The prizes shown are for illustration purposes only. These will vary depending on your country.

What is a Bihourly Sweepstake?

The Bihourly sweepstake gives you a chance at winning gift cards that are not available in the Weekly sweepstake.

To participate, you must play the suggested game for the specified amount of time and earn Bihourly sweepstake tickets. A new quest is available every two hours. 

NOTE: If you do win a gift card, please ensure that you redeem it before it expires. 

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Bihourly sweepstake prizes can be viewed by clicking on the "View prizes" option at the top right corner, under the tab of "HOURLY QUEST PRIZES".  

NOTE: The prizes may vary based on your location/country. 

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How can I claim a prize I've won in Play & win? 

In case you win a prize in the Weekly or Bihourly sweepstakes, you will be informed about the same via a notification as well as a congratulatory email. You can claim your reward by following the steps given below:

  • Head over to the "Rewards Center"
  • Under "Unclaimed Rewards", locate the reward you have won
  • Click on "Claim" right next to it

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NOTE: In the case of Bihourly sweepstakes, the "Claim" button stays active for 90 minutes while for Weekly sweepstakes, it stays active for 14 days.

After you click on "Claim", you will get the gift code, as shown below. 

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For a more detailed description on how to claim your rewards, click here.

NOTE: Please ensure you're not using a VPN while participating as this can cause your gift card to be invalid. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is Play & Win available in all countries?

A. Play and Win is subject to availability across different countries. To learn if it's available in your
location, contact our Support Team by following the steps in this article or drop an email at support@bluestacks.com.

Q. Can the prizes won through Play and Win be exchanged for money?

A. No, the prizes won through Play and Win cannot be exchanged for money. 

Q. What is the difference between Weekly and Bihourly sweepstakes?

A. Both the Weekly and Bihourly sweepstakes are different competitions that offer you a chance to win exciting prizes. Look at the table below to learn more about the differences between them.

  Weekly sweepstake Bihourly sweepstake

 How to   participate

Earn Weekly sweepstake tickets through Daily Quests Earn Bihourly sweepstake tickets through Bihourly Quests
 Availability 1 Daily Quest is available every day 12 Bihourly Quests are available in a day 
Announcement of  winners Winners are announced every week on Sunday, 11:59 PM (GMT) Winners are announced in two hours. 


Q. Will I always win a prize upon earning a ticket from the Weekly or Bihourly quests?

A. No, the tickets that you earn from the Weekly or Bihourly sweepstakes, only give you a chance of winning prizes. They do not guarantee a prize or victory.


Thank you for choosing BlueStacks. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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