This is a list of any contests, sweepstakes or giveaways held in association with the Goosebumps franchise.


  • What Gives You Goosebumps contest (deadline August 31, 1994) - this contest asked respondents to write 'what gives you goosebumps' in 25 words or less. Winners got their picture, their "monsterized" picture, and story to appear in new Goosebumps books. A total of six winners were selected each month from March 1994 to August 1994. Winners were announced on the back inside cover of Goosebumps books from December 1994 (book #26) through May 1995 (book #31).
  • Upcoming Goosebumps book title contest - Come up with a title for a new book by R.L. Stine. The winner was the title 'Slime Doesn't Pay' which was supposed to be the title of Stine's next book. [1]


  • Terror-ific Goosebumps Giveaway Contest - Winner Jack Archer got to tour the F/X studios where Goosebumps TV show creatures are created, star in a new Goosebumps TV episode, and was written into an upcoming Goosebumps book: Invasion of the Body Squeezers: Part 1.


Secret Scare Sweepstakes bookad from OS 58 1997

Ad from book #58

  • Secret Scare Sweepstakes (deadline October 9, 1997) - If you find the phrase "Secret Scare" hidden somewhere in original series book #58, your prize will be revealed.


  • Sail with the Stars Sweepstakes (deadline May 1, 1998) - Complete the entry form and and you could win a chance to meet R.L. Stine on a Sail with the Stars Disney Cruise occurring on August 31-September 7, 1998.
  • Creepstakes Contest (deadline October 1, 1998) - Use the story starter words found in the back of books and in-store displays throughout the summer (Series 2000 books #6-9) to create a story no longer than three pages. Send your story in to Scholastic and you could win:
  • Brain Juice Terrifying Title Contest (Deadline October 8, 1998) - Think up a scary title for a new Goosebumps book, and you could win a visit to your school from R.L. Stine [2]. Lacona, Iowa fifth grader Braden Thomas Gardner won the contest with the title 'Dead Dogs Still Fetch'. [3] Students at Southeast Warren Intermediate School got 'Brain Juice' contest T-shirts, $1000 for the purchase of classroom equipment, 100 new Goosebumps books and a brand-new computer. Stine came to the school to write a short story based on Braden's winning title. The contest was sponsored by General Mills.
  • Series 2000 Brain Juice Sweepstakes (deadline 1998) - Open a box of General Mills products and if you find a Goosebumps Prize card, you win instantly:
    • Grand Prize - A Trip for four to see Goosebumps: Live on Stage including a backstage tour
    • Other prizes - A Goosebumps: Live on Stage T-shirt, Ultimate Goosebumps video, set of 12 Goosebumps Series 2000 books, Goosebumps CD-ROM from DreamWorks Interactive, a Goosebumps 2000 T-shirt.


  • TV Crawl of Fame contest (deadline September 30, 1999) - Fill out the ballot for your favorite TV episodes, actor performance, etc. and the final results will be posted on


  1. Chicago Tribune December 4, 1994
  2. Des Moines Register September 25, 1998
  3. Business Wire October 19, 1998
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