Kikkoman Instant Win Contest

EDIT: Their site is back up and running.

I was going to wait until this week’s Try Your Luck Thursday post to write about Kikkoman’s free Chinese New Year Celebration contest. But then I won a prize yesterday, posted a message on Facebook, and watched as dozens of Hiffers proceeded to win prizes as well. I’ve already had four freebies die on me this morning and dang it if I’ll let that happen to this one as well!

You can only win once, but try each day until you win something. Also, don’t share your entry code (which you can get for free on their site) if you win something. The rules state not to use a specific code more than once, so if you and somebody else win with the same code, they could null both prizes.

[via Neil]

  • teresa

    thanks for the link. I won a silicon basting brush!

  • butterfly_net

    What did you win, Goob? I only won a coupon for BOGO Kikkoman.

  • nellen

    I won the first time I entered (kitchen tongs).

  • butterfly_net

    Ugh…I saw what Goob won on Facebook.

    Congrats, goob, teresa and nellen! :)

  • Will

    Won a spoon rest, first time trying! Gung Hay Fat Choy, Goob!!

  • maria

    won the basting brush! sweet!

  • Debbie

    Thanks Goob I won soy sauce

  • crystal

    do u need a new code to try and won something besides the coupon?

  • Cassandra

    I entered the code that was scratched off on the link you gave, ‘0999999’ but it said the pin was invalid. It says click here if you don’t have a Pin, so I entered my information, and they said they would email me one, but it’s been a few hours and haven’t received a email. Is there somewhere else you get the Pin?

  • Goob

    I won the silicon basting brush. I have no idea what I’m going to baste, but I’m going the baste the heck out of it.

    Cassandra, did you check your spam folder? I got my email within minutes.

  • Katie

    I got my email right away and won tongs! Yay!

  • Cassandra

    I signed up using a different browser and email address, and still no luck. When I sign up it doesn’t say “thanks for registering” or anything like that. Just takes me back to the home page. Maybe there’s too many people registering. Thanks anyway.

  • tina

    All I got was $1/off Kikkoman curry sauce. Won’t be using that. Ah, well.

  • Dave

    Got the e-mail with the PIN almost as soon as I clicked the “submit” button, and won the tongs on the first try.

  • Chris

    Thanks, just got a coupon! LOL

  • CeeCee

    Won a ceramic spoon rest…AWESOME!!!! I never win anything :)

  • thresa

    I won the basting brush! My email with the code went into junk mail so check for it there. Wish I had got the sauce coupon or BOGO…. We love free food & WE LOVE HIF!

  • Cassandra

    Worked with Hotmail account, got a $1 off coupon woohoo!LOL

  • obsessed cc/ob

    Spoon rest for me!

  • marco

    Spoon rest for me as well..woooohooo…thx Goob

  • Denise

    got the same as caasandra,just takes me to the home page and nothing else happens

  • Shannon

    I won the silicone basting brush!!Yippee!Thanks Goob

  • Deb

    I won tongs, it seems everyone who entered won something no?

  • mmg

    I got the spoon rest as well! Got my email in seconds of filling out the form too.

  • Charlie

    Had the same trouble with 0999999. Then filled in the form to have a pin sent but instead it said it will let me know if I’ve won. Next page said I’m not a winner. Think they have run out?

  • Amber

    I entered all my info to receive a PIN number but i keep getting an error code (MySQL Error: 1064 ) after I continue to the next page, and nothing was ever sent to my email! :(

  • Rose G

    I keep getting an error code too

  • Charlie

    Yes same here. Then I would enter random codes and send me to the same page to fill in the fields. Then the next page says I’m not a winner. Methinks the jig is up

  • crystal

    my pin came in my junk box for the person who is looking for the email..

  • crystal

    tried & tried but just keep getting an error message (Invalid SQL/ SQL Error 1064)
    Oh well….

  • Janka53

    It won’t let me register.

  • ashley

    i couldn’t get it to work….help?!?!

  • e

    LOL – got this message ->

    Database error: Invalid SQL: Update proof_numbers set used = ‘1’ Where id =
    MySQL Error: 1064 (You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ” at line 1)
    Session halted.

    Maybe not my kismet to be a winner today??

  • Courtney

    I think this is hiffed. Won’t let anyone register.

  • Dragracechick

    Yeah, I think this one is dead!!

  • martha

    Got 1.00 coupon on Curry Sauce

  • Mimi

    keep getting error message too

  • Gina

    I got the error message too. Maybe it’s just temporarily down.

  • Amy

    I got an error message also

  • sandy

    keeps saying invalid e-mail, whats up

  • Janet

    the site isnt working for me either

  • nancy

    Well, i’m ready to give up on this. i tried 7 times. it keeps coming up error in database? unreal!!!!

  • Melly Bean

    No good for me either, darn it!

  • Misty Nieto

    Same here boo-hoo….. I guess were a little too late!!!!!!!!!

  • Shari

    I get an error message. The following was displayed on the website after I hit the Submit button. What is up with that?

    Database error: Invalid SQL: Update proof_numbers set used = ‘1’ Where id =
    MySQL Error: 1064 (You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ” at line 1)
    Session halted.

  • Barb

    I go thru & enter all the info & same error msg. UGH!!! Why??? :(

  • linda

    I too got the error

  • cmg

    Well I can’t get it to work either but I had an idea reading back through everyones comments. I entered a random number beginning with 0 and it worked. I got a coupon for a $1 off

  • linda

    I tried the random number beginning with 0 and I won nothing…

  • linda

    I tried 6 times with random numbers and I was nothing.

  • Ang

    Won the spoon rest earlier today, yay-now it does say the error code too……….:(

  • Joe

    Still an error code, but now at the bottom it offers free toothpicks.



  • Lise

    Error Code on this one: Database error: Invalid SQL: Update proof_numbers set used = ‘1’ Where id =
    MySQL Error: 1064 (You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ” at line 1)
    Session halted.

  • Susan

    The site is working again, but all I won was a $1 off coupon.

  • Misty Nieto

    Keep getting this now!!!! Please complete the required fields to continue.
    *** Please enter a valid email address. ***
    I give up………………..

  • Nora

    I was getting that database error for awhile, but kept trying and I won a basting brush! – cool!

  • raledo

    I tried and it said “Sorry, you did not win”. Can I only put in my code once daily? Does anyone know?

  • Yvette

    I saw your basting brush and immediately felt envy.I went there not expecting anything much more than maybe a coupon. WELL! I too now have a brush of my own. THANKS A BUNCH.

  • Eyris

    Yay, won a buy one get one free coupon. Thanks Goob!

  • emopoops

    i just won a spoon rest! THANKS FOR REMINDING ME with your latest post! i didnt win anything the first time then i forgot! lol

  • JLR

    I just won stainless steel cooking tongs! Yay!

  • Rhonda

    I try to get the PIN number but it never sends one to my e-mail address. :-(

  • Melissa

    Spoon rest for me!!!!



  • Rosemary

    I won a $1.00 off coupon for any Kikkoman product…that’s okay with me.
    I like their Panko breading…or might try one of their other products???

  • Kay

    I won stainless steel tongs.

  • Kelley

    😀 i won kitchen tongs! yay! just so happens i’m a food blogger. haha.

    thankies so much!


  • Amy

    Tried with main email address and says I won but didn’t say what. Tried with another address and got a coupon for $1 off, maybe I will get another code with that for something else

  • Sue

    I ve been trying and trying, so far no luck. I even tried today using two different email addies, they only sent a pin to one of them and no luck today either. Guess I just have to keep trying.
    But it seems Im one who never gets freebies anyway, ie, they just dont arrive or I dont win anything.
    Hey did anyone ever get one of those Outdoor Channel Hats???

  • Mrs Sunshine

    We’re sorry you did not win….

  • Nancy

    Stainless steel cooking tongs! Yippee just in time my old ones were getting worn out!

  • Brenda Gosselin

    I won a ceramic spoon rest WOOHOOO :O)

  • Zachary Jacob Zblewski

    I missed this when you originally posted it, but I just won a metal tongs. Thanks for the find!

  • Twolly

    I won a pair of tongs.

  • sknighton

    I just won the tongs–first time I tried. I never win anything–Yahoo!!!!

  • Michaela

    The site is saying that the promotion has ended. Boo.