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Wheel Watchers Club & SPIN ID

As part of the new and exciting WheelofFortune.com, Wheel Watchers Club members will need to reset their passwords. You can choose a new password or reset using the one you currently use. Once you do, you're all set!

You can reset your password at the following link: https://www.wheeloffortune.com/forgot-password

Note that your password must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be between 8 and 20 characters long
  • Must contain at least one letter
  • Must contain at least one number
  • Must contain at least one of the special characters ! @ # $ % & *
  • Must not contain any portion of your email address
  • Is case sensitive; make sure you don't have caps lock enabled

This password reset does not affect your SPIN ID in any way. It's simply a standard security protocol for logging into your Wheel Watchers Club account on the new site.

You can check your SPIN ID on the homepage or request a password reset here. Due to high volume, password resets can take up to 24 hours to arrive via email. If you need further assistance, submit your inquiry via the CONTACT US page located here or call our customer service line at 1-866-556-7669.

The Wheel Watchers Club rewards you for doing what you already do: watching Wheel! It's free, and it is the easiest way to receive great perks just for being a fan. You'll get your own SPIN ID, which unlocks

  • The chance to win $10,000
  • Easy entry into all our amazing giveaways
  • Exclusive updates including:
    • Notice of upcoming sweepstakes and giveaways
    • Messages from Pat & Vanna
    • News about the show, our contestant and our hosts
    • Details about how you can apply to be a contestant
    • Exclusive offers from our prize providers and partners
    • Discounts at the Wheel of Fortune eStore
    • Exclusive content from local entertainment correspondents across the nation

Join now to receive your SPIN ID.

SPIN ID stands for Special Prize Identification Number and is a unique ID that is assigned to each viewer who joins the Wheel Watchers Club. A SPIN ID gives fans special opportunities to win big, just like our contestants. To get your own SPIN ID, join the Wheel Watchers Club here.

You can ONLY get your unique SPIN ID by joining the Wheel Watchers Club online. Visit WheelofFortune.com and click "Join Now" to get yours today. It's totally free! Join Now.

Upon successfully registering for the Wheel Watchers Club, you'll be assigned a unique SPIN ID right away. To see your SPIN ID, ensure you're logged into the site and check the upper right corner of the site. You'll also receive an email with your SPIN ID within 24 hours of registering.

Visit WheelofFortune.com and log in to your Wheel Watchers Club Account at the top of the page. Once you're logged in, your SPIN ID will appear in the top right of the page, just under your name.

All SPIN ID numbers are equally weighted in their chances at being selected as a winner. All potential winners are randomly drawn from among all eligible and active SPIN IDs, regardless of the number of characters. As it is against giveaway rules to have more than one SPIN ID, we would not recommend obtaining a new SPIN ID (unless you contact Wheel of Fortune Customer Service to confirm your old SPIN Id has been cancelled).

As long as you have logged in to the Wheel Watchers Club one time in the six months prior to the drawing date (see each giveaway's official rules for registration deadlines), you're eligible for a chance to win.

Facebook is optional. To join the Wheel Watchers Club and receive a SPIN ID, visit WheelofFortune.com and click "Join Now." If you do not want to join Facebook, simply skip over the "Join with Facebook" button, enter your information and click "Submit." You'll receive a verification email to complete the registration process. Once complete, your SPIN ID will appear in the upper right corner of the screen.

Yes! Canadian residents, excluding those from Quebec, are now welcome to join the Wheel Watchers Club. We're happy to have you as part of the Wheel family! Join here.

Yes, you must be a member to enter. It makes entering all our giveaways easy - all you have to do is enter your info one time. It's fast, fun and free! Join Now.

If you enter a week-long giveaway five times - all five nights of the giveaway - you'll receive five bonus entries. In other words, if you enter every night, your entries will be doubled, and you'll get a total of 10 entries. If you enter four nights or fewer, all of your entries will be accepted but will not be doubled. We hope you'll tune in and enter all week!

NOTE: A few of our giveaways operate on a different schedule and will therefore have different rules regarding extra entries.

When you sign up for the Wheel Watchers Club, you can choose to receive our fun newsletter, which may include info regarding giveaways, contestant auditions and more. You can change your email settings on your Wheel Watchers Club profile.

In order to be eligible to win SPIN ID giveaways, you must log in to your account at least once every six months - but the more you log in, the more Wheel-y great fun you can have!

You can only participate in Wheel Watchers Club giveaways by registering for the Wheel Watchers Club online at WheelofFortune.com.

Please check that caps lock is not engaged, and be aware that passwords are case sensitive.

If you have not yet reset your password for our new site, you'll need to do so before you can log in. To do that, or if you have forgotten your password, follow these steps:

  1. In the log-in area, click the "Forgot Password" link or click here.
  2. Enter the email address associated with your account and click SUBMIT.

An email will be sent with a link to reset your password.

Please click here to enter the email address associated with your account. You will receive an email from the Wheel Watchers Club containing a link to reset your password. Please click that link, then fill out the required fields. Note that your password must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be between 8 and 20 characters long
  • Must contain at least one letter
  • Must contain at least one number
  • Must contain at least one of the special characters ! @ # $ % & *
  • May not contain any portion of your email address
  • Is case sensitive; make sure you don't have caps lock enabled

If you do not receive the email with the rest password link within 10 minutes, please check your spam or junk folder.

If you experience issues when you're resetting your password and you're sure it meets the above requirements, we recommend switching internet browsers or devices or updating your current browser to the latest version.

Your username is the email address you used to register when you joined the program. If you have forgotten or changed the email address you used for registration, please contact customer service by using this form or calling 1-866-556-7669.

There may be several reasons for this:

  1. It may have ended up in your spam or junk folder. Please check there, and if you find the email, move it to the inbox and open it from the inbox. Please be sure to have WheelWatchersClub@email.wheeloffortune.com on your safe senders list.
  2. Your inbox may be full and not accepting new email.
  3. Your email address may have changed since signing up for the Wheel Watchers Club and may need to be updated in your profile. To update your account, contact us by using this form or calling 1-866-556-7669, and someone will help you as soon as possible.

At Sony, we take security very seriously. Your privacy is our top priority. For your protection and to ensure that your account remains safe, we have added additional security measures to access your account. If you are locked out of your account, please come back in 30 minutes and try again. Be sure to open a new browser window before you attempt to log in again. If you continue to be locked out after the next attempt, please request a password reset here.

The Wheel of Fortune Bonus Puzzle can be found at wheeloffortune.com/play/bonus-puzzle. You need to log in to your Wheel Watchers Club account to play.

It's possible that your local station aired a different episode than the one that aired nationally. Come back tomorrow and try again!

Check out our Privacy Policy for complete details on how your personal information is used.

The Show

You can find the station and time that Wheel airs in your city at the top of WheelofFortune.com

We’re currently taping without live audiences, but we’re excited to welcome you to the studio as soon as we can. To find out when tickets will be available, sign up for our newsletter by joining the Wheel Watchers Club, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Be A Contestant

The best way to get a chance to audition is to fill out an application online. Applying is fast, fun and free! If you’d like, you can upload a video along with your application. Let us know why you’d be great on Wheel. If you’re selected to audition, you will be notified via email regarding your virtual audition date and time. You’ll be auditioning online from the comfort of your own home! During the audition, you’ll play a series of toss-up puzzles, talk about yourself and take our puzzle-solving test. If selected to be on the show, we’ll notify you via email. The entire audition process lasts about an hour.

A few more of the nitty-gritty details: * You’re not eligible to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune if you’ve appeared on any version of the show — including the daytime version (with Pat Sajak, Chuck Woolery, Bob Goen or other Hosts), Teen Week (or any special week) or "Wheel 2000." * You are not eligible to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune if you’ve appeared on a game show/dating show/relationship show/reality show in the last year or three game shows/dating shows/relationship shows/reality shows in the last 10 years. * You are not eligible to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune if you work for, or are related to, anyone who works for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures Television Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Pictures Television International, Quadra Productions, Inc., CBS Television Distribution Group, Enteractive Solutions Group, The Visionaire Group, Metal Toad, Promotional Consideration Inc., Aimia Proprietary Loyalty U.S. Inc., Salesforce.com, Inc., game show prize suppliers, or any TV station (including its advertisers and affiliated radio stations), or networks broadcasting Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy!.

The Wheelmobile is currently parked, but once we’re back on the road, the best way to find out where we’re headed is to join the free Wheel Watchers Club. You’ll receive a newsletter that will keep you in the loop, and you’ll also get to enter our amazing giveaways! Another way to stay up to date is by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and by tuning into Wheel of Fortune every weeknight.

Please click “Contact Us” near the bottom of WheelofFortune.com. Select “Contestant Application Update” and provide your new information. Include both your new and old contact information, including the email address you used on your application.

We love players who are at ease, fun, and good game players. It's important that the game moves along quickly and that the players are decisive in calling out their letters with a strong, confident voice and in choosing their game strategy (whether to spin, buy a vowel or solve the puzzle). We want contestants to call logical letters; good game players strike a good balance between calling consonants and buying vowels. Why buy vowels? It may help to fill in the gaps in the puzzles, allowing the contestant to call better consonants and to solve the puzzle with more confidence. It's been our general observation through the years that contestants who play with energy, poise, focus and a sense of humor (without forgetting to call smart letters) tend to do better on the show. Most contestants, at the end of a show, say that it was more difficult than they expected, and that it was the quickest, most exhilarating time of their lives. The final ingredient of a great contestant is a positive attitude. We want every contestant to win, but there's always luck involved — that's why it's called Wheel of Fortune! We want people to come to the taping with the mindset that they're going to have a good time, win or lose. Hey, you're on America’s Game — so you're already a winner!

Once you’re selected to be a contestant, you will enter our contestant pool, and it may take  anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of years. We try our best to get contestants on the show within 18 months.

When we say that spinning the Wheel is a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” we mean it. Because so many people want to be on the show, you can only be a contestant once.

Contestants typically receive their cash and/or prizes within 120 days after the broadcast of the show.

Yes. The cash and prizes are considered income by the IRS, so the contestant is responsible for paying state and federal taxes on them.

They’re looking at the "used letter board" to see which letters have already been called. Having an awareness of this board is an important part of being a successful contestant!