No PS5 pre-order? Here's how to win one for free

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Still haven't been able to find a PS5 pre-order? If you’re very lucky and love fast food, then you could get Sony’s next-gen console for free thanks to a Burger King sweepstakes.

Earlier this week we reported how Burger King teased the boot sound of the PS5, and we speculated that it could be hinting at a potential contest for the console. Turns out our guess was right. 

As of October 15 in the U.S., Burger King customers who fork out on the 2 for $5 deal will have a chance of winning a PS5; that’s a heck of a prize for a mere $5 meal. 

Of course, there are a few hurdles to jump before the U.S. Burger King fans get into the running for a free PS5. 

First, you’ll need to register on the BK App or to participate in the promotion. Once that’s done you need to either purchase the 2 for $5 deal, or make a $5+ fast food order on the BK App,, or in-restaurant. Doing that gets you one game token. 

Sony’s PlayStation blog warns that you must keep hold of your receipt if you make an in-restaurant purchase as you need that to enter the competition. 

Once you have your game token you can then use it in a digital scratch-off game found in the BK app or on Working much like a scratch-card in real life, the card will reveal whether or not you’ve won a PS5 console. Those less lucky, but still lucky enough, can win PlayStation game codes or Burger King coupons. 

The sweepstakes runs until November 22, meaning you’ll still have a chance to win one for free after the PS5 goes on sale November 12. We’re not sure how good the chances of winning a PS5 are, so we’ll just have to wish you good luck on your next Burger King visit. 

If you’re not willing to chomp through burgers, fries, and more to win a next-generation console then check out our PS5 pre-orders page to see if you can bag yourself a console ahead of its release. 

Roland Moore-Colyer

Roland Moore-Colyer a Managing Editor at Tom’s Guide with a focus on news, features and opinion articles. He often writes about gaming, phones, laptops and other bits of hardware; he’s also got an interest in cars. When not at his desk Roland can be found wandering around London, often with a look of curiosity on his face.