Instant Win and Sweepstakes FAQ


The Chiquita Minions Instant Win and Sweepstakes has now ENDED.

The promotion ran from 11/16/2015 to 1/15/2016. The Sweepstakes and Physical prize giveaway are over, but you can still play the games and win digital prizes and game power-ups.

Physical prizes are still being mailed. All physical prizes should be received in the next 2-4 weeks. Sweepstakes winner will be drawn by 1/29/2016.

Who was eligible to enter The Chiquita Minions Sweepstakes & Instant Win Promotion?

  1. Entrant must be at least eighteen (18) years or older (or individuals between the ages of thirteen (13) and seventeen (17) with their parent’s permission to register) at the time of entry.
  2. Sign up with a valid email address.
  3. Must agree to Rules of the contest.
  4. Be a legal resident of the United States or District of Columbia.

How can I win a prize?

There are seven ways you can win a prize:

  1. Scan a Minion Sticker found on a Chiquita banana.
  2. Score 10,000 points in the Banana Shot Arcade game.
  3. Complete all 7 levels in the Minion Matcher memory game.
  4. Vote on all Chiquita Minions banana stickers in the Sticker Showdown.
  5. Complete a Minion Puzzle in the allotted time
  6. Create an image with the Instaminion maker
  7. Click the “Instant Win” button on the homepage of the Website.

How often can I win a prize, and what are my chances of winning one?

You can win up to 4 prizes per hour but only once an hour for a specific activity. Note that an Entrant may only play four (4) of the seven (7) Game Plays each hour to receive a maximum of four (4) Instant Wins.  Also, the Entrant may not play the same Game Play twice during the hour to receive a Game Play (i.e., an Entrant may complete two (2) Minion Puzzles during an hour but will only receive one (1) Instant Win).

How do I get physical prizes?

The official promotion has ended, so there are no more physical prizes to win.

How can I earn Sweepstakes entries?

The official promotion has ended, so there are no more sweepstakes entries.

My login isn’t working.

To login and receive prizes, you need to create your account (“Sign-up”) and verify it in the email you provided while making your account. If you don’t receive the email you can ask for it to be resent. If you received the email but the link doesn’t work, you may be using a device that isn’t supported. Try to open your email on a different device.


Games FAQ

How do I scan stickers?

If you are visiting the website from your mobile device, from the homepage, press minion sticker scanner, then press “scan now” near the top of the screen, above your sticker album. After you scan successfully, if you are logged in, you will see the sticker you scanned in the digital sticker album.

If you are not on the website, you can text CHIQUITA to 44844 from your mobile device to receive a link that you can click to access the Chiquita Minions sticker scanner.

Minion Scanner won’t work.

Below are the most common fixes to ensure the Minions Scanner works:

  1. Make sure you focus on the Minion when scanning the sticker.
  2. Hold the banana so that there is good lighting without dark shadows or bright highlight.
  3. Rub sticker to remove creases or smudges.
  4. Hold your camera still so the photo isn’t too blurry.

How do you win in Banana Shot Arcade?

You need to score more than 10,000 points to win. If you have Banana Shot Power ups use them during the game to help increase your score.

Banana Shot Arcade Tips?

To get a good score hit 3 of the same item in a row to unlock extra banammo (hit the bunch of bananas to receive the 10 extra banammo). When you hit 3 bunches of bananas during the game you trigger bonus mode (“Hot Banana”) and get more points.

How do you win in Minion Matcher?

You have to complete all seven levels before you run out of time to win and unlock a prize. If you have Minion Matcher Power ups use them during the game to help finish the levels.

How do you win in Minion Puzzle?

You have to complete the puzzle before you run out of time to win. If you have Minion Puzzle Power ups use them during the game to help you complete the puzzle.

Minion Puzzle Tips?

Solve each puzzle from top to bottom, left to right. There are three levels of difficulty in the Minion Puzzle game. You will have more time to complete the higher level puzzles. There is one “unlocked” puzzle at each level. As you complete those puzzles, the next puzzle in that level will be “unlocked”.

What are Power Ups?

Power ups are prizes that you win that help you play Minion Matcher, Banana Shot Arcade and Minion Puzzle.

I won and didn’t get a prize.

If you feel that you have won a prize but did not receive it make sure you were logged in to your account and you have verified it in your email. If this is true and you still haven’t gotten a prize, contact us.

I created a Greeting Card with the Minion Cardmaker and emailed to a friend and I didn’t get a prize.

Creating and emailing Greeting Cards does not earn you a prize. You can earn a prize by creating an image with Instaminions, or successfully completing any of the  six other activities listed above. You can still continue to create and send Greeting Cards, you just won’t earn a prize for this activity.