Steam Winter Sale is currently active. The store is back at it with crazy deals and loads of free stuff. However, everything is hidden in plain sight. Nevertheless, you need not worry. We will help you in claiming all the cards and stickers that are being given away in this sale. This year, the Winter Sale is a bit special and much bigger than the previous years. The Steam Awards are ongoing, and the Store introduced its mini-game to commemorate the last few days of 2021. Check out all the info on the Steam Winter Sale 2021 before you start.
How to Get Trading Cards for Free?
Trading cards are a big deal because they can be traded, just like stocks, for real money. The money you get from them gets credited to your Steam Wallet, and you can purchase anything from the store if you have enough credit in your account. This year, Steam is giving away many trading cards for free. There are a couple of ways to score them. We will list them below.
1. Voting for Steam Awards
The voting for the yearly Steam Awards is currently on. You can vote for your favorite titles to win the awards for being the best in their genre. However, to gather many votes, Steam is giving away one trading card per vote. There are a total of 10 respects under which you can vote, which makes a total of 10 trading cards. You need to vote for at least 3 awards, then 3 awards will be added to your inventory.
From your 4th vote and onwards, each vote will add a trading card to your inventory. After you claim all 10 trading cards, you can either stockpile them or sell them for money. Go vote for the Steam Awards and acquire your trading cards as a reward.
2. Complete the Discovery Queue
Steam gives you one trading card if you check out all the titles in your Discovery Queue. This offer goes on in every Summer and Winter Sale, and this year is no exception. The Store gives you one Discovery Queue every day. That means you can browse through it, and get one Trading Card for free every day.
If you claim your free trading card every day, that would mean you can get a total of 14 trading cards free of charge. You can either stockpile them and try your luck or sell them for money. Go check out your Discovery Queue and claim your trading cards as a result.
3. Crafting Badges
You can make gems out of the already existing trading cards in your inventory. After you have enough gems, you can use them to craft badges. This will give you a fixed number of trading cards for your chosen game. You can then sell or stockpile these trading cards. This is a great way to convert cheap trading cards into expensive ones.
How to Get Free Stickers this Winter Sale?
This Winter Sale, you can also get free stickers from Steam. These stickers can then be used in chat. It is a weird flex, but it is worth your time. Steam is giving one free sticker away every 2 days during this Winter Sale. This equates to a total of 7 stickers in the entire 14-day period the sale lasts. The timer resets at 1 PM EST, so calculate the respective time according to the time zone you are in.
How to Claim the Stickers
Claiming stickers requires you to follow the steps below:
- Visit the Steam Points Shop and make sure you’re logged in.
- You will see a pop-up that states, “Claim your free sticker”.
- Click on the preview of the sticker you will get.
- Claim the sticker. It will appear in your inventory within five minutes.
Hope this article helps you get all the free goodies! Have a great sale! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!