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How To Create A Giveaway With SweepWidget

This article will guide you on how to get started on making your own SweepWidget giveaway.

Table of contents:

Getting started

First, you’ll need to create a free account. Or, login here if you already have one.

Navigate to your user account, then click on + New Giveaway in either the left nav bar, or at the top of the page.

Add basic information

Navigate to the Basic Information tab. Fill in the following fields:

Required:

  • Prize Title
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Timezone
  • How many winners?

Optional:

Once you’re finished, click the Continue button.

Add ways users can enter

This section allows you to add entry methods to your giveaway. Read extended documentation on adding entry methods.

Navigate to the Ways User Can Enter tab then click on the entry method that you want.

Example entry method

Let’s add an entry method where a user can like your Facebook page.

Admin view

To enable this entry method:

  1. Navigate to Ways Users Can Enter.
  2. Click on Facebook > Like Page.

3. Fill in all required fields.

Public view

The user will be asked to visit your Facebook page and like it. They will receive credit for this entry after verifying the username they liked the page with.

Add user login steps

Note: this section is optional and is not required to create a giveaway.

This section allows you to add custom user login steps to your giveaway. Read the extended documentation on how to add user login steps.

Navigate to the User Login Steps tab.

It’s important to note that the user’s Full name and email are always required by default. You cannot remove these.

You have to option to add the following form fields:

Style & design

Note: this section is optional and is not required to create a giveaway.

This section allows you to custom style & design your giveaway. Navigate to the Style & Design tab. Read extended documentation on how to custom style your giveaway.

Some of features you can do here are:

Admin view: Custom style the widget

Admin view: more design options

Leaderboards, milestones, & instant coupons

Note: this section is optional and is not required to create a giveaway.

Navigate to the Leaderboards, milestones, & instant coupons tab. Read extended documentation on how to custom style your giveaway.

Leaderboard

Leaderboards are a great way to make your giveaway go viral by incentivizing users to get the most entries.

Unlock rewards

As users earn more entries, they can unlock various prizes and coupons. You can give them additional entries into other random draws or reward them instant prizes/coupons.

Pre / Post entry

Note: this section is optional and is not required to create a giveaway.

Navigate to the Pre / Post entry tab.

Features:

Pick a winner & manage entries

You can easily manage your entries from your user account. The following features are available to you:

1) From your user account, navigate to the the Entries section of the giveaway you want.

From there you will see all of the available options.

Finished!

And that’s it folks! I wish you lots of success in your future giveaways. If you have any questions, reach out here and we’ll promptly get back to you.

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