This list is a compilation of my favorite sweepstakes sites. I use all of the sites listed on the chart below to promote my giveaways and contests. In my opinion, these are the best sweepstakes sites out there. There are lot of giveaway sites and they all want your hard earned money. In hopes, that others can benefit from my experience and knowledge, and in turn, run a successful giveaway, sweepstakes, or contest.
I run several contests every month and must emphasize the importance of marketing your sweepstakes on your own social media pages at least a few times a month. If you don't have a social media presence, than start today. In my opinion, Facebook and Twitter are the bare minimum every business should have. I also have accumulated an awesome mailing list over the years, which has a high open rate and engagement with my sweepstakes.
I collect newsletter subscribers through my giveaway widget. MailChimp is an awesome newsletter site to send eblasts and manage mailing lists. If you would like to get setup with a free MailChimp account click here. The list averages a 12% open rate and 4% click rate, which is well above industry averages. the key is to get rid of the non openers every once in a while, after 2000 subscribers you will need to begin paying a monthly fee. Occasional email announcements generate an immediate buzz and viral affect for my giveaways. Your following will build slowly but over time you will have a great fan base to market to for free.
Sweepstakes Promotion Suggestions:
Here are a few ideas on how to run a giveaway from personal experience. I run all my contests through the Gleam contest app, which is free, however, I pay $39 per month to get more features. Everyone knows that Online sweepstakes and contests are an effective way to increase brand visibility, while, introducing new users to your blog, products and services.
There is one major key to building your own list and increasing your social media and website popularity. You must promote your sweepstakes or giveaway on high trafficked and effective sweepstakes sites. Most of the sites in my list below have a free option, however, if you list a free giveaway you are not guaranteed that your sweepstakes or contest will be posted on their site.
I spend approximately $25 per month on sweepstakes marketing and have an average of 4000+ people enter my contests every month, which is growing as my popularity and trustworthiness grows. My prize is usually valued between $75-$175, anything less is not exciting enough to get lots of entrants and traffic. I hope my list below helps and I am sure you will find your own favorites. Over time you will find the perfect combination of sites to spend your allotted marketing budget on.
This is by no means all the Sweepstakes Listing sites. All the sites in my table below have fulfilled their promises and I see a surge in entries when the post goes live on their sites. I have paid for listings with most of them except the Canadian sites, however, their free listings work great if you run an international sweepstakes or contest. Every business and blogger needs a good sweepstakes website marketing strategy; knowing how to boost their contest entries and finding the best sites is the first step.
(as of 1/23/19)
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$25 - $50
$0 - $5
$0 - $50
$1.50 - $35
$5 - $43
$0 - $90
$0 - ??
$0 - $199
$0 - $10
$0 - $4.99
$0 - $5