How to Create a Instant Win Contest

Last Updated: May 15, 2017 03:32PM PDT

With the New Instant Win Builder, creating your next Instant Win is faster than ever. Here is a step by step setup guide to help you create, edit, customize, and go live in just a few short minutes.

Create a New Offer –
Edit Instant Win

When you first login to your dashboard, you are directed to the Promotions window. From the Promotions window, you can create your Instant Win by simply clicking the big green Create a New Offer button in the top right corner, then selecting Instant Win.

Title and Description

Once you've created your new Instant Win, the next step is to enter your Title and Description. You can always edit this content in the Customize section later.

Entry Dates

Set start and end times based on your local timezone. Your timezone is detected by your browser settings.

Entry Methods

If you want to limit the amount of entries each user can have, change "Only allow users to enter once per..." from No to Yes. You can limit users to one entry per Email Address, Email Address per day, Facebook user, Facebook user per day, or Twitter user.

Next, you will need to set how often you would like non-winners to be able to try again in the Attempts area.

If you want users to confirm they are of legal age, enable the age-gate in the Advanced -> Presentation section. 

Once your promotion is all setup, you can go live for public users by turning off admin only mode.

Instant Win edit page

Customize - Add your Creative Content, Form and Share Dialogue

All of the creative content is managed by the administrators of the contest (you), but once you have your images and text all ready to go, adding it into the app is actually quick and easy. We have an article in our Support Center dedicated to image specifications. Check it out here.

Now that your creative content is all ready to go, click Customize in the offer's left navigation.

Left navigation - Customize 

If your contest is configured to start in the future, all users that access the promotion will be directed to the Pre-Start Page. Most admins use the default, "Please check back later. The promotion you are trying to access hasn't started yet", because often times offers are not promoted until they are ready to accept entries, so users generally never actually see the Pre-Start Page.

Customize - Pages

When you Enable the Fangate, you can ask users to first like your Facebook Business Page before entering the promotion. You can customize the Fangate image by adding an Image Element.
Add Element: Image

Elements - Image

Edit/Select File

Edit Image Element


With the new form builder, setting up your custom forms is easier than ever. Simply select the Form Element, click "Add Form Field" in the left-hand menu, then select which Form Field you want to add.

Edit Form Fields

Form Element

Add Form Field

Add a Field

Once a user has successfully entered, they will be directed to the Post Entry Page. The Post Entry Page acts as confirmation that the user has successfully entered.

You can customize the share dialog by clicking the Sharing Element then simply typing in your custom share text on the left.

Edit Sharing

Edit share element

From the Voucher element within your offer's customize section you can set up the pages for each prize. You will need to click the Prize element to change it to an image, video, or HTML.

Edit prizes

Once the promotion End Date has arrived, all users will be directed to the Ended Page. Most admins use the default, "We're Sorry. The promotion you are trying to access has ended", but you can certainly add an image component if you want to let users know about your next offer.


Official Rules 

With our new official rules source editor, your rules are now more transparent than ever. Simply copy and paste your rules text into the source editor or link a url from your external rules page. Access the Rules editor by clicking Advanced -> Rules.

Paste Official Rules (Windows-Ctrl V or Mac-Command V)


Customize - Styles

Woobox now offers more ways to easily create your desired look. From within the Customize section of your promotion, click Styles. From here you will be able to change the color of the background, form, buttons and more! You can also select an element and adjust its styling independently. 


From the prize section you can set up the prizes as to which you would like to give away and the frequency as to which they will be awarded. 
Prizes nav

Go Live

Once you have everything setup and are ready to go live, the first step is to turn off admin only mode by clicking Publish from your Overview window or using the On/Off toggle switch at the bottom of the Edit page. This doesn't automatically post your contest on your Facebook Business Page. For more information about making your offer live on Facebook, check out our Support Center article .