How to Create a Instant Win Contest

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2016 01:32PM PST

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 come back later to Edit this content.

Entry Dates

All of our start and end times automatically sync to the local timezone associated with your active browser.

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 not a winners to be able to try again in the Attempts area.

If you want users to confirm they are of legal age, change Restrict entry to those at least... from No to Yes. You can require users to authorize that they are at least 13, 18 or 21 years of age by default.

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

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 real 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 list of links to the left of your Edit window.

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.

When you Enable the Fangate, you can prompt users to first like your Facebook Business Page in order to enter the promotion. Users must either like the page or click Continue to proceed. You can customize the Fangate image by adding an Image Component. Hover your mouse over the added Image Component then click Edit in the top right. From here, simply upload an image from your computer by clicking Select Image.

Add Component: Image


Select File

Just like we did with the Fangate Page, you can add an image component to quickly upload your creative content to the Entry Page.

With the new form builder, setting up your custom forms is easier than ever. Simply Edit the Form Field Component, click Add Form Field, then select which Form Field you want to add.

Edit Form Fields

Add Form 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 and gives users the opportunity to gain bonus entries through sharing.

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

Edit Sharing

Customize Share Dialog

From the voucher section within your customize section you can set up the pages for each prize. You will need to hover over and select "edit" on the text currently on the page for the prize to change it to an image or more.

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)


Styles nav 12-2016


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! 


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. 

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 Activate from your Overview window. 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 .