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Picking a Winner from Facebook Posts

Update 05/2018: Instagram is no longer allowing access to “like” data. Unfortunately, picking winners from likes is no longer available.

A post promotion is one of the easiest offers to create, all you do is create a public post on Facebook and tell users to comment and/or use a hashtag in the comments section in order to win. Once you’re ready to pick a winner, log-in to Woobox and use our free tool to choose a winner from your post!

First, log in to the Woobox dashboard. Once you’re logged in, click on Posts in the top navigation bar.

Posts section

Select your winner randomly from the users who have commented on the post by clicking the checkbox next to “Users can enter by commenting on this post” and clicking the Pick a Winner button.

NOTE: You can also specify whether you’d like to limit entries to one per user with this option, by checking the box next to “Users may only enter once via comment”, which will be displayed once you’ve selected the option to choose your winner based on comments.

Picking winners from comments

Once you’ve selected at least one winner from the post’s comments, you’ll see them listed under the Winners table, where you can also Unpick individual winners if needed.

Winners section

Additionally, you’ll have the option (at any point in the process) to export the Comments from the post, which will provide you with a CSV file of all the data such as username and the comment, along with date/time stamps and indication of who was picked as a winner.

Comments export

If users commented using hashtags, you can click on “hashtag counts” to see what hashtags were used and how many of them were used.

You’ll also see an option to “pick winner” from any of the hashtags used.

Hashtag counts

Once you click “Pick Winner”, it will bring you right back to the previous page, but a checkbox and a drop-down menu will appear.

Pick winner from hashtag

You can then click “pick a winner” based on that hashtag, or if you change your mind, click the drop-down and select a different hashtag.

Updated on October 31, 2018

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