Sweepstakes Setup Guide

Here is a step by step setup guide to help you create, edit, customize, and go live with your Sweepstakes in just a few short minutes.

Create a Sweepstakes

From the Campaigns page, select the template type – Landing Pages for the standard campaign, Popups or Embeds for pre-made templates to be embedded in your website.

Create campaign - landing page

Then choose Sweepstakes below.

Sweepstakes template

Next, choose either the “blank” Sweepstakes, or one of the pre-designed templates (don’t worry, you can still edit and customize these templates).

Add a Title

Next, add a title or name for the campaign.

Title sweepstakes campaign

Entry Dates, Entry Methods, and Restrictions

On the Edit screen, you can select the dates and times that your campaign will be active (start and end times automatically sync to the local timezone associated with your active browser). Here you can also set the entry restrictions and enable bonus entries for referrals.

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.

If you want to reward users bonus entries for sharing and referring friends, change “Award Bonus Entries for…” from No to Yes. You can award 1-25 bonus entries for a User that clicks and enters from entrants shared link.

Edit sweepstakes settings

Customize

Clicking Customize under the “Set Up” tab will take you to the “builder”. Here you can add backgrounds, images, videos, and customize the campaign’s form and share dialogue. For tips and tricks on using the Customize section, check out our blog site.

Customize - new navigation

You can switch between the pages you are customizing from the left navigation menu.

Sweepstakes customize page nav

If your campaign is configured to start in the future, all users that visit the URL 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 campaigns are not promoted until they are ready to accept entries, so users generally never see the Pre-Start Page.
When you Enable the Fan-Gate, you can ask users to first like your Facebook Business Page before they enter the promotion (due to Facebook’s platform policies, you cannot require or incentivize this action).

Elements

Customize - add elements

By clicking Elements in the left navigation, you can add images, videos, text, or even design creative with the Canvas element.

You can add an image element to upload your creative content to the Entry Page.
*Notice the “Now Editing: Version 1” in the upper right corner. Versions gives you the ability to upload and schedule different images in the same image element.

Image element settings

Customizing the Form Fields

While in the Customize section, click on the Form Fields element itself to add or edit form fields.

Form Fields element
Form element settings

Click “Add Form Field” in the menu on the left to add text fields, drop-downs, radio buttons, check-boxes, and social media follow buttons.

Add form field menu


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 for referrals (if enabled).

You can customize the share options by clicking on the Share Element.

Share element
Share element settings

Custom Coding

By clicking Code in the Customize section, you can access the HTML, CSS section (on Advanced plans or higher) or the Javascript section (on the Power plan) to add custom coding.

Customize - Code

Share Dialogue

Exit out of the Customize section and visit Sharing under the “Set Up” tab to customize the shared title, description, and/or image. *This will apply to Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere that recognizes open graph share dialogue.

Sharing - new navigation

Official Rules

Clicking Advanced then Rules will take you to the campaign’s rules section where you can paste or type in the official rules, or add a URL to link to the campaign’s rules.

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

Advanced - rules new navigation
Rules content section

Publish Your Campiagn

Once your campaign is setup and customized, click Publish on the Overview page, or turn off Admin-Only Mode at the bottom of the Edit page. Your campaign is now live and ready to accept entries!

Admin only mode - Overview
Admin only mode - Edit page

If you have any questions or issues setting up your campaign, don’t hesitate to email us at support@woobox.com. Good luck with your campaign!

Updated on May 21, 2019

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