How to Create an Amazing Giveaway Form with PromoSimple and #Win an Annual Blogger Plan ~ CAN/US

| September 16, 2014 | 9 Comments

When someone posts giveaways as much as I do on the Ottawa Mommy Club, I am looking for an entry form that is easy to set up within a few minutes, and also offers a design that matches my brand colours and theme as well as give me the opportunity to add a giveaway photo on the form. I have tried many entry forms, but so far the best one I have found on the market is PromoSimple. I have been using their entry forms since they launched last year and would not go back to any other ones!

You can sign up to get a free basic account with no expiry date and there are no limits on the number of campaigns, entries, or campaign length that you can create.

The basic plan includes:

  • Instagram entry methods
  • Facebook  entry methods
  • Pinterest entry methods
  • Twitter entry methods
  • Poll & Survey questions
  • Selecting from a variety of design themes and colors.
  • Add campaigns to Facebook pages
  • Add images to entry forms

The first entry form I created took about 25 minutes since I really tried many features to see what they were all about. The next one took me 10 minutes, and the ones that just need to be copied from a previous giveaway are done within 5 minutes. Now how easy it that…. Let me show you!

Create your account and let’s get started!

First you create a campaign!

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The first page has the basic information:

  • Title of your giveaway
  • Add prize details
  • Select the number of winners
  • Select start an end dates & times
  • Select a time Zone

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Page 2 is for additional action:

  • Contact info such as name, city, address of the entrant.
  • Number of Entries awarded per entrant.
  • Entry frequency per entrant – once or daily.
  • And the additional actions for the entrants. You now add social media entry to increase presence across TwitterInstagramPinterest and Facebook or by having them sign up for  your newsletter, perform custom requests by you, etc.  This offers them additional chances to win for completing actions on these networks. You can make these mandatory or bonus entries.
  • Once you have set up the additional actions, you can now manage to display order of your entry items and switch them around the entry form.

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On to the 3rd page; display of information on the form

  • Form width.
  • Entry form login – choose if you would like the entrants to enter with a login like via Facebook or no log in.
  • Show Prize headline.
  • Have your campaign description show below the image, above the image, or hide it.
  • Add a photo from your computer or from a web page.
  • Show on the form if you want or not the number of days/hours remaining.
  • Show the number of entries or entrants on the form or none at all.
  • Show or hide Individual entrant’s entry count.
  • Show or hide number of prize winners.
  • Official rules: write in the rules of your giveaway.

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Almost done! Page four is to customize the colour of the entry form.

You can choose between gray, blue, green, maroon, orange, orange/purple, pink, red, red/tan, and tan. I am positive that you will find a colour that pretty much matches your website! If you already have your colour code of your website, it will speed up the process of creating a colourful form. Once it’s done, you can always reuse the same form/campaign again and duplicate it.

4th page- create colourful form- PromoSimple

You are all set now to publish your page!

Grab your embed code and then paste it into your website! It’s that easy!

Make sure you add your campaign to their directory as they actually promote your giveaway via emails to their followers and also on their website! A great way to get added entries!

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 How simple was it to create an entry form that is branded

with your colours and shows a beautiful photo

of the prize or company logo!

Now is the time to promote your giveaway

With the PromoSimple Promobar, you can also create a widget and promote your own giveaways anywhere on your website and start getting more entries today!

Reports

Are you wondering how many entrants have entered your giveaway, the total number of entries, each unique entrants, the number of confirmed Facebook ‘Likes, etc… All the information is available to you when you click Reports.

Winner

And lastly, when the giveaway has ended it’s time to choose the winner!

On the campaigns tab, simply view your giveaway and click on pick a winner.

You are now prompted to choose the winner randomly or manually. It’s always a good idea to verify the winner’s entries to make sure he/she entered the giveaway accordingly to the rules and method of entries.

You just need to publish the winner on the giveaway entry form by clicking the publish winner tab and by check marking “

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Voilà you are finish with the Giveaway!

And More Stats!

Exportable Reports

Download any report or data view to CSV spreadsheets for analysis.

Real-time Data

View your data in real-time to evaluate the performance of your campaign.

Trend Reporting

Gain insights into your entrants with daily and geographic trend reports.

Paid packages

You can also choose a paying plan:

Bloggers Package $15/month

  • Entry form design themes
  • Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter entries
  • MailChimp, MadMimi & Constant Contact integrations
  • Official Rules generation
  • Age and location entry restrictions
  • Facebook “Like Gates”

Business Plan at $75/month

  • Fully customizable entry form designs
  • Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter entries
  • MailChimp, MadMimi & Constant Contact integrations
  • Official Rules generation
  • Age and location entry restrictions
  • Custom Facebook “Like Gates”
  • Refer-A-Friend entries
  • Confirmation & Thank You messaging
  • Customizable Facebook Page tab content
  • WYSIWYG Facebook & Web page designer

 The Brands/Agencies plan at $295/month:

  • Fully customizable entry form designs
  • Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter entries
  • MailChimp, MadMimi & Constant Contact integrations
  • Official Rules generation
  • Age and location entry restrictions
  • Custom Facebook “Like Gates”
  • Refer-A-Friend entries
  • Confirmation & Thank You messaging
  • Full design customization of Facebook content
  • WYSIWYG Facebook & Web page designer
  • HTML/CSS design of Facebook & Microsite
  • White Label (no PromoSimple branding)
  • Google Analytics integration

As you can see, it’s very easy to create an amazing customized giveaway form with PromoSimple! If you have any questions, you can visit their FAQ at http://blog.promosimple.com/faq or you can always contact them at support@promosimple.com. I have emailed them once and they were very helpful and answered in a timely manner. Are you looking for tips to create your campaign, you can check out their blog at http://blog.promosimple.com. The only small hiccup with PromSimple is that the HTML code for the giveaway might be altered if you change between Visual and HTML, so it might not show anymore. To correct this, they have created a plugin and all you have to do is input the campaign’s 4 digit ID to add the HTML code to your page. It’s super easy!

 PromoSimple Giveaway

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Win an Annual PromoSimple Blogger Plan (a $135 value)!

The giveaway is open to Canadian and US Residents and will end on October 12th, 2014.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian and US residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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About the Author ()

Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 19 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

Comments (9)

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  1. Julie Dyer says:

    PromoSimple forms are quick and easy to complete and look relatively easy to set up.

  2. andie says:

    Those forms are OK, I just don’t like that you have to sign in with all that info every time before you can enter the daily entry.

  3. Hillary Bergeron says:

    This looks like an easy way to promote your business. It would be nice to not make certain actions mandatory since not everyone who enters has instagram or twitter, etc. It looks like you have a lot of control over the contest with this program.

  4. Maria Medeiros says:

    When i fill out contests this way is the best for blogs. so simple and easy.

  5. aarone mawdsley says:

    I think they are pretty good.

  6. I went through their form once to see how it would be to set up a giveaway. There were a few options that I would have liked to have had, and since it has been about six months since I tried it, I can’t remember what irked me. All-in-all, I liked the Promo Simple format and wished I could afford it. I am so unhappy with R@ff…

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