Frequently Asked Questions
Giveaway Promote’s frequently asked questions about entering giveaways, submitting your giveaway, giveaway listings, active giveaway listings and more.
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- How do I enter a giveaway?
- What is required to enter a giveaway?
- Why don’t you post the direct link to the giveaway on social media?
- Do you use your personal referral link to gain entries into the giveaways?
- How do I report a broken link or a giveaway that I suspect is a scam?
- What happens once my giveaway is listed?
- What should I expect from a Basic Listing or Active Promotion?
- What are people saying about Giveaway Promote?
- How long will it be until my giveaway is posted?
- How do I know when my giveaway has been posted?
- Why didn’t you publish the link to my giveaway exactly as it was submitted?
- Why didn’t you publish my title exactly as it was submitted?
- Why can’t I submit an adult giveaway?
- Why was my giveaway listing not published?
- How can I measure the performance of my giveaway listing?
- How can I submit my giveaway before it starts?
- Do you offer volume/multiple order discounts?
- Can you invoice me?
- When is the best time to order active promotion for my giveaway?
- What size image should I provide for Active Promotion?
- When will my add-on social media posts be posted?
- How can I add a hashtag to my add-on social media posts?
- How will my social media posts perform?
- Why isn’t my giveaway on your front page?
- How do I unsubscribe from your emails?
- How does a blogger sponsored group giveaway event work?
- Do you promote giveaways for free?
How do I enter a giveaway?
To enter a giveaway listed on Giveaway Promote, follow the link on the giveaway listing that says “Enter this giveaway at… “
What is required to enter a giveaway?
Entry requirements vary for each giveaway.
On each giveaway listing, you will find eligibility, end date, a description and a link. We also track the type of entry form used (Rafflecopter, Facebook, Comment entry, etc.), for those of you who have a preference. We don’t track details about specific entry requirements.
Why don’t you post the direct link to the giveaway on social media?
Giveaway Promote is a central location for finding the best giveaways in one place. On Giveaway Promote, you’ll find an overview of the giveaway including end date, eligibility and the direct link to the giveaway.
All links posted on our Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter accounts will take you to the listing on Giveaway Promote. That’s where you’ll find the direct link to the giveaway.
Do you use your personal referral link to gain entries into the giveaways?
None of the links on Giveaway Promote are referral links. We don’t enter the giveaways. We are never competing with you for the prizes.
We only promote giveaways at the request of the blogs and businesses who host them. We do not accept giveaway submissions from entrants.
How do I report a broken link, giveaway that I suspect is a scam or an inaccurate giveaway listing?
Contact us if you run into a broken link, a giveaway that you suspect is a scam, or inaccuracies on a giveaway listing.
What happens once my giveaway is listed?
Your giveaway will be listed on Giveaway Promote in it’s own post, with it’s own unique URL, until it expires (two months max.).
Basic listings are promoted via Email. Active Promotion upgraded are promoted via Email/RSS, Bloglovin’, Twitter, Pinterest and will be included on our “Featured Giveaways” sidebar for the duration of your upgrade period.
What should I expect from a Basic Listing or Active Promotion?
The results from both basic and active promotion will vary based on the appeal of the giveaway prize and your required entry method.
Basic listings are promoted to 10,000+ people on our email subscription list.
Active Promotion upgrades are promoted to up to 160,000 people, include an image to increase prize appeal, and are listed to our sidebar (displayed on every page of the site) for the duration of your upgrade period. Active Promotion upgrades get an average of 4 times more views than Basic Listings.
For Basic Listings, you will see the majority of the traffic and entries to your giveaway within the first 24 hours after your giveaway is listed. All of the action happens then –> inclusion in our daily email.
For Active Promotion upgrades, you will also see a good amount of traffic and entries within the first 24 hours because most of the action happens then: inclusion in our daily email, Twitter and Pinterest promotion. But with Active Promotion, you can easily continue the momentum by customizing the amount of promotion activity you want to take place during your promotion period. To keep your giveaway listing in front of our entrants via social media and increase the length of time that you will see traffic and entries coming from us, select add-on Facebook posts, tweets or Instagram posts. Additional social media shares can provide substantial bumps in traffic and entries. Often the traffic is equal to or greater than what you see in the initial 24 hours. Again, your results will vary based on your prize and entry method.
The more promotion you order, the more views and clicks you will see. Our average cost-per-view is 8¢ and average click-through-rate is 85%.
A Basic Listing ($6) will see 80 clicks on average. One week Active Promotion ($17.99) will see 250 clicks on average. One week Active Promotion with one Facebook post ($25.99) will see 325 clicks on average.
What are people saying about Giveaway Promote?
We have a very large and loyal audience of giveaway entrants, as well as thousands of businesses and bloggers who submit their giveaways to our site regularly. Why?
How long will it be until my giveaway is posted?
Basic Listings and Active Promotion orders are published Monday through Friday.
Basic Listing orders are reviewed within two business days.
Active Promotion orders are reviewed within one business day.
Active Promotions ordered on a weekday before 2pm ET will be published same-day. After 2pm ET or on weekends will be published by the end of the next business day.
We are in the Eastern Timezone of the United States. Our day ends at 11:59pm ET.
Weekends and holidays are not considered business days.
In 6+ years and well over 150,000 giveaway listings, we’ve posted every one of them on time.
We usually publish new giveaways to the site between 2pm ET and 11:59pm ET. Please do not email us to inquire about the status of your giveaway until the appropriate day has ended (11:59pm ET).
How do I know when my giveaway has been posted?
You will receive an email from us when your giveaway has been posted to the site.
You can also subscribe to our daily giveaway updates and you will see your giveaway included the day after it is first published on the site or use the site search box, found in the site header, to search using your giveaway URL, giveaway prize or your site name.
Why didn’t you publish the link to my giveaway exactly as it was submitted?
The most common reason a link will be changed is because it was submitted as a link to your main page. Only direct giveaway URLs will be published.
Why didn’t you publish my title exactly as it was submitted?
There is a good chance that your suggested title, as submitted in the field “What is the prize?”, will be edited before being published.
Common reasons for editing include spelling, clarity, removing unnecessary punctuation, quantities or retail values.
General guidelines for the title are displayed directly below the “What is the prize?” input box on the submission form. Not allowed: Extra punctuation such as exclamation points, end dates or retail values in title (unless the prize is cash or gift card).
Why can’t I submit an adult giveaway?
Giveaway Promote is a family friendly website. We don’t publish pornographic or illegal content. We also do not approve giveaways featuring or linking to sites with most lingerie, adult costumes and other adult products (alcohol, tobacco, ecigarette, etc.). This also applies to giveaways with certain words in the title.
If your giveaway is unable to be promoted, you will receive a full refund within 4 business days.
Why wasn’t my giveaway listing published?
Listings may be declined for a number of reasons.
The most common reason is when a giveaway ends too soon. As stated in our submission guidelines and in the end date form field description, a giveaway must be submitted at least 3 full business days (not including weekends and holidays) before it ends. If there are not at least 3 full business days from the submission date to end date, your listing will be declined.
The next most common reason is due to a typo in the submitted URL. Typing words in place of the URL, typing in an invalid URL, typing in your main URL instead of the giveaway URL, etc. If the URL isn’t correct, we can’t send people to your giveaway and your listing will be declined.
Giveaways hosted on low-quality sites, questionable landing pages, low quality giveaways, lottery, lotto or gambling sites or giveaways that are not a fit for our audience will be declined.
If your listing is declined, you will receive a full refund within 4 business days.
How can I measure the performance of my giveaway listing?
You can use your analytics program on your website to track the incoming clicks from Giveaway Promote. You can even create a custom URL for tracking using Google’s URL Builder and use that in your giveaway submission.
Alternatively, you can submit your giveaway using a link that you’ve obtained from a link shortener service, such as bit.ly. They will provide you with analytics for that link.
If you are ordering Active Promotion and would like us to report your analytics to you at the end of your campaign, add-on a Promotion Report to your order. When you order a Promotion Report, we will prepare a summary report with your giveaway listing analytics and links to social media shares and email it to you at the end of your giveaway.
How can I submit my giveaway before it starts?
Basic giveaway listings need to be live upon submission. We are not able to offer any exceptions.
We will consider advance submissions on a case-by-case basis for Active Promotions only.
Advance listings need to be arranged ahead of time (contact us directly). We will need additional information (start date/time, reason for advance submission exception, etc.) from you to approve your request and hold your submission. We do not ask for the start date/time on our submission form because it is standard that all giveaways are already live upon submission.
Do not assume that your giveaway will be posted one or two days out and submit a giveaway in advance without asking first.
Do you offer volume or agency discounts?
No, we don’t offer any volume or agency discounts on our giveaway promotion services.
When you order our giveaway promotion service, you’ll receive professional, individualized, expert-level giveaway promotion. Ours is a hands-on service with a high rate of satisfaction and returning clients. We are confident that our pricing structure is reasonable and competitive.
Can you invoice me?
Basic Listing and Active Promotion upgrade fees are charged at the time of submission and are nonrefundable.
Our giveaway submission form is integrated with PayPal processing for ease of payment. If you are unable to check out using our submission form, contact us and we can generate an invoice (due upon receipt).
Payment is due in full before any promotion services will be performed.
When is the best time to order active promotion for my giveaway?
It is best to order Active Promotion for your giveaway upon initial submission.
Your giveaway will be included one time in our daily email. Giveaways are listed in our email in descending order based on promotion ordered. The giveaways with the highest value (most promotion ordered) will be at the top and the lowest value (least promotion ordered) will be at the bottom. Increase your promotion order to see your giveaway listed higher up in our email.
If you order a Active Promotion upon initial submission, your giveaway will be listed higher up in our daily email than if you were to submit it initially as a Basic Promotion and upgraded at a later time.
Active Promotions will see the greatest results when there is at least one week remaining in your giveaway.
What size image should I provide for Active Promotion?
A square image will look best on your listing page. However, we are able to accommodate any size image, as long as it is clear and at least 250px by 250px. 500px by 500px would be the ideal size.
When will my add-on social media posts be posted?
Our Twitter account
Your initial tweet will go out the day of, or the day after your giveaway listing has been posted to the site.
Included in every additional week of Active Promotion is one additional tweet. These tweets will be scheduled at the week anniversary mark for two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight week Active Promotions.
Add-on tweets ordered will be spaced out over the length of your entire promotion period.
Our Can’t Miss Giveaways Pinterest board
Your giveaway listing will be pinned to our Can’t Miss Giveaways board within one business day of being listed on the site.
Our Facebook page
Add on Facebook posts will be spaced out over the length of your entire promotion period.
Our Instagram account
Add on Instagram posts will be spaced out over the length of your entire promotion period.
The quantity of add-on social media shares will be confirmed in your Active Promotion order confirmation email.
We generally space add-on Facebook posts every two days, and no more than one tweet per day per unique giveaway. However, if you have ordered the maximum number of available add-ons and your giveaway ends less than one full week from the date it was published, they will be posted closer together.
If you would like us to report your social media share URLs to you at the end of your campaign, add-on a Promotion Report to your order. When you order a Promotion Report, we will prepare an end-of-giveaway summary report with your giveaway listing analytics and links to social media shares.
* Add-on social media shares will remain on our social media accounts at least until the end date of your giveaway.
How can I add a hashtag to my add-on social media posts?
Social media hashtagging is not included in Active Promotion.
If your social media posts need hashtags added, we can add them for an additional cost. Pricing is based on volume range: add two hashtags to up to 10 social media posts for $10, 11-25 posts for $20, 26-50 posts for $40, custom quotes for over 50 posts.
Contact us directly to add hashtags to your Active Promotion.
How will my add-on social media posts perform?
Results from social media add-ons will vary based on the appeal of the giveaway prize.
3rd party social media services and personal preferences of our readers are not within our control. We use our expertise to schedule all social media posts at optimal times but we can not predict nor guarantee results or reach of social media posts.
Why isn’t my giveaway on your front page?
The front page of Giveaway Promote contains the most recent giveaways posted on the site. We post an average of 10-20 new giveaways to the site every day so the front page is constantly changing.
A front page post, or “sticky” post is not included as part of Active Promotion. What is included? View the Active Promotion details.
Your Active Promotion does include a link on our “Featured Giveaways” sidebar until your active period ends. This link is on every page of the site, including the front page. Your giveaway image will also be included on our front page image slider.
Any posts that you see as “sticky” on the front page are our own giveaways – organized by and hosted on Giveaway Promote.
How do I unsubscribe from your emails?
Open up one of your Giveaway Promote Daily or Giveaway Alert emails. Scroll to the very bottom of the email. Click on the link where it says “click here to unsubscribe”.
You do not need to email us a request to unsubscribe.
How does a blogger sponsored group giveaway event work?
Your payment is a contribution towards the total expenses involved in orchestrating a successful giveaway. There is no outside sponsor.
Payments cover the prize(s) and overhead costs, including, but not limited to, federal and state taxes, PayPal fees, shipping, giveaway promotion and giveaway coordination fees.
In exchange for your payment to participate, your blog/website social media links will be included in the giveaway as an extra entry method. People entering the giveaway will be able to earn entries by following you and the other blogs/businesses participating.
Do you promote blog giveaways for free?
No, we do not offer free promotion. We do provide an effective, high-touch, personalized giveaway marketing service at a reasonable cost, starting at $6 per giveaway. Ours is a hands-on service with a high rate of satisfaction and returning clients. Our clients see an average cost-per-view of 8¢ and 85% CTR.
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