Frequently Asked Questions

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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Questions and answers about entering giveaways

To enter a giveaway listed on Giveaway Promote, follow the link on the giveaway listing that says “Enter this giveaway at… “

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.

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.

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.

Contact us if you run into a broken link, a giveaway that you suspect is a scam, or inaccuracies on a giveaway listing.

Giveaway Promote pre-screens information provided by users, but has no control over the quality or legality of any aspect of the giveaways listed; the truth or accuracy of the listings; the ability of hosts to provide items; or the ability of contestants to qualify for items. Refer to our Terms of Use for complete details.


Questions and answers about giveaway listing results

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 listed on the website. Active Promotions are additionally promoted via Email/RSS, Bloglovin’, Twitter, Pinterest and will be included on our “Featured Giveaways” sidebar for the duration of your upgrade period.

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?

You can read what people are saying about Giveaway Promote here.

The results from your promotion will vary based on the appeal of the giveaway prize and your required entry method.

Basic listings are listed on the website, and will be discoverable by those who search our website for giveaways to enter.

Active Promotions are promoted to up to 165,000 people and are listed on our sidebar (displayed on every giveaway listing and search page on the site) for the duration of your upgrade period. Active Promotion upgrades get an average of 8 times more views than Basic Listings.

For Basic Listings, you will see small amounts of visits/clicks throughout the duration of your giveaway. All visits will come from people who locate your giveaway listing on our site. Basic listings are not promoted elsewhere. You will get the most out of a Basic Listing over a longer period of time.

For Active Promotion upgrades, you will 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. You can 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 12¢ and average click-through-rate is 85%.

See average view and CPC stats here.


Questions and answers about giveaway submissions and listings

Basic Listings and Active Promotion orders are published Monday through Friday.

We usually publish new giveaways to the site between 2pm ET and 11:59pm ET. 

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 business days.

Example: If you submit a giveaway on Friday afternoon at 3pm ET, you can expect it to be published by the end of the day the following Monday by 11:59pm ET if you’ve ordered Active Promotion, and Tuesday by 11:59pm ET if you’ve ordered a Basic Listing.

In 7+ years and well over 150,000 giveaway listings, we’ve posted every one of them on time.

Please do not email us to inquire about the status of your giveaway until the appropriate day has ended (11:59pm ET).

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 if you ordered Active Promotion, 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.

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.

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).

We retain complete control over our brands editorial and social media content, including structure, wording and post dates/times. Giveaway titles and descriptions will be edited at our discretion to fit our site-wide standard content style. As indicated on the submission form and in our Terms of Use, we reserve the right to modify or decline any submission without notice.

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.

We use our discretion when approving/declining posts and you usually will find us err on the side of caution. You can read more about this in the Terms of Use.

If your giveaway is unable to be promoted, you will receive a full refund within 4 business days.

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 14 business days.

You can use your analytics program on your website to track the incoming clicks from Giveaway Promote.

Alternatively, you can add a custom tracking link to your order and we will create a custom URL shortlink for you to track the real-time performance of your listing. We will send you the shortlink in your submission confirmation email.

We no longer support submissions that come in as a shortlink, such as Giveaway URLs that are submitted as a shortlinks will be converted to direct links before publishing on Giveaway Promote.

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.

Because we offer quick same-day turnaround for Active Promotions submitted before 2pm ET, we ask that all giveaways be live and running when you order your promotion. We have been known to publish giveaway listings within minutes of receiving the order.

We will consider advance submissions on a very rare case-by-case basis for Active Promotions only.

We’ve been known to approve advance submissions for clients who were going to be without internet access the day their giveaway started and wanted to submit the day before instead, as one example.

Arrange an advance listing  ahead of time. We will need additional information from you to approve your request and hold your submission, such as giveaway start date/time, the reason you need an advance submission exception. We do not have a start date/time field on the form because we ask 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 getting approval first.

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.

No. 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.


Questions and answers about active promotion

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.

Active Promotions will see the greatest results when there is at least one week remaining in your giveaway.

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. 750px by 750px would be the ideal size.

Twitter  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.

Pinterest  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.

Facebook  Our Facebook page

Add on Facebook posts will be spaced out over the length of your entire promotion period.

Instagram  Our Instagram account

Add on Instagram posts will be spaced out over the length of your entire promotion period.

Example: If you order Active Promotion for your giveaway for two weeks starting at 8pm on October 1st and you order three extra Facebook posts, you can expect for all three of them to be posted sometime between 8pm on October 1st and 8pm on October 15th.

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.

Example: When you order one week Active Promotion that ends in 4 business days, it’ll be posted within one business day leaving us with 3 days until end date. If you order 3 Facebook posts, 2 Instagram posts and 5 tweets, the social media shares will need to be posted closer together.

You may search for your social media shares on our Pinterest boardFacebookInstagram and Twitter accounts.

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.

Custom social media hashtagging (including @mentions) 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.

Results from social media add-ons will vary based on the appeal of the giveaway prize.

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.

Third-party social media platform algorithms and personal preferences of our readers are not within our control. 

The front page of Giveaway Promote contains the most recent giveaways posted on the site. We post 5-20 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 left sidebar until your active period ends. This link is on all giveaway listing and search pages on the site, including the front page.


Questions and answers about other things

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.

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.

No, we do not offer free promotion. We do provide an effective, high-touch, personalized giveaway marketing service at a reasonable cost, starting at $5 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 12¢ and 85% CTR.

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