Top 10 Apps for Social Media Contests

January 14, 2019
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Looking for the best social media contest app? Whether it’s a simple Facebook sweepstakes form or an Instagram photo contest, here are the paid and free tools for social media giveaways marketers are using.

social media contest can be a great way to reward loyal customers and attract new ones. There are a number of tools you can utilize to implement your giveaway once your objectives and prizes have been decided upon. These best-in-class tools will help you create a landing page, manage your contest and maintain the database of entries. Our list of top ten social media contest apps includes platforms, pricing (always check the provider for the most current), and case studies where available.

Wishpond

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, & Website

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Photo Contests, Video Contests, Leaderboard, Vote Contests, Essay Contests, Photo Caption Contests, Group Offers, Pinterest Contests, Instagram Hashtag Contests, Coupons, Referral Promotions

Pricing

14-Day Free Trial available with plans starting at $49/month billed annually,  and you can even upgrade from do-it-yourself to “done for you” full service options.

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Customer Case Studies

Diamond Candles, YYoga, Blue Cross, and other various types of businesses.

Our Notes
  • White Label plans are available.
  • The app installs on your Facebook page prior to publishing live campaign.
  • Can integrate with Salesforce, MailChimp, AWeber, Eventbrite, SurveyMonkey, Slack, Infusionsoft, Highrise, Constant Contact, and other tools.
  • Landing pages or embeds to your website.
  • Templates available.

Heyo

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Website

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Photo Contest, Video Contest, Viral Sweepstakes

Heyo Pricing

7-day Free Trial with plans starting at $25/month.

Customer Case Studies

Client list includes Petsmart, Soutwest, Pink Victoria’s Secret with examples available from various businesses.

Our Notes
  • Landing pages with drag and drop builder and embed to your web page or Facebook.
  • Templates available.
  • Email marketing integration.
  • Visual and easy to design, without designing or coding.

Rafflecopter

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, WordPress, Website

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Polls, Surveys.

Pricing

Plans start at $13/month.

Customer Case Studies

Customer Testimonials available.

Our Notes
  • Popular with bloggers and online influencers with its easy embed feature.
  • Great platform for cross-promotional campaigns with multiple partners.
  • Automatic Email List Subscribe with Business Plan (MailChimp, Aweber, and Constant Contact).

Wyng (formerly Offerpop)

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Photo Contest, Video Contest, Unlock Deals, Fan Faves, Caption Contests, Meme Contests, Trivia, Sampling, and Gamification

Pricing

Free trial, and individual accounts starting at $99/month.

Customer Case Studies

LG, Spotify, SoulCycle, McCormick, and more.

Our Notes
  • All apps are fully optimized for Apple iOS and Google Android devices.
  • Embeds to your web page.
  • Geo-targeting for multiple countries and regions, plus translate campaigns with one click (supports 17 languages).
  • UGC gallery and shoppable experiences.

WooBox

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Website, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Coupons, Photo Contests, Quizzes, Polls, Brackets, Video Contests, Instant Win, Pin to Win, Leaderboard

Woobox Pricing

Woobox offers several free apps with no limit on fans or pages. For access to all apps, plans start at $30/month.

Customer Case Studies

Live Promotions available to preview what brands are currently doing under each promotion category.

Our Notes
  • Translation options for any language.
  • Embeds to your web page or Facebook page.
  • FREE apps: Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube tab.
  • White label plans are available.

SnapApp

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Website, Email

Campaign Types

B2B Content Marketing Driven Downloads, Sweepstakes, Polls & Surveys, Trivia

SnapApp Pricing

Pricing starts at $495/month.

Customer Case Studies

Citrix, Amazon Web Services, and other customer examples available.

Our Notes
  • Other content apps include Interactive Infographics and Galleries.
  • Over 40 fully customizable engagement types available.
  • Customizable dashboard to measure ROI.

Shortstack

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Website, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Photo & Video Contests, Voting Contests, Instagram Promotions, and Polls.

Shortstack Pricing

Free plans for Facebook Pages with up to 25,000 fans. Monthly plans start at $29/month with annual discounts and tiered programs.

Customer Case Studies

Examples are available from various types of businesses.

Our Notes
  • FREE plans for Pages with up to 25,000 fans.
  • Embed to your web page with pop-up options.
  • Templates available.
  • Integrate with YouTube, WordPress, MailChimp, Constant Contact. Vimeo, and AWeber.

Votigo (formerly Binkd)

Compatible Platforms

Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Website, Instagram

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Photo Contests, Video Contests, Polls, Quizzes, Coupons, Video Contests

Votigo Pricing

Free trial for 7 days and small business plans starting at $29/month billed annually. There are also mid-size business, large brand, and enterprise pricing options. More

Customer Case Studies

Modelo, Accuwether, M&M’s, GoPro, and other examples are available.

Our Notes
  • You can try a basic contest for free with no commitment.
  • No coding skills are necessary to se the app.
  • Landing page creator that can embed to your website.
  • UGC gallery.
  • Self service and full-service options.

Tradable Bits

Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Website/Blog, Instagram, Twitter

Campaign Types

Photo Polls or Contests, Quiz, Instant Win, Promotion, Slideshow, Downloads, Reviews, and more.

Tradable Bits Pricing

FREE plan for basic apps. Monthly plans and yearly pricing is available if you want reporting, support, or other additional services.

Customer Case Studies

Live Nation, TicketMaster, sports teams and more.

Our Notes
  • Visual examples provided for each app offered.
  • Geared to sports, music and entertainment for promoting ticket sales.
  • There is a free do-it-yourself option.
  • Embeds to your web page.
  • Integrates to Slack.
  • Rich media response and quick replies enabled.
  • Special rates for non-profit organizations.

Iconosquare

Compatible Platforms

Instagram, Facebook

Campaign Types

Instagram photo contest

Iconosquare Pricing

Free trial 14 days with plans starting at $29/month billed annually.

Customer Case Studies

Open and Closed contests available for viewing.

Our Notes

  • This app is Instagram focused, but there are options to participate via Facebook, Twitter, and direct photo upload.
  • Engagement is made easy with the ability to like and comment on entries within the platform.
  • Embeds to your web page.
  • UGC Photo gallery.
  • Hashtag monitoring and post scheduling.

More Top Social Media Tools

A contest app is one important tool of many that marketers need in their toolbox. While these apps will get your giveaway up and running, they stop there. For example, they do not provide comprehensive social media monitoring and post scheduling. For this, we like Sprout Social. Get more recommendations in our top 10 social media tools article. Need help managing your contest? Contact Fandom Marketing for a free quote.

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