Top 10 Apps for Social Media Contests

March 25, 2022

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.


Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, & Website.

More than contests. Wishpond is an all-in-one marketing platform to generate sales and leads.

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


Low cost monthly plans with annual discount. 14-Day Free Trial available.

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Customer Case Studies

Walmart, Lululemon, Diamond Candles, YYoga, Blue Cross, CBS 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.

Also on our blog: Learn how to run a contest with Wishpond


Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Website

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Photo Contest, Video Contest, Viral Sweepstakes

Heyo Pricing

Low cost single campaign monthly plans, annual discounts, and agency plan. Free Trial available.

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.


Compatible Platforms

Facebook, WordPress, Website

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Polls, Surveys.


Free plans as well as low cost plans for Bloggers and Brands. Free trial available.

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, UGC Photo or Video Contest, Loyalty Code, Unlock Deals, Fan Faves, Caption Contests, Meme Contests, Trivia, Sampling, and Gamification


Pricing not published. Contact for details.

Customer Case Studies

Annie’s, 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).
  • Nice UGC gallery and guided shopping journey.


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 a free plan to start with tiered paid plans to fit the size of your community.

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.


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.


Compatible Platforms

Facebook, Website, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube

Campaign Types

Sweepstakes, Photo & Video Contests, Voting Contests, Instant Win, Games, Referral, Instagram Promotions, and Polls.

Shortstack Pricing

Monthly or discounted annual plans to fit the size of your business. Free trial available.

Customer Case Studies

Examples are available from various types of industries.

Our Notes
  • Specify hashtag with or without mentions to qualify entry.
  • Embed to your web page with popup 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

Monthly or discounted annual plans to fit the size of your business. Full service available.

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

Pricing not published. Contact for details.

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.


Compatible Platforms

Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn

Campaign Types

Our favorite for Instagram hashtag photo contests.

Iconosquare Pricing

Reasonably priced plans to the size of your business. Monthly with annual discount. 30-day free trial available.

Customer Case Studies

Open and Closed contests available for viewing.

Our Notes

  • See their free tool “random comment picker” useful for Facebook or Instagram random winner selection.
  • 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.
  • Analytics, 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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