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To make a giveaway for Free, head to tryinteract.com

Giveaways (or as some call them, sweepstakes), are a great way to connect with your audience on Facebook, build your email list, and get more social shares. The following is a quick guide for how to set up a giveaway with social share options and share it on Facebook (all for free)

1. Design your giveaway

With Interact, you can modify your giveaway to match your brands’ style. There are a few elements to set this up.

1. Cover photo

You can upload your own image as the cover photo. This way you can set up any sort of custom message on the cover photo to add more of a description to what is being given away.

2. Background image

You can upload a larger photo (900x600px) as the background of your giveaway. This will make it more visually appealing, and if you’re embedding on your site it will look better as part of the page.

3. Background color

If you’d like to use a solid color background instead of an image, you can choose what color you want it to be. This way you can match the background color of your site.

4. Font Color

Change of the color of the text on the giveaway

5. Font Type

Interact offers a variety of font types so you can set something up to match your website

6. Button Color

This is the color of the button that you press to enter the giveaway

7. Button Text

This says “Click to Enter” by default, but you can change it to anything else like “Count Me In!”

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2. Set up the details

There are a variety of setup details (and we’re adding more to make our giveaways more flexible)

1. Title

This is the title of your giveaway, typically it says exactly what you are giving away and why

2. Subtitle

This is smaller text that goes below the title, explaining the benefits of the giveaway etc.

3. Start and end time

We have a date and time picker for convenience

4. Header text for timer

This is what by default says “Time Left to Enter” you can change it to something like “Enter before time runs out!”

5. Terms and conditions upload

You can upload a .pdf, a .doc, or add a URL to your terms for the giveaway. We recommend using this template from Avocado Social to quickly create your own terms and conditions

6. Text for Confirming T&C

This is the text that shows next to the checkbox on the giveaway for when people confirm their terms and conditions

7. Success page text

This is the text that appears after someone enters the giveaway via email, on the page where social sharing options come up as additional ways of entering the giveaway.

8. Success subtext

This is the smaller text on the success page that has social share options, use this as a small addition to the heading to explain why people should enter multiple times

9. Social Post URL

This is the URL of the page you embed the giveaway on, should you choose to embed it on your website

10. Social post text

This is the text that will appear on your social post if you post the giveaway to Facebook or other social networks

11. Social post image

Set a custom social post image that will appear on social networks when you share the giveaway URL

12. Social account settings

Paste in the URL’s to your social accounts so you’ll get credit when people share the giveaway to enter

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3. Connect an integration

Choose your email marketing program and sign in to connect. All giveaway entrants will be added to a list of your choosing. For a full list of our integrations, see our integrations page.

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4. Decide how much info you want to ask for

Once you connect up your email marketing system, you can decide what information will need to be provided in order for someone to enter the giveaway.

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5. Grab the iframe embed code of share directly to Facebook

Now you can get an iframe embed code for your giveaway, exactly like a YouTube video. You can put this onto any website builder or custom site. You can also use the direct link to the giveaway that is on an Interact URL if you’d prefer not to embed the giveaway on your site.

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Share to Facebook, run an ad, send to a list.

You can post the giveaway to Facebook so it appears on newsfeeds, you can share it out via an email blast, you can set up a Facebook ad to it.

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People enter by putting in their email address

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Additional entries can be made after putting in an email address by sharing the giveaway

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To make a giveaway for Free, head to tryinteract.com

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