Text to Win

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What Is A Text To Win Sweepstakes?

What Is A Text To Win Sweepstakes?

A Text to Win sweepstakes is a text messaging contest where contestants enter by sending a keyword to a phone number or SMS shortcode. Text to Win contests are easy to set up and allow contestants to enter with a single text. Just ask customers to text a keyword to your phone number to enter your SMS sweepstakes. They’ll receive a confirmation message and be added to your contact list. SimpleTexting automates the whole contest process for you.

Benefits of Hosting a Text to Win Sweepstakes

Everyone loves free stuff, and you love growing your customer base. With text message sweepstakes, all you have to do is pick a prize and let your target audience know they can win it by texting in your keyword. Engagement and growth aren’t the only reasons to host a Text to Win contest:

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Quick Set-Up
You can get your contest set up and running in just minutes. The best part is it’s all automated.

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Participant Friendly
It’s easy for your participants too. People can enter your contest with a single text.

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Grow Your Audience
You can easily gather more customer information once someone has entered your text to win contest.

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It's Efficient
Winner selection is automatic and built right into our text to win system. No picking a name from a hat.

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Unique, branded opt-in keywords are available, so your SMS contest will fit right into your marketing strategy.

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Stay Connected
By collecting phone numbers with Text to Win sweepstakes, you can use them for future follow-up texts.
"I was familiar with text-to-wins but I had never done one or created one…Our keyword WIN was added on October 23rd and our first contest was on October 25th. It was such a quick learning process and once we had it set we were able to just let it go on its own to accumulate contacts."
Zak DeBeaussaert

VP of Communications, Colombus River Dragons

Why Choose SimpleTexting for Your Text to Win Sweepstakes?

There are a lot of Text to Win companies out there. What makes our text marketing platform different?

We're Easy to Implement

We're Easy to Implement

Once you’ve created your campaign and keyword, our clever system will do the hard work for you! Our system will randomly shuffle through the entrants and pick a random winner for you. Write the perfect congratulations message for your lucky winner and our platform will send it out.
Stay Connected With Our Autoresponder Feature

Stay Connected With Our Autoresponder Feature

By combining Text to Win with our Autoresponders feature, you can use your Text to Win promotion as an opportunity to automatically reconnect with customers. When a customer enters your sweepstakes, you can add them to a messaging flow. Send entrants automatic messages days, weeks or even months after they enter.
Beneficial for Multiple Industries

Beneficial for Multiple Industries

We’ve seen businesses across several different industries use our text contest software. Here’s a small selection of use cases:
  • Radio stations ask listeners to text in a keyword to a short code or verified toll-free number to win a prize
  • Restaurants use sweepstakes promo texts to give away free meals or vouchers
  • Salons and spas offer a chance to win free services
  • Sports teams use it giveaway season tickets, team gear, or other merchandise

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How to Set Up a Text Sweepstakes Campaign

After logging in to SimpleTexting, go to Apps > Text to Win Contests > Add contest. Enter a campaign name for your own reference and select the keyword you’d like to use. You can also add users through a web form, or manually if desired.

Image for Text SweepstakesThen, write your auto-confirmation message and specify the number of winners. If necessary, you can also add age verification, which will require users to respond with their age to be enrolled.

You can then set up your autoresponse message to inform your contestant that they have successfully entered.

Click Save, review your contest information one more time, then click Save text to win. And that’s it. You can now spread the word about your Text to Win contest.