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 subscriber 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:
You can get your contest set up and running in just minutes. The best part is it’s all automated.
It’s easy for your participants too. People can enter your contest with a single text.
Grow Your Audience
You can easily gather more customer information once someone has entered your text to win contest.
Winner selection is automatic and built right into our text to win system. No picking a name from a hat.
Unique, branded opt-in keywords are available, so your SMS contest will fit right into your marketing strategy.
By collecting phone numbers with Text to Win sweepstakes, you can use them for future follow-up texts.
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 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 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
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 shortcode or 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
Then, 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.