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 short code. Text to Win sweepstakes are easy to set up and allow contestants to enter with a single text.
Just ask customers to text a keyword to 555888 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.
Why Host a Text to Win Sweepstakes?
Everyone loves free stuff, and you love growing your customer base. With SMS 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 in just minutes
- People can enter with a single text
- Customer information can be gathered
- Winner selection is automatic
- Unique, branded opt-in keywords are available
- Contact info can be used for retargeting with follow-up texts
Follow Up After Your Text to Win Sweepstakes with Autoresponders
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.
Who Selects the Winners in an SMS Sweepstakes?
With SimpleTexting, you don’t have to worry about manually selecting a winner(s) for your Text to Win contest. Our system will randomly shuffle through the entrants and pick the winners for you. Write the perfect congratulations message and our platform will send it out.
How to Up a Text to Win Sweepstakes Campaign
After logging in to SimpleTexting, go to Apps > Text-2-Win > 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.
Then, choose 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.
Click Save, and that’s it. You can now spread the word about your Text to Win contest.
Even after your sweepstakes is over, our platform is loaded with marketing tools that you can use to engage the new subscribers you acquired. Send bulk text campaigns, multimedia content, surveys and more! Simple, fun, and engaging. Just the way we like our marketing.