‹ Back to Video Gallery

How to Run a Text-2-Win Sweepstakes

A classic marketing tactic with a modern twist, SMS sweepstakes are easy to enter and easy to set up. Plus, they’re a great way to add subscribers. Who doesn’t love winning?

Video Transcript

Hey everybody, thanks for watching our how-to video series.

Today we’re going to show you how to set up a Text-2-Win campaign with SimpleTexting. Text-2-Win is a fun and easy way to build your lists and get your audience excited. Let’s see how easy it is to set one up.

Once you’ve logged in to SimpleTexting, go to Apps, Text-2-Win, and click on Add contest. The name of the campaign is just for your own reference, your subscribers won’t see this.

Next, select the keyword that people will text in to join your contest. If you need to create a new keyword for your contest, you can do this by clicking on Keywords on the left, and then come back here when it’s all created. In this case, I’m going to use the keyword “SimpleDemo.”

Now, enter a message that people would receive when they text your keyword to 555888. Let’s set it to “Thanks for entering. Good luck!”

Next, select how many winners you want. If your contest requires an age limit, you can set this here. The recipient will have to respond with their birthdate to confirm that they’re old enough to participate. You can select between 18 and 21 for age verification and customize the messaging.

Click Save and confirm the details. Your contest is now live!

Once you’ve got enough entrants in the contest, click Select to choose the winners. SimpleTexting will randomly select a winner or winners, and you can send them a text letting them know they’ve won. You’ve got your first Text-2-Win campaign up and running.

Thanks for watching, and happy texting!