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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 Transcription

Hey everybody, thanks for watching. Today we’re going to show you how to set up an SMS Sweepstakes with Simple Texting. SMS Sweepstakes are 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.


Log in to Simple Texting, go to Apps, Text to Win, Create Campaign, the name of the campaign is just for your own reference, your subscribers won’t see it. Next select how people will enter your contests, usually it’s by keyword. In this case, I’m going to text the keyword “Testing” to 555888. Upon doing that, they would receive the auto-confirmation message, let’s say, “Thanks for entering. Good luck.”


Select how many winners you want, and you can even apply an age requirement where the recipient will have to respond with their birthdate to confirm that they’re old enough to participate. Click Continue, Confirm the Details, and there’s your contest. Once you’re ready to select a winner, you can press this button. Simple Texting will randomly select a winner and you can send them a text letting them know they’ve won. That’s it. Thanks for watching.