With Cool Tabs, you have the option to create sweepstakes from a list of participants. The application to create random list sweepstakes allows you to import the list of participants from an Excel, CSV or text file.
You can select one or several winners randomly among users who have participated in your draw. You'll get a URL with a Verified Certificate to share the winners’ page with your users.
Just import your Excel, CSV or text file and select one or more winners. Quick and easy! Here is how it works.
2. Ideas and examples.
With this application, you can run sweepstakes from a list of participants, customers, or subscribers in a clear and verified way. It's the recommended solution for:
- Unify sweepstakes online: you can unify the list of participants of different sweepstakes (Facebook sweepstakes and contests, Twitter Sweepstakes, or Instagram Sweepstakes), and choose one or many winners randomly. You will only have to download your Excel, unify the data, and import it.
In addition, it allows you to run a:
- Blog/YouTube comments sweepstakes: reward your blog readers or your YouTube fans. Collect or download the list of comments, and import the file.
- Sweepstake from an offline event: if you are going to organize an event, course, or workshop and have in mind to run a draw among the attendees, this application allows you to do it.
- Sweepstake from a list of subscribers: you can also run a draw among your newsletter subscribers. Export the file of contacts from your email marketing tool and import it into the Random List Sweepstakes app.
3. Step by step.
3.1. Create the sweepstake.
2) Create a new campaign by clicking on the 'Create campaign' button. If you are using the platform for the first time, you will directly see the app catalog. Click on the 'Start' Random List Sweepstakes button.
3) Select the Random List Sweepstakes app.
4) Complete the basic information about your draw and import the file.
- Write a name to identify your sweepstakes internally (it will not be public). This will be the name that will be shown in the list of your campaigns.
- Import the file with the participants. It must be an Excel, CSV file or. txt.
5) Determine the unique identifier.
In case of uploading an Excel file, choose which of the columns identifies the participants. In other words, indicate on which data (unique identifier) the draw is going to take place. For example, in this case, we've selected the field "ID".
6) Winning chances.
If you want all participants to have the same chances of winning, leave blank the box 'Winning chance' If you want to give more chances to certain participants, indicate this in your Excel. Add a column with the number of opportunities that each row has to win the draw.
- If you leave blank the row in your Excel, we will assume that person has 1 chance to win the draw.
- If you enter 0, that participant will not participate.
- If you enter 1 or more, that is the number of chances the user will have.
You can add more participants by changing the file and attaching a new one.
Once fill in the required fields, click on Next Step in order to have a preview of your selected fields and the participant's information. And once you have reviewed your data, click on Confirm and select winners.
It may be the case that you already have your file with the list of participants placed in the order you want it to appear on the winners' page. In that case, on the final screen of the winner selection process, you will be able to check the option to keep the order of winners that appears in your file.
3.2. Choose one or several winners.
3.3. Winners page and certificate of validity
Once the winners have been selected, you will get a link to the public winners' page, so that you can publish it and communicate the result of the draw.
The winners' page includes the certificate of validity, which proves that the process has been carried out in a random and transparent way.
In order for the participants to see the winners' page, don't forget to set it to public mode (as shown in the image).
3.4. Winners video.
You also have the possibility to generate a video with the result of your sweepstakes, showing the title of the sweepstakes, the prizes, and the winners/substitutes.
This video can be published via URL or downloaded in different formats.
For more information, see the tutorial Winners video: how to show the result of your sweepstakes.
4. Other specifications.
- The application to run a draw from a random list is available from our Stone Plan.
- It’s important to bear in mind that, to import a text file in .txt format, the fields need to be separated by commas.
- To select winners, it is necessary to have an active plan on the platform, either paid or trial. The trial period allows you to try any of the platform's plans for free (and, with it, use the Instagram Giveaway app), for 7 days and without any limitation.
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