Contests by Rewards Fuel

Description

Contests by Rewards Fuel enables you to run contests right from your WordPress website.

Increase traffic to your website, boost comments on your posts, build your following on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, grow your newsletter list, increase engagement and shares, gather essential statistics on your customers and more – all by running contests.

Currently we have 25 entry methods to choose from – and we’re adding more all the time. Have a suggestion for an entry method? Please email us at info@rewardsfuel.com.

Some of our most popular entry methods

  1. Instagram – ‘Follow on Instagram’ to enter.
  2. Newsletter entry – ‘Enter to win by signing up for your newsletter’ (export to CSV, MailChimp, Aweber, Vertical Response, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, and Icontact).
  3. YouTube entry – Subscribe to enter and watch this video to enter my contest.
  4. Facebook like entry – Encourage Facebook likes.
  5. Question entry – Get feedback from your audience. Ask your customers to answer a question to win.
  6. Viral Share Entry – Promote your contest by asking your followers to share a link to enter. We’ve created a a custom tracking link that’s easily distributed via email or social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Google+) and allows us to track any new contestants that enter your contest.
  7. Visit Entry – Drive traffic by entering contestants for visiting your website or blog.

Simple contest creation and display

Start your first contest in minutes, simply answer a few questions about when you want your contest to run, what you’re giving away, and how you want people to enter. We’ll give you a short code- e.g. [RF_CONTEST contest=’1234′] that you can place anywhere in your post just like a YouTube video.

Features

  1. Digital Prizes – As well as awarding physical prizes, you can now easily give away tickets, software, videos, audio links, photos, gift cards and anything else that is uploadable (up to 100 megabytes)
  2. Easy embed text – Insert the contest anywhere into your blog post, no need for coding.
  3. Location selection – Target or block certain countries from entering your contest.
  4. Verified entry methods – We monitor entry methods for the duration of the contest.
  5. Statistics – See who entered your contest including geographic and demographic information plus the option to easily export.
  6. Automation – Schedule your start and end dates, set-up automatic notifications, and allow Rewards Fuel to pick your winner(s) if you choose.
  7. Copy a contest – Save time by copying the framework of a previous contest, with the option to add revisions if needed.
  8. Integrations – We connect to your accounts to save you time (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Analytics, YouTube, and more).
  9. Customize your Contest – Multiple colours, styles, custom css, themes and fonts to choose from, plus responsive layouts – so your contest will look great on all devices from your smart phone, to your desktop.

It’s FREE

To use this plugin, simply sign up for a free Rewards Fuel account, no credit card or trial period needed. You will have instant access to our contest creation software as well as several free features, plus the option to purchase additional paid features.

Screenshots

  • Recent results from a contest run on our system.
  • Create contests from your WordPress post page.
  • Our contest creator can pop up right on your post creation page.
  • Add entry methods, we have 24 and are adding new ones all the time.
  • Customize the layout of your contest, drag and drop or add custom css.
  • Customize colors, fonts, languages and more.
  • Easily copy and paste our simple embed code right into your website.
  • Contests are created to look great on all devices from mobile to desktop.
  • An example of what your contest can look like for your contestants.
  • We handle the full scope from creation to helping your winners claim their prize (digital or physical).
  • We give you all sorts of information about your contestants, from what types of entry methods they used to who they are including: gender, age, geography, Klout score and more.

Installation

  • Upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory,
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress,
  • You will now have an additional “Contests by Rewards Fuel” box under your post editor for adding your contests,
  • We have included a settings page under the settings menu which includes some instructions

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  • Upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory,
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress,
  • You will now have an additional “Contests by Rewards Fuel” box under your post editor for adding your contests,
  • We have included a settings page under the settings menu which includes some instructions
What entry methods are available?

Currently we have 24 entry methods available and are adding more all the time.

What does a contest look like?

You have multiple colours, styles, custom css, themes and fonts to choose from or save time by defaulting to the signature Rewards

How do I add contests to my WordPress site?

Once you install our WordPress plugin adding a contest to a blog post is as easy as adding a piece of text that looks like [contest=234]

What does this cost?

We offer multiple options including a fully functional free version, single features, or paid plans ranging from $13.95 / month to $29.95 / month. Click here to see what’s included in each plan.

Do you connect to Facebook, Instagram or other services?

Rewards fuel connects your contest to: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, MailChimp, Aweber, Constant Contact, Vertical Response, Campaign Monitor, Icontact, and Google Analytics.

Can I import offline entries or export my contestants?

Yes, you can add contestants one by one or upload an excel sheet of offline contestants. As well, you’ll have the option to export all of your contestants to a CSV file.

What statistics will I receive?

Your statistics includes: contestants summary, influencer information, device breakdown, geographic data, demographics, entry method summary, referral

Are actions / entries verified?

Yes – we offer verification checks to ensure that the contestant performed the action required to enter your contest and haven’t un-done an action throughout the course of your contest. For example, if someone Retweets to enter your contest, we randomly check to make sure that Tweet hasn’t been deleted throughout the duration of your giveaway. (Exceptions include the Facebook Like and Instagram follow entry methods, as Facebook removed the ability for anyone to verify these actions.)

Do you allow for digital prizes?

Yes – you can now give away digital prizes as well as physical ones. This latest feature allows you to run contests giving away tickets, software, videos, audio links, photos, gift cards and anything else that is uploadable (up to 100 megabytes).

Can I have daily or weekly winners?

Yes – you can now have us automatically pick winners for you during your contest. You can choose to have us pick winners for you on a daily, weekly basis or at the exact date and time you choose.

Something we missed

Please email us info@rewardsfuel.com for questions, comments or suggestions – we love hearing from you.

Reviews

Affordable and Awesome!

Here’s why I loved this contest giveaway tool over the others I researched. It was very affordable to try out. I had never done a giveaway before and wanted to have low risk. It was very easy to set up and use. Very easy to install on my website! Awesome.

no no no

plugin cant connect with my account and it wont show any contests…

The Best and Easiest Contest Plugin out there!

I have been using Rewards Fuel for over 8 months now and in my opinion it is the best and easiest contest plug-in on the market.
Its easy to create contests, monitor them, pull lists and more. It also hooks up to all the major social media channels and even be linked up to Mail Chimp. It just takes the pain out of these sometimes difficult comps to run.
Whats-more its quite cheap to run for a blogger like myself and has scalable packages to suit every type of business.
I could not recommend this software more!
Try the free version and if you love it, just upgrade.

Great Plugin

The plugin is easy to use and the customer service is top notch. From what I see it is only getting better.

Awesome program & support!

I love using this program! My account manager, Rochelle, has been so responsive and helpful in helping me navigate through creating contests, customizing them, and offering up awesome suggestions for improvements. Whenever I had a question or a concern, she was able to hand off any technical items to their developer so it could be easily adjusted. It’s clear to me that this company has a really cohesive team that works well together. Using this plugin is so easy, especially because I don’t know my way around WordPress. I would highly recommend this program and plugin to anyone who would like to create and manage contests with ease!

Great Tool. Amazing Support.

I have never received such thoughtful, helpful, and prompt support from any plugin developer or company. Ever. Amanda has personally reached out to me to see how things are going, giving me pointers, providing great developer tools, and just plane helping me optimize my campaigns to get the most out of them.

Every software has bugs now and then; that’s a known fact from anyone who’s ever developed. What makes the difference between good software and excellent software, in my opinion, is the support I receive. Hands down the best service, period.

That said, the functionality of the software is robust and complex; there’s a slight learning curve, however. But, anyone who as ever run a true Facebook Ad (not a Boosted Post), knows that the time is WELL worth the investment. The ROI you get out of learning Rewards Fuel is exponential.

In terms of cost, what’s a lead worth to you? Is one converted lead worth $100? $200? 1K? If you know what your leads are worth, then you know it’s a no-brainer to spend on the Promoter Pro Plan. As a WP web developer, I’ve earned my investment back 100 fold by creating, optimizing, monitoring and promoting Rewards Fuel campaigns for my clients.

Robust features and great support make this tool one of the best out there.
I HIGHLY recommend!

-David

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Contributors & Developers

“Contests by Rewards Fuel” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

V 1.4.2 – Added some error handling in-case of no curl on the server.