Contests by Rewards Fuel


Contests by Rewards Fuel enables you to run contests right from your WordPress website or any 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 30 entry methods to choose from – and we’re adding more all the time. Have a suggestion for an entry method? Please email us at

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.


  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.
  10. Video contests are new and available now – Run a video submission or voting contest.


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. We have 3 pricing plans, you can run unlimited contests from multiple domains, save money and pay by the year.


  • English – default, always included


  • 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 30 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.


  • 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 30 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 for questions, comments or suggestions – we love hearing from you.


Best Contest Plugin

Reviewed quite a few contest plugins, and RewardsFuel had the most functionality, unlimited entries, and a great price. Once i'd decided, i found another reason to recommend them: their support is phenomenal. You get a personal contact, and Rochelle was great. She responded quickly, no matter what time it was. And they went the extra mile to make changes to accommodate the Trade Show platform we needed. Highly recommended

Best Contest Plugin & Exceptional Support

I really like how easy this plugin is to use as well as how many options it gives me. I've only had one ever issue with it and it turned out to be my fault anyway - their support is very quick to respond and went above and beyond to help me. I definitely recommend.

Incredible tool and customer support!

Can't rave enough about this tool and the people behind it! Easy to use, completely customizable, and at a GREAT price. At $30 a month, this tool offers more than other contesting tools at a much better price. The customer support is just incredible, quick to respond and help with any detail, big or small! I can't wait to run more contests with this tool, the response we got was great! Highly, HIGHLY recommend!

Will definitely be using again.

I tried out Rewards Fuel for a contest that just ended. It was a very affordable solution as I only wanted it for 2 months. My only complaint was it was a little hard to figure out, if it could be simplified a little more it would be perfect. I have to admit though, the support was OUTSTANDING! Overall, a very good product that I will definitely be using again! I loved all the ways that a person could enter as well. It does everything the much higher priced packages do for far less!

The best competition tool!

I have just launched my first competition on RewardsFuel and it has been a great success! After trying a few other competition platforms RewardsFuel was definitely the easiest to set up and create competitions. The script is easy to copy and looks so professional on my website. As the competition is running the instant access to analytics allows me to review marketing/advertising strategies. My FB Pages doesn't have 2000 followers yet, but I cant wait to add the comp button on my FB Page. I highly recommend this tool to anyone looking to run a web based competition.

Great to work with!

The Rewards Fuel contests are easy to navigate on the admin and user end. Anytime there is an issue or question, the team is very fast and efficient in resolving or advising. Social media algorithms can be troublesome, but the RF contests make marketing and sweepstakes a breeze! Would definitely recommend!
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Contributors & Developers

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


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