Contests by Rewards Fuel


Contests by Rewards Fuel enables you to run contests right from your WordPress website or on our hosted contest page.

By running contests, you’ll 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.

We make it easy for you by confirming all contestant actions, double-opting in your newsletter subscribers, picking your winners, automating notifications and displaying your contestant statistics.

Currently we have 35 entry methods to choose from – and we’re adding more all the time. Not seeing what you’re looking for? Try our integration to Zapier and connect with countless services such as Survey Monkey or gain more leads in Sales Force. You can also email us at to have your entry method or contest custom built just for you.

Some of our most popular entry methods

  1. Instagram – Build your following by asking fans to follow you to enter.
  2. Newsletter entry – Grow your newsletter by having contestants subscribe to your newsletter to enter. 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 – Gain feedback from your audience and 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.
  8. List Keeper – Automatically enter everyone on your Mailchimp newsletter into your contest.
  9. Twitter – Ask contestants to retweet or follow you to win.
  10. WordPress Comment – Have contestants comment on your WordPress blog to enter.

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 – Save time and shipping costs by awarding a digital prize. That includes tickets, software, videos, audio links, photos, gift cards and anything else that is uploadable.
  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.
  11. 11 Languages and Growing, we currently support English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Dutch, Swedish, Turkish, and Hungarian; plus, the option of adding your language or editing translations with our style editor.


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


  • Customize the style to look perfect.
  • Tons of entry methods to choose from.
  • Easily create entry methods.
  • Add images and backgrounds.
  • Create contests right in WordPress.
  • Drag and drop contest elements.
  • Easily copy and paste our simple embed code right into your website.
  • Embed into any post.
  • Responsive layouts make your contest look great from mobile to desktop
  • Grow your newsletter list.
  • We handle the full scope from creation to helping your winners claim their prize (digital or physical).


This plugin provides 1 block.



  • 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 35 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.


September 26, 2019
They delivered well on their promise, and at a good price too
September 9, 2019
We have been using this plugin for some time now and it has been great for increasing our social following and engagement. Whenever we have uncovered issues (glitches etc) and have reported them, the team has been really fast at communicating and actually resolving the issue. We have tried a few other methods for competitions in the past (including Gleam) but this has stood out, mainly because of the number of options available and the great WordPress integration.
July 7, 2019
After considering various providers to host my contest, I finally settled on Rewardsfuel, and I am glad I did. I wanted the wide range of entry methods offered by Gleam, but found that service too expensive. While Rewardsfuel still has some catching up to do in terms of the customization offered by Gleam, (at least at the time of writing this review), I was assured that it is getting there in future releases. I had multiple entry methods in my giveaway and to my delight, they worked seamlessly. Facebook like, twitter retweet, viral share, question/answer entry, Mailchimp integration, Facebook pixel integration - all worked fine. Rochelle, the support person who interacted with me, was super helpful, and resolved my questions and concerns promptly. All in all, a good experience, and I will certainly be using this plugin for my future giveaways.
January 21, 2019
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
September 27, 2018
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.
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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.