Ever wonder where the best websites are to promote your giveaway? If you’re planning on hosting a contest or sweepstakes, then it’s important to know how to attract lots of users to it. Fortunately, there’s a lot of sites that actually promote giveaways! All you have to do is list your giveaway on their site, then they’ll handle the rest.
Are some sweepstakes sites better than others?
Not all promotion sites are created the same, so it’s important to know which one’s are worth your time. You’ll find similar lists like mine, but most of them are out of date or provide links to garbage sites. Lucky for you, I know the sweepstakes game inside and out and have learned first hand which sites work and which don’t. I’ve listed my favorite sites that have helped me out in the past and can certainly do the same for you. There’s both free and paid options – depending on your goals and budget, you have to decide which ones are best for you. While paid options always yield better results, there’s plenty of free options that do very well. I’ve listed all of them below!
This is an excellent site with a huge newsletter list and good social media presence. They’re a popular site to do paid promotions starting at $29.95. They’re promotion length ranges from 1 week a whole year and is well worth the investment. If you get approved on this site, you’ll be get sure to get extremely high traffic. Definitely worth your time!
Giveaway Play is one of the newer sites that’s gaining popularity fast! They have a huge fan base with extremely high engagement. The thing that makes them different from any other promotion site is that they have absolutely no ads. Users don’t like ads, so by removing them, the site engagement is exponentially higher – which means more click throughs to your giveaway. Giveaway Play has among the highest entries per listing and it’s definitely worth your time!
SweepsAdvantage is a staple in the sweepstakes community. They’ve been around since 2000 and have always been one of the biggest sites around. They recently updated their posting policy to make it a flat $10 per month for unlimited listings. Even if you’re on a budget, though, $10 isn’t a lot and it’s definitely worth it. You can always expect to get a lot of click throughs from them.
Online-Sweepstakes is another extremely popular sweepstakes site. They’re free to post to, but are pretty difficult to get approved on. Also, it’s important to study the format they use for listings. I’m pretty sure there’s 2 or 3 moderators that run the site, and they only accept legitimate high quality proven sites. They don’t have the option to pay for promoted posts either. Also, their traffic is 100% organic with no newsletters or social media presence – which amazes me. If you do get approved, expect very good traffic to your site.
Sweeties Sweeps is another one of the top 5 sites around. They have both free and paid listings. The promoted posts cost $50 and will ensure you get VERY high traffic – it stays on the homepage for 1 week. The free listing will get good traffic too, but sometimes it’s tough to get approved. They get LOTS of submissions, so they’re not able to approve them all. This is a very high quality giveaway promotion site that will be sure to get you traffic if approved.
Contest Girl is very popular amongst both US and Canada users. Most of their traffic is organic, but they do have a weekly newsletter. The free listing is their most popular method of posting, however they do offer a week long promotion for $50. You have to directly email them and pay VIA PayPal (there’s no pay now button). The free option will be sure to get you good traffic, but the paid option will definitely make a difference.
Giveaway Promote is an excellent site to gain exposure. Their a paid promotion site, but it’s only $5. I highly recommend paying $5 for the basic listing fee then doing an add-on of $10 for the week long promotion (total $15). It’s a low amount to pay for what you get. You’ll be sure to get very solid traffic every time. They’re a proven site that operates very efficiently with predictable results. It’s definitely worth the investment.
Infinite Sweeps has a very large database with a highly engaged audience. While the theme looks dated, they have a high Alexa ranking around 100,000. They have a free listing option as well as a $40 promotion.
Sweepstakes Max is a medium sized promotion site that will get you a modest amount of traffic. I like their site because it’s straight forward and easy to submit to. Also, they have a very affordable promotion option at only $3.99.
Blog Giveaway Directory is another medium sized promotion site that will get you modest traffic. They also have a both free listings and an affordable promotion at only $3.99. I always prefer to get the promotion on this site, not only because it’s so cheap, but the results are much better than the free option.
Giveaway Frenzy is a great promotion site that will get your giveaway solid traffic. They offer free listings as well as many paid options. I’ve gotten very good consistent traffic over a long promotion with their paid option, so I’d recommend that. Also, they have a great service where they’ll submit to 100+ giveaway sites on your behalf. This saves you the time and hassle of having to do it all yourself.
Giveaway Monkey is a medium to large sized promotion site that will yield pretty solid traffic. They have both free listings as well as reasonably priced promotions that range from $5 to $30. I’d recommend the paid option because you’ll be on the homepage, newsletter, and social media.
Win Prizes Online is a very old listing site that gets good traffic and ranks well in Google. Last I checked they only have paid listings. In my experience they yielded fairly good results, but may have not been worth the money. You’ll be sure to get some decent traffic, but it just depends if you want to shell out the money.
I Love Giveaways is a medium to large sized giveaway site that only has free listings. Their submission form is quick and straightforward. You’ll get a low to medium amount of traffic, but it won’t waste your money or time!
Contest Canada is a pretty good sized giveaway site that focuses on Canadian users. They have both free and paid options that range from $35 – $95. While I haven’t tried the paid promotion, I was pretty happy with the free option. It’s a quick form and is easy to use.
The Prize Finder is great site (if not the best) for UK users. If you’re located in the UK or doing a world wide giveaway that this site is a must. They rank around 100,000 on Alexa and have a massive user base. The free listing option has yielded good results in my experience. I haven’t tried the paid version, but I’m sure it does very well.
UPDATE 2018: The Prize Finder has been experiencing server problems the last few months. If they don’t fix this issue soon, we’ll remove them from our list.
Contest Listing is a medium sized promotion site that will get low to medium traffic for you. They offer both free and paid listings.
Just Sweep is another medium sized site that has free and paid options. You won’t get much traffic with the free option, but the paid option will get you medium traffic. If you do the paid option, I’d recommend the Shining Star Package for $15.
Reddit has two excellent subreddits that yield moderate traffic. That best part about them, though, is that it’s free and takes 15 seconds to setup. It’s worth it every time to post to them. Here’s the subreddits:
Submit your giveaway to: ▸ /r/giveaways.
Submit your giveaway to: ▸ /r/sweepstakes.
Slick Deals has a great forum to post giveaways to. They’re pretty tough to get approved, but if you do, expect very good traffic. They have very strict rules on getting approved: it must be linked to the site hosting the giveaway, it has to be a very good prize, you have to format to their guidelines. Be sure to examine a couple of live giveaways to see how they formatted it.
I’ve personally tried promoting giveaways on every single site listed above and can vouch for all of them. Good luck running your giveaway and I hope this helps bring you lots of entrants!