Run the Ultimate Contest With the Best Social Media Contest Tools

Who doesn't love a good giveaway?

Running giveaways is an excellent way to engage and reward your members, and promote and grow your membership site. Really, there are very few simple marketing activities you can do that have a better ROI than a well-planned and executed giveaway.

And what's even better, there are a ton of inexpensive tools out there that can help you host the ultimate giveaway without breaking a sweat or the bank.

If you don't have one yet, start a membership site today! Then you'll be set to start your giveaway with one of these tools tomorrow.

In this post, we'll share eight of the best social media contest tools for WordPress to help you to create a giveaway that your customers and followers won't want to miss.

8 of the Best Social Media Contest Tools

1. RafflePress

rafflepress website

In our opinion, RafflePress is one of the best social media contest tools when it comes to and giveaways. We actually use RafflePress here at MemberPress to run our promotional giveaways. It works insanely well.

RafflePress was created to make the process of creating and managing your website's giveaway much easier. It does this by offering pre-built templates and a drag-and-drop builder, so you can quickly build your contest's landing page.

Then you can have it up and running in no time without negatively impacting your WordPress website or theme.

RafflePress includes fraud protection, which means you don't have to worry about any dishonest people trying to cheat. It also has a feature to help you easily create contest rules, which is included in the free version.

With Rafflepress paid plans, you get great features like email marketing and CRM integrations, image submission entries, viral sharing features, and polls and surveys.

A paid subscription to RafflePress starts at $49 per year.

2. SweepWidget

SweepWidget homepage

One of the best things about the SweepWidget contest platform is that it's designed to serve both enterprise-level and small businesses and blogs equally well. The tool has a ton of super helpful features, including:

  • Drag and drop builder
  • Ability to run contests across over 30 social media platforms
  • More than 90 contest entry methods
  • Multi-tiered prizing structures
  • Custom design and branding
  • Viral sharing
  • Custom forms

With SweepWidget, you can set up your first giveaway in as little as 60 seconds. If you'd like to try before you buy, a free version is available. And if you like what you see, other options include the Pro, Business, Premium, and Enterprise plans, which range from $29 to $199 per month.

3. Agorapulse

agorapulse website

Agorapulse is mostly known for being a great social media management tool, but it also has an awesome Facebook Timeline Contest App.

With this feature, you can filter entries and randomly pick contest winners. You can even automate the process for contests that require engagement, such as those where the person with the most likes on their photo wins. The coolest thing about the Facebook Timeline Contest App is that you can use it to create several types of contests.

Although Agorapulse is limited to Facebook contests, it's easy to use and can get the job done.

This particular tool is entirely free, but if you're interested in using Agorapulse for social media management, pricing begins at $79/month when billed annually.

4. ShortStack

shortstack website

The third giveaway tool on our list is ShortStack – a tool that allows you to create giveaways, contests, quizzes, landing pages, and more.

With ShortStack, you get all kinds of great features, such as a landing page creator, email and live chat support, fraud protection, unlimited giveaway campaigns, automatic winner selection, and much more.

Best of all, ShortStack's content software is free. However, ShortStack does have premium plans to choose from, starting at $29 per month.

5. Woorise

woorise website

Next on our list is Woorise, a platform that helps you create giveaways and contests to increase sales and engagement for your online business.

This tool allows you to create contests using several cool features in both its free and paid plans.

In Woorise's free plan alone, you can take advantage of free content and features like detailed analytics, one-click random winner, premade layouts, and the ability to export data using CSV files.

Interested in the paid version of Woorise? There are even more features to take advantage of:

  • Drag and drop builder
  • Multi-language support
  • Create polls, quizzes, and surveys
  • Country restrictions to run giveaways in specific regions
  • Email integration
  • Priority support through email and live chat
  • GDPR support
  • Ability to accept payments

And much more!

Woorise's paid plans start at $23 per month per website.

6. Woobox

woobox website

Number five on our list is Woobox – another WordPress giveaway plugin that uses shortcodes, so you can embed your contest content on your WordPress site easily.

With Woobox, you can take advantage of many features similar to the tools we mentioned above: customizable templates, numerous integrations, landing pages, random winner selection, and even entry collection via hashtags, likes, and comments on social media.

Woobox does have both a free plan and a paid plan that starts at $37 a month.

7. Easypromos

easypromos website

Easypromos prides itself in being “the most comprehensive and reliable platform for promotions on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and around the web.”

This tool offers assistance with five different application types: direct giveaways, social media contests, games, quizzes, coupons, and codes.

Easypromos comes with fraud protection, multilingual promotions, the ability to utilize influencers and sponsors in giveaways, detailed reporting, and mobile-responsive designs for your giveaways.

Easypromos does not have a free version. However, it does have a paid subscription that starts at $29 per month. It also offers the option to purchase a single promotion (excluding certain types of giveaways) for a set price, depending on the length and type of promotion.

8. KingSumo

kingsumo website

KingSumo is an online contest tool that comes from the same team that creates AppSumo.

This tool is relatively straightforward and offers benefits including:

  • Facebook pixel tracking
  • Contest start and end scheduling
  • Custom branding
  • Zapier integration

Another cool thing about this tool is that it has versions available for both WordPress users and non-WordPress users. That means anyone with a membership program can use it.

KingSumo does have a free version, but to take advantage of the platform's many benefits, it would be a good idea to purchase the paid option for $19 per month. However, you can also buy a license that lasts a lifetime, which means that you pay one time, and you're done!

A personal license with KingSumo is $198. You can snag a developer license for $594.

Final Thoughts

Giveaway plugin tools can make your life a lot easier, allowing you to create an awesome contest for both your members and your membership site.

Giveaways are a great way to get attention for a new membership site when you're first launching. Get your membership site started today, then use your giveaway to get it off to an amazing start!

Take one of the social media contest tools listed above, and get started. You'll be well on your way to having a great promotion!

What do you think are the best social media contest tools for WordPress? Tell us in the comments below!

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About Jessica Starks

Jessica is a creative entrepreneur and professional writer who strives to use her talents to both entertain and educate. In her spare time, she loves reading, writing, genealogy, and spending time with her family.