Rewards Fuel's Contesting Blog

Kittens and Contests FTW!

Congrats to our friends at Kittyo for running an incredibly successful contest!  The team created a great prize package for the cat lovers of the world with a variety of different items and the results were...

Why use Rewards Fuel?

Question: “I run my own contests on social media, so why do I need to do anything different?” Rewards Fuel can quadruple your results. We help you run contests that boost your social media channels...

Well Looky Here – MailChimp Featured us!

Well ain’t that something! Our friends at MailChimp recently highlighted us in one of their latest blog posts on featured integrations. “A giveaway or contest can be a great way to create a buzz...

Pre-Promote your Contest with Customer Sign-Ups

Before your contest starts we want to help you promote it and build anticipation for the start date.  Your contest creator includes a countdown clock which tells your audience when the contest begins and lets...

Send out Invitations to Enter your Contest

Now you can send out invitations to enter your contest! You have the option of importing email addresses one at a time or upload your list via a CSV file, plus you’ll have the ability to customize the...

Free Upgrade on Your Rewards Fuel Purchase!

***UPDATE**** Sale date has passed- but keep your eyes on this page for similar promotions in the next few months. Thanks for all the support and have fun contesting! Cheers, Rewards Fuel...

Export contest information to Excel

Many of you who manage marketing for other people asked us for the ability to export contest data in a format you can edit and present to your customers.  We have created two ways of exporting contest data in...

Thousands of Facebook Likes with One Contest

Want more likes on your Facebook Page? A contest can give you the boost you’re looking for.  One of our client’s Thousand Hills Golf Resort teamed up with some partners to give away a fantastic...

Upgrade Your Account by becoming a Zapier Beta Tester

Want to upgrade your account for free? Consider becoming a Rewards Fuel/ Zapier Beta tester. We’re excited to announce a new partnership with ZAPIER – the platform that allows you to “connect...

SurveyMonkey Entry via Zapier

Now you can ask your customers to fill out a survey to enter your contest! We love this entry method as it gives you vital information you need to improve your business, your customers have a chance to give...

Create SalesForce Leads with a Rewards Fuel Contest.

Now you can build your SalesForce database with Rewards Fuel! Our latest integration partner Zapier gives us endless options when it comes to creating entry methods that work for you, including building...

Add Offline Entries to Your Online Contest

Now you can quickly and easily import offline contestants into your contest, combining the best of both (online and offline worlds)  building momentum for your contest and reaching a new audience with street...

Klout Score : Meet Your Influencers

We’ve added a powerful new feature to our statistics reports! The ability to discover any influencers that have entered your contest using Klout. What is Klout and why does it matter? “The Klout...

Professional PDF Contestant Statistics

Many of you asked for exportable and printable contest reports.  We have now added them to your contest statistics dashboard so you can export your contest statistics to a printable PDF at any point during...

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Statistics: Find Out Who Your Clients Really Are

Do you know who your customers really are? Your fans? Your social media followers? Where they live and how old they are? If you answered no; Rewards Fuel will help you discover this essential information and...

Boost Your Constant Contact Newsletter List

We’re happy to announce our newest integration partner Constant Contact – email marketing experts! The numbers prove it,  email marketing works and using contests to build your Constant Contact...

Save Time: Copy a Contest

You asked and we delivered! Now you can save time by copying the framework of a previous contest, with the option of adding revisions if needed. To copy a contest head to your Rewards Fuel home page and click...

Custom styles

We have added the ability for contest holders to customize any element on their page by adding custom CSS to any part of the contest layout. Why use this? To customize the layout of your contest in ways our...

Choose Your Entry Methods

Choose your weapons! Or in this case we mean contest entry methods; here is the most up-to-date list of our entry methods available. Newsletter Entry Facebook Like Entry Instagram Follow Entry #Tag on...

Entry methods

How do entry points work?

Entry points are a way of adding importance to entry methods.  The more points you give to an entry method the better the payoff for your contestants.   The more entry points a contestant has the better their odds of winning your prize.  The way I...

Subscribe on YouTube Entry

Want more subscribers on your YouTube channel? Of course you do. It’s why you started the channel, after all. Contests can now be a part of your marketing mix with our Subscribe on YouTube entry method. Yep, that means you can ask your...

Offline Entries and More

Are you running a contest in the real world, outside of the Interwebs? Do you have a list of people who entered in your contest that you’d like to import into your online competition? If you have a list of contestants from a real world contest...

Twitter Follow Entry

Grow your Twitter followers by giving your customers a reason to follow you. Setup takes seconds. Simply choose the twitter account(s) you want people to follow, choose the number of points and boom! You’re done. Verification We ensure that...

Automatic Monitoring of All Contestants

Just because someone followed you on Twitter to try and win a prize, doesn’t mean they stuck around. Not to worry, though. We’ve got you covered. We check up on verified actions (still following, Retweet hasn’t been deleted...

Automatic Entry

Automatic Entry – What / Why? One of the biggest complaints we heard about running contests was barriers to entry. People want to do as little work as possible to enter. So, we focused on actions as simple as “Re-tweet to Win” to make your...

WordPress Comment Entry

Encourage your visitors to comment on your posts. Once you have the Contests by Rewards Fuel plugin installed on your WordPress site, it’s easy. From your post page, select an existing contest or create a new one.   Click on add Comment...

Follow on Instagram

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which explains why people are flocking to Instagram these days. The photo sharing app recently announced they now have 300 million Instagrammers, with more than 70 million photos and videos being...

Facebook Like Entry

Facebook Like Entry is our solution to getting you more Facebook Likes in a post-Fangate world. Why add this as an entry method? Facebook is still the most visited social media site in the world with over 70 million active users per month so...

Simple and Effective Twitter Contest

Running a contest on social media can be a fun and an interactive way to strengthen relationships with current and potential customers while growing a new Twitter following. Contests come in different forms, and can be executed from any social...

Prioritize Your Contest Goals

We view contest entry methods as tools to help you achieve your goals. Just like you prioritize goals, we think you should be able to prioritize entry methods. The higher the priority of the marketing goal the higher the priority of the entry method...