Nothing makes the holidays merrier than free stuff! With the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, businesses are looking for inventive ways to catch your attention. Facebook sweepstakes and contests are a Win Win. Not only do you get a chance to win prizes just in time for the holidays, but businesses can get your attention during the busiest shopping season of the year.
Here are 5 Facebook sweepstakes and contests to cover everyone on your shopping list and even spread some holiday cheer with others. Don’t delay! With the holiday’s just around the corner, some of these sweepstakes end very soon!
Sweepstakes ends December 6th
Amazon has something for everyone and they’re hoping that their sweepstakes is too good to keep to yourself. The Win With Friends Sweepstakes will not only award winners with incredible prizes (like the Kindle Fire), but let’s your friends share in your winnings. When you enter the sweepstakes, you’re given the option to name 3 friends who will also win prizes if you win. This is a Facebook sweepstakes done right because they offer their fans a sought after prize and a huge incentive to spread the word.
Sweepstake ends December 25th
Ghiradelli designed the ultimate chocolate lovers sweepstakes – a chance to win a year’s worth of chocolate. Not only does a grand winner walk away with $500 worth of cocoa goodness, but they give you a chance to win prizes daily in a countdown to Christmas. Ghiradelli made my list because not only did they find the perfect prize for their customers, but they offered an incentive to check their Page daily for a new opportunity to win.
Black & Decker
Sweepstakes ends December 18th
Here’s your chance to win any of the items from this year’s Black & Decker Holiday Gift Guide with the Match-and-Win Game. Every day until Christmas, visit their page and attempt to uncover 2 matching squares and win some primo tools! Black & Decker also came up with a smart way of encouraging you to tell your friends about them throughout the holidays. Normally, you can play the game for one chance to win daily… but if you share the game with a friend, you’ll get two shots at winning.
Sweepstakes ends December 24th
You don’t have to be a pet owner to appreciate $10,000! Petsmart’s Holiday Gift Grab is less about chance and more about skill. They place 3 presents on your screen and point out one that you should keep an eye on. With the speed that those presents start spinning and swapping you’ll lose the right box in a blink of an eye, so pay close attention. If you pick the right box at the end, you win! The Grand Prize is $10,000, but there are tons of other pet giveaways. They give you 10,000 reasons to check back and play daily.
Voting ends December 14th
Home Depot’s contest is a special one because it truly personifies the holiday spirit of giving. Their Gift of Good tab features photos of 9 military families who could use a little help. One very lucky family will win $20,000 of much needed home services. Click on the photos to read the family’s story and cast your vote for the family you’d most like to receive the prize. Home Depot did a wonderful job of letting us know where their priorities are. This is my favorite Facebook contest I’ve seen in a long time because just one click lets you do something very kind for a deserving family.
When it comes to the holidays, Facebook contests and sweepstakes are a fun way for customers to snag some incredible prizes and even spread good cheer. They can help businesses interact with their fans during the most important shopping season of the year while building their fan base for the year to come.
When it comes to setting up your own Facebook sweepstake or contest, be sure to follow Facebook’s strict rules or you could risk having your Page suspended. If you’re thinking about creating your own Facebook sweepstakes, read tomorrow’s blog, Facebook Sweepstakes: Part 2, for some guidelines to keep yourself out of hot water.