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Text to Win Contests

Launch your own SMS sweepstakes.

Text to win contests are an excellent way to engage with your customers or target audience. Everyone loves the opportunity to win something and running it all through simple text messages makes it even more fun.

We've helped thousands of businesses and organizations launch their very own text to win sweepstakes with outstanding success. Our SMS marketing service has everything you need to set a contest up and completely automate the process.

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How Text to Win Contests Work

The overall structure for how SMS sweepstakes work is actually quite simple. With the various options and ways to configure them, our text marketing software provides the flexibility you need to run your contest according to your specifications. The setup is simple and you can have them ready to go within minutes.

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Setting a Contest Up

We make setting up and managing your text to win contests extremely easy. We'll ask you a series of questions about how you want the sweepstakes to run and once those are set, our service handles the rest.

People enter with a simple text message. Each will have a keyword associated with it. When someone texts that word to your short code, they will be instantly entered for a chance to win. Additionally, if they haven't already joined your text marketing program, they will be opted into that as well. This makes SMS sweepstakes a great way to grow your subscriber list.

There are several configurations that you can make to your contest to have it run the way you want. These are the series of questions we mentioned above. Some of those include:

  • Which keyword you want people to text
  • When you want the contest to start and end
  • How many winners you want to award
  • What the auto response is for people who enter
  • What the text message to the winners will say once the contest is complete
  • What you want to send to the losers, if anything

We also provide more advanced settings for those who require additional control. Sometimes customizing the experience for participants provides even more engagement and ROI.

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How the Winners Are Awarded

When the contest is complete, our system will automatically select the winner(s) at random and send them your winning text message. If you'd like to choose the winner's yourself, we offer that option as well. Additionally, you can send a text message to the losers if that fits in with your strategy.

The best part is that the entire processes runs on its own once set up. Whether you're looking to run a one time sweepstakes or want to kick off a new text marketing program with a contest, our service is the perfect solution for you. Don't hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions you may have.

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Contest Analytics

Analytics and reporting are key components for any text to win contest. Understanding levels of engagement will help you to fine tune your sweepstakes and boost future participation. From your SlickText dashboard, you'll have access to live reports for each of the contests you run. Every report will give you insights into important information like how many people have entered, what the status is, and who the winners or losers are.

Having total visibility on performance is paramount. In addition to the standard metrics, our system will notify you whenever your SMS contest has awarded winners and who those people are so that you can reach out and take the next steps.

Why Choose SlickText For Your Text to Win Contests?

With various text to win contest solutions out there today, you might ask yourself, "why choose SlickText?" There are many reasons. Here are 3 of the biggest...

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A Simple Setup Process

Setting up your contests couldn't be easier. Just answer some simple questions on how you want them be configured and it's done. Your sweepstakes can be up and running in a matter of minutes with no further intervention.

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100% Automation

Our text to win sweepstakes are totally automated. Once you've completed your set up, our system handles everything from picking winners, informing losers, and sending you alerts on who has won.

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Rich Analytics & Reporting

Each contest comes with live reporting that gives you detailed insight into what's happening. You can see in real time who has entered, how many new subscribers have joined, who your winners are, and more.

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