In a perfect blogging world, I could host a giveaway on my blog, share it on my Facebook and go viral overnight. I would then have tons of people reading and sharing my blog. My giveaway would be a complete success. I mean, it could happen. Right? Yes, it could. But in the meantime, I have to be realistic and come up with ways to promote my giveaways. Today I’m going to share some tips on where to submit blog giveaways for maximum results. I also have my first ever Instagram loop giveaway going on so be sure to check that out at the end.
Where To Submit Blog Giveaways For Maximum Results + My First Instagram Loop Giveaway
I remember my very first giveaway. Non-brand related that is. It was for my 30th birthday. I wanted to share some of the happiness of turning 30 with my readers. I decided to do that by hosting a giveaway for a 25$ Amazon gift card. I got about 300 entries. That’s not bad at all considering that my blog was relatively new, and I didn’t do much of anything to promote my giveaway. Considering that back then, mostly other bloggers read my blog, 300 entries was fantastic. Just like blogging, hosting a giveaway requires work for it to be successful. Check out some of these places where you can submit your blog giveaways. The sites I’ve listed are all FREE. Enjoy!
Submit to ALL your social channels
When I publish a giveaway, I share it on my Facebook fan page, and on my Twitter. I could stop there, but I’m realistic and know that not everyone will see it and enter.
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Submit to Reddit
My last two giveaways, I got over 1k entries after submitting it on Reddit. Reddit is a great place to submit your giveaways. Tip: Be sure to use the correct subreddit, in this case, /r/giveaway.
Submit to ContestChest
I found out about ContestChest.com when I was looking for ways to get entries on my giveaway. When I’m not hosting giveaways, I also like entering some. ContestChest is perfect for entering and submitting giveaways.
Submit your low entry giveaways to Tight Wad in Utah
I once had a giveaway that had under 100 giveaways. That was back when I only promoted my giveaways on my social channels. I did a Google search for “low entry giveaways” and TightWadInUtah came up first. Now when I have a giveaway, I submit it there first. I can get a few entries until I reach 200 entries. The giveaway is then removed to make space for other low entry giveaways.
Submit to Facebook Giveaway Groups
This option is good but has a drawback. Facebook giveaway groups are filled with other bloggers looking to promote their giveaways. You might not get many entries to your giveaway using this method. But it’s worth giving it a try.
Other sites to submit your giveaway to
- Contest Girl
- Contest Corner
- Giveaway Frenzy
- Blog Giveaway Directory
- Online Sweepstakes
- Giveaway Promote
- Contest Canada
Now on to my first Instagram Loop Giveaway! Head on over to my Instagram for a chance to win 100$ Amazon gift card!
I hope these sites will help you get maximum results on your next blog giveaway! Do you host giveaways on your blog? Where do you promote your giveaways?
** I’m keeping track on how many new followers I get from doing this loop giveaway. Depending on how it goes, I may do a follow-up blog post for you guys. Subscribe to my blog for updates and more fantastic blogging tips!
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Adriana Lopez-Martin says
awesome advise amiga I will consider this when hosting my next giveaway super helpful
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Elizabeth O. says
It’s always awesome to host giveaways! These are awesome tips and thanks for sharing your experience with the sites too.
I love hosting giveaways too because I love to reward my readers for their loyalty. These are some great tips.
Kathy Kenny Ngo says
I’m gonna have to remember all of these when I do our first major giveaway. These are actually really insightful.
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William Sweeney says
Great advice!! I love hosting giveaways and I know making sure you get great results is so important as well.
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Great advise! I also put them on Giveaway Linkies for even more exposure!
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valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
I remember when I started blogging I was able to enter lots of giveaways. Now I just don’t have the time.
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Chloe Crabtree says
I don’t do giveaways very often, but you have some great tips here. I have saved the links to some of the great places to promote giveaways for future programs.
Vera Sweeney says
I had not heard of some of these ways to promote a giveaway!! It is so much fun to host a giveaway for others to win in.
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Beverley Golden says
These are great tips for spreading the word about our giveaways. As I haven’t done one, most of these places are new to me. I commend you on being so proactive and finding so many places to share your giveaways and it sounds like your numbers keep growing, which means it works! Thanks for these resources. I’ve written them down to explore when I do a giveaway in the future! All the best to you ongoing too.
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When hosting a giveaway it’s so important to get the information out to as many people as possible. These are some great tips for getting maximum exposure.
Sarah Bailey says
This is such a great resource – I am never sure where to submit giveaways will book mark this ready for when I have another 🙂 x
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Liz Mays says
I didn’t know about Contest Chest. I’ll have to give that one a try with my latest promotion.
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Paula Schuck says
This is a fantastic resource! Giveaways can really drive traffic to your blog, but only if you know how to leverage it.
Great to know! I have one more giveaway coming up and I would love to get maximum exposure for it, so this is wonderful!
Neely Moldovan says
These are awesome tips! I feel like giveaways can get stagnant! Going to try these.
Catherine Sargent says
This is great information. I will have to go and check out contestchest.
I don’t always have high number entries for my giveaways. I will definitely give these places a try on my next giveaway.
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Cynthia Rusincovitch says
These are some very useful tips. I had never heard of an Instagram Loop Giveaway before. I’ll need to follow up more on this.
Thanks for all the tips on where to post my giveaways. I have yet to do a loop instagram giveaway. I need to read up on it
Eileen Mendoza Loya says
Thank you for these tips. I have only done a giveaway maybe twice in my entire blogging life. I guess I have to do more, now that I know where to promote.
Nicole Escat says
I haven’t tried hosting a giveaway in my own blog. My sister would love to hear about this, she often has some giveaways on her blog.
Ann Bacciaglia says
Thanks for the great info. I will have to share this with my Sister. She is just starting to blog.
Lisa Rios says
Such a great resource on promoting blog giveaways to get the best results you need. Facebook giveaway groups are always a hit these days & the other options like Reddit, ContestChest are great choices as well.
Erica K says
Thank you for all of this advice. I am kind of a newbie and can use all the help I can get. Thanks again.
tara pittman says
I am going to have to do an Instagram loop giveaway. Also need to check out reddit.
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There is a lot of great info here. Thanks for all the resources for maximum results!
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Carol Cassara says
I absolutely love giveaways. I do them from time to time on my blog and submit to various groups. But your ideas rock!
Amber Nelson says
This is definitely a great idea! I like to try to get as many entries as I can! I do the Facebook groups and that helps.
Daphine Head says
Thanks, I needed all of this info! I’m a new blogger.
Marielle Altenor says
Glad you found it useful! Much success with your blog!
Brandi H says
I’ve always wanted to participate in a Instagram Loop Giveaway. Hopefully I will soon. Checking out your giveaway now. Thanks!
Great advice and tips. Givng this ago this week with my first givaway
Enricoh Alfonzo says
hahaha brilliant. Don’t we all wish it could get to that stage where we just share something in one place and our fans take it from there. Sharing and joining in like crazy till it goes viral. Sigh. But you’re right and these a brilliant tips. I cant wait to host my first giveaway/
Pooja Kawatra says
It is great to host giveaways as readers love it too and sharing does helps to spread a word about it.
Amanda Love says
Hosting a giveaway is so much easier with help! It’s nice to be able to submit your posts into websites such as these! Thanks for the detailed list, it’s going to be useful!
[email protected] says
Amazing list. Thanks for sharing this. Could help me out soon!
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Giveaways do require work. They’re fun but they leave me tired.
Ana Fernandez says
Great info! I will have this in mind when I try my giveaway!
These are great tips and information! This is very useful! Thank you for sharing!!
Courtney Gillard says
I had no idea there is such a site. I used to host a lot of giveaways before. They are fun, but they require a lot of work.
Nikki Jenner says
This is good to know. I didn’t know there are such sites. I will bookmark this for when I host another giveaway on my blog.
Azlin Bloor says
Great advice! I’ve never hosted a giveaway before, I’ll have to look it up, thank you!
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These are really good tips, thank you!
I’m glad you shared these tips. I have been wondering about what other sites I could submit giveaways too. Now I know a few. Thanks!
Cynthia Rusincovitch says
This is great advice. I bet these giveaways really help with blog growth and traffic.
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Sarh S says
Great information and options for boosting followers by gaining more giveaway entering fans. I love when I find new ways to promote giveaways, thank you so much for sharing!
Diana Mathieson says
Thanks for sharing this info. I had no idea about how to do this, and now I know the next time I do a giveaway I will check out the sites.
Shannon Peterson says
Oh my gosh, these are awesome ideas! I never would have thought of reddit!
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Mhaan A says
I just had my first giveaway and luckily I received 300+ entries. Same as you, I shared my giveaway to all my social media accounts. Will definitely check those you listed on my next giveaway. Thanks for sharing!
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Colette S says
I will have to check out contestchest. Many years ago, I have heard ot tightwad in Utah.
Thanks for sharing and I hope to hear the analysis on the instagram loop
Life as a Convert says
I’d be interested in seeing how many followers you get that stick around. I know a lot of people only follow during giveaways.
Melissa Vera says
Thanks for these great tips. I am always looking for places to post my giveaways. Never would of thought of some of these.
Eileen Kelly says
What an awesome giveaway. I just finished one with a huge group of food bloggers and such fun. This is awesome and a great way to network
Such an insightful and helpful post. Got to remember everything or i need to bookmark this for future reference. Thanks.
Thank you for these helpful tips. I will bookmark this so when I would host a giveaway, I know the channels to go to.
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