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Social Media Marketing for Business

Jim Risner


September 27, 2013

8 Wildly Successful Facebook Timeline Giveaway Contests

September 27, 2013 | By | 6 Comments">6 Comments

Facebook now allows businesses like yours to run contests directly from their Fan Page Timeline, by having users like or comment on status updates.

Many businesses have already leveraged this latest change by engaging their audiences in timeline contests directly in the news feed.

The following examples of successful timeline contests were all crafted using Heyo’s Timeline Contest Creator to auto-generate highly engaging timeline contest templates.

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Queen of Your Own Life Book Giveaway

The Queen of Your Life Fan Page was almost at 102k fans and celebrating by offering a chance to win a free book if you liked the post. They made it incredibly simple to enter which is why over 3,500 people took action.


I am a Woman of God T-Shirt Giveaway

By asking users to add their favorite song in the comments, I am a Woman of God got top quality engagement – 329 comments from users eager to win a t-shirt.


13th Floor Haunted House Phoenix Ticket Giveaway

Capitalizing on the time of the year, 13th Floor Haunted House in Phoenix ran an easy giveaway to get more people in the door….or cellar door, we’re not really sure.


Dental Extreme Giftcard Giveaway

By asking a rhetorical question and offering quite possibly the best incentive ever in an amazon gift card, they guaranteed themselves a large amount of engagement.


Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill Giftcard Giveaway

This local bar used trivia to not only drive engagement on the post, but forced those who entered to ‘dig a little deeper’. Offering up a gift card to a bar on the ocean helps, too.

Post by Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill. Baseball Tickets Giveaway

As a local business, you can never go wrong asking who likes the local sports team. Although asking to share is against Facebook’s TOS, the main goal was likes and they got 102 of those.


The Rally Stall Custom T-Shirt Giveaway

We already know the most powerful word in marketing is ‘you’. Focusing the contest on a chance to get a custom shirt with YOUR own motorcycle on it is ingenious for driving top quality engagement.


DC Mach Inc. New Product Giveaway

“I used your VERY SIMPLE form to set up my giveaway. Easy is the new level of excellence in ecommerce. I share it only on facebook at the moment. Why? Cause it’s easy and has a potentially huge market. Your form and system should help us get more LIKES on our facebook page and down the road more visitors to our site.” – Doyle Carver from DC Mach Inc.

Your Turn

Have you run a Facebook Timeline Contest using Heyo? Share it in the comments below so we can see how it turned out!