Setup Help and Best Practices

Create a Codeword Sweepstakes

This guide will walk you through the Sweepstakes step of your Codeword Sweepstakes setup.

Create the Codeword Sweepstakes

HowtoAddCodewordSweepsUnder the Contests tab, click the green contest creation button at the bottom right of the screen, and then select Codeword Sweepstakes under the Enter to Win column.

Set the Entry Start and End Dates

Codeword Sweeps - Entry Dates

Dictate the Entry Frequency


The frequencies you can choose are once per round, once per hour, once per day, once per week, and an unlimited number of times.

Enter Codeword(s)


Tip! If you do not add a codeword, users can submit any text to enter. Codewords are not case or space sensitive.

Add Any Necessary Rounds (Optional)

codeword sweeps - adding rounds

Just select the Add Round option to add an additional round. Rounds cannot overlap, so you will see that any following round will default to open a minute after the previous round has closed. You can add new codewords for each round.

Tip! If rounds are added, only users who have entered in a specific round are eligible to win within that round. The entries do not carry over from round to round.

Add Extra Chances

codeword sweeps - extra chances

You can provide extra chances for a number of different field types. Check out this article to learn more about the extra chances we offer and how to add them!

You can also dictate the number of extra chances users receive for each extra chance option.

Check out this lab article on how to use extra chances to drive increased engagement and participation in your promotions.

Set the Number of Winners


If your sweepstakes has rounds, the number of winners you set here will be the number of winners chosen for each round.