Setup Help

Sweepstakes - Entry Form

This guide will step through how to create the Entry/Registration form for your Sweepstakes.

Each of your promotions will automatically inherit the Default Form, which can be customized within your Organizations' Settings.

Tip! The platform uses smart registration. This means that when a user who has previously participated in any contest with your group in the past enters their email on page one, page two will only require them to complete fields they have not previously provided data for in the past. Smart registration can be bypassed by creating a single page registration form.

Adding Items

You can add previously created or new custom fields to your form by clicking Add Item on each page.

  1. Search All Items: Search for previously created fields before creating new ones. Locate and add an Existing Field by searching for the exact text. 
  2. Add a Starred Field: Items that you have created and saved in the past for repeated use
  3. Create a new Custom Field: Items like checkboxes, drop downs, descriptive text, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram social buttons, and more!

Heads Up! When you create an item in your promotion, that item can be used in all other promotional content you create. This means that you will not want to edit existing items unless you want that change to appear on all other promotions in which that item has been used.

Customizing your FormSweeps - edit form

  • Rearrange: Drag and drop items to the desired area on the entry form
  • Edit: Click each item to Edit the Text, Answers, Required Status, and Starred Status/Starred Nickname of an item
  • Remove: Remove an item from the form by clicking on the gray X to the right of the item
  • Add Page: Add additional pages to help format the questions you are asking

Tip! We suggest placing the Email field on page 1, any demographic fields (Name, Birthdate, etc.) on Page 2, and lead generation fields and opt-ins on page 3. This helps the users progress smoothly through the registration.

Adding a New Opt-inSweeps - add opt-in

  • Enter the Opt-In Text

Need help writing opt-in text? Read about The Art of Writing an Email Opt-In in The Lab.

  • Select your Pre-Checked and Required Options

Tip! As a best practice, we recommend that you do not require your opt-in unless it is required for legal purposes.

    • Star and Enter a Nickname for the Opt-In
    • Enable Notifications and Sharing (Hot Leads): Send registration form data and customer leads directly to a contest sponsor - learn how to set up Hot Leads here!