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Sweepstakes App


Have visitors and fans enter for a chance to win!

Keep them coming back with weekly or regular giveaways.

Sweepstakes allow visitors to submit entries during a promotional time period.  Each entry is e-mailed to you.  From the entries you can pick a winner. Users can view/capture/export data and use the system tools to randomly select up to 5 winners.


  • Set the "Go-Live" Date and End Date
  • Pre-Sweepstakes custom message
  • Sweepstakes Form Builder to create the exact form fields you need
  • No TabSite branding
  • Unlimited use per fan page for Gold & Platinum Plan TabSite users
  • Users can capture, view, and export all entry information. 
  • This App offers ability to randomly select a winner or multiple winners.

TabSite's Sweepstakes is fully compliant with Facebook's Promotion Policy.

STEP 1: They Enter...



Step by Step Sweepstakes Guide:

In the TabSite Manager go to the Add App tab:


Scroll down the page and then stop at the Contest Apps. Seek for the Sweepstakes App and then tick the Add+ button



The App Builder page shows up in the screen after you click the Add+ button. It is composed of Sweepstakes Setup, Live Sweepstakes, Terms, Rules, Privacy, Pre-Sweepstakes, Post-Sweepstakes and Pick Winner.


The first sub-section of the App Builder section is Sweepstakes Setup. First, it requires you to enter your Sweepstakes name for the draw. Then, set the starting date of the draw, starting time, end date, end time and your time zone.

It has additional options below namely “E-mail submissions to” and “Enable email”. The former allows you to have submissions emailed to multiple parties. To do this, just add a comma between these email addresses. Meanwhile, the latter enables you to receive an email of each submitted entry. This is helpful in cases where thousands of entries will come in.

Single App Plan users and above will always have access to all entrant information via the Exporter link on the left in the TabSite Manager.


The second sub-section is the Live Sweepstakes. It is composed of three sub-sections specifically Form Options, Thank You Message and Optional Form Response. It enables you to setup your main sweepstakes message and form. This is where you draft your sweepstakes details and requirements to entrants. Use an image, text, or both to outline basic sweepstakes information. Note that depending on your image or text content, the size of your entry form, and other variables, some layouts may not work well; make sure to preview you sweepstakes before publishing.

NOTE: Canva is now integrated in TabSite to allow you to custom template images in your app! Use Canva's or create your own by clicking the Canva button. Read more here.

The Form Options is the first sub-section under Live Sweepstakes. The first option that shows on the page is the “Limit Entry by Email” feature. In this checkbox feature, you are able to limit Sweepstakes entries per email address. Once you ticked the check box, the “Limit” drop-down menu and the “Limit Reached text” shows up in the screen. The “Limit” drop-down menu has 2 choices; 1 entry per email address and 1 entry per 24 hours. On the other hand, the “Limit Reached text” is the text that will display if the person entering has already entered or must wait to enter again.

The next checkbox is “Entrant must agree to Terms” which enables a checkbox on the form that users must check to submit in order to enter the sweepstakes. Text for this checkbox can be modified below.

The last checkbox underneath is “Add newsletter checkbox” which enables a checkbox on the form that allows users to subscribe to your newsletter. Text for this checkbox can be modified below.



The Thank You Message Settings let you modify your thank you message in your response page. The feature lets you explain the actions of what entrants catch sight of after participating in the sweepstakes. Choose the boxes you would like to appear in your response page. The selections include a text area, image and form. You can customize your message in the text area as well as include an image if you like.



Outline the behavior of what participants see after you submit the optional form on the Optional Form Response section. If a URL is used for the Thank You Message, or No Thank You Message form is defined, the settings on this page will be disabled and have no effect. If you have selected the Response URL in the Thank You Message section, the user will go directly to the page URL after entering the sweepstakes.



“Terms” is an area where you can outline your specific Terms, Rules, and your Privacy Policy.  Facebook requires a disclaimer that the Sweepstakes is not affiliated with them or us as the App Developer.  As a 3rd Party App, use of Sweepstakes via TabSite meets Facebook's guidelines for promotions.  So, we have a required message visible at the start of terms and you are able to add your further terms, specify your rules, and outline your privacy policy via text or via URLs to that information.

The statement that is always at the top of terms is "This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed associated with, or administered by Facebook or the App Developer of this Sweepstakes. Your entry affirms you understand you are giving a complete release to Facebook and the Developers of this App and that you are not providing your information to Facebook or the App Developer."  This is translated in multiple languages based on browser language detected.



We also give you "starter language" to help you outline further terms, rules of the sweepstakes, and a privacy policy.  These are simply starters to help you outline your own full and complete version and these are not meant to be complete and applicable to all situations. It is up to you to outline the needed details to cover your company adequately.



The Pre-Sweepstakes setup portal is where you setup what appears before Sweepstakes goes live.  Before the start date of your sweepstakes, this information will be shown. You will be able to modify your message in the text area, upload an image associated to it and set its page alignment as well as update the labels you would like to use for your countdown settings and modify its label color.



The Post-sweepstakes section is displayed after the end date of your sweepstakes. Modify your Text area by entering yo9ur desired post-sweepstakes message and an Image to inform its end date. Simply follow the rest of the steps stated in the Pre-sweepstakes section.



The Platinum plan gives Facebook Page Admins a tool in the Export area to view entries and to select number of winners (up to 5) and then the system randomly selects a winner or up to the top 5, making it easy to have a random winner identified for each sweepstakes you run!



Share your app to Facebook with the use of Facebook Settings. First of all, link your app to your preferred fan page. Then, indicate your selected tab name, a 111 x 74 pixel image for your tab logo and your tab icon. Tick the button called "Create your own application" to execute the task it says. After doing so, you will be required to enter your App ID and App Secret on their respective fields.



The Promotion Tools section includes four sub-settings.  They are Social Sharing Options, Blog/Web Call-out Tool, Post Planning and Comment System.



The first sub-setting for the Promotion Tools is the Social Sharing Options. In this page, you'll be able to set the Social Sharing messages you want to spread out to your other social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Decide whether where you want it to be displayed on the screen: top, bottom or both. Decide on your tab title and description; make them as creative and attention-grabbing at the same time. Also, don't forget to write down your desired tweet text on the input field below.



The Blog/Web Call-out Tool lets your fan page obtain a lot of traffic via a promotional call-out. All you need to do is upload a photo and then, we will give you an embed code you can utilize to place the call-out image to your personal blog or to other sites. When visitors click this image, they will be forwarded to your Facebook tab. Note: This feature is offered to Platinum level users only.



The Post Planning setting allows your posts to be scheduled and published on various social media platforms. To get this done, we provide three types of scheduling services; Buffer, Sendible and Hootsuite. See to it to initially save your page before choosing one of the mentioned services. The type of URL we display is a SMART URL due to the fact that it is mobile and PC friendly. It directs to the tab on Facebook you have created.



The last sub-setting for Promotion Tools is the Comment System. You will need to click the Enable Comment System check box first before you can gain access to the options located below.

The first of these options is the "Allow visitors to sign-in to comment via" which gives you two options for signing-up before posting any comment; either on Facebook or on a Form. Meanwhile, the "Comment Notification Emails" option lets you add the email addresses you want to notify for new, posted comments. Lastly, the "Require comment approval" check box gives you the power to approve or reject the submitted comments. Underneath, there is a gray button called Manage Comments which exactly does what its name says.


Form Gate is a simple form that users must complete and submit in order to access your app content.  


Advanced Settings Area:

The Advanced setting helps you modify your tab's header image, styles and CSS. Upload an image first having a size of 810 x 75 pixels. The header image will then be displayed beside the uploading area.

The Tab Styles section enables you to modify your preferred Link Color, Text Color and Background Color. A color-selecting window pops-up the screen every time you modify each one of these features.

You can also customize your app's CSS by using the provided default styles combined with it.

Pixel Tracking Code in Advanced:

Another feature to help you with marketing is to implement remarketing pixels!  We have a Pixel Tracking code area for Facebook and/ or Google Ads.  By installing the pixel code from those services, you are then able to target visitors to your promotion back on that service with ads.  Simply paste the pixel tracking code that they provide.

Pixel Conversion Tracking Code:

We offer the ability to track conversions (entry submissions) on your Sweepstakes that were generated by Facebook Ads.  You would need the Conversion code from Facebook and you enter it in the area shown below.


This is for use ONLY in Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes Plus and Form & Survey Apps. 

1. From Ads Manager, go to Conversion Tracking Menu and then Click Create Pixel as shown below.


2. Put a Name to your Conversion Pixel and Choose from the categories on the Category dropdown menu. Click Create Pixel.


3. Copy ALL the PIxel Code that will show on the window.

 4. Lastly, Paste the codes in the Pixel Tracking Code within the box in TabSite labeled for it.


In terms of the Language settings, it is comprised of two sub-settings specifically General and Comment System.



The first sub-setting of the Language section is Sweepstakes. In this section, you will be able to modify the texts for your Header Links. These links include “Enter Sweepstakes”, “Terms”, “Rules”, “Privacy” and “Required.”



The General sub-setting under the Language section lets you modify your preferred language for your Like and Tweet button language. These 2 options are in the form of a drop-down menu and contain numerous languages. Below these menus is the Share button text. Modify the default text in its corresponding field and replace it with your own version.



In terms of the Comment System, simply replace the default texts with your desired text version in each of the fields of the Language Settings and Errors.



The Mobile setting is consist of two Global Options; the "Render desktop version on mobile" and the second one is "Use like gate on mobile device". The first option enables mobile device users to use the app in their mobile phones, tablets or PCs or you can choose the second option which lets you use a Like Gate image feature to show your related information.



If you want to know the amount of traffic entering your site and where it is coming from, just check the Analytics section. It is composed of various graphs to be precise Overview, Facebook Views, Web Views, Mobile Views, Microsite Views, Shares, Likes and Entries.



Overview graph



The graphs of Facebook Views, Web Views, Mobile Views and Microsite Views displays like this when viewed on the screen.



The amount of Shares, Likes and Entries the app is receiving displays here


Landing Pages:

Landing Pages are a powerful feature allowing you to create lead capture pages using any app. 

Create your own landing page directory name for your use on any landing pages.  You create a name specific to your business such as https://tabsite.com/mybusiness/summerpromo (where "mybusiness" is your business name and the landing page is "summerpromo".) 

Landing pages are the perfect area to drive traffic to in order to create more leads.  Any app can have a Landing Page.  

You may also change the title and header font color. 

We give you the option to place the Pixel Tracking code for Facebook Ad's and/or Google Ad's on your landing page.  This allows you to retarget/remarket to visitors via ads on those services.  

In addition, we also offer CSS control for advanced styling of your Landing page as well to use if desired.


The "Integrations" area offers options for connecting forms to other services like  Mailchimp, Infusionsoft, AWeber and Sendy.

See full details on the Mailchimp integrations here with steps for setup so that your form data is automatically added to your service provider.

See full details on the Infusionsoft  integrations here

See full details on the AWeber integrations here


Tick the green "Save" button after your have finished editing the changes in the settings of your Social Review App




After clicking the Save button, you will be forwarded to the My Apps tab. All of your created apps are placed in this page. You can add another app, test it and publish it consistent with the features of your Plan.

Click the "Publish" button to go through the procedure of placing it to Facebook or in your own blog/website.



Note there is also a Sweepstakes Widget in Drag N Build Apps.  You would add the Drag N Build app then drag the Sweepstakes widget down to your work area, set the size dimensions by dragging the widget corners and then setup the widget:

  • First, you use the TabSite widgets and tools to create your page layout, background, header, footer, etc. 
  • Then where you want the Sweepstakes to appear on your fan page, drag the Sweepstakes widget (shown here) to your page from the Widget area. 
  • The Sweepstakes setup portal will open  (as seen below).  The key areas are: 
    • Pre-Sweepstakes - Where you setup what appears before Sweepstakes goes live
    • Live Sweepstakes - Setup your main sweepstakes message and form
    • Post-Sweepstakes - Setup the closing time and message after entry time has closed
    • Container Properties tab - This is where you set background color for your sweepstakes widget, as well as text and link colors.  Note if you have an overall tab background set, the widget will inherit that by default.  You can override by using this feature in the widget.
    • Always use the "Layers" area to edit the widget.