Giveaways are easy and affordable to run, and when done correctly, their benefits are far greater than many other marketing methods. From a single promotion you can get more email subscribers, new customers, a boost in sales, an increase in followers on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest, and greater brand exposure and awareness.
Running a blog giveaway is a great way to bring in new readers or build up your social media following. There are quite a few FREE options for promoting your giveaway. I will share with you the best blogs, websites and directories where you can submit and promote your giveaway for free.
If you want a lot of traffic to your giveaways, you need to post them on several different sites and blogs in order to get the word out. Below are a few recommended locations on the web where you’ll find the most success promoting your giveaway, contest or competition online.
Reddit is a social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. You can submit links for ongoing or upcoming sweepstakes. (requires a free account)
Thebalance.com is an About.com / IAC Company (former contests.about.com). Are you sponsoring or promoting contests and sweepstakes and would like to reach a large audience who is eager to hear about your giveaway? Use the form to submit sweepstakes so they can consider adding it to the Thebalance.com sweepstakes listings.
Online-Sweepstakes.com is the largest sweepstakes and contest directory and community on the web. OLS members win several millions of dollars in cash and prizes a year. (requires a free account)
Submit your own sweep for inclusion into their database once you register and your account is activated. They request that you provide a link back to the Online-Sweepstakes.com web site in return (a text link is fine). While not necessarily an absolute requirement, if your site provides links to other similar sweep/contest/freebie-related web sites, a reciprocal link shall be considered a prerequisite to consideration.
Contests, competitions and sweepstakes that you can enter and win. You can use this form to list any contest that you’ve found anywhere on the Internet on ContestChest.com. You must log in to add a contest. (requires a free account)
One of the world’s largest directories of online sweepstakes and contests.
Giveaway Monkey is the best place and most affordable way to promote your giveaways, contest or competition online.
Once submitted moderators will assess the competition so please allow up to three days for it to appear in their listings. Only free-to-enter competitions are allowed on ThePrizeFinder.
Latest Free Stuff is updated everyday with Free Stuff, Free Samples, Free Competitions, Discount Codes and UK Freebies. Updated daily with the Latest Free Stuff.
To get your giveaway or sweepstakes listed, fill out the form. You have to select between Regular and Pro listings. Regular listings are for small blogs, non profits, etc. PRO Listings are for businesses and medium and larger blogs. If your blog IS a business you should use the PRO option. All free listings MUST have a link back to Julie’s Freebies to be considered for inclusion on our website.
Canadian Free Stuff is an all-in-one resource for Free Samples, Coupons, Contests, Giveaways and Shopping Deals just for Canada. It is an Extreme Couponing site updated daily with links to get the latest coupons, freebies, contests & all kind of deals since 1999.
You found a sweepstakes, contest, giveaway, instant win game or a promotion that Sweeties Sweeps doesn’t already listed? Suggest it and they may include it in an upcoming post.
Giveaway Frenzy is one of the leading giveaways, contests and sweepstakes sites online. You will find a list of hand-picked trending products and popular gift cards from businesses, brands and blogs. They also promote giveaway, sweepstakes and contests to their members and visitors. Their Giveaway App helps to distribute them to many social networks while helping you increase engagement and fans all at the same time.
You can submit giveaways and add a sweepstakes or contest for Free. All giveaways must be high-demand products and gifts for our members to easily enter.
OzBargain is Australia’s bargain hunting community, where hot deals, coupon codes, vouchers, special promotions and freebies are shared everyday. You need to be a member at OzBargain to post a competition.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, TotallyFreeStuff.com receive the bulk of their traffic and membership from the United States. Within the coming years, company mandates are to increase content for other users Canada and the United Kingdom in order to reflect their desire to help English speakers save worldwide. You need to be a member at Totallyfreestuff.com to submit an offer.
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that allows you to “stumble” the best of the web. You can submit your sweepstakes to StumbleUpon for free and there is a chance that the page gets stumbled enough times that it drives a significant amount of traffic to your promotion. (requires a free account)
VOUBS works two ways: one is for brands, businesses, agencies, entrepreneurs, etc. who can host contests, and the second is for users where they can participate in a variety of contests. VOUBS allows all types of brands, businesses, agencies, companies, and entrepreneurs – no matter what kind or size – to host contests as a way of unique marketing strategy. (requires a free account)
More sites to submit your Giveaway
- Competitiondatabase.co.uk (requires a free account)
We keep this post updated with the newest and most popular blogs and websites to promote your giveaway, sweepstakes and contest.
Do you know any website or blog to submit and promote giveaways and sweepstakes for free? Share it with us in the comments below and maybe we will included it in the list.