How To Enter Competitions On Twitter!

July 24th, 2009

One of the most popular questions we’re asked by compers about Twitter is “how do I enter the competitions”? Well, there are a number of ways that competitions are run on Twitter, you might have to follow someone, retweet a line of text, reply to them via a direct message (DM) or even write something that contains a hash tagged element. Here’s the Competwitions guide to how to enter competitions on Twitter!

1. Following to Enter
Some competitions, like Bombardier’s, are run purely to build up followers. These are the easiest types of competition to enter too as you simply go to the promoters page and click the grey “Follow” button. A winner is then chosen after the closing date from those who are following.

2. Tweeting & Retweeting
Some promoters will ask you to post (or repost) a phrase to enter a competition. For example BetFairNews are currently (July 2009) asking people to post “I want to win #Ashes tickets supporting #FanvFan http://bit.ly/weCaP Retweet to enter”. All you need to do is copy and paste the phrase and tweet it!

3. Direct Messaging or Tweeting an Answer
Emimusic run a music competition every weekday and to enter that competition you need to answer their question. We advise that you make sure that you’re following the promoter before tweeting your answers. To enter you simply tweet or send a DM (direct message) to them! A winner is chosen either by random or in some cases whoever responds the fastest.

4. Tweet To Include a Hash Tag
If you check above to the BetFairNews example the tweet includes #FanvFan and #Ashes. These help searches on Twitter and are useful for a competition promoter to see who’s entering (as well as for you to see how many people you’re competing against). If you’re asked to include a hash tagged word try and make sure it’s at least kind of relevant to the tweet you’re making.

Like with all competitions make sure you read the terms and conditions and follow the promoter’s instructions!

Related Posts
Win £35,000 To Watch TV For A Year
Now TV

Sorry guys we'll not be updating Loquax for a year as we're going to be winning NowTV's latest competition. They're Read more

Win A New Car With Every England Goal
Win Cash When England Score

The World Cup kicks off in Russia tomorrow (14th June) and that means a whole month of football fun and Read more

So How Many Toilet Rolls Make Up A Lifetime’s Supply Prize?

We've all seen competitions where you can win a year's supply of a particular product. In the past, when we Read more

WinItWednesday On Twitter – Quality Of Prizes & Number Of Entries

If you read comping forums and social media, it's generally regarded that winning prizes has got a lot harder. On Read more

Tags: ,

top