Premium Feature: Viral 'Refer-a-Friend' Entry Option

The ability to enable the Refer-a-Friend entry option feature is available by upgrading to the premium subscription. This entry option will allow your entrants to receive additional entries into your giveaway by encouraging their friends to visit and enter the giveaway. This helps motivate your entrants to share your giveaway, spreading the word.

If you check the “Enable Refer-A-Friend (aka. 'viral sharing')” button when creating a giveaway, here’s what will happen: after one of your entry options has been completed by the entrant, a 'Bring Your Friends!' entry option will appear on the widget that will give each entrant a unique URL that they can share with their friends. For each friend that enters the giveaway through that unique URL, the referring individual will receive +1 entry into the giveaway. Each entrant can refer up to 10 people for each giveaway.

You'll be able to track who each entrant referred in your page's entries grid as well as an overview of how many total entrants were referred to your giveaway on your Rafflecopter Analytics dashboard. 

Below is a screenshot of a widget showing this entry option:

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    Kimberly Isom Bourne

    Can you modify the limit of 10 extra entries for the refer a friend option?

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    Greg

    Hey Kimberly! The 10+ extra entries is fixed and isn't edit-able at the moment :o

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    Glenn Meder

    I agree with Kimberly's point. If it has the potential to go viral through someone's list, why limit this?

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    Greg

    Hey Glenn - the reason it's limited at +10 is because having this unlimited to where an entrant can refer an infinite amount of folks opens the door to spammers which is never fun to deal with. We believe setting a limit +10 helps in this regard.

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    Fabian Niesen

    Hi, can we customize / translate predefined messages?

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    Alicia Russo

    How does this relate to Facebook's rule about not incentivizing sharing? Is the difference that in this case, the person only gains an extra entry if someone actually enters the giveaway via their custom URL, vs. gaining an entry just for sharing?

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    Josh

    Hey Alicia -- Yup!  That's exactly correct :)  If you need any further clarification on this matter please don't hesitate to get ahold of us at support@rafflecopter.com

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    Stéphane Kapitaniuk

    And is there a way to give more points to refer-a-friend? +1 sounds a bit weak, since, by referring, you just added another name in the draw. I know probabilisticaly, it's not a problem, but in common reasoning, it is.

    PunchTab's I've seen gave +5 for refer-a-friend. I would be interested in a flexibility.

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    Josh

    Hey Stéphane  -- Thanks for reaching out about this. There currently isn't a way to change the point value of the refer a friend functionality, however, I'll pass your feedback along. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at support@rafflecopter.com with any other thoughts around this. 

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    Marc Abrahams

    Does the image need to be within the 20% text rule on Facebook to work? If it breaches this rule will the shared post appear without an image?

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    Josh

    Hey Marc -- Happy to clarify this! Anyone is welcome to have an image with more than 20% text, however, you're not allowed to have a paid advertisement image on Facebook with more than 20% text. If that doesn't help clear things up please don't hesitate to reach back out to us at support@rafflecopter.com and we'd be happy to talk through this issue further. 

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    The Coco Jack

    Is there an answer to Fabian's question?  I"d like to use text other than "Check Out This Giveaway" for when people share.  How do we change this?

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    Josh

    Hey there -- Unfortunately this isn't possible at the moment :( However, this is something we're considering implementing in the future. 

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    John

    On the bring a friend tab after you click FB you can say something about giveaway then share. What happens if they have more than 10 friends?

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    Josh

    Hey John -- Happy to clarify :) With this entry option, the entrant will be awarded points if the people they refer enter the giveaway as well. They'll be able to share the giveaway with as many people as they'd like, they just wont be able to gain more than 10 entires for doing so. 

    If we can clarify things any further for you please don't hesitate to reach out to us at support@rafflecopter.com

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    Ricardo Lopez

    So my friend clicked the "unique url" and entered a giveaway and i didn't get my +1 did i do something wrong

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