Simple Facebook Contests for Small Businesses

People love free stuff.

Facebook giveaways can scratch that itch for your customers, and there are lots of ways to do it. I found some great examples of Facebook contests for giveaways here, here, and here, but I wanted to highlight those that I think are easiest for any small business.

Beyond being quick and simple, these Facebook contests also intentionally share these common traits:

  1. They require engagement beyond just a simple “like.”
  2. They offer a chance for your customers to show their personalities.
  3. They give you an opportunity to brag on your customers.

Caption Contest

A caption contest invites your customers into your world for a little fun. Winners can be randomly selected by you or can be picked by most “likes.”

facebook-caption-contest

Trivia

Test your customer’s knowledge with fill-in-the-blank or multiple choice trivia. You can pick the winner at random from those who guessed the right answer.

facebook-quiz-contest

If you want to extend the trivia beyond just one question, check out this road-trip game idea.

road-trip-trivia-game

Fan of the Week

This is a great way for you to brag on your customers. You can either randomly select your fan of the week from your follower list, or you can have them submit a picture as their entry. Submitting a picture is a great way for your followers to get creative, but it’s also important to note that requiring that type of engagement does equate to a higher barrier of entry.

fan-of-the-week

 

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