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Pick me a winner! More referrals mean more chances to win in a social contest.

By Josh Ledgard

Jun 5th, 2015

A lot of you are running amazing contests with KickoffLabs. These contests aim to reward people with more entries for every person they refer to your contest. Or at least they should be doing this as a best practice using one of our “Leaderboard” themes. :)

Introducing “Pick a winner”

Our new “Pick contest winner(s)” feature allows you to draw one or more names from the hat. That’s cool, but what’s even better is that if someone referred you 20 additional leads… their name will be in the “hat” an extra 20 times! You can find it under the main campaign menu here:

Pick a winner menu

From the winner picking page you’ll have an opportunity to determine how the winner(s) will be picked. You can:

  • Choose how you want to weight the entries. This is where you can say that for every referral someone generated they have their name in the hat an extra time. We factor this into the selection to improve their odds. You could also ignore weighting and just make it 100% random. :)
  • Choose to only select from people who have “verified” if you are using advanced fraud protection.
  • Choose to select multiple winners if needed.

Pick a Winner

Once winners have been selected you’ll see them on the results page. This feature will not automatically notify the winners. We think you should have a chance to confirm they met your contest rules and expectations first. But you can use the contact information provided to reach out to them.


We think it’s a pretty nifty feature. Don’t hesitate to let us know what you think.

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