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Thanksgiving Holiday Giveaway Ideas to Boost Engagement

By Hannah Denson

The holidays are a great time for sharing quality time, giving, and general excitement all around. That makes it the perfect recipe for lead generation and boosting engagement! Here are some ideas to launch your next simple holiday giveaway in no time, plus templates you can use. 

Quickly Create Your ThanksGiving Contest

It is easier than ever to get started on your holiday contest. Choose from our one of our giveaway themes and use these Canva templates for emails, posts, your layout, or wherever you want them!

Bonus Entry/ Unlock Rewards Simple Theme: Get your contest running with no hassle. Use this template to create a simple enter to win contest with actions you want leads to take, or customize it to make it your own! 

Interactive Enter to Win Theme: This is great for engagement and content collecting. Encourage leads to share something like a story, what they are thankful for, or even a recipe here and then share the best ones with your email list!

Ways for Leads to Engage and Earn Entries/Prizes for Thanksgiving

There are many ways to creatively encourage your audience to participate. Here is a quick list of some of our favorites:

Thanksgiving Sweepstakes Grand Prize Ideas

Some ideas to get you started when you think about a grand prize for your holiday sweepstakes.

Thanksgiving dinner- A classic prize option is to offer a dinner for thanksgiving, whether that is delivered to them or curated by a local chef to pick up. Just make sure you state how many people this option serves! A good way to get this contest’s engagement is to encourage referrals. Have your audience share their favorite meal, memory, or recipe on their socials!

Win a turkey dinner template

Cooking class or an in-home chef experience- Have your audience share what they are thankful for on social platforms linked with their contest referral code to win a fun food-themed experience, whether it is a cooking class or an in-home chef, or even just a nice dinner at a local restaurant.

"THANKS" share what you're thankful for: template

Store gift card- Sometimes it is easiest to just go with a gift card! If you want to stay holiday feast themed; opt for a Costco, Sams, or local grocery store card so they can really make the most of choosing their own items. If you want to change it up, choose a gift card for something like a clothing store, shoe store, or even a salon as a way of getting them feeling their best in preparation for the holiday.

Giftcard template

An activity- If this is a local giveaway or if you want to go big by offering a full trip, offering a fun fall activity is a great option. Give them tickets to a fall festival, pumpkin carving or hay ride, food/ wine tasting, or any holiday-themed event that fits the bill. Have them complete actions to win. Consider adding a fun social aspect by having them share their favorite fall photos and tag you for bonus points!

Win tickets: template

Donations- Spread the Thanksgiving thankfulness by offering to donate to the winners favorite non-profit. Entice them even further by offering to match that donation as a gift to them as well or donate to both the winner’s no-profit and their friend’s favorite non-profit too! Encourage them to share their favorite organization and why on socials for points.

Share your favorite not profit:Template

Thanksgiving Themed Rewards Leads can Earn

If you are running a milestone rewards contest, opt for a big prize and then choose some smaller things like discounts or branded items. If you plan to have multiple winners, mix and match these options- choose a higher value grand prize, and either multiple smaller prizes of similar value or create a prize tier.

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