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50 Fun Contest Ideas You Can Use Today


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Contests are one of the best ways to build your brand, while simultaneously helping to boost social media engagement and build a targeted list of customers.

They're quick to set up, easy to manage, and can provide an astronomical return on investment if done properly.

Wondering how you can get started with a contest today?

This article will give you 50 fun contest ideas for 10 major industries - 5 specific ideas for each industry. I'll also include a few real-world contest examples for each, so you can see these contest ideas in action.

Simply select your industry below (or scroll down to see them all!).


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50 Fun Contest Ideas You Can Use Today

  1. 1. CONTEST IDEAS FOR THE Women's Ecommerce Industry 1. Shopping Spree. 2. Holiday/Seasonal sweepstakes. 3. Partner Up with a Yoga studio or a gym. 4. “Night-on-the-town” contest. 5. “Summer Swing” contest. 16. A two-night stay. 17. A free upgrade to your President's Suite (or equivalent). 18. Partner with a restaurant, spa or theater in your area. 19. Give away a "Girls Weekend" spa day. 20. Give away 7 deep tissue/Swedish massages. CONTEST IDEAS FOR THE Hospitality/Spa Industry 11. Run a Father's Day contest to your normal target market's partners. 12. Partner with a barbershop in your area. 13. Run a summer BBQ-themed contest. 14. Give away a Groomsman gift package. 15. Run a themed contest. CONTEST IDEAS FOR THE Men’s Ecommerce Industry CONTEST IDEAS FOR THE Fitness Industry 21. Free membership for brides. 22. Free workout and healthy-eating plan. 23. Free personal training. 24. "Spin with the girls!" Consider giving away a pack of spin class passes. 25. Free 12-month membership. CONTEST IDEAS FOR THE B2B (Business-to-business) 26. Partner with another business. 27. Run an internal contest (within your office/branches) giving away a gift basket or swag. 28. Black Friday/Cyber Monday discount plan. 29. As an office supplier, give away free shipping for a year. 30. Sports team sponsorship. A contest where you give away sponsorship of a local youth team gets your name out there. CONTEST IDEAS FOR THE Photography 31. Give away a wedding package in the Fall. 32. Give away a new baby photoshoot. 33. Give away free photo framing. 34. Run a contest which gives away a "Friend's Day" photoshoot with costumes. 35. Partner with a hairdresser or makeup artist. CONTEST IDEAS FOR THE Dental/Cosmetic Medical Industry 41. Give away dental care or cosmetic medical treatment before Valentine's Day. 42. Target engaged women on Facebook. 43. Run a "back-to-school" or "before University" contest giving free dental treatment. 44. Give away a "Golden Years" cosmetic treatment. 45. Run a contest teeth whitening treatment. CONTEST IDEAS FOR THE Auto industry 46. Give away a free tire rotation or a new set of tires. 47. Give away a vehicle checkup before roadtrip season. 48. Give away a free vehicle rental. 49. At the end of the roadtrip/travel season, give away windshield repair 50. Run a contest giving away free vehicle winterizing. CONTEST IDEAS FOR THE Restaurant Industry 36. Reach out to a hotel in your area. 37. Is there a popular movie coming out? Buy tickets and give away a date night. 38. "Get Away from the Kids. 39. Give away a Thanksgiving dinner. 40. Create and give away a Superbowl party pack. 6. Run a pre-winter contest giving away a gift card. 7. Run a Valentine's Day contest giving away a "his and hers" package for Valentine's Day. 8. Run a contest which gives away a prize pack of products. 9. Give away free shipping for a year. 10. Reach out to another brand with a similar target market as your own. CONTEST IDEAS FOR THE Ecommerce Industry 50 Fun Contest Ideas You Can Use Today This article will give you 50 fun contest ideas for 10 major industries - 5 specific ideas for each industry. wishpond .comwishpond