Daily Steals Contest Greatest Hits
Here at Daily Steals, we strive to give back as much as possible. That’s why we sponsor giveaways, contests and raffles on a weekly, and sometimes even daily, basis. Today, we thought we would take a look back on some of our most memorable moments giving away prizes.
An unprecedented event in social media history, the Daily Steals Facebook fan page gave away 50 prizes in a span of just 10 days leading up to Christmas 2011. Prizes of all sorts were given away, including: a video camera, sewing machine, an acoustic guitar, iPhone cases, watches, dart boards, memory foam pillows and more! It was a special event, indeed. To give away these 50 prizes, we had to have 50 unique, individual contests, so this giveaway was TONS of fun. Here are some of the contests: “Best Worst Cell Phone Horror Story”, “Craziest Dream”, “Best Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road”, “Favorite Piece of Artwork” and many, many more.
This contest was, by far, one of the most innovative Daily Steals contests to date. We’ve done this multiple times and it will most likely be back again. Basically, all our Facebook fans had to do was post pictures of pizza for the chance to win 2 pizzas and a 2-liter bottle of soda from their local pizzeria of choice! Sometimes 1 person wins, sometimes 3, either way, dinner is on us! Definitely keep an eye out for a return of this contest in the future.
Toilet Tunes is definitely in the ranks for wackiest contest (and poster). Basically, Icemonkey’s Facebook fan page gave away toilet paper roll dispensers with built-in FM radios. Yes, weird—we know. A number of contests were devised in order to decide who would win. Here is an example of one of the contest questions: “You've been commissioned to write a song that will play EXCLUSIVELY in bathrooms all across the country. What is the NAME of your SONG and what is the name of your BAND??!!” Here a few answers: “Clear the Air” by Courtesy Flush; “There's No Time Like Now” by Nature's Calling. The contests went on as such for more than a day, and in the end, we all emerged with a new outlook on potty humor.
To give away a Nook Color, we devised a contest that gave Facebook fans a chance to follow a comic narrative that we created in our own office! Not long after, we took that same idea and gave away an iPad 2! We released chapters of the comic throughout the day and held contests for each post. It was overall a really fun experience for the staff and, of course, the lucky winners!
Last summer, we were trying to increase our fans, and what better incentive than to offer a $500 Amazon Gift Card? The contest lasted as long as it took us to reach 55,000—a goal marker which we have now doubled! A couple months later, we held a similar contest, but asked fans to go the extra mile and share on Twitter, comment on our contest post and tell their friends. For their effort—we ended up giving away 2 Keurig Coffee Makers + $50 worth of K-Cups!
Last but not least on our best prizes list is the Xbox 360+ Kinect giveaway. For this one, we wrote, directed and starred in our own 5 minute webisode about our office! To qualify for a chance to win, all you had to do was comment on the video and share it on your page! The webisode is hopefully one of many future videos that feature the awesome, talented and hilarious staff here at Daily Steals. We encourage you to check it out!
So folks, that’s a wrap on our Greatest Hits: Contest edition. We want you to keep a look out for all new contests and giveaways that are going on right now at our Daily Steals Facebook fan page. Come on over, we guarantee you won’t regret it. And hey, you might even win something!