The Best WordPress Giveaway Plugins For 2024 (Comparison)

Welcome to our roundup of the best WordPress giveaway plugins.

In this post, we’ll be reviewing and comparing all the best tools that enable you to build, run, and manage contests and giveaways through your WordPress website.

We’ve included both dedicated WordPress giveaway plugins and giveaway SaaS platforms that integrate with WordPress for easy publishing.

The best WordPress giveaway plugins compared


  1. SweepWidget – Best contest and giveaway tool for most users. SaaS app with a WordPress plugin for easy integration. Feature-rich free plan available.
  2. RafflePress – Best dedicated WordPress giveaway plugin.
  3. Woorise – Best for those that need to run giveaways, quizzes, and other types of lead generation campaigns. Extremely flexible.

#1 – SweepWidget

SweepWidget is our overall best WordPress giveaway plugin on the market right now. It’s technically a cloud-based SaaS app, but it has its own WordPress plugin for easy integration.

SweepWidget Plugin

There are a few reasons we like SweepWidget more than any other giveaway solution, but the main reason is that it’s super flexible. 

SweepWidget supports more entry methods than any other WordPress giveaway plugin we’ve tried (90+ in total), so you can use it to run lots of different types of competitions.

For example, you might set up your giveaway to require entrants to like a social media page/post (30+ social platforms supported), visit a website page, comment on your blog, answer a survey, download an app, upload a file, or pretty much anything else. 

And if there isn’t already a template for the entry method you want to use, you can use SweepWidget to create your own instead.

Building your giveaway is incredibly easy on the web app thanks to the intuitive, drag-and-drop editor. And once it’s complete, publishing is as easy as copying and pasting a shortcode into whatever WordPress post or page you want to feature it on.

If you don’t want to host the contest widget on your own WordPress site, you can also publish it to a free hosted landing page on a SweepWidget subdomain instead. 

Once you’ve launched your giveaway campaign, you can manage everything from within your WordPress admin dashboard. You’ll have all the tools you need to manage entries, pick winners, view analytics, and more.

Key features

  • Drag and drop builder
  • Customization options
  • Instant prizes
  • Leaderboards
  • 90+ entry methods
  • 30+ social media platforms
  • Entry management
  • Winner selection
  • Analytics
  • WordPress Integration
  • Hosted landing page


  • Very flexible (lots of entry methods to choose from)
  • Good value for money
  • Easy to use
  • Unlimited entries
  • Free plan offers more features than you’d expect


  • Zapier integration is only available on the Business plan and above.


Free version available. Plans start from $29/month, and you can get 2 months free when billed annually. 14-day money-back guarantee available.

Read our SweepWidget review.

#2 – RafflePress

RafflePress is our favorite dedicated WordPress giveaway plugin. It’s powerful, flexible, and user friendly

RafflePress plugin

RafflePress isn’t another SaaS web app that integrates with WordPress like SweepWidget—it’s solely a WordPress plugin. So you’ll do everything directly from the RafflePress interface inside your WordPress dashboard.

The drag-and-drop builder makes it easy to set up giveaway campaigns in a few clicks, with no coding needed.

You can either start from scratch or from one of RafflePress’s goal-based giveaway templates. For example, there’s a template for a refer-a-friend viral giveaway, one for growing your email list, one for growing your YouTube channel, etc.

From there, you can customize your campaign by choosing your prize, adding images and descriptions, setting entry requirements, etc. 

You can also use the verified bonus actions feature if you want to allow users to earn extra entries for completing extra actions like following you on social media or referring a friend. 

Once you’ve built your giveaway, you can publish it to your WP website in a couple of clicks. And the widget will be 100% mobile responsive so it’ll look great on all screen sizes.

Another thing we like about RafflePress is its security features. It has built-in email verification and fraud protection to eliminate fraudulent entries, which helps to keep your list clean. RafflePress also integrates easily with your favorite email marketing platforms and CRM.

Key features

  • Drag-and-drop builder
  • Goal-based giveaway templates
  • Bonus actions
  • WordPress plugin
  • Email verification
  • Fraud protection
  • Integrations


  • Dedicated WordPress plugin
  • Great template selection
  • Solid fraud detection features 


  • No free plan
  • No monthly payment option (only yearly or lifetime plans are available)


Plans start at $39.50/year with a 50% promotional discount. Money-back guarantee is available.

#3 – Woorise

Woorise is a powerful lead-generation platform with giveaway and contest functionality. It comes with its own dedicated WordPress plugin for easy integration and a generous free plan.

Woorise Homepage

Woorise is like SweepWidget in that it’s primarily a web app, but it also has a WordPress plugin to make it easy to publish your campaigns to your site. The web app is built on WordPress, so users should find the interface familiar.

Woorise shares a lot of the same giveaway features as the other tools we’ve looked at so far. It comes with a drag-and-drop builder, mobile responsive templates, 1-click winner selection, entry management tools, analytics, etc.

But there are a couple of things that make Woorise special.

First off, it has some more advanced features to take your giveaways to the next level, like instant wins, conditional logic, geo-targeting, email notifications, etc.

And it also supports lots of other types of lead generation campaigns. Aside from giveaways, you can use Woorise to create other types of interactive content that can help you to get leads, like forms, surveys, landing pages, quizzes, and more. 

Woorise even supports orders and payments, so you can easily and securely sell products or collect donations.

Key features

  • Drag and drop builder
  • Mobile responsive
  • Templates
  • Analytics
  • Entry management
  • Winner selection
  • Giveaways and contests
  • Landing pages
  • Quizzes
  • Instant wins
  • Geo-targeting
  • Forms and surveys
  • Orders and payments


  • Advanced features
  • All-in-one lead generation solution
  • Supports lots of content types
  • Easy to use
  • Web app will prove familiar to WordPress users


  • Most plans restrict entries (200 – 5,000 entries/month)
  • Some plans are lacking important features


Paid plans start from $29/month, get 20% off when you sign up annually. A free 14-day trial is available for the Pro plan.

Read our Woorise review.

#4 – Contests by Rewards Fuel

Contests by Rewards Fuel is another dedicated WordPress plugin that helps you to build and run contests from your website. There’s a free version and optional paid plans if you want to unlock additional features.

Contests plugin

The plugin currently gives you 35 entry methods to choose from, with more added all the time. All the most popular entry methods are covered, like ‘follow Instagram’, ‘enter newsletter’, ‘subscribe to YouTube’, ‘enter secret code’, etc.

And if the entry method you want to use isn’t an option, you can email Rewards Fuel to have them build a custom one for you. 

The plugin’s contest builder interface is very easy to use. Just choose how long you want the giveaway to run for, set a prize (the ‘digital prize’ feature is a good option if you want to avoid shipping), and select your entry requirements.

Then, grab the shortcode and paste it into your WordPress post/page wherever you want the widget to appear, just like you would embed a video—and you’re done!

If you want to only allow entrants from certain countries, you can use the geo-targeting features to set that up. And you can also set up automations to automatically send out notifications to entrants, select winners, etc.

To make things even easier, Rewards Fuel Contests offer six pre-built templates for you to choose from. There are templates for things like form first contests, listen and win contests, video submission and voting contests, and more.

Key features

  • 35+ entry methods
  • Digital prizes
  • Shortcodes
  • Easy publishing
  • Geo-targeting
  • Automated notifications
  • Pre-built templates


  • Dedicated WordPress plugin
  • Good free version
  • Easy to use
  • Supports geo-targeting


  • Ugly design (giveaway widgets don’t look as stylish/modern as some other tools)
  • Not a lot of templates


Free version available. Paid plans start at $19.95/month, get two months free when you pay yearly.

#5 – ShortStack

ShortStack is probably the most advanced giveaway solution out there right now. It’s a good choice for teams and agencies thanks to its enterprise-level tools set and robust team collaboration features—and it’s priced accordingly.

ShortStack plugin

ShortStack is quite a bit more expensive than most of the other plugins out there, but you get what you pay for. It has some cutting-edge features that you won’t find elsewhere.

For example, you can use ShortStack to build some really unique types of interactive content. Aside from all the usual giveaway formats, you can use it to build things like instant-win reel spins, virtual scratchcards, personality and knowledge quizzes, etc.

There are over 65 templates in total to choose from, and almost endless options when it comes to customization. 

You also have a lot of choices when it comes to publishing. With the WordPress plugin, you can embed it on its own landing page on your site, or have it appear as a popup when a certain trigger action is met.

The reason it’s a great choice for teams is that it’s one of the few plugins/platforms that let you set up custom user roles and permissions. You can control which features each of your team members can access, and what tasks they can do.

It’s also one of the only apps that offer white labeling, so you can set everything up under your own brand. And advanced analytics give you a deeper level of insight into your campaign performance than most.

Key features

  • Campaign builder
  • 65+ templates
  • Instant wins
  • Quizzes
  • Interactive content
  • WordPress plugin
  • Popups
  • Custom user roles
  • User permissions
  • Advanced analytics
  • White label


  • Ideal for teams
  • Enterprise-level features
  • Supports lots of types of interactive content
  • Flexible and powerful


  • Expensive
  • Limited entries on all plans


Plans start from $99/month, get 20% off when you pay yearly. Get started with a free trial.

Read our ShortStack review.

#6 – Gleam

Gleam is a ‘business growth platform’ that offers four powerful lead generation apps in one place: Competitions, Rewards, Gallery, and Capture.

Gleam plugin

Competitions is Gleam’s built-in giveaway tool. You can use it to set up contests and giveaways and embed them on your site in just a few minutes.

The Rewards app is similar. But instead of offering just one prize, you can use it to deliver instant digital rewards to users once they’ve completed certain predetermined actions (think exclusive discount codes and promotional offers). 

Gleam’s Gallery app can be used to create stunning, responsive galleries to display the user-generated content and photos that you collect in your giveaway campaigns. 

And the Capture app allows you to create opt-in forms and automations that collect emails and build your list.

It’s worth noting that Gleam is more of a web app than a WordPress plugin. While they have a dedicated WordPress plugin, it hasn’t been updated in a while. But it’s not needed anyway. Embedding giveaways on your WordPress site is easy without it—just copy and paste the embed code.

Key features

  • Competitions app
  • Rewards app
  • Capture app 
  • Gallery app 
  • Viral sharing options
  • One clicks entries 
  • Flexible competition hosting options 


  • Easy to use 
  • Competitions app is affordable
  • Easy to embed on WordPress sites 


  • Expensive for the all-inclusive plan
  • WordPress plugin isn’t regularly updated (I’d recommend embedding directly from the app and not using the plugin altogether!)


Limited free plan available. All-inclusive plans start from $97/month. Individuals competitions app plans start from $10/month

#7 – Simple Giveaways

Simple Giveaways is a simple but powerful WordPress plugin that’s worth checking out. The free version has everything you need so it’s a good option if you don’t want to fork out for a paid solution.

Simple Giveaways plugin

The UI is really simple and uses the same interface as the classic WordPress editor. You add a giveaway just like you’d add a blog post to your site. 

Start by entering a title, and a description in the main editor window. 

Then, underneath the editor, you’ll see some additional options to add a start/end date/time, set a prize and number of winners, and add entry rules/requirements. There are also some styling options on the sidebar so you can change how it looks.

Once you’re done, just hit publish like you would a regular post/page, and it’ll publish the widget as a standalone landing page. Easy!

Key features

  • Giveaway landing page builder
  • Mobile responsive
  • Referral sharing links
  • Verified actions
  • Social logins
  • Winner selection
  • Email export
  • GDPR features
  • Additional entries
  • Integrations


  • Really easy to use
  • Publish giveaways as standalone landing pages (rather than embedded widgets)
  • Great free plugin
  • Giveaways load quickly


  • Lacks advanced features
  • Support could be better


Free version available. Paid plans start from $49.99/year.

#8 – Easypromos

Easypromos is a popular app with thousands of users, including some big-name brands. You can use it to create and manage all sorts of digital promotions including giveaways (and much more)

Easy promos plugin

There are over 44 different types of promotions that you can build through Easypromos.

In terms of giveaways, you can create Instagram giveaways, Facebook giveaways, event giveaways, entry form giveaways, etc. And for contests, you can choose between photo contests, video contests, writing contests, hashtag contests, refer-a-friend contests, and more.

But that’s just the beginning. 

You can also build instant prize promotions (‘spin the wheel’ widgets, digital scratch cards, code redemption apps, etc.), promotional games (puzzles, timed quizzes, memory games, word searches, etc.), quizzes (knowledge quizzes, product recommendation quizzes, predictions, surveys, etc.), and even sophisticated multi-stage promotional tournaments.

Easypromos fraud control system helps ensure that only real people enter your promotional campaigns, and you get access to complete statistics for all your promotions, with graphs and charts that provide detailed insights on your performance. 

The intuitive design editor is easy to use and gives you full customization control with no technical experience required.

Key features

  • Visual design editor
  • 44+ promotional content types
  • Giveaways
  • Instant prize promotions
  • Games
  • Quizzes
  • Multi-stage content
  • Fraud control


  • Advanced tools
  • One of the only giveaway platforms that let you build games
  • Feature-rich
  • Flexible and powerful


  • Higher learning curve than some other solutions
  • Higher-tier plans are expensive


Plans start at $29/month, get 2 months free when you sign up for a yearly plan. Free trial available.

#9 – Woobox

Last but not least, we have Woobox—an online promotions platform used by over 4 million brands. Use it to easily create giveaways, contests, sweepstakes, quizzes, and more.

Woobox plugin

It comes with a connector plugin so you can easily integrate your giveaways and contests into your WordPress site.

Woobox works in pretty much the same way as most other WordPress giveaway solutions. You sign up, build your giveaway on the web app, and then use the plugin to publish it on your WordPress website through a shortcode.

It has all the usual features you’d expect, including easy participant management, random winner selection, flexible embed options, automations, integrations, etc.

But our favorite thing about it is its templates. Woobox’s template library is better than most, with tons of options for different types of giveaways and promotions. And they all look stylish and professionally designed.

Key features

  • Giveaway builder
  • WordPress plugin
  • Entry management
  • Winner selection
  • Automations
  • Integrations


  • Outstanding templates
  • Easy to use
  • Good free version


  • Plugin isn’t updated very regularly (the last update was 11 months ago)


Get started with the free plan. Paid plans start from $32/month

Frequently asked questions

What is a WordPress giveaway plugin?

A WordPress giveaway plugin is an app that you install and activate on your WordPress site to add giveaway functionality.

Once installed, you can usually start building online giveaways and contest widgets directly from inside your WP dashboard. You’ll also be able to manage user entries, pick winners at random, and handle all of the other admin tasks involved in running a giveaway from inside WordPress.

That said, every plugin is different, and they don’t all share the same features. We’ve provided an overview of each of the most popular giveaway plugins and their main features above.

Will a giveaway plugin slow down my site?

No, none of the WordPress plugins included in this list should slow down your website. If you want to make sure your site loads as fast as possible, we’d also recommend checking out these WordPress speed optimization plugins.

I’d also recommend opting for a SaaS giveaway platform over a dedicated plugin because all of its functionality will be run on their servers – not yours. 

Why run a giveaway on WordPress?

Giveaways can be a fantastic way to generate tons of leads for your business for a relatively low cost. Depending on your marketing goals, you can use them to build your email list, grow your social following, or even collect tons of user-generated content (UGC).

Most giveaway platforms let you publish your giveaway to a hosted landing page on their subdomain. But hosting your giveaway on your own WordPress site is much better as all the traffic your giveaways generate will be going to your domain, rather than somebody else’s. 

How long should my giveaway run for?

It’s up to you how long you run your giveaway for. The optimum duration will depend on factors like your goals, the size of your audience, etc. That said, in most cases, 1-2 weeks is a good ballpark to aim for. 

What should my giveaway prize be?

Again, it’s up to you what you set as your prize. But ideally, it should be something really good that you know your target audience will want. 

The better the prize, the more likely people will be to enter your giveaway and share it with their friends, and the better your campaign will perform.

If you have your own ecommerce brand, you could offer a bundle of your best-selling products as a prize. Or if you don’t sell any products, you could partner with a brand that does and offer their products as a prize instead.

Bonus tip: Consider offering one big prize for a random winner and lots of smaller instant-win milestone prizes (like promotional discounts and free digital downloads) when entrants reach a certain amount of points/votes/entries. Offering a guaranteed prize to all entrants provides an additional, powerful incentive for people to enter.

How do I promote my giveaway?

There are lots of strategies you can use to promote your giveaway. 

The most important marketing channel for giveaways is social media. Promote your giveaway to all your existing social media followers and consider boosting your giveaway post through paid promotion (e.g. Facebook Ads) initially to maximize its reach.

You could also consider focusing on SEO to drive organic search traffic to your website, and then pushing that traffic to your giveaway landing page through CTAs and website pop-ups. These WordPress SEO plugins can help you to optimize your content for search.

Email marketing is another useful tool in your arsenal. If you already have a mailing list, try embedding your giveaway in your next newsletter for a quick win.

And of course, don’t forget to optimize your giveaway to maximize its viral potential. If you can get your giveaway to go viral, your entrants will do all your marketing for you. One easy way to improve its virality is to add a refer-a-friend entry requirement.

Wrapping it up

That’s it for our roundup of the best WordPress giveaway and contest plugins. 

All of the tools we’ve included above give you everything you need to run giveaways on WordPress. But if you’re struggling to choose between them, we’d suggest going with one of our top three picks:

  • SweepWidget is the best giveaway plugin overall. It offers both a web app and a WordPress plugin for seamless integration. It’s also super easy to use, feature-rich, and has a great free plan.
  • RafflePress is the best dedicated WordPress giveaway plugin. It doesn’t have its own web app – it gives you all the tools you need right there in your WP dashboard. And it’s super powerful.
  • Woorise is the best choice for those looking for an all-in-one lead generation solution. It’s not just for giveaways, but also other types of interactive content like landing pages, forms, quizzes, surveys, etc.

We hope you found this useful. Good luck!

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