Mailchimp Contests: Grow and Engage your Mailing List

MailChimp contest

Dream of larger, engaged mailing lists? Have you tried running a MailChimp contest?

You may already add incentive to joining your newsletter list (save 10%, download a whitepaper, etc), but if you want to really boost your email subscribers; one of the most effective ways is to use our MailChimp contest integration, to run sweepstakes and giveaways.

“Now you can say “sign up for my newsletter to enter my contest”
Grow you mailing list

We take care of all the details, including double opting-in and the export process to MailChimp, (or if you wish Aweber, iContact, Vertical Response, Constant Contact, and Campaign Monitor.)

  • Setting up a Mailchimp contest in 5 easy steps:
  • Login: Visit  and choose ‘create a contest’: Don’t have an account yet? Sign-up and choose any one of our contest plans.
  • Create your contest:  From your home screen, you’ll be prompted to add a name, description, start/ end dates and your videos, GIF’s or images.
    Create a contest
  • Add your entry methods: We have 30 entry methods to choose from, choose ‘newsletter entry’ and follow the prompts which ask you to describe your newsletter etc.
  • Optional: Choose where you want your newsletter exported to e.g. export MailChimp.
    Setting up a MailChimp contest with out MailChimp integration
    Setting up a MailChimp contest with out MailChimp integration
  • Optional: Customize the double opt-in email (from, subject, message).
    Setting up a MailChimp contest with out MailChimp integration

Check out our demo contest

This is what it looks like to your audience (please note: you can customize almost everything about it including language, colors, and fonts).

Twitter contests by Rewards Fuel

Plan Needed for Newsletter Entry

Marketing Master, Promoter, Promoter Pro
Newsletter entry is available on all paid plans, you will need Promoter Pro however in order to set up automatic exporting to MailChimp or any other email provider.

Newsletter entry FAQs

  • How are entries counted?
  • When the contestants click on the entry double-opt-in link we count their entry and automatically export them to your MailChimp list(s).
  • Are there any other MailChimp related entry methods?
  • Yes, we also have List keeper entry for MailChimp, this gives your MailChimp list incentive to stay on your list.
  • Is this verified?
  • Yes, we verify all newsletter entries via double opt-in.
  • Can I export my new subscribers in other ways?
  • Yes, you can use CSV export, which will allow you to export your new subscribers and import them anywhere you like
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