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"like" to win a prize?

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Msg#: 4339639 posted 7:06 pm on Jul 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

So if I understand correctly, it is against Facebook policies to get people to like you to win a prize, but I continue to see it. I got this via email today, which I thought was creative and for a good cause. --->

" During the month of July, IIABA Trusted Choice will donate $10 for every new "like" on their Facebook Page in the hopes of sponsoring and funding the wishes of as many as 20 children with life-threatening medical conditions."

My company wants to offer a prize if you "like" us. What's the work around, if any?



Msg#: 4339639 posted 9:00 pm on Jul 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

I am putting together a contest to give away a gift card for people to come to my fan page and comment on our blog. Once they comment they are entered into our monthly drawing ... the plan is:

fan page content >> blog front page >> comment on content >> return to fan page

I am hoping I will be able to get people to like the fan page on their return by building a landing page with a huge graphic that says something like "thank you for entering our contest" and asks the customer to hit the like button ...

I'm still working out the details ... suggestions appreciated


Msg#: 4339639 posted 9:04 pm on Jul 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Here's a good article:


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 4339639 posted 7:11 am on Jul 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

My advice would be to create am iframe app tab for your facebook page. For people who don't like the page, have info telling them to like it etc and that you have a competition for your fans. If they do like the page, show the competition and have a form to capture the details that you need that then submits it to your server. You can even go one step further and have them fully "Authorize" your app (I would only ask for basic permissions as asking for too much turns people off) and then you can get access to their user_id etc. name etc


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Msg#: 4339639 posted 8:02 pm on Jul 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

i thought you had to have some kind of licence to offer any type of competition / gift?

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