Awesome Motive have been launching quite a few new products recently including WP Mail SMTP Pro, TrustPulse, and RafflePress. The last one is promoted as the “Best WordPress Giveaway Plugin”. We’ll have a close look to find out whether this is true or just a marketing phrase.
As the name suggests, RafflePress allows you to run viral giveaways and contests to build your email subscriber list and to increase both your site traffic and social media followers. For a demo – and a chance to win a WPForms Pro license – check out our Big WPForms Giveaway.
Setting up our first giveaway was a breeze really. Once published, however, we’ve been facing some issues such as a time zone bug. Apart from that, entry options have been cut off and the Facebook login with Safari only worked after refreshing the page. After reporting these issues to John, the founder and lead developer of SeedProd, they have all been fixed within a few hours. Thanks again for the friendly, top-notch support!
By the way, SeedProd has been offering a similar plugin called Viral Giveaway Pro in the past. After joining the Awesome Motive family back in October 2018, however, it has been revamped from scratch, improved, and relaunched as a separate brand.
- Intuitive drag & drop giveaway builder
- Pre-built viral giveaway templates
- Responsive mobile-friendly giveaway widget
- 1-Click entry & fraud protection
- Social media integrations, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & Twitter
- Tracking & retargeting
- Email marketing services & CRM integrations (Pro+)
- Viral sharing aka Refer-a-Friend (Growth+)
- Distraction-free giveaway landing page (Growth+)
- Zapier support (Growth+)
- Social logins (Growth+)
- Polls & surveys
- Repeat actions
- Submit images for running photo contests
Note that some features are available on higher plans only.
Pricing & Review Summary
Pricing starts from as little as $49 for the Plus plan. To celebrate the launch, RafflePress are offering a 20% discount on all plans. This includes the Lifetime license which is available for a short time only!
So is it really the best giveaway plugin for WordPress? To be honest, we’re not sure as we didn’t have a chance to look at any other competing products yet. And now that we are a proud holder of a Lifetime license, there is actually no need for it anymore. However, we really love the fresh, modern look and feel as well as the rich set of features. The plugin is easy to use and a giveaway can be set up in literally no time. We’ll definitely use RafflePress for all our future giveaways and can recommend it wholeheartedly.