It’s Natalie here, your back to school mentor, and we’re so glad you’re interested in being a part of the upcoming “Your Best School Year Yet Giveaway.”
This is an opportunity for you to grow your list and give value to your audience at the same time. Win win!
Please read all the details of participation below as your payment and/or participation indicates acceptance of these requirements.
While we can’t guarantee results, our intention is for the majority of contributors to walk away with several hundred new leads at least. How many opt-ins you get will depend on a number of factors including (a) your own promotional efforts (b) the quality and value of your free gift and (c) the package(s) you purchase. We will do our very best to ensure everyone promotes the event as agreed and our goal is to have the majority of you walk away with 300-1,500+ new leads.
The application process is first-come-first-filled.
As soon as you make your payment, you’ll be directed to the online application intake form with instructions for submitting your information and materials to us. You will also receive the application intake form link via an email in case you need a bit of time to get your gift and materials ready.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Please feel free to contact our team for any questions about the details, requirements and responsibilities listed below.
The giveaway promo window opens July 18, 2021 and closes August 7, 2021. Your emails promoting the event must go out during this time frame.
The giveaway officially opens August 1st and closes August 7th. We will be doing a special daily email promotion for all those that have opted in, with special contributor features and emails for those contributors who qualify.
How It Works
Visitors opt-in for the giveaway. On August 1, the giveaway officially opens and they are taken to a page with all contributor giveaway offers. There, they click the access button for any offers they’re interested in (including yours!). That takes them to an opt-in page on YOUR site, where they will complete the opt-in process. You are responsible for your own opt-in process, tracking, and technology from the moment they click the access button from our gifts page to your opt-in page.
NO Immediate Upsells
During the period the event is live, no upsells to paid programs are allowed. We encourage you to nurture your new list and then, at the right time sometime after the giveaway has ended, make a paid offer. If you are a sponsor or have paid for an upgrade which allows you a paid upsell, this requirement does not apply to you.
The contributor fee to participate starts at $75. Your spot is not secure until your application has been submitted and you have paid the contributor fee. We reserve the right to reject your application if it doesn’t meet our desired goals. If this happens (it’s not anticipated), we will contact you and work with you to choose or craft a different offer so that you can participate. If we are unable to find that together, we’ll refund your contributor fee.
You must agree to send 3 solo promotional emails at minimum for the giveaway between July 18 and August 7. All copy will be provided. (In a few rare exceptions, we can accept emailing only two times. Please contact us if you need to discuss exceptions.)
It’s suggested that you email when the giveaway first opens, mid-way through, and towards the last day or two. Our team will be monitoring promotions to ensure a successful event for everyone.
Please note that if you do not fulfill the promotional commitments you made on your application form, we reserve the right to remove you from the giveaway without notice or refund.
Social Media Promotion
You must agree to post for the giveaway 6 times at minimum between July 18 and August 7 on your most popular, highly-engaged social media channel(s). All copy will be provided. It’s suggested that you email when the giveaway first opens, mid-way through, and towards the last few days. Our team will be monitoring promotions to ensure a successful event for everyone. Please note that if you do not fulfill the promotional commitments you made on your application form, we reserve the right to remove you from the giveaway without notice or refund.
Put Together an Enticing, High-Quality and Valuable Giveaway GIFT
The more exciting the things we all give away collectively, the bigger the buzz and the greater the crowd this giveaway attracts. And, of course, the more ideal leads you attract to your list, too! And remember, for THIS giveaway, your gift must in some way help teens have an incredibly successful school year.
You may want to consider giving away something you would ordinarily charge for, or something that really surprises and “wows” people with its unique value to inspire them to opt-in, such as:
A freebie bundle || Mini-Course || Video Training || Clear Plans/Templates || Gifts to Make Things Easier
We insist that your gift look professional and deliver real value to your new subscribers. If your proposed gift does not meet these criteria, we reserve the right to request that you select a more appropriate gift for this giveaway. This is to ensure that your reputation as well the reputation of your fellow contributors and the event as a whole is protected and enhanced.
Fill Out Your Application ASAP and Provide All Materials Requested
As soon as you submit your contributor fee, you’ll receive an email with a link to the application page and other instructions. Your application must be submitted no later than June 28, 2021, or you run the risk of not having your gift up on the site on opening day.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: When you complete your application and submit all necessary materials no later than the first due date of June 28, 2021, we’ll put your name in a contributor drawing for a prize!
Create an Opt-In + Thank-You Page on Your Site
Create an opt-in page on your site that describes the benefits of the product or service you’re offering and provides a way to sign up to receive it or to win it in a raffle. You’ll also need to create a thank you page with either a download link or instructions for next steps. These must be complete, uploaded and ready for us to review no later than June 28, 2021. We strongly recommend you add a banner to your opt-in to maintain the look and feel consistency. We will provide you with a banner to include on your page and some boilerplate language for the very bottom of the page.
Email Your List + Post on Social Media
As discussed in the requirements section, you must send a solo email about the giveaway to your list a minimum of 3 times during the promotional period, as well as post on your social media channels 6 or more times. This is what makes a collaborative effort like this create success for everyone. We will provide all promotional copy, social media posts and images. We ask that you forward to our team the emails you send, as we track all promotions for the event.
2021 DATES AT A GLANCE
We always appreciate when you can send in your stuff BEFORE the due date! We even have special prizes up for grabs for the early birds!
Pay contributor fee: ASAP to hold place
Fill out application + submit info/materials: June 28
Complete and upload your opt-in/thank you pages: June 28
We begin testing all Opt-ins for Gifts: July 1
You receive your swipe copy & images: July 2
Email your list and post social media messages: July 18 to August 7
All sales are final.
We reserve the right to reject your offer if it doesn’t meet our desired goals. If this happens (it’s not anticipated), we will contact you and work with you to choose or craft a different offer so that you can participate. If we determine that your offer is not suitable for the giveaway, we’ll refund your contributor fee.
Please note that if you do silly things like not fulfill the promotional commitments you made, not submit your materials to us, not abide by the terms on this page, or treat our team members or your fellow contributors disrespectfully, we reserve the right to remove you from the giveaway, at our sole discretion, without notice or refund.