This guide will explain how to close a Contest / Sweepstakes Campaign automatically. The guide is divided into two parts.
A - Setting up Contest Ending Date
B - Create and Add a Contest Closing Page
Note: Adding a Contest Closing Page is only available for Contests hosted on the UpViral Platform.
A - Setup Contest Ending Date
The campaign can automatically be closed when setting up Contest Rules. This will first require setting up a Contest Closing Date and Time for your campaign.
Go to Sweepstake section of your campaign, and scroll down you will see Campaign close date (optional) at the bottom.
Enter the date and time you want to close the contest.
After setting it up select “Save ” or "Save & Next: Set up Points" to proceed to the next step
B - Close Contest Day
To close the Contest or Sweepstake at the selected date, you will also need to create a page that will be shown to visitors once the Contest is closed.
To create that page go to your Advanced Settings of your Campaign:
Kindly scroll down at the bottom you will see the option to create your Contest Close Page
You can customize or use the default page or you may redirect it to URL. On Display Custom Page this is where you can set up your own Contest Close page:
Click CREATE PAGE THAT WILL SHOW ONCE THE CAMPAIGN IS DEACTIVATED to give you the option to select some pre-made Contest Closing page templates to select.
Now edit the content of the Contest Close Page as per your liking and save the page.
Once done you can view and edit your Contest Ending Date and the Page Template from the contest rules page.
You can also redirect to a URL by selecting REDIRECT TO URL tab
Once done you can click Save or Save & Next: SetUp Review to proceed to the next step.