A Halloween Contest You Can Create in Minutes

Posted by Chelsea Hejny on 04 Oct 2015 / 0 Comment

In honor of Halloween, Tootsie Pops hosted a Halloween Tootsie Search Facebook contest! Their two-week-long promotion launched on October 15th at 2 pm and by the end of the day, without any posts promoting the app, they received 40 contest entries. This week, after promoting their “Tootsie Search” contest with a few posts, Tootsie Pops has received close to 1,700 entries!

What’s awesome about Tootsie Pops’s “Tootsie Search” promotion app is that is can be built in minutes using ShortStack — there are only a few of steps.

So if your business wants to run a Halloween promotion a couple days before the holiday, or if you want to create a limited-time only promotion that is for Halloween day only, it’s not too late!

Here are the quick steps to creating your last-minute Halloween app: 

1. Log into your ShortStack account on ShortStack.com and click on the “Templates” tab

2. Search for the “Sweepstakes” template (see below). Once you’ve found it, click the blue “Use this Template” button.

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3. Once you’re in the Campaign builder, choose a theme from the “Theme Selector,” which you’ll find when you click on the paintbrush icon. Choose a color theme for your template from the drop-down menu. “Carbon Fiber” is the black and orange theme you see here.

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4. Once you’ve chosen your template’s theme, use the Rich Text Widget to edit the text needed for your campaign.

And that’s it, folks! Check out Tootsie Pops’s Halloween promotion app below —  they created it using ShortStack and zero CSS!


Are you hosting a Halloween app on your Page this year? If so, let us know about it in the comments below. Or  a link to your app and we’ll check it out!