Looking for more likes and comments on your hotel’s Facebook page? A quick, fun Facebook timeline contest could do the trick! Here are 10 fun Facebook timeline contest ideas to help you gain more likes and get more comments for your hotel page. Read on for the recipe for the ideal Facebook contest.
GUESSING GAMES – Guessing games can be a great way to get your fans involved and highlight some of your hotel’s amenities and services.
Contest Idea 1 – How many cups of our signature Special Roast coffee are consumed on average each morning at our complimentary breakfast? The first one to guess correctly wins 1,000 bonus rewards points! Winner will be announced at 3pm on Tuesday.
PRO TIP – Highlight your signature coffee brand to sneak in a marketing message.
Contest Idea 2 – How many dozens of eggs are consumed on our Piping Hot complimentary breakfast each week? The first one to guess correctly wins 1,000 bonus rewards points! Winner will be announced this Friday. PRO TIP – Highlight an enticing photo of your breakfast to sell your property’s prime amenities.
ATTRACTION-BASED QUIZ CONTESTS – Local attractions and businesses appreciate it when you highlight them on your page and help you make new connections with local pages in your community to extend the reach of your post.
Contest Idea 3 Feature a local business – How many Jelly Beans made at the local Jelly Bean Bonanza, just one block from our hotel, are in this jar? The first one to guess correctly wins the jar and a free night’s stay! Winner announced this Saturday! PRO TIP – Highlight quirky local attractions and businesses and your proximity to them.
Contest Idea 4 Feature local museums – Who was the first artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? And in what year? First person to guess correctly wins free tickets from our partners over at the Rock Hall, located just 2 miles away. Winner announced …. PRO-TIP – Make sure you’re tagging!
HIGHLIGHT YOUR MENU ITEMS
Contest Idea 5 Springboard off fun National Food Holidays – Today is National Waffle Day! Share your favorite waffle toppings for a chance to win a 1,000 Honors points. Most creative answer will be chosen Tuesday at 3pm. Stay tuned…
Contest Idea 6 – If you could order only one item from our menu for one year, what would it be? Share for a chance to win a gift card. Winner to be chosen Thursday.
Contest Idea 7 Most towns have spawned a celebrity… – What celebrity of 90’s TV fame calls _______ (your city) their hometown? All correct answers win 500 rewards points. Contest ends at 3pm Tuesday. PRO-TIP – Tag the celebrity’s Facebook page for additional reach on your post.
FAN INVOLVEMENT POSTS
Contest Idea 8 Let fans say what’s great about your city! – My favorite thing to do when I visit Columbus is _________. Most creative answer wins 1,000 rewards points. Winner selected at 3pm Thursday.
Contest Idea 9 – My favorite fall activity is __________. Comment below for a chance to win 1,000 rewards points and a gift card.
Contest Idea 10 – The Rolling Stones are in town this weekend! What’s your favorite song by the iconic group? 20th person to comment wins free tickets to the show! Contest ends at 3pm Friday.
Follow this recipe when creating your timeline post contest:
1. Call to action
2. Incentive – give them something fun, easy to redeem and that they can use
3. Clear ending time that you can stick to.
4. Simple rules that are clearly stated.
Follow this formula to get more likes and comments on your hotel Facebook page!
Back your contest with a small pay-per-click campaign to reach a whole new audience. A small amount can go a long way!