How to run an Instagram giveaway

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  1. Helen says:

    Hello, this is really helpful, thank you. If you are running a giveaway in partnership with another Instagram account, how does that work when you come to randomly select a winner? Do we both post the exact same post on each of our profiles?

    • Di says:

      Yes, I would publish the same post (make it clear people can enter once on each account).
      Then use http://www.getcombot.com for both links, and look at the entry lists alongside each other. Add the total entries together, use random.org to choose a number from those, and find it on the list (eg. 56 entries on post 1, 44 on post 2 – random.org gives you a number between 1 and 100 = 89. Entry 89 is comment number 33 on the second post. Does that make sense?

  2. Linda Chau says:

    Hi!! Thank you for breaking this down! It was very helpful! I did have a question however – why did you use random.org when there was a randomize function on getcombot? I see you’re able to increase the number range and randomize your selection… so why use the other site?

    • Di says:

      You can’t increase the range on GetComBot beyond the number of comments on the post (you can type a bigger number in the box, but it will ignore it!), so in order to include the regrams and story mentions (which have to be tracked manually) I needed to use random.org to choose from a larger number range.

  3. Lucy Westwood says:

    Hi how long did it take for getcombit to send the email? I had been a few hours and I’m yet to receive a response

  4. great tips as always Di! Thank you

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