How to Join an Instagram Giveaway

One of my favorite ways to get a boost on Instagram is to join a loop giveaway. Today I am going to share my tips on how to join an Instagram giveaway!

Loop giveaways are a hot topic right now and some bloggers swear by them by sharing a mix of personal content and giveaways.

There are minor “risks” involved by attracting the wrong audience who are just following you for free items or will unfollow after the giveaway has ended.

Why join an Instagram giveaway?

When you join a giveaway with other bloggers and shops, you will get a boost of new followers from the participants who enter the giveaway.

Yes, this is good for getting more followers, but I think this is a great way to increase your exposure!

Just think, if you share something incredible on your Instagram, your followers might share your picture with their followers.

How to join an Instagram giveaway

  • If you follow a blogger who has joined a giveaway and posts, check to see if the giveaway picture caption mentions the host.
  • Another option if the giveaway caption doesn’t mention the host, message and ask!
  • I have seen a few Instagram loop giveaways sent up through participants in Facebook groups like Boost Your Blog and Beauty Trend Report

What to look for when joining an Instagram giveaway

I hate to even say this, but there are a lot of fake giveaways out there. Some hosts will scam participants into joining a giveaway where there will be no winner.

Make sure you feel comfortable with the host and participants if you decide to join a loop giveaway. You should ALWAYS be able to contact the host to make sure the winner received their prize. Either through photos, receipts, or contacting the winner.

Want a full list of bloggers who host reputable giveaways?

Find this list in my resource library!

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20 Comments

  1. Jenn Wang wrote:

    Great post! I debated for the longest time about joining a giveaway, but after joining my first one, I was happy with the lift in followers and likes I got! I’m still sticking to some low-budget giveaways because I’m not willing to invest a ton of money into them yet. I’m curious as to which giveaways/loop hosts you have felt gave you the best return for the spend!

    Jenn
    http://www.honeydewblog.com

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      I loved working with Lynn G.’s giveaways. She is really organized and the prizes are always fantastic!

      Posted 9.19.17 Reply
      • Angie wrote:

        But…..How do we find Lynn G’s giveaways???

        Posted 4.9.18 Reply
        • Lauren wrote:

          I made a list of reputable giveaway loops to join in my resource library! The sign-up link is in the post.

          Posted 4.9.18 Reply
          • Good day lauren,

            I wasn’t able to locate the list of the giveaway loops.

            Posted 5.11.18
          • Lauren wrote:

            Hi Sabrina,

            You would get the list on my free resource library. You just need to sign up using the link in post.

            Posted 5.11.18
  2. Shannon C. wrote:

    I didn’t realize that giveaways, like this existed. I would’ve never thought about holding a giveaway to try to drum up some new followers. I’ll have to look into this some more this week! 🙂

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      You should totally check them out! It’s a great way to increase your reach 🙂

      Posted 9.19.17 Reply
  3. Denay DeGuzman wrote:

    I’ve heard about bloggers gaining a huge number of new followers with these IG loop giveaways. I agree that we all need to be careful and make sure we the organizer is reputable and the prize or prizes are indeed awarded. Thanks so much for this fabulous information. I just pinned this post to Pinterest! 🙂

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      I would feel really bad if someone joined a fake giveaway! Thanks for pinning!!

      Posted 9.19.17 Reply
  4. Shell wrote:

    This is so interesting… I had not thought before of joining a giveaway like this.

    Posted 9.19.17 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      You should give it a try!

      Posted 9.19.17 Reply
  5. Nancy wrote:

    A few people I follow on IG always has pretty epic giveaways – I enter some of them, crossing my fingers I’ll eventually win lol

    Posted 9.19.17 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      I have won a few giveaways before, and it’s always exciting!

      Posted 9.19.17 Reply
  6. Michele wrote:

    I have been thinking about buying into some of those giveaways, but I don’t know if it is worth the hassle.

    Posted 9.19.17 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      I think in a strategic method, joining 1-2 a month is a great way to increase your reach on Instagram.

      Posted 9.19.17 Reply
  7. Aliza Strachan wrote:

    This is so helpful! I have been thinking about participating in a loop giveaway and with your tips I am going to now!

    Posted 9.19.17 Reply
  8. Casey wrote:

    Hi Lauren, I signed up but where do I find the resource library? Thank you!

    Posted 5.2.19 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Hi Casey! My plugin broke that held everything so I am in the middle of fixing it. Hang tight and I will ping you when it’s back up!

      Posted 5.2.19 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Hi! The plugin is fixed and the resource library is back up and running! Let me know if you can’t find anything —> lauren@pinkonthecheek.com

      Posted 5.5.19 Reply