WEB Need opinions on doing a members giveaway

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  1. macrochap

    macrochap New Member

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    On my social site I started charging for premium features and some of the members have paid and upgraded. yay!
    So now Im about to hit my 1 year aniversary on the site and I want to give something away. Im thinking of giving cash away.

    here are my 2 ideas:
    1. Do a giveaway where I give $50 to 5 members, BUT they have to be paying members in order to enter. If they're free members theyre not eligible for the giveaway.
    I'll pick 5 paying members out of a hat and if they get picked then they win.

    or

    2. Do a giveaway where if people refer a friend to the site then they get a ticket for every friend they refer. If they refer 1 friend they get 1 ticket. If they refer 10 friends they get 10 tickets, etc.
    And I'll give away like $50 to 5 people.

    What do you think? Is one better than the other?

    Really I want to do something where membership and paying members explode, so Ill try anything.
     
  2. Swift

    Swift http://www.bounceweb.com

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    What is the main goal of this? More paying members?
     
  3. Die Antwoord

    Die Antwoord New Member

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    The first one is a lottery. Which is illegal.

    The second one would be fine as long as the referred members don't have to pay to be eligible for the $50 prize.
     
  4. macrochap

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    more paying members, and more members to tell their friends to sign up
     

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