Weekly raffles can boost engagement and bring excitement to any longer challenges (4+ weeks in length). Periodic raffles can also help you make the most of a one-time plan on MoveSpring!

This article will walk you through the steps to set up weekly raffles for your next challenge.

Keep reading below, or skip to a specific section:

How should I communicate about upcoming raffles?

What stats should I base weekly raffles on?

How do I select a random raffle winner?

What are some reward ideas for weekly raffles?

Weekly raffles in practice

How should I communicate about upcoming raffles?

Communicate before your challenge begins

Before your challenge begins, we recommend communicating any weekly raffles you’re planning to host with your participants. To promote your weekly raffles in the MoveSpring app, we suggest using the Announcements feature or sharing via content in your challenge. It’s also a good idea to share your weekly raffles via a second communication channel, such as Slack/Microsoft Teams or email.

Here is a sample of an announcement you could share before your challenge begins listing each weekly raffle:

Title: List of weekly raffles 🎟

Description:

Our MoveSpring challenge starts next week! Ready to get stepping? 👟

We’ll also have weekly raffles to celebrate your participation. Here’s how to qualify for each raffle:

[Week 1: Avg 3,000+ steps/day for week 1
Week 2: Increase your avg steps from week 1 to week 2
Week 3: Create your own challenge by X date
Week 4: Reach 50+ miles in the Virtual Race by week 4
Week 5: Post a photo in chat by X date
Week 6: Avg 5,000+ steps/day throughout the challenge]

Communicate during your challenge

It’s also helpful to remind your participants of each weekly raffle during your challenge. You can share these reminders in the app using challenge chat or content, as well as outside the app via Slack/Microsoft Teams or email.

In addition, you’ll need to communicate raffle winners each week. You can use this template to announce weekly winners:

Title: [Week 1] raffle winner

Description:

Great news! We have our [first] raffle winner!

Drum roll please... 🥁

Please join us in congratulating [username]! 🎉 You [successfully reached an average of X steps per day during week 1] to qualify for the raffle, and you’ve won [a company water bottle]!

We’ll reach out directly with more details on your prize shortly, so keep an eye on your email inbox. Great job, and keep up the good work!

If you’d like to include additional surprise raffles throughout your challenge, you can chose to leave those details out of your initial communications until you announce winners at the end of the week or at the end of your challenge.

What stats should I base weekly raffles on?

You can base weekly raffles on a variety of metrics and stats. In addition to weekly raffle ideas, we’ve also included instructions to help you find eligible raffle winners using reports in the admin center. Once you’ve identified your eligible winners, copy and paste the User ID column into your raffle generator.*

Please note that the instructions below do not include steps to run the raffle. For guidance on selecting a winner and using a raffle generator, follow the instructions linked here.

Base a weekly raffle on user stats

Stat

Eligibility

Reporting Instructions

Averages

Include all users with a daily average steps, distance, or active minutes total greater than or equal to [X] for a specific time frame.

1. Pull the User Report from the admin center for the time frame specified.
2. Filter the Step Average, Minutes Average, or Distance Average column to only show eligible participants.

Improvement

Include all users who’ve improved in their average steps, distance, or active minutes from [time frame A] to [time frame B].

1. Pull the Most Improved Report from the admin center for the time frames specified.
2. Filter the Status column to only show eligible participants who increased.

Engagement

Include the top 10% of most engaged participants for a specific time frame.

1. Pull the Most Improved Report from the admin center for the time frames specified.
2. Filter the Status column to only show eligible participants who increased.

Base a weekly raffle on a challenge mode

Challenge Mode

Eligibility

Reporting Instructions

Leaderboard

Include the top 50 participants on the leaderboard.

1. Pull the Leaderboard Report from the admin center.
2. Sort the Rank column from low to high. Participants ranking in top 50 are your eligible participants.

Team Leaderboard

Include participants on teams with a team average total of least [X] steps, distance, or active minutes.

1. Pull the Team Leaderboard Reports from the admin center.
2. Download the Team Rank Report and filter the Step Average column to show eligible teams.
3. Download the Team Individual Member Report and filter the Team Name column to show participants on eligible teams.

Virtual Race

Include all participants who’ve reached at least [X] miles/kilometers so far.

1. Pull the Virtual Race Report from the admin center.
2. Filter the Total Distance column to show eligible participants.

Group Virtual Race

Include all participants who’ve averaged at least [X] miles/kilometers per day.

1. Pull the Group Virtual Race Reports from the admin center
2. Download the Group Virtual Race Individual Report and filter the Total Distance column to show eligible participants.

Streak

Include all participants who’ve kept up a Streak of [X] days or greater.

1. Pull the Streak Report from the admin center.
2. Filter the Longest Streak column to show eligible participants.

Stick to It

Include all participants who’ve met the daily goal [X] times so far.

1. Pull the Stick to It Report from the admin center.
2. Filter the Daily Goals Met column to show eligible participants.

Target

Include all participants who’ve reached at least 50% of the Target goal so far.

1. Pull the Target Report from the admin center.
2. Filter the Avg % Goal Completion column to show eligible participants.

Group Target

Include all participants who’ve contributed at least [X] steps, distance, or active minutes to the total goal so far.

1. Pull the Group Target Reports from the admin center.
2. Download the Group Target Individual Report and filter the Total Steps, Total Minutes, or Total Distance column to show eligible participants.

Group Target Fundraiser

Include all participants who’ve reached an average of [X] steps, distance, or active minutes so far.

1. Pull the Group Target Fundraiser Reports from the admin center.
2. Download the Group Target Fundraiser Individual Report and filter the Step Average, Minutes Average, or Distance Average column to show eligible participants.

Content (actionable)

Mark at least [X] content posts complete.

1. Pull the Actionable Content Reports from the admin center.
2. Download the Actionable Content Individual Report and filter Total Completions column to show eligible participants.

Base a weekly raffle on an action or activity

Action or Activity

Reporting Instructions

Post a photo in challenge chat

1. Pull the Challenge Chat Report from the admin center.
2. Filter the Photo column to show records that include a photo URL. The remaining records are your eligible participants.

Add at least 1 friend

1. Pull the Friend Report from the admin center.
2. Filter the Total Friends column to show records greater than 0. The remaining records are your eligible participants.

Create a user created challenge

1. Pull the User Created Challenges Report from the admin center. Set dates accordingly. Note: This report will show all user created challenges that were active during the selected dates.
2. Filter the Start Date column to confirm challenges were created on or after [X] date. 3. Filter the Creator User ID column to only show distinct records. The remaining records are your eligible participants.

Participate in an external company event

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How do I select a random raffle winner?

Once you have a list of eligible winners, selecting a raffle winner is simple. Follow the instructions linked here to identify your raffle prize winners.

What are some reward ideas for weekly raffles?

Weekly raffle prizes can vary. Here are a few ideas we recommend:

  • Company swag (water bottles, T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.)

  • Workout gear (jump ropes, performance tech gear, weights, yoga mats, etc.)

  • Tech (fitness trackers, massage guns, headphones, speakers, etc.)

  • Shoutouts from company leadership

For even more prize ideas, click here.

Weekly raffles in practice

Here is an example challenge set up with weekly raffles to help you visualize weekly raffles for your next challenge.

Challenge set up and goals

Example raffles by week

Week

Stat

Report

Prize

1

Avg 3,000+ steps/day

Streak

Insulated water bottle

2

Increase your avg steps from week 1 to week 2

Most Improved

Personal shoutout from company leader

3

Create your own challenge by X date

User created challenge

Company t-shirt

4

Reach 50+ miles in the Virtual Race by week 4

Virtual Race

Bluetooth speaker

5

Post a photo in chat by X date

Challenge chat

Polaroid camera

6

Avg 5,000+ steps/day throughout the challenge

Streak

Massage gun

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