The best Ramadan giveaway prizes on social media in 2019

Posted in: EventsLast update: 27/05/19

Ramadan is a time when we put community and charity first. And in 2019, that generosity has spread to online social media – with creative, fun giveaways that highlight the importance of sharing with others. We’ve rounded up the most popular prizes for Ramadan giveaways… with some suggestions for how to run your own.

Because Ramadan is celebrated all over the world, we’ve been able to follow Ramadan giveaways from almost every country. And there are some clear trends: Twitter is especially popular in the UK, while giveaways from the UAE tend to focus on Instagram.

Fortunately, it’s easy to run giveaways on every social network these days. Whether you choose Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or even YouTube, you can simply use an app to count comments and choose a random winner. You can even unite all those communities in a single Ramadan giveaway.

But why run a giveaway? Well, apart from keeping your social media active, it’s also a great opportunity to spread the message of Ramadan. In this blogpost, we’ll see how people use Ramadan giveaways to promote charities, values, and traditions. And how they share tempting prizes…

We’ve organized all this information based on the type of prize on offer. So without further ado, here are the best Ramadan giveaway prizes we’ve seen on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter in 2019:

#1 Donations to charity

Let’s start with a giveaway that’s in the true spirit of Ramadan. My Ten Nights is an app which helps you complete your Laylatul Qadr giving, by setting up automatic donations.

So they decided to make donations on behalf of 10 people, as a twist on the classic giveaway. It’s a great example of a simple Twitter giveaway: just follow or retweet to take part.

Screenshot of a Ramadan giveaway on Twitter. When people retweet and follow, they have a chance to win £100 to donate to charity.

There are other ways to represent the spirit of Ramadan, too. Take a look at this Facebook competition from Mumzworld. They still wanted to give prizes to their users – but they used the comment contest to start a conversation about Ramadan. In order to join the prize draw, people had to answer the question: “What can you do to show kindness this Ramadan?”

#2 Treats for iftar

Sharing food and treats for iftar is also a very popular prize for a Ramadan giveaway. After all, sharing the evening meal has always been an important tradition in Ramadan. Now people are just continuing the habit on social media!

Take this giveaway from a specialist gift basket store. They joined the celebrations by giving away a basket full of snacks and sweets on Instagram.

Screenshot of a Ramadan giveaway on Instagram. Users follow, comment, and tag friends for the chance to win a Ramadan basket full of Iftar treats.

And here’s a similar giveaway, this time on Twitter. Two brands teamed up to offer a gift set of delicious fudge. Working with another brand like this is a great way to expand your audience and keep your prize budget under control.

Screenshot of a Ramadan giveaway on Twitter. This is part of a giveaway series. Users retweet and follow the 2 brands who co-sponsor the event, for the chance to win a gift set of fudge sweets.

#3 Self-care bundles

OK, so we know that Ramadan is a time to think of others. But the fasting routine can also be tough, especially if you are working hard or raising children while you fast.

So we love this Ramadan giveaway prize: a basket full of self-care goodies to help you through it.

Screenshot of a Ramadan giveaway on Instagram. Users like, comment and tag 3 friends for the chance to win a self-care basket.

We also like this giveaway because it was very well-organized. First off, the brand advertized the giveaway with a sequence of fun, interactive Stories on the Ramadan theme:

Screenshots of Instagram Stories about the Ramadan giveaway. First, the brand asks people to share their Ramadan resolutions. Next, they offer a sneak peek at the contents of the giveaway basket, including a tea set, candles, and dates. Finally, they show a photo of the basket itself.

Then, once the prize draw was over, they used Instagram Stories to follow up and announce the winner:

Screenshots of Instagram Stories about the Ramadan giveaway. First, the brand posts a countdown to the prize draw. Then they post a screen with a drumroll sound effect. Finally, they announce and tag the lucky winner.

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#4 Ramadan decorations

Whether you invite guests round or just celebrate iftar with your family, some gorgeous Ramadan decorations are definitely in order. This arts and crafts brand ran a giveaway on Instagram for some beautiful, seasonal paper fans:

Screenshot of a Ramadan giveaway on Instagram. The image shows a collection of paper fans, moons and stars in blue, gold, and pink. Users can win the collection by liking, following, commenting, and tagging 2 friends.

Other traditional decorations and artworks are popular, too. We’re thinking lanterns, cushions, plates… and what about this calligraphy canvas?

Screenshot of a Ramadan giveaway on Twitter. The image shows an Arabic calligraphy canvas in progress. Users can win a personalized canvas by following and retweeting.

#5 Gifts for children

Even though children are too young to fast, Ramadan is still an exciting time for them. And with the right guidance, it can be a wonderful opportunity to bring your family closer together and learn more about the season.

Here’s one example. This giveaway on Twitter shared a selection of children’s books, curated especially for Ramadan:

Screenshot of a Ramadan giveaway on Twitter. Users can win 3 children's books about Ramadan, refugees and friendship when they follow and retweet.

#6 Getting ready for Eid

And finally… we couldn’t resist including a few ideas for Eid. After all, the Ramadan month passes faster than you think!

This Instagram influencer teamed up with a clothing brand to give away some gorgeous Eid gifts:

Screenshot of a Ramadan giveaway on Instagram. The image shows 2 pairs of beautiful sequinned khussa shoes. The caption explains that users can win the shoes for Eid when they follow the brands involved, comment, and tag friends.

And what if none of these prizes inspired you? Well, you can always give away a gift card, and let people choose their own reward from your Ramadan giveaway. We like this example from a party store: the giveaway winner received a gift card to spend on party treats and decorations for Eid.

Screenshot of a Ramadan giveaway on Instagram. The caption explains that the brand celebrates this month of giving by giving away a gift card. Users can win by liking, following, commenting and tagging 3 friends. Then they can spend the gift card on party materials for Eid.

Ready to run your own Ramadan giveaway? Just create a post on your social media – then connect to Easypromos to manage the contest and pick a winner.

Corinna Keefe

English copywriter at Easypromos marketing team