We’ve just made it even easier for new visitors to try out Shweet™. First-time visitors can now share videos on Facebook or Twitter without having to create a Shweet account right away. After they’ve racked up some points, they can decide whether they want to create a full Shweet account and start buying tickets for prizes. They’ll see why we say the Shweet is Sharing With Benefits™.
If you’re new to Shweet™, one of the features you’ll enjoy is Prize Tickets. When you have earned some Shweet points, you can convert those points into entries in our sweepstakes, by “buying” a Prize Ticket.
Contests are found on the “Prizes” page. On the right-hand side you’ll see a column that says “My Prize Tickets”. Like this:
When you buy a Prize Ticket, it shows the contest details, the odds and a little progress bar that moves as the contest nears completion. When enough people have bought Prize Tickets, the contest is automatically closed and a winner is drawn. Here is what a Prize Ticket looks like up close:
After you buy a Prize Ticket, it will not instantly appear under My Prize Tickets. To make it show up immediately, just refresh your browser page; otherwise, it will be there on your next visit.
As contests close, your Prize Tickets will be updated to show if you won. And of course, when you win, you get an email from Shweet.com giving you the good news.
Sometimes you may want to send a Shweet™ video to one or two special people in your life. With Shweet 2.2 we’ve made it easy to do that. On the bottom right-hand corner of every Shweet video, you’ll see a little icon for email. Click the email icon and it will open an email message and paste in the link. Voila!
If you have a blog or use other social media, you can now embed a link to post wherever you like—on a blog, your other social media channels, or wherever. Click the embed icon and the link will be copied to your computer’s clipboard. Neat!
Both of these features are for the convenience of our members, so neither earns points or triggers bonus awards.
You can find both of these new features at the bottom right-hand corner of any Shweet video.
Shweet is partnered with Cambio.com, AOL’s teen entertainment site. They have their own Shweet page, which is advertised on their homepage with this brand new snazzy Shweet widget:
Clicking on it sends you to Cambio’s Shweet page, where you can share Cambio content and enter to win more Shweet prizes. Check it out!
Another great Shweet™ 2.2 addition is the Shweet prize header that displays featured prizes right on the homepage. Not only is it a fun reminder of all the prizes that you can win, it also helps new Shweeters understand what they can do with their Shweet points. That’s Shweet x2!
…the brand new footer on every video landing page, suggesting what you might like to view next. When you share or tweet a video on Shweet.com, a link to that video is posted to your FB wall or Twitter feed. Now, when your friends click that link to watch the video you posted, they’ll also get some great suggestions for what to watch next. And who knows, they might find something new to show you.
As we mentioned before, a great feature of the new Shweet™ is the chance to unlock surprise rewards when you share or tweet content you like. Often this surprise reward is a trivia question, and getting the answer right earns you some bonus Shweet points. Now, you also have a chance to receive a free prize ticket for a contest that you haven’t entered yet. Here’s what one of these free contest entries will look like:
Hope you find a free ticket soon!
Please note per the Rules Addendum that “[w]ith regard to Sweepstakes conducted on Cambio.com, no Member may validly win such a Sweepstakes if he or she is under the age of 18 and residing in the United States at the time of his or her entry or the closing of such Sweepstakes. In such case Shweet.com will disqualify such Member from that Sweepstakes.”
One of the cool features in Shweet™ 2 is that now you can unlock surprise chances to win bonus points when you share or tweet content you like. One such surprise is a quiz card. Get the answer right and you earn bonus points!
Today we roll out Shweet™ 2, an upgrade of our service. And we are excited to tell you about it.
Shweet has always been about discovering exciting new content and products and then sharing your discoveries with your friends. As a bonus for sharing with friends, we give our members the chance to win prizes.
With Shweet 2.0 we wanted to make it more fun to discover content and products. We improved the user experience, and our programming will now feature far more video than before, drawn from our partners and elsewhere on the web.
We have also shifted to a new model for entering sweepstakes. No longer are draws tied to individual content items; now members can earn points by sharing the content they like, and they can use those points to buy tickets to enter draws for prizes.
So now you can share what you like most and enter draws for what you most want to win. Happy Shweeting!
- Keith Bates, CEO, Shweet.com