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Preferred prizes

The Preferred prize module is in BETA testing now, so please don’t use it for any serious drawings until we fix any bugs. In the standard mode, RandomPicker assigns prizes to participants on a random basis – everybody can win anything. But what if you want to let participants decide which prizes they prefer? Preferred…

Random name generator in Excel

Do you need a simple random name generator in Excel to quickly select winners offline? Here is a guide on how to do it yourself. It can be used as a lucky draw generator, raffle generator and you can randomize any items, not only select winners. A simple guide on how to make the random…

50+ Raffle Prize Ideas

The right selection of prizes is essential for a successful raffle or giveaway. Raffles are often used for fundraising and charity activities, but companies and agencies use raffles as well. The more attractive the prizes, the more people the raffle will attract. Here are some raffle prize ideas: Electronics, gadgets iPhone Tablet, iPad Flat TV…

50 50 Raffle Guide

The 50-50 raffle is a special and very simple type of a raffle prize. It is used by many fundraisers from nonprofits, charities, academic and other organizations. What is 50 50 raffle? The idea of a 50 50 raffle is really simple. Imagine a raffle where people pay for raffle tickets. The main prize is…

Import Comments From Facebook

This article describes how to import entries (comments) from your Facebook post. Please note that you are able to read comments only from the Facebook profile that is the administrator of the Facebook Business page – login to Facebook with the right credentials. The Facebook comment picker is available in the Entries section > Facebook….

How RandomPicker works

RandomPicker is an online tool which helps choose random winners. It is a server application, you don’t need to install anything on your computer, everything runs online on secure servers. There are a few easy steps to conduct an unbiased draw in RandomPicker: Create a drawing project and add prizes – submit its name, prizes…

Random number generator

There are several ways how to randomly choose winners. RandomPicker uses several approaches: GUID – Pseudorandom Numbers According their name those numbers are not fully random. They are the result of a specific computer algorithm. It is easier to generate pseudorandom numbers than true random numbers so you can find them in many desktop or…

Pricing and payments

The free plan is dedicated for personal, nonprofit and testing purposes. You can import up to 100 entries to each project. If you need more entries or if you use RandomPicker for business purposes, please buy a credit for a single draw or choose one of our annual plans. We offer Basic, Standard and Advanced…

Nonprofit plan

The initial free plan has a limit of 100 entries and provides only basic features. We like nonprofits and we want to support people who help others. That’s why we give them the Standard plan free of charges – higher limits and advanced features (widget, live events). Who will qualify for the Nonprofit plan: You…

Project Setup & Prizes

Click on “Create new” button to add a new draw project, on My account or My projects page. You need to set up the new draw project first: Prizes Optionally, you can upload an image to each prize – just select the prize and a new dialog appears on the right. Use JPG, GIF or…

Entries, Participants, Import

RandomPicker works with two types of information about the entries or participants – public information and internal notes. The entry (public information) can be visible in the table of winners. The internal note is not publicly visible After you import the list from your excel file, it will be stored in the RandomPicker system in…

Weighted drawings

See the video tutorial for a quick introduction to weighted raffles. You can find details in the text below. Each entry has an equal chance of winning in most drawings. That said, there are several types of raffles which use different settings and entries can have different chances of winning: You can handle entries with…

Registration Form and Widget

RandomPicker provides an easy way how to collect entries from your participants. You can send them to our registration form or embed the widget form on your page. People will submit their entry directly to RandomPicker so you don’t need to import them manually. Here is what it looks like: How to set up the…

Live Events

The Live Events module provides an easy way how to present drawings at your meeting, during the streaming or for other situations. How it works This module uses the same drawing method as common RandomPicker drawings, but it adds the visual layer. We recommend using Live event if you have a raffle with more than…

Custom design

This feature is currently in public beta testing. You can change the look & feel of the project public record and live event page. Public record design You can define the following elements: Body text: font size (use value in pixels without the “px”) and font color (use the color picker add input the #hex…

API: Automate your raffle drawings

RandomPicker is a cloud-based platform that was founded with the mission of enabling companies of all sizes to provide unbiased random drawing for their raffles and giveaways. RandomPicker’s APIs belong to the Representational State Transfer (REST) category. They allow you to perform ‘RESTful’ operations such as adding, reading, modifying, or deleting data from your drawing…