Comparing Giveaway Apps: ViralSweep and Gleam

ViralSweep vs Gleam

viralsweep vs gleam

If you’re looking to run viral marketing campaigns, you probably have come across a few different platforms.

Below is a comparison of ViralSweep and Gleam.

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ViralSweep offers a suite of products that any brand can utilize depending upon their use case.

If you want to grow an email list, you can use our sweepstakes, instant win, or waitlist products.

If you want to display content, you can use our gallery product, coupled with our contest or hashtag product.

If you want to run giveaways on social media, you can use our comments product.

If you want to run purchase-based sweepstakes, you can use our purchases product.

The full list of ViralSweep products is below:


Gleam offers 4 different products, all of which ViralSweep has, except for their rewards product which is not currently part of the ViralSweep suite of products.

  • Competitions
  • Rewards
  • Gallery
  • Capture

Trial Period

ViralSweep offers a 7-day free trial with full access to our entire suite of tools, with two limitations: you can see only data for the first 10 entrants to your promotion (though you can see how many total entries you have), and you cannot connect to any email marketing services during the trial period.

Other than these two limitations, you can build and launch a promotion during your trial period and you are able to cancel within the 7-day period without being charged.

Gleam does not offer any trial period.

Their competitions app has a free plan, though it is restricted where you cannot actually see any of the data you collect.

Gleam does not offer any trial or free plan for their other apps.


ViralSweep offers a simple pricing structure, where almost all of our apps and integrations are included in our $49 plan.

The Business plan includes one additional app and more integrations.

We offer unlimited entries and unlimited promotions on any plan.

Gleam pricing is more complex, where you can purchase all of their apps for a set amount, or you can purchase each app separately.

In addition, Gleam has limits on each of their apps in terms of how many leads you can have, rewards you can claim, gallery items you can have, etc. whereas ViralSweep is unlimited. 

ViralSweep Pricing

Starter PlanBusiness PlanPremium PlanElite Plan

You can see ViralSweep’s pricing page for more detailed information.

Gleam Pricing

All-inclusive pricing for Gleam:

Pro PlanBusiness PlanPremium Plan

Per-app pricing for Gleam:

Competitions App

Hobby PlanPro PlanBusiness PlanPremium Plan

Rewards App

Pro PlanBusiness PlanPremium Plan

Galleries App

Pro PlanBusiness PlanPremium Plan

Captures App

Pro PlanBusiness PlanPremium Plan


ViralSweep offers a wide variety of integrations with email marketing, CRM, SMS, and CMS platforms, as does Gleam.

Here are the comparisons for these services that each platform integrates with. 


Viralsweep easily integrates and works on these platforms and many others.

Content Management Systems


Email Marketing / CRM

BrontoCampaign MonitorCheetah DigitalCM CommerceConstant Contact
EmarsysEmmaEZ TextingGetResponseHubSpot
ListrakMad MimiMailchimpMailerliteMaropost
RejoinerRetention ScienceSailthruSalesforceSelligent
SendgridSendinblueSendlaneSendyShopify Email


BazaarvoiceBitlyFacebook Lead AdsFacebook PixelFOMO
Google AnalyticsJudge.meStampedYotpoZapier


Gleam integrates with these platforms and others.


Email Marketing / CRM

BrontoCampaignerCampaign MonitorConstant ContactConvertKit
Mad MimiMailchimpMailer LiteMailjetMarketo


BitlyGoogle AnalyticsRebrandlyZapier

Customer and Product Support

ViralSweep offers live chat, scheduled phone calls and demos, and email support. Our support is located in the United States and hours are between 6AM to 6PM Eastern Standard Time.

Gleam offers email support and live chat, however the company is located in Australia, so the hours are between 9am – 5pm AET. Gleam does not take phone calls or offer demos.

Managed Services

ViralSweep offers managed services, including done-for-you promotions, and full legal administration, bonding and registration in New York and Florida, and prize fulfillment. 

Gleam does not offer any managed services.

Final Thoughts

While Gleam has a good product, it does not offer as many campaign types, the pricing can be a bit complicated, and they don’t offer phone calls or in-person demos.

ViralSweep offers a variety of campaign types, the pricing is straightforward with annual discounts, and we will take your calls and give you a live demo of any of our products.

If you’re a larger business that needs managed contests or sweepstakes services, then the only choice would be ViralSweep.

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