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8 Sales Contest Ideas for September

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Planning to run some exciting sales contests this September? We’ve got you covered.

In this blog post, we are going to discuss some cool and interesting sales contest ideas which you can incorporate into your business to run some amazing sales contests for your sales team. These contests help in instilling motivation and a healthy competitive spirit amongst the sales reps.

To add fun to these contests, we’ve curated contest ideas based on the national and international days in September.


1. Cheese-in New Leads:

Why has this contest been chosen for September? Cheese Pizza Day, September 5

Goal: Award reps for the fastest lead response time.

Duration: 1 week, divide your sales team into 2

Winner: The team that gets the fastest response and is also able to revert quickly wins.

Rewards: The winning team will get coupons for a popular pizza outlet so they can enjoy their pizza party together.

Points: 10 points to be given to the team who’s able to quickly revert to the lead. Different reward points for how quickly a lead has responded and how fast the team has reverted to them (e.g. 5 points for leads responded to in <8 hours, 3 points 8-24 hours, 1 point >24 hours).


2. Skimming the Leads:

Why has this contest been chosen for September? Chocolate Milkshake Day, September 12th

Goal: To generate maximum leads in a given time frame for example giving teams a 1-hour time frame to generate the maximum number of leads.

Duration: 1 week, divide your sales team into 2

Winner: The team which successfully generates the maximum number of leads within the assigned time frame wins.

Rewards: Office milkshake party for the winning team and a voucher for a local diner known for their delicious milkshakes.

Points: 10 points per generated lead


3. Discovering the Treasure Lead:

Why has this contest been chosen for September? (International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th).

Goal: Generate maximum leads for a new product launch. In Pirate themed contest, you can provide the participants with pirate hats and eye patches.

Duration: 1 week

Winner: The participant who’s able to generate the most leads within a week will be declared the winner.

Rewards: A treasure box filled with goodies and various small and big prizes.

Points: 10 points per generated lead


Discovering the Treasure Lead




4. Sales Therapist:

Why has this contest been chosen for September? (World Physical Therapy Day, September 8).

Goal: Encourage the sales team to book maximum meetings within a week.

Duration: 1 week, divide your sales team into two.

Winner: The team who’s able to book maximum meetings wins the contest.

Reward: The winning team gets an opportunity to get consultation and therapy sessions from a chiropractor to improve their well being.

Points: 20 points per booked meeting.


Sales Therapist




5. Plant the Lead:

Why has this contest been chosen for September? (National Forest Martyrs Day, September 11).

Goal: A power-packed hour where a rep will be judged based on the calls they make in that particular time frame, ex calling the maximum number of leads within 1 hour.

Duration: 1 week, daily activity.

Winner: The team who’s able to make maximum calls within the given hour will be declared the winner.

Rewards: Small indoor plants for the winner and a hamper consisting of nature-based beauty products and essentials.

Points: 10 points per call.


6. Finish the Work:

Why has this contest been chosen for September? (Finishing the tasks quickly).

Goal: Contest created to motivate reps for completing the tasks that are related to an opportunity

Duration: 1 week

Winner: The rep who’s able to complete all the tasks that are related to an opportunity will win the contest.

Rewards: Free lunch, movie tickets and some cool goodies.

Points: 5 points per completed task.


Finish the Work




7. Educate the Clients:

Why has this contest been chosen for September? (Teacher’s Day, 5 September).

Goal: To set up a maximum face to face meetings.

Duration: 2 weeks

Winner: The rep who’s able to book the maximum number of face to face meetings with clients wins the contest.

Rewards: The rep who’s able to book maximum face to face meetings will win an iPhone 11

Points: 20 points per meeting booked.


Educate the Clients




8. What a Pitch!

Why has this contest been chosen for September? (Miniature Golf Day, 21 September)

Goal: Contest set up around judging a rep based on the sales pitch they are giving for a new product

Duration: 1 week

Winner: The rep who gives the most impressive pitch for a new product launch wins the contest.

Rewards: A gift voucher to a local bowling valley.

Points: Participants will be marked out of 10, the participants who receive the highest number will be declared the winner, for example, 9/10 or 4/10. Depending on the pitch. The judgement will be taken by the sales manager and the CEO


What a Pitch




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How will you communicate the contest to your participants?

Once you have a perfect contest idea and a suitable name for it, focus on communicating it effectively to your participants. Follow our sales contest communication template to announce your contest.

Published on Sat Sep 18 2021

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