Live Giveaways 101: How to score your next freebie


Have you ever wondered what it felt like to be an audience member on The Oprah Winfrey Show during one of her Oprah’s Favorite Things episodes? Well, so have we, and just like you, we never got the chance to experience it for ourselves. But just like Oprah, we also enjoy sharing freebies with our loyal subjects app users and social media followers. This is why we routinely host live giveaways.

Frequently asked Questions

What is a Live Giveaway?

As the name suggests, a live giveaway is a live session we host for our app users and social media followers in which they stand a chance of winning some fantastic freebies. It takes place in the form of a livestream shown on the Jumia app, which typically lasts between 30 minutes to an hour.

When do they take place?

There are no set dates for our live giveaways, but an announcement would be made across our social media pages prior to any upcoming giveaway, along with details of its exact timing.

How do I participate?

First off, you need to ensure that you have the Jumia app installed on your phone, since the giveaway would be streamed directly on the app. Then you also need to make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, if you aren’t already. Specific instructions pertaining to each live giveaway would be given out on those platforms. This would also increase your chances of being one of the first to find out when we are hosting our next giveaway.

What’s up for grabs?

Every giveaway we host is unique in that you never know what we might be giving away until we announce the specific giveaway. This is why it is doubly important that you follow our social media pages for all the required information. We’ve given out everything from mobile phones to large appliances, so the only way to know what you stand to win at any given live giveaway is to make sure you tune in for the actual giveaway.

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And there you have all the information you need to help you score your next freebie. Is there anything else you’d like to know about live giveaways or another one of our sales or services? Then let us know in the comments section below.