Custom Fields

Custom fields, capture additional information from your users

Gleam has the ability to capture additional information from your users via Custom Fields when entering a contest or redeeming a reward. These custom fields are incredibly flexible & powerful, they are currently available to customers on the Business plan.

Applications that support Custom Fields:

Preset Fields

We have a number of preset fields that you can add by clicking the Add Field button. You can also drag and drop the fields to change the ordering (which includes dragging above the Full Name and Email field).

Gleam interface showing fields with add field button and fields being dragged and dropped

Ask users to submit their address

address field

Ask users to submit their phone number

phone number field

Ask US or Canadian users to submit their Zip code

zip code field

Ask users to submit their Postcode

post code field
Terms & Conditions

Require users to agree to the widget terms and conditions. You can also link to an external terms and conditions (on your own site)

terms and conditions field

Allow users to enter their state. Has prefilled states for US, UK, Canada & Australia

state field

Ask users to enter their country from a dropdown.

country field

Ask users for their job title

job title field

Ask users for their company name

company field

Ask a question from users before they signup. For example How did you hear about us?

question field

This option allows you to split your fields across multiple screens. Good if your data spans different categories or themes.

separator field

Add Custom Field

You can also add your own complete custom fields which opens up endless possibilities for data collection.

Custom Field Types


string field

small field

large field
Text text field
Date of Birth Date of birth field
Checkbox checkbox field
Select Select field
Large Select large select field
Country country field

Custom Field Options

Inside each custom field you have a number of options that can be configured.


This is the label on the field, normall describes to the user what you want to capture.

Label field

Each form element can have placeholder instructions inside it.

Placeholder field

A hint will appear below the label to give additional information to users.

Field for Loyalty card number showing Displayed on the back of the card in green
as a hint underneath

Allows you to add some instructions before the field.

Instructions field
Instructions After

Allows you to add some instructions after the field.

Intructions after field

Allows you to have multiple options for Select or Large Select fields.

Options field

This will automatically default to one of the Options.

Default field

This allows you to make one list that is dependant on another. It'll stay hidden until the first list has been selected.

dependant field

Pattern allows you to use REGEX patterns to validate the input on the field. This should only be used by users that are able to write regular expressions.


Required is always on by default for each field. It requires that a particular field is complete before allowing the user to continue. You can turn this off with this checkbox.

Required field
Max length

Specify a maximum number of characters for a field.

Login First

It is also possible to show the custom fields first, by forcing "Login First" with email only or by making a single action mandatory.

login first field

Custom Fields Example

Below is an example contest with all the different types of custom fields setup that we support.