Archive for December, 2009

Starbucks Raffle

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Everybody loves Starbucks, right?!  I can’t think of one person I know who doesn’t like it.  I’ve already gotten three Starbucks cards this Christmas from people.  It seems to be the popular gift this year.   Many friends and family have been asking for a Starbucks gift card for Christmas.  That’s why I think it would make for a great raffle item.  I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want to win a Starbucks gift card.

There are many reasons why a Starbucks gift card makes a great raffle item.  First of all, Starbucks is like McDonalds in that there is one on every street corner.  This ensures that whoever gets a Starbucks gift card can surely use it.  Another reason is that there are other things at Starbucks other than coffee.  This enables the customer to have a choice, and they love that.  Lastly, Starbucks can be kind of pricey.  So a gift card to there enables the customer to not have to spend money.

Thanks Starbucks for being such a wonderful company!  I work love going to Starbucks to work, meet with friends, and go on dates with my husband.  Have a Merry Christmas this week everyone.  Enjoy your holiday!

All I Want For Christmas Is A Raffle

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

I love coming up with raffle ideas for my clients to use.  Like I said last time, I love involving them in the process as well.  They can often give a different angle on an idea than I can.  I’ve had some time to think through some ideas lately, and I think that I’ve come up with some good ones.  I’m not going to share them all right now, but I do want to share one that I really liked that works well for Christmas.

Its called an All I Want For Christmas Raffle.  Basically you sell raffle tickets to people for a pre-paid American Express gift card.  That way, if they win it, they can spend it on whatever it is that they really want for Christmas.  Another way to do it would be to search Amazon for the most looked at or shopped for gifts and raffle those off knowing that most people would actually want those for Christmas.

I like this idea because it gives the buyer and seller a lot of freedom.  The seller can really cater to their buyer.  Honestly, who wouldn’t like receiving a gift card that they could spend on whatever it is that they truly want?  I think that that is a pretty easy sell.  I got the idea when I was at Kroger the other day and I saw their spectacular array of gift cards.  It occurred to me that gift cards are one of the best things that you can raffle off other than cash lol.  I see a lot of potential with this cash gift card idea.

Raffling Gone Over Board

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

I feel like I’ve been coming up with raffle ideas left and right.  It’s kind of exhausting really, but I love it.  It’s really fun to come up with ideas, but its a little harder to execute them.  I’ve been presenting the ideas to all of my clients, some of them have gone over well and some of them not so well.  But I know that my clients love that I am always working to come up with new ideas for them to try.

To better be able to help each of my clients more specifically with their needs.  I’ve asked them to come up with ten ideas of things that they could raffle off, and I could help them execute the ideas well.  The all liked that plan and have committed to giving me their ideas when the new year begins.  I think that this will help us work together well and come up with great ways to help them earn money.

Now you might say that this is me shirking my responsibilities, but I’m not.  I too will be using this time to do some more brainstorming for new ideas.  I want to do my best for my clients.  I will also be using this time as a break for Christmas to spend with my family.  We all deserve that atleast, right?!

Raffling off Christmas in the Workplace

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Christmas can be a hard time for families financially, especially in this economy.  It can be hard for parents to get their children the presents that their kids really want or even need.  There has to be a way to aid them in that need.  Of course there are giving trees posted up around the city where strangers can buy presents for children in need.  I think that many business don’t know where to start when it comes to helping out the less fortune.   I thought about pitching the following idea to each of my clients:

Each employee in their business could choose a family in their community and could donate a toy or clothing to a giving tree raffle that they business coordinates.  The business can raffle off tickets to their employees to enter their name in the drawing to win some of the presents to give to their family that’s in need.  This way the business is able to earn a little cash and help their community.

Most of all it just encourages people to get in the giving spirit and be others focused.  That is something that we as a nation can definitely improve upon.  It is important to take care of ourselves, but only to the point where we are bettering ourselves to be able to help others.  Can you imagine what the world would look like if we cared more about each other than we did about ourselves?