Archive for July, 2010

Football Raffle

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Believe it or not, football season is soon upon us.  It feels like baseball season just started, doesn’t it?  Anyway, it is time for the early fundraisers for schools.  I just recently heard that one of our local schools is holding a football raffle to benefit the school.  Most fundraisers are just to benefit the team, so this one definitely stands out.

Basically, they built a box seat in the bleachers on the 50 yard line.  They are raffling off the opportunity to watch one of the games in the box seat, which also includes free refreshments from the concession stand.  What a great idea, huh?!  They are selling raffle tickets for $3 a piece or 5 tickets for $10.

Not only is this a great way to raise money for the school before the school year begins, but it is also a great way to fill seats at the football games.  This raffle will benefit them down the road when people are paying to get into the game just to get a look at the box seat and who is in it that week.  I love this idea, and I wanted to pass it on for you all to use!

Hunting Raffle

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Have I ever mentioned how much I love new and unique raffle ideas?  Well, I found one that I think is great and would love to share it.  This one comes from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and they are selling raffle tickets for their big game hunt raffles in the fall.  Basically, if you win one of the raffles they give you a big game permit for hunting.

Included in the raffle are opportunities to hunt black-tailed deer, mule deer, white-tailed deer, westside elk, eastside elk, California big horn sheep, moose, mountain goats, turkey, cougar, black bear, and bull elk.  I don’t know much about hunting, but I’m assuming the opportunity to hunt these animals is a big enough deal to buy raffle tickets to be able to do.  I know a few hunters and I’ve told them about this raffle and their eyes got pretty wide.

The prices of the raffle tickets range from $5.90 to $22.10 a piece depending on the species you want to hunt.  I love this idea of varying the cost of the raffle tickets to match the prize.  I would definitely recommend doing this if you have a raffle coming up anytime soon.  It’s a great way to increase your profits.

Picture Living The High Life

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

I just read about a raffle in Orange County, California today that seemed to be pretty idyllic.  Of course, we all know the Orange County, CA is a very nice part of the country to live it.  It is where Laguna Beach is located, for those of you who have seen the popular MTV show.  This may attribute to the reason why the raffle prize was so amazing.

Basically, the raffle was to benefit Irvine Unified School District programs in CA and offered an amazing travel opportunity to six of the most nice resorts in Orange County.  All of the resorts were coastal resorts and they include the Montage Laguna Beach, The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, The Balboa Bay Club, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, the Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa and the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort.  The prize included a night, spa treatment, and dinner at each of these resorts.  That sounds like the high life to me.

This prize is just one of the many that they have been raffling off throughout the summer.  The other prizes include a BMW, $700,000 condo, and $500,000 cash.  I bet those raffle tickets sell like wildfire.  This raffle greatly benefits their school district because they just suffered a twenty million dollar cutback from the government.  More school districts should hold raffles like this to improve their schools.

Millionaire Raffle

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

I just recently heard of Pennsylvania Lottery’s Millionaire Raffle.  This year was the tenth year in a row that they have held this raffle, and they just made four new people millionaires!  They had a total of $5,089,200 in cash prizes, so there were other cash prizes as well.  I believe that other than the other million dollar prizes that there were also a hundred thousand dollar prizes, a thousand dollar prizes, and hundred dollar prizes.  There is no better raffle prize than money, that’s for sure.

As far as I know or have heard of, Pennsylvania is the only state that holds a raffle like this.  All of their proceeds go to funding programs that benefit older residents of the state.  That is amazing.  I love that all of that money goes to a great cause that feeds back into bettering their state.  This is a fad that should definitely catch on around the country.

Can you imagine if every state in the United States held a raffle like this?  It would not only involve communities in their state’s welfare, but the money given as prizes would better other people’s lives as well.  It is such a progressive and productive idea.  I would definitely spend money on buying  raffle ticket that supports our state.  Now if only I can get them to buy my raffle tickets :).

My Favorite Raffle Prize

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

The is this amazing raffle that goes on every year in the area where I live.  It is thrown by a hospital to raise money for their children cancer ward.  It is amazing how many people participate in this raffle and the prize is incredible.  They buy a dream house in a highly desirable neighborhood and raffle it off for $100 a ticket.  It is quite the hot ticket item around here.

My husband and I enter the raffle every year.  Not only are we happy to do it because it goes to a wonderful cause, it is also a fantastic prize to win.  I mean, who doesn’t want to win a dream house?!  It is much bigger than anyone would ever need, but it is extremely beautiful and desirable.

If any other organizations out there can afford to do a raffle like this, I would highly recommend it.  It will get a lot publicity for your organization and you will have no trouble selling raffle tickets.  People always want to support a good cause, especially when the money they donate is qualifying them to win a prize of a lifetime.