Posts Tagged ‘humor’

Cow Chip Raffle

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Oh, in my posts on raffle twists, how could I have forgotten the time-honored cow chip raffle? Running across this article this weekend reminded me of this unique way of picking raffle winners. The middle school I attended used to hold one of these yearly. Basically, the raffle organization paints a grid on a big field, numbering each space in the grid and selling tickets with corresponding numbers. Then you simply let some well-fed cows loose on the field, and voila! They choose your raffle winners for you by their own natural processes.

This is just another example of how creative you can get with your process for choosing raffle winners. Come up with some innovative way of picking a winner, tying the method to the organization you’re raising funds for. If you’re an agricultural or animal rights organization, the cow chip raffle’s a great choice.

Airsoft Raffle

Monday, August 24th, 2009 is giving over $10,000 of merchandise away in their summer promotion.  This is on top of any promotion or free shipping you would receive on their website.  This video is short, but a great way to promote their business and their raffle.  Why?  It’s hilarious!  Obviously, this video didn’t cost hardly anything to make, but because it is creative and funny, it is sure to drive business their way.

A few of my favorite lines:

“The itch?”

“Do you ever get the urge to destroy something by shooting it?” “I think so.”

“Do you walk around with your knees bent and your arms like this?”  “All the time!  What the hell is wrong with me doctor?”

Ha! ha!  Hilarious.  Check it out for yourself, and see how you can use free tools like YouTube to promote your raffle.

The Mule Raffle

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

The City Slicker goes to see the Farmer about his newspaper ad: “Mule for Sale – $100”. When he arrives the Farmer says he’s sorry but the mule died and he was just about to bury him. The City Slicker offers to dispose of the mule for no charge and of course the Farmer, being nobody’s fool, agrees.

A few weeks later when the Farmer is in town he happens to see the City Slicker and asks what he did with the mule. The City Slicker says he raffled the mule off and sold 1000 raffle tickets for $5.00 each. The confused Farmer asked: “What about the winner – wasn’t he upset that he won a dead mule?” The City Slicker responded: “Why yes he was, so I gave him back his $5”.
We won’t help you hold a raffle for a “Dead Mule” but we will be glad to help you with virtually any other raffle you had in mind. Just give us a call: 1-888-4RafTix (888-472- 3849) Toll Free (9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST, Mon.- Fri). Or place your order for raffle tickets online.

Can Man Live On Raffles Alone?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

While browsing through Hulu one night a few months ago, I came across a TV show that asks the above question.  Can a man live purely on raffles or sweepstakes?  Can he survive if everything else is taken away from him, and he has to live on mere chance or luck.

 A crazy, yet hilarious Japanese show called Denpa Shonen let the viewers play out this question right before their eyes.  You get to watch as Japanese comedian Nasubi lives his life out in front of the camera.  For months he lives without clothing and scarce food.  Every time the door knocks and he wins a prize through a raffle, he goes nuts with celebration.  

Nasubi stays busy all day filling out post cards and writing into sweepstakes he finds in magazines provided to him by the show’s producers.  With enough entries into drawings, he may just possibly survive.  Check out the first episode below.