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  1. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    a drawing where you have guests buy tickets ($2/each or 3 for $5), and the winner gets the total collected in a PC gift certificate?

    I think I am going to offer this at all my shows too - doesn't it sound exciting???? Could end up with $50 or more free if several participate!

    :)
     
    Nov 10, 2005
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  2. SCJenn

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    I think that sounds like an interesting idea. I'd like to hear what others have to say and if anyone has tried this before.

    Jenn
     
    Nov 10, 2005
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  3. pchefinski

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    sounds sorta like a 50/50 raffle...

    ...but you're giving it ALL away to the winner.. so.. um, "winner takes all" raffle? how about that? hehe
     
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  4. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    And *I* get the sale (must use in this show).!!! So could boost the hostesses sales too. :)
     
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  5. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    Oh! LOL. Good name for it! :) Thanks I think I *will* use it!
     
    Nov 10, 2005
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  6. WendyAebi

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    A word of caution--when I worked in fundraising, raffles were kind of dicey legally. I can't remember the details, because it's been 10+ years. (So things may have changed) I'm wracking my brain to try to remember whether the problem was winning cash (or the cash pot-equivalent in products) or the nature of the business/charity/individual doing the raffle. Please look into whether it is legal for you to do a raffle like this! I was in Texas at the time; it may vary from state to state or even counties or towns.
     
    Nov 13, 2005
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  7. paydaymom

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    Interesting, if anyone finds out about this let me know.
     
    Nov 13, 2005
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  8. WendyAebi

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    I'm still poking around looking for details. I found some information about raffles in Knox County, Illinois, for example...

    For raffles conducted in Knox County only, outside all incorporated city, town and village limits.

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    To be eligible for a raffle license in Knox County, you must be a bona fide charitable, educational, fraternal, labor, religious, or veterans organzation that operate without profit to their members and which have been in existence continuously for a period of five years or more.

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    Click here to download a Knox County raffle application. If you are a political organization click here for information on obtaining a State Board of Elections raffle application.

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    The fee is determined by the annual aggregate retail value of the prize(s) offered:

    Annual Aggregate Retail Value of Prizes

    Fee


    Additional Fee for Multiple Licenses
    Chance
    Price
    Less than $100 $5.00 $1.00 $1.00
    $100 but less than $500 $15.00 $1.25 $5.00
    $500 but less than $1,000 $20.00 $2.00 $10.00
    $1,000 but less than $10,000 $25.00 $3.00 $30.00
    $10,000 or more $25.00 + $0.50
    per each $1,000 in excess of $10,000 $5.00 + $1.00 per each $1,000 in excess of $10,000 $100.00 + $10.00 per each $1,000 in excess of $10,000

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    The annual aggregate retail value of all prizes awarded in a single year shall not exceed $50,000 and the retail value of any one prize awarded in a single raffle shall not exceed $50,000.

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    Entities desiring to hold more than one raffle during a calendar year may apply for annual license; provided no more than 52 such raffles shall be held and no more than 1 raffle per week.

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    Raffle tickets may only be sold in Knox County.

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    Your raffle application must be completed in full before the license is issued. The presiding officer and a secretary or raffle manager of the organization must sign the license. The presiding officer must also sign the last page of the application to waive the required bond.

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    All organizations must abide by the rules and regulations set forth in the Knox County Code. Click here to download the rules and regulations.

    source
     
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  9. Wow. That definately sounds like an interesting idea!! Let us know how it goes!!

    I'm gonna have to do some research too...I'd hate to get into trouble, especially when I really DIDN'T know better!!!

    That does sound like a neat idea though!!
     
  10. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    The winner won $103 in the form of shopping spree to be concluded in the next day or two ~ in the fundraising "party" and I am giving 100% commission to the cause (she is a 7 yr old girl in my Brownie Troop with ovarian cancer). Since it was such a HIT (and very exciting) I plan to do some form of it with my larger parties. I will also look into it. Maybe just calling it a silent or tea cup "auction" is all we need. a HUGE success! Yea
     
    Nov 14, 2005
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  11. Chefie

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    "The Pampered Pool"

    I have done this before. I borrowed the idea from a partylite consultant. I call it the Pampered Pool. I have a sheet with 54 numbered squares. people can buy as many #'s as they want at $2 a piece. If the whole board is filled, that person wins $100 in free product. The extra go towards shipping and handling. If the board is not completed, then the the amount of the free product is adjusted accordingly. I usually have one of these in the host packet and the host can get squares even from people that choose not to order. I always do the drawing after everyone has ordered, so that it is a bonus to what they already ordered.
     

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  12. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    I love this! Thank you for sharing!!!!
     
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