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Old 05-16-2018, 01:29 PM   #1
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Going to try to set up a raffle to help fund a memorial scholarship. Needing advice from people who have set them up as to what works and what didn't. Also, what type of items would make you want to buy a ticket. Want to keep tickets in the 5-10 dollar range. TIA
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:39 PM   #2
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guns & trailers seem to do well.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:55 PM   #3
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I usually buy raffles for guns and atvs.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:56 PM   #4
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guns, atvs, gift cards, chain saws, fishin/huntin trips. Also helps to throw some frilly women stuff in. Wine baskets, spa deals etc
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:57 PM   #5
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For the Land Surveyor scholarship fund, they do several guns, but also something like an Apple Watch and a weekend getaway so a person who isn't in to guns will still potentially purchase a ticket.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:58 PM   #6
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x2 on the ladies stuff. Wine baskets are a good. Whiskey baskets as well.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:58 PM   #7
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Guns... around here anyway. Little league, school functions, hospice, non profits and the list goes on. I buy them from anyone that comes by. If you can get someone to underwrite or donate them even better.

I see a lot of $20 per ticket or 6 for $100. Seems to work really well even if you have to buy the guns. Won't take long to double your investment. Hit up business that might have a manager in charge of an expense account. They love gun tickets because they're spending someone else's money on a "donation", knowing if they win they'll keep it... so I've heard anyway.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:47 PM   #8
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Guns, hunting and fishing trips, weekend getaways, high end coolers, rods and reels, and atvs are most popular. Finding donations and underwriting is a huge plus to your bottom line and your net net.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:45 PM   #9
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AR 15's and Yeti-style coolers.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:47 PM   #10
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Guns and high end coolers. We pick out a special gun and do a limited sale of 300 tickets @ $20 each. That is 6 grand, minus the gun cost. So if you spend 1k or less on a gun you are making 5K. Not bad. We have had good results with making it a limited number of raffles sold. When you have a 1 in 10,000 chance of winning, many won't play. 1 in 300...That is way better odds and they sell fast.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:59 PM   #11
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We do guns over and over again as they are by far the best money makers. We raffle off 6/yr and typically do 6-8x return on the cost of the gun.


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Old 05-16-2018, 07:47 PM   #12
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I did a 10 gun raffle a few months ago and it went well. 1 ticket for 25 or 5 for 100. 99% bought the 5 for 100. We didn’t meet our goal of selling 1000 tickets but came close. Ended up donating close to 8k
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:18 PM   #13
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Last raffle I did was a nice O/U shotgun, a stand up shop air compressor and a 65Qt Rtic cooler. 5$ a ticket or six for $25. I also limited the number of tickets too 500.

Itís been my observation that if you offer a free chance on a bigger buy of tickets and put on the ticket the number of chances being sold will help encourage buyers on the fence. If your selling 2,000 tickets for $1 a piece they wonít sell them all and youíll be lucky to sell half.

Also $5-10 seems to be the right range for tickets. $20 will net the high rollers at a fundraiser event but average Joe isnít gonna get more than one.


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