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Raffle Ideas: Good Raffle Prize Ideas Under $100

Updated on September 7, 2014

It's Easy to Choose a Great Raffle Prize!

If you're looking for raffle prize ideas under $100, you're in the right place!

Whether your raffle is during a one-time event, or you run it over a month-long period, these great prizes will get people interested in buying tickets, thus raising money for your cause.

Once you get to the $100 range, you're into some serious luxury territory. You can use your $100 to purchase a great prize outright. Alternatively, you can get local businesses involved by asking for one or more prizes to be donated, then use your $100 on packaging and displaying the item and making it even more desirable.

Choosing a prize for your raffle can feel like a chore, but hopefully these ideas will give you something to have a little fun with. Feel free to suggest new ideas!

Have a different budget in mind? Check out Raffle Prizes for $25 or Raffle Prizes for $50.

Prize Idea #3: Raffling Gift Cards

Isn't it interesting to see what people really want as prizes? You'd think that cash would be king, but in the survey below, gift cards win out over 50-50 raffles at the $100 prize level. There's just something about a gift card that makes people think of enjoyment. A cash prize will probably just end up going to pay bills, whereas a special gift card calls out for indulgence!

What Is Your Favorite Type of Raffle Prize? - Vote To See Which Prizes Are Most Popular!

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Prize Idea #2: Raffling Gift Baskets

People love winning gift baskets because you feel like you're getting a whole bunch of prizes instead of just one. The bigger and fuller the basket, the better! A gift basket is a great vessel for soliciting delectable items from local businesses looking for exposure (then using your $100 budget for the basket itself and filler items).

Wine.com Elegant Extravaganza Gift Basket
Wine.com Elegant Extravaganza Gift Basket

If you're not up for making your own gift basket, places like Amazon have excellent pre-filled baskets that will make just about anyone swoon. As a bonus, baskets regularly go on sale, so you can get even more bang for your buck!

 

And the #1 Most Popular Raffle Prize Is...

Electronics!

Prize Idea #1: Raffling Electronics - Sleek and Modern Raffle Prize Ideas!

Electronics make great raffle prizes, because they're flashy and fun to look at, and people want to own them (although they won't always purchase these items for themselves).

In addition, electronics often go on sale, so you can get pricey items for a lot less than the original costs. It's not surprising to find a $200 camera for less than $100, bringing it just into your raffle prize price range.


More Electronics Raffle Prize Ideas - (For Slightly Higher Budgets)

Raffling an electronic device can be expensive, but if you choose one that's really popular, you can see great returns. If you're short on cash, consider asking local businesses to donate in return for having their name mentioned before and during the raffle.


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Jewelry Tiger

How to Choose a Good Raffle Prize

Make It Desirable, Focused, Portable, and Simple

Here are the properties of a good raffle prize, and some things to keep in mind:

1.) The most important aspect of a prize is that it must be desirable. Anything that's new, in style, or rare fits this category.

2.) A raffle prize must also be focused on your audience or the specific cause. Will parents be the main group attending the raffle? A toy could be a good idea. Are you fundraising to fight diabetes? Perhaps chocolate isn't the best choice. Choose a prize geared towards the people who will be there to buy the tickets, and keep your purpose in mind. Electronics is a good category because it can suit a wide range of groups and causes.

3.) An often overlooked characteristic of a good prize is that it's portable. Who knows who will be at the raffle? Maybe the middle school principal's cousins from Alaska decide to swing by. They need something they can take with them on their long trek home. In addition, they might not have a Best Buy in their town, so a gift certificate would go to waste.

4.) The more simple to start using a raffle prize is, the better. Choose a prize that doesn't require a lot of effort to set up or use.

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Runner Up: Home and Kitchen appliances

If you're interested in raffling a home appliance, think functional - or think fun!

  • Almost everyone has a traditional coffee maker warming the counter, but most people would love to jazz up their morning cup of joe.
  • During the warm summer months, an ice cream maker gets mouths watering. A crockpot can help winner hopefuls banish thoughts of cold in the winter.
  • A griddler or grill can provide a much-appreciated cooking option any time of year.
  • Most people have a regular, upright vacuum, but might get frustrated dragging it out for small messes. A state-of-the-art handheld vac can be a welcome addition to the home.

Keurig K-Cup In Room Brewing System, 11.1 x 10-Inches
Keurig K-Cup In Room Brewing System, 11.1 x 10-Inches

Again, try to stick to well-known brands, and read reviews to find out if the home appliance you're interested in raffling was well received. Click on the item to visit Amazon.com and learn more!

 

Raffle Tickets - Don't Forget Them!

The Coin-Tainer Co. Double Assorted Raffle Ticket Rolls, 2000 Count, 1 Roll, Colors May Vary (60670-63765)
The Coin-Tainer Co. Double Assorted Raffle Ticket Rolls, 2000 Count, 1 Roll, Colors May Vary (60670-63765)

Make sure that you get the double tickets with matching numbers. You need to keep one ticket, and give the other ticket to the purchaser so that he or she can match up the numbers.

 

Raffle Fundraising Success!

Have You Had Success With Any Of These Prizes?

Yes! I raffled one of these prizes and made tons of money!

Yes! I raffled one of these prizes and made tons of money!

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    • hexagon 6 years ago

      I say yes. Unique and hard to find items can bring in much money. I would expect the koolatron mini-fridge could be a success if we got this as a prize. Not many, if any of those I know got one.

    No, I think that something else would have been more effective. Such as...

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      • resabi 6 years ago

        I've never raffle off any of these items -- most of my experience was putting together gift baskets from donated items. One possibility is to have various people purchase small things that can be assembled into a basket. I have to check "no" here but it's not because I think something else would be more effective -- just that I haven't used any of these.

      Do You Have Any Raffle Prize Idea Suggestions? - Let the World Know!

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          resabi 6 years ago

          I think these suggestions cover a lot of territory. With the MP3 player I'd be tempted to include a $10 gift card for some music, just to make a nice package.

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          emmaklarkins 6 years ago

          @resabi: Great idea! I've added it to the list!

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          UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

          Great lens Emma!!

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          Deb Kingsbury 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

          Good ideas here. We sometimes have raffles for Search & Rescue, especially for the K9 team and have had good luck with gift baskets, among other things. *Blessed by angel on the Back to School Bus Tour*

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          emmaklarkins 5 years ago

          Thanks everyone for stopping by!

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          KidsOverKancer 5 years ago

          Great lens. Electronics really do sell well, especially with this day and age. 50/50 raffle does REALLY well too. You don't even need to actually have an item, you just give the winner half of your pot and you take the other half. That's one of the fundraising raffles we do with childhood cancer research.

          Check our my lens, its about raising childhood cancer awareness. The facts may surprise you! :)

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          WriterJanis2 5 years ago

          I have found that if you're doing some fundraising locally, many local merchants will gladly donate a prize.

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          VarietyWriter2 5 years ago

          Blessed

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          CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

          What a great idea to include an iTunes gift card with a music playing raffle prize. That would sure make the prize extra special!

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          jenisays 5 years ago

          Fantastic ideas! Thank you!

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          HomeDecorKnight 4 years ago

          Unique idea to choose raffle prize, Thanks for sharing this idea.

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