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Raffle Ideas: Good Raffle Prize Ideas Under $100
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!
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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Which Is Your Favorite Raffle Prize?
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).
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...
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.
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.
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!
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!
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