Big-ticket Raffles always draw lots of interest, especially when the prize is awesome! This can be a great way to raise a lot of money within your community. Many times, you can pull some strings and get some items donated by local stores if you let them know it's for charity and provide the right documents. You may also have connections of people you know who can get stuff donated.
Once you have the items you want to raffle, there are a few ways to go about selling raffle tickets.
You can either sell higher-priced individual tickets for each item or sell tickets in batches (such as 5 for $15 or 20 for $50). In big-ticket raffles, make sure to price your raffle tickets in a way that makes all of your efforts worth it. Remember, it's for charity and people will donate big for a chance at an awesome prize!
If you prefer, you can also auction items off. Silent auctions are a great way to create a competitive environment. This also gives control to the donors over who wins the big prize! Make sure to set minimums starting bids and minimum bid amounts to keep the auction amount growing!
Big-Ticket Item Ideas
1. Seasonal Products
These make for great raffle prizes that anyone would love to have! Ideas include:
- Yeti Cooler
- Garden/Yard Tools
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor furniture
- Lawn games (cornhole, life-size connect four, horseshoes)
As the number one choice for a raffle, the latest electronics are a great way to go for prizes. Some popular options include:
3. Gift Baskets
Gift baskets are very popular prizes. These are especially a great choice during any holiday season. You could also include a gift card with your basket. Some of our favorite gift basket raffle ideas include:
- Bath/Spa Baskets
- Sports Fan Baskets
- Movie Night Baskets
- Food/Cooking Lovers Baskets
Roundtrip Airfare, a package deal, a cruise, hotel stays, even airline miles all make great raffle prizes. Most people love to travel and the biggest obstacle is usually cost. With a little creativity and persistence, you’ll be able to get some great prizes for your raffle!