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Old 07-13-2015, 07:42 PM
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What is the general opinion of the price of a raffle ticket for quilts. I have made 3 bike-themed lap quilts, (about 60 x 72) for Ragbrai (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa). These are for a fundraiser for the shelter house here in town. We started out with $l.00 and the committee raised it to $5.00 per ticket. They can buy as many as they want. Also made 22 lined tote bags (about 15"x15") out of the leftovers and we started out with $10 on those and the committee raised it to $20. What's your opinion on prices? We certainly want to make as much as possible for the shelter house.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:14 PM
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I think $5 is steep for a raffle ticket. Most groups seem to charge $1 per ticket (even for elaborate bed size quilts) and you get 6 or 7 tickets for $5. That draws in those who are only willing to part with $1, while rewarding those who give more. I think you get more money in the long run that way. I think the price on the tote bags is good, but if they don't sell you can always reduce the price later.
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:17 AM
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I agree. Most I have heard sell tickets a little cheaper. Most will buy $5 worth, but they like to get more than 1 ticket for that. If people think the tickets are too expensive, they won't buy.
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:34 AM
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I agree with the previous post. People want a bargain with raffle tickets.
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Old 07-14-2015, 06:07 AM
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We do an annual raffle at our county fair for a fund raiser. It is a dollar a ticket or 6 for $5.00. A good raffle will generate from $500-$1,000.00 for us. We usually come in closer to the $1,000.00. Remember, its paper you are selling. People are more willing to give up $5.00 if they feel like they are getting a better deal.
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Old 07-14-2015, 06:14 AM
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I like $2 each or 3 for $5 for raffle tickets. Yes, it is to a good cause but most people are not going to want to pay $5 for one chance.
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