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Would you pay $5 for a quilt raffle ticket?

Old 10-05-2011, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Suzanne in VT
I forgot to ask you how you go about selling the tickets. Do you set up a booth/table somewhere, sell them online, etc?

Anyone else can chime in here too. The more I can promote this quilt the better.
In NH you need a chairitable gaming license to hold a raffle for charity, if that's what your organization is considered, so check VT state law before you go too much further.

ETA: I'm sure the university has the ability to 'sponsor' a raffle of any kind...though maybe not one held by a parent long distance. Are you planning to do the major showing in Vermont or in Virginia, where more people are familiar with the cause?
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:09 AM
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It would depend on how beautiful the quilt was, and if the cause was one I cared about.
If you were in my church, and needed help for a mission trip for a child, I would pay $10We all helped a girl go on a mission trip with no reward to us.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by rexie
For our quilt raffles, we get $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
thats we charge for ours also,for our guild show raffle quilt
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:13 AM
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I buy raffle tickets on quilts all the time, most are 2 or 3 for $5. I am glad to support the project the quilt was made for so I don't care if I win or not.
I don't need another quilt so I hope I don't win it.

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Old 10-05-2011, 08:19 AM
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Our guild does a beautiful "opportunity" quilt forthe biannual quilt show. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. We make a ton of $ over the course of selling anf displaying quilt for close to a year. Raffles are illegal in our state. We have to give something in return so people arent getting nothing for their money. Its usually a pjece of candy.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:24 AM
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If you have lots of crowd gathering places to sell at, the $5 tickets will garner more money for less tickets. The value is not there to sell $1 a ticket to make the most money in a short amount of time. You need five people to spend $1 vs. one person to spend $5. Less places you have to go to to sell and less money invested in the fundraiser quilt for a bigger return. One marketing trick to donations or sells, have a clear ticket stub container and have it look at least 3/4 full of sold ticket stubs or donations (use filler paper to make it appear full) That will stimulate buying or donating. Marketing tricks work or they wouldn't be used.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:40 AM
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As much as I love to support by purchasing raffle tickets, it is rare that I do so. It has to be a cause that really speaks to me and I would probably not pay $5 for a ticket. Not cause I lack charity, just lack the budget for extras... if money were not a factor, then heck ya I would! ;)
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:48 AM
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We have one that is a OBW 3-D, blue and white, full to queen size that we are raffleing off for $5 for one or $10 for three.......selling great. This was a folded star pattern. Really beautiful. Sounded like good price to me, for something special/unusual, not just thrown together. I didn't work on it, but I'm proud to be connected to it. Blessings, Ruth
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:26 AM
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I agree that it depends on your area, and the quilt. I would think $3.00 per ticket and 2 for $5.00 would grab everyone's attention. Good luck!
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by rexie
For our quilt raffles, we get $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
That's what we sell ours for too. I agree with dd, too, that selling more for less will yield more $$ in the long run.
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