When Win A Country Home announced their property competition winner on St Valentine’s Day the world was a completely different place. However the remaining two home raffles had already committed to awarding their properties. Raffle House were guaranteeing the property as a prize whilst Draw A House were doing the same. The latter in fact should have concluded at the end of March.
Draw A House Extended
However the Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in Draw A House postponing the competition closing date until the 20th December 2020. According to the website the keys of the property are “with St Andrews Hospice for their use during this period.” Whilst we understand this situation what we don’t understand is why the competition is continuing as entrants can still purchase tickets.
If the closing date was scheduled for the end of March and the property was to be awarded then in our view the competition should now be closed. By all means delay the result until after the current crisis, but no one else should be allowed to enter. It’d be interesting to know how many tickets were sold until 31st March 2020 and how many get purchased by December!
1000 Free Tickets For NHS Workers
As far as we’re aware Raffle House are on course to conclude in July as scheduled. With respect to the current crisis they’re offering 1000 free tickets to NHS workers on a first come first served basis. To claim your ticket visit the Raffle House blog for details. You will need to register an account, contact the site via live chat and then provide confirmation of your NHS ID/credentials. As far as we’re aware this offer is still ongoing.
There are free tickets for NHS workers on offer in a new competition by Elatus Developments. This is a new competition that gives you the chance to win a one bedroom apartment in Liverpool and worth £121,000. The interesting part of this promotion is that it involves the former Liverpool FC striker Robbie Fowler. NHS Workers need to follow the link on the site and complete details to claim their free ticket. Everyone else can enter the raffle by spending £10 on a ticket.
Win My Dream Home
The latest addition to the win a house watch on Loquax is Win My Dream Home. Regulars to Loquax and observers to house raffles may double take on that name, but this isn’t another competition from Misuma Limited. Instead it’s a new contest from different promoters! The prize on offer is a six bedroom farmhouse in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. It looks fabulous judging by the images on the website and the property will be won fully furnished.
As part of the promotion the owners are hoping to raise £100,000 for Severn Hospice. We like the sound of this but are not too impressed with the clauses in the terms. If the minimum number of tickets of around 385,000 are sold at £2 each then £10,000 will go to charity. In order for the £100,000 to be donated then a maximum of 500,000 tickets must be sold by either the end of May or first week of July 2020.
Will There Be Winners
Draw A House and Raffle House have guaranteed their prizes so we expect that they will be create winners – eventually! Win My Dream Home is following a similar model to Win A Country Home. They’ve gone for a low ticket price plus are encouraging people to refer friends. It has gleaned media coverage too so perhaps it may snowball to a positive conclusion. Elatus Developments promotion has well meaning behind it but we wonder whether the £10 price tag may be less appealing to entrants.
At the start of 2020 we did wonder whether these competitions would fizzle out. Given the current climate we wouldn’t be surprised to see a few more properties appear on the win a house list. People may look to the raffle model to try and offload their properties in a potentially difficuly market. Whether there’s the interest and willingness for players to spend money however remains to be seen.