Dublin Home & Car - Cash Winner
It's back to Ireland for the latest addition to the Raffall collection of win a house contests. In this one you have the chance to become the new owner of a three storey property in Dublin. In addition the prize includes a Renault Kadjar and £10,000 cash prize.
Winner: Dominic Mitchell
Launched: 1st March 2021 Closed: 27th August 2021
Location: Dublin, Ireland,
House Value: £600000 (4 Bedrooms)
Car: Renault Kadjar
Ticket Price: £20.00 (Free Entry - See 5.6 in Terms)
Tickets Sold: 12111 Revenue: £242220 (Estimated)
Cash Alternative: 75% of ticket sales
The owners of this property have decided to relocate after a couple of hectic years and have chosen to go down the win a house route. They mention selling a home during a pandemic is difficult - but will they find it easier selling it via a contest? Time will tell. Location wise the property is close to the town of Portmarnock and Dublin Airport. The seaside towns of Howth and Malahide can be found just 10 minutes away. No valuation is given so we've made an estimate based on similar properties in the region.
How To Enter The Competition
Whilst the owner has provided a video and image of the property they don't really give any details about it on Raffall. We know it's a four bed, three storey terrace style home with south facing garden. However beyond that you're left with the images to look at. Details about the car are also limited to it being in pristine condition. Thankfully we know what £10,000 looks like! The good news is that legal fees and taxes will be covered by the owner and these are mentioned in the text.
To enter the raffle you need to be registered with Raffall. This can be done via Facebook or email login. Once at the house raffle page it's a case of answering a question and purchasing tickets. The question pops up in a window which we found disappeared very quickly. Tickets cost £20 and there's no limit to the number you can purchase. You can purchase online using debit cards. A donation of 10% will be made to Temple Street Children’s Hospital Dublin.
40,000 Ticket Sales
The promoter hopes to sell 40,000 tickets (total revenue £800,000) by the end of February 2022 in order to conclude the draw. If insufficient tickets are sold then the winners will receive a share of the compensation amounting to 75% of all ticket sales. All compensation payments are guaranteed and paid directly by Raffall Limited. This is a little bit different to house competitions run by individuals and should offer more assurance to entrants.
Whilst we like seeing a bit of background with respect to who is running the contest, we do think that the owner in this case has omitted a bit too much detail about the actual home and car. With it's long closing date the owner may well be able to get these added! The ticket price for this property plus car and cash prize is also on the high side and usually this would be an issue. However Irish properties seem to do well with the high cost/limited ticket number approach and this one could be successful if it gets good media coverage.
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More Facebook comments fun! The comments should work for most win a house listings however for a couple of the more recent ones comments aren't showing. That's another FB issue. We are looking at alternatives.