Omaze Austin Dream House - Home Winner
A four bedroom dream house in Austin Texas is the prize on offer in this Omaze.com property prize draw. Worth almost $2million you can purchase tickets from just $2. As far as we're aware UK entries are accepted but we understand the prize will be a cash alternative.
Winner: Matt P (Florida)
Launched: 21st November 2021 Closed: 9th October 2021
Location: Austin, USA,
House Value: £1375000 (4 Bedrooms)
Ticket Price: £3.50 (Free Entry Available)
Tickets Sold: Unknown
We recently added the Omaze Miami Dream House to the listings, but it turns out this competition was already up and running. Thanks to the Loquax user who let us know. In this competition you have the chance to win a home in Austin, Texas or a cash alternative worth $1.3million. Although mainly aimed at the US market the competition terms do indicate that other visitors worldwide (there are some exclusions) are also able to enter but may have to accept the cash prize. Entry can either be via donation or a free entry route which is available online. We've therefore decided to add the competition to our listing.
About The Property
The home is described as "a newly built 3,235-sq-ft urban oasis with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms" and that's pretty much it. Omaze do have a few images and a video of the property though and it's safe to say it wouldn't look out of place on Grand Designs. Furnishings don't seem to be included but we're assuming that all the legal costs etc are covered by Omaze. No details are provided with respect to running costs or potential rental income. As an alternative to the house the winner can elect to take a cash prize but note that this is paid out at the rate of around $110,000 a month for 12 months. Still we're pretty sure you'd manage if you won!
How To Enter The Competition
Tickets for the competition cost $5 for 5 entries. Unfortunately you can't purchase less than $5 worth of tickets. Other ticket packages cost $10 (20 entries), $25 (125 entries), $50 (500 entries), $100 (1200 entries) and $150 (2000 entries). For a free entry you can send your details via an online form - for UK competitions it's postal so it's well worth using this option. Follow the "Enter without contributing" link from the competition page to locate the form. The terms suggest you get 2000 entries! Worth noting is that on the free entry page there's a link to make a donation of $2 to help good causes and that puts 2 entries in your basket.
As with other Omaze competitions, we think that it's worth entering as the prize is guaranteed even if not enough tickets are sold. This means there will be a home winner and no competition extensions. If you do win and don't fancy taking on the property then there's always that cash alternative to consider. However before you enter our advice to all Loquax visitors is just double check the terms before spending any money. We've read the terms a few times now and can't see any indication that UK entrants are excluded but there are some countries such as Italy, Turkey and China who aren't eligible for participation.
As with the Miami competition we think that this one is aimed more at North America visitors (USA/Canada), but UK visitors may like to take a look. For a free entry or a couple of dollars it might be worth a try. It does seem though that the property won't be awarded to an overseas winner, instead they'd have to take the cash prize. Do however just check the terms before you enter and if we discover that UK entrants aren't allowed to enter then we'll update the review accordingly. Please feel free to discuss this raffle in the comments below.
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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.