River House & Taxi Cab - Cash Winner
This is a slightly unusual house competition in that the property comes with a bright pink electric London Taxi. For the price of just £2 you could win the cab and a 3 bedroom river house located in Hertford. The competition is being hosted on Raffall.
Winner: Cerys Thomas
Launched: 25th January 2021 Closed: 16th April 2021
Location: Hertford, SG14
House Value: £650000 (3 Bedrooms)
Car: Pink Vinyl Electric London Taxi
Ticket Price: £2.00 (Free Entry - See 5.6 in Terms)
Tickets Sold: 1816 Revenue: £3632 (Estimated)
Cash Alternative: 75% of ticket sales
There aren't many competitions that give you the chance to win a house and a bright pink taxi. However ignoring the cab for a moment there's not a lot of detail given about the home. It's located in historical town of Hertford with amazing views of the River Lea. It's also a short 4 min walk to Hertford East station. However no valuation is given and we've not been able to find anything similar. We've therefore are putting the property valuation at £300,000 just because our database needs something. If we get a better valuation then we will update.
How To Enter The Competition
Other than the property has three bedrooms there's literally nothing else on Raffall about it. There are a couple of images showing the living room and views but that's it. It's almost as if the owner has forgotten they're offering the house a prize. Instead the focus is all on the pink taxi cab. It's licensed until November 2021 but when the license is removed the cab can be used for social, domestic and pleasure. We'd suggest it'd make a good wedding or prom car! The Raffall page shows a few images of the car as well as details about the cab's condition.
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 only cost £5 and there's no limit to the number you can purchase. You can purchase online using debit cards. The competition is supporting Children with Cancer UK and 10% of the host's revenue will go this worthy cause.
80,000 Ticket Sales
The promoter of this competition, Paula Doolan, aims to sell just 500,000 tickets (total revenue £1million) by mid April 2021 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. Note that if 100% of the tickets are not sold then the promoter receives nothing.
Whilst this is a property and car raffle the focus seems to be too much on the taxi element of the prize. Whilst the cab is a novelty we're not sure it's the key reason why someone would choose to enter this competition. If you want to win a house then you want to know about the house. Whilst we're unsure of the property valuation we're not convinced the prize package is worthy of a £1million target. Given that most Raffall competitions struggle to hit 100,000 tickets the aim of 500,000 is mightily ambitious. This may get media interest because of the cab but we can't see it being successful in terms of creating a property winner.
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