Win A 3 Bed Villa In Portugal - Home Winner
McKinney Competitions, a raffle style prize draw company based in Ireland, are offering the chance to win either a 3 bedroom villa in Portugal plus cash and a 2022 Jeep Renegade or £500,000 cash. Despite the hefty ticket prices - they're not cheap at a massive £99.97 a ticket - these raffles always seem to complete!
Winner: Lorna Duffy
Launched: 4th December 2022 Closed: 31st December 2022
Platform: McKinney Competitions
Location: Alcantarilha, Portugal,
House Value: £500000 (3 Bedrooms)
Extras: £50,000 Cash
Car: 2022 Jeep Renegade
Ticket Price: £99.97 (Free Entry Available)
Tickets Sold: 15000 Revenue: £1499550 (Estimated)
Cash Alternative: £500,000
How would you like to start 2023 with a brand new holiday villa, a cash sum and a new car? Or perhaps you'd prefer £500,000 burning a hole in your pocket. McKinney we think will kick off the New Year with the first property win thanks to this prize draw which almost snuck under the radar. Our apologies for almost missing it. Once again they've decided to head to Portugal for the headline prize and we think they've actually gone for the same complex in Alcantarilha, located 15 minutes from the bustling holiday town of Albufeira, with Villamoura & Val do Lobo just down the coast. It's also perfectly located for flights to Faro thereby making the property ideal for a holiday home or a holiday rental.
The property being offered looks stunning and comprises three bedrooms - one on the ground floor and two on the first floor. These are joined by a garden, spacious BBQ area, lounge area & swimming pool. It is described as an "expansive, contemporary space with full pool and terrace access, loads of natural light and a beautiful interior finish". A 2022 Jeep Renegade is included in the prize whilst the winner will also collect £50,000 cash. We're assuming the property comes fully furnished and ready to go. Once again McKinney have omitted details we think would be useful. Running costs, community charges and potential for rental income would all add to the details. We'd also like to know the processes in place for sorting out transfer of ownership etc. For example do McKinney cover costs for travelling out to Portugal? Of course you can avoid all these questions by simply accepting the £500,000 cash alternative.
How To Enter The Competition
To enter the competition for the chance to win the Villa in Portugal or cash alternative you simply need to answer a multiple choice question about the country. Note that you're not told whether your answer is right or not but the question is so absurdly easy that you won't need Google to check. Once you've made your selection it's simply a case of completing the purchase of your tickets. There is a free entry route offered for entrants who wish to take that option. Entry is via postcard and details about how to complete your entry are given on the website. Obviously with just a few days left (sorry) and the current postal strikes it's probably a little too late to get any NPN entries in now.
McKinney Competitions aim to sell a maximum of 24,499 tickets at £99.97 (total revenue just under £2.5million assuming full prices are paid) by the end of the month. Look out for the discount code VIL20 (not sure of expiry) to get 20% of the ticket price. In addition there are free draws open to Villa ticket holders to add a bit of extra spice. According to the website the draw date is "always brought forward to next working day after all tickets are designated" and that the "date counter is just a possible maximum draw date". Usually ticket sales are pretty good for property prize draws on these platforms but this one doesn't seem to have electrified the audience so much with just over 25% of tickets sold and just a few days left on the clock.
This is an interesting one as it's the first recent property prize draw on one of the bigger raffle platforms that seems to have dragged a little. Previous draws have faired better and it does seem unusual to see only 25% of tickets sold with just a day or two to go. As far as we know the prize will be awarded regardless and McKinney should still be fine as revenues (based on a maximum ticket price) are way over the £500,000 - although maybe with discounts etc. it might be a tighter profit margin! However it's this kind of thing that can make platforms reconsider whether they continue with their property prizes or rethink them.
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