Win A Home In Dublin Review
A three bedroom ground floor apartment in Dublin is the prize that can be won in this house prize draw. The property is ready to move in to and comes fully furnished making it ideal as a rental option. The prize draw is being hosted on Raffall so there's a 75% cash alternative available if not enough tickets are sold.
Launched: 10th November 2021 Closes: 15th February 2022
Location: Lucan, Co Dublin, Ireland,
House Value: £360000 (3 Bedrooms)
Ticket Price: £15.00 (Free Entry - See 5.6 in Terms)
Tickets Sold: Unknown
Cash Alternative: 75% of ticket sales
Keith Mooney is the latest Dublin resident to try and "sell" a property via the means of a prize draw. Previous property raffles in the area have all resulted in cash winners so can Keith change things here? Well there's some plus points because in the Raffall blurb there's location (Lucan, County Dublin), valuation (£360,000) and even details about rental (€2,200 per month could be achieved according to the information on Raffall). Brilliant! That saves us having to guess these things and makes for a much simpler review. If only all win a house prize draws did the same.
About The Property
The property is a three bedroom apartment which according to Keith is much bigger in square metre terms than three bedroom houses in Dublin. Each bedroom has built in wardrobes and the main bedroom comes with an en-suite. There's a spacious living room and kitchen plus balconies and access to "a communal garden shared by 2 other apartments". Shops, schools, parks, restaurants and sporting facilities are all close by. Whilst the blurb gives many of our "must have" details one thing omitted is service charges for living in an apartment. It'd be useful to have some idea of costs! Legal fees and stamp duty will be covered by the hosts plus the prize includes €10,000 cash.
How To Enter The Competition
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 for this prize draw is multiple choice and is relatively simple to answer provided you're familiar with a popular festive tune. Tickets for the draw cost £15 each and there's no limit to the number you can purchase. You can purchase online using debit cards. A donation of 5% will be made to Pieta although the host does suggest that "we are looking to raise up to €100,000 for mental health charities in Ireland". However it's not clear if that is all from the raffle?
60,000 Ticket Sales
The promoter hopes to sell 60,000 tickets (total revenue £900,000) by the 20th 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. Note that if all tickets aren't sold then the host gets nothing for their efforts!
A win a house prize draw that provides plenty of detail is always good in our books so kudos to Win A Dublin House on that score. However the ticket target does seem to be a little on the high side as does the potential revenue versus valuation. It's great that the host wants to raise funds for charity especially given their reasoning for doing so. The last Dublin raffle managed to sell 5720 tickets a piece at £50 before closing early. That raised £286,000 in revenue so if the host can get a fair wind behind the challenge then perhaps enough tickets could be sold to award the property as a prize.
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