Win An Irish Riverside Home - Cash Winner
A beautiful 4 bedroom home overlooking the River Shannon and £10,000 cash make up the prize that's on offer in this win a house prize draw. The draw is being hosted on the popular Raffall platform and it'll cost you £20 to purchase a ticket for the chance to be a winner.
Winner: Liz Howard
Launched: 1st April 2021 Closed: 20th February 2022
Location: O'Brien's Bridge, Co. Clare, Ireland,
House Value: £425000 (4 Bedrooms)
Extras: £10000 Cash
Ticket Price: £20.00 (Free Entry - See 5.6 in Terms)
Tickets Sold: 511 Revenue: £10220 (Estimated)
Cash Alternative: 75% of ticket sales
As is typical for 2021 it's back to Ireland for yet another win a house prize draw. The house that's up for grabs was left to Ellen Mullins' Father in January 2020. After deciding the best course of action they've opted for a raffle on Raffall. This is different to the information on RSVP Live which suggests the property is owned by the host. Nonetheless, it's located on the banks of the River Shannon at O'Brien's Bridge. Looking through the raffle's Facebook page we found a post where the host suggests that the prize is valued at 500,000 Euros. We've not been able to find similar properties for sale in the vicinity so we'll just have to accept that as the valuation for our listing.
About The Property
The property has four bedrooms including one downstairs with ensuite, another upstairs with ensuite and a third has it's own shower room. The host says that recent improvements include painting and new carpet throughout. In the kitchen there's a 4-hob cooker, double oven, washer dryer, and Samsung fridge freezer. There's also a "a large sunroom finished to a high standard". Legal fees and stamp duty will be covered by the host and to assist the winner with their new home there's also a £10,000 cash amount included. There are a few images of the property - plus a short video - on the Raffall page but only a brief glimpse of the outside.
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 pops up in a window - for this particular competition you'll need to do a wordsearch and count the number of fruits. Tickets cost £20 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 Limerick Suicide Watch, but do note this only applies if the property is won.
40,000 Ticket Sales
The promoter hopes to sell 40,000 tickets (total revenue £800,000) by the middle 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.
When we learnt of this particular promo just over 300 tickets had been sold (December 2021). That's a start at least but not great when you then learn the competition has been running since April. So what's been going on? A scan through the host's social media and it has had media coverage which is great but obviously not enought to create entries. What's also noticeable on FB and Insta is that the host hasn't been pushing the raffle for a number of weeks now. We wonder if they've realised that this may well be a futile endeavour? There's still a few months left for this one but it's difficult to see how they're going to shift the thousands of tickets needed to create a property winner. A reasonable cash prize however could be available.
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