Win The Chapel Raffle - Closed - Refunds
A converted chapel which is now made up into 3 two bedroom residential apartments is the prize on offer in this house raffle. Surprisingly the hosts are running the prize draw on their own platform and you can play from £5 per ticket. 10% is donated to charity.
Launched: 10th July 2022 Closed: 13th September 2022
Location: Kidwelly, Wales, SA17 5JD
House Value: £600000 (6 Bedrooms)
Extras: £10000 Cash
Ticket Price: £5.00 (Free Entry Available)
Minimum Ticket Target: 200000
Tickets Sold: Unknown
Cash Alternative: 60% cash alternative
Independent raffle platforms have become a rarity these days so it's interesting to see the launch of Win The Chapel Raffle. The site is owned and being run by Chapel Apartments Limited, a company that was incorporated in December 2021. Can they replicate the success of the likes of Tramway Path or will they struggle to gain any serious traction? The website itself is fairly comprehensive with plenty of information about the prize on offer, videos and even links to the Energy Performance Certificates for each of the three apartments that have been developed in the chapel. The chapel is located in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales and has been on the open market advertised as a 6 Bedroom Country House on On The Market. According to that particular link the valuation was £635,000 however the property is no longer for sale.
About The Property
The six bedroom chapel actually comprises three apartments that have been used as holiday lets. The prize will come fully furnished so the potential new owners would have a potential new business. Full details about each apartment is provided on the site but in brief the whole package includes the freehold chapel, a freehold car park that can accommodate at least six vehicles, eight leather sofas, real wood furnitures and two slate pool tables. If you are interested in pursuing a letting business then the host has previously generated £43,000 in sales and has supporting paperwork. Details about the cost of running the apartments, council tax, advertising etc aren't provided. In addition to the chapel the winner will also receive a £10,000 cash sum and all legal fees will be included. Alternatively the winner could opt to accept a £650,000 cash sum (provided sufficient tickets are sold).
How To Enter The Competition
To enter the competition you need to complete your details and answer three different multiple choice questions. Two of the questions are about Amelia Earhart, the first women to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, who is pretty famous in the local area because she landed at Burry Port - just down the road from Kidwelly. It is possible to get the answers wrong so do use Google to assist you before paying for tickets. You'll also need to register with the website. Tickets cost from £5 each but are cheaper if you opt for a bulk buy. For example it's £20 for 5 tickets, £35 for 10 tickets and £55 for 20 tickets. A no purchase necessary option is well advertised on the site and it does seem that you can do this via the website. Most NPN routes are usually via post.
Over 200,000 Tickets?
For the chapel to be awarded as a prize, the host needs to generate at least £650,000 in ticket sales. At £5 each that's 130,000 tickets but if there are bulk buys then that number will increase. But the £650,000 we think represents 60% of the total so in fact we think the host is needing to sell over 200,000 £5 tickets. Note that the promotion won't end if the target is met but will go on until the closing date. As far was we're aware then isn't any provision in the terms for an extension if inusufficient tickets are sold. Details about what happens if the ticket target isn't met are quite limited. The terms do state that the "cash prize value will increase, as more tickets are purchased to reflect 60% of ticket sales" so we're assuming that any winner will simply get 60% of sales. 10% of ticket sales will also go to a charity as nominated by a selected winner.
New house raffles are always good and this particular site at first appears well thought out. There's lots of information on the prize and how the promotion will run. However for us there's one huge issue and that's the free entry route. Whilst it needs to be there to keep The UKGC happy the online entry mechanic isn't going to encourage sales. Why fork out £5 for a ticket when you can simply get one free? It just feels like a big of an own goal, even more so when entrants are going to be cautious about a new unknown platform and when ticket sales for property raffles struggle. It's also worth noting that this raffle has no refer a friend options or social media presence so that isn't going to help when it comes to sales. We did have some initial concerns about security but the host has been in touch and reassures us that they take this very seriously.
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