Boxpoint Comps Review
Whilst other raffle sites focus on cars and tech, Boxpoint Comps offer entrants the chance to win fitness prizes. Trainers, weighted vests and stand-up paddleboards are just some of the prizes that can be won. Ticket prices however start at £5 but we can't see a free entry option
Featured Prizes: Fitness Prizes
Free Entry Available: No
Boxpoint Comps are a new site and only launched during 2020. They're owned by Boxpoint Limited. At time of writing they were hosting six different competitions with a mix of fitness related prizes. Wodsox Weight Vest, Nike Metcon 6 Trainers, Applies Series 5 Watch, Nautical Paddleboard, Powerdot Duo 2.0 and ESC Sounds Wireless Earbuds. Tickets on sale for each competition varies from 30 through to 150. All tickets cost a fiver and all prizes are new.
How To Enter
First you need to be registered/logged in to take part. Then select the Boxpoint Comp you wish to enter. On the competition page you'll be shown the closing date, number of tickets that need to be sold, current status of sales and a multiple choice question. Select your answer to the question from the options given. Note that it's unclear to us whether you will be told if you're right or wrong so just double check your answer before completing any purchase. When you're happy with your answer select the number of tickets you want to buy and complete the transaction. Each competition has a maximum number of tickets you can purchase.
As far as we can see Boxpoint Comps do not offer a free entry route via post. Most certainly we couldn't find details on any competition page or within the terms and conditions. This means that they most likely deem their competitions as having a skill element. Interestingly this is the only raffle style site that we've encountered to date that says that it will offer entrants a refund. According to the terms "you have the legal right to cancel your order up to 14 calendar days." It's good to know this option is available but it'd be interesting to know if it's used or applied.
Boxpoint Comps Winners
All the competitions at Boxpoint Comps have closing dates but note that they will only complete once all tickets have been sold. If all tickets sell out early then happy days and the prize is awarded. If all tickets do not sell out prior to the given closing date, then a 7 day extension may be added to the competition. This extension may be applied up to 2 times and then after that a cash alternative of 70% of ticket sales will be awarded instead. Winners will be drawn via two methods: The Wheel of Names or a Random Number Generator. Draws are conducted live via Facebook and the winners announced on social media.
Although relatively new to the world of online raffles, Boxpoint Comps have already created some lucky winners. Details of these winners - plus live draws - can be found via Facebook but annoyingly the details are not on their website. Surely the best advert for legitimacy for these kind of pay to enter competitions is showing winners and the transparency surrounding them? Hopefully this can be rectified in the future by Boxpoint. What we do like about the prizes offered is that the winners can select colours, sizes etc if necessary.
Full marks to Boxpoint Comps offering prizes in a specific niche. Crossfit, fitness and gym related prizes most certainly will appeal to plenty of people provided they get to know about the site. One thing we're less keen on is the ticket price point as a fiver does seem expensive. However tickets are selling on some of the giveaways so that is promising. The lack of winners information on the website is something that does need to be fixed.
No free entry route is another disappointment but it highlights the ambiguity within the raffles/prize competition sector. Some sites have questions and a free route, others just have questions but no free entry, and the rest have no questions and a free route. This is where UKGC clarification seriously needs to come into force. We need better definitions of "skill" and clear indicators as to when a no purchase option is needed and when it is not.
Raffle and skill competitions can be expensive and addictive. Only wager if you can afford to lose. Sites like Boxpoint Comps are not regulated in the same way as other UK gambling sites. Please play responsibly. begambleaware.org.
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