Win A Car Raffles - Skill Competitions
In recent years we've seen an increase in the number of raffle sites. These are competitions where entrants purchase tickets for the chance to win cars, holidays and other lifestyle items. Unlike a free prize draw, which can attract unlimited entries, raffles restrict the number of entries. But are these competitions safe and should you consider entering them? Following on from our win a house watch we've decided to apply the same approach to raffle sites.
We'll be looking at the sites that are available, the prizes you can win and most importantly whether you can trust them. Do they have winners? How long have they be running? Are there any issues we feel need to be raised? We also welcome your comments on any of the sites featured below.
Featured Raffle Sites
Dream Cars, Cash, Holidays, Lifestyle Prizes
The most well known site offers entrants the chance to win dream cars and other prizes every week. Car competition ticket prices start at 85p and rise to £4.80. Alternative cash prizes can be awarded.
This is your chance to win a dream watch. Choose the watch you'd love to win then enter the spot the ball competition. Entry costs range from £2.99 up to £20.30 if you'd like to win a Rolex Yacht-Master II.
This Is The Want are trying to be different to other raffle brands. Their aiming to put "luxury brands and experiences" within everyone's reach and describe themselves as the "leading luxury prize destination for women". For just under £4 you could win designer gear in prize draws that are guaranteed!
Cars, Tech, Lifestyle Prizes
As seen on Dragon's Den! Prizes range from super cars through to items such as hot tubs and tech. Ticket prices start around £1.99. Live streamed videos of the draws are shown on social media.
Cars, Cash, Lifestyle Prizes
Describes itself as the home of luxury raffles. Sign up to get access to the competitions. You will need to deposit at least £3 into your wallet or enter free by post. Tickets start at just £1.
Cars, Lifestyle Prizes, Cash, Holidays
The Draw describe themselves as "a different type of competition operator" that aims to run with the "best, most honest & completely transparent standards". They offer visitors the chance to win a variety of prizes such as hot tubs, tech gear, holidays, cars and campervans. Ticket prices start at just £1.
TripHunters gives you the chance to win a variety of prizes, including bucketlister prizes worth £25,000. The site comprises regular raffles and a weekly lottery style prize draw. The latter costs £3.50 a ticket although you can play cheaper with a subscription. Raffle tickets start at just £2.
Win your dream car with Dream Car Giveaways. Select a competition, answer the question and enter the draw. Tickets cost from £1.99 but a free entry route is also available. Draws are streamed live on Facebook.
Enter for your chance to win Super Cars and other luxury prizes. Tickets are not cheap and range from £12 to £60 depending on the prize. All draws are overseen by Promo Veritas.
Enter for the chance to win your dream car. Current prizes include Audi S3 and BMW 140i. Other prizes include a hot tub and tech bundles. Tickets costs range from 99p up to £7.89. All draws are live on Facebook.
Cars, Motorbikes, Watches
Offers entrants the chance to win a variety of vehicles. Purchase tickets and answer questions to enter. Some prizes are guaranteed which means they're awarded regardless of ticket sales. Ticket prices range tend to be £6 and upwards.
Offers weekly cash draws as well as the chance to win a fantastic mix of 80s, 90s & 00s cars. Tickets cost from £1.99. Live draws are shown on their Facebook page.
Win luxury items like watches and iPhones in regular giveaways. Purchase tickets and play a skill-based game to enter the limited number of raffles that are available. Tickets cost from £6 (depending on prize) and packages can also be bought.
Cars, Cash, Lifestyle Prizes
Only the the best prizes make it on to Wishclix. Purchase tickets for the chance to win cars such as an Arbarh 595. Cash and lifestyle prizes can also be won. Ticket prices range from £1.50 to £25. Free entry routes are available.
Cars, Cash, Lifestyle Prizes
Balls Out is an online football competition that gives you the opportunity to play 'spot the ball' for a variety of exciting prizes, ranging from cars, watches, experiences and cash bundles. Play from just 25p a ticket.
Cars, Jewellery, Cash, Tech
Prize Online describe themselves as a UK based luxury competition website that gives you the chance to win cash, holidays and tax free cash. From as little as £1.99 you can enter their raffles but there is a no purchase necessary free to enter option too.
This site offers opportunities to win cars, motorbikes, helmets, tech, cash and much more. Ticket prices range from £4.99 to £9.99 (sometimes more). Answer a question to take part. Winners are announced via a live draw.
Recently relaunched, this site offers entrants the chance to win a variety of prizes including cars and lifetsyle goodies. Ticket prices range from £1 to £10. Open to UK & Ireland, a free entry option is available.
Formerly Elite Prizes, Raffle My Car offers entrants the chance to win prizes from £10 a ticket. Prizes are guaranteed although the competitions can be extended. Draws for winners are shown live on social media.
Are These Competitions Gambling?
In our view these kind of competitions fall in a grey area between gambling and competitions. To enter a raffle you usually have to complete some element of skill. This ranges from answering a multiple choice question through to spot the ball. If you're spending money on a raffle with a limited number of tickets then essentially you are gambling that cash on you winning at fixed odds. However skill competitions or raffles like those above, as well as win a house competitions, are not overseen by The UK Gambling Commission. Note that we have included a begambleaware.org notice on each listing as these competitions can become addictive and expensive. Please play responsibly.
Are They A Con?
On the surface some raffle competitions seem great. However it is important to look under the surface. Not every prize is brand new! Some sites offer second hand cars and watches as luxury prizes. Closing dates can also be misleading. For example you might purchase a ticket for a competition that ends this month. However the terms may state that the raffle will extend it's closing date for a number of times. Prizes are not always guaranteed either. If insufficient tickets are not sold then a cash prize is usually awarded.
Can I Enter For Free?
In some cases you can get free entries. What we do see is that a lot of the sites will run competitions, sometimes on social media, offering credit as a prize. Our advice is if you're not sure about these kind of competitions then leave them alone. If you are interested then select a well known and established brand.
Please note we are not paid to write these reviews and information is provided for reference only. In some cases we may receive affiliate commission for ticket sales. This does not influence our comments or review. If you run a raffle site and wish to be included then please get in touch.