to think that this is not suitable for a raffle prize

(35 Posts)
DamnBamboo Fri 14-Jun-13 14:58:43

The donation of a voucher for X pounds off a course. This still means you have to spend at least Y on the course and in this instance Y is a lot more (at least double) X. Either way, it isn't a prize by my definition and what it is is free advertising for the woman running the course.

Or have I got it all wrong?

Woud you include this in a raffle?

(don't want to give details of donation so am being as vague as possible).

ParadiseChick Fri 14-Jun-13 15:01:14

Nah, you're not being unreasonable. Don't put it in. It's not like a free hair cut or a bottle of wine. Are you doing a fundraising night? Maybe mention its there for a donation but not as a prize.

I worked in an office where someone took the lamp of their desk to put in a raffle.

DamnBamboo Fri 14-Jun-13 15:06:49

Ok thanks.

Which poor sod won the lamp? :-)

BlackAffronted Fri 14-Jun-13 15:07:27

I woldnt include it! I wouldnt be chuffed to win it either.

QueenStromba Fri 14-Jun-13 15:12:07

I remember a thread a while back where someone one a voucher for a free photo shoot and one small photo from one of those companies that give you the hard sell to buy hundreds of pounds worth of expensive photos from them. She was not impressed and didn't use it.

BinarySolo Fri 14-Jun-13 15:12:09

Fine if it was a charity auction as people can choose what they're bidding on. Odd prize for a raffle unless the course was relevant to the charity somehow, for example a dog rescue and discounted agility lessons. Either way you shouldn't need to pay extra for your prize.

Smize Fri 14-Jun-13 15:16:19

YANBU. I was nonplussed to win a voucher for 10% off a beauty treatment at a local charity do. Free advertising for the salon and i'd have had to fork out around £70 to take advantage of my 'prize'. Don't think donations like that are made in the right spirit.

Helltotheno Fri 14-Jun-13 15:17:57

YANBU not suitable at all

Celador Fri 14-Jun-13 15:23:07

I once won a used make up holder in a raffle. The prize was made all the more attractive by the addition of a coaster, complete with coffee rings, stuck to the bottom that the donator never noticed before they donated it.

DamnBamboo Fri 14-Jun-13 15:36:27

Right then. MNers have spoken, seems uninamous - donor is a tight so and so who just wants free advertising.

I will email them very politely and tell them that their prize is not in keeping with what a raffle prize should be. I wonder what she'll say?

thanks all smile

SybilRamkin Fri 14-Jun-13 15:43:32

YANBU, how cheeky to send that as a raffle prize!

OP, please report back if you get a response from her!

FeegleFion Fri 14-Jun-13 15:46:34

YANBU - that's a grabby 'donation', no matter the denomination.

I'd be right pissed off if I 'won' something like that instead of the single malt or yummy gourmet hamper

Yonihadtoask Fri 14-Jun-13 15:47:48

No. that's not a prize. That's a discount.

PatriciaHolm Fri 14-Jun-13 15:54:10

Nope. I run out PTA raffle and that wouldn't make it in grin

MammaTJ Fri 14-Jun-13 16:19:50

Might be worth a thought to 'auction' it, either before or after the raffle!

That way, if anyone is thinking of doing a course anyway, they get a massive discount, the cause still gains and no one is disappointed by a crap raffle prize.

pictish Fri 14-Jun-13 16:23:45

That's not a prize, no. I wouldn't put it in.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 14-Jun-13 16:25:53

I'd be really disappointed to win that. It's not a prize at all. I'd rather win a hip flask I did win a hip flask this week.

lougle Fri 14-Jun-13 16:28:16

Email and say that while you can't accept a money off voucher as a prize, the course itself would be a wonderful addition to the prize table grin

ShatnersBassoon Fri 14-Jun-13 16:44:48

Or ask them if they have a battered but unopened gift set instead grin

HollyBerryBush Fri 14-Jun-13 17:38:38

I suppose it is a prize?

Say, hypothetically, you won a voucher for a BOGOF hairdo at a fancy joint, you'd get together with a mate, split the cost 50/50 and get a pukka hair do at half the price? I suppose it's a bit like groupon voucher thing.

QOD Fri 14-Jun-13 17:42:42

Snot suitable

ShatnersBassoon Fri 14-Jun-13 17:45:50

BOGOF in a salon is equally crap. Your prize is the chance to spend money hmm. The ticket-holder is definitely not the winner in that situation.

mrsjay Fri 14-Jun-13 17:48:27

its like when folk put in those money off photo shoots or half price of beauty treatments they are just rubbish raffle prizes not as rubbish as office lamp though confused Yanbu I wouldnt put it in it is the donator touting for people for her courses

hesterton Fri 14-Jun-13 17:49:52

Not on. If the person who won it can't afford it, it's a total bum prize. Prizes should be 100% of something. Very mean of donor.

halcyondays Fri 14-Jun-13 18:08:47

Yanbu, it is not a prize.

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