Holding raffles is an easy way to bolster your company’s profile and an even easier way to increase funds for projects you may have in the pipeline.
Raffles offer the chance to win big prizes with a small purchase. And since people are all gamblers at heart, raffles offer small risk gambling because if they win, they win big. But if they crap out, they wouldn’t have lost much.
Holding raffles is also an inexpensive means for advertising. In fact, a lot of businesses, schools, organizations and companies use raffles to help get them noticed.
An integral part of the raffle is the ticket. Raffle tickets are made of two parts: the ticket and the stub. Both contain unique tracking reference number to help identify the owner of the ticket. The ticket itself contains the name of the person as well as pertinent information about the person and contact details. The stub contains the control number and is usually kept by the owner as proof of ownership.
You can go to a printer to make these tickets, but this often takes time and is quite expensive. A better option would be to make your own raffle tickets. This saves you time and money and allows you more leeway in making the tickets.
You can follow the steps below to make your own raffle tickets.
- Step 1: Most desktop publishing software have raffle ticket templates you can use. This is easier as the software has programmed templates, layouts and print instructions in them.
- Step 2: Design your raffle ticket. The ticket should only contain the essential information and an attractive lay out. Put in your company’s logo on the ticket and the name of the raffle as well. Put the tracking reference number on both the ticket and the stub and leave a big enough space to put in the entrant’s name and contact information. Contact information includes name, address, mobile number, and e-mail Depending on local laws and regulations; you may need to put in some kind of government certification on the ticket as well.
- Step 3: Make sure that the information you put on the ticket itself is accurate as you do not want to be left legally vulnerable because of it. Consult a lawyer when writing any information on the ticket itself.
- Step 4: Depending on your budget, you can get sturdy material for the raffle tickets. Most tickets are printed on cardstock so that they don’t crumple or tear easily. You can also print tickets on paper but that is flimsy material that could be ruined before the draw date comes.
Making raffle tickets is easy and fun and doesn’t cost much if you do
most of the work. However, there are benefits to going with
professionals: they take care of everything and all you have to do is to
proofread the material when they come from the printers. Some printers
even offer discount rates for a certain number of tickets printed.
Here are online suppliers for ticket printing templates: