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Let me take you back to last Christmas, December 2018, when the following radio ad was broadcast: “Dear Santa, I’ve been terribly good, so for Christmas I’d really like a £3 million, six-bedroom riverfront home on the edge of the New Forest, with an amazing kitchen, oh, and its own cinema. Obviously. Or I’d settle […]

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I must confess I’m not much of a Pinner. Twitter and Instagram rather than Pinterest tend to be my social media of choice, but although Pinterest may seem low-key, it can nonetheless be a very effective platform for promotions, particularly if there’s a certain demographic you want to reach. Pinterest has 250 million monthly users […]

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I’m the first to admit that prize promotions can be a somewhat impenetrable world, so I thought it might be helpful to round up and answer a few of the questions which we often get asked. Which terms and conditions are important in a prize promotion? What am I going to say? They’re all important, […]

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An Englishman’s home may be his castle, but if that Englishman had been prepared to move to Scotland, he could have won a real castle in a prize draw. Yes, this was another property raffle, which took place last year, and the castle you could win was Orchardton Castle in Auchencairn, near Kirkcudbrightshire, in Dumfries […]

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operty raffles are on the rise, even celebs such as Formula One boss Eddie Jordan , and Derrick Evans, aka ‘Mr Motivator,’ have previously attempted to provide the public with the chance to win one of their properties.These types of competitions often seem too good to be true, and that’s because most of the time – they are. In order to cover the market value of a property, thousands of tickets must be sold – which does not happen in most cases. An investigation launched by Moneywise found that competition website, Loquax, listed 50 property raffles in the past 18 months and only 2 of them had resulted in anyone actually winning the property.

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