What do you think about the use of lotteries for fund raising for non-profits? We were into the Surf Life Saving Lottery out of Australia today who raises funds for clubs. There are a bunch of these fund raising lotteries worldwide now that are actually a bit more like raffles. So do you think it’s good to raise funds and provide a platform for players to win prizes?
How Does Surflottery.com.au Work?
The Surf Life Saving Foundation runs six lotteries per year. Players sign up for a monthly ticket allocation with tickets accumulating for the draw every second month. Hard copy tickets (there is that option) are received within 15 working days of purchase. Tickets purchased online are automatically assigned on the purchase dates. First purchasers get three tickets that first lottery draw and then two each draw after that. Players can get on board for as little as AUD $2 per month.
Prizes at Surf Life Saving Foundation
There is a bunch of ways to win. Surflottery.com.au’s main draw is for a house in Queensland, Australia. 1st prize in the December draw was a house valued at AUD 966,000 plus a bonus prize of an Infiniti Q60 3.7 Coupe S Premium. The online promotion winner got a Coles Myer Gift Card of $1,500. Last October, it was a Bribie Island Home valued at AUD 948,000 plus a bonus prize of 50,000 in gold bullion. I guess that must be cashable. But as they say – that’s not all! The Champions lottery last October netted gold bullion to the tune of $10,000 plus $1,000 in bonus Home Tickets. That is one of the challenges playing at this site is the different games that go on within the monthly subscription depending on how much you are paying to play.
Loyalty Programs at Surflottery.com.au
The Champions Club not only provides double entries into each draw, but depending on what you spend, it can increase the amount of entries into their weekday draw of a prize valued at AUD 5,000. For each additional $10 spent monthly on tickets over your original $10, the amount of entries increase. Prizes are not always cash. It can be travel credits, gift cards, gold and/or other supplier prizes – and it is not cashable. Games are played in Aussie daily excluding national public holidays and Queensland. Okay – not sure about that Queensland reference.
Who Can Play at Surflottery.com.au?
Everyone is welcome play – Aussies and Internationals. We’re not sure about claiming some of prizes are they are not convertible to cash, then again – where there is a winner, there is a way!
Surflottery.com.au Customer Service
Getting in touch with the Surf Life Saving Foundation is pretty easy and they are great at responding in a timely basis to emails. They also offer a snail mail address, optional phone numbers for international dialers plus toll free numbers for Aussies and Kiwis. Their office is open 8:30 am through 7:30 pm Monday to Friday and 9:00 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday.
The Bottom line with Surf Life Saving Foundation
Winning and Supporting a Cause
Multiple Ways to Win
Doesn’t the Word Surf Put A Smile on Your Face
Only One 1st Prize
Sorting out Ownership/Prize
Postage on Deliver on Spending Your Gift Card Internationally
So yup – these guys get a thumbs up, especially as people can play internationally. The challenge, of course, is if you won Bribie Island Home, how you collect. Okay – I can already see myself booking my flight to head down under!