2022 Dinner Raffle FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. I have questions, who do I talk to?
A. Anna Wood-Cox can be contacted anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org or text/cell phone: (207) 930-9399. You may also contact Cayla Miller in the church office at email@example.com
Q. Where do we get tickets to sell?
A. You may text or call Anna at (207) 930-9399 or Susan at (207) 505-5441; or, send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and they will get tickets to you.
Q. Can tickets be purchased online?
A. No. According to Maine state law, no organization is allowed to sell raffle tickets via the Internet. You can pay for them online via Breeze on the church website.
Q. What payment methods are accepted?
A. Cash, personal checks, credit card, or money orders made payable to "UUCB" with "Raffle" written in the memo line.
Q. Is it mandatory to participate?
A. It is not mandatory, but we are asking each member to talk about the raffle with everyone! The tickets tend to sell themselves. If we sell all 1000 tickets we will not need any other fundraisers this year.
Q. I've sold all my tickets and I need more. What do I do?
A. First, pat yourself on the back for a job well done! Then text or call Anna at (207) 930-9399 or send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org to turn in your sold ticket stubs and monies. She will then issue you another batch of tickets. When turning in your packets, please be sure it is clear which payments go with which ticket stubs.
Q. When do the tickets have to be turned in? Where do I bring them?
A. Optimally, you will turn in your sold tickets to Anna or Cayla as soon as you’ve sold each packet. This gives us the ability to track our progress. Final deadline to turn in sold ticket packets is Sunday, December 31, 2023.
Q. When is the raffle drawing?
A. After church on Sunday, January 1, 2023. The winner does not need to be present to win.
Q. When do we have to travel by?
A. The Winner must decide upon a destination and a restaurant(s) by April 30, 2023. The Winner must use the Prize by January 2, 2024, barring Covid19 restrictions. All travel arrangements must be booked through UUCB or its designated representative.
Q. I'm selling my tickets to someone who lives in another state. How do I get the tickets to them?
A. Please hold on to their tickets for them. Sign the tickets on their behalf (so you know it's their tickets). If possible, take a picture of the completed stubs and email/text the photo to them as proof of purchase. You may mail them the stub of their ticket.
Q. Anything else I should know?
A. Fill in the tickets as completely as you can. Name and phone number are the most important! We want to be able to call the winner right away if they are not present at the drawing.
The Winner is entitled to one of four prize options:
A. For travel outside of the U.S.A.: Two round-trip airline flights to and from any major international airport, dinner for two at a restaurant of their choice, and two nights hotel accommodations for two (the “Prize”). The destination and restaurant will be selected by the Winner. UUCB will select the airline and accommodations. The Prize does not include bush flights or ground transportation, or any other entertainment or services beyond those explicitly stated in these conditions.
B. For travel within the U.S.A.: Two round trip airline flights to and from any U.S. airport (or other transportation of choice), two dinners for two at restaurants of their choice, and four nights accommodations for two (the “Prize”). The destination and restaurant will be selected by the Winner. UUCB will select the airline and accommodations. The Prize does not include bush flights or ground transportation, or any other entertainment or services beyond those explicitly stated in these conditions.
C. If Winner wants to stay within New England, submit a proposal to UUCB. For example, rent a cottage on a lake for a week and host a lobster bake for your family reunion.
D. An all expense paid trip to General Assembly for two.
If there are any unexpended funds from the $5000 prize value, a donation up to $500 will be made to Carbon.org to offset the carbon load of the winning trip.