Unique Raffle Prize Ideas Under $100

Updated on December 13, 2017
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A great raffle prize can help your organization raise funds and excite participants.
A great raffle prize can help your organization raise funds and excite participants. | Source

Four Enticing Raffle Prize Categories

Whether your raffle is a one-time event or runs over a month-long period, investing in great prizes can encourage people to buy tickets and raise money for your cause. A $100 budget allows you to venture into the luxury category, which also attracts a larger audience. While you can simply purchase an item, you can also ask local businesses for product donations and use your budget to jazz up the packaging and make it a first-class prize. In exchange, you can advertise the businesses before or during the raffle to expose them to potential new customers.

Either way, here are four popular raffle prize ideas you can look into:

  • Electronics
  • Gift baskets
  • Gift cards
  • Home appliances

Choosing a prize for your raffle can feel like a chore, but these ideas will hopefully inspire you to have fun and explore different options.

Electronics are a great raffle prize option.
Electronics are a great raffle prize option. | Source

Sleek and Modern Electronics

Electronics make wonderful raffle prizes because they're flashy, fun to look at, and attractive. People who want electronics don't always purchase them for themselves, so this is a great way to let them treat themselves while helping your cause.

Your options in this category are broader than you think! Electronics often go on sale, so you can pick up higher-ticket items while paying a fraction of the retail price. It's not hard to find a $200 camera for less than $100, which allows you to provide a high-value prize, stay in your budget, and get great returns with the raffle.

Relaxation Gift Basket
Relaxation Gift Basket | Source

Gift Baskets

People love winning gift baskets because it feels like receiving many different prizes instead of just one. The bigger and fuller the basket is, the better! This option is a great way to consolidate fun prizes from local businesses who want exposure.

If you're not up for putting your own basket together, you can find pre-packaged options online that appeal to many people. An added bonus is that gift baskets go on sale fairly regularly, so you can get even more bang for your buck!

Gift cards are a versatile prize you can include in raffles.
Gift cards are a versatile prize you can include in raffles.

Gift Cards

You may think that cash is the best raffle prize, but the poll below shows that gift cards win out at the $100 prize level. A cash prize will probably go towards paying the bills, whereas a specific gift card can allow people to indulge themselves!

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A blender is a fine example of kitchen appliances you can find on a $100 budget.
A blender is a fine example of kitchen appliances you can find on a $100 budget. | Source

Home and Kitchen Appliances

If you're interested in raffling off a home appliance, think about functionality and fun! Purchase a product made by popular brands to show the prize's value and desirability. I've listed a few options for you below.

  • Keurig. Almost everyone has a traditional coffee maker warming the counter, but many people would love to be able to jazz up their morning cup of joe.
  • Ice Cream Maker. During hot summer months, an ice cream maker can become the life of the party.
  • Crockpot. A crockpot helps banish thoughts of cold during the winter and reduces stress when preparing for holiday gatherings.
  • Grill. A griddle or grill can provide an easy cooking option any time of year.
  • Handheld Vacuum. Most people own an upright vacuum, but they might get frustrated having to drag it out for small messes. A state-of-the-art handheld option would be a welcome addition to the home.


How to Choose a Good Raffle Prize

Here are four factors to keep in mind when choosing the perfect raffle prize:

1. Desirability. This is the most important factor that will attract your audience and ticket purchases. Think about what is new, in style, or rare.

2. Audience-Targeted. A raffle prize should focus on your audience or the cause. If parents are the main group attending the raffle, a toy or gift basket could be a good idea. If you're fundraising to fight diabetes, you might want to chocolates as a prize option.

3. Portability. An often overlooked characteristic of a good prize is portability. You never know who is going to attend a raffle. Whether the winner is an out-of-town visitor or area native, they will want something they can easily take home.

4. Simplicity. The easier a raffle prize is to use, the better. Choose a prize that doesn't require a lot of effort to set up or use to prevent deterring any attendees.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

Do You Have Any Raffle Prize Idea Suggestions? - Let the World Know!

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    • HomeDecorKnight profile image


      7 years ago

      Unique idea to choose raffle prize, Thanks for sharing this idea.

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      8 years ago

      Fantastic ideas! Thank you!

    • CruiseReady profile image


      8 years ago from East Central Florida

      What a great idea to include an iTunes gift card with a music playing raffle prize. That would sure make the prize extra special!

    • VarietyWriter2 profile image


      8 years ago


    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      8 years ago

      I have found that if you're doing some fundraising locally, many local merchants will gladly donate a prize.

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      8 years ago

      Great lens. Electronics really do sell well, especially with this day and age. 50/50 raffle does REALLY well too. You don't even need to actually have an item, you just give the winner half of your pot and you take the other half. That's one of the fundraising raffles we do with childhood cancer research.

      Check our my lens, its about raising childhood cancer awareness. The facts may surprise you! :)


    • emmaklarkins profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thanks everyone for stopping by!

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      9 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Good ideas here. We sometimes have raffles for Search & Rescue, especially for the K9 team and have had good luck with gift baskets, among other things. *Blessed by angel on the Back to School Bus Tour*

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      9 years ago

      Great lens Emma!!

    • emmaklarkins profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      @resabi: Great idea! I've added it to the list!

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      10 years ago

      I think these suggestions cover a lot of territory. With the MP3 player I'd be tempted to include a $10 gift card for some music, just to make a nice package.


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