Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Doll Giveaway/Raffle Question......

It's coming up for a year since I started my blog, and I was thinking about doing a doll giveaway, with a twist... but, I need your views... 

* I want to raise money for our local animal shelter
* I make 'virtual'  raffle tickets
* I sell the raffle tickets for $2.00 in my Etsy and Ebay shop
* Each sold raffle ticket gets a chance of winning the doll
* I will make 2 dolls, so the owner of the winning raffle ticket gets to choose between dolls
* If the money raised exceeds my expectations, both dolls will be 'raffled'
* I will pay for the listings, and paypal fees and delivery of the doll
* 100% of the money raised will go to our local shelter


Ok? what do folks think?  is it going to work?  $2 for the chance of winning a doll? or even $1 per doll?!
 I am going to email the shelter, and our local TV News, and see if I can generate loads of cash :O)

Before I proceed... I would appreciate all your thoughts......

Oh, and lastly, this is the doll I made for Melody's birthday (my sis-in-law)... she likes green, jewelry and flip-flops, so these elements were featured in the doll....

32 comments:

  1. abi, this is a great idea!! i'd buy a ticket.

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  2. Abi, that sounds like a great idea...go for it and I'll make sure I get my raffle tickets.

    Your doll is just too precious...love the flip-flops. Have a great weekend.

    xxoo,
    Georgina

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  3. Hi! What an amazing idea! I will buy a ticket for me and I´ll tell my friends too.
    The lovely green doll is the best gift ever.
    Happy weekend!

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  4. I would definitely buy raffle tickets to win your doll! And the cause is so GREAT!

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  5. Hi Abi,
    I think it is a wonderful idea! I would love to buy a ticket! Your doll is amazing and beautiful! Blessings, Cat :)

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  6. Beautiful doll :) I wish You luck, nice idea :)

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  7. Fabulous idea, I would buy a ticket and maybe at some point this summer I may try something similar for the shelters in my area as they are hurting for donations, thanks!

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  8. Love the doll. Want a doll. Will work hard for a doll.

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  9. Abi this is a wonderful idea and I would definitely purchase a ticket or two.

    Your customized birthday doll is amazing - love the flip flops!

    Hugs

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  10. Hi Abi, I think it's a great idea. I'm sure you are going to get a lot of money for the shelters.

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  11. Great idea, Abi - I'll be in it for sure!
    PS Lucky sister-in-law!

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  12. I would certainly buy a ticket or two :)

    Love this doll, she's gorgeous :)

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  13. I love the doll you made for you sis in law. She likes the same things I do. :) About the raffle that sounds like a great idea! Keep us posted. I would definitely buy tickets. :)

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  14. what a great idea Abi! I'm in...

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  15. Oh Abi what a lovely idea!!! I'm in!

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  16. I'll definitely buy tickets and even blog it over at my little place!

    The dolls is gorgeous - lucky SIL!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  17. I think it is a nice idea and I would buy tickets, just make sure you make a lot of blog noise so people know you have this going on, and don't miss it!

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  18. I would totally buy a ticket, love your dolls and would die to have one! I believe there are legalities involved with raffles so you might check that out first to make sure you're copacetic!

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  19. ooh really? gosh, I didn't know that! better look into it eh :O)

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  20. oh definitely!!! the doll is just beautiful!!! loveliest wishes

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  21. Awe Abi, what a wonderful idea. Such a good cause.
    We have 2 dogs, 2 cats.
    Your sister in law is so lucky!
    She's adorable.

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  22. Count me in I would love to buy tickets :) And such wonderful dolls and for a great cause! Shawn

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  23. Yes, I will buy some tickets, love your dolls.

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  24. So generous and thoughtful. I think it would go over very well! In fact, I'll bet if you ask a few friends and followers they would place a link on their blogs leading to your virtual raffle. I would!
    Please drop in on my blog for a giveaway too. Noy as glorious as your dolls, but I would love for you to visit.
    ove for you to visit: wood-wings.blogspot.com

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  25. Hi Abi

    I think that is a fabulous idea! I hope it works out and I will be purchasing many tickets! I love to help out the animal shelters and what a bonus to possibly win one of your dolls too!

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  26. Hi Abi

    I think that is a fabulous idea! I hope it works out and I will be purchasing many tickets! I love to help out the animal shelters and what a bonus to possibly win one of your dolls too!

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  27. Hi Abi

    I think that is a fabulous idea! I hope it works out and I will be purchasing many tickets! I love to help out the animal shelters and what a bonus to possibly win one of your dolls too!

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  28. Hi Abi

    I think that is a fabulous idea! I hope it works out and I will be purchasing many tickets! I love to help out the animal shelters and what a bonus to possibly win one of your dolls too!

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  29. Hi Abi

    I think that is a fabulous idea! I hope it works out and I will be purchasing many tickets! I love to help out the animal shelters and what a bonus to possibly win one of your dolls too!

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  30. Please, could you let me know when you decide to do so? I would be truly enchanted to be part of the adventure as a doll maker and pet lover!
    I know your dolls from Etsy but today I was visiting the links on the Fanciful Twist blog.
    I am celebrating the one year of one of my dolls (he:he!) and there is also a doll to win. feel free to visit!
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    oh...by the way, I think 2 dollars is reasonable.So I am all with you !
    ;-)

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  31. the doll for you SIL is fabulous - I am certain that she LOVED receiving it. :)

    as for the raffle - YES, PLEASE!!

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