Raffle Prize Ideas – Hits and Misses

Our List of Raffle Prize Ideas – the Hits and the Misses

So, after 5 years we have hosted quiet a number of raffles and as you can imagine we’ve seen a huge variety of prizes.  We wanted to share with you our top raffle prizes that earned the most attention and those that fizzled.  For a bit of fun, we’ve included some of the more unique prizes that RaffleLink has seen over the years and also our list of suggested prizes for 2019 and beyond.

Popular raffle prize ideas

Cash – still the biggest head turner (prohibited in Victoria – sorry)

Travel appeals to a wide audience. Offer a voucher or hone in on a location and holiday style that suits your target audience.

An ever-popular prize with private schools is a school fees raffle.  Some schools conduct a raffle each term.

AFL grand final tickets – who knew AFL could be so popular?

Thermomix – has been popular over the past few years and continue to be a sought after prize.

Alcohol – sad but true. Aussies like a tipple or two.


Not so great raffle prize ideas




Event tickets – concerts, sporting events

The perceived value of the prize will differ from person to person and thus is usually not successful due to its subjective nature. Being a niche prize, the target audience is limited.


Unique raffle prizes we’ve seen in the past

Who can forget the famous Port Adelaide Signed Retro fridge custom painted in Port Power colours and signed by all the team members?

An ultimate Guide Dog experience including time to play with the puppies, a photoshoot, home office tour and the opportunity to name a puppy + limo transfers from your hotel and meals. Sign me up!

A framed cutting from the Tree of Knowledge in Barcaldine, QLD – birth home of the Queensland Labor Party.

The last ever Holden SS to roll out of the Holden factory in Adelaide before it was closed forever.

A rebuilt retro caravan renovated by a high school vocational learning class.

Our most recent unique prize – The winner can choose a mural to be painted on a silo in the town of St Arnaud as part of the renowned Silo Art Trail in Victoria’s Wimmera/Mallee region.

Suggested raffle prize ideas for 2019

Prepared meal delivery services such as Youfoodz, Gourmet Dinner Service – let’s face it, who wouldn’t want a break from the cooking treadmill with lunch and dinners delivered to their home for a month or two?

A reserved car space for a school term (maybe next to the Principal) 😉 Highly sought after, especially where parking is difficult and with no financial outlay.  Win Win!

Mystery flights courtesy of redballoon.com.au  Add to the water cooler conversation by offering a travel prize with a twist.  The winner and their travel partner will be whisked away to one of 13 mystery destinations within Australia including 3 nights accommodation. But where? Destinations include capital cities and major regional hotspots. Don’t worry, the winner will find out 3 days prior whether to pack togs or a jacket.

Anything that saves time is welcome in our busy lives.  Perhaps a weekly home cleaning service or a lawn mowing service for a Summer?

And finally – a years worth of coffee from your favourite barista. Mmmm! Tell me who wouldn’t love to win this?


We hope you enjoyed our raffle prize hints and suggestions and it’s got you thinking outside of the box.