CharityMania - unique fundraising ideas
 
 
Example CharityMania Ticket and Game Card
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Each CharityMania Ticket contains an access code that allows the buyer to download over $20 worth of premium digital music (read why the music is important for this fundraiser below). Beneath this ticket, a promotional sweepstakes game card is attached which gives the recipient a chance to win $1000s in prize money based on the performance of the random teams written on it! See the picture and description below for more details about how the tickets and game cards work.
 
 
Music Downloads and Sweepstakes Game Cards… a winning combination!
To raise money, you sell CharityMania Tickets for $20 and keep 70% of the money you collect. The CharityMania Ticket (i.e. the stub at the top) contains an access code that allows the buyer to download over $20 worth of fantastic digital music from our CharityStudio. Beneath this ticket, a promotional sweepstakes game card gives the recipient a chance to win $1000s in prize money! Check out all of our unique fundraisers based on your favorite sports.

Why sell music downloads? Why not just use the Sweepstakes Game Cards?
There is a legal difference between a sweepstakes and a raffle. In a raffle, people pay money for a raffle ticket that gives them a chance to win prizes. Only specific types of organizations can conduct a raffle and most states regulate how the raffles can operate. A sweepstakes is not a raffle. A sweepstakes is a promotion that provides extra incentive for people to buy a product that you are selling. The sweepstakes must have a ‘no purchase necessary’ method of entry. In a CharityMania fundraiser, the Sweepstakes Game Cards are for promotion only and are not sold directly. Every time someone buys a CharityMania Ticket, they purchase over $5 to $30 worth of premium music downloads (depending on the price of the CharityMania ticket) from our CharityStudio. The Sweepstakes Game Card is a promotion that provides a great extra incentive for a person to support your cause.

Legally, our Sweepstakes Game Cards work much like the game pieces in the Monopoly® sweepstakes at McDonald's®. You can not buy a Monopoly game piece directly. Instead, you purchase things like hamburgers and drinks and receive the game pieces for free. The Monopoly game pieces are a promotion.

No purchase necessary sweepstakes
All CharityMania sweepstakes are “no purchase necessary”. If someone wants a free Sweepstakes Game Card, they can come to your organization and fill out a request form (provided by CharityMania) to get a free Game Card. They mail the completed request form to CharityMania along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and then we will mail the person a Game Card. We do not mail them the music download access code (because they are not paying). This process is very standard for all companies that conduct sweepstakes.