The Maggotdrowning Competition Basics and your Prize Suggestions

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The Competitions are for your benefit as Registered Members of Maggotdrowning.com and our aim is to run one competition per month similar to a Bingo Card based on The National Lottery Bonus Ball, we may at times run two smaller value competitions in one month, but as it's new we'll see how it goes.

The cost to enter will be varied so we can make the competitions available to all budgets, and each will have a spending cap per member so the spirit of the competition is upheld and to stop anyone getting carried away.
As licenced competitions, there will be a minimum age limit of 18years and you will be required to reside within the United Kingdom in order to enter.


Our Aim: To provide a monthly prize draw for our members based upon the Bonus Ball numbers of The National Lottery
Prize value: Maximum Prize Value not to exceed £1,000 (on average we'll be aiming between £250 and £750 to keep entry costs reasonable)
Cost to enter: 1/59th of the Prize Value plus payment processing fees. (Non profit making)

That's the basics, the actual rules per competition will be posted to each individual competition.


Now over to you.... Please post below what you would like to see as Prizes. If you agree with something that someone else has already suggested please use the voting button to the side of their posts. Prizes can be anything from a single item to a bundle of items. We cannot offer Cash prizes although occasionally we may offer Gift Vouchers.
 

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With 59 paying pools money, maybe you could do a top prize for the bonus ball with section wins for the other balls....just a thought....:unsure:

That would dilute the first prize value (obviously) and more complications than is warranted for a simple original idea and of course, more work for our Dave....(y)
 
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And also increase P&P charges so would dilute the prize fund further

There may be occasions where we'd run two prizes on the same draw, eg 1st number out and the Bonus Ball with an equal value prize for both, but let's not over complicate things :)
 
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Prizes up to £300 would be good so a ticket was £5. That would be accessible for most people I would say. You can get a very nice rod and reel combo for that.
 
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Prizes up to £300 would be good so a ticket was £5. That would be accessible for most people I would say. You can get a very nice rod and reel combo for that.
On a £5 ticket there is approximately 45p in payment processing fees to factor in, plus about £12 per competition for licencing fees (based on 12 comps a year) so the actual prize fund for a £5.00 entry would be around £250 give or take.
 
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I think the idea of vouchers is a good idea, as someone earlier in the thread mentioned bunches of terminal tackle, but I would imagine many of us have our chosen brand of line, shot, hooks etc. so a bundle may not prove popular with many of the more experienced anglers.

How about good quality SH tackle as a secondary prize, something that might get put in the classifieds, but give Site Supporters the opportunity to set a price (a fair price of course) and put it into the prize pot. If that would work, it would just mean matching a SH prize to the main one, ie not putting a SH Rive pole roller in with a bivvy etc.
 
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Vouchers are a good idea but secondhand tackle is too open to issues as there are no guarantees with it

Now RIVE Rollers.... mmmm now we're talking :love:
 
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Vouchers are a good idea but secondhand tackle is too open to issues as there are no guarantees with it

Now RIVE Rollers.... mmmm now we're talking :love:
Really! I haven’t heard many people have a good word for Rive Rollers, they aren’t very robust.
 
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Site supporters only?
I can just see the fall out now if the first few winners are non-members and especially if they have only joined as this is an incentive
 
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@Dave you could make it simple month

1 ) £500 gift card

2 ) 2×£250 cards

And repeat


Then let's say Christmas special a cabin/caravan at whatever fishery you can get a deal with.

Easter bank holiday £1000 gift card .


Fugley's birthday special aka Halloween

A days coaching with ××××××
 
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Not practical re site supporters only as once you factor in the number of site supporters and then take away a percentage that won't want to in effect gamble, add in the prize appeal and repeat that as a monthly thing, the chances are there wouldn't be enough entries to make it worthwhile.

Also, the issue with gift cards as a regular thing is you change the competition from a prize raffle to a monetary raffle and the gaming laws change accordingly. To do this we have to do it correctly and above board.
 
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Lee Richards

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That's a shame as it would be a nice incentive to subscribe.
Like the way you are always trying to evolve the site though and it would be nice if others could help pay their way.
I was one once until you made the post how much it cost to just keep it running and then invested in developing it.
 
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Tbh a new member could quite easily just pay £3 site support for 3 months and enter the competition, and effectively they could still win, it happens and it's just one of those things. You pay's your money and takes your chance :)
 
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That's fair enough @Dave did not know the difference between the two, just thought it would make the choice of choosing tackle to raffle easy ie there would be no choice. But sticking to quality gear will always be of interest any rod reel costing 150 pounds or more, bivvy, bite alarms ECT
 
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