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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #60 on: August 31, 2018, 09:05:35 AM »
Dan can you please close this thread so my odds stay good
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2018, 09:08:05 AM »
Thank you for saying what most of us are silently thinking. This is a tzedaka we are talking about, not buying shares or an investment. Any and all profits should go to the tzedaka that is arranging the raffle IMO.
Many of us don't look at it this way. If you want to give to the charity just give. We look at it as a raffle first.
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2018, 09:17:56 AM »
Many of us don't look at it this way. If you want to give to the charity just give. We look at it as a raffle first.

My personal experience is a bit in between.

When I buy raffle ticket/Chinese auction for a tzedaka, the reason I am willing to risk is because even if someone else wins, my money still went to tzedaka.

It seems to me that is why there was a challenge to put together a raffle that is not for tzedaka.


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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #63 on: August 31, 2018, 09:19:33 AM »
Just adding my two cents here...

I appreciate the uniqueness of this trip makes the raffle all the more compelling for folks to enter, thus the more people that enter, decreases your odds of winning. However, let’s not forget that first and foremost we are donating money to charity. In exchange for a nominal donation, the charity has decided they are going to give away a spot on this once-in-a-lifetime cruise – regardless of how much money is raised. If they raise more than they anticipated, great!

I cannot say how much it upsets me seeing people so hurt by the fact that a tzedakah is making more money than they hoped (see comments on previous raffle thread). So what if a tzedakah raised $100,000+ and only gave a prize worth ~$30,000? So what if your odds are diminished because more people donated money to charity?

I too, purchased a ticket in both raffles and while I was upset I didn’t win round one, and am hoping to win round two, I am pleased that through Dan and co. we were collectively able to raise so much money for tzedakah. Kudos.
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #64 on: August 31, 2018, 09:24:02 AM »
My personal experience is a bit in between.
I agree. I would say in the case the raffle (chance of winning) was the major push for it.
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #65 on: August 31, 2018, 09:26:39 AM »
Just adding my two cents here...

I appreciate the uniqueness of this trip makes the raffle all the more compelling for folks to enter, thus the more people that enter, decreases your odds of winning. However, let’s not forget that first and foremost we are donating money to charity. In exchange for a nominal donation, the charity has decided they are going to give away a spot on this once-in-a-lifetime cruise – regardless of how much money is raised. If they raise more than they anticipated, great!

I cannot say how much it upsets me seeing people so hurt by the fact that a tzedakah is making more money than they hoped (see comments on previous raffle thread). So what if a tzedakah raised $100,000+ and only gave a prize worth ~$30,000? So what if your odds are diminished because more people donated money to charity?

I too, purchased a ticket in both raffles and while I was upset I didn’t win round one, and am hoping to win round two, I am pleased that through Dan and co. we were collectively able to raise so much money for tzedakah. Kudos.

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #66 on: August 31, 2018, 09:28:04 AM »
Just adding my two cents here...

I appreciate the uniqueness of this trip makes the raffle all the more compelling for folks to enter, thus the more people that enter, decreases your odds of winning. However, let’s not forget that first and foremost we are donating money to charity. In exchange for a nominal donation, the charity has decided they are going to give away a spot on this once-in-a-lifetime cruise – regardless of how much money is raised. If they raise more than they anticipated, great!

I cannot say how much it upsets me seeing people so hurt by the fact that a tzedakah is making more money than they hoped (see comments on previous raffle thread). So what if a tzedakah raised $100,000+ and only gave a prize worth ~$30,000? So what if your odds are diminished because more people donated money to charity?

I too, purchased a ticket in both raffles and while I was upset I didn’t win round one, and am hoping to win round two, I am pleased that through Dan and co. we were collectively able to raise so much money for tzedakah. Kudos.
Don't think it is fair to say anyone is upset that a charity is getting a benefit from it. Remember this all started (raffle) to give those a chance who can't afford the trip a shot at it. That should be the main driving force behind it.
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #67 on: August 31, 2018, 09:29:28 AM »
@ChaimMoskowitz, you inspired me to share about where the tzedaka is going.

Here is a short video we just made.




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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #68 on: August 31, 2018, 09:35:08 AM »
Many of us don't look at it this way. If you want to give to the charity just give. We look at it as a raffle first.
It’s a down the line 50-50 in my case, and probably in lots of others who bought.

I would never have bought my raffle were it not for a charity and would never have given to this particular charity were it not for this raffle.

I’m not planning on going even if I win and if I win I’ll probably sell it for somebody who really wants to go but can’t afford it, at a fraction of the price.

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #69 on: August 31, 2018, 09:36:28 AM »
Don't think it is fair to say anyone is upset that a charity is getting a benefit from it. Remember this all started (raffle) to give those a chance who can't afford the trip a shot at it. That should be the main driving force behind it.

Of course the prize is the incentive for people to donate to charity, but the reason for the raffle is to raise money for charity.
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #70 on: August 31, 2018, 09:37:22 AM »
I would never have bought my raffle were it not for a charity and would never have given to this particular charity were it not for this raffle.

Agree 100%
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #71 on: August 31, 2018, 09:42:21 AM »
Of course the prize is the incentive for people to donate to charity, but the reason for the raffle is to raise money for charity.
My point is the drive for the original raffle idea was not to raise money for the charity, that is a side benefit.
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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #72 on: August 31, 2018, 09:45:21 AM »
@ChaimMoskowitz, you inspired me to share about where the tzedaka is going.

Here is a short video we just made.


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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #73 on: August 31, 2018, 09:47:55 AM »
Dan can you please close this thread so my odds stay good

LOL.

Right now we are at 96 purchases of a total 199 tickets, still below the minimum.

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Re: Another Antarctica Raffle!
« Reply #74 on: August 31, 2018, 09:51:29 AM »
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