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    Sweepstakes/Superstakes III

    Wow. The Sweepstakes/Superstakes III sure got expensive this year. Last year $10 per ticket. This year $100 per ticket. Sorry, that's a bit too rich for me.
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    $100? Not on my list then. I hope that this is not true because it then becomes a 'rich person's game' (at least for me). Oh well. - Bob
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    Since it is a tax on those that are not good with math, at least some of the money goes to education.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88bmwJeff View Post
    Wow. The Sweepstakes/Superstakes III sure got expensive this year. Last year $10 per ticket. This year $100 per ticket. Sorry, that's a bit to rich for me.
    Thats what I thought...I just joined this year, but thought they were 10 bucks last year?? 100 bucks for a 1-10,000 chance to win a cool prize...just can't afford that gamble.
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    I'll probably buy one, I bought 10 last year. It is a donation. I am wondering if they will sell the required amount though, getting 7500 people to pony up $100 is a bit different than getting 20,000 to pony up $10 like last year.
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    I think it includes this year's Rally fee.

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    IIRC, the rally fee is $35 usually. That makes the raffle ticket $65 - still a steep increase.

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    Judgement of Sweepstakes

    Has the BMWMOA gotten to big, like the federal government? Why would the cost of the increase to such a high level? Include the Rally, which for many reason the vast majority of member do not attend?

    If you buy a ticket, you get reamed if you do not attend the rally, and that for lack of a better word 'SUCKS'. I waver every time the dues come due, more and more it gets harder to pull the trigger on payment. If it were not for the forum, I would be gone by now, I don't have the time to attend a rally in 95 degree heat.

    Did a survey of the members tell them to increase the cost of tickets, and include the rally fee? I will bet $100 that more people would say the present sweepstake format, is not as desirable, and last year.
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    Interesting. Here in Nova Scotia, Mary and I put $100 out for a ticket that gives you the chance to win a house (2), choice of vehicles (8 I think, according to draw), boats, trips, and dozens of other 'lesser' prizes. At least this gives the purchaser a better hope for winning something.... and still the sweepstake is a huge ($$$) fundraiser for a major hospital. How about some secondary prizes like helmets, gloves, jackets, farkles of various choices, boots... whatever? Seems a very unwise and exclusive decision. I was looking forward to the draw this year but I'll have to pass. Thanks eh? - Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    Interesting. Here in Nova Scotia, Mary and I put $100 out for a ticket that gives you the chance to win a house (2), choice of vehicles (8 I think, according to draw), boats, trips, and dozens of other 'lesser' prizes. At least this gives the purchaser a better hope for winning something.... and still the sweepstake is a huge ($$$) fundraiser for a major hospital. How about some secondary prizes like helmets, gloves, jackets, farkles of various choices, boots... whatever? Seems a very unwise and exclusive decision. I was looking forward to the draw this year but I'll have to pass. Thanks eh? - Bob
    The prizes this year include (based on the advertising in the April ON) 61 drawings, 12 motorcycles. $250,000 in prizes. There are more chances to win this year.
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    Anyone look at the calendar???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    Anyone look at the calendar???
    Yeah, but this came out a day or 2 ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by clowry View Post
    IIRC, the rally fee is $35 usually. That makes the raffle ticket $65 - still a steep increase.
    Too steep for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88bmwJeff View Post
    The prizes this year include (based on the advertising in the April ON) 61 drawings, 12 motorcycles. $250,000 in prizes. There are more chances to win this year.
    hmmm. ok, worth a bit more thought. Will wait for News to see list of prize options. I could not find the listing on the homepage but maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places. $100 is likely to remain with me but we'll see. - Bob
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    Check out the home page:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/news/general_i...akes_is_coming

    12 motorcycles, and a total of 61 prizes in all.

    Let's see - a donation to the MOA Foundation, pre-registration for the rally, and a chance at all of these prizes?

    I am SO-IN!
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