Summer Raffle Prize Ideas

7 Summer Raffle Prize Ideas

7 Ideas for a Summer Raffle Prize

Summer is a great time for a raffle! Summer is for fun, so don’t sweat it! 🙂 Raffles are easy to do and can earn your team or group extra cash for uniforms, trips, or whatever needs you have.

A raffle is usually held at another event, but can also be a stand-alone fundraiser.

  • Stand-Alone Raffle – Arrange to promote your prize at a local business. Display the prize with a entry box and tickets or entry forms where customers can enter at will. At the same time, have team or group members sell raffle tickets to friends, family, and anyone they can.
  • Event Raffle – Display your prize at another team/club fundraising event. This could be a carnival, barbecue, spaghetti supper, or another type of event. During the event, sell raffle tickets for the prize. You could also sell tickets before the event, with winner announced at the event.

What Makes a Great Summer Raffle Prize?

The best raffle prize for summer is something that can be used “during the summer”. Pretty simple. Of course, not everyone uses the same things, so you have to give it your best guess. You will know your neighborhood and what the local people will like.

And, the best raffle prize is the newest edition of that item. Try to pick something that is a luxury item, people would LOVE to have, but might not buy for themselves.

Below are 7 suggestions for you to consider. These range in cost and type of item, to give you a wide selection.

7 Suggestions for Summer Raffle Prize:

  1. Outdoor Grill
  2. Lawnmower
  3. Weed Eater/String Trimmer
  4. Yard Cart
  5. Portable Cooler
  6. Picnic Basket
  7. Kindle Paperwhite

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1. Outdoor Grill

Grill Idea for Summer Raffle

An outdoor grill is the favorite raffle prize for summer! A new grill will catch the eyes of everyone. Whether it’s a gas grill with all the bells and whistles or a simple charcoal grill, this will be a great raffle prize.



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2. Lawnmower

Lawnmower Idea for Summer Raffle

Everyone would love a new lawnmower for the summer! Who wouldn’t? Shop your local stores to find a great deal or possibly a local dealer will donate one to promote their business. If you don’t want to invest that much cash, consider a weed eater instead.


3. Weed Eaters/String Trimmers

Weedeater Summer Raffle Prize Idea
By now everyone is tired of fooling with that old weed eater, so offer them a new, electric weed eater. They will jump at the chance to win one!


4. Yard Cart

Yard Cart for Summer Raffle
A yard cart is also a great summer prize, since it’s such a big help in the summer and most people put off buying themselves a new one, even if the old one is falling apart. Anyone who does yard work would appreciate one of these. You could fill the yard cart with other items, such as garden tools and water hose, to make it even more irresistible.


5. Cooler

Cooler Idea for Summer Raffle
A nice new portable cooler is a favorite summer raffle prize! Anyone can use a new cooler, especially if it’s a high end, brand name one, that they probably wouldn’t buy themselves. A Yetti Cooler is probably on the wish list of all summer people.


6. Picnic Basket

Picnic Basket Idea for Summer Raffle
A fun idea for a summer raffle is a picnic basket! Picnic baskets are so cool and most people don’t buy them…they just use a box or plastic bag to take their picnic in. The best thing is that anyone could use one. Fill it with picnic tableware and little extras.


7. Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite - Great Summer Raffle Idea

Summer is the perfect time to relax and read. The new Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof and the screen adjust to the bright sunlight so you can read right on the beach. This prize will appeal to all book lovers. Include a cover and accessories with your Kindle Paperwhite prize.


Don’t Forget the Raffle Tickets!

You’ll need plenty of raffle tickets or entry cards for this fundraising campaign. I hope these summer themed raffle prize ideas have inspired you to make your choice. Good luck!

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Summer Raffle Prize Ideas

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