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Postby bookworm » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:23 pm

Did you know the ToO has a weekly Raffle? It’s easy to participate, just buy a ticket once a week and see if yours is drawn. The winner gets the pot of ticket money. It’s a great way to add some extra excitement to your browsing.

The Raffle is currently extremely underutilized, and at times goes weeks on end with no participation at all. If only one person enters they’re guaranteed to win, which takes all the excitement out of it. And all they’re doing is winning back their entry, so it’s actually pointless. There needs to be at least two people in each week to ensure an unknown winner, and an actual prize. I enter every week without fail, so we just need one more person to commit. But imagine how great it would be if many more people participated. It’s so simple there’s virtually no reason not to, and the more people that do the more money gets moved around.

Many people have voiced disappointments in the past about the shortage of things to do with their money outside of Election season, yet here is a wonderful way to get some of our cash circulating and it goes by without a thought. It’s the perfect way to put your money in action through something simple and fun.

Buy a Raffle ticket today!

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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby snubs » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:40 pm

Yeah but the more people the less of a chance of winning...and a higher chance of one just losing money.
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby radgeek » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:45 pm

Thank you. This is away to usefully spend my money.
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby Marvin D. » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:33 am

snubs wrote:Yeah but the more people the less of a chance of winning...and a higher chance of one just losing money.

This is kind of my issue :p I almost never win anything, and I really don't feel like giving one person $10 of my money >.>
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby snubs » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:44 am

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snubs wrote:Yeah but the more people the less of a chance of winning...and a higher chance of one just losing money.
This is kind of my issue :p I almost never win anything, and I really don't feel like giving one person $10 of my money >.>
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby bookworm » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:12 pm

snubs wrote:Yeah but the more people the less of a chance of winning...and a higher chance of one just losing money.
Fair enough, that's a very valid reason not to do it, but for most people that wouldn't be the focus. As I said, people who want something to do with their money - here it is. Spread the cash around. It's a win-win. If you're drawn, you get more money. If someone else is, they get to start saving up. It's an overall economy thing, not an exclusively personal one.
Besides, I'm pretty sure most people make $10 in posts in a week, so it's kind of not costing anything actually. It's a no-brainer way to get money moving.
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby Marvin D. » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:15 pm

It gets the money moving. .but it's not like a real economy where I start to feel the benefits of it ;) I've entered the raffle quite a few times, and I've walked away with very little money--much like it is for many people in the real world. Why spread the cash around and most likely let someone else get it when I could just save it up?

Now, if I won every week. .\:D/
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby bookworm » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:28 pm

Marvin D. wrote:Why spread the cash around and most likely let someone else get it when I could just save it up?
Because someone else will get it. You don't understand what I'm saying.
Of course save what you want to have, because you likely won't get it back from the Raffle. But if you have extra, let it circulate so other people can do things with it that you may not, like contests, or anything else they want. The Raffle isn't about getting more money, it's about moving the money around.
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby Marvin D. » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:31 pm

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Nah, I'm too parsimonious. If they want their own money, they can go toil for it :x
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby Agent 86 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:26 pm

Seriously, go get some money if you want/need it, you shouldn't rely on the raffle for money.... You could go out and post.....
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby DanP740 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:00 pm

Did someone say that wasn't an option?
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby E II » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:19 am

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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby bookworm » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:16 pm

Thank you everyone, the latest jackpot was the largest we’ve had in over a year! Keep it up!

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And actually, I believe that jackpot was affected by the Team Phoenix Christmas Raffle, so under regular Raffle conditions this is actually the best turnout since all the way back in 2009! And the reason it was so high then was because 12-20 people were entering due to the higher activity rate. So in reality, this was the biggest Raffle in modern ToO history!
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby Arkán Dreamwalker » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:15 pm

snubs wrote:Yeah but the more people the less of a chance of winning...and a higher chance of one just losing money.

I actually only enter when there is more than one or two people, because there is a better return on my investment. I don't usually bother to risk $10 for only a 100% return. I still remember when I won $110 back in January 2013. That was sweet.
I suspect other people think the same thing, and so if I bought a ticket as well as bookworm, it might stimulate things a lot.
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby ~JCGJ~ » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:34 pm

I enter when I remember (which is about ever other week, or so).
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby bookworm » Fri May 13, 2016 11:32 am

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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby Connie G. » Fri May 13, 2016 2:28 pm

Yeah I do this every one in a while, and I usually win :P I did know about it, and for lack of anything better to do with my worlds of cash *cough* I participated.
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby Countess » Fri May 20, 2016 1:04 pm

I had no idea this existed. =o And I fell into the snare of gambling.
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby Moontide » Fri May 20, 2016 7:07 pm

The raffle used to be controversial, then people forgot it existed.
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Re: Support the ToO Raffle

Postby bookworm » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:32 pm

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