Votive Lottery
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Updated 9/13/2000
Thanks to Jan for writing up this detailed information sheet on one way to conduct a Votive Lottery! She also created an awesome worksheet which you can download in either Adobe format or print from the browser to make your own changes.

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(This example uses a base price of $12.50 per dozen votives sold, allowing for 6% sales tax. You will need to adjust accordingly for your local area.)

Votive lottery involves having 6 people agree to sell 10 dozen votives each.
All 6 participants receive product for free.
Five people who participate get 1 dozen votives.
The 6th will be the grand prize winner of 10 dozen votives or $109 gift certificate.

How to write it up:

Put 5 dozen of votives on each order form. (Due to shipping expenses)
If all 6 people sold the 10 dozen votives each, you should have
12 order forms.

The compensatable sales for this example will be: $654.00

YOU provide a booking to ensure 25% hostess credit: $163.50
Less the 5 dozen of votives to be giving to participants: $ 54.50

Amount to be given to Prize Winner in Gift Certificate or $109.00

Free Product:

1 Dozen Votives: $10.90
Shipping costs on a dozen of votives: $ 0.90 (including hostess shipping)
6% Sales Tax: $ 0.70
Price per dozen of votives: $12.50

Show Summary:
Comp sales: $654.00
Guest Shipping: $ 54.00
Hostess Shipping: $ 0.00
Guest Tax: $ 41.76 (calculated at 6%, please adjust accordingly)
Hostess Tax: $ 10.02
Total Show $: $ 751.28
You have collected $ 750.00

Out of pocket expense: $ 1.28

**You can either raffle off the price items (there would be 3)
or you can use them yourself.
**This helps tremendously in building your sales.
**Put a time limit on it (allow two weeks).
**Always plan for more than 6 participants in case someone cancels.
**You have just made $163.50 in profit! And hopefully, bonused!

For further questions or clarification, email Jan!

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