Win a house: just spot the ball!

Miss Thrifty1 November 3, 2010

spot the ball win a house This win a house competition has a twist: it’s a spot the ball contest!

Remember how it was a couple of years ago, when high-profile win a house competitions were ten a penny? I chronicled them faithfully – then all of a sudden they seemed to die out. I suspect that this was due to two factors. Firstly, the homeowners were running into trouble with the Gambling Commission, over new rules for such competitions. Secondly, these win a house competitions have to sell thousands and thousands of tickets to be viable, and many of the comps seemed to fizzle with sales targets remaining out of reach.

However I wish Laura Gamble, who is hosting this latest contest, all the best with her innovative initiative. It’s a pretty house in a pretty part of the world, and the feature in today’s Daily Mail should help ticket sales no end. If you would like to become the owner of a four-bedroom detached property in Devon, it’s worth checking out.

Here are the details:

The prize: a four-bedroom detached house in Kingskerswell, Devon (near Newton Abbot). It is mortgage-free and also comes with a plot of land, which has planning permission for a second house.

Entry fee: £25.

The competition: Spot the Ball! To enter, print the competition form from Laura’s website, fill out the details and mark the picture with a cross where you think the ball should be. Send the completed, along with the entry fee, to the address provided on the website.

Target ticket sales:14,000. The competition ends when all the tickets are sold. If tickets are still unsold by 1 October 2011, the winner will receive a cash prize instead.

WBW, the firm of solicitors overseeing the competition, will pick the winner.

For further details, visit the House Competition website.

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1 Response to “Win a house: just spot the ball!

Freda says:

I totally remember when I used to read about a new house competition every other day!

Seems they’re still around though and not just in the UK by the looks of things:

Good luck to the new comp I think she’ll need all the help she can get! Fx

November 4, 2010 at 5:57 pm

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