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Pipcas
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edited 8 January at 9:20AM in Compers chat corner
What are peoples experience/ opinion on the Omaze draws?  the prizes are certainly extragavant
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  • Pipcas
    Pipcas Posts: 41
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    What are peoples experience/ opinion on the Omaze draws?  the prizes are certainly extragavant
  • Cashmygiro
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    edited 8 January at 9:21AM
    Little point in winning a multi million pound property if you don't have the income to upkeep it. Same goes for these supercar giveaways.
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    edited 8 January at 9:21AM
    Some of the properties were later found to have historic issues , one was repeated flooding, another too close to a collapsing cliff edge and so on .


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  • Abbafan1972
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    edited 8 January at 9:21AM
    Yeah I’ve never entered any of these competitions for the reasons stated above. Difficulty in selling on, clauses to say you can’t sell it for so long. Also, you might not want to live in that particular area. 

    Would rather enter a competition for a cash prize. 
    Striving to clear the mortgage before it finishes in Dec 2028 - amount currently owed - £45,189.63/b]
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    edited 8 January at 9:19AM
    I have supported Omaze since the middle of last year, swopping from The Postcode Lottery, after reading the reviews on Trustpilot.  It appears to be very efficiently run and makes a significant contribution to a set charity each month. Whilst there are the big prizes of a house and often a car etc each month there are a significant number of gift card prizes each month. I was lucky enough to win a £20 gift card soon after joining.  
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    edited 8 January at 9:21AM
    They legally exploit a loophole in the rules that enables them to avoid "proper" regulation by having a free entry route otherwise they would not be able to get a licence - they say "Now, we offer our charity partners a guaranteed 17% of total sales from each House Draw" that compares to 28% from lotto and 33% from the postcode lottery.
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    edited 8 January at 9:21AM
    Don't particularly care about their ethics or legal loopholes as long as the competitions are legally and properly run - for the price of a second class stamp you have a chance of winning a huge prize and at least some money will go to charity. As far as maintenance and selling on goes, you usually get a substantial cash sum as well and if the property sold for even half the market price that is a life changing amount to me.
  • Cloth_of_Gold
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    edited 8 January at 9:21AM
    I would never enter but I wonder what the odds are of wining - do they publish this information?
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    edited 8 January at 9:21AM
    I would never enter but I wonder what the odds are of wining - do they publish this information?
    not that I have seen - They "paused" operations in the USA a year ago and have been fairly silent over there since
  • audrie57
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    edited 8 January at 9:19AM
    Congratulations on your win, A win is a win, to be honest I didn't know they do gift cards ect, as well as the main draw, I enter by post, and online. then cross my fingers and hope?????? One day we will win a super prize, knowing that we have given some to a charity.
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