Monday, September 14, 2009

Only 1,000 tickets in Royal Enfield C5 raffle

A new Royal Enfield C5 motorcycle is the prize in a raffle underway at a private Arizona school. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold, the school says. You can buy them on line for $25 or two for $40.

"Currently we have approximately 250 tickets either sold or in the hands of parents trying to sell them," school admissions director Marc Hayes told me. "Any help in spreading the word would be much appreciated. We get people from all over the county buying so it might be difficult pin pointing where tickets sales come from."

Proceeds benefit The Caepe School in Anthem, Ariz. It is a private, nonprofit school serving the Anthem area, and was founded in 2008. (Anthem is a newly developed community 34 miles north of Phoenix.)

Contest rules state that you must be 18 years old to participate and the winner should allow up to six weeks from the date of the drawing, Nov. 12, for delivery. The raffle is open to legal residents of the U.S., excluding California.

Winners need not be present to win and will be notified by phone, the school says. The winner will have 90 days to claim their prize.

The winner is responsible for any/all income tax liability and since this is a raffle, your tickets do not count as charitable deductions. Should the raffle have inadequate ticket sales, a 50/50 raffle will be conducted in lieu of prizes, the rules say. Read the rules for yourself on the raffle web site link above.

One note: the motorcycle pictured here is not necessarily the one you get; it's there for illustration purposes. You did want mirrors, didn't you?

I learned of the raffle on the Classic Motorworks Forum. The school had only a temporary web site up for the raffle when I first mentioned it in July, but Hayes says they're now up and running and I was able to get right on and buy my ticket with my Google Checkout account.

The C5 is the newest Royal Enfield model, just introduced into the U.S. and is the top-of-the-line Royal Enfield. Suggested retail price is $6,850.

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