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Ticket Distribution
updated: Feb 27, 2013, 11:30 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

I am trying to find a way to distribute free public tour tickets via the Internet. I want it to be like a lottery so everyone has a fair chance of getting them, not just those in the know. Tickets are free, tour is free and they are limited and there are never enough to go around. Does anyone have any ideas?

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 COMMENT 379330 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:49 AM

Public Tours...here in SB? to where? Local landmarks, museums? Historical interests? It would help to know what your tour plans are...will the tourist go by bus or are they walking tours? Try the SB Chamber of Commerce or the Visitors Bereau.

 

 COMMENT 379345P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:09 PM

How about distributing them via Edhat?

 

 COMMENT 379349 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:13 PM

Post on Craigslist under free

 

 COMMENT 379380 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:51 PM

Look up "Google forms". It is free, you can create a template with specific questions (name/contact info/etc. in your case). You can send out the link to the form, people fill it out, and then Google automatically compiles all the results in a spreadsheet. Then you can use some sort of randomization software to pick the winners, even just numbering the entries and using a random number generator (there are tons of free websites that do this, or just use excel). That's how I would do it!

 

 COMMENT 379386 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:58 PM

Look at how the Comedy club at Petrini's does it. They post under For Sale/Free Items on CraigsList, and direct people to their ticket issuing website.

It's listed under Feb 26 - EAT/DRINK/LAUGH 15 Free LIVE Comedy Tickets - National TV Headliner

 

 COMMENT 379443 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:01 PM

Look up EventBrite on the internet. It's a free site that allows you to set up an event. They charge a fee for tickets sold, but it's free if your tickets are free. I don't know if it can handle a lottery for distribution. Might be worth contacting their customer support.

 

 COMMENT 379499 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:15 PM

You can give them to Cottage Hospital to offer to their employees.

 

 COMMENT 379604P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 05:43 PM

Thanks! I knew Edhaters would come up with something.

 

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