People Love Prizes And Your Health Fair Should Have Them
Posted on Tuesday January 31 2017
One of the benefits of hosting an employee health fair is the employee raffle; everyone loves gifts.
Not to mention, your health fair vendors will bring the prizes for you (even your carriers).
That's right - your vendors will bring the prizes. The more vendors you invite, the bigger your raffle will be.
By the time setup is complete, your head/registration table will be looking like this:
I have seen a lot of awesome items raffled off - concert tickets, electronic toothbrushes, VISA gift cards, football/basketball tickets, FitBits, earbuds, iPads, etc..
And as you can see in the picture, all the items have been collected for one large employee raffle. This allows employees to see all the prizes as they enter the health fair.
It's going to make your employees want to attend your event, especially if you make them attend the health fair and visit with vendors first before putting their name in the raffle.
And if you want to take it up a notch (and if you have the budget), include a grand prize. This can boost your employee turnout considerably, and I highly recommend it.
In HFC's first year, we assisted onsite for the College Foundation Health Fair. They had an iPad Mini as the grand prize. Over half the employees that came into the health fair came straight to the head table and asked where they could register for a chance to win the iPad Mini (it's pictured below on the left end of the table).
And if you're not going to have a head table, no worries! Let vendors know before their arrival that they will be handling their own raffle at their booth.
Vendors are used to providing raffle prizes, so don't hesitate to ask them to bring one. On HFC's platform, vendors tell you upfront what prize they will be bringing so that you can take that into account when deciding if they should attend your health fair.
Thanks for reading, and feel free to comment if you have suggestions on how to handle the raffle at your employee health fair.
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