Raffle Time

By the grace of God, and the love and support and generosity of so many people and their willingness to be used by God, the raffle was a HUGE success!

With your help, we were able to raise $4,090 through this raffle. We were blown away – thank you all so much! We are praising God for His provision.

The winners have been contacted, but here they are in case you are curious 🙂

Basket #1 – Kenny Love

Basket #2 – Dan Gutwein

Basket #3 – Heather Rausch

Basket #4 – Sheila Rochin

Basket #5 – Brent Nedella

Basket #6 – Dan Gutwein

Basket #7 – Jodie Botma

Basket #8 – Dan Gutwein

Basket #9 – Shayla Curtis

Basket #10 – Daniel Stratman

Basket #11 – Kenneth Strohmeyer

Basket #12 – Pam Zins

Basket #13 – Albert Hernandez

Basket #14 – Lynn Carella

Basket #15 – Amber Sullivan

Basket #16 – Dan Wall

Basket #17 – Sue Stratman

Basket #18 – Matt McGonegle

Basket #19 – Danica Kolb

Basket #20 – Crystal Cross

Basket #21 – Kathi Gable

Congrats to all the winners, and thank you all for your support 🙂


The wait is over. You can all rest easy.  The 2012 Help-The-Zins-Move-To-Thailand-While-Possibly-Getting-A-Sweet-Deal-On-Some-Awesome-Stuff Raffle is here (also known as the 2012 HTZMTTWPGASDOSAS Raffle for short). For a brief summary on WHY we are going to Thailand, click here.

Here are the raffle details:

– You can purchase tickets up until December 8th at 8 p.m. This is when the drawing will take place. You do NOT need to be present to win. Winners not present will be notified by phone.

– Each raffle ticket will cost $5. The raffle ticket will just be going towards ONE SPECIFIC basket of your choice, and there will be an individual drawing for each basket. So you will need to let us know how many tickets you would like to purchase, and which basket it goes towards (example: you can buy 3 raffle tickets to go towards the Phoenix Suns basket, and 2 to go towards the Home Improvement basket – making it a total of 5 tickets for $25).

– If you decide to sponsor us with a monthly donation, we will give you 5 tickets to enter in the basket raffle of your choice. Send us an email if you want information on where to go to sponsor us monthly. Then you will just need to send us a screen shot or print out of your commitment and let us know what baskets you want your tickets in.

– To purchase raffle tickets, you can contact us by facebook, or email us at zins.nicole@gmail.com and we will  let you know what address you can mail the payment to OR you can pay via the paypal button below or on the right side of our blog –>

Basket #1: Family Fun Basket

$30 gift card to Joe’s Farm Grill or Joe’s BBQ, one free night of babysitting, water color paper, crayons, paints and brushes, colored pencils, play-dough, modeling clay, the cat and the hat movie, stickers, UNO game, bubbles, chalk, and a slinky.                                           Estimated Value: $130

Basket #2: Movie Lover’s Basket

$25 Harkins movie theater gift card, two 2013 Harkins loyalty cups (for cheap soda), one Harkins loyalty shirt (for free popcorn), popcorn container, and candy.                           Estimated value: $70

Basket #3: Road Trippin’ Basket

$20 iTunes gift card, Thirty One gifts; a picnic thermal tote, blanket, one large utility tote, and some delicious authentic German sweets                                                                               Estimated Value: $130 

Basket #4: Amazin’ Asian Dining Basket

Hand crafted cutting board, $25 Pei Wei gift card, cooking wok, noodles, soy sauce, and chop sticks.                                                                                                                                      Estimated Value: $100

Basket #5: Date Night Basket

Two Harkins movie passes, $25 gift card to Olive Garden, $15 Cold Stone Creamery gift card, candle, Martinelli’s sparkling cider, champagne flutes, and candy.                   Estimated value: $115

Basket #6: Home Improvement Basket (aka MAN utility box)

$100 Home Depot gift card, tool storage bag, level, tape measure, flashlight, screw drivers, hammer, two cokes, candy, beef jerky, and sunflower seeds.                            Estimated value: $150

Basket #7: Lia Sophia Basket

$100 Lia Sophia (jewelry) gift certificate, jewelry stand, necklace, earrings, and ring     Estimated value: $175

Basket #8: Professional House Cleaning Basket

One free professional house cleaning, basket of cleaning supplies                                    Estimated value: $120 – $170 (depending on house size)

Basket #9: Spa Basket

$20 Massage Envy gift card, $25 pedicure gift card, white puff, exfoliating bath mitt, bamboo naturals, soap pouch, candle, neck wrap, body wash, nail care set, pedicure set, sleeping blind fold, miracle foot and hand repair cream, bath fizzer, and nail polish    Estimated value: $165

Basket #10: Christmas Collectible Basket

Musical Fontanini Glitterdome, Ornaments, Kneeling Santa decoration, and some delicious authentic German sweets                                                                                       Estimated value: $113

Basket #11: Phoenix Suns Basket

Two Suns Tickets (VS. L.A. Clippers, December 23rd @ 6 p.m., $87 face value per ticket, AWESOME seats: section 107, row 12, seats 1&2), Fleece Suns Blanket, Suns luggage tag, Suns ball, Suns bag, Suns lanyard, Suns bracelets, and Suns tattoos                                                                                                        Estimated value: $264

Basket $12: See’s Candies Basket

$20 See’s Candies gift card, See’s Candy (actual candy)                                                Estimated value: $80

Basket #13: Zoo Lights Basket

Four Zoo Lights tickets, hot chocolate, cookies, stuffed gorilla, and picture frame             Estimated value: $96

Basket #14: Car Detail Basket

Car Detailing gift certificate, car wash bucket, car wash supplies                               Estimated value: $110 – $150 (depending on size of car)

Basket #15: Baby Boy Basket

basket 15 - baby boy basket updated

Handmade baby quilt, book, wash cloths, seat belt covers, boo-boo gel pack, picture frame, teether, stuffed elephant, and wood puzzle                                                          Estimated value: $175

Basket #16: Baby Girl Basket

basket 16 - baby girl basket updated

Handmade baby quilt, wash cloths, four head bands, doll rattle, teether keys, baby hand print, picture frame, and book                                                                                                  Estimated value: $175

Basket #17: Cupcake Basket

$20 Caketini cupcake gift card, cupcake tin, cupcake recipe book, cupcake stand, sprinkles, and variety of cupcake decorating supplies                                                     Estimated value: To Be Determined

Basket #18: Arizona Cardinals Basket

Autographed Cardinals Football by Defensive Tackle #92 Dan Williams, Cardinals cooler, coke, candy, Cardinals license plate, Cardinals lanyard, Cardinals travel mug, Cardinals trading cards, and Cardinals tattoos.                                                                  Estimated value: $136 – $196 (dependent upon success of Dan Williams’ football career)

Basket #19: Christmas Cheer Basket

Night Before Christmas book, WOW Christmas CD, hot pads, cookie cutters, red lantern, Christmas pretzel sticks, glass mug, love/joy/hope necklaces, Ghiradelli peppermint bark, Andes Creme De Menthe, Nativity love ornament, Santa, snowman, glass vase   Estimated value: $215

Basket #20: Starbucks Basket

$20 Starbucks gift card, one bag of medium roast coffee, one bag of dark roast coffee, one box of via refreshers, one box of via caramel coffee, two plastic Starbucks cold cups, one Starbucks Phoenix coffee mug, and one collage tumbler                                        Estimated value:$90

Basket #21: Kitchen Basket

4 wine glasses, wine bottle stoppers, wine glass charms, 100 pizzas cookbook, glass olive oil bottle, frosted cranberry candle, set of hand towels, and from pampered chef: 8″ saute pan, food chopper, apple wedger, scrub brush, seasons best fall/winter cookbook, and 2013 recipe calendar                                                                                                                                       Estimated value: $150

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One Response to Raffle Time

  1. Mary Zins says:

    Wow! Great baskets!!!!

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