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I would have never started it, but Residents when I came here have been getting money for bingo prizes. I have not had much success changing this. Costs me about 25-30 bucks a week. Admin says NO MORE! (comes outta petty cash ya know, others wanna use that $$... hehe I was snaggin it b4 them) Anyway, I need ideas, stuff that I can get that'll get their minds off of that cash!! And won't cost me too much. I'm sure you all have been down this road, gimmie some pointers, especially when presenting this change to resident council........

 

Wish me luck!

Kevin

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Hi-What I do for bingo prizes is to mainly give out chips, candy, etc. Small prizes from Walmart or the Dollar store are mixed in. Since mostly women play bingo, I add yarn, small photo albums, nail polish, hair clips. I just recently implemented Super Bingo once a month. We play 15 games and give out bigger prizes like sewing kits, magnifying glasses, t shirts. this is going to cut down on the daily bingo prize budget since now with the Super game, I am going to just have the chips and candy during the week.

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Bingo prizes- The Dollar Tree is an excellent place for inexpensive pries. But another idea is sending letters to all the local businesses requesting donations. We have received loads of stuff this way. Everything from gift certificates to local restaurants to prints to costume jewelry. We also have received stationary and picture frames. The possibilities are endless and it is good for the local businesses, PR, etc. Be sure to send a note of thanks to any that donate. We had a hotel give several Doreen bottles of shampoo and conditioner, shower caps, and lotion as well as a local Avon rep giving small bottles of lotions, shower gel, and things like that.

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we started playing "scratch off bingo" each game played they win a scratch off ticket and they love it . we play candy bingo also. they are addicted to the scratch off bingo tickets though. :P

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