Original Ways of Handing out Prizes ?

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Postby Guest » 04/11/06 11:02 PM

Hi all

We're doing a promotion at on the of the local shopping malls over a 3 hour period - and have a number of prizes and giveaways to distribute during this time ...

Do any of you have any original, creative ( magical or otherwise ) means of distributing such prizes ?



Postby Guest » 04/12/06 11:59 AM

You could "select" out of a group of 5 people who the winner WILL be and use a "lock" effect such as Key-r-rect.

You could "produce" prizes throughout your show from a production device like a square circle, etc. first showing it empty, producing a prize, and later on showing it empty and producing another one.

You could use them as giveways for every assitant from the audience you use. If everyone is to get a prize you could use Mark Wilson's BINGO effect.

PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat

Postby Guest » 04/12/06 12:08 PM

A personal favorite gag for distributing prizes, especially when there are a lot to get rid of is sometime in the middle of the distribution, stop, look at an individual and ask them what there name is. Regardless of their reply, call out "You're Right! You win a prize!" and toss the next prize to them.

You can always use a Monty Hall style giveaway. "I'm looking for someone who has more than 30 keys on their keyring.", "I'm looking for someone with a picture of their mother-in-law in their wallet." Depending on what you ask for, these situations can lead to a lot of free comedy for the group.

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