News of St. John is Holding a Raffle!

aerial shot of St. John in US Virgin Islands

Earlier today, we told you all about the new Island Health and Wellness Center. Well now it’s time to raise some money for this much needed service, so we’re holding a raffle! And it’s a pretty darn good one!

In less than 24 hours, I was able to secure the prizes listed below. That shows just how amazing this small community is. So thank you to each of the businesses listed below. Please patronize them the next time you’re on island. :)

Ok, so here’s how the raffle is going to work. We will pick two winners – one for Package A and then a second for Package B. Tickets are only $10 each. You can buy as many as you’d like. (The goal is to raise a ton of money for the new health and wellness center, so we are not limiting the number of tickets sold.) The raffle will end at 11:59 p.m. on June 7, 2017. The winner will be announced on or about June 10, 2017.

Now on to the prizes…

Package A: 

  • A Five-Night Stay at The Penthouse at Sunset Serenade by Island Abodes (Click here to check out their website and Click here for terms)
  • A $200 VISA Gift Card courtesy of St. John Car Rental (to be used toward a Jeep rental, airfare, etc.)
  • A Beautiful “Reef Bay” Bracelet courtesy of VIBE Collection (Click here to see a pic)
  • A Turtle Picnic Snorkel Sail for two on Island Spirit courtesy of Cruz Bay Watersports (Click here for more details)
  • A Sunset Sail for two on Island Spirit courtesy of Cruz Bay Watersports (Click here for more details)
  • Snorkel Gear Rental courtesy of Just Beach!
  • Two Personal Training Sessions courtesy of Love City Fit Club
  • A Pizza Party for 10 at Joe’s Rum Hut – Unlimited Pizza & Beer for One Hour!
  • A $100 Gift Certificate to UMAMI
  • A $75 Gift Certificate to The Terrace
  • A $50 Gift Certificate to Barefoot Cowboy
  • A $25 Gift Certificate to Cruz Bay Landing
  • A $25 Gift Certificate to The Longboard
  • A $25 Gift Certificate to Woody’s

Package B:

  • A Three-Night Stay at Gallows Point (Click here to check out their website)
  • A News of St. John Island Tour (Click here to check out our website)
  • A Scuba Trip (two tank for certified divers and one-tank for non-certified) OR a Full Day US Trip on Busy Bee Charters
  • A Sunset Sail on Born to Rhumb (with yours truly as your first mate!)
  • Snorkel Gear Rental courtesy of St. John Beach Bum
  • Two Personal Training Sessions courtesy of Love City Fit Club
  • A $100 Gift Certificate to Waterfront Bistro
  • A $50 Gift Certificate to Ocean Grill
  • A $50 Gift Certificate to Sun Dog Cafe
  • A $25 Gift Certificate to Cafe Roma
  • A $25 Gift Certificate to The Tap Room plus a case of beer! (your choice of flavors)
  • A $25 Gift Certificate to High Tide
  • A $25 Gift Certificate to The Beach Bar


The fine print: All prizes are subject to availability. All prizes are subject to the specific business’s terms and conditions.

More fine print: Once a ticket or tickets are purchased, I (Jenn, owner of News of St. John) will personally write all of your names on raffle tickets. I will then put them all in a hat, bucket, etc. and we will pull the winner live on video. That will be posted here on Raffle tickets will not be mailed to the purchaser. We ask for your address, so we know where to send the winning packages. 

43 comments for “News of St. John is Holding a Raffle!

  1. Bill Murray
    May 24, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Shelly and I are in! Great cause Jenn and a big thank you to all of the sponsors that you were able to line up.

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      May 24, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Awesome! A BIG thanks to you both!

    • Steve
      May 26, 2017 at 6:47 am

      If I pay directly with a credit card, without logging in to PayPal, will you still receive my contact info?

      • News of St. John
        News of St. John
        May 26, 2017 at 8:17 am

        Yes bc it will ask for a shipping address.

  2. Sandra Liederbach
    May 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I shared this with my fellow No Shoes Nation members, knowing many travel to St. John. I hope it generates sales for you for this much needed facility!

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      May 24, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you so much!

  3. Alisse Wilkey
    May 24, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I’m in!! Didn’t get there this year. Hopefully we can soon

  4. Lois
    May 24, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Are u selling raffles on St. John r do we have to buy on line

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      May 24, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Just online. That way we do not have to handle any cash. It’s all electronic.

      • James M
        May 26, 2017 at 9:53 am

        My wife Patty myself and 15 guest will be on the island starting the 8th of June, I’ve purchased several tickets, since it going for such a great cause. good luck. JM

        • News of St. John
          News of St. John
          May 26, 2017 at 10:30 am


  5. Adam Albrecht
    May 24, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Great cause… we are in! Please split our donation evenly between the both packages.

    Thank you!

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      May 24, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      That’s exactly what we’re doing. Everyone will be entered into the same drawing. We will pick two winners.

  6. Anne Trabold
    May 24, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I’m in! Happy to support a great cause, and hoping for a trip back to paradise!

  7. Andrew Willmon
    May 24, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I got mine…also passed it around to my other St John Lovers.

  8. Robbie Lake
    May 24, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Sweet time to ask the wife how many we are buying!!!!

  9. Tami Irons
    May 24, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Just bought mine! Great idea!

  10. Joe Lee
    May 24, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Just bought the winning tickets!

  11. Marc
    May 24, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I got 10 tix. Is that enough?

  12. May 24, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    This is great. My wife and I are getting some tickets. Thanks for putting this on Jenn.

  13. Koryn Okey
    May 24, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    A chance to win another amazing trip to the island and support a good cause? Count me in! I will be sure to patronize these folks when I’m on island this weekend. Thanks for organizing!

  14. Tinna Mann
    May 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    This is a awesome chance for a great cause, and I’ve always wanted to visit St. John’s!! Just bought my tickets and will buy more, I’d love, love, love to win!! Good luck everyone!!

  15. May 24, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    way to go ! what great packages — I am IN (but you new that already i bet! )

  16. Melody
    May 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Fabulous raffle! Thanks!!

  17. Susan Brown
    May 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Just bought mine & paid through PayPal, assuming you get the address info from PayPal. Thanks Jenn for doing this, happy to support such a worthy cause!

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      May 24, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Yes ma’am! Just received yours!

  18. jimg
    May 24, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I’m in also. I bought the winning ticket today. Sorry Lori.

  19. Paula Vital
    May 24, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I’m in! Hopefully you got my name and info off of my Paypal account!

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      May 24, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      I just did! Thank you and good luck!

  20. Laurie
    May 24, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    This is exactly why I Love St.John. Well this and the beaches.

    Positive is how I Live!

  21. Jonathan
    May 25, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Boom got 2! This is an amazing chance. Good luck!

  22. Yada Ya
    May 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Would rather send a check (will have real name and address etc.) Please e mail address. Thanks.

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      May 25, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      A check for the raffle or straight to the clinic for a donation?

      We cannot accept checks for the raffle. We will only accept PayPal. That way all the funds can be collected and dispersed to the health center electronically.

  23. Kim thigpen
    May 26, 2017 at 8:23 am

    We live this place have tickets for November already !!! This would make our vacation even more wonderful ..-and we plan on retiring there in the next four years so yes we want to help out anyway we can for a medical facility

  24. Margy
    May 26, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Got 2 yesterday! Fingers crossed!!! I could use these prizes when I arrive on island at the end of September !!

  25. Pam
    May 26, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I got mine! I could use the restaurant gift certificates to go with Anne Marie’s wedding I won at Wagapaloosa!

  26. Jessica
    May 26, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Just bought two! What a great cause to support and what an AMAZING raffle! Would love to return to our favorite island!

  27. Kathy
    May 28, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Just purchased tickets! Will be there in October!

  28. Jill
    May 29, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Is there an “expiration date”?

    • News of St. John
      News of St. John
      May 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Yes, depending on the prize. Gift certificates are usually one year. Each of the stays have different restrictions.

  29. Jane
    June 1, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Just entered the raffle and for such a wonderful cause! Shout out to Brittany at Island Abodes for the email with your link to enter. We stayed at the Penthouse this past March and absolutely loved it.

  30. Karinda
    June 2, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for doing this! Hoping to be back for a visit soon!!

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