The fun raising letter that's gone around asks for 10 bucks to "enter to win." But, of course, it is legally required that any such contest not require a payment, so you can enter for free!
But hurry, the contest ends in just a matter of hours! SPREAD THE WORD!
...you may enter without contributing here. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. No contribution or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this Promotion. Making a contribution does not increase your chances of winning. ...Void where prohibited. The Promotion begins on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:00 am Eastern Daylight Time and ends on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time. All entries must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, March 17, 2017. One winner will receive the following Prize: two (2) round-trip coach class plane tickets within the continental United States on a date and to and from Destinations to be determined by Sponsor or similar transportation, with an approximate retail value of $750; one (1) one-night hotel stay at one of the District of Columbia hotels, with an approximate retail value of $275; two (2) tickets to the 22nd Annual March Dinner, with an approximate retail value of $2,000; and ground transportation at the discretion of Sponsor, with an approximate retail value of $50. Approximate total retail value is $3,075. The total approximate retail value of the prize is $3,075. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. The Promotion is open to citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States who are legal residents of one of the fifty states, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia and are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority as determined by state law.
And the second prize is:
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with the POTUS.
Does he have an official food taster? Just asking, for a friend of course
Is there a DC hotel that lets you stay for $250?
So all these political fundraisers where you donate at least the scientifically chosen $3 to be entered in a raffle for dinner with celebrity/politician X, you can win without entering?