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Buster Dog BBQ
08-24-2008, 07:22 PM
Mod, please move if in wrong spot

Most competitions give you a gift bag of some sort. Some times there's really cool stuff and other times you just scratch your head and wonder. Just curious, what is the best, most unusual or worse thing you have ever got in your gift bag?

For me my son realy likes the lapel pins. One contest had a chair that was really cool and perfume (which my wife liked).

KC_Bobby
08-24-2008, 07:31 PM
Contest coozies are cool with me. Except the one from State Center is too big for a normal can. T-shirts are OK if they provide the right size.

That's about as far as I get. Pens, notepads etc from the various sponsors just get overlooked.

butt head
08-24-2008, 07:50 PM
you get gift bags?:eek:

Plowboy
08-24-2008, 07:59 PM
Practical stuff like scouring pads, dish soap, disposable cutting boards, vinyl gloves, charcoal, etc.

Plowboy
08-24-2008, 08:00 PM
At one contest the local Bud distributor gave out choice a 12 pack of Bud or Bud Light.

MilitantSquatter
08-24-2008, 08:00 PM
Contest aprons or T-shirts are always useful especially if sized appropriately. Water bottles are good too.

I think at Dover last year there were some different things like a pepper mill and a cooking DVD of some sort.

Most of the other smaller sized stuff I've received usally ends up getting tossed or lost (ex. pens, pin, keychains).

Just Pulin' Pork
08-24-2008, 08:19 PM
At one contest the local Bud distributor gave out choice a 12 pack of Bud or Bud Light.


Where was that? I like that idea!

Plowboy
08-24-2008, 08:45 PM
Where was that? I like that idea!

I think it was about six years ago at the Missouri State Fair contest.

mds2
08-24-2008, 08:59 PM
Aprons are always good, along with hats and koozies, thermometers or anything useful.

Our gift bag in Lincoln had a small plastic bag in it. Talk about a head scratcher.

SmokeInDaEye
08-24-2008, 09:34 PM
Aprons are always good, along with hats and koozies, thermometers or anything useful.

Our gift bag in Lincoln had a small plastic bag in it. Talk about a head scratcher.

Perhaps it was your own private toilet.

CivilWarBBQ
08-24-2008, 10:13 PM
I like the pins too, as I already have more aprons than I need and the Tshirts rarely are large enough.

Best thing I've seen was a full sized fire extinguisher given at the old Springville, AL contest. Quite useful and valuable too! Nice job on that, Troy.

Harbormaster
08-24-2008, 11:12 PM
I just did my first comp. Got a bag full fo Tupperware utensils. Spatulas, spoons, etc... I'll find a use for it all.
I'm a hat and T-shirt guy. Most comps I have been to have T-shirts. Why not put a coupon in the bag that's good for one free T-shirt? That way every competitor can get the right size.

Alexa RnQ
08-25-2008, 01:00 AM
Most of the comps we've done have not had goodie bags, but I think my all-time favorite goodie bag enclosure was an emergency whistle. In case you got caught in an avalanche, or had just finally had enough when another team didn't seem to get the drift of "quiet time", I suppose.

And while T-shirts are sometimes fabulous -- there are some GREAT comp logos out there -- I have to wonder why in the world the sizing doesn't just start at 2X and go up from there. *looks around appreciatively at all the big burly BBQ cooker men*

Tinybud
08-25-2008, 01:10 AM
Dover usually has a nice gift bag, the first year, there was a bunch of odds and ends,, plus either a lowes gift card or a gas card,, Last year had some dvd's of a cooking show they do in the casino where their chef cooks with nascar stars,, And new holland does the coupon for one free t-shirt,

backporchbbq
08-25-2008, 02:40 AM
I always like getting aprons. Not that I am greedy and I understand T-Shirts cost money but they give one T-Shirt, how many teams have one person on it. Also the size I usually get are medium or large. From what I have seen most of the guys cooking are at least 1X, usually 2X. Just my $.2. Please tell me if I am being a greedy arse.

Double D's BBQ
08-25-2008, 04:09 AM
Madison, IN gave each team a nice chair. We've also received concert tickets (anwhere from 2-4 tickets). Oinktoberfest last year had free tickets to the Charlie Daniels concert. We've also gotten jugs of apple cider and sample bags of Humphrey's charcoal from Oinktoberfest and most contests give T shirts (at least 1 per team).

Diva Q
08-25-2008, 06:49 AM
We had some great gift bags this year.

Basques Charcoal
Buster RHinos's sauce and rubs
Ted reader sauce and rubs
basting brush
scrubbies
T-shirts
Coupons
pencils and pens
tongs
Smokinlicious wood
Traeger wet wipes

BBQ_Mayor
08-25-2008, 07:10 AM
I always like getting aprons. Not that I am greedy and I understand T-Shirts cost money but they give one T-Shirt, how many teams have one person on it. Also the size I usually get are medium or large. From what I have seen most of the guys cooking are at least 1X, usually 2X. Just my $.2. Please tell me if I am being a greedy arse.

I like aprons as long as their man size aprons.

Not like these poor guys.
http://www.iabbq.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48:who-are-these-guys&catid=6:photo-gallery&Itemid=7

Buster Dog BBQ
08-25-2008, 07:18 AM
I like aprons as long as their man size aprons.

Not like these poor guys.
http://www.iabbq.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48:who-are-these-guys&catid=6:photo-gallery&Itemid=7

Ha ha. Those are bibs.

Lakeside Smoker
08-25-2008, 07:21 AM
In Troy, NY this year we got MEAT! In addition to aprons, shirts, hats, and the usual stuff. We all got a whole brisket and a whole prime rib. We also got free garnish.
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n40/lakesidesmoker/Picture001-12.jpg

we'll smoke u
08-25-2008, 02:18 PM
I got a realy nice wood writing pen from Heron SD that I use all the time. A bag to carry my turn in boxes from West Point NE.

we'll smoke u
08-25-2008, 02:19 PM
I like aprons as long as their man size aprons.

Not like these poor guys.
http://www.iabbq.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48:who-are-these-guys&catid=6:photo-gallery&Itemid=7



All aprons are small on Moe!!!!!!!! LOL

Scottie
08-25-2008, 02:53 PM
I like aprons as long as their man size aprons.

Not like these poor guys.
http://www.iabbq.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48:who-are-these-guys&catid=6:photo-gallery&Itemid=7


but Moe and Steve are very large guys. I mean, look at where the tie is on Steve... It's under his arm pits.... Moe is just plain old xl.... 8-)