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Buster Dog BBQ
12-11-2009, 08:51 AM
Does anyone have any sponsor letters or other information you send to businesses asking them to sponsor you? I am not the best person to ask for money from strangers.

Timmy
12-11-2009, 09:30 AM
Buster, glad you asked. I have also been wondering how to approach this and the steps to follow.

Scottie
12-11-2009, 09:35 AM
I want to say that Dr BBQ posted something on here a few years ago? Can't really see that it was on that other Forum, as it would of been deleted...

getyourrubonbbq
12-11-2009, 09:36 AM
What type of businesses are you looking at for sponsorship? Some may donate money while others may want to donate product.

Buster Dog BBQ
12-11-2009, 09:49 AM
What type of businesses are you looking at for sponsorship? Some may donate money while others may want to donate product.
Well, knowing they can always say no, I am looking at two fold. I want to approach businesses that may have locations in areas we compete and then I want to hit up local businesses in contest areas. Really I am looking to get money. If I have to hand out products so be it. People at contest take anything thats free.

Plowboy
12-11-2009, 09:50 AM
To whom it may concern,

Give me money.

- Buster D

getyourrubonbbq
12-11-2009, 09:57 AM
Well, knowing they can always say no, I am looking at two fold. I want to approach businesses that may have locations in areas we compete and then I want to hit up local businesses in contest areas. Really I am looking to get money. If I have to hand out products so be it. People at contest take anything thats free.

From what I've seen unless you offer the company something in return their a little tight when it comes to just "donating to the cause" Have you thought about cooking up some Q and taking by a place that maybe interested? Heck, if they like it they may pay you to cater their office party or something at a comp. I realize we don't want to take away from the comp, but maybe a thursday thing. Heck you may get a return on your comp investment that way.

Dustaway
12-11-2009, 10:05 AM
To whom it may concern,

Give me money.

- Buster D


That's the best line of the year :biggrin: Nothing held back in that advice:biggrin::mrgreen:

Buster Dog BBQ
12-11-2009, 10:06 AM
To whom it may concern,

Give me money.

- Buster D
How's this.

Dear Plowboys BBQ,

I noticed you sell your rub at my local Bass Pro Shop. It would be great if you could give me $5,000 plus 10 cases of rub samples to hand out in our area.

Sincerely, the Buster D.

Buster Dog BBQ
12-11-2009, 10:07 AM
From what I've seen unless you offer the company something in return their a little tight when it comes to just "donating to the cause" Have you thought about cooking up some Q and taking by a place that maybe interested? Heck, if they like it they may pay you to cater their office party or something at a comp. I realize we don't want to take away from the comp, but maybe a thursday thing. Heck you may get a return on your comp investment that way.
Yes, definately something I would be willing to do without a doubt. Even offered some demo cooks on the eggs.

BBQ Bandit
12-11-2009, 10:14 AM
Here's a quick search ... and includes a sample letter (from DrBBQ)
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1023454

Plowboy
12-11-2009, 10:15 AM
How's this.

Dear Plowboys BBQ,

I noticed you sell your rub at my local Bass Pro Shop. It would be great if you could give me $5,000 plus 10 cases of rub samples to hand out in our area.

Sincerely, the Buster D.

Dear Buster D,

Our people will call your people. Is it okay if the check is 3'x6'?

Sincerely, Plowboys BBQ

getyourrubonbbq
12-11-2009, 10:20 AM
Dear Buster D,

Our people will call your people. Is it okay if the check is 3'x6'?

Sincerely, Plowboys BBQ

Now that's just funny:lol::lol::lol:

Buster Dog BBQ
12-11-2009, 10:22 AM
Here's a quick search ... and includes a sample letter (from DrBBQ)
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1023454
Perfect. Thanks.

Ford
12-11-2009, 10:28 AM
Seriously - it's not give me money. Tell them what you can do for them. hard to beleive but it's about "what's in it for me if I give you money or product".

Example - Dear Kyle I love using your rub and as I'm a winning cook I'd like to help you promote your rub in our part of the country. In return for supplying me with a 25 lb bag of Kyle Style Perk Up Your Pork I would proudly display a banner and talk to folks about your rubs and where to buy them.

Note: the Slabs are friends of mine and I do use their product and I do have a banner supplied by Steph that I put up at contests and when vending. I'm hoping I can get something made up to put on the trailer that I don't have to put up and down each time. And they are not my Sponsor, I just believe in giving credit where it's due.

motoeric
12-11-2009, 01:26 PM
I strongly suggest that you check with the contest organizer before handing things out to the public. That's called sampling and many events have exclusive rights with certain sponsors for sampling.

Eric

Well, knowing they can always say no, I am looking at two fold. I want to approach businesses that may have locations in areas we compete and then I want to hit up local businesses in contest areas. Really I am looking to get money. If I have to hand out products so be it. People at contest take anything thats free.

monty3777
12-11-2009, 03:11 PM
I think Hawgeye Mike mentioned something about how he chooses teams to sponsor, or something to that effect on the Board Where All Posts Are Deleted. He mentioned something about teams needing to be willing to give companies a portion of the winnings because a business would see their sponsorship as something of an investment. So if a sponsor agrees to pay entry fees, for example, then the team agrees to give a portion of their total winnings in return. In that case it's less about advertising and more about investing in a team.

I may be misremembering and I don't have the stomach to go through the hassle of checking past posts on the other forum to make sure I'm right.

musicmanryann
12-11-2009, 03:15 PM
I think Hawgeye Mike mentioned something about how he chooses teams to sponsor, or something to that effect on the Board Where All Posts Are Deleted. He mentioned something about teams needing to be willing to give companies a portion of the winnings because a business would see their sponsorship as something of an investment. So if a sponsor agrees to pay entry fees, for example, then the team agrees to give a portion of their total winnings in return. In that case it's less about advertising and more about investing in a team.

I may be misremembering and I don't have the stomach to go through the hassle of checking past posts on the other forum to make sure I'm right.

If this is the case, it sounds like a credit card might be an easier way to pay up front for your expenses. lol.

watertowerbbq
12-11-2009, 03:20 PM
Here's a quick search ... and includes a sample letter (from DrBBQ)
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1023454

is anyone else having trouble with this link?

BBQ Bandit
12-11-2009, 03:28 PM
is anyone else having trouble with this link?


The link was to a recent search results...

Messed me up too... remove the quotation marks.
"http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1023771 (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1023771)"

DMDon
12-11-2009, 06:35 PM
is anyone else having trouble with this link?

The link was to a recent search results...

Messed me up too... remove the quotation marks.
"http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1023771 (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1023771)"


I still can't get the link to work. What search do I need to use?

watertowerbbq
12-11-2009, 06:38 PM
I still can't get the link to work. What search do I need to use?

Go up to search and click advanced search. Then type in DRBBQ under author and sponser under keyword. It shows a few posts and I think it's the second one.

DMDon
12-11-2009, 06:44 PM
Go up to search and click advanced search. Then type in DRBBQ under author and sponser under keyword. It shows a few posts and I think it's the second one.


Thanks

swamprb
12-11-2009, 09:24 PM
Here are a few from the Roadmap http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?p=950077&posted=1#post950077

Plowboy
12-12-2009, 07:07 AM
I think Hawgeye Mike mentioned something about how he chooses teams to sponsor, or something to that effect on the Board Where All Posts Are Deleted. He mentioned something about teams needing to be willing to give companies a portion of the winnings because a business would see their sponsorship as something of an investment. So if a sponsor agrees to pay entry fees, for example, then the team agrees to give a portion of their total winnings in return. In that case it's less about advertising and more about investing in a team.

I may be misremembering and I don't have the stomach to go through the hassle of checking past posts on the other forum to make sure I'm right.

Sweet. Note to Boondoggle and Left Hand Smoke... the Plowboys sponsorship rules just changed for 2010. :lol:

monty3777
12-12-2009, 07:51 AM
Sweet. Note to Boondoggle and Left Hand Smoke... the Plowboys sponsorship rules just changed for 2010. :lol:

I'm glad I could help, Todd. These guys are up to their necks in money anyway. Why not make them spread it around a bit! :-D

DMDon
12-12-2009, 12:16 PM
Sweet. Note to Boondoggle and Left Hand Smoke... the Plowboys sponsorship rules just changed for 2010. :lol:


Not a problem, .......as long as we get a percentage of rub sales due to our fantastic image and marketing abilities :wink: btw can I get some rub to use for practice cooks this winter?

Plowboy
12-12-2009, 12:22 PM
Not a problem, .......as long as we get a percentage of rub sales due to our fantastic image and marketing abilities :wink: btw can I get some rub to use for practice cooks this winter?

Touche Mr Denner. Touche.

Shoot me a PM and we'll get you hooked up.

Butcher BBQ
12-12-2009, 01:11 PM
I strongly suggest that you check with the contest organizer before handing things out to the public. That's called sampling and many events have exclusive rights with certain sponsors for sampling.

Eric

I have been contest where people went around and handed out product. It wasn't very professional and thats what most of us thought to, now thats representing that company good.

This Is How We Que It
12-12-2009, 04:37 PM
I think once you start winning comps then it will be easier for you. They may even search YOU out.

JD McGee
12-14-2009, 03:25 PM
Sweet. Note to Boondoggle and Left Hand Smoke... the Plowboys sponsorship rules just changed for 2010. :lol:

I'm glad I could help, Todd. These guys are up to their necks in money anyway. Why not make them spread it around a bit! :-D

Not a problem, .......as long as we get a percentage of rub sales due to our fantastic image and marketing abilities :wink: btw can I get some rub to use for practice cooks this winter?

Touche Mr Denner. Touche.

Shoot me a PM and we'll get you hooked up.

I have NO IDEA what you people are talking about...swamprb...you got some splainin' to do bro! I know a guy...:twisted: