1. Do you really look forward to them?
Not really. We certainly dont compete to receive them. I'm more focused on the competition (and comradere) at hand.
2. What do you like to receive?
BBQ related things like rubs and sauces (not in tiny packets though), enough to actually use and try. T-shirts and aprons aren't bad. Most everything else I've either
given away to someone else or thrown in the garbage... One competition we received an electric fire starter. I'm sure some liked it; I gave it away at work... Even silly things that we could use, like HD Aluminum Foil, etc. would at least be used.
3. What don't you like to receive?
Pencils, pens, other such things.
4. What do you wish you'd receive?
Thermapens and flirty women.
5. Would you be disappointed in receiving less quantity in the bag?
Getting a bag is a pleasant surprise, but an unnecessary one IMHO. No, I wouldn't
be disappointed in receiving less stuff...
Hance - Lake Dogs Cooking Team - MiM/MBN/GBA CBJ and comp cook
Lake Sinclair, GA (strategically about an hour from darn near anywhere)
Started competing in chili cookoffs back in the 1990's and have competed in more than I care to count. I became a CBJ in MiM in 2005, then MBN and in GBA in 2010. I've probably judged 130+- BBQ comps (sanctioned and unsanctioned) over this time. That said, I really enjoy competing more than I enjoy judging, and hope to get back to doing 4 or 5 a year in the near future.