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Unread 04-11-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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As the BBQ contests get more popular the need to enter earlier becomes an issue. My beef is I wish the contest organizers would notify you as soon as thet received your entry fee. With these clowns out there stealing letters with checks inside, it would be nice to know the check arrived at it's destination.
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Unread 04-11-2011, 07:40 PM   #2
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Another reason to love online registration.

If I'm stressing over receipt of an entry, I'll notify the organizer it's on its way, and call again to confirm receipt.
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As the BBQ contests get more popular the need to enter earlier becomes an issue. My beef is I wish the contest organizers would notify you as soon as thet received your entry fee. With these clowns out there stealing letters with checks inside, it would be nice to know the check arrived at it's destination.
I agree-as Diva said-I too call or email one week after we mail the application.
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You guys are right and I do follow up, but for 200+ beans I shouldn't have to.
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LOL! I can't remember the last contest we did that was that cheap!
And honestly, if I'm sinking a fair amount of money into anything these days, *I* do the followup.
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For a couple bucks you can get a receipt confirmation from the US Postal Service. I have been competing for 9 years now, and I have never had an organizer independently confirm receipt of an application, so I think you can just stop wishing that will ever happen. Not even sure its a reasonable expectation, I send checks for bills through the mail all the time and no businesses send me confirmation of receipt.

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For a couple bucks you can get a receipt confirmation from the US Postal Service. I have been competing for 9 years now, and I have never had an organizer independently confirm receipt of an application, so I think you can just stop wishing that will ever happen. Not even sure its a reasonable expectation, I send checks for bills through the mail all the time and no businesses send me confirmation of receipt.

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For a couple bucks you can get a receipt confirmation from the US Postal Service. I have been competing for 9 years now, and I have never had an organizer independently confirm receipt of an application, so I think you can just stop wishing that will ever happen. Not even sure its a reasonable expectation, I send checks for bills through the mail all the time and no businesses send me confirmation of receipt.

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I think in this day and age of technology and email, it really isn’t too much to expect to get a confirmation of receipt. As an example, I submitted an application in December 2010 with a check. As usual, I took the initiative to contact the organizer and it was confirmed that my application and check was received. Three months later, the website was finally updated with attendees and my check has still yet to be cashed. I think for competitions that have limited availability, lottery system or a cut-off date, it is not unreasonable to expect an email. IMO
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