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Unread 05-15-2007, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default Funding your competitions

I really would like to do more competitions, but between entry fees, food, supplies, and the price of gas, your looking upwards of $500 per competition.

So is everyone independently wealthy? Or are there some creative ways to pay for competition weekends?
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Unread 05-15-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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I really would like to do more competitions, but between entry fees, food, supplies, and the price of gas, your looking upwards of $500 per competition.

So is everyone independently wealthy? Or are there some creative ways to pay for competition weekends?
Overtime. Or you could find a good sponsor, I remember reading several informative threads on luring sponsors.
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I knock over convenience stores now and then to help out. :)

Actually, having a teammate helps, and I sell links on my blog or sponsorships for the team. I think we're about to get our first real sponsor at a decent level, which will pay for about 2 competitions.
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I am currently looking into doing some catering on the side for some extra cash. I am in California so getting through the red tape may be hard. Another idea was to just charge friends and family to cook some meats for them personally. I figure that would be a good way to earn some extra moolah without getting in trouble. We are a first year team, and it is adding up. Banners, EZ ups, coolers, pans, utensils, lighting and all sorts of other "little" things add up. Good luck.

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I sell brisket dinners for $10 a pop to make extra cash. I also share expenses with my teammates.
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I've been buying/selling stuff on Craigslist and eBay to try and get a few things together so I can do some more comps. So far I have sold a bunch of those patio kitchens and some knives. I've covered the cost of my trailer and am working on entry fees.

This summer I hope to make/sell some UDSs. I'm hoping by late summer to have enough to cover 2-3 comps this fall.
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I sell rub and sauce... wanna buy some?

Actually, we have some good sponsors. Alewel's Country Meats provides all of the brisket and chicken. Minimally Invastive Surgical Hospital is giving us $1500 for the Royal. Missouri Pork Association provides a free entry to the World Pork Expo contest. Stein & Stewart Genetics provides $100 cash. County Line Auto Parts give us $200 cash. I have another business that is going to be a cash sponsor. A friend of mine gives us spices at cost for advertising his travel website.
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Default $500 - You travel cheap!

Last one hit me for nearer to $1,000. We sell about $50,000 of bbq on the side every year. Yes we have health dept. permits, vending licenses, insurance, etc. That takes care of the first $2,000 profit. Siphon off another $5,000 for contests and costs, a little for our trouble and so much for th eextra money.
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Cater and vend whenever my day(real) job allows it.
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Cash in part of your 401K.
Sell your RV.

Then, someday when you have used up all your resources, borrow on the house or from the kids.

No need to leave all that stuff to them anyway

If you want it bad enough, there is a way!

I do feel your pain. Due to "geography", we normally spend in excess of $750 and it just goes up from there.

But, hey--It's only money!

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We have more than a few sponsors and each year at the first cook off (260 teams) we though one hell of a party for them to keep them coming back. Plus at every cook-off after that their names are everywhere.
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Doing our first comp on the 25 - 26 of this month. I'm already in about 400 bucks and haven't even got the meat bought yet . Most of the expense is a one time thing though (ez up, chairs, tables etc.)

I'll make a decision after this one as to whether it is going to be cost effective to continue. A lot will depend on the enjoyment factor
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Team mates - there are 5 of us. Plus this year we are even between comp costs and winnings. Last year we won about half of our expenses - but with 4 or 5 of us the expenses aren't so bad.
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I cashed in some under performing IRAs to buy the cooker and help us through the first year...kind of what Tim's doing now -- but then he's a retired old fart and can dodge the penalties!!

I cater and do parties to build up my cash stash...right now it's LOW. A cheap cookoff for Tim and me is about $300-400 each...we split all costs for the "team" and cover our own travel expenses...

At Sebring (FBA) a few years ago a couple of "winners" spent time "thanking our sponsors" -- other thanked their's too while patting their wallets.

Most teams cover their costs out of their pockets...sponsors can be a double edged sword.
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