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Old 11-18-2008, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default What do you spend per competition?

I did two competitions in 2008 and I firgure with entry fees, beer, gas, beer, meats, beer, food, beer, supplies, beer I spent between $500-$600 for each event. I just wondered what others are ball parking. Oh I almost left out beer
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:39 AM   #2
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Probably between $400 and $500. That would included everything.

Edit: just to break it down.

Entry fees are around $150 here.
Meat is usually around $120
Beer and food probably $50-$75
Plus fuel, but I was lucky enough to not have to travel over an hour this year. Two contests were within 15 minutes.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:40 AM   #3
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1000 - 1200. If we rented a rv 2000. I need to get on your teams!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:44 AM   #4
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I am in the 500 to 600 range also.

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Old 11-18-2008, 10:45 AM   #5
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About a thousand, I'm sure the gas prices will make a rebound just in time for next season.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:52 AM   #6
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$600-$800 all out of MY pocket..
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:58 AM   #7
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$500 is a good average, depending on distance and entry fees.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:02 AM   #8
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Probably between $600-700 per contest
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:02 AM   #9
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on average out of pocket - $1000+ including hotels for far away new england and east coast contests. $500-$600 for the local ONE.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:12 AM   #10
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My guess....for contests around my area..

Entry = $200.00 - $300.00
Meat = $180.00 - $200.00
Misc Supplies = $150.00 - $200.00
Fuel = $100.00 - $150.00
Booze = $50.00 - $70.00
yep I'm guessin with a fuzzy math factor worked in $900.00 - $1000.00 ish

O yeh and about $50.00 for side bets.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:13 AM   #11
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I would probably be in the $500.00 to $700.00 range. Gas, food, etc.. all adds up pretty quickly.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:21 AM   #12
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Since there are nooooooooooooo local contests around Cleveland, it is usually a minimum of 3-4 hours drive, gas prices-ouch, contest entry-always try to get the early bird special, meat, extras, probably around 800 a contest.....most so far was 1100 due to going 8 hours hauling a trailer.......but, hey, I got a nice plaque......
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:22 AM   #13
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Including fuel, figure about $1000 per contests for ones around here.

I still havent put up my AR/Jack post... one interesting part of that journey was those 3 contests with travel costs were upwards of $6-$7,000. Details to follow once i get off my ass and finish the post.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:25 AM   #14
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This year, excluding the Royal we spent $500-$600 for each contest (excluding booze). After taking prize money into account, we averaged a net expense of just $225 per contest. We split everything 3 ways for most contests and that comes out to just $75 each per contest.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:51 AM   #15
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Usually about $800 for contests here in Georgia, up to $1000 if we have to leave the state depending on the current cost of diesel.
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