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4TheLoveofBrisket
03-22-2010, 09:27 AM
So I joined the KCBS primarily for the perk of the rights to become a member at Restaurant Depot. But they are not wanting to issue me a card. I emailed the guy who posted on here on here to email him if we have problems (Gene I think his name was) a while back and have never received any response back. Anyone know any other contacts at KCBS who could help me get this sorted out with my local Restaurant Depot?

Desert Dweller
03-22-2010, 10:03 AM
Who did not issue a card? KCBS or RD? My local RD told me they are under instruction from head office not to issue individual cards to KCBS Members, but rather give each KCBS Member daily passes whenever they come to shop. Something to do with not wanting to issue a couple thousand cards for one account...

DanPop
03-22-2010, 10:04 AM
Go back to the KCBS website, the policy changed a month or two ago. KCBS members can get a one day pass, not a membership. Kind of a pain. Tax ID number is the way to go if you can. I used the one from my son's cub scout pack!

Desert Dweller
03-22-2010, 10:09 AM
Tax ID number is the way to go if you can. I used the one from my son's cub scout pack!
Hmmm. I guess you missed the meeting on ethics... Not sure that is the message I would want to set as an example for my scouts when I was a cub scout leader.

4TheLoveofBrisket
03-22-2010, 10:12 AM
Who did not issue a card? KCBS or RD? My local RD told me they are under instruction from head office not to issue individual cards to KCBS Members, but rather give each KCBS Member daily passes whenever they come to shop. Something to do with not wanting to issue a couple thousand cards for one account...

It was RD that did not issue. Thanks for the info. I can deal with the daily pass, but it was like pulling teeth to even get them to issue that.

DanPop
03-22-2010, 10:20 AM
Hmmm. I guess you missed the meeting on ethics... Not sure that is the message I would want to set as an example for my scouts when I was a cub scout leader.

How so? We buy supplies there all the time for pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, blue and gold dinners, camping, and picnics. So I can't use it for personal use, too?

EatonHoggBBQ
03-22-2010, 10:31 AM
but it was like pulling teeth to even get them to issue that.


Yeah, the employees at the Dearborn RD aren't a very friendly bunch. Maybe if we were Dearborn residents they would treat us better. :mad2:

Be patient with Gene, he took a while to answer me too.

NeoTrout
03-22-2010, 10:32 AM
I have a card from the first go around on this. It says Kansas City Barbeque on it. It worked the last time I went. Haven't been there for a couple of weeks though. Is RD taking back the cards they issued? Has anyone tried using their old card?

EatonHoggBBQ
03-22-2010, 10:37 AM
I have a card from the first go around on this. It says Kansas City Barbeque on it. It worked the last time I went. Haven't been there for a couple of weeks though. Is RD taking back the cards they issued? Has anyone tried using their old card?


Mine works, but when you swipe it it says see receptionist or something like that. Don't know if they are taking them back though.

NeoTrout
03-22-2010, 10:49 AM
Mine works, but when you swipe it it says see receptionist or something like that. Don't know if they are taking them back though.

They do that to me also. Too many cards with the same name and number. I guess I'll just go in and see what happens.

4TheLoveofBrisket
03-22-2010, 12:06 PM
Yeah, the employees at the Dearborn RD aren't a very friendly bunch. Maybe if we were Dearborn residents they would treat us better. :mad2:

Be patient with Gene, he took a while to answer me too.

Yeah, I gathered that they weren't a very friendly crew working there at the front desk. I wasn't quite sure she spoke very good English either. Almost makes me want to drive up to the Troy location and see how their customer service is. Though the guys working back in the meat cooler were very helpful.

I looked on the KCBS site today and found a little flyer about it, looks like something RD put out, so I'm just going to print that out and keep it in my truck to show them when I go. Hopefully that will help with getting the daily.

It was probably a month to a month and a half ago when I emailed Gene. Maybe it ended up in his spam box? At any rate, now that I know that I can only get the daily pass, that clears things up a bit. Thanks to all who responded!!

Desert Dweller
03-22-2010, 12:22 PM
How so? We buy supplies there all the time for pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, blue and gold dinners, camping, and picnics. So I can't use it for personal use, too?

I guess you could... However, I doubt if the Tax ID number was issued to the BSA for you to avoid paying retail AND applicable sales taxes. It's a judgement call where you determine what is ethical and what is not.

Saiko
03-22-2010, 01:21 PM
Even though the Atlanta RD seems to be pretty lenient about handing out day passes, I went ahead and joined the KCBS today just for RD access. Even having to get a day pass with the KCBS membership is no biggy, only takes about 2 min. I love RD!

SuperQue
03-22-2010, 02:20 PM
I went Sat and used my KCBS card. The only question they had was what address to use. She looked on the back of the card and used the KCBS address. Otherwise, no problems.

NeoTrout
03-22-2010, 02:50 PM
I went Sat and used my KCBS card. The only question they had was what address to use. She looked on the back of the card and used the KCBS address. Otherwise, no problems.

Which RD did you go to?

TrustTheDust
03-22-2010, 02:58 PM
From the KCBS website:
http://www.kcbs.us/images/rdepot-coupon.jpg

Uncle Buds BBQ
03-22-2010, 04:21 PM
I went ahead and joined the KCBS today

Hey neighbor....welcome to KCBS. So...you ever going to compete? :heh:

Saiko
03-22-2010, 05:40 PM
Hey neighbor....welcome to KCBS. So...you ever going to compete? :heh:

I'll compete with you for the beer! I don't think the competition circuit is for me, but if you ever need me to help out in any capacity, just give me a shout. I enjoy the hanging out and the chit-shooting more than anything.

SuperQue
03-22-2010, 05:50 PM
NeoTrout,

I live 5 minutes from the Alsip store. I could do some real damage in there! I looked in the meat dept for probably 20 minutes. I got 17lbs of pork shoulder, big a$$ pot for large bbq sauce recipes and big bag of lump. Just going there sparks my imagination and inspiration.

n2dabluebbq
03-22-2010, 05:53 PM
hey desert dweller i agree with you wholeheartedly. while it seems like nothing, i would have a very difficult time accepting use of the boyscouts tax id. after all, if it isn't resold, doesn't the bsa pay the tax at the end of the year? and that i feel is not right.

speedrcer1
03-22-2010, 08:08 PM
You do have to get a day pass, just tell them account #5717668 and you get a pass no problem. If you get a weak employee on a weak day, you might get a card. At my 2 local RD's, the girl who seems there 24/7 follows the rules and will not give a card. I was there this weekend and another girl was there and she said she would give me a card, but then the machine was broke. Darn.

But it is well worth the effort to get a day pass.

NeoTrout
03-23-2010, 09:41 AM
NeoTrout,

I live 5 minutes from the Alsip store. I could do some real damage in there! I looked in the meat dept for probably 20 minutes. I got 17lbs of pork shoulder, big a$$ pot for large bbq sauce recipes and big bag of lump. Just going there sparks my imagination and inspiration.

Yep. It's a great place. I go to the one in Lombard. Lots of stuff to stir the imagination. What could I do with a 5 gal. bucket of soy sauce? :cool:

mgwerks
03-23-2010, 11:09 AM
hey desert dweller i agree with you wholeheartedly. while it seems like nothing, i would have a very difficult time accepting use of the boyscouts tax id. after all, if it isn't resold, doesn't the bsa pay the tax at the end of the year? and that i feel is not right.
Actually, not necessarily. Just declare it taxable at the register and pay for it there. The record of the sale will appear on the account, but as you have paid for the purchase (and the tax) there is no harm, no foul. I'd sure ask the Scouting leaders first, though.