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In Reply to: Re: KCBS promoting one event over others posted by JohnKinMD on February 05, 2011 at 11:24:04:
My thoughts only, there are contests all over the US (where Sam's Clubs are located) that are established and have been in existance for years. Sams Club and WalMart used to give some of these contest donations or sponsorships - this was a win win situation. Now Sams Club does not sponsor or donate to the local contests and have pulled promised sponsorship $ because the company saw that as "double dipping" for BBQ contests. These contests on the Sams Club property are probably a good "business" decision for them - not so much for the BBQ community in the long run. The $$ they spend on the prize money is just a drop in the bucket for them - the money they gave to the estabished cookoffs actually allowed that contest to survive financially. Sam's Club and WalMart, in the past, have done a lot for local BBQ contests - that seems to now be in the past. Good luck to those teams who get their registration in and are accepted at the Sam's Club contests to compete for the prize money offered.
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