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How do you feel about the backpack bags you get each year?
I love them
81%
 81%  [ 31 ]
I don't use it and would not miss it
18%
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Total Votes : 38


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LDove
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

Here's another one for you... Thank you for your responses.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

I preferred last year's blaze orange, makes it easier to find the kiddos in the woods! Wink

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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:39 am Reply with quote Back to top

I think they are great and help identify us as a group thus making us look less weird to outsiders. If we all (or many of us) carry these we stand out to the public and thus the citizenry may tend to be less concerned by what we are up to and just assume (correctly) that it is an organized event.
 
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TheBalks
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

Last years bag is the perfect size to put my rain gear in. This years bag has been repurposed to hold my blaze orange hat, gloves, scarf, my hardhat and my construction worker vest.
 
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BigJim60
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

I use mine year-round, but now that I have 2 of them, I may be running out of uses for them.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

There great the kids get to replace their old torn Bay beach bags to carry their change of clothes for when they go to the pool. We also use one to carry swag.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:16 am Reply with quote Back to top

My family loves them! The girls loved the color this year.

We use them all the time after the event for stuff.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What IF, you had to pay $5.00 to get the bag? Would you still want it OR would you take a plastic bag with all the paperwork in it and skip the color bags, which next year if the Chamber can get them would be teal.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

LDove wrote:
What IF, you had to pay $5.00 to get the bag?
Then I'd be skipping the bag.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Would depend on my mood I guess... hehe

If the cost is the concern, would be a good item for some company to sponsor.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Considering that I can get these same bags, with printing, for $1.28 ... no, I would not pay $5.00

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sweetlife
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I think the sponsor Idea would be good, like Pathtags.com or Geocoin club or even a local business like West Bend (the ones that make the pots and Pans)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

$5.00 ? Would that include a certificate for a free burger at culvers and a scoop of custard from the place around the corner of the entrance to the park? If not then I would pass and take the plastic one.
 
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goirish75
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

LDove wrote:
What IF, you had to pay $5.00 to get the bag? Would you still want it OR would you take a plastic bag with all the paperwork in it and skip the color bags, which next year if the Chamber can get them would be teal.

How about a VIP bag for $15 that included the bag and the events geocoin? Or maybe a discount for $13 if you bought the "VIP" bag, as opposed to buying each item at full price separately. On a side note, we as a family love the bags.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

you will prob only get 1% of the attendance of the event actually posting here, but here is my .02

Once you have something at a event as "free swag" and you take it away the following year, people will get mad. I heard quite a few disappointments with there not being a WBCB pathtag included in the swag bag this year. Many people came up to Val asking about it.

So even though I don't use the bag, many people do.

Like I said in a earlier post, try finding sponsors for the bag, (even put their logo on the bag if you have to).
Find a sponsor for the pathtags, (contact pathtags.com directly, they are a major sponsor at Midwest Geobash)

Start now, Its a 5 year anniversary of the event next year, get commitments early for sponsors.

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