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  • Muswell
    Former Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 11
    • Adelaide,South Australia

    Gold Medal Giveaway

    I think the Gold Medal Giveaway is a fantastic initiative and a great reward for Pit members. Unfortunately it is only available to USA members.
    Have you ever thought about a smaller prize such as a Low n Slow, Maverick Thermometer or a grill brush for the overseas members.
    The suppliers would love to get their products into a new market.
    Makes the overseas members feel part of the Pit.
  • Jerod Broussard
    Moderator
    • Jun 2014
    • 9741
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
      Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
      Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
      Weber Smokey Joe Gold
      Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
      Vortex
      Maverick ET-732 White
      Maverick ET-732 Copper
      2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
      Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
      Thermoworks Timestick
      Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
      B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
      B & B Pellets

    #2
    I think an out of the country prize "transaction," no matter the monetary value, is a no go.

    There is some sort of stipulation. I know it cost some serious $$ just have the rules and regulations drawn up.

    But that would be a sweet little gift pack!

    Comment

    • Elton's BBQ
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 2330
      • Saltnes Norway
      • Genesis 320 Limited
        Weber One Touch 57cm
        Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

      #3
      That would be a bit more fair.. I guess i pay just as much for the membership as you in the US..

      Comment

      • Huskee
        Pit Boss
        • May 2014
        • 15015
        • central MI, USA
        • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

          Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

          Smokers / Grills
          • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
          • PBC
          • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
          • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
          • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
          • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
          • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
          • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
          • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

          Thermometers
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          • (7) Maverick ET-732s
          • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
          • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
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          • Thermapen MkII, orange
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          • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
          • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

          Accessories
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          • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
          • Weber grill topper
          • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
          • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
          • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

          Beverages
          • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
          • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
          • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
          • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
          • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
          • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
          • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

          About me
          Real name: Aaron
          Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

          Occupation:
          • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

        #4
        I see what you're saying. And Jerod's right. We'd have to pay legal fees in every country (20 & counting) which would effect everyon'e price of admission. But please remember, the GMG is one small part of the benefits of The Pit. You'd have a 1:20,000+ chance to win. For more on the specifics of the why, please see this part of this page:

        Click image for larger version  Name:	GMGUSonly.JPG Views:	1 Size:	72.8 KB ID:	402163

        I'll forward this on to Meathead in case there's been any recent thought, or could be, for something different for the future.

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        • DeusDingo
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 1141
          • Madison, WI
          • Weber Q320 grill
            Masterbuilt Propane Smoker
            Maverick and thermo Pen thermometers

          #5
          i feel like if they aren't allowed to win the giveaway then they should have some kind of discount on their membership fee.

          Comment

          • Huskee
            Pit Boss
            • May 2014
            • 15015
            • central MI, USA
            • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

              Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

              Smokers / Grills
              • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
              • PBC
              • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
              • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
              • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
              • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
              • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
              • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
              • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
              • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

              Thermometers
              • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
              • (7) Maverick ET-732s
              • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
              • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
              • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
              • Thermapen MkII, orange
              • ThermoPop, yellow
              • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
              • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
              • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
              • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

              Accessories
              • Instant Pot 6qt
              • Anova Bluetooth SV
              • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
              • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
              • BBQ Dragon
              • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
              • Weber grill topper
              • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
              • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
              • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

              Beverages
              • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
              • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
              • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
              • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
              • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
              • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
              • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

              About me
              Real name: Aaron
              Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

              Occupation:
              • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

            #6
            Originally posted by DeusDingo View Post
            i feel like if they aren't allowed to win the giveaway then they should have some kind of discount on their membership fee.
            On the surface it seems that way, yes, and we've tried to include everyone we could, so I feel your pain.

            But here's how it works- it's illegal to charge entry into a sweepstakes in the US. Therefore, no one is paying for the sweepstakes, it's simply a perk. What you get as part of the membership is automatic entry into it each month, not the right to enter since that's available to everyone, member or not, free. So that said, if we give a discount to someone who isn't eligible to win, then we're charging more to the others...in effect charging for the sweepstakes, which is illegal.

            Deos this make sense? View it as a free perk to those who are eligible, not something anyone's paying for.

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            • DeusDingo
              DeusDingo commented
              Editing a comment
              well it doesn't affect me so much (WI). i didn't realize the details behind it. kind of a frustrating situation, isn't it?

            • Huskee
              Huskee commented
              Editing a comment
              DeusDingo Yeah it sure is, thanks for understanding. I wish everyone could be eligible too...(even employees!!)
          • rip1877
            Club Member
            • Jul 2016
            • 115
            • Austin TX
            • Genesis Silver A LP W/C.I. , Black (2005) Model # 6711411
              22.5" Original Kettle - One-Touch Silver, Black Model # 741001
              14.5" Smokey Mountain Cooker W/Cover Model # 711001

              Chef Remi Cooking Thermometer - Instant Read
              Grill Grate Maverick ET732 thermometer

            #7
            Sounds like they just need to make a friend in the US that would be happy to claim the prize, be willing to receive it and help get it all tuned into shape and then be willing to ship it to the overseas winner.

            Comment


            • Huskee
              Huskee commented
              Editing a comment
              That's the perfect solution to anyone who happens to have a US address & friends who'd do that.
          • Willy
            Charter Member
            • Apr 2015
            • 1823
            • High Desert of the Great Southwest

            #8
            I think there should be a special drawing each month just for members in my zip code.

            Comment

            • Meathead
              Administrator
              • May 2014
              • 1345
              • Chicago area
              • Remember, no rules in the bedroom or kitchen
                Meathead

              #9
              As Huskee explains, it is illegal to charge for a sweepstakes so a discount for not participating would be illegal. Everything about the Club is custom software, and custom software is very expensive. At this time our software is not sophisticated enough for any discounts (all the employees and moderators pay full price, me too, and we are not eligible to win). It is still not able to handle gift subscriptions. We think that there are numerous benefits to membership that make it worth $2 a month.

              Comment

              • Steve R.
                Club Member
                • Jul 2016
                • 2322
                • Elizabethtown, KY
                • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

                #10
                Next time a member from outside the US wins, just ship it to me and I will take care of it from there.

                Comment

                • Barry Friesen
                  Former Member
                  • May 2017
                  • 101
                  • Altona Manitoba Canada

                  #11
                  Is the draw limited to a US citizen or a US address? I'm Canadian and live 8 miles from our border. I have stuff sent to a US parcel handling service and just drive over to pick it up. Pay my duties and taxes at the border and away I go.

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                  • Huskee
                    Huskee commented
                    Editing a comment
                    US address in your profile...that's how the sweepstakes co. gets the names

                  • MBMorgan
                    MBMorgan commented
                    Editing a comment
                    According to what I remember about the rules, I think that the winner must be a US resident.
                • Elton's BBQ
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 2330
                  • Saltnes Norway
                  • Genesis 320 Limited
                    Weber One Touch 57cm
                    Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

                  #12
                  If you're not in.. you're out..

                  Comment

                  • ComfortablyNumb
                    Club Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 3255
                    • Northeast Washington
                    • KBQ C-60
                      PK360
                      Thermoworks Smoke
                      Thermoworks Thermopop
                      Thermoworks Dot

                    #13
                    Frankly, you could just eliminate it. I doubt anybody joined up in the hopes of winning a prize. Then nobody would feel left out and the money could be used on something that benefits all.

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