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Title: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
Post by: umz_786 on June 23, 2010, 12:42:02 AM
I went to local businesses in my area (Surrey) and asked them if they would pay for a percentage of my equipment needs throughout the season if I displayed their company on my cricket bat and other equipment. Asked quite a few until one - Select Asset Management - said yes! As they put it, they will 'pay for the privilege of using my bat to display their company' and that is 10% of any item up to 500 in total. It works out to 50, which is actually quite a lot considering im only a club player and its a local business.
 
All other I asked bar Select said no. One cab office said they would think about it but im not sure If I want lots of sticker on the bat - one seems enough, although I can still imagine the sledging opportunities from that!

I think this is a good way of getting better quality equipment. Local businesses are run by good word of mouth an dont advertise much but this maybe represents a cheaper way of promoting the company. Im sure some of you guys could get a similar deal ;)

Cheers
Title: Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
Post by: charlie_bendall on June 23, 2010, 06:01:31 AM
Sounds like a good idea mate, and you got a result. How did you go about it? Did you just send a letter or what? Cheers
Title: Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
Post by: umz_786 on June 23, 2010, 06:47:01 AM
I just went around all the local shops and practices on my high street. Face to face conversations seem to have a better impact and than letters or phone calls I think. I had planned the places being visited beforehand and made some quick visits round the neighbourhood to find out as much as I could about them. Went in there with a load of facts, ready to impress. Most showed me the door within 3 minutes so be prepared for rejection!

Im looking at some Bulldog and SG gear atm. Want to get the Pedigree Bat and 2011 Pads but not a big fan of the gloves so may ditch the idea as I cant imagine not having matching gear lol (us wicket keepers, eh). Like all of the SG gear but postage of 60 on 180 worth of stuff makes it difficult.
Title: Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
Post by: charlie_bendall on June 23, 2010, 06:36:09 PM
Oh right might be worth trying then. Good work.
Title: Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
Post by: Cover_Drive on June 23, 2010, 06:55:02 PM
So it's 50 cash back once you have spent 500 on equipments, right? So does it have to be in one transaction or what?

By the way, congrats on getting this deal
Title: Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
Post by: umz_786 on June 23, 2010, 07:05:30 PM
Thanks bud - I have to give them receipts and they will reimburse me
Title: Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
Post by: Cover_Drive on June 23, 2010, 07:36:24 PM
Oh okay. But you will only get 50 when you spend 500, right?
Title: Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
Post by: seedy on June 23, 2010, 07:38:14 PM
Yup thats right.

Title: Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
Post by: umz_786 on June 23, 2010, 08:40:43 PM
not really - If i spend 4 on an abdo guard, I will get 40p in return. 50 from 500 doesnt sound a lot but in real terms it is. eg instead of getting Kook Brad Haddin gloves, I can get silvers etc.
Title: Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
Post by: Cover_Drive on June 23, 2010, 09:07:38 PM
Your idea was quite impressive. I applaud your views on this deal. It's like getting 10 quids off a 100 bat which ain't bad. If you get another company doing same thing then you are all set.