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Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
« 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 ;)

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Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 06:36:09 PM »

Oh right might be worth trying then. Good work.
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Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 07:05:30 PM »

Thanks bud - I have to give them receipts and they will reimburse me
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Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 07:36:24 PM »

Oh okay. But you will only get 50 when you spend 500, right?
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Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 07:38:14 PM »

Yup thats right.

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Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Got a sponsorship/discount deal from a local business
« Reply #9 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.
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