TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

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TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

Postby brigitgoddess » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:42 pm

Hi folks! We're deep decision-making mode for our Irish pub, the Dusty Swan (year five on the playa!)---and one of the questions that is coming up with fundraising is schwag....

In years past, we've sold t-shirts and mugs with the Dusty Swan logo on them. However--we think that after this many years, we may be hitting a point where everyone that wants one, probably has one (or two, or four).

My question--what sort of schwag, other than t-shirts and mugs/cups/water bottles have you established theme camps found to be a sought after item as a schwag thank you for donating?

Thanks!

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Re: TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

Postby trilobyte » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:01 pm

Think about making unique things and year-specific art, rather than just the basic logo slapped on mass-produced goods. You don't have to get into anything too bizarre - have some of your awesomely creative campmates (or friends of the camp, if nobody's much of a designer) to work up some cool variations of the camp logo that you can use on coaster sets, shot/pint glass sets, etc. Take your cues from bars, pubs, clubs, and beverage brands in Defaultia - many of them do cool limited edition stuff so their loyal followers get something new and different every time.
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Re: TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:44 pm

I think the mugs and tee-shirts should still be offered. My first Ludo mug wondered off one year in the desert and never came back to camp, so I was happy to be able to purchase a new one, and one for my g/f.
Embroidered patches, and necklace size metal pendants are fun schwag.
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Re: TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

Postby knowmad » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:55 pm

Hand-crafted beer with your custom label.
Seriously There are quite a few home-brew burners with some time and skills that would love to have a chance at supplying you with beer.
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Re: TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

Postby lucky420 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:17 am

Patches and pendants are way cool but please keep your mugs. Please....



Still want to get some for a couple of favorite people of mine.
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Re: TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

Postby MyDearFriend » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:58 pm

Yes please please keep your mugs! I have re-taped the handle of mine way past the point of no return :oops: so, yeah I would love the opportunity to get another one.

Shot glasses are nice, too 8) especially if you offer a "skip the line" pour when they find their way into your bar.

In fact, I think it's a real great idea to sound off whenever you see your schwag in BRC. As a random supporter of lots of different projects I value a smiling "thank you" higher than any inanimate object.
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Re: TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

Postby trilobyte » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:37 pm

Just say no to selling VIP access (ie 'skip the line') in your fundraisers, please.
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Re: TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:08 am

trilobyte wrote:Just say no to selling VIP access (ie 'skip the line') in your fundraisers, please.



Oh geez Trilo, is line skipping the same as VIP access? :shock: I have never actually seen a line at the Dusty Swan, but you can skip the line at Ice Cubed for a cold beer. Yes we are that cheap... :lol:
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Re: TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:12 am

trilobyte wrote:Just say no to selling VIP access (ie 'skip the line') in your fundraisers, please.



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Re: TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

Postby brigitgoddess » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:35 am

Thanks for the good ideas, everyone--I think we are going to go with hipflasks with our logo on them--no--no line skipping at the Dusty Swan....but if you buy the flask, we ARE thinking of throwing in a coupon that would let you get it filled once at the pub with Jamison's!! (otherwise, you just get a shot at a time)

See you in the Dust! And watch for our fundraiser! There are a few other thank yous that we are thinking of that you all might like.
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Re: TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

Postby illy dilly » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:33 pm

Thats a totally awesome idea!
Unique flasks are always a great conversation piece when sharing sips and swigs with new friends!
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Re: TCO's and Dusty Swan Lovers--a Question

Postby Milayna » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:30 pm

Yes! Very good idea! You can never have too many flasks! :) :)
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