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Pampered Chef: Booths Booth Traffic slow but still good

  1. kcmckay

    kcmckay Advanced Member Gold Member

    I did a booth at a craft fair today and it was painfully slow. I don't know why, but it may have been due to a town wide garage sale in nearby town. Who knows though. I only got 2 drawing slips filled out but I'm pretty sure they'll turn into shows. :D

    My question is this though. The one slip I filled out because she said she wanted to have a show, but had to check her calender before commiting to a date. The other filled it out to enter the drawing, but I did discuss a show with her and she did mark interested in hosting on slip. My "prizes" were 1st prize $25 Gift Certificate(redeemable through me only). 2nd prize FREE COOKING SHOW.

    I'm debating on who should win what. I'm leaning towards the less committed one that was on the fence to win Gift certificate so she'll start show with $25 in free product so why not host? And the Free Show goes to other? Or should I do gift certificate to more committed to hosting and Free Show to other so both will likely book? Or I could just forget drawing all together since they have no idea they were my only entries?? Thoughts, opinions, etc very welcome.

    I also gave out some books, cards, and recipe cards. I'm optimistic that it will turn out some other leads as long as I get the shows. Also when would be a good time to follow up?
    May 2, 2009
  2. smspamperedchef

    smspamperedchef Veteran Member Silver Member

    Why don't you do it the honest way and draw names blindly. The first one you pick gets the $25 GC and the 2nd gets the FREE Cooking Show!

    I try to be honest and fair with my door prize drawings and don't just pick the strongest lead for the best prize.
  3. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

    I second that. Just mix them up, and pick one with your eyes closed. Then you'll never wonder whether you made the right choice.
    May 2, 2009
  4. lmradlein

    lmradlein Member Gold Member

    Yep, it is only fair to do the right thing.
    I will tell you this if my calendar is looking thin with dates....I give away more "free shows". This is what I always have at my booths. They enter for a free cooking show! I draw the first one and book that person (that way my dates are really open for them to pick) then I'll go through my slips and start calling those that didn't offer to book or only wanted the party if it was free. Those sometimes end up being my best shows!
    May 2, 2009
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