Dave Hultberg (eds1!compnect!daveh@PSUVAX1.CS.PSU.EDU)
Fri, 17 Apr 1992 10:23:13 -0400
Paul Wolf stated in a message about GS Cookies:
We've had some problem selling the popcorn, since people don't
want to pay $5.00 for a five pack of microwave popcorn that they
can get for 99 cents at a discount store.
Peter Van Houten then said:
Maybe I'm out in left field, but if I'm promoting a product (even to help
raise money) I want the buyers/donators to receive something worthy of the
price they are paying. If were pushing popcorn, than price it competitively
Rick Clements replied:
Our Pack has never [since I've been involved] participated in the popcorn
sale. We did the candy sale this year. We got about 25%. Council got about
25%. We sold the bars for about $1.
Our council doesn't have any council wide fundraisers like the above,
unless you count SME. For the past several years my pack has raised
money by selling hoagies (subs/heros). The hoagie consists of provolone
cheese, 4 types of meat, lettuce, onions and tomatoes on an 8 inch role.
Our cost is about $1.50 each and we sell them for $2.50. We buy the
hoagies from a local supermarket in "kit" form and assemble them
ourselves. The meat, cheese, tomatoes and onions are pre-sliced and the
lettuce is already shredded. About a week before we make them we give
the supermarket the final count and they count out all of the
incredients for us. The last time we sold 1000 hoagies and it took a
crew of about 12 adults less than two hours to make and bag the hoagies.
The entire profit went to the pack. We do this sevral times a year and
have never sold less than 800. We have found it is much easier to sell
something that we have made ourselves and is a good buy. Selling candy,
cookies, lightbulbs or other commercial products has usually been a
loser since people can get a better deal at their local store.
Dave Hultberg Cubmaster Pack 196, Triangle District, Keystone Area Council
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