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Member Information

Chocolate Extravaganza : March 10th, 2018

Due Date for participation/sponsorship: December 1st, 2017

If you would like to join the committee please contact Kenna Bogue at kennabogue@marktwaindinette.com.

 

Basic Details

Date

  • March 10th, 2018
  • Sign Up Deadline: December 1st, 2017

Goal:

  • 2015- 300 Passports Sold
  • 2016- 400 Passports Sold
  • 2017- 500 Passports Sold
  • 2018 Goal- 600 Passports
    • We easily sold out of the 500 Passports this year and could have sold even more if the weather hadn't been so poor. 

Audience

  • 50/50 Locals vs. Tourists
  • Predominantly women.
  • Chocolate lovers!

Passport Items

  • This is the reason for the Chocolate Extravaganza. Participants purchase their passport with the intent of using the tickets within. This is the best way to get Chocolate Extravaganza participants in your store. Passport items must be $5.00 retail value. Passport tickets are reimbursed for $3.00.

Backup Items

  • This festival keeps growing! We have sold out of passports very year and would love to keep growing this festival. However, in the past we have received complaints about businesses running out of items. To address this we are asking how many passport items you will have on hand and what your backup item will be if you run out. This will allow us to know how many items are available in comparison to how many tickets we are selling.

Tickets

  • Each passport contains 5 tickets. These tickets are redeemed for your passport item. The passport ticket reimbursement value to the merchant is $3.00.

Coupons

  • Will be listed in the book. Limit of two coupons per merchant.

Events

  • The events will be listed in the Chocolate Passport. Please consider hosting an event in your store for Chocolate lovers. Some event event ideas would be: Chocolate and Wine Tasting, Cooking demonstrations, Painting Parties, Make and Take Classes, Live Music, Chocolate Spa Treatments, etc.

    Sponsorships

    • We are seeking sponsorship in the Chocolate Extravaganza Passport. Last year these sponsorships allowed us to increase the reimbursement on the passport tickets. If you would like to be listed as a sponsor, please contact Kenna at kennabogue@marktwaindinette.com.

    Receipt Redemption:

    • To encourage people to spend more money in your shop we are doing a receipt redemption similar to Great Girlfriend Getaway. We will be offering a raffle entry to win gift baskets. In order to be entered they must show a receipt from a downtown business to be entered. Please consider donating an item to our receipts redemption raffle! We had