/ Why are we doing Jetboils job?
Yes there are giving away a prize but it's only ONE Sumo, cost to Jetboil roughly £60 (RRP £130 is not what it costs to them)? I don't mind giving them the recipe for a comp but then having to go into the exact ingredients (in grams!), calorie count etc is ridiculous.
Normally comps ask a pretty easy question and they get your email address for marketing purposes. Jetboil are literally getting a free recipe book for there product which will then probably end up costing more than a normal recipe book because it's designed specifically for Jetboil.
Just thought I'd throw this one out there!
Don't submit if you don't think it's worth it. I thought anyone who gets in gets a sumo, so its not just one prize, its one per recipe accepted.
Unfortunately, i'm not sure my strong yorkshire tea recipe is that ground breaking tho.
I agree. It's ridiculous that they are placing such burdensome requirements in order for you to enter their competition. It's a disgrace that you have to do more than just give them your name and expect to win something. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!
Thanks for the free bump!
The Jetboil Team
> Thanks for the free bump!
> The Jetboil Team
The OP has a point though.
Its 'their' not 'there'. Having sorted that;
I would suggest that you do not enter the competition. They will be shamed.
> Its 'their' not 'there'. Having sorted that;
> I would suggest that you do not enter the competition. They will be shamed.
Mind you that is just me trying to get rid of the competition that might challenge my 'tin of Lidl Bolognese' recipe.....
Nope, just a jetboil for the 'best' entry, and the rest will just get printed.
Ok so its not the best sounding competition but really? Get over it.
The OP has a point. Comps used to be a marketing ploy either to harvest names for mailing lists which could then be used for mailshots and/or sold on to other companies or else they were a promo to get a cheap page in a magazine (or these days website) for brand recognition. Increasingly they are a way of getting free content, especially pix for photo libraries.
Often all entrants to photo competitions have to assign copyright in their entries to the organisers. Recently one of the publicly-funded tourist boards ran just such a comp. In return for their possibly using your pic in an exhibtion they got the right to not only use it free themselves ad infinitum but also the right to sell it to whoever they liked, for whatever purpose they liked, as often as they liked for as long as they liked. The photographer lost all control over their work and got precisely zilch.
Under those rules a photographer submitting, say, a pretty landscape would have no redress if, to take an extreme (albeit perhaps unlikely) example their photo popped up on a BNP ad saying "Defend our green and pleasant land against coloured immigration". Did they really realise they had signed up to that possibility? I suspect not.
Surely this is an impossible task anyway, i have never been able to do anything but boil water as anything else burns straight to the bottom of the Jetboil and you cannot get it off again.
It's a question of economics. If the reward to the company (either through increased profile or user-generated content of some sort) doesn't justify the prize they're offering, then they won't run the competition - why would they?
Similarly if the potential/perceived reward to the entrant isn't enough to justify the effort required to enter, then they won't enter.
Competitions are a perfectly legitimate and sensible way for manufacturers to get something, but if the reward they put up isn't good enough, nobody will enter.
As for dodgy clauses in the small print, it's just caveat emptor isn't it? Sensible people who read such things will stay away, and stupid people will get caught out. So what?
I agree. A jet boil for the winner, fair enough though personally I couldn't be bothered once I saw the calorie count and write a story but on top of the recipe...not to mention without a jet boil if struggle to write fill instructions on cooking it....
....but nothing for anyone else who's entry is used in the book? Surely a free book would be fair
> Surely this is an impossible task anyway, i have never been able to do anything but boil water as anything else burns straight to the bottom of the Jetboil and you cannot get it off again.
I think that's the point, so they can say that it is possible to cook in a jet boil, look we even haz recipes and evryfink.
They just need to find someone that does actually cook with it.
All those who have their recipes published in the Jetboil cookbook will get a copy of the cookbook, and will be credited.
You can enter here: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=4917
> All those who have their recipes published in the Jetboil cookbook will get a copy of the cookbook, and will be credited.
that's cool then.
I don't need a book to tell me what to do with boiling water! I'll quite happily be a heathen while everyone is eating gormet meals on the hill and I'm stuck with supernoodles and a mug of tea
Still, its all abut choice isn't it? You have the choice to contribute or not. I don't see the value of it so choose not to contribute. Mind was made up after reading half the article and now I'll move on to more important things in life like what flavour supernoodles shall I have for tea tonight. As for the book, well the print run would have to be so small for such a specialised market in an already saturated subjuct <cookery> I would expect Lyon to have the book as a free download anyway
My most favourite part of the competition, is that in order to enter, and recieve a FREE jetboil, you must already have purchased a jetboil.....
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