Bright Star Promotions, Inc.
Teddy Bear Show General Show
Information and Rules
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Most shows open 10 a.m. and close at 3:00
Set up time: 7 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Tear down 3:00 p.m.
to 4 p.m.
For 2012 we are changing the venue for many of the fabulous shows.
We are going from Mega shows to several Exclusive Teddy Bear Artist Gallery Shows plus several large shows.
By re-sizing the shows we
are offering a more intimate show environment where the valued collectors will spend more time with the artists. Teddy bear collecting will be so exciting!
By "re-inventing" our shows we all stay in business during these trying times!
Tables sizes are indicated on the show application
Some showrooms have a combination of 8' x 30'
and/or 6' x 30" uncovered tables. Others just one size.
You must provide your own attractive table cover that
extends to the floor on all three sides.
Chairs are included.
Electricity will be provided at no extra
charge. If you wish extra lights you must provide your own light fixtures,
heavy-duty extension cords, connectors, and tape.
Some showrooms are very
dark and others have areas that are not well lit.
No flashing lights or signs
begins at 7 a.m. (the day of the show) through the main lobby or back
convention doors. Bellmen are usually available to help and expect gratuities.
Please unload quickly so others can experience by-the-door convenience. Please
do not block the cart ramp with your vehicle.
NO EARLY BIRDS
TO SET UP please.
A PLACE CARD will
mark your exhibit area. You must be set-up and ready by show time. Before the
show there will be a brief dealer meeting. No early departures. Badges,
programs, pen, tax forms will be on your table.
TABLE FEES are listed on the show application and vary
from $100.00 to $175.00 per table. Dealers may not share tables, nor may they
sell or give their tables to other dealers. The $40.00 registration deposit submitted with the
application is non-refundable and non-transferable. Within the week before a
show, should you cancel, there is no refund. A service fee of $15.00 on returned
checks. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Money Orders, Cash and Personal checks. Please
print your business name on your personal check.
Balance of table fees are due one month before the
DRESS CODE - Please dress
professionally looking and warm as often air-conditioner vents can blow cold air on you.
Please no very casual sports clothes or shorts.
LODGING - Special room
rates are often offered by the hotels.
Please act quickly to secure your sleeping room at
special rates or ask for weekend
SMOKING is not permitted
in or around the showroom. Please smoke outside.
DOOR PRIZES - Door prizes in the form of Star Bucks will be awarded to a lucky customer during
the show. The door prize pool is funded by $5.00 from each of the exhibitors before the show. We thank you for
your contribution and participation in this promotional plan. See the details.
for display and sale must be in keeping with Teddy bear
collecting. Bring ample merchandise clearly marked with the price. No selling under fair
market value. This is a retail show. Each table will be reviewed before
the show opens, and items of poor taste or not conforming must be removed.
No flashing lighted signs, TV's, radios, or music playing in your booth area.
Displays must be confined to the area represented by the table size. No
displays or merchandise in the aisles. Our pricing and show rules are
strictly enforced. Attach sales receipt with your company name to each
Prior to the show you can request show fliers, postcards and discount
coupons to send to your customers. Let them know you'll be in the area and
invite them to the show. Local advertising and our own mailing list will alert
the collectors too. We all must do our part to make the show
EARN SHOW CREDITS - With a show confirmation you will be sent a PDF flier. You can earn show credits by printing and distributing the fliers at other shows, tucked into your orders, etc.
Here is how it works. Place your name or business name on the line by the star. Cut the flier page into quarters. When a collector presents us with the flier, saving them a $1 on admission, YOU will receive a credit of $1.00! This credit will be applied to the next year's show or other Bright Star Promotions shows, reducing your total booth fees!
Whether you print the fliers in full color or black/white on colored paper, be sure to sign them! Distribute enough fliers and if a lot of collectors present your signed fliers, your table fee might be completely free the next year!
MEET AND GREET PASSPORT GAME - At some shows, collectors will be given a 'Meet & Greet Passport' and they'll present it to you, you punch their card and they could win a teddy bear. We provide the bear and the hole punch. It's a fun 'game' for the collector and it keeps the collectors in the showroom longer.
PHOTOS WANTED - Send
photographs of your bears to be included in our Sneak Preview Web page. Send
4x6 colored prints or JPG files.
Place your business name on the back of the photo or in file description
SUBMIT photos of your bears to be
considered for the show postcards.
You could be a winner!
CREDIT CARD PROCESSING SERVICE
OFFERED - Don't let a sale get away because you do not
have MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express, Bright Star Promotions,
Inc. Vendor Services will process the charges for you. This procedure will be
explained during the dealer meeting. Ask for a charge card sign to put on your
table. This service is available to you at other shows. Ask us how.
A CONNECTION for your own credit card
scanner is provided at no extra charge. You must be able to program your
scanner to accept 'dial 9 for outside line'. You may use our phone line to
call in your charges.
TAX COLLECTION - Each State
has sales tax regulations. Information will be sent upon acceptance into the
show. You are required to collect and pay sales tax on retail sales. Tax charts
and forms will be provided at the show. Please indicate your State Tax Number on
the show application.
BADGES - All dealers and
helpers will be issued a badge and it must be worn throughout the show.
PETS are not allowed in the
showroom at any time.
TABLE ASSIGNMENT is on a
first-come, first-serve basis with consideration for Teddy Bear Artists over
manufactured collectibles. Several shows are by lottery drawing. Dealer space is
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RULES for your reference.