Special Offer Example

 

The Special Offer in an example

Here is the scenario of someone who chooses to join the USCF but not to join the club and play in our monthly tournament. 
For our example, we will look at playing in six of our Monthly tournaments in a one year period.

Not Joining the club

Adult Membership in USCF

$45

1 Year's membership

MCC Adult membership

$  0

Zero since you chose not to join

MCC Monthly Event 1   (4 weeks)

$20

Events are priced at $5 a round (week) for non-members

 

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$65


The price to get started on your first night of rated play

     

MCC Monthly Event 2   (4 weeks)

$20

Events are priced at $5 a round (week) for non-members

MCC Monthly Event 3 - (5 weeks)

$25

Events are priced at $5 a round (week) for non-members

MCC Monthly Event 4 - (4 weeks)

$20

Events are priced at $5 a round (week) for non-members

MCC Monthly Event 5 - (4 weeks)

$20

Events are priced at $5 a round (week) for non-members

MCC Monthly Event 6 - (5 weeks)

$25

Events are priced at $5 a round (week) for non-members

 

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$110

Entry Fee's paid
     
     

 

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$175


Total amount paid after joining the USCF and playing in six events

     

Joining the club with the special introductory offer

     
     

Adult Membership in USCF

$45

1 Year's membership

MCC Adult membership

$30

1 Year's membership

MCC Monthly Event 1   (4 weeks)

$  0

Normally $20.  You get entry into this event for free.

 

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$75

So far, instead of paying a $20 entry fee as a non-member,  you paid $30 to get an MCC membership instead.  Since we give you a total of two months free, when you play in your next event, a $20 value, you've already made back your entire membership fee and are $10 to the good, as they say. 

    In the meanwhile your club membership also entitles you to attend the chess lessons, chess school, use the library and participate in our other activities with no participation fees.
   
 

Continuing on with the example to compare "apples to apples"

     

MCC Monthly Event 2   (4 weeks)

$ 0

Normally $20.  You get entry into this event for free.

MCC Monthly Event 3   (5 weeks)

$20

Members get $5 off for each event.  This event would normally have been $25

MCC Monthly Event 4 - (4 weeks)

$15

Events are priced at $5 a round (week) for non-members

MCC Monthly Event 5 - (4 weeks)

$15

Events are priced at $5 a round (week) for non-members

MCC Monthly Event 6 - (5 weeks)

$20

Events are priced at $5 a round (week) for non-members

 

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$
70

Entry Fee's paid.  You've saved $40 during these five events
     
     

 

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$145


Total amount paid after joining the USCF, the MCC  and playing in six events.

     
 
If you play all 12 months instead of just six, you would accumulate a $5 savings for each of the additional six months giving you an additional $30 savings.  
If you attend most of the events during your first year, you are earning back both your club and USCF memberships.