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    Members get a $20 discount

    Quite simply: The "ENTRY FEE" is $75. However, members get a $20 discount.

    Other clubs/organizations also offer discounts: ie, do you belong to the AARP? Here is your hotel discount. Do you work for a government agency? Here is your government discount.
    It's a good thing for the members, & offers an incentive to our riding brothers and sisters to join the club.... where they will receive THIS - and many other discounts.

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    Markaz,

    If you haven't been to the Rally and you're not sure it's your thing or interested in staying there 3-days, do the day pass ($35 per person). Some folks get wildly excited about the Rally, others don't understand it. I enjoy them, if I fill the days with volunteer jobs.

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    Thanks for all the input. I didn't expect there to be this much discussion.

    For now, I'm leaning toward attending but if I do I'll come by myself for the three days, it's not worth driving up for just one day. And I'll drive & stay in a hotel...it will likely be too hot for me to ride up & I'm not a tent camper any more.

    At any rate I'm hoping to meet some of you guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markaz View Post
    And I'll drive & stay in a hotel...it will likely be too hot for me to ride up & I'm not a tent camper any more.

    At any rate I'm hoping to meet some of you guys.
    You should try to exercise one of your BMW MOA benefits and join the IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group). I've found savings of as much as $20/night when using the BMW MOA connection.
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    Charged $75 instead of $55

    I signed up early to the Salt Lake Rally this morning and when I filled out the info it dropped my MOA number and charged me the extra $20!
    Who can I contact to get this corrected. I have been a lifetime member for a long time.

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    Glad you noticed right away.

    Call the office or send an email to ted@bmwmoa.org

    That should be an easy fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Otherwise, full admission has to be viewed as buying 3-days of camping.
    So by this, the fee buys 3 days of camping and yes, perhaps a bargain. Now for those that do not camp and choose to stay in a hotel, the camping portion of the fee is forfiet or donated depending on how you look at it. By this admission of buying something that will not be used, why not provide an alternative rally fee for those that do not use or impact the camping facilities.

    Note that this not a National Rally issue alone, it is one that all camping based rally's have with their fee structure, or lack thereof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    Glad you noticed right away.

    Call the office or send an email to ted@bmwmoa.org

    That should be an easy fix.

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    Rally fee

    Quote Originally Posted by Travman View Post
    So by this, the fee buys 3 days of camping and yes, perhaps a bargain. Now for those that do not camp and choose to stay in a hotel, the camping portion of the fee is forfiet or donated depending on how you look at it. By this admission of buying something that will not be used, why not provide an alternative rally fee for those that do not use or impact the camping facilities.

    Note that this not a National Rally issue alone, it is one that all camping based rally's have with their fee structure, or lack thereof.

    If it helps you to erase that feeling of injustice, think of the rally fee as being the same for ALL attendees, and three days of FREE CAMPING if you choose to use camping over hoteling. A one day ski lift ticket is often more expensive than the fee of the MOA International. Same for admission to a professional baseball, football or hockey event. Only you can decide if the fee is reasonable for you and then either come or stay home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friedle View Post
    If it helps you to erase that feeling of injustice, think of the rally fee as being the same for ALL attendees, and three days of FREE CAMPING if you choose to use camping over hoteling. A one day ski lift ticket is often more expensive than the fee of the MOA International. Same for admission to a professional baseball, football or hockey event. Only you can decide if the fee is reasonable for you and then either come or stay home.

    Friedle
    Also, there's so much more than camping. Think of those who never attend a seminar, or go to a bike judging, or stop off at the beer garden, or go shopping at the vendors or so much more. Their choice.

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    We could make the entire rally a la carte. Want to go into the vender area... $5, Airhead Central... $3, camping space... $15, shower... $4, seminars... $8. Bring correct change.
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    It always kind of amazes me how some justify costs to events. I went skiing at Big Sky Montana this year (first time for that area) and paid $120 x 2, (my son was skiing with me) times two days for 8 hours of skiing. It cost me an average of $80 to rent a room both going and coming, and won't even mention the cost of staying at the area. If I go to a concert, I can expect to spend well over $100 for the evening just for tickets, a Cardinal ballgame now costs almost $50 for 2 tickets, hockey is out of my price range, ....well you get the picture. In my book, the MOA annual gathering is the least expensive entertainment I can find during the summer, and I get not only camping but access to all the events that I can manage to pack into three days. If anything, I would think the event is too cheap, as there is an immense amount of work that goes into organization and execution, and countless hours of free volunteer work. So, at least in my opinion, the rally cost for the amount of value provided, completely out-shadows any other entertainment I can find, whether I stay off-site at a motel or camp at the grounds. Two thumbs up to all those who work to make it a success year after year. Walt E.

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    Wow, chill folks. I was nearly asking a question. My statement and question were based on the response from 36654 to the OP, that the OP should view the rally fee as buying 3 day of camping. I know that you all get rather sensitive when questioning the hallowed rally traditions, but consider alternative views. When dealing with traditions, I always consider this phrase...."Just because you've always done it that way, doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travman View Post
    based on the response from 36654 to the OP, that the OP should view the rally fee as buying 3 day of camping.....
    Well, I did say "has to be viewed". In retrospect, "could be viewed" would have been a better choice.

    Otherwise, I'm happy that I'm still welcome to respond to some threads.
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