OzBargain Is Turning 11 This Month - Can Someone Organise Birthday Parties?
Last edited 05/12/2017 - 17:49 by 2 other users
Update — current forum threads for OzBargain Birthday meetup discussions:
- Sydney North Shore — 27 Nov 1PM @ Ippudo Chatswood
- Sydney CBD — 30 Nov 6PM @ Nandos Clarence St
- Sydney West — 12 Dec 6PM @ PJ's Parramatta
- Melbourne — 30 Nov 5:30PM @ Pokéd Bourke St (related deal)
- Perth — 11 Dec @ Bar 138 Barrack St
- Adelaide — 9 Dec 6PM @ Adelaide Botanic Park (Facebook Event page, related deal)
tl;dr — OzBargain is turning 11 this November. Organise an OzBargain birthday party for your city between 15 Nov and 14 Dec, and we'll sponsor up to $500 in venue and catering.
OzBargain was launched on 27 November 2006, making this November its 11th Birthday! We ran a few birthday celebrations in the past — 48-hours sale event, treasure hunt and birthday greeting competitions. For this year I want to have something different so some of us can actually meet together and celebrate this event.
Let's organise some birthday parties!
I would like to see OzBargainers all around Australia celebrating OzBargain's 11th birthday in the coming month. However there are some obstacles that we need to overcome. I don't have much experience in organising birthday parties. I also don't think I have enough time for it since it's already November (blame on my procrastination). Therefore instead of having one single official event, maybe we can have OzBargainers all around Australia organising their own meetups / birthday parties? OzBargain will be the sponsor, and you guys be the organisers.
Here is the plan — it might not work, but feel free to give feedbacks.
I am calling for those who are capable and are interested in organising parties by starting a thread under Site discussions. You (the Organiser) can title it as
[OzBargain 11th Birthday] Sydney Meetup
Change "Sydney" to the city you are reciting (and planning to organise a meetup for). We might be able to have 2 or 3 for Sydney & Melbourne at different locations. For example "Sydney Eastern Suburbs", "Sydney North Shore", etc. The parties must be hosted in Australia, and must happen between 15 Nov and 14 Dec.
Through comments / discussions in those forum posts, people can work out the date, time and venue where the birthday party will be held, what to do at the party, catering, etc. People need to confirm whether they can make to the party.
If you can confirm that there will be 25 or more people coming to your OzBargain birthday party, OzBargain will sponsor $500 towards the cost of venue, food and drinks. I have a budget of $7,500 for this year's parties so get it organised! Once you think you can confirm the number, PM me to request for sponsorship.
- Edit: if you cannot organise 25 people to come to your party, we'll still sponsor but with lesser amount.
Each group can choose the format of the party. Domino's pizza at a venue in CBD? Finger food followed by gaming session at someone else's place? Barbecue next to the beach?
Yes I know it's just going to be an excuse for OzBargainers to meetup, eat and drink cheap food and talk about bargains, there is also a task that each birthday party has to perform. IMPORTANT — each group has to upload a short video of the party. It could just be a view of everyone who showed up, or everyone singing happy birthday. It could be judged by the mods for some prizes later.
I know @neil has talked to the owners of Pokéd (who recently did an AMA) and we might be able to do a meetup there in Melbourne. So if you own a venue or a business owner that don't mind having some OzBargainers over — let us know as well.
That's the rough plan in my head. There might be some difficulties in terms of execution (no one wants to organise anything, or people organise fake parties to scam OzBargain's sponsorship), but hopefully we'll sort that out along the way. If you have some good ideas do share as well.