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Snags at Dreamworld this Sunday - Fundraiser

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52 minutes ago, MickeyD said:

.. and is it too much to expect a piece of bread & some sauce to go with your $5 snag?

I think that is implied by the term 'sausage sizzle'.

It'd be just un-australian to not offer some type of bread or roll and sauce. Onions are of course a luxury option, but at $5 a sausage i hope there are onions too.

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14 minutes ago, Jdude95 said:

Well they gotta make a profit as well as raise some money to donate. If you double the price then you can 50-50 with the take

Dreamworld aren’t making a profit off the sausage sizzle. All profits are being donated to the charities.

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^ At 5 bucks a pop when it costs what .50 cents at best?  

But (as always) you do have a point MistaSkeeta.. With all the great Wildlife that DW has out back (in particular the Koalas) what about half price Animal interactions for AP Holder's with all revenue going to the Australian Wildlife Foundation?

 

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Bunnings are half the price, and sell twice as much, but you also don't have to pay to get into bunnings. People seem to be paying anything as long as "profits go towards the fire charity".

 

Additionally, if they sell them cheaper, people will buy more and fill up on sausages. If they sell them more expensive, people will buy less, and then buy Theme Park food to fill up the rest and raise the same money and earn some profit for themselves. 

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15 minutes ago, Naazon said:

Bunnings are half the price, and sell twice as much, but you also don't have to pay to get into bunnings. People seem to be paying anything as long as "profits go towards the fire charity".

 

Additionally, if they sell them cheaper, people will buy more and fill up on sausages. If they sell them more expensive, people will buy less, and then buy Theme Park food to fill up the rest and raise the same money and earn some profit for themselves. 

Are you saying DW are putting themselves before the bushfire relief?  In all farness DW are trying to make themselves look like they are doing a lot but in reality DW are doing very little.

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52 minutes ago, Skeeta said:

in reality DW are doing very little.

They don’t have to do anything, so even if, as you say, they are doing very little - it’s still better than nothing.

I’m over the constant whinging when companies choose to make a donation or put some type of donation/fundraising initiative in place only for people on social media to say “well they should do More!”, “They should donate 50% of the sales” blah blah. 

whatever it is, it’s something. 

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Agree. With Dreamworld's current situation, they can't afford to be philanthropists when they're trying to save the business. Many of the things Dreamworld are doing is cost minimal or neutral to their finances (like the auction items for example) but will still raise money - and anything raised is a good thing.

But since they HAVE chosen to do something, the sausage sizzle is a bit puzzling. I assume they're pulling out actual BBQs, so that's extra equipment, staff, gas, etc, and they'd still have the health and safety obligations of any of their food outlets, but without the safety equipment already existing in their food service areas.

It'd probably make a similar contribution if they'd just said 'all profits from our food and beverage outlets on Australia day will go to the bushfire relief efforts' - and then no extra effort is required, apart from some accounting work to determine the profits.

It's like Pizza Hut or McDonalds having a sausage sizzle out front - just donate proceeds?

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21 minutes ago, Brad2912 said:

They don’t have to do anything, so even if, as you say, they are doing very little - it’s still better than nothing.

I’m over the constant whinging when companies choose to make a donation or put some type of donation/fundraising initiative in place only for people on social media to say “well they should do More!”, “They should donate 50% of the sales” blah blah. 

whatever it is, it’s something. 

But in this case, it's DW trying to make themselves look good.   A donation DW made back in November to wildlife care facilities DW are trying to link to the bushfire crises.   

Dreamworld does a great job of raising money all year round for the wildlife but DW doesn’t have to manipulate donations just because SW made a bigger donation or to make themselves look better.

Running a sausage sizzle is great.

Running an auction is great.

Manipulation to show you have contributed another $50, 000 towards the bushfire crises is about DW and not the bushfire appeal.

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14 minutes ago, joz said:

VRTP did the same thing about linking non related charity acts to the bushfires as well as something they specifically did for the fires. I'd say it's a pretty common practice.

Well it sucks the parks want to benefit from people doing it tough.

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