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Online Registration Overview

Why is this being offered?

With more and more Good Sam Club members using computers in their daily lives at work, at home and on the road for everything from keeping up with friends, relatives, kids, grandkids, Ebay'ing and all of the other marvelous things that computers can do, the Louisiana Good Sam Organization thought that offering a method of registering for our Samboree's via cyberspace could be of benefit to not only our attendee's, but our organization in general.

Sure, we could have done as other state organization's do and have only a printable registration form on-line (which we also have) for registrants to print out on their computer without having to track down the chapter member who has them or call or write the state registrar and ask for one to be mailed to them. But in addition to that printable form being available online, we wanted to go full speed into cyberspace and offer a method that would eliminate all of the above hassles with a quick and easy method of not only pre-registering online but paying your pre-registration fees online also. Louisiana is the only known state organization to offer this service to its attendees!

Online Registration offers a paperless, postage free method for those who spend a lot of time on the road away from their mailbox, have a hard time keeping up with important mail sent to them, those who put off making a long distance call until it is too late to pre-register and those who want to cut down on their postage and/or long distance phone bills.

Besides the registrant benefits, the organization benefits also in reduced workload for our Samboree Registrar, reduced printing and postage costs, a quicker and cleaner way of disseminating Samboree information such as initial registration information flyers. But also, if there is any information that needs to be updated to registrants, it can be done instantaneously by email. It is really a win-win for everyone involved!

How does it work?

Really simple!!! You click on the Spring or Fall Samboree link on the home page, click on the Online Registration link on the Samboree page and you are taken to the Online Pre-Registration Start Page. If you are already registered with PayPal or not is not important. But if you want to go to the PayPal site and learn more about how it works you can click on their splash ad and explore their service. PayPal is one of the oldest and most respected online payment services available. Their security precautions and ease of use are unmatched. They are so good at what they do that EBay (the largest online auction service) encourages its use for buyers and sellers.

Actual internet screen shots are displayed below to help you get a feel for what you will see. Paypal and Louisiana Good Sam have changed some of their screens, but the below will give you the general idea.

  Be sure to read the instructions at the top of the page and then when your ready and have the time to complete the process, click on the Samboree you want to pre-register for.


 

You will automatically be re-directed to the Online registration form, fill it out completely, take your time and make sure that every question is answered and that the proper information is entered.


 

And that is all there is to it!! A quick and hopefully easy way to register and pay your fees!

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