Questions and Answers

Common Vendor Info Questions (click ? for answers)

How do I register my sale?

YOUR SALE CAN BE REGISTERED IN 5 EASY STEPS …..

AREA VENDORS…… (See definition below)

  1. Decide the address where you will hold your sale.  Out-of-Area vendors must arrangements for setting up before Registering. Multi Vendor sites listed on www.junkjaunt.com.
  2. Vendor Registration forms are available at local business, from your town coordinator OR download a printable Vendor Registration from the Junk Jaunt® website.
  3. Complete the Vendor Registration form .  NOTE:  If you use more than 15 WORDS to list your sale items, it will cost more.   Incomplete registrations cause delays & may miss the deadline.
  4. Mail the completed Registration form to the address provided on the form.
  5. All Vendor Registrations must be postmarked by August 1 and received in the Ord office by AUGUST 7th, to be printed in the Junk Jaunt® Shopper Guide. Incomplete or late forms will not be printed.

Registrations postmarked after the DEADLINE will receive official signs as proof of Registration, but may not appear in the Shopper Guide.

new3 backward_2DOWNLOAD A VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM

NOW — Start cleaning out the garage, the closet, the garage, or the barn.

OUT OF AREA VENDORS ……. (See definition below)

  1. On the Junk Jaunt® area map, a town in which you would like to set up your sale.
  2. If that town is participating in this years JUNK JAUNT® it will have a listing for ….
    1. A central location for vendors, such as the community center or the fair grounds.
    2. Contact information for for space rental and pricing.
  3. Don’t assume they will have space to rent. Ask …..
    1. For permission to set-up your sale in that town
    2. The fee charged for space rental (a possible fee for utilities & rent of buildings or grounds)
  4. Once you have established a place for your sale, complete a Vendor Registration form and attach the “Out of Area” fees.
  5. Stick it in the mail. ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED by AUGUST 1st 2017, and in OUR OFFICE BY AUGUST 7th.

Registrations postmarked after the DEADLINE will receive official signs as proof of Registration, but may not appear in the Shopper Guide.

NOTE: You must set up your sale within the Official JUNK JAUNT® area to have a Vendor Listing in the JUNK JAUNT® Shopper Guide.

REMEMBER: It is illegal to advertise any sale using the JUNK JAUNT® name unless you are a registered vendor.

DEFINITION OF “AREA” AND “OUT -OF- AREA” VENDORS……

AREA VENDOR: Any person who legally resides within the Nebraska counties of : Blaine, Loup, Garfield, Wheeler, Greeley, Valley, Custer, Sherman, Howard, plus the portion of Hall County north of Interstate 80 and the portion of Buffalo County that includes the Hwy 2 town of Ravenna, NE.

OUT -OF- AREA VENDOR: Any person who legally resides outside the Nebraska counties listed above.

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What does registering my sale do for me?

THERE ARE NUMEROUS BENEFITS FOR REGISTERING YOUR SALE.

  1. Your sale will be listed in the Official JUNK JAUNT® SHOPPER GUIDE where 15-20,000 people from 34 states will read your sale ad.
  2. You pay the small, affordable, Registration Fee and we do your advertising for you.
  3. You will be assigned a VENDOR NUMBER. That number will be placed beside your listing AND on the town map….at the address you give us.
  4. All Registered Vendors will receive TWO (2) pre-printed, bright colored, JUNK JAUNT® VENDOR SIGNS…to display at your sale or business.
  5. All Registration Fees are used to purchase over $15,000 in nationwide advertising.
  6. The satisfaction that you have supported Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT® in it’s efforts to bring customers to the area.
  7. You have paid your “fair share” are not taking advantage of your neighbors or the local citizens.

ADVERTISING BENEFITS:

  • All Vendor Registration Fees are pooled and spent to purchase JUNK JAUNT® ads.
  • JUNK JAUNT® ads and news stories are purchased in national publications, such as AAA magazine, 4 antique magazines, multi-state newspapers.
  • Ads and news stories are also placed local & Nebraska newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations.
  • Over 80,000 JUNK JAUNT® brochures are printed and distributed to 20 plus states each year.

ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED by AUGUST 1st 2017, and in OUR OFFICE BY AUGUST 7th.

Download a printable Vendor Registration with complete rules and information.

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Who can sell at the Junk Jaunt®?

ANYONE CAN SELL (be a Vendor) at Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt®.

All sellers are referred to as a ‘Vendor’ regardless of what they have to sell and are welcomed with a Vendor Registration.

THERE ARE TWO (2) CLASSES OF VENDORS….

AREA VENDOR — Anyone whose legal residence is within one of the counties making up the Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt® area (below).

OUT -of- AREA VENDOR — Anyone who does not legally reside within the Nebraska counties listed below. “Out-of-Area Vendor’s” are welcome, encouraged and asked to follow the same rules as “Area Vendors.”

JUNK JAUNT® AREA COUNTIES:

The Junk Jaunt® area is limited to the counties of : Blaine, Loup, Garfield, Wheeler, Greeley, Valley, Custer, Sherman, Howard, plus the portion of Hall County north of Interstate 80 and the portion of Buffalo County that includes the Hiway 2 town of Ravenna, NE.

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Can I set up a food stand?

Yes, you may set up a food stand or hold a bake sale.    

  • Midwestern cooks have a reputation for having “great cooks”,  and travelers are looking for “the very best” food they have ever tasted.
  • You may sell home baked items, home canned, home grown or commercially prepared food items.
  • However, a word of warning:   It is your responsibility to learn about and abide by the Nebraska Food Laws. (see link below)
  • Mobile food stands must have a Restaurant or Food Service license and a Nebraska Sales Tax license, as they are considered Commercial Food Services.
  • Remember, you will realize better sales with a Junk Jaunt® Vendor Registration.   At least 15,000 Junk Jaunters will read the Shopper Guide listings..

ALL prepared food or fresh produce sales are subject to state and local health laws, as published by:

Nebraska Department of Agriculture
301 Centennial Mall South,
PO Box 95064
Lincoln, NE 68509-5064
Phone: 402-471-2538
Web Site: http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/publications/foods/food_safety_farmers_markets_craft_shows.pdf

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Must I charge sales tax on my sale items?

As the JUNK JAUNT® Motto states, “You are limited only by your imagination and the law.”

The sales tax laws, according to the Department of Revenue representatives, say:

“If you have more than 2 garage sales per year you are considered a business, and required by Nebraska law, to charge and submit sales tax, both Nebraska sales tax and city sales tax, where applicable.”       Not all towns have a city sales tax, so check it out.

The Nebraska’s  JUNK JAUNT®  General Committee,  does not require proof of a Sales Tax License or Food License, however, we have no control over spot-checks by the Department of Revenue or the Department of Agriculture.    If in doubt, we suggest that you obtain the proper licenses.   It is always better to be safe than sorry!!!!

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What and Who is a JUNK JAUNT® Vendor?

ONLY  Registered Vendors ARE WELCOME.   

A VENDOR is anyone who sells …. A garage sale, food, merchandise, services, etc.

AREA VENDOR:   Anyone who legally resides within one of the Junk Jaunt® counties.   The nine (9)   counties that make up the Junk Jaunt® area are:  Blaine, Loup, Garfield, Wheeler, Greeley, Valley, Custer, Sherman,  Howard plus the portion of Hall County that lies north of Interstate 80 and the portion of Buffalo County where the Hwy 2 town of Ravenna, NE is located.

OUT–of-AREA VENDOR:  If you resides anywhere else, you are an “Out of Area” Vendor. 

All Vendors are expected to comply with Nebraska Tax & Food Laws (if applicable). 

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Am I limited to what I can Sell?

Our motto is: “You are limited only by your imagination and the law.” However, we ask that your merchandise be in good taste and not the kind that must be hidden when children or the preacher is present.

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Common Shopping Tips Questions (click ? for answers)

What should I bring with me?

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO BRING WITH YOU.

  • CASH — Most garage sales and mobile food vendors will not accept checks nor are they set up to take credit cards.
  • A SUN HAT and JACKET OR COAT — Nebraska weather in late September is rather unpredictable. It can be beautiful fall weather, or is can be chilly (50 deg.), windy, rainy, or all of the above in one weekend.
  • YOUR PILLOW and a SLEEPING BAG — This is said in jest, however, if you plan to stay overnight and do not have reservations, you may find yourself scrambling for a place to sleep.
  • YOUR SENSE OF ADVENTURE — Come prepared to to have fun and make new friends in unexpected places.
  • And above all, PLEASE BRING YOUR BRAIN!  Your DRIVING BRAIN that is.  Nobody has been seriously hurt YET, but a number of narrow misses.

Examples . . . . . . . . . .

  • Drivers suddenly stop their car and the car following could not stop in time.
  • Drivers are so preoccupied with getting to the next sale they forget to look…. and turn in front of oncoming traffic.
  • Drivers parking on the shoulder of the highway (illegal parking), fling open their car door and step out in front of moving traffic.

REMEMBER:  The people with the sirens, badges and traffic ticket books are also on the highways during JUNK JAUNT®, trying to keep you safe.  Do not let one careless moment spoil your JUNK JAUNT® experience.

The “Burma-Shave” ditties scattered throughout the Shopper Guide are not just for your entertainment, they carry a Safety Message as well!

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Is NEBRASKA’S JUNK JAUNT® the same dates every year?

Nebraska’s  JUNK JAUNT®  is always held the last FULL weekend in September … the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday of September.

This year’s dates are Friday, September 22  –  Sunday, September 24, 2017.

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Can I hit all the sales in three days?

Probably not!  With over 500 Registered Vendors it is a remote possibility that one can visit all the sales in 3 days.     One would need a very quick “shopping eye” or the need to exceed the speed limit.      Exceeding the speed limit is not advised!

To help you visit the sales that are of the most interest to you, we provide a JUNK JAUNT® Shopper Guide 

This 112-130 page guide will help you pick and choose your route according to the merchandise offered and the time you have to shop.     You can shop for an hour, half a day, all day or two or three days.

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What hours are the Sales Vendors open?

Vendors are encouraged to be open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm or later, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  However, this is not always the case.  The hours of each sale are listed in the JUNK JAUNT® Shopper Guide.

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How long will it take in each town?

That is anyone’s guess.  We have towns with 6-10 sales while others have 25-30 sales.  Some people shop faster that others.   You set your own shopping pace.  Don’t rule out the “small villages” as they sometimes have more vendors than the larger towns.

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Where does it start and stop?

There is no designated starting point or stopping point.  All of the towns organize 3 days of sales and fun.  It is designed so, no matter what direction your are coming from, the first town you hit can be your starting point.  You customize your own route according to the time you have.   Here again, the JUNK JAUNT® Shopper Guide can be very valuable if you are shopping for a particular type of merchandise.

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How many sales will there be?

Each of the past 3 years, we have had between 400 & 500 vendors, scattered throughout 35-40 towns.

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How many towns are in the JUNK JAUNT®?

Each year there are about 35 villages and towns that are part of Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT®. About 20 towns are located on the actual Byway ‘loop’ while the others are located on both the west & east sides of the loop and in the center of the ‘loop’. Each JUNK JAUNT® town organizes itself so sales and events can be as unique as is the town itself.

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Where is the JUNK JAUNT® held?

Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT® is located in north-central Nebraska.  The JUNK JAUNT® route forms a ‘loop’, much like the Support our Troops ribbon or the Breast Cancer ribbon.  One end of this loop begins in Wood River, located about 30 miles west of Grand Island, NE and just north of Interstate 80 highway.  From Wood River it follows  the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway (Hwy 11) north to Burwell, NE where it changes to Hwy. 91 west.  It follows Hwy. 91 west to its’ beginning at the small village of Dunning, NE.

Dunning is the top of the JUNK JAUNT®™‘loop’ and where the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway joins the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway (Hwy 2) heading south and east.  The other end of the ‘loop’ stops in Grand Island, Nebraska.

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What the Heck is a JUNK JAUNT®?

The JUNK JAUNT® is the largest garage sale in the state of Nebraska.  Sometimes antiquers and garage sale buffs are lovingly referred to as ’Junkers’,  thus the name.  It is 3 days of city-wide garage, yard & bake sales with “treasures” of just about every type and description. Along the way, in unexpected places, there will also be fun & unique things to SEE & DO (chalk mine, 1870‘s frontier fort, wagon rides, karaoke, etc).

You will also find food courts and plenty of laughs.

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Common Vendor Registration Questions (click ? for answers)

How do I register my sale?

YOUR SALE CAN BE REGISTERED IN 5 EASY STEPS …..

AREA VENDORS…… (See definition below)

  1. Decide the address where you will hold your sale.  Out-of-Area vendors must arrangements for setting up before Registering. Multi Vendor sites listed on www.junkjaunt.com.
  2. Vendor Registration forms are available at local business, from your town coordinator OR download a printable Vendor Registration from the Junk Jaunt® website.
  3. Complete the Vendor Registration form .  NOTE:  If you use more than 15 WORDS to list your sale items, it will cost more.   Incomplete registrations cause delays & may miss the deadline.
  4. Mail the completed Registration form to the address provided on the form.
  5. All Vendor Registrations must be postmarked by August 1 and received in the Ord office by AUGUST 7th, to be printed in the Junk Jaunt® Shopper Guide. Incomplete or late forms will not be printed.

Registrations postmarked after the DEADLINE will receive official signs as proof of Registration, but may not appear in the Shopper Guide.

new3 backward_2DOWNLOAD A VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM

NOW — Start cleaning out the garage, the closet, the garage, or the barn.

OUT OF AREA VENDORS ……. (See definition below)

  1. On the Junk Jaunt® area map, a town in which you would like to set up your sale.
  2. If that town is participating in this years JUNK JAUNT® it will have a listing for ….
    1. A central location for vendors, such as the community center or the fair grounds.
    2. Contact information for for space rental and pricing.
  3. Don’t assume they will have space to rent. Ask …..
    1. For permission to set-up your sale in that town
    2. The fee charged for space rental (a possible fee for utilities & rent of buildings or grounds)
  4. Once you have established a place for your sale, complete a Vendor Registration form and attach the “Out of Area” fees.
  5. Stick it in the mail. ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED by AUGUST 1st 2017, and in OUR OFFICE BY AUGUST 7th.

Registrations postmarked after the DEADLINE will receive official signs as proof of Registration, but may not appear in the Shopper Guide.

NOTE: You must set up your sale within the Official JUNK JAUNT® area to have a Vendor Listing in the JUNK JAUNT® Shopper Guide.

REMEMBER: It is illegal to advertise any sale using the JUNK JAUNT® name unless you are a registered vendor.

DEFINITION OF “AREA” AND “OUT -OF- AREA” VENDORS……

AREA VENDOR: Any person who legally resides within the Nebraska counties of : Blaine, Loup, Garfield, Wheeler, Greeley, Valley, Custer, Sherman, Howard, plus the portion of Hall County north of Interstate 80 and the portion of Buffalo County that includes the Hwy 2 town of Ravenna, NE.

OUT -OF- AREA VENDOR: Any person who legally resides outside the Nebraska counties listed above.

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What are the benefits of Registering my sale?

THERE ARE NUMEROUS BENEFITS FOR REGISTERING YOUR SALE.

  1. Your sale will be listed in the Official JUNK JAUNT® SHOPPER GUIDE where 15-20,000 people from 34 states will read your sale ad.
  2. You pay the small, affordable, Registration Fee and we do your advertising for you.
  3. You will be assigned a VENDOR NUMBER. That number will be placed beside your listing AND on the town map….at the address you give us.
  4. All Registered Vendors will receive TWO (2) professionally pre-printed, bright colored, JUNK JAUNT® VENDOR SIGNS…to display at your sale or business.
  5. All Registration Fees are used to purchase over $15,000 in nationwide advertising.
  6. The satisfaction that you have supported Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT® in it’s efforts to bring customers to the area.
  7. You have paid your “fair share” are not taking advantage of your neighbors or the local citizens.

ADVERTISING BENEFITS:

  • All Vendor Registration Fees are pooled and spent to purchase JUNK JAUNT® ads.
  • JUNK JAUNT® ads and news stories are purchased in national publications, such as AAA magazine, 4 antique magazines, multi-state newspapers.
  • Ads and news stories are also placed local & Nebraska newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations.
  • Over 80,000 JUNK JAUNT® brochures are printed and distributed to 20 plus states each year.

ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED by AUGUST 1st 2017, and in OUR OFFICE BY AUGUST 7th.

Download a printable Vendor Registration with complete rules and information.

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What does registering my sale do for me?

THERE ARE NUMEROUS BENEFITS FOR REGISTERING YOUR SALE.

  1. Your sale will be listed in the Official JUNK JAUNT® SHOPPER GUIDE where 15-20,000 people from 34 states will read your sale ad.
  2. You pay the small, affordable, Registration Fee and we do your advertising for you.
  3. You will be assigned a VENDOR NUMBER. That number will be placed beside your listing AND on the town map….at the address you give us.
  4. All Registered Vendors will receive TWO (2) pre-printed, bright colored, JUNK JAUNT® VENDOR SIGNS…to display at your sale or business.
  5. All Registration Fees are used to purchase over $15,000 in nationwide advertising.
  6. The satisfaction that you have supported Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT® in it’s efforts to bring customers to the area.
  7. You have paid your “fair share” are not taking advantage of your neighbors or the local citizens.

ADVERTISING BENEFITS:

  • All Vendor Registration Fees are pooled and spent to purchase JUNK JAUNT® ads.
  • JUNK JAUNT® ads and news stories are purchased in national publications, such as AAA magazine, 4 antique magazines, multi-state newspapers.
  • Ads and news stories are also placed local & Nebraska newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations.
  • Over 80,000 JUNK JAUNT® brochures are printed and distributed to 20 plus states each year.

ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED by AUGUST 1st 2017, and in OUR OFFICE BY AUGUST 7th.

Download a printable Vendor Registration with complete rules and information.

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Must I charge sales tax on my sale items?

As the JUNK JAUNT® Motto states, “You are limited only by your imagination and the law.”

The sales tax laws, according to the Department of Revenue representatives, say:

“If you have more than 2 garage sales per year you are considered a business, and required by Nebraska law, to charge and submit sales tax, both Nebraska sales tax and city sales tax, where applicable.”       Not all towns have a city sales tax, so check it out.

The Nebraska’s  JUNK JAUNT®  General Committee,  does not require proof of a Sales Tax License or Food License, however, we have no control over spot-checks by the Department of Revenue or the Department of Agriculture.    If in doubt, we suggest that you obtain the proper licenses.   It is always better to be safe than sorry!!!!

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Common Q&A for the Junk Jaunt (click ? for answers)

What is Nebraska’s ‘JUNK JAUNT®’?

Garage Sale regulars call themselves “Junkers” and a “Jaunt” is a sprint or short run.    Thus,  you could say it is ‘running for the junk’.

Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT® is nearly 500 miles of garage sales, collectibles, antiques, vintage, gastric delights and just plain fun.

It began in 2004 with about 75 vendors and 1,000 shoppers. In 2011 and 2012, license plate surveys and guest books told us that 20,000 people attended from 34 states (including Hawaii), several Canadians provinces and even a few foreign visitors.     Some shoppers have been to every JUNK JAUNT®, for others it is their very first one.

If you wish to be a Registered Vendor, we welcome you, regardless of where you live; however, you must set up your sale within the JUNK JAUNT® area.

Most ‘Junkers’ tell us that they could never have a successful buying trip without the JUNK JAUNT® Shopper Guide.

We find that people are inventive in their reasons for shopping.     Some use the JUNK JAUNT® as a Mother & Daughter weekend, Father & Son, Sisters’ outings or fun excursions during a Family Reunion.      Some use it as a celebration for having “maintained weight loss”, while other groups had a contest to see who could get the best buy of the day or who had made the ugliest purchase of the day.     One Canadian wife requested that her 40th Wedding Anniversary gift be a trip to Nebraska for the JUNK JAUNT®.

As it says in our MOTTO: “You are limited only by your imagination and the law”.

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What is the weather like?

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Can I find lodging?

The JUNK JAUNT® area has a variety of accommodations, most at very reasonable prices, Motels, Bed & Breakfast, Guest Houses and Campgrounds.

A listing of  lodging & campground facilities who support the JUNK JAUNT® can be found by visiting the Lodging page.

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How do I know if a sale is Registered with the JUNK JAUNT®?

YOU WILL QUICKLY BE ABLE TO TELL THE REGISTERED  VENDORS FROM THE  OTHERS …….

  • ALL REGISTERED  VENDORS (SALES SITES)  WILL  BE  LISTED IN THE  SHOPPER GUIDE.
  • ALL REGISTERED  VENDORS RECEIVE  IDENTICAL, OFFICIAL, pre-printed, JUNK JAUNT® VENDOR SIGNS  TO HELP DIRECT YOU TO THEIR SALE.

All official Vendor Signs WILL:

  • Be  the same  BRIGHT FLORESCENT COLOR (colors change each year).
  • Have a large, Professionally PRE-PRINTED  design on one side of the sign.
  • Have a space on the sign for the Vendor’s Number and/or directional arrow or distance to the sale site.

Of course, there are a number of rogue sales who put up signs of the same color in an effort to fool the public,  but they will not have the “pre-printed” picture on them .

If you enjoy Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt®  we trust that you will make a conscious effort to patronize only Registered Vendors.   These are the people who make the Junk Jaunt® possible.

Each vendor is assigned a number or letter of the alphabet.    The JUNK JAUNT® Shopper Guide listings will give the Vendor’s number, address of sale, hours of sale and 15-30 words stating the items offered for sale.

All registered vendors and businesses are provided with brightly colored, commercially pre-printed signs to place on or near their sale.  Vendors are asked to write their vendor number or letter on these signs along with directional arrows or information to help shopper find their sale.

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Who sponsors Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT®?

Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT® has no corporate sponsors. It was started by the Tourism committee of LOUP RIVERS SCENIC BYWAY Ass’n and has grown into a 501(c)4 organization of its’ own.

The name, NEBRASKA’S JUNK JAUNT® is a registered trade name in Nebraska and anyone wishing to use the name for commercial or personal purposes must ask for permission to do so and is subject to the payment of royalties. (Details can be found on the Advertising Contract located in this webpage)

Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT® is produced by dozens of volunteers from the 40 towns and villages within it’s nine (9) county area. Each town strives to show visitors and JUNK JAUNT® shoppers the natural uniqueness and beauty of their communities and give you a small taste of the ethnic diversity found throughout the entire area.

Any profits realized from Vendor Fees, the sale of Advertisements and Shopper Guides are reinvested in the promotion of tourism within our nine county JUNK JAUNT® area.

 

JUNK JAUNT® Chairman:  Gale Pemberton  |  Dannebrog, NE

General Coordinator:  Peggy Haskel  |  Burwell, NE

 

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Common Vendor Set-up Questions (click ? for answers)

How do I register my sale?

YOUR SALE CAN BE REGISTERED IN 5 EASY STEPS …..

AREA VENDORS…… (See definition below)

  1. Decide the address where you will hold your sale.  Out-of-Area vendors must arrangements for setting up before Registering. Multi Vendor sites listed on www.junkjaunt.com.
  2. Vendor Registration forms are available at local business, from your town coordinator OR download a printable Vendor Registration from the Junk Jaunt® website.
  3. Complete the Vendor Registration form .  NOTE:  If you use more than 15 WORDS to list your sale items, it will cost more.   Incomplete registrations cause delays & may miss the deadline.
  4. Mail the completed Registration form to the address provided on the form.
  5. All Vendor Registrations must be postmarked by August 1 and received in the Ord office by AUGUST 7th, to be printed in the Junk Jaunt® Shopper Guide. Incomplete or late forms will not be printed.

Registrations postmarked after the DEADLINE will receive official signs as proof of Registration, but may not appear in the Shopper Guide.

new3 backward_2DOWNLOAD A VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM

NOW — Start cleaning out the garage, the closet, the garage, or the barn.

OUT OF AREA VENDORS ……. (See definition below)

  1. On the Junk Jaunt® area map, a town in which you would like to set up your sale.
  2. If that town is participating in this years JUNK JAUNT® it will have a listing for ….
    1. A central location for vendors, such as the community center or the fair grounds.
    2. Contact information for for space rental and pricing.
  3. Don’t assume they will have space to rent. Ask …..
    1. For permission to set-up your sale in that town
    2. The fee charged for space rental (a possible fee for utilities & rent of buildings or grounds)
  4. Once you have established a place for your sale, complete a Vendor Registration form and attach the “Out of Area” fees.
  5. Stick it in the mail. ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED by AUGUST 1st 2017, and in OUR OFFICE BY AUGUST 7th.

Registrations postmarked after the DEADLINE will receive official signs as proof of Registration, but may not appear in the Shopper Guide.

NOTE: You must set up your sale within the Official JUNK JAUNT® area to have a Vendor Listing in the JUNK JAUNT® Shopper Guide.

REMEMBER: It is illegal to advertise any sale using the JUNK JAUNT® name unless you are a registered vendor.

DEFINITION OF “AREA” AND “OUT -OF- AREA” VENDORS……

AREA VENDOR: Any person who legally resides within the Nebraska counties of : Blaine, Loup, Garfield, Wheeler, Greeley, Valley, Custer, Sherman, Howard, plus the portion of Hall County north of Interstate 80 and the portion of Buffalo County that includes the Hwy 2 town of Ravenna, NE.

OUT -OF- AREA VENDOR: Any person who legally resides outside the Nebraska counties listed above.

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What are the benefits of Registering my sale?

THERE ARE NUMEROUS BENEFITS FOR REGISTERING YOUR SALE.

  1. Your sale will be listed in the Official JUNK JAUNT® SHOPPER GUIDE where 15-20,000 people from 34 states will read your sale ad.
  2. You pay the small, affordable, Registration Fee and we do your advertising for you.
  3. You will be assigned a VENDOR NUMBER. That number will be placed beside your listing AND on the town map….at the address you give us.
  4. All Registered Vendors will receive TWO (2) professionally pre-printed, bright colored, JUNK JAUNT® VENDOR SIGNS…to display at your sale or business.
  5. All Registration Fees are used to purchase over $15,000 in nationwide advertising.
  6. The satisfaction that you have supported Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT® in it’s efforts to bring customers to the area.
  7. You have paid your “fair share” are not taking advantage of your neighbors or the local citizens.

ADVERTISING BENEFITS:

  • All Vendor Registration Fees are pooled and spent to purchase JUNK JAUNT® ads.
  • JUNK JAUNT® ads and news stories are purchased in national publications, such as AAA magazine, 4 antique magazines, multi-state newspapers.
  • Ads and news stories are also placed local & Nebraska newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations.
  • Over 80,000 JUNK JAUNT® brochures are printed and distributed to 20 plus states each year.

ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED by AUGUST 1st 2017, and in OUR OFFICE BY AUGUST 7th.

Download a printable Vendor Registration with complete rules and information.

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Need a place to set up your sale?

WE CAN HELP YOU FIND A PLACE.

Vendors are encouraged, but not obligated, to set up their sales in 1 or 2 central locations in each town for convenient, ‘One Stop Shopping.’

Some town have central locations while others do not. Each town is free to organize themselves in the manner that works best for them.

You may find several vendors at the community center, the fair grounds or perhaps downtown sidewalk sales or a business in the country who elects to hold their sale at their own location.

Each town will have a few scattered garage sales.

The list of central locations and contact information for each town is available here as a printable list.

In the meantime, call 308-346-5151 for general information.

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Common Advertise your Business Questions (click ? for answers)

What is the cost to advertise?

Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT® advertising costs are available HERE.

Ad sizes range from Business Card size (1/12 pg) up to a Full Page or an advertisement on the cover of the Shopper Guide.

Website Advertising is available with the purchase of any sized ad in the Shopper Guide, for a minimal cost.

All website business advertising will remain on the Junk Jaunt® web pages until July of “next year”.

You have the option for a ‘Hot Link’ from the JUNK JAUNT® website directly to your BUSINESS web site.

DEADLINE for all Advertising is JULY 1, 2017, or the last business day closest to that date.

Click Here for a printable advertising rate schedule with complete details and ad sizes.

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How can I place an advertisement?

You may place a business advertisement with NEBRASKA’S JUNK JAUNT® in several ways —

  • It is quite possible that someone will call on you, if you business is located in a JUNK JAUNT® area town.
  • If no one calls on you by mid-July, contact us and arrangement will be made to call on you.
  • Simply download the printable Advertising contract and mail the completed contract to the address on the contract.
  • Even if your business is located outside the area, your advertisement will be welcomed and viewed by 20,000 people.
  • Contact the JUNK JAUNT® office 308-346-5151 or email advertising@junkjaunt.com if you have questions.
  • Remember… the Deadline for advertising submissions is July 10th.
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Why should I advertise my business?

THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS TO ‘JUNK JAUNTERS’ —

  • Many of the “junkers” save their Shopper Guide book until the new one is printed, “Just in Case I need it”.
  • A number of businesses tell us that folks stop at other times of the year because they didn’t have time to stop during the JUNK JAUNT®.
  • Each year, calls are received after the JUNK JAUNT® is over, looking for a specific business or vendor/sale.
  • Many times we cannot provide the requested information, because the business or sale is not advertised in the Shopper Guide.

Ask yourself……. “When I travel, what type of services do I need? What style of business do I find interesting?

  • Unusual restaurants or snack shops.    People love small town businesses instead of WalMart.
  • Places to sleep.
  • A place to park the camper or RV.
  • Gasoline or propane.
  • The nearest ATM.
  • Somewhere to fix that flat tire or get your auto up and running again.
  • Someplace that sells or rents trailers to take home your purchases.
  • Storage Units, in case they purchase more than they can take home.
  • Medical emergencies.
  • A small town variety store, a movie theatre, a unique town park or statue display.
  • Historical sites of interest.
  • An unusual craft or manufacturing business.
  • Antique Shops or Thrift stores where shoppers can stop enroute to the JUNK JAUNT® or on the trip home.

Remember our motto…. “You are limited only by your imagination and the law”.

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Common 'Shopper Guide' Information Questions (click ? for answers)

What is a ‘Shopper Guide’?

The JUNK JAUNT® Shopper Guide is a catalog of information compiled to help you get the most from your JUNK JAUNT® experience.

A new Shopper Guide is published each year as at least 70% of the Registered Vendors change from year to year.  In the 120-130 pages of the Shopper Guide you will find a separate section for each of the participating towns.

Each Town Section will offer …… 

  • Street maps for the town.
  • Listing of lodging & eating establishments.
  • The addresses of all Registered Vendors and a sampling of the items they have for sale.
  • Each Vendor has a number and that number is on the Shopper Guides town map in the proper location.
  • Advertising for local businesses and services.
  • Interesting facts and Historical sites within the area.

A JUNK JAUNT® Shopper Guide can be ordered at your convenience here at JunkJaunt.com, but will not be “off the Press” normally until EARLY-September. 

Click here to learn “How or where to purchase” your copy of the JUNK JAUNT® Shopper Guide.

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What does a ‘Shopper Guide’ cost?

Only about 2-3 gallons of gasoline — a saving you will realize by planning your trip with the JUNK JAUNT® Shopper Guide.

  • The Shopper Guide sells for $7, if purchased locally   (sales tax included).
  • If you are ordering a Shopper Guide to be mailed, it is $10  ($7.00 plus $3.00 First Class postage).

Click here to learn “How and where to purchase” a Shopper Guide.

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How can I purchase a ‘Shopper Guide’?

SHOPPER GUIDES CAN BE PURCHASED IN 3 2 WAYS  — 1. DIGITALLY by DOWNLOADING, 2. LOCALLY ALONG THE ROUTE or 3. PRE-ORDER by MAIL …

Shopper Guides WILL BE available in EARLY-September or as quickly as they are printed. You may pre-order a copy and it will be mailed to you in EARLY-September.  (discontinued 9/15/16)

1.) ONLINE DIGITAL OPTIONOrder for IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD from this website using your credit card or a PayPal account. ( $7.50 each)

  • Purchase the Shopper Guide from this website using a Credit Card or PayPal account. ($7.50)
  • Digital Shopper Guide purchases are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • Download it to your computer, phone, tablet or dropbox.
  • Print it on your home printer, or use it on your digital device.
  • WARNING: This guide consists of 136 pages!!!!

2.) LOCAL OPTION — PRINTED SHOPPER GUIDES CAN BE PURCHASED ……

  • At LOCAL BUSINESSES in many of the JUNK JAUNT® communities — available for $7.
  • At a few participating businesses located outside the JUNK JAUNT® area — available for $7.
  • NOTE: A complete listing of 2016 Sales Outlets is available on this website HERE.

3.) MAIL ORDER OPTIONS — THROUGH THE POST OFFICE  (NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR 2016)

  • POST OFFICE —- Print the mail order form from this website. ($10 each.) (discontinued 9/13/16)
  • POST OFFICE —- Remove the ordering information from a JUNK JAUNT® BROCHURE  ($10 each)
  • ONLINE MAIL ORDERS — Order from this website using your credit card or a PayPal account. ( $10 each) (discontinued 9/15/16)
  • DEADLINE FOR MAIL ORDERS – NO shopper guides will be mailed after September 17th, so get your order in early!

SHOPPER GUIDE QUESTIONS? 

NEBRASKA’S JUNK JAUNT®
1523 M St., Suite 104
Ord, NE 68862
Phone: 308-346-5151
Email: answers@junkjaunt.com

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Common questions about Souvenirs (click ? for answers)

I want to sell JUNK JAUNT® souvenirs

You may sell NEBRASKA’S JUNK JAUNT® Souvenirs, ONLY WITH PERMISSION from the JUNK JAUNT® organization.

THINGS TO REMEMBER…….

  • Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT® is a REGISTERED TRADE NAME (note the ® at the end of the name).
  • It is illegal to use a Registered Trade Name without WRITTEN PERMISSION from the Trade Name owner.
  • ROYALTY FEES are charged on all merchandise carrying the name of Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT® or JUNK JAUNT® logo.

Permission to use the Nebraska’s JUNK JAUNT® name is simple to obtain.

Download the printable steps required for Trade Name usage.

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