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AMAZON Minimum Advertised Pricing Policy/Agreement

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Effective January 1, 2020, a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) on all J&J Group dba Rufus Teague (RT) products will be in effect. International accounts must reflect pricing as translated into their local currency.

J&J Group dba Rufus Teague has been building a brand of strong recognition and a high perceived value since 2007. By not adhering to the established Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) a reseller can have a dramatic effect of diminishing or detracting from the perceived value of the brand and its products. The internet, specifically Amazon, with its worldwide impact, has the possibility to cause great harm to any companies’ products, if they are advertised at prices that will eliminate any legitimate retail competition. Our MAP pricing policy is intended for consumers to purchase from other resellers based on loyalty and customer care expectations. Therefore, if Rufus Teague agrees to allow your company to sell its products, you will need to agree and abide by the following requirements and restrictions.

 The RT Amazon MAP policy shall work under the following guidelines:

  • The Minimum Advertised Price for any RT product sold within Amazon marketplace is as published on the RT MAP price sheet in Exhibit A. MAP pricing is established by RT and may be adjusted by RT at its sole discretion.
  • The MAP policy applies to all advertisements of RT products in any and all media, including, but not limited to, listings, coupons, flyers, emails, posters, and all electronic media including videos, and audio.
  • The inclusion in advertising of free or discounted products (whether made by RT or another manufacturer) with a product covered by the MAP policy would be contrary to the policy if it has the effect of discounting the adver­tised price of the covered product below the MAP.
  • MAP does not establish maximum advertised prices. All dealers and resellers may offer RT products at any price in excess of the MAP.
  • RT’s MAP policy does not in any way limit the ability of any dealer to advertise that “they have the lowest prices” or, they “will meet or beat any competitors price”, or phrases of similar import as long as the price advertised or listed for the products is not less than MAP.
  • Dealer agrees to hold all trademarks and copyrights of Rufus Teague as the property of Rufus Teague and use advertising materials provided by Rufus Teague in an authorized manner only.
  • Intentional or repeated failure to abide by this policy will result in   termination of dealership or sales . RT does not intend to do business with dealers or sales representatives who degrade the image of RT and its products. It is RT’s sole discretion whether or not to provide prior notice or issue warnings before taking any action under this policy.
  • E-Bay and Other Auction Web Sites Policy:
  • “Buy it Now” options must be listed at a price equal to MAP or greater.
  • For auctions the reserve and/or opening bids must start at MAP without a “Buy it Now” option.
  • Best Offer Auctions Are Not Allowed 
  • Negotiated Contracts: From time to time it may be explicitly approved by Rufus Teague in writing to sell certain RT products at below MAP pricing. The discount amount and length of time will be determined at the time of this approved promotion by Rufus Teague.
  • RT may run a sale from time to time and in such case the MAP will be the same as the sale price on those particular items and on those particular dates. RT will send out a notice in advance with details of the special. (do we want to say we’ll let people know if we’re gonna run a less than MAP deal? Seems like a lot of effort. Probably doesn’t hurt to keep it in) 
  • Sales representatives and dealers of RT products will supply a copy of the RT MAP policy to any new or existing reseller to be filled out, acknowledged and returned to RT. This form shall be signed and returned to RT and in doing so, will bind the reseller to abide by the MAP and reseller requirements spelled out in this document.

 

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MAP Agreement Confirmation

This MAP policy has been established by RT to help ensure the legacy of RT as a top producer of BBQ and BBQ Related Products and to protect the reputation of its name and products. The MAP policy is also designed to ensure dealers and sales representatives have the incentive to invest resources into services for RT customers. Please indicate your understanding of this policy and your willingness to abide by its terms and conditions by signing and listing the name of your company below.

 

Agreed to by:                                                          

Company name: ________________

Any and all other names by which this company operates (including names used on Amazon, Ebay, etc:

________________________________________________________________

Principal name printed: ________________________

Principal Signature: ________________________                                                           

 

Date signed: _______________

 

Dealer Address: ______________________________

Dealer City/State/Postal Code: ______________________________

Phone: _______________

Email:  _______________

Website URL: _______________

 

IMPORTANT: As of January 1st 2020, no shipments will be made to any wholesaler or distributer without having completed this form and returning it to J & J Group dba Rufus Teague.   

Please send a signed copy of this agreement to: Orders@rufusteague.com 

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Exhibit A

 

If any product variations are not represented on this price list, please contact Rufus Teague for MAP pricing.

 

The following MAP pricing applies to any Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA) listings.

 

Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Honey Sweet BBQ

MAP $10.00

2-pack Honey Sweet BBQ

MAP $18.00

 

Touch O’ Heat BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Touch O’ Heat BBQ

MAP $10.00

2-pack Touch O’ Heat BBQ

MAP $18.00

 

Blazin’ Hot BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Blazin’ Hot BBQ

MAP $10.00

2-pack Blazin’ Hot BBQ

MAP $18.00

 

Whiskey Maple BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Whiskey Maple BBQ

MAP $10.00

2-pack Whiskey Maple BBQ

MAP $18.00

 

Smoky Apple BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Smoky Apple BBQ

MAP $10.00

2-pack Smoky Apple BBQ

MAP $18.00

 

Slim N’ Sweet SUGAR-FREE BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Slim N’ Sweet BBQ

MAP $10.00

2-pack Slim N’ Sweet BBQ

MAP $18.00

 

Smoke ‘N Chipotle SUGAR-FREE BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Smoke ‘N Chipotle BBQ

MAP $10.00

2-pack Smoke ‘N Chipotle BBQ

MAP $18.00

 

Meat Rub 6.5oz shaker

Single bottle Meat Rub

MAP $9.00

2-pack Meat Rub

MAP $16.50

  

Spicy Meat Rub 6.5oz shaker

Single bottle Spicy Meat Rub

MAP $9.00

2-pack Spicy Meat Rub

MAP $16.50

 

Steak Rub 6.2oz shaker

Single bottle Steak Rub

MAP $9.00

2-pack Steak Rub

MAP $16.50

 

Chick ‘N Rub 6.2oz shaker

Single bottle Chick ‘N Rub

MAP $9.00

2-pack Chick ‘N Rub

MAP $16.50

 

Fish Rub 6.8oz shaker

Single bottle Fish Rub

MAP $9.00

2-pack Fish Rub

MAP $16.50

 

Rub Variety Pack

(Meat Rub, Spicy Meat Rub, Steak Rub, Chick ‘N Rub, Fish Rub)

MAP $36.00

 

Sauce Variety Pack

(Honey Sweet, Touch O’ Heat, Blazin’ Hot, Whiskey Maple, Smoky Apple)

MAP $36.00

 

Saucin’ & Rubbin Gift Kit (4-pk)

(Honey Sweet, Meat Rub, Spicy Meat Rub, Touch O’ Heat

MAP $33.00

 

Saucin’ & Rubbin Gift Tote (3-pk)

(Honey Sweet, Meat Rub, Touch O’ Heat

MAP $29.00

 

Saucin’ & Rubbin Gift Tote SUGAR-FREE (3-pk)

(Slim N’ Sweet, Meat Rub, Smoke ‘N Chipotle

MAP $29.00

 

Steak Lover’s BBQ Kit (3-pk)

(Steak Sauce, Steak Rub, Spicy Steak Sauce

MAP $27.00

 

Can-O-Que 12oz – Boulevard/Rufus

Single Can

MAP $8.00

3-Pack Cans

MAP $19.00

 

Rufus Teague BBQ Sauce Fountain + 2 bottles Honey Sweet

MAP $50.00

 

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The following MAP pricing applies to any Amazon Fulfilled By Merchant (FBM) listings and does NOT include shipping. Advertised product cost only.

 

 

Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Honey Sweet BBQ

MAP $6.95

2-pack Honey Sweet BBQ

MAP $13.90

 

Touch O’ Heat BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Touch O’ Heat BBQ

MAP $6.95

2-pack Touch O’ Heat BBQ

MAP $13.90

 

Blazin’ Hot BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Blazin’ Hot BBQ

MAP $6.95

2-pack Blazin’ Hot BBQ

MAP $13.90

 

Whiskey Maple BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Whiskey Maple BBQ

MAP $6.95

2-pack Whiskey Maple BBQ

MAP $13.90

 

Smoky Apple BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Smoky Apple BBQ

MAP $6.95

2-pack Smoky Apple BBQ

MAP $13.90

 

Slim N’ Sweet SUGAR-FREE BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Slim N’ Sweet BBQ

MAP $6.95

2-pack Slim N’ Sweet BBQ

MAP $13.90

 

Smoke ‘N Chipotle SUGAR-FREE BBQ Sauce 16oz

Single bottle Smoke ‘N Chipotle BBQ

MAP $6.95

2-pack Smoke ‘N Chipotle BBQ

MAP $13.90

 

Meat Rub 6.5oz shaker

Single bottle Meat Rub

MAP $5.95

2-pack Meat Rub

MAP $11.90

 

Spicy Meat Rub 6.5oz shaker

Single bottle Spicy Meat Rub

MAP $5.95

2-pack Spicy Meat Rub

MAP $11.90

 

Steak Rub 6.2oz shaker

Single bottle Steak Rub

MAP $5.95

2-pack Steak Rub

MAP $11.90

 

Chick ‘N Rub 6.2oz shaker

Single bottle Chick ‘N Rub

MAP $5.95

2-pack Chick ‘N Rub

MAP $11.90

 

Fish Rub 6.8oz shaker

Single bottle Fish Rub

MAP $5.95

2-pack Fish Rub

MAP $11.90

 

Rub Variety Pack

(Meat Rub, Spicy Meat Rub, Steak Rub, Chick ‘N Rub, Fish Rub)

MAP $25.45

 

Sauce Variety Pack

(Honey Sweet, Touch O’ Heat, Blazin’ Hot, Whiskey Maple, Smoky Apple)

MAP $29.99

 

Saucin’ & Rubbin Gift Kit (4-pk)

(Honey Sweet, Meat Rub, Spicy Meat Rub, Touch O’ Heat

MAP $24.95

 

Saucin’ & Rubbin Gift Tote (3-pk)

(Honey Sweet, Meat Rub, Touch O’ Heat

MAP $22.95

 

Saucin’ & Rubbin Gift Tote SUGAR-FREE (3-pk)

(Slim N’ Sweet, Meat Rub, Smoke ‘N Chipotle

MAP $22.95

 

Steak Lover’s BBQ Kit (3-pk)

(Steak Sauce, Steak Rub, Spicy Steak Sauce

MAP $16.95

 

Can-O-Que 12oz – Boulevard/Rufus

Single Can

MAP $4.99

3-Pack Cans

MAP $13.00

 

Rufus Teague BBQ Sauce Fountain + 2 bottles Honey Sweet

MAP $39.99