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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Royalty meets up with Kurt Smith, author of Ballpark E-Guides at Citi Field!

Kurt Smith & I at Citi Field
Over the last few years, I've had the privilege & honor of meeting & greeting fellow roadtripper Kurt Smith  who happens to be the author of Ballpark E-Guides. He lives in Turnersville, NJ with his family. I've met him a number of times when I've gone to Philadelphia to see a sporting event. If he couldn't make the game I was attending, he's always willing to meet up to have a meal together so we could catch up if he was available to do so depending on his family needs.

This time Kurt decided to come to visit NYC to see the Mets play at Citi Field. In January, he booked a round trip ticket on Megabus which he took from Philadelphia to NYC for a mere $2.50 round trip. Since he bought the ticket so far in advance he was fortunate to get one of their advertised special fares for a dollar each way. Since they add a fifty cent reservation fee to all their transactions the grand total came out to a whopping $2.50. That doesn't even get you a gallon of gas if you drive a car these days he said. What a deal he got for himself. If you're familiar with his website you know this man knows how to get the most bang for his buck. As a result, he decided to start a side business a few years ago to help him make ends meet.

Kurt is a baseball fan and he decided he wanted to put his research skills to better use. By doing so, he has done extensive research to compile the essential information that people like you and I need in order to afford to attend a baseball game these days. Despite the bad economy we currently live in on a daily basis, the cost of living in general is still out of control. With that being said, more people than ever before have to resort to different ways of saving money just to make ends meet like Kurt. Once people have their necessities in order, they usually like to enjoy a luxury once in a while too. If you're a sports fan, you want to take in a live ballgame. In order to do so, I think it would be a wise investment to take advantage of getting a Ballpark E-Guide of your favorite team which can instantly save you money so you can afford to go more often to see them play when the opportunity presents itself.

With that being said, I strongly suggest and recommend that if you read and follow my blog that you take Kurt up on his special offer that he has made available to you. All you have to do is sign up for his weekly newsletter which will be delivered right to your e-mail inbox usually every Friday. A few minutes of your time will go a long way in making your life better in general because he includes other helpful hints that will save you even more. By doing so, you'll get a E-Guide of your choice for free.

Once you realize what a great deal is it you'll probably want to get more especially if you want to make a road trip. If you do, tell Kurt you're a royal reader so he can give you his version of royal treatment.

Kurt decided to revisit Citi Field so he could revise his current E-Guide so it's up to date especially since the Major League All-Star Game will be taking place at Citi Field on July 16th. As a result, anybody who plans to attend a Met game and/or the All-Star Game itself or the other festivities will have access to the 2013 edition. He continues to validate his credibility by doing that.

Please note that Kurt doesn't have E-Guides for all the ballparks just yet. He's done half of them so far. If and when time allows, he hopes to get them all done some day.

As for the game we saw, the Mets won in dramatic fashion as Marlon Byrd got the game winning hit with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Mets a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins. What a way for Kurt to head back home.

I want to personally thank Kurt for joining the King and I as well as the rest of the Royal Court that was on hand that day. Among those who were with us on that cold, nasty windy day we're a few regulars in Bryan Gilligan and Vincent Ascanio. We also had Michael Carson who seemed interested in Kurt's E-Guides. In matter of fact, he gave him a business card so he can accommodate his needs & wants in the future.

Stay tuned as I continue to play catch up. I plan to do my w/o 4/8 in review. In addition, I will do some special posts that will recap that memorable weekend we had. Sorry for the delay. I do appreciate your patience.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman


Anonymous said...

Kurt is a good guy, I hope to meet him someday.

I think of ballpark e-guides as I am bypassing the drinks and expensive food each twins game and going with the kids meal. Don't laugh guys.... a 16 oz. soda, hot dog, and a bag of potato chips for five bucks. Way overpriced for a home setting but I am in a hurry as I usually get out of work twenty minutes before the game starts or even an inning or two late. A perfect ballpark meal for the price of a fast food meal. Guy in front of me in line paid $6.00 for a brat and $8.50 for a beer for a total of $14.50. I like beer and had wasted money a lot in the past at stadiums. Now days, I will either hit the specials before the game or go home for a frosty one.

StadiumJourney said...

Kurt's a great guy and his ballpark eGuides are truly wonderful and an absolute bargain. You're sure to save more than the cost of the guide, so it just makes financial sense to purchase one and use his tips before you go to a game.

Kurt Smith said...

I'd like to thank Gary and the comment section for the kind words. I always enjoy meeting up with Gary and the King...I really envy those guys!

The offer is absolutely still available to Royalty readers...hope you all get a chance to take advantage of it.

Thanks Gary!