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Old 02-28-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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My Credit Union is offering a free opportunity to its business members.The CU will put together a coupon book.My business just needs to submit a coupon,offer or discount along with my logo and they will put together the book and distribute them at their branches and participating businesses.I have done virtually zero advertising and always kept myself busy enough but now my oldest son is working for me and I am looking to spread my name around more and this offer is a good opportunity for that.I would just like some ideas for the coupon,offer or discount.I do commercial and residential and perfer interior work.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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What are you willing to give up for free, and how long could you do that for.
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What are you willing to give up for free, and how long could you do that for.

The op didn't say he would give anything away for free the credit union is offering him an ad in a coupon book for a % off his normal price.
Every so often we run 10%-20% off paint jobs, I have thought about giving a Best Buy gift card for any booked jobs, get the coupon upon final payment.
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I don't like giving percentages because they can add up real quick ($8,000 - 10% = $800 off) I usually do $50 or $100 off coupons and don't require them to be shown at the time of the estimate. Everyone knows that you'll mark up the price just to lower it, I don't play that game.
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The op didn't say he would give anything away for free the credit union is offering him an ad in a coupon book for a % off his normal price.
Every so often we run 10%-20% off paint jobs, I have thought about giving a Best Buy gift card for any booked jobs, get the coupon upon final payment.
Someone on here recently was talking about giving a gas gift card. I thought that was a good idea I may try.
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Time based discounts of a set amount could come in handy if you had a slow season.
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Someone on here recently was talking about giving a gas gift card. I thought that was a good idea I may try.
$100 gas card with all exteriors over $1500

or you could do some type of deck deal or pressure washing....

per room deal? .... i would never have mentioned those but that is what im doing on angies list for the "big deal"

Painter for a day..... ( i cant stand that one) but they got me to try that one...will see how it goes....
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Gas card does sound like a good one.What do you think,go with 50$ card across the board or increase with price of job?The primary reason for me doing this is to get my name more recognized but picking up a few customers would be great to.
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50 interior 100 exterior
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try the newspaper....or place mats....website for sure....
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Is the average client so bad at math that they can't tell that a $1500 paint job with a $100 gas card is just a $1400 paint job?

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Is the average client so bad at math that they can't tell that a $1500 paint job with a $100 gas card is just a $1400 paint job?
the point is to hand them the card....makes them feel like there getting something back...

plus if i bid 1600 you bid 1800 and they get a $100 gas card...didnt they just get a deal?

i also hand out $100 gas cards for referals in the neighborhood resulting in full exterior painting of a house due to referal or yard sign....they keep the signs up longer...plus my yard signs have a good "catch" and i plaster the town with them all summer long..
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