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Another thing when designing your business card use the back to list all the services you offer. That way your business card is like a little advertisement. Also offer something free that doesnt cost you anything but time "call for your FREE estimate" is a good one. Everyone like something for free..
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Quote[/b] ]Also offer something free that doesnt cost you anything but time "call for your FREE estimate" is a good one. Everyone like something for free..
What other kinds of free things would you advice including on a business card?
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A percentage off like 15%, or 25%, I know when I go shopping I like the extra 5 % I hit those racks first. Well truthfully I dont like to give away free services but I have used a business card and designed it into a 10.00 gift card. I put these into our Thanksgiving Cards, and gave them an extra for them to give to a friend.
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Oh that is very interesting! Did you have an expiration date on them? Or did they only apply to a purchase of $x amount of dollars or more? Or how did that work?
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Actually I do have an expiration date on them I gave them out in Nov. but as everyone knows in MI cant do lawn till atleast end of Mar, with that being dream date so I put the expiration date of 06-31-08. I figure if they use them in spring for clean up it will not effect the price for us, and if they use during June we will have been mowing for awhile so the loss will not hurt us.
No I didnt put with a purchase amount on them due to the fact that it never seems like that good of a deal to me when I get those. I thought that they might see it the same way I do.
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That is very fascinating! Have you had any of them redeemed yet?

Also did you put on there that they can not be combined? Or could someone combine them?
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No none have been redeemed yet, I didn't specify that they couldn't combine them but it wont be a big deal if they do.
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I really like your idea of combining them with your business card.

I have never been given a business card that was a $10.00 off your first purchase with us. I think that could really be a great way to get people to contact you.

Do you think that is something you will try more in the future or what is your view on that?
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Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Feb. 22 2008,9:30)]I really like your idea of combining them with your business card.

I have never been given a business card that was a $10.00 off your first purchase with us. I think that could really be a great way to get people to contact you.
I think that is brilliant! It makes your card worth something, even if the don't need you this week they wil take it & keep it! If they can't use it they'll find a friend or family member to give it to so they can be the hero who helped em save $10 bucks. I love it! it's a great idea & going to rob it from ya & use it too. Hope that's alright, if not I hope you don't hold a grudge very long.....
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Show us what it looks like when you get it made!

I can't wait to hear how all this works out!
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