I've been thinking of my spring "special offer" for new customers this year, and was just going to use the 20% off deal i usually offer. But I was thinking of doing something to get back at some of the low ballers. Well, first I am the only "real" business around so I won't be steeling any work from legitimate businesses. I was thinking of putting a coupon on my door-hangers for a one time cut for about $12.00. I have a specific area that I am thinking about and the jobs are all really small, and $12 should cover my cost. I would put on the hanger that it is only good for the property that received the door-hanger. I would also put on them that they would have to get their cut before I start my other jobs sometime in march. I'm figuring that I will get 2 - 3 times the response I usually get from the hangers. Then after I do the cut for the customer I give them a price for the rest of the season. If half the people stay with me I'll be good to go. The other thing I was thinking about was the fact that I would be out there mowing over a week before everyone else so I should get some pretty good exposure. I'm sure a lot of the jobs will be from cheapos, but I'll know not to bother advertising to those addresses in the future saving me money. What do you guys think?