Just thought I would post this. I went to the local home and garden show this past weekend and walked by this by this booth with a guy trying to get some business cutting lawns. I have never seen this before at our show. I thought it was an interesting idea. The timing is about right for this area. I started cutting last week. Anyway, the idea might work, but in this case the execution was all wrong. His setup was a 10' x 10' area with brand new 21" mower (homeowner style ). He had a table with a some ballots , a ballot box and a sign offering a draw for 1 free lawn cut. The guy himself was kind of a dick. I tried talking to him but he wasn't very friendly! Like I said an interesting idea if you did it right. If you offered a better incentive, someone who would stop to enter the draw you could talk to and maybe get some jobs. he looked to be in his 50's probably another one lost his job and figures he will cut lawns now. If someone was starting out and had the right attitude and better set up it might be a way to pick up some business instead of dropping flyers in mailboxes, etc. Now if you were busy, you wouldn't have time to stand around for 3 days looking for work. Anyway don't know how it would work, just thought I would pass it along.