Christmas Gift Idea

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JB1, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
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    In the past we have given pointsetta's to our customers. This year we are trying something new. We are giving out microwave popcorn with the company name and logo imprinted on the bag. Since most offices have microwaves and most everyboby likes popcorn we think people will like this.
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    Good idea. What do the costs run??? (I bet you knew that was going to be asked.)
  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    That's a nice idea.
    I was thinking of maybe those big popcorn tins (the kind with the 3 different flavors), and a card.
    I did just cards last couple years, and was thinking of doing a little "more" this year.

    These are cheap, catch them on sale for about $5.
    They can put them out and share at holiday gatherings. And they get to keep the tin for whatever.

    Anyone else do this?
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    what I did in previous years was give customers a decorate stepping stone for their landscaping areas or gardens with a hand writing thank you note, but this year I was thought of something different.

    What I did was gave them a $25 coupon off any non-mowing service. Thus, it makes them want to use an additional service to get that $25 off, so in the long run I am still making money that I might not have made from some customers in the first place.
  5. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    these cost $.65 per bag, not a bad price, we are giving them for christmas and to new prospective customers.
  6. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    :blob2: Tiedeman, thats an excellent idea!!!:blob2:
  7. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    We do the poinsettia thing as well.But this year, we also are giving bottles of wine from our local winery to anyone who spent more than 4K with us.They made custom labels which look very classy w/ gold foil on a cobalt blue bottle. Everyone loves a free bottle of wine, I know I would........:D We are also trying to organize our youth group from church to go and do some caroling in one neighborhood.I have about 15 customers in walking distance from each other.I thought that would be cool as well, and fund the kid's piggy bank for trips, etc.
  8. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    I have done poinsettia's as well in the past. To some of my higher paying residential accounts I also gave them a free first yard cut for next season. (I only did this for about 5 people though who pay me a whole lot!).

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