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Is it illegal to put flyers under people windshiels wipers?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by popninety, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. popninety

    popninety LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 2

    Is it in any way illegal to put flyers for my business under peoples windshield wipers in a public parking lot in oregon?
  2. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    I dont believe in pa it is against the law but i also dont think people like it very much either,i dont think you will get a very good response from it.JMO
  3. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    No, but it's annoying. And if you run thru a parking lot and do it the property owner may come after you when all the patrons throw your ad (litter) on the ground.

    IMO find another way to advertise.
  4. popninety

    popninety LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 2

    ah i was hoping it was illegal because, i know it is anoying and no one likes it but unforntuantly my boss thinks it a good idea, was hoping to show him that we can't do it
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    The only think I found wrong with it is. that you cant target your Customer.

    You dont know where these people live
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    i give windshield flyers about as much though as I give my toilette paper...

    But the above post is very correct, you are not able to really target you audience....how many folks are employee's renting, how many are kids who don't have to cut grass, ect. how many are from 20 miles away? Ect....
  7. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    There was something on here a few years ago about a kid who was doing that at a mall. Well long story short they didnt allow soliciting, and they made him go and take them all off. Not sure what state.
  8. Dhouse

    Dhouse LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    It depends on the city. Some cities in Michigan have ordinances against this type of advertising. I know because I was warned by a city offical.
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    so I guess we could say this is a dead topic.....
  10. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    just need to check the property for their "anti soliciting rules" and see if there is any anti-soliciting rules in your city/township.

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