So how can you pass out flyers...legaly.

Eric 1

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Toccoa Ga.
It seems that all the common methods are illegal. So how do you put out flyer's's without getting in trouble.

Also my current advertising methods are
Phone book
Cards all over the place (on tack boards)
Newspaper adds


Any other ideas.
 
How large of a circulation does your daily or weekly paper have?
If it is like our weekly paper which has around 5000 printed papers for sale a week.

May want to check on the price of an insert. You give them your flyers and the place that prints the paper will insert them into each copy.

Tip on that. Have your Flyers printed on a color other than white. Take yellow, red, green, etc. The color catches the eye and holds it longer than just plain white does.
 

CT18fireman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Brookfield, CT
What methods do you find illegal? Where I am located 90% of homeowners have the mailboxes with the newspaper slots built in. These are NOT owned by the newspaper company and are ok to leave flyers in. They are not where postage mail goes. All sorts of companies use them for flyers.

The other option is going door to door.
 

bugspit

LawnSite Senior Member
I believe putting flyers inside mailboxes is illegal. I've put them between the flag and box, or a newspaper holder but there not to common around here. I've also slipped them inside newspaper baggies and tossed them, and I even put them inside the newspapers.
 

LawnScapers of Dayton

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Dayton, OH
That is considered solicitation around here and therefore illegal. The newspaper thing sounds good but you would have to do it regularly....not a one time shot.
 
Dmontgomery
Our local towns weekly paper is small. And they will do the one time shot for anyone. Even the larger papers will do it. For they have been two different LCO that have used inserts in the larger cities papers this spring. I just saw the one insert from each company once.
 

charlies

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
earth
Originally posted by CT18fireman
What methods do you find illegal? Where I am located 90% of homeowners have the mailboxes with the newspaper slots built in. All sorts of companies use them for flyers.

it' very nice that 90% of the mailboxes in your area are like that. obviously his are not or he wouldn't be asking.
 

chevyman1

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
northeast
I saw a local LCO putting flyers in mailboxes 2 weeks ago in Saratoga, and one of my accounts showed me and they called the police
 

lawnguyland

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Long Island, NY
just put them in the mailbox, anyone who cares if it's "legal" is a doofus. I've been putting flyers in the mailbox for years. F that. I bought my mailbox and put in on my front door. I own it. F the government. It's mine. It's not theirs, I don't care what they think. Never had a complaint. Yeah, I'm real scared of the postmaster. What a joke. Never once heard of anyone in "trouble" for doing it. If someone calls just say "oh sorry I didn't know". What are they gonna do, prosecute? The DA and any judge would laugh. wah wah wah it's illegal. Bullcrapa. You telling me law enforcement has nothing better to do? Crock of Shiznet.
 

chevyman1

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
northeast
Dude, DON"T listen to that guy from Long Island. Under law, a mailbox is owned by the government (the space in it). DO NOT put flyers in there it's considered a FEDERAL CRIME, just like hitting them with a baseball bat. Go to the door, push them in the crack of the door, hand them to people, whatever, but DO NOT put them in the mailbox
 

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