Coupon and Discount Ideas

Coupons and Discounts

I thought I’d take some time and share some ideas on coupons and discounts.  Most of these are ideas that have been shared with us by our current customers over the years.
Reward Programs:
Our SP-1 software has a number of ways to handle reward systems for your store.  A couple of the ways are here.
Buy 10 get 1 free
Spend a $1.00 get a point  – This is great as it allows you to incorporate other items as well:
  • 50 Points gets a free drink or 50% off food
  • 100 points gets a free lunch (small size items only)
  • 250 lunch for two
Gift Card Programs
We have heard many different promotions with gift cards – some of these are designed to help boost gift card sales as well as other products.  Note that the values vary from store to store!
Buy a $25 card for $20
Buy a $25 card and get a $5 card free
Buy a $25 card and get a drink / app free (immediate gratification)
Buy a $50 (or $100) and get $5 – $10 extra and a 10% discount for the next 3-6 months.
Load money and get a 10% discount for one month
Owner discount – track how much YOU give away or comp!
Waste discount – track what is dropped etc
Mis-made discount – track what was made incorrectly
Re-make – a discount to show that you re-made an item to a customers specification
10% off for senior, police, fire, military etc
Bring a friend discount – If 2 people order, get 10% off
Beat the clock special – Item is charged by the time. . . $5.00 at 5pm, $5.25 at 5:15, $5.50 at 5:30 etc
Buy X get X 1/2 off – This is a great way to introduce new product to your customers.
Buy Combo’s are great for  providing quick ordering as well.
These are just a few of the different promotional ideas ran past us.  Hope they help!

Contact us at:
Mike Spence
8326 Woodland Ave. E
Puyallup Wa 98371

November 11th, 2010 by