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12-16-2008, 08:36 AM
I was wondering your thoughts on having an instore drawing. Every time, you complete a 10 wash loyalty card you get a raffle ticket. In 2 months, we hold a drawing...(Wii or a small flat screen TV, sub $300).
I am raising prices this month and want to instill some goodwill toward my customers.
12-16-2008, 12:17 PM
I have twelve winners per yr, I put a winning raffle ticket on a can of soda or box of soap from my vending machines at my unattended store, I offer them the choice of five different $25.00 gift cards to local stores, I only do this at my smallest mat surrounded by 11 other mats within a 1-1/2 mile radius, it has helped bring in new business after the first several winners started getting the word out that they won something.
12-16-2008, 12:47 PM
I am in the middle of my first raffle this month. I am unattended so I can't tie it to numbre of washes but I have restricted it to one entry per visit. It has created some positive feedback....hard to believe how excited people get over a laundry basket full of towels and soaps.
So far, glad I did it.
How do you handle tickets (or entries) if you are unattended? I am also unattended and would like to start raffle.
12-16-2008, 08:17 PM
I have posters throughout the mat explaining the raffle and I have the basket on display, also letting everyone know i can see it on camera. I have simple forms to fill out roughly 2" x 3". I am only asking for name, number, and date of visit.
I have limited one entry per visit, so the date of visit on the entry form will screen out the cheaters. I collect most everyday so I can make sure nobody is making up dates that do not fall outside my collection dates. If I see 5 of the same last name with the same number or something along that line I will toss all but one. I find on occassions someone signs up husband wife and all three kids under 3.
I have hung a lockable metal mailbox on the wall for the entries to be put in. Mailbox also great for customer satisfaction surveys and other misc notes.
Hope it works out for you
12-17-2008, 12:07 AM
All of that is great but people talk to each other and within no time at all everyone in the neighborhood will be entering. I wish for a way to verify that entrants are actually customers.