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Ways to Advertise Offline *updated 1/12/12

 Offline Advertising

-Bumper Stickers  
-Fliers
-Business Cards (self-made or from 
http://www.vistaprint.com/ )
-T-shirts and wear them on your outings especially kid's school functions
-Free Classifieds 
-Paid newspaper ads
-Make bookmarks for libraries~ check w/ librarian first
-Word of mouth
-Lapel pins
-Pens...hand them out or leave them lay anywhere you would use a pen
-Welcome baby cards or samples for hospitals for new baby arrivals
-Request 5 minutes at the beginning of mom groups (Lamaze classes, MOPS, etc...)
-Welcome basket of samples for newbies to your area
-Community colleges
-Put a business card in the envelope when sending out your bills
-Ask to leave pamphlets at Dr. offices, natural healers, health food shops
-Car magnets or Window Clings (I use http://www.autolettering.com/ & http://www.vistaprint.com/)
-Leave index cards/business cards at public bathrooms
-Leave pamphlet w/ your business card on the shelves where the store brand products are
-Buy a rubber stamper and stamp all of your outgoing mail
-Return address labels w/ your business on it for your mail
-When you get junk mail w/ postage paid envelopes, send a flier or biz card back to them
-Gift baskets for raffles, baby showers, bridal showers, Christmas, Chinese Auctions or Bingo Halls, etc...
-When you go to garage sales/yard sales, ask to leave some fliers
 
-Donate your old magazines to a Dr/Denist office and cover up your address label with a label with your business on it "this was donated by...."
-Leave business card with your waitress's tip, at payphones
-Get special made checks 
-Ad in high school yearbooks

-Local Restaurants & Diners...a lot of them use those advertising paper placemats...look at them & get the phone # and call & ask for RATES on adding your Ad to one of the paper placemats used at local restaurants
-Local Restaurants & bars...a lot of them use advertising paper coasters for their beverages
-When you go thru a drive thru for the bank, send a business card/ flier thru with your deposit/withdrawal slip or money/payment
-Some Grocery Stores accept advertising on the back of their cash register tapes!
-Local Bridal Fairs
-See about advertising on PAPER CUPS/ napkins that are used at sporting EVENTS in your local area
-A yard sign... I use Vista Print or you can make your own.  Lowe's has blank corrugated signs.
-Print out Coloring Pages with a small section on them advertising your business and donate them to local area restaurants, daycares, your child's class, etc
-Make sure you leave info about Your Business on your answering machine or voice mail message
-Local Job fairs
-Check with your local Radio Station and see if they are holding any on-air contests and see if you can donate a gift certificate or products.
-Get a canvas tote bag with your business info on it.
-Contact local area bridal supply stores, bridal gown stores, caterers, tux rental centers, wedding DJ's etc. Ask them if you can leave your business cards & fliers about a Bridal Gift Registry for them to give to their customers.
-Watch your local newspaper for Wedding, Engagement and New Baby Announcements! Make a list and then go to: www.whitepages.com and  to try to track down addresses. You can mail off your business info to them announcing your business, bridal gift registry, baby gift registry, etc.  





Laura   
Owner of The Coupon Gal...as seen on TV and heard on the radio. 

Dedicated to helping you save everytime you shop!  www.TheCouponGal.com

by on Oct. 15, 2009 at 2:43 PM
Replies (21-25):
laurainglese320
by on Jan. 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

this vis great thenks!

kkirk78
by on Mar. 25, 2012 at 3:48 PM

These are great ideas! I just got my business cards and free car magnet from vistaprint.


Kendra

LCiprian
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 1:17 PM

AMAZING SUGGESTIONS!

MaryKayMommy509
by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 1:47 AM

AWESOME!!! Thank u!!

CharleneHope
by on Jun. 6, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Loved the information! Almost forgot there are so many other "offline" methods to promote your business!

Charlene Hope

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