The key to being able to sell discount cards is how effectively you’re able to get the word out about your project. People will need to know when your sale’s going to happen, what you’re offering and most importantly how they’ll be able to make a purchase.
Better yet, how can you utilize creative ways to have each of your students do the promoting? By teaming up and working together as an entire group, you’ll spread the word that much faster. The following suggestions can be incorporated to help your students promote your discount card fundraiser.
Make Discount Card P.A. Announcements
Arrange to have regular teaser P.A. announcements made like ‘The __________ Discount Card’ is coming soon. Save lots of bucks at your favorite businesses. Make sure you know a band member before the discount card sale starts.
“Why are some people going to get free drinks at ____________________ every time they buy a sandwich? It’s because they will have ‘The __________ Discount Card’. You can too if you know a band member. So approach a band member today and save big bucks at _________________, ________________ and _____________________ with ‘The __________ Discount Card’.”
Hang Card Fundraiser Posters and Flyers
Posters and flyers that promote your fundraiser should be placed in high traffic areas, like school hallways and the front office, area businesses, bulletin boards, and doctors’ offices, for example.
Creating Sales Prospect Lists
Have each person in your group make a prospect list. By making a prospect list up front, students may be able to think of more people to attempt to sell cards to. One secret to making a more complete prospect list is to write down names as fast as you can think of them.
Promote Your Discount Fundraiser Early
Tell everyone you see that the __________ Card is coming. Whether you talk to them in person or even announce it on Facebook and Twitter, let people know about your discount card sale and perhaps they'll help you spread the word as well.