Trick-or-Treat for dogs as advertising?

asked 2016-09-27 22:53:26 -0500

In the past I've run to get one of my dog's treats to give to people who bring their dog out trick-or-treating with their kids. This year I found these http://www.petsmart.com/dog/chewy-treats/beggin-strips-halloween-grab-and-go-dog-treat-value-pack-zid36-37036/cat-36-catid-100051?var_id=36-5253116

Now I know Beggin' Strips aren't the best but hey, it's a cute idea and I don't see any other manufacturer doing this kind of packaging.

Anywho... after I bought them I realized it would be perfect to staple a business card to each one I hand out. Does that seem weird or pushy?? I think it's a great idea but I get stuff like this wrong sometimes.

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answered 2016-09-28 00:47:53 -0500

It doesn't seem weird or pushy to me. Are you handing out candy/treat bags yourself? If so, that presents the perfect time to start a conversation about your services, and then you can hand out your business cards with the treat bags if you feel weird about attaching them to the bags beforehand. I hope I'm home during trick or treat this year because you just gave me a good idea!

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Thanks for the positive feedback Mary C. I do hand out the candy myself. We've been handing out full-size candy bars for years AND we have super nice decorations (People have actually taken photos of their kids on my porch!) so our house is kind of 'known'. I think I just found the Pay-Off . LOL!!

Jill G.'s profile image Jill G.  ( 2016-09-28 05:44:01 -0500 ) edit
answered 2016-09-29 21:31:00 -0500

Best of luck! i didn't get a single client from handing out business cards, unfortunately lol

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Where did you hand them out?

Jill G.'s profile image Jill G.  ( 2016-09-29 23:05:14 -0500 ) edit

The park, outside of petsmart, dog grooming salons. I mean, hey, it's worth a shot but I personally didn't have any luck. Your idea is more inventive and personalized so it might be more worth it

Sarah B.'s profile image Sarah B.  ( 2016-09-29 23:20:47 -0500 ) edit
answered 2016-09-29 14:27:05 -0500

I think this is a fantastic and creative idea. I see many trick or treaters with dogs and never thought of giving the dogs a treat too! Great idea putting a business card to it. Even if you get one new client this way, it pays off. Also a great way to meet some neighbors you possibly would not have met otherwise. Way to think out of the box.

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Jill G.'s profile image Jill G.  ( 2016-09-29 14:37:48 -0500 ) edit

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