Profitable Promotions:December 2009
Dec. 1-31 — National Tie Month
Invite local professionals to an Ugly Tie Happy Hour event. Reward the top three winners with a company holiday after work party or luncheon.
Dec. 1-19 — Operation Santa Paws
A twist on donations: encourage guests to donate new cat or dog toys and treats to local animal shelters and rescue centers. Become a venue for collecting items for your local shelter and issue a press release to the media. Depending on what type of establishment you have, invite a local shelter in for the weekend to host pet adoptions.
Dec. 26 — Regift & Receive
Run a fun promotion the day after Christmas inviting guests to bring in the holiday gifts they do not want. Have fun holiday shooter-type drink features and donate all of the unwanted gifts to the local Salvation Army. Guests will receive satisfaction in knowing their gifts went to a great cause.