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cbc58

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  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Walk ins with online coupons or coupon codes? Thu, 08/2/12 5:35 PM (permalink)
Hi-
 
Does anyone offer coupons online and have someone walk in with their iphone or tablet and present the coupon or code to you that way?
 
How do you deal with that or do you honor them ?
 
Tks
 
 
 
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    Glenn1234

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    • Joined: 3/24/2009
    • Location: Northern VA (the nasty Washington D.C. 'burbs part
    Re:Walk ins with online coupons or coupon codes? Thu, 08/2/12 7:21 PM (permalink)
     
    If a coupon is available on a restaurants website, why would they NOT honor an online coupon?   You can't expect people to carry printers around with them.  People are printint out fewer and fewer things these days, and just view them online instead.  It's slowly moving closer and closer to a paperless world.   It'll never be completely peperless, but it's heading closer to that direction. 
     
     
     
     
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      roadkillgrill

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      • Joined: 8/1/2009
      • Location: Helena, AR
      Re:Walk ins with online coupons or coupon codes? Thu, 08/2/12 11:19 PM (permalink)
      I actually encounter a business today that doesn't have an email address.
       
      Real snotty she said "I'm not going to give you my personal email address" "Just mail it, I have have problems enough just going through all my mail,  much less email too".
       
      I burst out laughing at her while she was still on the phone.... That was just too special... I said "OOOOOO-k?"
       
      #3
        Hexfire

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        • Location: Davie, FL
        Re:Walk ins with online coupons or coupon codes? Fri, 08/3/12 3:32 AM (permalink)
        I do e-mail marketing using ConstantContact. I send out 1x e-mail per week with a basic $5 off $25 or more checks. I'd say 50% of all the redemptions of said e-mail coupons are via cell phones. Servers just walk the phone into the back and I take a quick look to confirm and grant them the coupon.
         
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          cbc58

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          • Joined: 11/17/2010
          • Location: Raleigh, NC
          Re:Walk ins with online coupons or coupon codes? Sat, 08/4/12 4:29 PM (permalink)
          Tks. for the replies.
           
          #5
            Marketing.Solutions

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            • Joined: 8/25/2012
            Re:Walk ins with online coupons or coupon codes? Sat, 08/25/12 1:24 PM (permalink)
            Hi Chris,
            Sending codes via SMS is highly effective. Recently, I've ran several campaigns for clients, which entailed customers showing up to the establishments w/ their promotional codes. Ensuring that you collect your customer's e-mail or numbers is vital. Hope this helps.
            Best,
            Nicole
             
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              RCDoggin

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              • Joined: 6/3/2012
              • Location: an Diego, CA
              Re:Walk ins with online coupons or coupon codes? Sat, 08/25/12 8:50 PM (permalink)
              Isn't the reason you put out a coupon to attract customers?  Why in the world would you go to the effort to bring them in, just to run them off?  Who cares what they bring it in on?
               
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                FriedClamFanatic

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                • Location: west chester, PA
                Re:Walk ins with online coupons or coupon codes? Sat, 08/25/12 9:50 PM (permalink)
                I agree, you want the business, why not honor it,,,,even if for some reason you wanted to make it one to a customer.  Want to piss-off a never-returning customer?......ignore their offering
                 
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                  RCDoggin

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                  • Joined: 6/3/2012
                  • Location: an Diego, CA
                  Re:Walk ins with online coupons or coupon codes? Sat, 08/25/12 11:39 PM (permalink)
                  So...you brought a coupon in on an unfamiliar format and you want to buy my product?  Put money in my pocket??  You think I'm gonna fall for that old ruse???  Let me just show you what an asshole I can be, pal! 
                   
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