This week’s Smart Marketing Move goes to Restaurant.com
Like many new websites, they are offering discounts to local restaurants. But they’ve come up with a unique and, I might add, an out-of-the-box way to spread the word about their business and the businesses that they represent.
They are giving away $40 million worth of gift certificates by Dec 31, 2010. Yes $40 million. They are calling this program Feed it Forward. These gift certificates are only in $10 increments. The only way that people will receive this $10 gift, which is free to give and free to receive, is from their friends sharing with them. This can be through email or Facebook. So think about it, that means if they reach their goal of $40 million that’s 4 million people! They are building a new customer base and gaining their emails, and it’s also creating more loyal customers because they were able to share something with their friends at no cost. That’s also more exposure for the restaurants involved.
This is their description: Filling hearts and stomachs – Feed It Forward™ 2010. Feed It Forward™ is a free way to build community and lift people’s spirits by giving the gift of $10 Restaurant.com Gift Certificates. Simply let us know who you want to give to and we’ll take care of the rest. You can give up to 40 $10 Restaurant.com Gift Certificates every day through December 31. It’s a great holiday gift for everyone on your list. And the best part is – it’s FREE!