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*Expired* Advertise Your Blog on Halloween

by Freebies4Mom on October 14, 2009 9:41 pm

One night a year you’ve got lots of kids and their parents knocking at your door, so why not take the opportunity to do some advertising for your blog or small business? I’ll be passing out treats to parents as well as their kids. I’ve heard that other bloggers have done the reverse too – give your business cards to your kids to leave at the houses they visit on Halloween.

This year I’ll pass out treat bags to the parents who visit my house as a way to spread the word about Freebies 4 Mom. Everyone loves chocolate, so I’ve got some ready to pass out along with my blog’s business card. It’s an easy way to reach some new readers, and will definitely leave a sweet impression on them.

Will you be passing anything other than candy out on Halloween?

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Stephanie October 22, 2009 at 1:35 pm

This is a fantastic idea, Heather. Thanks for sharing it.I would do it, but we typically opt to "escape" to a community carnival or festival for the night instead of doing the whole trick-or-treating thing… 🙂 stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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Rowanmayfairs October 19, 2009 at 11:04 am

I won't be home on Halloween .. We will take our daughter to a nearby town to a Trunk or Treat at a church. Plus in our 4yrs living here, we have never had a single trick or treater. While it would be a great way to advertise, I want to enjoy the night with my 2yr old,plus my 23m old niece and not interested in passing out cards 🙂

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Anonymous October 18, 2009 at 1:27 am

Love the idea. My family just moved to a new area and business has been slow. This would be a great way to possibly get new customers. Thanks!

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Wendy October 16, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Gotta say…I don't think people should use Halloween as an advertising opportunity. So much has changed about Halloween – we have to check candy, no going out on your own to trick-or-treat, so many people turning out their porch lights spretending not to be home…Can't we just keep it for the kids, without banners and business cards?Just my 2 cents…

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Larry October 16, 2009 at 1:26 pm

I recently started a specialty food business and at a kids trick or treat event held here before Halloween, I set up some samples for moms and dads. As the kids came by, I was able to get the word out to a number of folks along with a sample of what I do. I even sold a few items both that day and the next.Depending on what you do, consider demonstrating it in a tasteful way to get the word out. The worst they can do is say no.

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Rina the Mama Bear October 16, 2009 at 1:59 am

Thanks so much for the link!! Just as an FYI, I'm hosting 2 more awesome giveaways – one on the 19th (250 stickers/labels) and one on the 22nd (100 postcards).Thanks again!!!

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Katrina October 15, 2009 at 9:21 pm

What a great idea… Adults need treats as well 🙂 Such a creative marketing idea

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~ Noelle October 15, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Thanks for such a great idea!Also, I am hosting a giveaway on my site for 250 business cards too!http://jumpin-beans.blogspot.com/2009/10/u-printing-giveaway.htmlI am also doing a giveaway for custom made stickers! http://jumpin-beans.blogspot.com/2009/10/uprintingcom-sticker-giveaway.htmlHope you do not mind me sharing my giveaways with you. Thanks again for the great idea!

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laura October 15, 2009 at 5:04 pm

that is a great idea to have "treats" for the parents!! i have an online tea shop. i think i'll hand out samples of tea with my website written on them. so smart!!

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Krissy @ B.Inspired Vintage October 15, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Thanks for the great idea! I shared it on my blog at:http://binspiredmama.blogspot.com/2009/10/halloweentreat-for-moms-to-boost-your.htmlHappy Halloween!

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Atl Deal Finder October 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

That is a fantastic idea! I hadn't thought of that! Thanks for sharing your idea!

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Anonymous October 15, 2009 at 11:05 am

Those cards look really cute. Where do you usually get your cards from? 🙂

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Ginger October 15, 2009 at 10:46 am

Yep, I'll be treating the parents with a business card and I'm thinking about getting some peel and stick magnetic stip (roll) at a craft store to add. Turn it into a magnet possibly so that it may not be tossed. For anyone that wants to order quickly, I ordered mine online at Staples and they were ready for pick-up the same day. I actually was able to use my header as the graphic which I LOVED. It was a nice "branding" effect. I need to order more myself. I'll be totally out after the 31st. We have HUNDREDS come to our door!

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Amy October 15, 2009 at 9:39 am

That is a great idea. Thanks! I am going to get started on them asap.

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Anonymous October 15, 2009 at 5:57 am

This is a fantastic idea, not only for bloggers, but I sell Avon, and this would be a great way to get my name out there. Thanks! 🙂

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Susan @ organicdeals October 14, 2009 at 11:57 pm

What a great idea! Never would have thought of that. Glad you posted it – thank you!

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Anonymous October 14, 2009 at 10:25 pm

ilove this idea. never wouldve thought of it. thanks. guess id better hurry and get cards made before halloween. just starting out and this would be a great way to get my name out.Jaime Foglejfogle333@live.com

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Petula October 14, 2009 at 10:15 pm

I think I'm going to enter the giveaway for the business cards. I was just talking to another blogger tonight about adding my blog name onto my business cards. They have my URL, but not the name.Interesting idea regarding passing out something that has information about your blog. Seems like a great (and inexpensive!) way to do a little marketing.

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