Most people love a bargain. We love Special Offers here too. From 3 for 2 on DVDs or walking out of the grocers with a free courgette, it's nice when something's "thrown in".
The owner of my parents' local Chinese Restaurant in Telford always gives them complimentary spring rolls with their meal. He knows that's enough to stop them from being tempted by a competitor. It makes mum and dad feel appreciated whilst some restaurants couldn't care less as long as you pay the bill and don't drop chow mein all over the floor.
A few business owners may say that offers don't work or that they don't need to do them. Hey, it's a free country and that's up to them. The way I look at it though, shops who love offers such as Sainsbury's and Boots seem to be doing all right. The Boots on Pride Hill has great customer service, which is the most important thing but there are banners everywhere promoting 3 for 2s and 2 for 1s. My bathroom may now be crammed with enough dental floss to weave a shirt for Arnold Schwarzenegger but you won't catch me shopping at any other chemists.
So what offers can Shrewsbury enjoy courtesy of thebestof at the moment, here in the middle of October? Well, you can get your car MOT'd for just £29 at MBP Auto Services. The lovely Marino will look after you there. Or how about pre-empting the Christmas bingeing and getting a free fitness training session at Oswestry Freefighters? 50% off your first month's storage at Storage King? We've got a few, both Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business. Take advantage, please - they're all genuine and - of course - all local.
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That's our team, L-R Emma, Louise and Andy. We run thebestof and our sister marketing company, Key 3 Media. With over 40 years' combined marketing experience, we help promote local businesses through our...