For many of your customers, Tax Day has always been a dreaded date on the calendar. This year (Tuesday, April 17th), help your customers unwind. These Tax Day promotion ideas are sure to do the trick for your small business.
Hire an in-store masseuse
A good neck and shoulder rub can help even the most tax-stressed of your customers breathe a little easier. Consider hiring an in-store masseuse (or two!) so that you can offer free five or ten minute massages to your customers. If a professional masseuse is a little out of your price range, try contacting a massage school in your area, where masseuses-in-training might welcome the opportunity to practice their new skills, and offer a steeply discounted rate (just make sure they have the necessary equipment and qualifications).
Try: Tax Day got you all wound up? We’re offering free 10 minute neck and shoulder massages all Monday and Tuesday evening. Stop by and unwind with us—we’ll have some great in store deals, too.
Provide some kitten therapy
March is the beginning of kitten season, and your local SPCA is full of adorable furballs looking for a home (more animals, at the season’s peak, than many shelters are equipped to handle). Help out and get some cat-loving customers in your business by contacting your local shelter and proposing to host an adoption event. If your business isn’t quite right for an event of this nature, consider instead donating a portion of your proceeds to an animal shelter or advocacy agency of your choice.
Try: So many KITTENS! Stop by on Sunday and help us find these little guys their forever home—for every adoption, we’re offering 20% off your entire in-store purchase.
Host a Tax Day Happy Hour
Kittens may not be strong enough for some of your customers’ Tax Day stress! Whether or not your small business is a bar, host a happy hour and toast to your customers’ survival!
Try: Did you get your taxes done? You could use a drink! This Tax Day, we’re extending happy hour until 10 p.m., with great deals on beer, wine, and well drinks.
Try: Did you get your taxes done? You could use a drink! We’re holding a Tax Day Happy Hour in our store this Tuesday from 5 -9, so come on by and enjoy a free glass of wine (while supplies last) and 15% off storewide. Cheers!
And remember, if Tax Day has you stressed, to take advantage of your own offerings!