Of Linn & Johnson County, Iowa

We will be mailing out forty (40)

Ten $10.00

Promotional Certificates Good At Bigg Daddy's.

Each Certificate Is Good For Purchasing Up To Ten Dollars.

You Can Dine-In Or Carry-Out. Not Valid For Delivery.

The Certificate Is Not Valid For Cash, Trade or Substitution.

 

Bigg Daddy's Is Located At: 2201 16th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Click For Map Link

 

Visit Their Website: Click Here

We will be mailing out forty (40) Ten $10.00 Promotional Vouchers Good At The Hoover Hwy

Dairy Queen.

Each Voucher Is Good For Purchasing Up To Ten Dollars.

You Can Dine-In Or Carry-Out.

The Voucher Is Not Valid For Cash, Trade or Substitution.

 

You Can Use The Voucher  At

Hoover Highway Dairy Queen

660 Eastbury Drive, Iowa City

Map Link: Click Here

 

We will be mailing out forty (40) Ten $10.00 Promotional Vouchers Good At China Inn.

Each Voucher Is Good For Purchasing Up To Ten Dollars.

You Can Dine-In Or Carry-Out. Not Valid For Delivery.

The Voucher Is Not Valid For Cash, Trade or Substitution.

 

You Can Use The Voucher  At Either Of The Two Following Locations:

1401 1st Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA Click For Map Link

3200 16th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA Click For Map Link

Visit Their Website, Click Here

 

One Tidbits Survey  Winner

Will Win

 Free Pizza

For The Whole Year Of 2019!

The Winner Will Be Contacted By Mail for Instructions To Call Russ To Make Arrangements To Pick-Up The Free Pizza Vouchers At The Location Of Their Choice.

Each Voucher Is Good For One (1)

Twelve Inch (12") Pizza.

Up To Three (3) Toppings.

The voucher does not include any beverage or tip.

The Voucher Is Not Valid For Cash, Trade or Substitution.

 

You Must Submit The Valid Voucher Each Time In Order To Receive Your Free Pizza.

Each Of The Vouchers Are Numbered Starting With #1 And Ending With #52

Each Voucher Is Only Valid During That Dated Week.

Outdated Vouchers Become Invalid And Will Not Be Redeemable Or Replaced.

 

You will receive 52 Pizza Vouchers Each One Is Good At The Following Locations:

Cedar Rapids, 2925 Williams Blvd. SW Map Link

Marion, 755 7th Ave. Map Link

North Liberty, 780 Community Drive Map Link

Iowa City, 953 South Riverside Drive Map Link

 

Visit

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To Take

The Survey

Businesses need to promote who they are, where they are and what they have to offer. This can be extremely expensive to do for most business owners. Some purchase or lease a location in a high traffic area which can become extremely costly and often times does not work out as planned as they still need to inform people what sets them apart from all the other like kind businesses. The best form of marketing can be word of mouth. The referral system is great. First it does not cost the business owner any money, next it is a recommendation by someone that is usually a friend or family member who you can trust that they are recommending the business. The problem with relying on word of mouth is that you need to get the first person through the door and that gets back to marketing in one form or the other.

            Print marketing has always been and will continue to be the best form of paid marketing that will always work with the proper message. Print publications work the best because people have the opportunity to read and view what the message is. When the publication can be kept indefinitely by the consumer, it works even better. Some print publications work better than others. First, the publication needs to have content which people are interested in reading. Second it needs to be available to the consumer at a cost that they feel is affordable for what they receive. Third it needs to be current. Many people feel that newspapers are a thing of the past because the news is old and outdated by the time it hits the streets. That may be true with some newspapers, especially for people who actively get their news as it happens by other sources. Tidbits is unique in the fact that our content is always fresh with fun stories that can be read today, tomorrow or next year and still be entertaining. With our large circulation throughout the Linn and Johnson County corridor, we can offer our clients marketing to an extremely large audience.

            Business owners have to pass along all costs of doing business to the consumer. If they sell hot dogs, the cost is not just what a hot dog and bun cost. Once the business owner gets the key to a building, many cost start to add up fast without even ordering the hot dog and bun.

            Think about all the costs you have to live in your house or apartment. The cost to keep the raw hot dog cold is not cheap. You also may want some ketchup, mustard and onions with your hot dog. Your refrigerator does not run on air, and the insurance company will not cover fire damages if you neglect to pay the premiums. All of these add up along with some marketing costs which they now need to include in the menu price of the hotdog. Oh, did you want fries with that hotdog?

            As I mentioned before, there are many ways to market a business. Social networking has been a bust for many business owners as people online chatting with friends do not want someone sending them information that they have the world’s best hotdog. Now if you send them a funny video of someone stuffing hundreds of hotdogs in their mouth in under sixty seconds, they will watch it. And they will probably want to throw up at the site of your hotdog ad.

            Local media sites have also been a bust for marketing as none of them have proven enough traffic online to be cost effective for marketing. Businesses can market on the famous sites like Goggle, but without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, they will never work.

            If you have a business which you would like to market in an area that many people who read the Tidbits in Linn and Johnson County, give us a call

            Thanks for reading,

Russ Swart publisher

 

 

Please take a few minutes to answer some reading habits you have.

The survey is conducted by the audit agency that has  been auditing our readership since our first edition thirteen years ago. They are Circulation Verification Council.

You can click the link below which will take you to this address:

https://www.research.net/r/tidbits2018

 

At the end of the survey, if you submit your name and mailing address you will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes.

Your survey answers will not in any way determine if you win a prize. So please answer all questions truthfully as the survey is conducted by CVC and they will give us the names without the survey questions included for the drawing.

You can only enter one time from any computer or digital device that is connected to the Internet.

All entries that are submitted from the same IP address will be filtered and only one will be kept by the audit agency.

Everyone in the household or office can enter, but each entry needs to be completed from a different computer.

Below are the list of prizes and some of the stipulations which may apply.

No prizes will be mailed out further than thirty miles from Linn or Johnson County.

This Survey Will End On November 4th, 2018

All Prizes Will Be Sent After The Survey Has Ended And The Entries Have Been Sent To Hawkeye Publishing LLC

No Phone Number Or Email Is Required To Do The Survey Or Enter The Drawing.