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Benefit from Your Recommendations and Word of Mouth

Did you know that Word of Mouth is one of the most powerful tools for businesses to get more customers? Some businesses will fight hand over first to give you the best customer service experience you've ever received not just to get you as a returning customer but also in hope that you will tell friends and family about how great they are.

Let's face it, it feels good to be able to tell people we know about how great of a deal we got and how nice and amazing the staff were. But, in the end do we really benefit from this? We typically will substantially help the business out but we still will pay full price, we might feel good inside but financially the business is still the main beneficiary.

Here's the kicker. Did you know many companies offer a referral program? This means that if you are very happy and recommend them to friends and family, if your friends and family purchase from them, you will often receive a store credit as well? This sounds more beneficial! There are even some companies that offer the referrer (you) and the people you refer a discount - now that's just amazing!

Now that you know about this, how do you find out who offers this? If you're dealing with a brick and mortar business, you will need to either look at their advertising or ask someone. If you are dealing with online business, most have it posted on their website. Here's an example of a few very popular sites that offer this.



Right in your account information section, it tells you if you refer friends or family you will receive a $20 credit for your next purchase. They even have a nice and easy e-mail form to send a link to your friends and family.




Right off their main page, it shows that if you invite a friend you will receive $25 in credit, the great thing is your friend will also receive $15. This is the perfect example of a win-win-win situation.




Again, just off the main menu in your personal preference section it shows you how to refer friends and family to get $10 in credit.



This is a win-win-win situation. If you are happy with a company, why not refer friends and family and let the company also show their appreciation of the referral to you.

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