Car Wash Fundraiser With Coupons – A new twist on the traditional car wash fundraiser is to partner with a local car wash and just sell coupons for their service offerings.Your group negotiates a discounted cost basis for the various car wash offerings on the coupons that you create. You want the coupon deal to have value for the business and  the customer as well as your group.

For example, a $10 basic two-for-one car wash coupon would cost your group $5 and a $15 full-service deluxe two-for-one car wash coupon would cost your group $7.50. Your group then sells the numbered coupons at full price and keeps the profit. The customer gets the value of two car washes for the price of one and the business owner gets your group out there selling his services for him.

Another benefit of this approach is that your group doesn’t have to do all the manual labor involved with the traditional car wash fundraiser. That means this would work well for smaller groups as well as those not physically able to do the work.

Instead, its all about reaching out to the largest number of people you can find who would be willing to purchase your coupon. Selling large amounts of discount coupons or any type of fundraising product offering works best if you go where people are already shopping.

You want to set up a sales table outside a high-traffic retail location such as a grocery store, home improvement store, WalMart, etc. Peak times are best such as Saturday mornings. Your sales table should have good visibility as people approach the entrance and should also be available to people who are exiting the business.

You will want to place several large posterboard signs with easily readable wording that tells who you are, what you are offering, and explains why you are fundraising.

Example Sign:

BAND FUNDRAISER

FREE Car Wash Coupon (with purchase)

Please Help Because We Need New Uniforms!

Work your sales table with a two-hour shifts of a multi-person crew. Stay active and move about. Engage approaching customers with a wave, a friendly smile, and a warm welcome.

Pitch people with a short message like this: “Hey there! We’ve got a two-for-one car wash coupon that’s good for a year. Can you help us out because we’re raising funds to buy new band uniforms?”

You can also remind people that they can pick up a coupon on their way out.

And that’s how to do a car wash fundraiser with coupons.