Recycling has never been more interesting. Where does all that paper and plastic we throw into those green and blue bins go? You’ve heard of them getting turned into pens, benches, napkins, and other items we use everyday. And whether it is coffee, shopping or games, we use gift cards all the time. But what to do with those plastic pieces of heaven after your balance reaches zero? Many businesses are starting to consider using coins to reward loyal customers, and serve in place of traditional gift cards.
Consider creating a coin to give out with the purchase of a meal. Instead of punching holes into plastic or paper, customers can collect 5 coins and win a free meal for two or 50% off a future purchase.
When the coins are returned to your restaurant or small business, they can be recycled to other customers. You can design and create them to look like money or even display your company logo. It’s a great way to promote your business, is less likely to be damaged, and cannot be torn. They can make great give-a-ways and is great for people who travel because they can be used in a variety of locations.
Recycle, reuse and repeat applies to more than just paper and plastic. Tell us what you think!