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Holiday Gifts From Customers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Lux Lawn, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Whats everyone getting for holiday gifts from their customers...anything?
    So far I have gotten Cash and Home Depot gift cards.
    Sure is nice to have at least a few customers that appreciate the work we do.
     
  2. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    I got a check for $65.....
     
  3. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I got a check from a customer that usually pays 45 - 60 days, this was less than a month, so I consider that a bonus.
     
  4. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Last weekends storm I must have had 6 or 7 customers ask me how much and they are paying 10 or 20 more than I say. Awesome!!!

    Bruce
     
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I was salting one of my accounts when this little old lady asked me to come over. Usually they like to yell at me and complain. I smile and tell them we try our best. This lady was elderly and was telling me what a wonderful job we do and she handed me $10. As much as I tried not to take it she insisted that I keep it and wished me a Merry Christmas. I will put the $10 in the Salvation Army kettle the next time I see one. There are people out there that need it this time of year more then me.

    This account is Assisted Housing.
     
  6. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    This is exactly what I got from a few of mine -- do we have the same customers??
     
  7. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i know this might sound ungreatful but i wish customers would stop giving my alcohol
    im really a drinker id rather have the give me the $15 the bottle cost.
     
  8. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    It makes great washer fluid!
     
  9. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137


    Maybe...nah but they could be relatives of my customers.
    Anyways its always nice. I have one customer who gives a gift for the entire crew.
     
  10. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I got some cookies and some egg nog the last storm.
     
  11. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Steve, I hope they at least spiked the egg nog with something good.
     
  12. redstroker_2002

    redstroker_2002 Member
    Messages: 62

    We gave our customers baskets with goodies in them. Just to show the appriecation of business
     
  13. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Cookies, brownies, chocolate......same as cash to me!
     
  14. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    A very good customer sent payment with an christian christmas card with a $100 amex card. Made my day. Needless to say, in the future I'll do whatever I can to make him happy.
     
  15. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    Yeah, they should get some extra special treatment.
    Maybe clean their driveway when there is just a little snow just as a thank you....let them know they are appreciated as a valued customer.
     
  16. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    i got a plate of cookies today from one customers who only needs me to plow sometimes and i havent even plowed for her yet either way it was nice to be appreciated
     
  17. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    The mall we plow had a pizza party for us at one of the restaurants in the mall.

    Right in the middle of the storm they said come in at 1230.

    They bought 12 pizzas for my 6 guys and the mall security guards, very nice.
     
  18. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    wanna know what i got from my boss this year??..

    accused of cheating him out of an hour while i was inside fixing my mirror so i could see to plow....

    and he hadn't even gotten the bill yet that DID NOT have that hour on it..

    ******* stupid shoveler moron of bosses thinks he can rat me to boss...nice backstabbing illegal scumbag too..

    sorry......been a crappy year....
     
  19. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    I usually end up with about $100 in all. $10 here, $20 there. Usually a gift certificate to a local eatery thrown in. Last year plowing, this one lady brought out piping hot chocolate chip cookies when I was plowing. I could have kissed the ground she was walking on.

    Dissociative, sorry to hear about your troubles. Sometimes people are just plain ***holes.

    Here's to a better New Year!!! :drinkup::drinkup: