Patch Life Utilities supports their local small businesses! As you continue you will find lists of local businesses who have supported the PLUS cause by providing you with discounts, incentives, donations, opportunities, and more! Remember, in order to receive these incentives you must be a subscribing member to PLUS and bring your ID Card. Below are the top picks, a map of these top picks, and a calendar of all businesses' personal events they may be having.
Our Picks for Subscribing Members
How this all works is, once contacted, we will discuss what kind of incentive or discount you would like to provide subscribing members. Members subscribe by purchasing a subscription through the shop at the beginning of each year. They recieve a PLUS ID card that expires by the end of the year. They also get a booklet of coupons, of incentives provided by you the local small businesses. We ask for those coupons to not expire or at least last until the end of the year. The coupons range from whatever incentive you provide; the more of an incentive, the more likely people with try your business product or service. The idea is a one time use coupon to get people curious to try something new as they try to complete our diverse ranged activity lists. We make the coupon for you (with your contact information, what incentive, and disclaimer), which cannot be duplicated hence our security sticker. Users will come in and seek a purchase or service, then upon check out they should present both their ID card and coupon. Once used, you simply sign the back and that user has used that coupon. Once they use a coupon, that is it for them for that coupon and business. When they subscribe again, the are not sent a coupon they have already recieved. Also, you may retract your provided incentive at any time (although frowned upon if in the middle of the year). Once you agree to provide an incentive, we will advertise you on our site, marketing, events, etc. The marketing is free and will last as long as you continue to provide our subscribing members an incentive.
PLUS gives everyone a chance to be further marketed, with or without high rankings. We will randomly choose a couple businesses for each marketing approach to be added to these further marketing techniques. We hope to give everyone as much exposure as possible and may be respective to contributions/provided incentive.
Incentives range and are at your discretion as the business owner. They can range from % or $ amount off the visit. Free first time or limited time offers. Extra bonus with a visit. Lessons. Behind the scene tours. Interviews. Mentorship. Shadowing opportunities. Remember, the point of these incentives are to help users try new things and complete these activities. The activities are used to give them exposure into new areas so that they can decide what it is they want to become.
Remember, incentives require to have the user at your business site. You may only give them an incentive if they present you with their not expired ID card and a valid not altered coupon. A picture of what the ID Card and Coupon we will provide is below.
PLUS is dedicated towards giving back to the community. Over time we hope to host many volunteer events, fundraise for charity donations, and develop other branches based off PLUS' mission for the betterment of society. Feel free to aid us and donate. Our goal is to have a community center built eventually, scholarships available, and events and other acts happening soon to help progress the good of the community. For now, feel free to join us as we perform our monthly Acts of Kindness events. Look for them at the event page and let us know if you'd like to participate!
In our initiatives to improve each individual and the community, keep an eye out for one of our "PLUS Challenge" coins in circulation and originally passed out in St. Louis, MO. They challenge the holder to do something new, do something nice, and pass on the coin within 24 hours. If you come across one and participate, tell the world what you did! This is an activity listed on your profile's activity list for points under St. Louis Incentives allowing you to make a post! Those who participate and post may recieve a gift prize in the future!
Keep in mind that most of our profits goes towards these social responsibility ventures. Additionally, PLUS also supports our troops! God Bless and may you have a safe journey home.