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February is a bad month weather wise, other than Valentine's day/weekend. It is always cold, windy drizzly and generally the last month people choose to get away!

If you were me, by now you have seen some of our marketing, where we are, what we have and of course much of that is MISSING in Feb (like fall leaves, scenic hikes - although you could still do it, but chances are you aren't a B&B goer if you wish to hike the coldest month of the year)

WHAT PROMOTION or SPECIAL would you suggest for FEBRUARY for this B&B?

I am open to all suggestions. 

Let em rip! and thank you in advance... (by sharing someone else here may get a leg up as well). smiley

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How about a girlfriend getaway or a quilting/crafting getaway? You could set up folding tables in the living room and let them work on their projects all weekend without having to put anything away. My sister goes to a quilting getaway weekend once a year with a few friends and the innkeepers provide breakfast and lunch (at a fee), so the girls don't have to even get dressed until dinnertime. 

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Along the lines of making the off season not quite so "off", Home_Away offers a few ideas.

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I was doing a little holiday research to get some ideas to help you.  Apparently February is "National Hot Breakfast Month" in addition to other things.  We should all use this information in our marketing for February.  

Some other February Food Holidays are Bagels & Lox Day, Pancake Day, Sticky Bun Day, Banana Bread Day, etc.  You could tie in the Hot Breakfast Month with whatever one is falling on that particular day. 

http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/National_Symbols/American_Hollidays.html

More of a marketing theme than a special.  Sounds like fun anyways... 

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K9 wrote:

I was doing a little holiday research to get some ideas to help you.  Apparently February is "National Hot Breakfast Month" in addition to other things.  We should all use this information in our marketing for February.  

Some other February Food Holidays are Bagels & Lox Day, Pancake Day, Sticky Bun Day, Banana Bread Day, etc.  You could tie in the Hot Breakfast Month with whatever one is falling on that particular day. 

http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/National_Symbols/American_Hollidays.html

More of a marketing theme than a special.  Sounds like fun anyways... 

I want a theme, that is terrific! Thank you.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

K9 wrote:

I was doing a little holiday research to get some ideas to help you.  Apparently February is "National Hot Breakfast Month" in addition to other things.  We should all use this information in our marketing for February.  

Some other February Food Holidays are Bagels & Lox Day, Pancake Day, Sticky Bun Day, Banana Bread Day, etc.  You could tie in the Hot Breakfast Month with whatever one is falling on that particular day. 

http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/National_Symbols/American_Hollidays.html

More of a marketing theme than a special.  Sounds like fun anyways... 

I want a theme, that is terrific! Thank you.

Holy cow! Good one! We were going to do 'diner week' at some point. I like this one!

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I do a 'Welcome to the New Year' special. Buy one night and get the 2nd for $20.14. Some restrictions apply. 

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There's also Presidents day, you know George and Abe.

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Ice wrote:

There's also Presidents day, you know George and Abe.

Same weekend, tho, as V-Day. Only one good weekend in the month.

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Fawlty Towers Weekend.....

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Fawlty Towers Weekend.....

You know, for a show with only 12 episodes, Fawlty Towers gets a lot of traction.

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We have it on dvd in our video library for our guests. Last week a couple watched all episodes during their stay. Fawlty Towers still holds up after all these years!

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Love it. comes with guaranteed abuse at the front desk and in the dining room.

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You are a Spanish waiter and you understand hardly anything in English.

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Sugar Bear wrote:

You are a Spanish waiter and you understand hardly anything in English.

Unfortunately it is the Bob Newhart syndrome all over again, I can bet $500 no one would even have a clue about what the heck we are on about! 

Understand English? That is a normal conversation betwn DH and I... cool

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Sugar Bear wrote:

You are a Spanish waiter and you understand hardly anything in English.

I want to be Polly!

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You are Polly!

(grin)

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Are you sure? Are you sure she isn't Sybil?

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Are you sure? Are you sure she isn't Sybil?

Pretentious? Moi?

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Scrabble Weekend. How many points can you rack up?  Movie weekend - snuggle up with popcorn and watch the movies you cannot watch at home - because the phone rings, you have an appointment,. shopping needs done.....

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'Snuggle up baby, it's cold outside!' Quiet season getaway. Breakfast in bed? (I wouldn't but I'm not you!) Something indoors nearby? Museum? Pkg with tix to the museum? Sledding? Ice skating? (Not sure how cold we're talking here!) Any covered bridges? They're always pretty in the snow. Only the brave picnic in the park?

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No guarantee of snow at all. Sometimes we may, sometimes we won't. 

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Trivial Pursuit night?   With prizes like a gift certificate?

Superbowl party?

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