Palm Springs Valley Businesses - American Saver Klub - A.S.K.

Recently, I came across a novel way to help local business while also giving local consumers a break.  The American Saver Klub or A.S.K. is a great way to get discounts at merchants all over the Coachella Valley.  The premise is simple and easily affordable by both businesses and residents. 

Here is how it works.  The business signs on for a one year contract – only $95 or $195 per year.  The $95 Membership allows them to advertise their promotion on the A.S.K. website and in the A.S.K. business directory.  Plus they get 5 free membership cards for their own use to sell or give away.  The interesting part of this is that if they sell the cards at the regular $19.95 price, the membership is FREE.  Can you believe it is that simple?  The $195 membership gives the business the same deal except they also get a 2″x4″ space in the A.S.K. directory that allows them to upload an ad, photo, menu, or anything they want to help promote them.  Additionally, instead of 5 free membership cards, they get 12 cards to give away or sell!  This not only pays for the membership but gives them a few extra bucks for their efforts.  Pretty sweet deal. 

In both cases, all American Saver asks is that the business provides a promotion that will attract consumers to frequent their businesses.  I saw offers like 2 for 1 meals, 20% off accounting services, and buy three tires, get one free!  Your business promotion can be as creative as you like, but whatever you offer, it should be something that YOU find attractive.  It really is this simple!  On the other side, the consumer can purchase the discount card either on-line or from many of the participating businesses.  It only costs $19.95 per year and you can get that back in as little as 3-4 meals or any one of the great offers being made by the participating business.  After that, it is all savings for the consumer.

I am excited to be part of this promotion and I am using all of my connections in the Valley to get as many businesses and residents to sign up for the program.  In this tough economy, I see this as a great way for both the business and the consumer to win.  Feel free to contact me at if you want to sign on or have any questions.  I hope by the end of this year, we have over 500 businesses and 5,000 consumers on board.  This can be fun and very profitable from both sides of the equation.  Get your card and show it around.  It will save you money and bring business to the merchants who need it.  Thanks for your support!

John Pivinski
Vision Marketing of Palm Springs

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