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I recently purchased a benefit for myself and my family. Some of the benefits I have already used are Savers Guide, Pet Assure, LifeLock, Consult A Doc, and Aetna Dental. I saved over $200 with Savers Guide in a few months, about $30 with Pet Assure, piece of mind with LifeLock, a $25 copay with Consult A Doc, and will save $140 with Aetna Dental in 2012. I love this program and will continue to purchase every year, since I can see the benefits to my pocket book.
Steve Ellingboe - Select Networks + Iowa
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HOTELENGINE Savings
September 11, 2017
Member Savings Program partners with Hotel Engine, a private hotel booking platform, to connect associations and their members to deeply discounted hotel rates. + read full story

HP Partnership
September 07, 2017
HP Inc. has teamed up with Member Savings Program to offer you the benefit of purchasing high-quality HP Inc. products at discounted prices. HP.com offers a broad line of consumer and commercial products, from notebooks and desktops to printers, accessories and more! + read full story

PENSKE Truck Rental
June 15, 2017
The MSP has added PENSKE Truck Rental as the latest money saving vendor. + read full story

RingCentral added as Cloud Telcom Solution
June 01, 2017
RingCentral added as Cloud Telcom Solution. + read full story

Strategic Alliance Announced
May 28, 2012
Member Savings Program and Industry Huddle partner to assist small and mid sized businesses. + read full story

New Association Partner
January 20, 2012
The Buying Group and the North Carolina Plumbing and Mechanical Association have signed an agreement to have TBG provide it's turnkey association affinity program to the NCPMA and NCPMA members. + read full story

New Savings Programs
October 13, 2011
The Buying Groups' Member Savings Program has added 8 new suppliers to its' ever growing list of member savings opportunities. + read full story

Hearing Health Plan Announced
May 12, 2011
EPIC HEARING HEALTHCARE AND THE BUYING GROUP PARTNER ON MEMBER SAVINGS PROGRAM - Program Helps Members save money on their hearing care + read full story

Grainger Industrial Supplies Launched
January 24, 2011
Members save an average of 28% on Graingers' maintenance, operational and repair products. + read full story

ADP Increasing Discount for members
January 01, 2011
25% off -current and new customers + a credit of up to $400. + read full story

Buying Group of Buying Groups - New Buying Group Alliance Announced
December 22, 2010
New Group Purchasing Organization Alliance means increased savings for members. + read full story

Gasoline Savings Now Available through the Member Savings Program
December 28, 2009
MEMBER SAVINGS PROGRAM PARTNERS WITH MOREGALLONS
TO PROVIDE A SOLUTION TO FIGHT RISING FUEL PRICES
+ read full story

Going Green and Making Money
October 14, 2009
Money for your used Consumer Electronics + read full story

Canadian Credit Card Processor
January 28, 2009
Collective Point Of Sale Solutions added as preferred Canadian Credit Crad Processing Partner. + read full story

Health Insurance now Offered by MSP
November 29, 2008
MSP now offers comprehensive Health coverage. + read full story

New Employee Benefit Announced
September 07, 2008
Comprehensive Wellness Program announced.

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SBTV.COM
May 01, 2008
The Buying Group announces newest Partner. + read full story

TBG expands in Canada
January 10, 2008
Payworks announced as first Canadian based supplier. + read full story

WebEx joins the growing list of Savings Suppliers
December 06, 2007
WebEx savings and productivity now available + read full story

NCO added as newest supplier
June 22, 2007
TBG has chosen NCO Financial Systems, Inc. (NCO) as its endorsed collection agency. + read full story

Affinity Solution Announced
June 01, 2007
Outsourced Solution now available + read full story

CEA Newest Association Partner
December 16, 2006
CEA AND THE BUYING GROUP PARTNER ON MEMBER SAVINGS PROGRAM
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Gevity added as new supplier
December 10, 2006
Gevity HR Solutions added as newest TBG Supplier + read full story

Webcast Interview
October 28, 2006
Interviewwith the Founder of The Buying Group. + read full story

Lifelock - New TBG Supplier
October 21, 2006
Lifelock, the Identity Protection Services Company, is now being offered to Buying Group Members and Member employees. + read full story

Newspaper Article
October 02, 2006
Buying Group Featured in Sarasota Newspaper
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Account Managers Added
September 28, 2006
The Buying Group adds 4 Customer Care Consultants. + read full story

Consumer Site Launch
July 04, 2006
July 4, 2006: TSG Buying Group Inc. has launched the USA Buying Group Consumer site at www.usabuyinggroup.com
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Getting your share of Referrals?
12/27/2009

If you’re doing good work, have products that people enjoy, and provide a service and experience that exceeds expectation, chances are, your business is benefiting from word of mouth referrals.

While this occasional lead generation windfall may be great, there are things you can do to shine a light on referral generation and generate significantly more referrals.

Below are five foundational approaches that can help you keep referral top of mind. There’s no reason you can’t employ two or three of these approaches at the same time.

Offer 100% refund

The idea of a 100% refund is pretty compelling. In reality all you are doing is offering a reward for people who refer. The idea is to tell a customer that they can receive 25% refund for each customer they refer up to 100%. This way you turn giving referrals into a game and get the added benefit of a creative marketing message.

Partner with a non-profit

There are so many not for profit agencies that need and deserve support from businesses. From an organization standpoint, partnering with a local agency is a great thing to do on many levels. One way to take this up a notch is to run a campaign for a new product launch or special promotion in which you donate a percentage of new sales to your chosen partner. This is a great way to incentivize anyone that wants to help your non-profit partner to make referrals to your campaign.

Co-brand your content

If you’ve created a series of tip sheets, how to articles or other useful information to use in your own lead generation efforts – the accountant: 10 little known ways to cut your taxes in half – consider reaching out to strategic partners and offering to let them use your free report. Let them add their logo and contact information and send it to their customers and prospects. In many cases partners will readily accept the offer of educational content that’s already a proven winner.

Buy one get one free

If you are promoting a new product or service, one of the best ways to get the word out is to allow people who buy today to make a gift of an additional product or service to a friend. This is a particularly powerful tactic when promoting a starter or lower cost item that can produce upsells and future business from those who receive the free version.

Win-win workshops

Many businesses have taken the free report concept mentioned above and turned it into the free 10 ways to avoid XYZ seminar. If you’ve created a compelling, non sales oriented workshop you can get in front of prospects by offering to present this workshop to a strategic partner’s customers. To really ramp this idea up, offer to do the workshop for two non-competing partners. This way they both get to offer great content for their customers and get to meet and greet each other’s customers. They both see it as a marketing opportunity and you get ushered in and referred as the expert. It’s a win for all.

Source: American Express/Open Forum: Author - John Jantsch

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