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View Poll Results: Would you like an IAP membership card?
Yes, if it's free 22 11.40%
Yes, and I'd pay a nominal fee 124 64.25%
Not interested 47 24.35%
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This poll is to determine potential interest in IAP membership cards. These would be physical cards customized with some member information - possibly name, member number, join date, chapter affiliation, etc.

One possible use of such cards would be to show IAP membership and eligibility for discounts at brick & mortar stores, although no such discount programs have been negotiated yet.

If interest seems sufficiently high, the next step will be to explore a design and production options. For "nominal fee" in the poll, assume perhaps $5 to defray production and mailing costs.

This poll is to gauge interest in physical cards only. If you'd prefer a card you could download and print yourself, vote "no".

Thanks for your vote. Comments welcome.
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Here are a couple previous discussions on membership cards.

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How's this going? I got my vote in.
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$5 is cheap enough. Why not spend a few dollars to help the club and you will definitely get your money back on your next purchase. I'm also assuming it would be a per card fee. So if you take care of it and don't loose it, it would be a $5 lifetime fee. if you have to get one every time you need it that's a different story. Ha Ha.
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$5 is cheap enough. Why not spend a few dollars to help the club and you will definitely get your money back on your next purchase. I'm also assuming it would be a per card fee. So if you take care of it and don't loose it, it would be a $5 lifetime fee. if you have to get one every time you need it that's a different story. Ha Ha.
No discount programs have yet been negotiated, and I can't promise any would be. We'll need a volunteer for that. If the process is as simple as showing the card and getting the discount, that's fine. If it requires that we provide member information to vendors, that's going to require some thought and planning, but I have a couple ideas...
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How's this going? I got my vote in.
96 votes so far. I'm going to put a link to it on the front page later.
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Just curious Jeff, do you have a number in your head that indicates it would be a worthwhile adventure to pursue. I say this because we see this alot with contests there maybe alot of members signed up to this site but a limited number that partake. They represent the entire site then. You may get into a situation that you offer both methods, downloadable version and hard copy version with one standard design that gets voted on.
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No discount programs have yet been negotiated, and I can't promise any would be. We'll need a volunteer for that. If the process is as simple as showing the card and getting the discount, that's fine. If it requires that we provide member information to vendors, that's going to require some thought and planning, but I have a couple ideas...
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I would be willing to call Hartville Hardware on Thursday (I am swamped professionally until then). The only thing they require is an updated list of members. Jeff, if you have any objection, just let me know before then. thanks.
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$5 is cheap enough. Why not spend a few dollars to help the club and you will definitely get your money back on your next purchase. I'm also assuming it would be a per card fee. So if you take care of it and don't loose it, it would be a $5 lifetime fee. if you have to get one every time you need it that's a different story. Ha Ha.
No discount programs have yet been negotiated, and I can't promise any would be. We'll need a volunteer for that. If the process is as simple as showing the card and getting the discount, that's fine. If it requires that we provide member information to vendors, that's going to require some thought and planning, but I have a couple ideas...
Just a thought, if the vendor wants a list of members all they have to do is join IAP and they have access to member names......won't have email addresses, but might be a little clumsy.
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The email addresses for those that put it on their contact info is in your profile. They would have to dig through to get it and determine who is active etc. If the member cards go through then those that sign up can be on such a list but I would be a bit put out if I start getting emails from companies I didn't sign up for.
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