• Cindy

    I don’t have a special holiday offer but I’ve found this idea so nice, so now I just want to wish everybody a late happy new year! Reach all your goals in 2012;)

    • Thanks for the Happy New Year wishes, Cindy!

      Yes, the holidays have passed and Merry Marketing is over, but stay tuned …

      I have another post coming up soon with a similar opportunity for my readers. πŸ™‚

      Have a wonderful weekend!

  • My children’s book as been named a finalist in the
    2011 Smart Writ Book Awards in the children’s book category

    Because of this I’m extending my offer until January 31, 2012


    Check out my children’s book, β€œA Lesson My Cat Taught Me”
    Read the reviews there [especially the 1st one]

    Then order my book at http://www.createspace.com/3447169

    Enter code JXE954KW when checking out for a 15% discount on the book.

    Enter code 2C4V32BB – to have me donate a portion of each sale to

    Both offers expire on DECEMBER 31, 2011

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS to your and your families.

  • Hi Melanie

    Christmas is all about the giving, and you are super generous to give your readers the forum to promote their holiday specials. There are some fabulous offers available.

    I’ll like to chip in too πŸ™‚

    A few days ago released the Disobedient Directory. A compilation of over 65 resources and tools to solve challenges within your online business.

    If you’re readers would like to grab their copy, they can do so for Free, but this offer is only available until midnight (GMT/UTC) on the 31st of December.

    You can get more info and grab your copy of the directory here : http://www.jackiepurnell.com/dd

    Thanks again Melanie for the opportunity to post this here.
    Have an absolutely brilliant Christmas, and I look forward to more of your great content in 2012.

    • Jackie!!

      It wouldn’t be a holiday celebration of Merry Marketing without you. πŸ˜‰

      Oooh …

      I’m itching to grab your Disobedient Directory — thanks!

      I most definitely agree with you here …

      “Christmas is all about the giving”

      Have a glorious holiday season and I’ll be looking forward to catching lots of your posts in 2012! πŸ™‚

      • Oh, darn, Jackie. I’m already subscribed to your list so I can’t grab the directory.

        Most likely you’ll be sending out an alternate link to your list … soon? πŸ˜‰

        • Hi Melanie,

          Yep you’re right…you are on my list πŸ™‚ Emailed the link to all my subscribers last Tues…so it should be hiding in your email somewhere, no bounces on my end.

          If you can’t track it down, give me a holla and I’ll send it out to you again.

          Thanks so much for the lovely comments on the blog too.

          Catch you in 2012 πŸ™‚

          • Thanks, Jackie!

            Wouldn’t you know it? The ONE email I didn’t want to miss is buried at sea … that is, buried in a sea of hundreds of messages in my inbox. πŸ™‚

            I’m off to swim the ocean and hunt it down!

  • OOPS for got to mention, must use the code Holiday2011 !!!

    • Hi Ladies

      “fabulous after 40”?

      Do you have anything for someone a little older… say late 50’s?

      I’m asking on behalf of a friend of mnine. LOL

      • LOL!

        My sentiments, exactly.

        I’m asking on behalf of that same friend, Keith. πŸ˜‰

        • Thank you. LOL
          It’s good to have friends.

          • I’ll concur with that way of thinking, for sure, Keith.

            But more specifically and better yet …

            It’s good to have friends like YOU. πŸ™‚

      • Keith, I see you still have that cute little pink thingy for an avatar.

        Once again, could you possibly switch to something blue? You know — a bit more masculine. πŸ™‚

        Or …

        You could head over to http://gravatar.com and display your REAL mug shot. Up to you.

        • You’re right… don’t want to start any rumours. LOL

          Been busy writing a few posts for the new site.
          Not used to more that one post a month – as you know.

          What would go with WM Web Design?
          Casual or formal?

          • If only I were a web-designing fashionista, Keith …

            I could answer that burning question — “casual or formal”?

            The diplomat inside of me is screaming …

            Is there something in between?! A compromise of any kind? LOL

  • Thanks for this opportunity! We are having a special 20% off EVERYTHING in our store or at http://www.fabulousafter40.com

    • “Fabulous after 40” …

      Is that REALLY possible?! πŸ˜‰

      Kidding aside …

      Thanks for including your holiday offer in my Merry Marketing campaign to help get more eyeballs on the awesomeness of fellow small biz owners!

  • Melanie, I’ll jump in to take advantage of your generous offer…

    Get 50% off The Viral Blogging System through December 31, 2011. Use Code VIRAL50

    Only $23.50 with discount!


    Here’s what you’ll discover in this program..

    Discover the key differences between repurposing and syndicating your blog posts online and why you should be doing both

    How to know why you want to repurpose your blog content

    The quickest way to turn your blog post into an article that people will want to post on their websites

    4 creative and easy ways to use video to get your blog posts working for you both on and offline

    6 free and low-cost tools you can use to spread your message through audio

    The fastest way to know where to syndicate your message to reach the right audience

    2 tools you can use to save your save tons of time when repurposing your blogs

    The biggest mistake most businesses make when getting their message out to their audience (and knowing this will save you tons of frustration!)

    A proven timeline that gets your blog post content to your audience through a variety of touches to make sure your message is getting out there

    3 key plugins you must use to get your content to go viral

    Blog on!

    • Outstanding offer, Denise — thanks for joining in!

      50% off The Viral Blogging System is a heck of a dynamite deal! πŸ™‚

      Note to my loyal readership:

      When it comes to “blogging and online visibility” …

      Denise is a TRUE expert!
      You can’t possibly be in better hands. (No, she didn’t bribe me to say that).

      Merry Christmas and Merry Marketing!

  • This is a great give away you have here. Love it.So here is my offer:

    Need to get back in shape after the holidays, or better yet keep the weight off while you enjoy the feasting! Join me on ichange for FREE http://www.ichange.com/user/KathleenGoldson
    Have a great Holiday.

    • Howdy, Kathleen, and thanks for swinging by to share your offer!

      Whether most of us want to say it out loud or not …

      The worry of gaining weight or maintaining our weight throughout the holidays is an issue. Cookies, candy canes, pastries … and all those sugarplums dancing in our heads … are tempting and staring us in the face over the next couple of weeks.

      And working in a hospital environment doesn’t help, either!

      Patients keep bringing in all those luscious holiday treats to share with the staff. πŸ˜‰

  • Hi Mel What a great idea, which reinforces my belief that you have the brain of a creative genius… or a criminal mastermind.
    I reserve judgement on a final decision.

    My offer is to come on over to my modest little site and buy a Genesis WordPress theme.

    Your site is a Genesis theme and so is mine.
    With a genesis theme you get a fantastic looking site with inbuilt SEO and fast page load times.

    Mashable calls Genesis…
    β€œThe β€œbest of the best” among premium frameworks.
    It’s no wonder over 60,000 online publishers trust Genesis to provide a solid foundation for their sites.”

    Please take a look.
    Link is… http://www.wmwebdesign.co.uk/genesis-framework-from-studiopress/
    Look forward to seeing you over there.

    • Hi Keith!

      Hope I didn’t twist your arm too hard to encourage you to get your fanny over here and share something cool with us.

      I know how bashful you can be. πŸ™‚

      Your new site is nothing short of fabulous and I’m wishing you loads of well-deserved success!

      ” ,,, creative genius… or a criminal mastermind.”

      The jury is still out. LOL

  • Stefani

    I’ll jump in and offer 50% off branded copywriting services such as company taglines and web copy rewrites or ghost blog writing. Most tagline exploratories are $1,000, so for half that your readers can have the line that champions their business to fans for years to come.

    Thanks Melanie!

    • Wow, Stefani!

      This is quite an enticing tagline promise …

      ” … the line that champions their business to fans for years to come”

      Thanks for coming by to do a little Merry Marketing with us!

  • The Flip Flop girls are excited to ring in the new year and assist you on a journey of wellness. Are you ready to be proactive…because we are here to help. 2012 is a year of new – hope you will join us.
    More energy, smaller waist line, beautiful skin and hair everything a girl could want.

    Maybe just a few word of encouragement is all you need http://www.theflipflopgirls.com/

    Pop over to FB, you do not want to miss all the upcoming offers.


    Thank you Melanie for sharing your blog.

    • Coralee, you had me at …

      ” More energy, smaller waist line, beautiful skin and hair”

      Just clicked the “Like” button on The Flip Flop Girls πŸ™‚

      Thanks so much for chiming in here and Merry Marketing!

  • My novel, Palaces & Calluses, is only 99 cents from Amazon.

    Here’s some reviews:

    “The author’s writing is elegant and natural with beautifully written descriptions that are built almost in a linear, straight to the point fashion, without a hint of pretentiousness.”

    “I sat down to read a little before I went to bed, it ended up being a very late night as I couldn’t put it down! It is the first part of a series and I cannot wait for the next installment.”

    “I’m already looking forward to the next installment of The Cotswolds Chronicles. Rebecca Woodhead has found her niche and her passion!”

    “I found it dificult to put down and read the whole thing over a period of a few days.”

    UK link to book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/rebeccaw
    US link: http://amzn.to/palaces-and-calluses

    • Hi Rebecca — great to meet you.

      Whoa Nellie!
      Those are some downright compelling testimonials!

      “Palaces and Calluses” — catchy title. πŸ˜‰

      Wishing you a bucket full of writing success and thanks for sharing your terrific offer!

  • Thanks for the opportunity Melanie!

    I’m selling my paintings at 50% off their normal cost until 2012! If you’re into abstract art or want to add a splash of color to someone’s life, consider an original painting.

    Happy Holidays!

    • You are one talented gent, Christopher!

      Your paintings are magnificent! πŸ™‚

      Thank you for sharing your holiday offer with my readers.

      See you soon over at We Blog Better!

  • Okay — my turn! πŸ˜‰

    I’m feeling exceedingly blessed to be one of the many guest speakers at the “Social Online Conference” in February, 2012.

    A full 3-day access to the virtual event + recordings after the conference + lifetime access to the conference forum site will be selling for $60.

    However …

    For a limited time, tickets are only $20!

    Just click the “Social Online Conference” banner ad on this page.

    Hope to “see” you there!

  • Hi Melanie!
    As my Christmas gift I offer 2 hours of coaching free of charge in January. More info at http://ingadeksne.co.uk/life-coach-blog/2011/12/11/life-coaching-gift-for-christmas/

    Happy holidays!

    • Delighted to meet you, Inga!

      I love this line in your bio …

      “I support people in bridging the gap between the reality and their dreams.”

      You’re offering TWO hours of free coaching?!

      That’s pretty darn amazing – thank you. πŸ™‚

  • Thank you for this opportunity, Melanie!

    Maybe you need a gift to yourself… or for a small business person.

    A Facebook Fan Page is no longer an option, its part of a great plan of action.

    Introducing Unbridled Marketing Fan Page Services

    Offering a Free Tab with the purchase of any package.

    Timing not right? Register on our brand spankin’ new page and you can redeem the Free Tab when you are ready and lock in the prices now, they will be double in the new year.

    May the light of the season inspire you to shine your own light brightly throughout the year!
    Best- Jill

  • Check out my children’s book, “A Lesson My Cat Taught Me” on Amazon.com
    Read the reviews there [especially the 1st one]

    Then order my book at http://www.createspace.com/3447169

    Enter code JXE954KW when checking out for a 15% discount on the book.

    Enter code 2C4V32BB – to have me donate a portion of each sale to

    Both offers expire on DECEMBER 31, 2011

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS to your and your families

  • Check out my children’s book, “A Lesson My Cat Taught Me”
    Read the reviews there [especially the 1st one]

    Then order my book at http://www.createspace.com/3447169

    Enter code JXE954KW when checking out for a 15% discount on the book.

    Enter code 2C4V32BB – to have me donate a portion of each sale to

    Both offers expire on DECEMBER 31, 2011

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS to your and your families.

    • Hi Saul!

      Appreciate you posting your offer here and over at LinkedIn.

      “A Lesson My Cat Taught Me” sounds intriguing. πŸ˜‰

      A DISCOUNT along with a DONATION to the SPCA is very generous!

      Thanks for sharing and have a glorious holiday season!

  • As a special offer for the holiday season – if you purchase EWM for a loved one or friend, you will get a membership FREE for yourself as well.

    All you need to do is send me an email and I’ll send YOU a user name and password, so you can both become Empowered and take responsiblity for your financial future.

    Examples of what you’ll learn in Empowering Women Monthly Community:
    Information on:

    Your Mindset and Demystifying the Mystery of Money
    Discover Where your Limiting Beliefs with Money come from, and Change them into New Healthy Ones
    Taking the Reins on Your Financial Future – Finding out What
    You do Have, How to Have Money Left at the end of the Month…
    The Basics of Investments
    Financial definitions – these will be delivered to your inbox each week
    The Basics of Estate Planning
    Interviewing, Selecting and Working with your financial team:
    accountant, banker, insurance agent, financial advisor…

    Click here to purchase the gift that keeps on giving:
    and be sure to email me so I can give you your free membership – Holli@EmpoweringWomenMonthly.com.
    P.S. Full video to learn more http://empoweringwomenmonthly.com/letter.html

    Thanks Melanie!!!

    • You’re talking a universal language, Holli, with your fabulous offer!

      ” … become Empowered and take responsiblity for your financial future.” πŸ™‚

      A free membership with the purchase of one is a GREAT deal.

      Thanks for sharing and Merry Marketing!

  • On our blog, http://www.NourishingRelationships.blogspot.com, we provide information for members of the Sandwich Generation caring for parents growing older and kids growing up.

    Log on the blog to sign up for our monthly newsletter, ‘Stepping Stones,’ and download a free eBook, “Courage and Lessons Learned: Reaching Your Goals.”

    And with the added family presssures that accompany this joyous holiday season, we offer our complimentary eBook, “Taking Control of Stress in a Financial Storm.” You can download it at http://tinyurl.com/FinancialStressTips.

    • Hello Phyllis — just clicked the “Like” button on your beautiful Facebook fan page!

      You’ve brought along two wonderful offers. πŸ™‚

      It’s a pleasure to meet you and thanks for traveling over here from LinkedIn.

      Happy Holidays and Merry Marketing!

  • Melanie – thanks so much for doing this!

    I have a special Holiday offer – half price off my award-winning book: Full-Time Woman, Part-Time Career. Perfect for a working mom who wants more flexibility or a stay-at-home mom looking to get back to work or start a business!


    • You’re quite welcome, Karen.

      HALF OFF on your book??!

      Now THAT’S a DEAL! πŸ™‚

      Thanks for sharing your very special holiday offer!

  • Thanks for your generosity!

    Rev up your business in 2012! Sign up for a Virtual Mastermind Group by Dec. 31 & get the first 3 months at 1/2 price. http://www.wisewomanshining.com/mastermind-groups-forming-for-2012/

    People in facilitated mastermind groups achieve goals and dreams faster than those who aren’t. Learn more! http://www.wisewomanshining.com/mastermind-groups-forming-for-2012/

    • You’re very welcome, Casey, and thanks for popping over from LinkedIn!

      I’m a humongous advocate of masterminds and your holiday offer sounds SWEET! πŸ™‚

  • Wonderful idea, Melanie. I haven’t run a holiday offer this year, but I will do so just for your readers!

    I will offer one hour of keyword research (normally $100) for 50% off. The result of the one hour session is a list of keywords for your business that you can use in your blog posts, on your website, in press releases, and in your social media marketing. By incorporating keywords strategically into your content, you can improve your search engine results and help people to find your business when they are searching for your products or services.

    I will offer this to anyone who requests it between now and December 31st and will put it on my schedule for directly after the first of the year.



    • Super offer, Jayna!

      So many entrepreneurs and small biz owners struggle with “keywords” and keyword research.

      Thanks for swinging by to share this fab deal — Merry Marketing! πŸ™‚

  • Thank You Melanie! Very generous of you! http://on.fb.me/vFtIzX Save Your Breath (parental control) App for Android! Free download & 1st round credit + Contest! Check it out!

    • Jeanine and Rowena — GREAT to see you here!

      Thank you for joining in and sharing your special holiday offers.

      Best wishes for a beautiful holiday season and Merry Marketing! πŸ™‚

  • From now until the end of the holiday season, my virtual color analysis service is on sale! The normal price, set to be increased in January, is $29.95 and for now, it is $19.95. And turnaround time after I receive your information, pictures, etc., is 24 hours!